The Official 3DS' Preorderers Back Patting Thread

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  • INSOMANiAC 28 Feb 2011 00:39:50 3,829 posts
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    Who else has preordered this bugger or is getting it at launch and what games are you getting?

    Im getting quite excited about it now even though theres not a game I really want at launch!

    Anyway, Im getting the black one and splinter cell, which will probably be shit but you never know!

    I might give Nintendogs a try and will probably have a bash on Street fighter even though Im not that big a fan

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  • Psychotext 28 Feb 2011 00:42:05 53,843 posts
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    I read the OP and find myself wondering...

    "theres not a game I really want at launch"
    "splinter cell, which will probably be shit"
    "will probably have a bash on Street fighter even though Im not that big a fan"

    You pre-ordered why exactly?
  • INSOMANiAC 28 Feb 2011 00:44:05 3,829 posts
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    Because Im a sucker for a new gadget and if I dont get it Ill be pining for one.

    Even if I didnt get one at launch Id get one eventually so it might as well be sooneer rather than later.

    Anyway the AR stuff looks quite good

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  • ecureuil 28 Feb 2011 00:48:31 76,516 posts
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    Canceled my pre-order today. \o/
  • DFawkes 28 Feb 2011 00:49:00 22,602 posts
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    I'm glad you're excited INSOMANiAC, but I have to echo Psychotext's sentiments that your first post didn't really convey your reasoning well. I think I get where you're coming from now though - you'd walk past shops selling them and think "I wish I'd got one!".

    It is a lovely piece of kit, even without other games it's all very nice - I saw you commented on the unboxing so I can see why you're enthusiastic! It is a nice gadget indeed, even on it's own you've got a couple of games and a 3D camera. Bit pricey for just that, but the games will still be there when you want them, and it'll be updated with the Virtual Console and browser soon enough.

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  • Syrette 28 Feb 2011 00:52:56 43,100 posts
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    OP has more money than sense.

  • INSOMANiAC 28 Feb 2011 00:53:44 3,829 posts
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    Theres also the fact you can play old DS games with the analogue stick, they obv arent designed for it but mario 64ds using it looked a lot better and itll be good to play Mariokart DS with a joystick

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  • HoriZon 28 Feb 2011 00:53:50 13,498 posts
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    Some people lap up anything Nintendo make, like it's man cum or something.

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • DFawkes 28 Feb 2011 00:55:05 22,602 posts
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    foreverafternothing wrote:
    OP has more money than sense.

    So do I, but I have no sense so that's not hard.

    Almost forgot the thread title.

    /pats INSOMANiAC on back
    /pats Psychotext on head (well, Night Vision Goggle strap)
    /slaps ecureuil on the nose
    /pats foreverafternothing on back
    /ruffles HoriZons hair

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  • Psychotext 28 Feb 2011 00:57:06 53,843 posts
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    YOU DON'T TOUCH THE STRAP DAMNIT.
  • INSOMANiAC 28 Feb 2011 00:59:44 3,829 posts
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    HoriZon wrote:
    Some people lap up anything Nintendo make, like it's man cum or something.

    What an odd comparison, clearly you enjoy 'man cum' more than some of us......

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  • Deleted user 28 February 2011 01:03:10
    Unboxing on the front page. Looks lush.
  • Gaol 28 Feb 2011 01:03:57 2,263 posts
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    INSOMANiAC wrote:
    HoriZon wrote:
    Some people lap up anything Nintendo make, like it's man cum or something.

    What an odd comparison, clearly you enjoy 'man cum' more than some of us......

    Maybe Game have upgraded from pubes.
  • CosmicFuzz 28 Feb 2011 01:10:25 23,241 posts
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    /waves amazon preorder

    /pats self on back

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  • INSOMANiAC 28 Feb 2011 01:16:48 3,829 posts
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    Ive preordered mine from HMV, assuming theyre still in business then itll be 209.99 with a game.

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  • INSOMANiAC 28 Feb 2011 01:16:50 3,829 posts
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    Ive preordered mine from HMV, assuming theyre still in business then itll be 209.99 with a game.

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  • HoriZon 28 Feb 2011 01:20:09 13,498 posts
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    For that you could of hired a high class escort and bought a slap up meal at Maccy D's.

