I’m not “mad” or “upset” that the New Nintendo 3D is coming, but it’s frustrating to see people in the gaming media who have the luxury of replacing their 3DS every few months, often at the expense of their employer, talk about how “3DS is old anyway” and that’s its no big deal that Nintendo’s possibly locking out millions of 3DS owners from playing future major 3DS releases.
Not everyone has it like you that they can replace their 3DS system at will whenever a new color happens to be released.
That being said, I actually have faith that the number of New 3DS exclusive games will be minimal and will mostly serve as pot sweeteners for those who upgrade or to entice first time 3DS buyers to the platform.
So it turns out that the "outdated" looking Toys R Us from 1992 or so that’s a notable drive from me has a FAR better selection of the things I actually want than the “modern” one that’s 7 minutes from my house.
Ironically one of those things includes a brand new Sega Genesis system. Ha ha.
I guess I’ll be making several trips down there in the next few weeks if my life goes absurdly well and I have the money for old video games.
I hate how when a major new 3DS game with online play comes out, in my experience I’ve basically only have any hope of spontaneously running into a friend online and playing together during the first week or two after the game comes out.
I only have minimal experience with Xbox Live and stopped paying for it years ago, but the impression I get from friends who play online on Xbox and PlayStation systems is that spontaneous online play, and meaningful personal interaction are MUCH more commonplace on those platforms.
The Pokémon Global Link would have been impressive if it were introduced in 2005, but in 2014 it just leaves me scratching my head wondering why it takes a PC and an external website to do basic things like spend PokéMiles I got from Streetpassing people with my 3DS in the first place.
The Global Link has some cool functions, but these functions should focus on things the 3DS alone can not do and never will be able to do, not things that could be EASILY done on the 3DS without even needing a wifi connection, but seem “cooler” with the novelty of linking it to an external website.
Kinda funny how I carry my 3DS everywhere and play nearly ever day and have dozens of games on it, yet the last four “retail” games I purchased were Pokemon Y, Kid Icarus Uprising, Mario Kart 7, and Super Mario 3D Land, all at the time of their launches.
Oh yeah, and that Paper Mario game I forgot even existed. That makes five.
I’m not a “fan” of Apple’s new watch and I never expect to own one, nor would I pay for one, and the entire introduction video for it is pretentious as hell, and I’d go as far as to say that not only would I not buy one, but that I don’t think I’d ever even WANT one.
That being said, the engineering on the device is absolutely incredible, and the idea of adapting the crown of a traditional wrist watch into the interface of the wrist computer is freaking genius and Samsung must REALLY be kicking themselves that they didn’t come up with that for their Gear series.
I’m just concerned that these devices are starting to cross the line from connecting people to each other to distracting them from the act of being human, its something I try to avoid even as I use my Apple laptop and Nintendo 3DS and Samsung smartphone daily.
s/o to all the autistic people who have been called “special snowflakes” for stating they were autistic on their sidebar or on their about page
s/o to all the autistic people who have been called “faking” autism because they were not able to get a psychiatric diagnosis
s/o to the autistic people because they already get called “not autistic enough” already in rl
Yeah, kinda. The “not autistic enough” thing.
Especially when those who’ve worked with those on the “spectrum” who might need more help than others, later encounter “higher functioning” people outside the context of the workplace, and accuse them of faking/attention grabbing and admonish them saying “that’s disgusting how dare you falsely claim to have autism/aspergers/etc. stop that right now.”, and not apologizing when the person they “called out” elaborates about their professional diagnosis and lifetime of therapy/services they chose to keep quiet about out of fear of exactly such a reaction.
Don't bother asking an American about Scottish independence.
Do you really think an American is going to be like “No, go ahead, remain loyal to England, it’s not like we got a bunch of guns and killed people to get away from them or anything like that.” of course not.
That doesn’t mean that’s an informed opinion of course, I’m just saying.
I just hope that the people of Scotland not only get what they want out of this referendum, but also get what’s best for preserving and securing their culture and future interests.
And as an American interloper, my opinion is that it would be really neat if Independence happens and brings about both of those things.