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Nintendo 3DS

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Hi Guys

What do you think about the 3DS. Is it awesome or absolute rubbish.

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As per suggestion, here's a list of everyone's Friend Codes for the 3DS culled from 70-odd pages of posts.

flesk: 3668-7300-2634
Irishmile: 4167-4638-8175
Harold B: 5284-1418-3404
JedExodus: 1289-8200-5637
Jen Kollie: 3652-1134-0177
Secret Fawful: 5198-2523-2237
The Highway: 3695-0084-8559

If you don't want your code here, or it's changed, let me know and I'll update this. - Darth Marsden

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  • @SHODANFreeman said: The video of Kid Icarus looks about the same as what the Wii can handle graphically, so no, there is no way that either of those videos could possibly be real-time in-game graphics on 3DS.

    You are judging the system's graphical power by one game? Well by that logic, I guess the 360 must be weaker than the PS2 because Two Worlds looks like crap...
    Just because Kid Icarus' graphics look like those of a Wii game (which is impressive in its own right) doesn't mean that those are the limit & no game can ever look better. Plus considering not all games would require 3D, there are games that could just disable it altogether to free up processing power for even better looking games.

    I would like to also draw your attention to the following 2 articles

    http://nexus404.com/Blog/2010/06/07/developer-nintendo-3ds-has-processing-power-of-xbox-360-and-ps3-anonymous-developers-claim-that-the-nintendo-3ds-has-computer-power-to-rival-consoles/

    http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3180250

  • @roberttitus said: You are judging the system's graphical power by one game? Well by that logic, I guess the 360 must be weaker than the PS2 because Two Worlds looks like crap...
    Just because Kid Icarus' graphics look like those of a Wii game (which is impressive in its own right) doesn't mean that those are the limit & no game can ever look better. Plus considering not all games would require 3D, there are games that could just disable it altogether to free up processing power for even better looking games.

    I would like to also draw your attention to the following 2 articles

    http://nexus404.com/Blog/2010/06/07/developer-nintendo-3ds-has-processing-power-of-xbox-360-and-ps3-anonymous-developers-claim-that-the-nintendo-3ds-has-computer-power-to-rival-consoles/

    http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3180250

    It's not fair to judge a console's capabilities by a first party game made by the company designing the console?

    Also, if you read the rest of that first article, they go in detail about why those claims are illogical.

    Oh, and the second article points out that the 3D tech is going to take up a significant chunk of processing power. I think it's pretty bad that they're scaling the power back simply to allow some games to use an ugly 3D gimmick.

  • @SHODANFreeman said: Sorry, but there is no way that is in game. 3DS is more powerful than PSP, but only to the extent that Wii is more powerful than PS2.

    I'm going by what Capcom themselves have said.

    Also, this is Nintendo. They don't care about graphics in their games. Many of their first party games are often beaten graphically, especially launch titles.

  • @SHODANFreeman said: It's not fair to judge a console's capabilities by a first party game made by the company designing the console?

    Also, if you read the rest of that first article, they go in detail about why those claims are illogical.

    Oh, and the second article points out that the 3D tech is going to take up a significant chunk of processing power. I think it's pretty bad that they're scaling the power back simply to allow some games to use an ugly 3D gimmick.

    I did read the rest of the article.... but who are you going to believe... a person who is actually DEVELOPING A GAME ON THE CONSOLE or some journalist trying to create controversy?

    First Party doesn't mean anything... I don't even know why you think it would. There are 3rd Party games that are better looking than 1st Party Sony & Microsoft games, so how is Nintendo any different?

    Ugly effect? I would like to point out that you have never actually used a 3DS, so how would you know it is an ugly effect. Most people at E3 who...

  • used one claimed that the 3D effect was awesome & added to the games. Not to mention that it won't hurt gameplay one bit... so in the end what does it really matter (well unless you are such a graphics whore that you have to have graphics matching or surpassing the best looking 360/PS3 titles before you even touch a game... & for the record, I'm not saying you are)?

  • Character limit get you there?

  • @Elvenmonk said: Also, this is Nintendo. They don't care about graphics in their games. Many of their first party games are often beaten graphically, especially launch titles.

    @Elvenmonk said: First Party doesn't mean anything... I don't even know why you think it would. There are 3rd Party games that are better looking than 1st Party Sony & Microsoft games, so how is Nintendo any different?

    Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Metroid Prime 1, 2, and 3 are easily the best looking titles on Gamecube and Wii, all first party titles.

    @Elvenmonk said: I did read the rest of the article.... but who are you going to believe... a person who is actually DEVELOPING A GAME ON THE CONSOLE or some journalist trying to create controversy?

    Maybe if this supposed developer hadn't chosen to remain anonymous and off the record I'd be more inclined to believe them?

    @Elvenmonk said: Ugly effect? I would like to point out that you have never actually used a 3DS, so how would you know it is an ugly effect. Most people at E3 who...

    I've never seen anything that claimed to be "3D" that didn't just look ugly.

  • @Elvenmonk said: Character limit get you there?

    Yep... Stupid PS3 Browser

  • @bubbledncr said: I personally don't care much about the 3d effect - its the remake of Ocarina of Time that sold it for me.

    I like the 3D and am anxious to see it, but yes. Ocarina is a bigger seller for me.

    @bubbledncr said: Is this your toaster?

    What about this one?

  • @SHODANFreeman said: Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Metroid Prime 1, 2, and 3 are easily the best looking titles on Gamecube and Wii, all first party titles.

    Maybe if this supposed developer hadn't chosen to remain anonymous and off the record I'd be more inclined to believe them?

    I've never seen anything that claimed to be "3D" that didn't just look ugly.

    You know what all of those titles have in common? NONE of them were launch titles.
    How is that different from Kid Icarus? Kid Icarus IS A LAUNCH TITLE.

    So even if you apply that logic, then Kid Icarus is STILL in no way a representation of the system's power.

    Kojima himself has said the 3DS is a powerhouse capable of PS3 quality models
    http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3180278

    As for you thinking 3D is ugly... well that is your personal taste & arguing over taste would be a stupid & pointless thing to argue over.

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