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Re: The OFFICIAL Big N rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #4750 on: August 25, 2011, 02:30:59 PM »
It's one thing to add it to a controller since most people will buy more than 1 controller, and it costs about the price of a game to replace it. Adding it to a system would be a big FU to consumers and telling them they have to pony up another $170+ tax to get use of a analog stick, and I think few games would use it.
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« Reply #4751 on: August 25, 2011, 02:32:41 PM »
I think a lot of people refuse to believe the rumors just because they don't want them to be true, not necessarily because they don't think its possible. They just don't want to admit that it could be possible. Like that rumor about the analog slider addon for the 3DS. Alot of people don't want that to be true either because they already bought a 3DS or because they don't like Dual Analog controls period. So they don't want it to be true, and I think that clouds their judgement and makes them refuse to accept the possibility that it could be real.


Or perhaps because they simply aren't true? Because maybe a second slider add-on isn't Nintendo's style?

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« Reply #4752 on: August 25, 2011, 02:36:33 PM »
It's one thing to add it to a controller since most people will buy more than 1 controller, and it costs about the price of a game to replace it. Adding it to a system would be a big FU to consumers and telling them they have to pony up another $170+ tax to get use of a analog stick, and I think few games would use it.

But the rumor wasn't just about it being added in a revision; an add on was also part of the rumor too and that's what you and a lot of other people are omitting in your criticism of it. The addon might cost $20 or something, but it will add that slider to existing 3DS systems which means that existing systems will not be rendered useless because of it. If you bought the early model 3DS its no big deal, because you just get the addon and you have the same capability.

Plus I can't see every game using it anyway. It will mainly be for FPS games I imagine. If you don't like FPS games then there's probably no reason you ever need to get the addon anyway.
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« Reply #4753 on: August 25, 2011, 03:14:27 PM »
The 3DS is supposed to be portable. How the hell are they going to make an add-on like that remotely portable? That alone is reason enough why Nintendo wouldn't do something like that.
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« Reply #4754 on: August 25, 2011, 03:22:50 PM »
The 3DS is supposed to be portable. How the hell are they going to make an add-on like that remotely portable? That alone is reason enough why Nintendo wouldn't do something like that.

I remember in the days of the Gameboy and GBA there were some pretty bulky peripherals like screen magnifiers and Game Genies and Link cables and so on. This wouldn't be much different than any of that. I'm assuming its going to be something that will snap itself onto the 3DS somehow and that way its not going to be something you have to carry around separately.
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« Reply #4755 on: August 25, 2011, 03:34:43 PM »
The thing barely fits in my pocket as it is, and I don't see how they can make it stay on the system even while closed without adding a ridiculous amount of bulk. I'm not against having a second analog as much as I don't think it's possible to do it without being ridiculously awkward.
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« Reply #4756 on: August 25, 2011, 04:05:25 PM »
I don't think it's possible to do it without being ridiculously awkward.

I agree it would be awkward, and that would be a strong incentive to get people to upgrade to the newer model (which is good for Nintendo because it means more system sales). But at the same time, awkward as it may be, it could work and that's the key because as long as its possible to get an addon to bring that functionality to existing 3DS owners then they won't be screwed and don't need to feel upset about it. Yes it would be awkward and unfortunately there isn't much that Nintendo can do about that, but at least it would work from a functional standpoint.
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« Reply #4757 on: August 25, 2011, 04:07:52 PM »
More system sales wouldn't help if it's the same people who already bought one.

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« Reply #4758 on: August 25, 2011, 04:12:10 PM »
More system sales wouldn't help if it's the same people who already bought one.

But it adds to the LTD sales total which makes it look better to investors and 3rd party developers and basically everyone. Also, the old systems would end up being traded in or given away so that helps expand the market too.
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« Reply #4759 on: August 25, 2011, 05:23:04 PM »
The thing barely fits in my pocket as it is,
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« Reply #4760 on: August 25, 2011, 06:16:20 PM »
That was more in reference to my front side pocket, which in fairness I keep a couple other small things in as well. Most of the time these days I wear pants with cargo pockets, because they're useful and as a college student I rarely have any kind of dress code. Except when I'm doing a practicum, but I probably shouldn't carry it with me in those cases because it might look bad if I StreetPassed some of my students.
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« Reply #4761 on: August 25, 2011, 07:01:48 PM »
Just on Tuesday my standard pocket had:
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Right: 3DS, Windows Phone, iPhone, Pen, Car Keys, Keyring with about 20 Keys.  Though I am required to wear dress pants.
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« Reply #4762 on: August 25, 2011, 07:06:03 PM »
Are they giant clown pants made up to look like dress pants? That's a lot of stuff.
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« Reply #4763 on: August 25, 2011, 07:07:04 PM »
LOL, why both a Windows Phone and iPhone?
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« Reply #4764 on: August 25, 2011, 07:15:30 PM »
LOL, why both a Windows Phone and iPhone?
I had download Monster Hunter Dynamic Hunting and wanted to play it.  I had updated my iPhone from 3.9 to 4.3 just to do that... and the app always crashes...
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« Reply #4765 on: August 25, 2011, 07:18:57 PM »
Jeez, not even I carry around that much stuff. That's why I travel with a backpack wherever I go.