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • INSOMANiAC 28 Feb 2011 01:23:59 3,829 posts
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    Yes, but would she be compatible with my back catalogue of DS games

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  • HoriZon 28 Feb 2011 01:26:05 13,498 posts
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    You could slot them into her arse or yours either way you will both enjoy that.

    Well she will pretend to like it, after all your paying her.

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • Genji 28 Feb 2011 01:38:46 19,691 posts
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    ...can I pat someone's back?
  • THFourteen 28 Feb 2011 08:43:41 32,866 posts
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    still thinking about it, got a preorder with GAME and if i go through with it, i'll get pro evo 3D too.

    depends if i decide to get a gen 2 ipad after the announcement on wednesday i think. altho i do have 180 in GAME credit for my DSi and PSP

    bit annoyed pokemon aint in 3D as i'd pick that up no-brainer
  • roz123 28 Feb 2011 09:54:39 7,112 posts
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    Im preordering aswell. All the vids from japan this weekend has got me pretty hyped. I have only got Nintendogs preordered so far and really thats for the girlfriend as shes dog mad and we live in a rented flat. Managed to order it for ~23 combining Tescos 20%sale with a 5 off voucher.
    I am looking forward to having a go at all the inbuilt stuff and my old dslite broke so I have some DS games that I havent played in a while. I am going to wait for reviews and probably pick up one more launch title. SSF4 and PES are tempting, I own other versions but the new angles look good and being portable is convinient.
  • wildcatforever 28 Feb 2011 10:48:34 222 posts
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    I've preordered and having seen it instore and played with it I'm really looking forward to it. I have traded various games etc towards it which should cover the cost of the console and then I'll at least be able to pick up a couple of games. Pilotwings is definite, but yo-yoing between Nintendogs, Street Fighter IV and Ridge Racer (not sure why I want this but there you go)
  • faux_carnation 28 Feb 2011 11:02:13 9,066 posts
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    I was so excited about the original DS phat, pre-ordered, and then didn't have anything worth playing for MONTHS (ohhai Yoshi's Tech Demo DS) so not going to be burned by that again. still plan to get one eventually.
  • Carlo 28 Feb 2011 11:14:40 17,948 posts
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    I'd have to have another look to be certain, but I think I saw the 3DS pre-order in Sainsburys for 199.

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  • Trafford 28 Feb 2011 11:56:36 5,622 posts
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    I've ordered one for my son. He turns 7 a week after release. His current DS is an original fat and we've resisted all the other upgrades over the years. Will pick up Pilotwings.

  • CosmicFuzz 28 Feb 2011 12:00:44 23,241 posts
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    Hmm. Starting to think I should maybe wait. None of the launch games really excite me except Street Fighter, which I have recently admitted to myself that I am utterly, utterly shit at and have no hope of every understanding it.

    My current DSL is sitting gathering dust, there's about 6-7 games that I know I want to get for it...maybe I should just play them first, wait another 6 months and pick up a 3DS when the library picks up...

    Plus, am about to move out the family home (finally!) and so am preparing to be horrifically skint...

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  • DaM 28 Feb 2011 12:39:07 12,901 posts
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    Trafford wrote:
    I've ordered one for my son. He turns 7 a week after release. His current DS is an original fat and we've resisted all the other upgrades over the years. Will pick up Pilotwings.


    Mine too! Well 4 days after release.... Luckily being 7, their eyes won't burst out of their sockets with the 3D effect.
  • YenRug 28 Feb 2011 13:00:21 2,016 posts
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    CosmicFuzz wrote:
    Hmm. Starting to think I should maybe wait. None of the launch games really excite me except Street Fighter, which I have recently admitted to myself that I am utterly, utterly shit at and have no hope of every understanding it.

    My current DSL is sitting gathering dust, there's about 6-7 games that I know I want to get for it...maybe I should just play them first, wait another 6 months and pick up a 3DS when the library picks up...

    Plus, am about to move out the family home (finally!) and so am preparing to be horrifically skint...

    I moved out of the family home about a year and half ago, horrifically skint is probably a good description. Thankfully fixed term on my mortgage ends May/June, should be at least 200+ a month better off; still not going to grab a 3DS then, though, probably wait until November when some company shares come through and hopefully a better selection of games by then.
  • Trafford 28 Feb 2011 13:15:16 5,622 posts
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    @DaM, I hope not. I take it these things have been extensively tested in sweat shops.
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