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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #725 on: April 01, 2016, 03:28:20 pm »
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Not! April fooolss  ;D  ;D ;D ;D ;D

it's my birthday today!

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« Reply #726 on: April 01, 2016, 03:32:21 pm »
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« Reply #727 on: April 01, 2016, 04:07:08 pm »
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Where is the classic 'remove the restriction from forum games for overall posts' thing that theory does today? Totally slacking on the job.
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« Reply #728 on: April 01, 2016, 04:16:17 pm »
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Where is the classic 'remove the restriction from forum games for overall posts' thing that theory does today? Totally slacking on the job.

Seems like a really tame April Fools' Day in general. I can't even find any new "leaked" Pokémon from Sun and Moon.
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« Reply #729 on: April 01, 2016, 04:39:53 pm »
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Where is the classic 'remove the restriction from forum games for overall posts' thing that theory does today? Totally slacking on the job.

Seems like a really tame April Fools' Day in general. I can't even find any new "leaked" Pokémon from Sun and Moon.

It's TrumpGrounds on Newgrounds today, it's pretty hilarious.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #730 on: April 01, 2016, 05:02:21 pm »
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Where is the classic 'remove the restriction from forum games for overall posts' thing that theory does today? Totally slacking on the job.

Seems like a really tame April Fools' Day in general. I can't even find any new "leaked" Pokémon from Sun and Moon.

The gmail mic drop joke was brilliant though.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #731 on: April 02, 2016, 07:30:13 pm »
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Not! April fooolss  ;D  ;D ;D ;D ;D

it's my birthday today!
Happy Spawnday!

This deserves more likes than it currently has.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #732 on: April 03, 2016, 03:12:19 am »
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I was very tempted to ask theory if he'd mock ban me for something on April Fools day, but I think that joke has been done before anyway. Still could have been funny I guess?

I can't ban you, can I just mock you instead?
Everyone else in the world does.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #733 on: April 05, 2016, 04:38:07 pm »
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I'm seriously considering getting a New 3DS (XL), despite already having an original 3DS. I pretty much never get mid-generation console upgrades but there's a few reasons I'm considering it.

1) Hyrule Warriors Legends sounds really fun, despite having played through the original on Wii U. It sounds like it fixes a lot of that games issues and it'll be nice to have a somewhat low-thought-required game to play on the bus to/from work every day, which will last a long time. And while this isn't a version exclusive, it apparently runs badly on only 3DS's but runs well on N3DS.

2) My current 3DS is beginning to get wear and tear. It's had many hundreds of hours of use - perhaps even many thousands, so this doesn't surprise me too much. The circle pad's rubber is more than half worn away, it won't be long until it's completely broken off (still comfy enough to use though). The console has dirt in pretty much every corner that I can't quite wash out. The top screen has two vertical lines of scratches/dug in dirt from where the bottom screen meets it. The earphone jack is a little bit loose, causing slight crackling sounds when it's knocked lightly or adjusted. The stylus holder is very loose, leading to the stylus having almost been lost on multiple occasions (although I do have spares, of course). Getting a shiny new replacement would be really nice.

3) Better technology inside. I like the idea of the head tracking 3D (although I should look in to how good people feel it is), and having bigger screens sounds nice as well. Plus I believe it generally loads faster, and there's a few games which take advantage of the extra buttons.

However there's a few downsides I need to consider, of course.

1) Cost. I've looked in a few places, and I might be able to get it cheaper, but typically it looks like around Ł135ish for an N3DS and Ł165 for an N3DS XL. That's a lot of money on other potential things.

2) No currently true exclusive games I want. Xenoblade Chronicles is pretty much the best game ever, but I already have the original and the Wii U VC version, and man, I don't need a third. And HW:L can still run on an old 3DS, even if it's at reduced quality.

3) The large size has a drawback itself in that I can no longer keep it in my pocket. Normally nowadays I put my 3DS in my bag, but it's nice when e.g. getting on a bus or in a queue for something being able to slide it in my pocket when I need my hands free and getting it back out again. Maybe it'll still fit in some of my trouser pockets, but certainly not all of them like the 3DS does.

Anyone - especially those who have the N3DS - have any opinions to share that might help me make the decision?
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #734 on: April 05, 2016, 05:10:22 pm »
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3) Better technology inside. I like the idea of the head tracking 3D (although I should look in to how good people feel it is), and having bigger screens sounds nice as well. Plus I believe it generally loads faster, and there's a few games which take advantage of the extra buttons.

The head-tracking 3D is amazing! It's not totally flawless, but it blows the original 3DS out of the water. Not too long after getting my original 3DS, I turned the 3D off unless I need it for gameplay. On the New 3DS XL, I keep it on all the time (unless I'm playing a 2D game, obviously).

