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  1. MRCL

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    Umm, I'm going ahead and revive this Clubhouse... and add a potential new member to it - me!
    Well, tomorrow or something. I'm gonna have a look at the local game stores.

    Never really took much interest in a DS handheld, but since my girlfriend owns one, naturally I needed to check it out. Also she has stated she wants to play with me, and since its a nifty device and has some games I'm interested in I think i'm gonna get one. They're pretty cheap nowadays, too.
     
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    Yeah the prices have dropped dramatically, there is now a few new games out or are out soon so i think things are picking up for the 3DS. I like the look of Super Mario 3D Land, it looks quirky and reminds me of an old platformer. Might finally get some use of my 3DS now!

    There is a new firmware/dsahboard whatever Nintendo call it but yes and update is coming for the 3DS, cant rememberer what date. Think of it like an xbox 360 dashboard update.
     
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    So yesterday I bought a red 3DS. Will trade with my gf for her blue one since she wanted a red one all along and I'm a nice guy so.
    It was 200 CHF, not that expensive. And I bought four games:

    - Dead or Alive: Dimensions (because my gf wants to play against me). Its cool tough, the third dimension doesn't add too much to it however; it plays just as fine in 2D mode.
    - Ridge Racer 3D: It feels like the old PS1 days, but with fancier effects. Also the 3D effect is quite nice and actually enhances the experience as it should.
    - Super Mario 3D Land: I heard a lot of good things about it, the Gamestop clerk wouldn't shut up about how great it is, and yeah. Its kinda a mix between Super Mario 64 and the older 2D sidescrollers. Some levels are impossible to master without 3D enabled. Its one if not the only game which activly relies on 3D and puts it to good use.
    - Starfox 64: Its a remake of the 64 version (wanna feel old? Came out 14 years ago), even has a 64 mode and looks fantastic. 3D mode looks cool, too.

    All in all I don't regret forking over 450 bucks for the console and four new games. Also, backwards compability. Might look deeper into the DS/3DS library, kinda missed out on that.
     
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    Ive still only got Zelda and SSFIV, going to purchase Super Mario at some point but i had a lot of other games i wanted first. DS library is good to pick up some old bargains, if you've got the patience the Ace Attorney series is good. Eventually there are bits where its a bit of trial and error lol.

    PS Vita is out in December i think.
     
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    I usually watch and read multiple reviews of a game I plan to buy unless its from a series I know or I just dead want it. I bought Ridge Racer without reviews just because I knew exactly what to expect, and it delivers. DoA:D I played beforehand, Super Mario 3D Land seemed kind of a must, and Starfox seemed a good idea for a handheld. I read and watched some reviews on the last two, tough.

    First Splinter Cell and Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs where on my list, but they had bad reviews.

    I remember back in the original GB days, you bought a game and it was pretty much hit and miss. I was a kiddo back then and we didn't know about reviews and such we just bought what sounded cool and relied on word of mouth from friends.
     
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    Word of mouth, swapping and trading where necessary in the 90s. Magazines had reviews but most people bought games "blind" so you ended up with some real bad games and finding some gems. There was Games Master a computer game tv program which had Sir Patrick Moore as an avatar lol. I think there is still a Games Master magazine in the UK, not that i really care.

    Yeah Splinter Cell got bad reviews, Mario Kart 7 is out next month so i might pick that up.
     
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    Being a kid in the 90s in Switzerland we had a very scarce selection of magazines. There were some PC magazines, good ones, epic ones, but for video games, not many. At least that I can recall. And most were extremely biased. And expensive for a kid so we almost never bought them until our teenage years on the 2000s. TV programs? We were busy watching kick ass 90s childrens programs.

    Sonic Generations had bad reviews on the 360, but it may just work on the 3DS, gonna keep an eye on that. There really aren't that many games for the 3DS are there?
     
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    Hah, funny, Assassins Creed Lost Legacy shows as cancelled, yet its on the release list on my local game shop.
     
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    Added two more games to my now six games large 3DS library: Sonic Generations and Tetris Axis.
    Well nothing much to say about Tetris, its Tetris duh, has a few cool new modes.
    Sonic Generations works surprisingly well on the 3DS, it didn't get good reviews on the PS3 and 360 iirc.

    Also I borrowed like 10 DS games from my gf, playing some Ace Attorney, works well with the 3DS.

    All in all I like this thing more and more, and initially I shunned it as gimmicky and unnecessary.

    Now moar games plox, and fix the damn 001-0502 Error already so I can add MailMan to my friends list. Actually i heard a new update is around the corner, with 3D video recording. I'm eager to see what that update brings additionally.
     
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    I dont know if that is Mailman's old friends code or the new one, he got a replacement 3DS after an accident. Add me if you want to but i dont have any online games other than Super Street Fighter IV. The more i see of MGS 3D the more it looks as good as the PS2 game, the Metal Gear Solid HD collection for 360 and PS3 isn't out till February in Europe but at least it gives me time to finish other games.
     
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    I worry about the code after I can actually access the friends list. I sincerely hope the November update is gonna fix this.
     
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    Just to let you guys know if you are a Nintendo Club member they have games you can download now for Nintendo points! I downloaded two and have tons of coins to spare. Good games too!

    https://club.nintendo.com/
     
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    Full kernel control on 3DS with a specific (yet unnamed) cartridge.
     
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    anyone got the 2ds?
     
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    Count me in!! Reviving this one, ha! Never knew some of you like to play portable consoles :D my 3ds is one of my time killers on commutes and in some long travels... I have a midnight purple unit with a nyko power grip to extend the battery life :D

    My mii name is Sev501 and my FC is 4081-6886-5216

    Atm hooked with some Mh3u , Rune Factory 4 and some mario kart :D while waiting for Bravely Default.

    O btw on the nintendo e-Shop Zelda Four Swords is free til February 2nd :D
     

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