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MasterSheen
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(06-26-2012, 05:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by M.I.S.

Does the XL come with face raiders and AR / Cards?

The Japanese site says the AR cards are included. Not sure about face raiders.
Bumhead
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(06-26-2012, 05:11 PM)
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I think Revelations is going to be my first "test" game for the XL. Can see that benefitting a lot. Larger screens could be worth another play through by themselves.

The 3DS has been my most played system in the last 12 months or so and its the most I've enjoyed a console for years. Can only see the XL adding to that.
richisawesome
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(06-26-2012, 05:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by MasterSheen

The Japanese site says the AR cards are included. Not sure about face raiders.

Face Raiders comes with the firmware. It's on there.
Berordn
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(06-26-2012, 05:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by RPGCrazied

It will make the 3DS games look great/better obviously, its the DS games I'm worried about. I can't stand black bars, and I'm guessing those will play in black borders.

That was going to end up being the case regardless, but if the screens are an improvement at all and the black levels are better, it might not be as noticeable.

Time will tell, I guess.
Blue Duck
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(06-26-2012, 06:56 PM)
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I never really dug the design to the 3DS, especially the unrounded edges. The 3DS XL on the other hand is much better! A lot of love for the matte finish, bigger screen and slick edges. Like most people, I so hope Nintendo hurry up and bring the white version to the UK/USA shortly.

I'm sure once I see it in person I'll want a 3DS XL on day one.
Mpl90
Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
(06-26-2012, 07:19 PM)
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http://www.p-nintendo.com/articles/r...-3ds-xl-232121

In French. First impressions. If Google Translation is anything to go by, I have to contain myself, since I can't buy it. I can't. Nngh. XD
yankee666
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(06-26-2012, 07:20 PM)
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I want to see some pictures of the 3DS LL in the wild. I Know the inside is matte finish but the exterior is glossy like the DSi LL?. The PR shots never do justice to the machine, with some exceptions like the DSi LL (brown) Sitting on the top of the desk.
BadWolf
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(06-26-2012, 07:21 PM)
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Looking at the white 3DSXL, the thing looks like the WiiU pad so much.
FillerB
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(06-26-2012, 07:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mpl90

http://www.p-nintendo.com/articles/r...-3ds-xl-232121

In French. First impressions. If Google Translation is anything to go by, I have to contain myself, since I can't buy it. I can't. Nngh. XD

It looks even huger than the press pictures/comparison shots.

Don't cry my poor money. I will soon put you out of your misery.
CrunchinJelly
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(06-26-2012, 07:28 PM)
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Oh my. The plastic doesn't look as cheap as in the promo video.

fernoca
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(06-26-2012, 07:29 PM)
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From Google translate:
  • Huge screen
  • Better viewing angle
  • 3D effect looks better/more effective/more natural
  • 2D mode looks better than regular 3DS
  • Image looks better/softer (they assume there might be some filter but not sure)
  • The grip (round corners) fit nicely
  • Unit fits better in hands (they wonder if it should've been the main design in first place)
  • Unit is lighter than they expected
  • There's a coat in the unit (not fully matte) that gives it a "deluxe plastic imitating metal" look
  • Not sure at the sound as the room was quite noisy


From that site:



Last edited by fernoca; 06-26-2012 at 07:48 PM.
Gianni Merryman
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(06-26-2012, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by cjelly

Oh my. The plastic doesn't look as cheap as in the promo video.

That looks amazing indeed!

Looking forward to first hands-ons.
Glorified G
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(06-26-2012, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mpl90

http://www.p-nintendo.com/articles/r...-3ds-xl-232121

In French. First impressions. If Google Translation is anything to go by, I have to contain myself, since I can't buy it. I can't. Nngh. XD

English translation
http://translate.google.com/translat...232121&act=url
Grokbu
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(06-26-2012, 07:31 PM)

Originally Posted by Mpl90

http://www.p-nintendo.com/articles/r...-3ds-xl-232121

In French. First impressions. If Google Translation is anything to go by, I have to contain myself, since I can't buy it. I can't. Nngh. XD

Nice. Is it just me, or does the viewing angle look better than regular 3DS? I mean in terms of contrast.
Odrion
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(06-26-2012, 07:32 PM)
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Ah shit. I'm really starting to want this. But not in it's current colors.
RPGCrazied
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(06-26-2012, 07:33 PM)
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Looks great! But uh, how come they won't show the outer shell? Mainly the top. If that is a matte finish as like the inside, I want right now.
JennyTablina
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(06-26-2012, 07:34 PM)
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Oh wow. the top screen really looks great in those pictures. Maybe this'll allow me to appreciate Mario Kart 7 a bit more. Ocarina certainly will look amazing on this.
hwy_61
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(06-26-2012, 07:35 PM)
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Oh my, it looks a lot bigger when you see it in actual human hands. August can't come soon enough!
RPGCrazied
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(06-26-2012, 07:35 PM)
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And the screen doesn't look very reflective. Which is a good thing. Maybe its an antiglare screen? Would be nice.
BY2K
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(06-26-2012, 07:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mpl90

http://www.p-nintendo.com/articles/r...-3ds-xl-232121

In French. First impressions. If Google Translation is anything to go by, I have to contain myself, since I can't buy it. I can't. Nngh. XD

I can sum it up.