Originally I was in the crowd that was very angry that the New 3DS (non-XL) wasn't coming to North America. But now that I have the XL, I'm not looking back. The bigger screens make a huge difference. And if you want to play any original DS games on the 3DS without them becoming a blurry mess, the XL is almost a must. It shrinks the games down to the size of the original 3DS screens, whereas the original 3DS shrinks them down to oblivion. Damn Nintendo and their screen ratios changing radically with every portable they release… They could really learn from Sony in that regard.

But I digress. If you play your 3DS a lot, I strongly recommend upgrading from the original to a 3DS XL. The one caveat is that we don't seem to play many of the same games, so I can't speak to how specific games will run.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #735 on: April 05, 2016, 05:19:18 pm »
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Thanks for the opinion, that's really helpful to know. I've just done a little digging, and while it seems a lot of professional reviews were slating HWL on old 3DS, a lot of people have said they were overly critical, and the game is fully playable - just with a sub-par framerate. So on the other hand, that's one of my reasons for upgrading maybe being less worthwhile. Hmm...
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« Reply #736 on: April 05, 2016, 05:27:17 pm »
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Well I don't think I have any games that are exclusive to the New 3DS. Wait that's not true, I downloaded Earthbound, and SNES games like that are exclusive to the New 3DS. Anyway, it's worth upgrading to the New 3DS XL independent of the better processor, is my point. The better 3D and larger screens are a godsend. Also I believe it has slightly better battery life.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #737 on: April 06, 2016, 06:21:27 pm »
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I did it. I've ordered an N3DS XL.

If I don't enjoy it, I'm blaming you, LastFootnote.
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« Reply #738 on: April 06, 2016, 06:27:09 pm »
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I did it. I've ordered an N3DS XL.

If I don't enjoy it, I'm blaming you, LastFootnote.

Fair enough.
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« Reply #739 on: April 06, 2016, 06:42:39 pm »
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« Reply #740 on: April 06, 2016, 07:21:36 pm »
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« Reply #741 on: April 07, 2016, 04:28:02 am »
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Apparently, getting used to a new name takes some time. :S
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« Reply #742 on: April 07, 2016, 10:18:54 am »
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Apparently, getting used to a new name takes some time. :S

Do they Lekkit though?
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #743 on: April 07, 2016, 11:52:30 am »
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I missed the 3DS discussion a little, but on top of everything else, the biggest advantage is that the volume slider is not underneath your left hand anymore! No more accidentally spiking the volume up or down mid game. I am definitely happy with the upgrade, and it does sometimes still fit in my pockets.
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« Reply #744 on: April 07, 2016, 12:15:34 pm »
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #745 on: April 07, 2016, 02:36:26 pm »
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I missed the 3DS discussion a little, but on top of everything else, the biggest advantage is that the volume slider is not underneath your left hand anymore! No more accidentally spiking the volume up or down mid game. I am definitely happy with the upgrade, and it does sometimes still fit in my pockets.

Yep, I'm playing my N3DS now, and it can indeed still fit in my pocket, which is pretty nice. It's noticably heavier though, but that's to be expected I guess. Otherwise, I'm pretty happy with it. I'm currently playing Bravely Second, and whenever I transition to a menu or back out again I keep thinking, damn why does everything look so big. The 3D tracking is actually really good, better than I expected for sure. I did have to turn off auto brightness, that doesn't seem to work very well but otherwise, yeah, it's nice all around.
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« Reply #746 on: April 07, 2016, 03:32:02 pm »
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I missed the 3DS discussion a little, but on top of everything else, the biggest advantage is that the volume slider is not underneath your left hand anymore! No more accidentally spiking the volume up or down mid game. I am definitely happy with the upgrade, and it does sometimes still fit in my pockets.

Yep, I'm playing my N3DS now, and it can indeed still fit in my pocket, which is pretty nice. It's noticably heavier though, but that's to be expected I guess. Otherwise, I'm pretty happy with it. I'm currently playing Bravely Second, and whenever I transition to a menu or back out again I keep thinking, damn why does everything look so big. The 3D tracking is actually really good, better than I expected for sure. I did have to turn off auto brightness, that doesn't seem to work very well but otherwise, yeah, it's nice all around.

Yes, I turned off auto-brightness a long time ago.

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4: For playing on a bus/train when the sky is overcast
3: For playing indoors in normal light
2: For playing in relatively dim light
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« Reply #747 on: April 08, 2016, 11:42:52 am »
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Many more:

http://imgur.com/gallery/tIwD5

Actually, I guess here is the source of them: http://parksandrings.tumblr.com/
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #749 on: April 08, 2016, 03:56:14 pm »
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