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Thoughts on the 3DS XL

22 Jun

Today, I arrived home to discover the 3DS XL. Turned on the Aqua Blue*, booted up eShop and checked Nintendo Direct. Wow. The… XL? (LL in Japan) Not an E3 announcement, I thought the rumours had been crushed. But no, here we have a 3DS with 90% larger screens, 3.5-6.5 hours of battery life, and actual buttons for Home, Select and Start. I have a couple of questions though. Why no second Circle Pad? I guess this makes sense as the 3DS’ shape hasn’t changed too significantly. Also, will the 3D “sweet spot” be larger/smaller? Will the 3D just look weird? We’ll have to wait and see. But only a month. And you’ll need US$200. Again, wow.

Note: I’m unable to accurately review things (ie Dream Drop) due my broken finger. Sorry about that.

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*Ok, I never turn it off. I’ve only turned it off about four times, EVER.

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Don’t worry, it won’t actually have white lines on the screen.

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Pokemon AR Searcher Details

17 Jun

Nintendo has revealed a lot of new info about AR Searcher on the Japanese official site. The mystery Pokemon from earler posts has been revealed as, er, Torneus’ new form. It’s odd to say the least. I originally thought this looked like a great game. But  now, I don’t know about it. The first thing that struck me is the pointless story. Dream clouds? What? Then I saw the gameplay video (see the  official site). That animation… is that finished? Ugh. I no longer have any plans to buy this game to be honest, even though I want more AR games, especially shooters. Six days to change my mind, Nintendo.

Pokemon AR Searcher

25 Apr

A Pokemon AR game for the Japanese eShop. No word of it being released here yet. It appears to be some kind of Pokemon Face Raiders, where you battle Pokemon and send them to Black 2 and White 2. It won’t be available on DSi and so you’ll have to play BW2 on a 3DS to get these extra Pokemon. Additionally, it launches on the same day as BW2. Sneaky, Nintendo, sneaky. Hopefully I’ll have some good screens soon.

3DS Firmware Update

25 Apr

Announced only a few days ago (sorry for not covering Ninty Direct!), 3DS firmware v4.0 has been released. What’s in it? Folders on the home screen, and the ability to patch games (so long stupid Wuhu shortcut!). This may not seem like too much, but if it allows large amounts of DLC, hooray!! There’s also a new-look eShop, with two rows of icons on the home screen and other small tweaks. Strangely, I’m yet to receive ANY notice from Nintendo that informs me of the update. You just have to know. So now that you know, what are you waiting for? Update your system!

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