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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 00:19:24
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Gentlemen if you have me as a 3DS friend you may want to get ready to remove me. I've spent all of 5 hours playing with my 3DS in 2012 and that isn't likely to change any time soon. I've spent more time taking pictures with it than playing games on it and I think a reality has set in that I no longer have a lifestyle that really makes handheld gaming a viable way to spend time. When I worked out of a home office it was perfect for killing small bits of time (or large ones during companywide conference calls). Now that I'm in an office those opportunities are long gone. And it's not that I don't really want to play the games that are available because there's several I'm really interested in like Kid Icarus and RE:Revelations. But when I get home, the idea of staring at a small screen just doesn't appeal to me after I've already spent 8 hours staring at another computer screen from 2 feet away.

The only time I've really spent considerable time with it was during Easter weekend when I was stuck with the in-laws and that's not going to happen often enough to make me think I'll be playing it anytime soon. So as of 5 minutes ago it went up on Craigslist to see if I can trade it for something equally good that I can use. I'm loathe to just take it to Gamestop for credit since I've got around 15 eShop games on it, and those won't count for anything as a trade-in.  I'll make a note of it to everyone if I do indeed go through with it, but I wanted to post something about it now. You know, just in case you guys get a 3-D penis picture from me via Swapnotes a week from now. Just want you to know it wasn't me.

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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 00:26:37
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You could always save it for the crapper?

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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 00:31:33
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Got a tablet for that these days. I find movies or reading preferable to the stresses of gaming while on the toilet.

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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 01:56:40
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3D. I remember that fad.

It will be interesting to see where the games settle in on the 3DS. I am hoping still for a second stick before I buy one. (Even though my handheld gaming has also dropped to zero minutes a week).

With the popularity in Japan I am hoping for a decent volume of games I can enjoy... hopefully.


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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 02:06:05
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I keep looking at the 3DS, trying to decide it I want one or not (mostly so I can play the 20+ DS games I still own), but the only game on it that kinda interests me is Steel Diver. Everything else just looks meh.

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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 02:14:08
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The DS era is starting to look like the Golden Days of handheld gaming. I love that thing on the same level as the SNES.  Damnit now I want to play SNES.


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The upcoming games was the one thing making me hold onto it as long as I did. There's a Harvest Moon, a Rune Factory, and a Kingdom Hearts coming out this year (maybe not Rune Factory but thats coming). And the Layton/Phoenix Wright crossover won't be far behind that. So the library was never an issue, and I'd kind of be surprised if it was for many people. But between time constraints and just the aversion to pocket gaming its doubtful I'd play them.

Plus, as the price of handheld gaming increases that's just one more thing against it. When the games maxed out at $35 it was easy to build up the library. Now that many start at $35 its a different story.

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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 10:01:27
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I hardly play it. There are games to get, I really should pick up Kid Icarus but I'm fairly apathetic. I'm waiting for the next round of games to come out, Paper Mario, Luigi's Mansion 2 especially. Animal Crossing.
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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:41:45
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_Bear said:

You could always save it for the crapper?

This is reason number one for me to own a handheld (as well as plane journeys though I don't do them quite as often).

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Got a tablet for that these days. I find movies or reading preferable to the stresses of gaming while on the toilet.

OK.  Why don't you just let the boy have it?  Is the 3D effect dangerous for him at his age?

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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 00:23:50
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OK.  Why don't you just let the boy have it?  Is the 3D effect dangerous for him at his age?



According to Nintendo he's still too young for the 3-D effect. I can turn it off but he'd find a way around it. As it is, he's still not the best at not dropping handhelds. We bought him his own kiddie tablet for Christmas and it doesn't go a day without getting dropped on the floor. That's all well and good with his tablet since it's designed for that or even the regular DS' which are pretty durable, but the 3DS wouldn't last a week with him. Poor kids is pretty much a clutz like dad.

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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 00:25:10

Oh and just one last reminder it is official, I'm no longer a 3DS owner, or at least I won't be as of tomorrow so go ahead and unfriend me when you get the chance. Just traded it for about 5 PS3 games and some cash. Good trade on both ends actually. That very rarely works out.

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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 02:55:37
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I hardly play it. There are games to get, I really should pick up Kid Icarus but I'm fairly apathetic. I'm waiting for the next round of games to come out, Paper Mario, Luigi's Mansion 2 especially. Animal Crossing.



So are you playing anything these days? I have not heard you talk about a Wii game for a while, I know your 360 is in stasis.


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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 02:56:41
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Oh and just one last reminder it is official, I'm no longer a 3DS owner, or at least I won't be as of tomorrow so go ahead and unfriend me when you get the chance. Just traded it for about 5 PS3 games and some cash. Good trade on both ends actually. That very rarely works out.



Sweet. What games?


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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 03:08:25
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According to Nintendo he's still too young for the 3-D effect. I can turn it off but he'd find a way around it. As it is, he's still not the best at not dropping handhelds. We bought him his own kiddie tablet for Christmas and it doesn't go a day without getting dropped on the floor. That's all well and good with his tablet since it's designed for that or even the regular DS' which are pretty durable, but the 3DS wouldn't last a week with him. Poor kids is pretty much a clutz like dad.

How did I manage to end up with the only flimsy DS? Finding it in a rubbish bin may have helped I suppose. And I did manage to fix a completely snapped off screen with bluetac so I suppose that's something.

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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 03:13:46
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Sweet. What games?

Dark Souls, Portal 2, SSF4 (my old copy got a wicked scratch on it so I needed a replacement), Disgaea 3, and Bulletstorm (originally I only rented it but I want to get back to it again). Plus he's throwing in enough cash so that I can get something else or save it for dinner or date night.

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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 03:15:55
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How did I manage to end up with the only flimsy DS? Finding it in a rubbish bin may have helped I suppose. And I did manage to fix a completely snapped off screen with bluetac so I suppose that's something.

Was it an original or a Lite? I know the Lite had problems with the hinges, but my original red brick took a serious beating over the course of many years before it finally died.

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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 03:21:15
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aspro said:





Sweet. What games?

Dark Souls, Portal 2, SSF4 (my old copy got a wicked scratch on it so I needed a replacement), Disgaea 3, and Bulletstorm (originally I only rented it but I want to get back to it again). Plus he's throwing in enough cash so that I can get something else or save it for dinner or date night.



Not bad taste there.  I cannot wait to hear your Saints Row impressions too. Looks like Yoda is doing a cast with me tonight, so you are free this weekend (the times you were available would have been early morning Saturday my time, so I blanched at the idea. Yep blanched.


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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 03:24:03
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Was it an original or a Lite? I know the Lite had problems with the hinges, but my original red brick took a serious beating over the course of many years before it finally died.

Original.

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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 03:45:08
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Not bad taste there.  I cannot wait to hear your Saints Row impressions too. Looks like Yoda is doing a cast with me tonight, so you are free this weekend (the times you were available would have been early morning Saturday my time, so I blanched at the idea. Yep blanched.

Blanched? Is that some kind of Golden Girls insult?

And I hate to disappoint but I'm not loving Saints Row. I love the complete over the top scenarios, but the gameplay itself isn't wowing me. Sandbox games are very hit or miss with me though. I also accidnetally gave my character a horribly annoying voice so I know thats not helping things. I'm going to put it away for a while and come back to it. I see potential, but need to be in a different state of mind to enjoy it.

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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 03:47:00

Yeah, I don't reccommend it to all. I can see how it might miss, partidularly if you did not play the second one or are not a fan of the genre (as I am).

I do think... think... you can change the voice though.


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