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  • Zomoniac 28 Aug 2013 16:23:52 7,997 posts
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    That is the most retarded thing I've ever seen.
  • GuiltySpark 28 Aug 2013 16:25:41 6,468 posts
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    It looks hideously uncomfy. Once again, a Nintendo announcement that leaves me with a resounding "Huh?".

    Get bent.

  • MrTomFTW Moderator 28 Aug 2013 16:26:26 39,795 posts
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    For the lazy (of which Zomoniac is one)

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-08-29-nintendo-announces-nintendo-2ds-handheld-console

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 28 Aug 2013 16:27:49 39,795 posts
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    Hold on, that's not a clamshell design. It looks fucking stupid as hell!

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  • Deleted user 28 August 2013 16:28:38
    Where does it slot into?
  • Armoured_Bear 28 Aug 2013 16:29:27 11,930 posts
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    WTF, that seems utterly stupid and pointless.

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  • BigOrkWaaagh 28 Aug 2013 16:30:00 2,319 posts
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    How will it handle puzzles that require you to close the console?
  • SolidSCB 28 Aug 2013 16:30:21 7,392 posts
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    That's a pretty fucking expensive doorstop if you ask me.
  • GuiltySpark 28 Aug 2013 16:30:42 6,468 posts
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    midnight_walker wrote:
    How will it handle puzzles that require you to close the console?
    There will be an attachment for that, RRP 40.

    Get bent.

  • MrTomFTW Moderator 28 Aug 2013 16:31:36 39,795 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    WTF, that seems utterly stupid and pointless.
    aka The Nintendo Magic.

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  • Armoured_Bear 28 Aug 2013 16:33:39 11,930 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    WTF, that seems utterly stupid and pointless.
    aka The Nintendo Magic.
    It's really not!

    I can only imagine they've realised that young kids always have the 3D switched off and are targeting them...

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  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 28 Aug 2013 16:35:10 10,861 posts
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    /Facepalm
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 28 Aug 2013 16:38:11 39,795 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    It's really not!
    Well it is these days. I'm definitely in the "I'm not angry, I'm just disappointed" frame of mind with them these days. It's like they had a half-baked idea (remove the 3D! Genius! Gimmick the removal of a gimmick! Amazing!) and then decided to make it even more stupid by getting rid of the best part of the DS series of consoles (the clamshell design) and then failing to take advantage of the space they've made at the sides AND make it into a stupid wedge shape.

    What the fuck is happening at Nintendo?

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  • Alastair 28 Aug 2013 16:38:15 16,407 posts
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    Looks a bit shit, and potentially uncomfortable to hold.
    I do play with the 3D off for Monster Hunter, but with Fire Emblem I usually had it on.
  • GuiltySpark 28 Aug 2013 16:42:43 6,468 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    MrTomFTW wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    WTF, that seems utterly stupid and pointless.
    aka The Nintendo Magic.
    It's really not!

    I can only imagine they've realised that young kids always have the 3D switched off and are targeting them...
    I don't think targeting people who already have a 3DS is a good strategy.

    Get bent.

  • kinky_mong 28 Aug 2013 16:43:23 10,868 posts
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    Edit: Triple post balls

    Edited by kinky_mong at 16:45:19 28-08-2013

    All the eurogamers who actually play with each other on xbl rather than just post pseudointellectual pc handwringing bollocks on the forums, love the shit out of biggy.

  • kinky_mong 28 Aug 2013 16:43:25 10,868 posts
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    Edit: Triple post balls.

    Edited by kinky_mong at 16:44:57 28-08-2013

    All the eurogamers who actually play with each other on xbl rather than just post pseudointellectual pc handwringing bollocks on the forums, love the shit out of biggy.

  • kinky_mong 28 Aug 2013 16:43:25 10,868 posts
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    Ugly, removes the main selling point of the 3DS, and makes some games impossible (like Phantom Hourglass where you need to close the machine to "print" a mark on the bottom screen).

    Seriously is everyone at Nintendo drunk 24/7 now? The Virtual Boy was a better idea than this and the Wii U!

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  • Aretak 28 Aug 2013 16:44:13 10,376 posts
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    I can't believe how ugly and huge it is. As a concept I'd be all for a cheaper, 2D-only 3DS, but that thing is truly hideous.

    Edited by Aretak at 16:44:30 28-08-2013
  • senso-ji 28 Aug 2013 16:44:56 6,043 posts
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    A 3DS minus the pointless 3D would have interested me. Shame that isn't the clam shell design of the others, that thing looks ugly. Also, no extra circle pad means yet another CPP add on has to be produced?!
  • TheMayorOfJugs 28 Aug 2013 16:46:28 4,541 posts
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    I know you all hate the design (i don't mind it really, it's like a chunky dual screen tablet) but really the price is the main draw. The 3d strains my little brother's eyes, and we'll both be wanting pokemon x and y, and seeing as he doesn't have his own 3ds yet, this looks just perfect to get him into the 3ds market, and for our (my) trading/battling needs. Although the lack of second stick built in is beyond ridiculous.
  • Deleted user 28 August 2013 16:49:12
    From the adverts it's clearly aimed at young kids who play Pokemon constantly.


    That said, I'm not entirely against it myself. I've been sort of wanting a 3DS, but can't be arsed to shell out over $200 for the privilege of the console plus games, and have zero interest in the 3D gimmickery. It not being clamshell doesn't particularly bother me either.
  • Aretak 28 Aug 2013 16:53:52 10,376 posts
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    Another thing I've just noticed is that it only appears to have one speaker, so I'm guessing mono sound without headphones.
  • Kay 28 Aug 2013 17:11:41 17,971 posts
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    Saw EG's tweet about this, figured there must have been a typo. But no, it's a real new 3DS! And absolutely hideous. Oh well, since it's supposed to be super-budget they didn't have to spend to much time on the design.
  • neilka 28 Aug 2013 17:13:25 16,539 posts
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    Now they just need to relaunch the GBA as the Nintendo 2S.

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • Kay 28 Aug 2013 17:15:16 17,971 posts
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    kinky_mong wrote:
    Ugly, removes the main selling point of the 3DS, and makes some games impossible (like Phantom Hourglass where you need to close the machine to "print" a mark on the bottom screen).
    The 3D stopped being the main selling point ages ago, and that bit in PH is the only instance I can think of where any DS/3DS game actually requires the clamshell design. Granted, it also happens to be one of the DS' most high-profile games, but still.

    I remember there was a similar issue with Boktai on the GBA, where the SP model couldn't support the game properly because of an add-on. And a situation with a music game (Guitar Hero?) on the DS too.
  • Load_2.0 28 Aug 2013 17:18:09 19,673 posts
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    joelstinton wrote:
    Where does it slot into?
    The bin.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 28 Aug 2013 17:19:06 39,795 posts
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    Hotel Dusk and that game where you're stranded on the desert island require the clamshell as well. I'm sure there's more, but I'm blanking right now.

    Anyway, I get the "it's cheap and for kids" bit, that's cool... But they should have kept the clamshell, it's a good screen protector. Mind you, I've seen plenty of original DS consoles with the screens absolutely gouged full of marks by kids with their styluses so I suppose even then the clamshell doesn't really matter.

    I dunno, it doesn't look right.

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  • CosmicFuzz 28 Aug 2013 17:19:26 25,652 posts
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    I look forward to the Nintendo 4DDOMG. I'd tell you more but I'm NDA on the PDQ.

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  • LeoliansBro 28 Aug 2013 17:22:50 44,961 posts
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    I'm looking forward to the WiiT, which is a WiiU but without the gamepad.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

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