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« Reply #4766 on: August 25, 2011, 07:31:51 PM »
I wear super slim pants to show off my sveltely legs.
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« Reply #4767 on: August 25, 2011, 07:35:09 PM »
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« Reply #4768 on: August 25, 2011, 08:22:21 PM »
I agree, wholeheartedly.
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« Reply #4769 on: August 25, 2011, 09:17:03 PM »
They make carrying cases specifically for gaming systems like the 3DS. If you can't fit in your pocket just get one of those and carry it in that. I'm sure if the analog slider addon becomes a reality then either Nintendo or 3rd parties will start designing carrying cases which are specifically designed to hold that analog slider so you would have something safe to carry it around in when not in use.
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« Reply #4770 on: August 25, 2011, 09:33:35 PM »
I find even considering these rumor to be very insulting towards Nintendo.

I think a lot of people refuse to believe the rumors just because they don't want them to be true, not necessarily because they don't think its possible.

Not wanting it to be true isn't the reason, it because they're ridiculously bad. Oh look, there's a new rumor from 01net that states Miyamoto is really a secret Nazi-Communist-Werewolf foreigner that's trying to destroy America. But hey, that might be a good thing. He's now more motivated to make more addicting games so kids grow up as weak nerd that don't join the US army and/or Vampires ranks....

There's no room for a 2nd stick add on, no good way to power it, no good way to connect it, no way to grip it, no use for it in a VAST majority of games, the few games the could use it are much better served by gyros and touch. There is no way in hell ANY Nintendo engineer would be going "OH ****, WE FORGOT A SECOND STICK! OUR SPECS ARE NOW INFERIOR! WE NEED TOP OF THE LINE HARDWARE AT ALL COST!!!!1111one" and staying up all night trying to correct it. Nintendo has never been in a rush to upgrade their existing hardware with add on to boost their feature set. The GBA/3D were held back for years, Nintendo Playstation and N64DD were canned before release. Wiimote+ wasn't released for years after and that probably was to easy the transition pains to the WiiU. This rumor is clearly the mindset of a sony fanboy (The only accurate rumor they had was for the psVita; the wiiPad ones were repacked wiimote rumor). Why are people giving these rumors the time of day?

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I agree it would be awkward, and that would be a strong incentive to get people to upgrade to the newer model (which is good for Nintendo because it means more system sales).

It would be a strong incentive to abandon Nintendo and to drive them into bankruptcy. The last thing they want to do is take more risk and increase people's jitters of rapid system hardware updates...
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« Reply #4771 on: August 26, 2011, 06:16:08 AM »
It would be awesome if Miyamoto really were a werewolf. It would give his tea table upending and random kidnapping an interesting new context.
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« Reply #4772 on: August 26, 2011, 12:34:10 PM »
Werewolf Miyamoto?

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Just on Tuesday my standard pocket had:
Left: Wallet
Right: 3DS, Windows Phone, iPhone, Pen, Car Keys, Keyring with about 20 Keys.  Though I am required to wear dress pants.


Did you get your pants from MC Hammer's yard sale?  I admit even loose fit jeans have smaller pockets than dress pants, but sweet zombie Cthulhu, man.
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« Reply #4773 on: August 26, 2011, 12:51:30 PM »
There should be a powerup in the Mario games that turns Mario into a werewolf who can then savagely tear his enemies apart and devour them with blood and gore splattering all over the screen.
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« Reply #4774 on: August 26, 2011, 01:17:41 PM »
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Did you get your pants from MC Hammer's yard sale?  I admit even loose fit jeans have smaller pockets than dress pants, but sweet zombie Cthulhu, man.
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I'm wearing Leei Regular Fit jeans today (not the carpenter style, this are your corn bread fed non-hanging jeans) and my pocket situation is:
Left: Wallet
Right: 3DS, Windows Phone, Pen, Car Keys, Keyring with about 20 Keys, and a Comb (for what little good that does me.)

Though its a little tight in Jeans.
I actually mentioned to my wife that I wanted to make a video of everything going into my pocket.  This is nothing compared to when I'm cleaning the house.

Oh and I realized I forgot the 2 Granola bars in my right pocket on the first one.

There should be a powerup in the Mario games that turns Mario into a werewolf who can then savagely tear his enemies apart and devour them with blood and gore splattering all over the screen.
I say give it to Luigi as revenge.  Then an Epic Sonic VS Luigi VS Link Full On Wolf Battle
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