Changed my pre-order to Blue. Holy shit. Also, some images taken with the 3DS:
Edited by Drew, 26 February 2011 - 06:00 AM.
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:05 AM
I'm poor motherfucker.
Look at this sexy thing, Nightshade.
Edited by Nightshade, 01 March 2011 - 05:06 AM.
Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:57 AM
Yo dawg. June 7th for OoT.
Posted 02 March 2011 - 12:31 PM
I've always wondered where I can get some good !ESTS and JOEXJ...
Edited by Drew, 02 March 2011 - 12:35 PM.
Posted 14 March 2011 - 05:38 PM
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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:28 PM
You're a baby.
Let me guess
- 3D works fantastically. The slider didn't really matter to me because when I wasn't testing it I had it cranked all the way.
- No headaches, not even when I played with the slider all the way up on Pilotwings for half an hour straight - and apparently that's the game that's giving people problems.
- The blue system is sexy as fuck. Hard to describe it really. Goes from a deep navy blue to a kind of turquoise color, and it looks really great. The system itself is tiny, way smaller than I was expecting even after seeing comparisons.
- Slide pad is amazing.
Can't wait to not read the rest.
Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:43 PM
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Posted 25 March 2011 - 10:03 AM
The hardware in that thing does not cost that much. Wait until iFixit and Anandtech do the breakdown and cost of parts, are you willing to bet it will add up to even $200? It's ridiculous, I could stomach $179 brand new and $150 as the eventual price.
Alright Drew, here is the breakdown in hardware cost of the 3DS. As I suspected, this is just a huge money grab by Nintendo. The 3DS is worth around $101 in hardware costs. There is nothing in this thing that warrants a $250 price. I understand Nintendo needs to make some profit because they can't take a loss on hardware like the mega-corps Sony/MS, and I would have been fine with a $179 price at launch considering all the crazies will pay anything and then eventually a price drop to $149, $129, $109.
The screen alone is worth a pretty penny. It's got at least 96MB (rumored to be 128MB with 32MB blocked off) of RAM, a very capable GPU, and two processors. It will definitely add up to at least $200.
Posted 25 March 2011 - 10:11 AM
It's cause Japan.
And it's funny you judge people for paying a 10% premium on a pre-built PC, but you defend Nintendo on 150%.
Posted 25 March 2011 - 10:12 AM
Posted 25 March 2011 - 10:27 AM
Understood, and that's exactly why I pointed out that these are just the hardware costs. But honestly, that's what a standard 20%-30% markup covers. There's no good reason this thing should cost $250.
It's not really a 150% markup though if you consider research costs, marketing costs, supply chain, etc. Nintendo is still making a profit on the hardware, but it's probably not that high. Although yes, I think I am going to buy the components and assemble my own 3DS ; )
Posted 25 March 2011 - 11:35 AM
btw, sorry bout BYU man. If they had that one kid who got suspended they would have gone really far.
Posted 25 March 2011 - 12:28 PM
Posted 25 March 2011 - 01:32 PM
3D looks fine at all brightness levels. Even the dimmest setting is still pretty bright.
Dealing with the 3DS, I have a few questions.
How will the 3D look if the brightness isn't max? It seems like most screenshots are with max brightness.
The biggest thing for me is the battery life. How can anyone really support something with a terrible battery life on a portable system?
Edited by Drew, 25 March 2011 - 01:46 PM.
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