- The screens are HUUUGE!
- DS games will get a "third life" on the bigger screen.
- The 3D effect is easier on the eye and nicer to the look.
- The technology behind the 3D might have been improved on the XL model. (To confirm)
- They think there's some kind of "filter" at works here because the pixels appear "rounded."
- "The XL is so much more comfortable to hold than the original 3DS that we have to ask what the hell has Nintendo been doing in R&D with the original model." (Paraphrased)
- The difference might be small, but the buttons felt well placed and of better quality.
- The circle pad appears bigger. (To confirm)
- Surprisingly light for its size.
- 3DS games will gain new life from the XL.
- Speakers and sounds doesn't appear to have improve. (Was in a noisy room, to confirm.)
- The XL is an upgrade on the 3DS from almost every single point.
FillerB
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(06-26-2012, 07:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grokbu

Nice. Is it just me, or does the viewing angle look better than regular 3DS? I mean in terms of contrast.

I don't trust my French or Google Translate enough to state it as fact but the article does seem to say so.
RPGCrazied
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(06-26-2012, 07:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

I can sum it up.

- The screens are HUUUGE!
- DS games will get a "third life" on the bigger screen.
- The 3D effect is easier on the eye and nicer to the look.
- The technology behind the 3D might have been improved on the XL model. (To confirm)
- They think there's some kind of "filter" at works here because the pixels appear "rounded."
- "The XL is so much more comfortable to hold than the original 3DS that we have to ask what the hell has Nintendo been doing in R&D with the original model." (Paraphrased)
- The difference might be small, but the buttons felt well placed and of better quality.
- The circle pad appears bigger. (To confirm)
- Surprisingly light for its size.
- 3DS games will gain new life from the XL.
- Speakers and sounds doesn't appear to have improve. (Was in a noisy room, to confirm.)
- The XL is an upgrade on the 3DS from almost every single point.

Oooh. Screen filter! Means less jaggies in games? Dream Drop is going to look so freaking awesome on this thing.
Barakov
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(06-26-2012, 07:38 PM)
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This thing really looks fantastic. Going by BY2K's post, this seems like like an improvement in every way.
donny2112
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(06-26-2012, 07:39 PM)
Any word on if a higher-resolution camera is in the system?
czk
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(06-26-2012, 07:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by fernoca

From Google tranlate:

  • Huge screen
  • Better viewing angle
  • 3D effect looks better/more effective/more natural
  • 2D mode looks better than regular 3DS
  • Image looks better/softer (they assume there might be some filter but not sure)
  • The grip (round corners) fit nicely
  • Unit fits better in hands (they wonder if it should've been the main design in first place)
  • Unit is lighter than they expected
  • There' a coat in the unit (not fully matte) that gives it a "deluxe plastic imitating metal" look
  • Not sure at the sound as the room was quite noisy


From that site:

Spanuuuuund!!
CrunchinJelly
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(06-26-2012, 07:40 PM)
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- They think there's some kind of "filter" at works here because the pixels appear "rounded."

Do not want.jpg

I hope there isn't some permanent filter to try and make the games look nicer... Ugh.
richisawesome
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(06-26-2012, 07:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by cjelly

Do not want.jpg

I hope there isn't some permanent filter to try and make the games look nicer... Ugh.

I think they're referring to a physical, rather than software, filter.
Forever
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(06-26-2012, 07:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

I can sum it up.

- The screens are HUUUGE!
- DS games will get a "third life" on the bigger screen.
- The 3D effect is easier on the eye and nicer to the look.
- The technology behind the 3D might have been improved on the XL model. (To confirm)
- They think there's some kind of "filter" at works here because the pixels appear "rounded."
- "The XL is so much more comfortable to hold than the original 3DS that we have to ask what the hell has Nintendo been doing in R&D with the original model." (Paraphrased)
- The difference might be small, but the buttons felt well placed and of better quality.
- The circle pad appears bigger. (To confirm)
- Surprisingly light for its size.
- 3DS games will gain new life from the XL.
- Speakers and sounds doesn't appear to have improve. (Was in a noisy room, to confirm.)
- The XL is an upgrade on the 3DS from almost every single point.

Fuck. Now I kinda want one.
RPGCrazied
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(06-26-2012, 07:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by fernoca

[*]There's a coat in the unit (not fully matte) that gives it a "deluxe plastic imitating metal"

Need pics of that. So its glossy to a degree then? Someone needs to take pics of the outershell.
Bumhead
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(06-26-2012, 07:42 PM)
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Looks amazing.

Im now staring at my 3DS with scorn.
Neuromancer
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(06-26-2012, 07:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by fernoca

From Google tranlate:

  • Huge screen
  • Better viewing angle
  • 3D effect looks better/more effective/more natural
  • 2D mode looks better than regular 3DS
  • Image looks better/softer (they assume there might be some filter but not sure)
  • The grip (round corners) fit nicely
  • Unit fits better in hands (they wonder if it should've been the main design in first place)
  • Unit is lighter than they expected
  • There's a coat in the unit (not fully matte) that gives it a "deluxe plastic imitating metal" look
  • Not sure at the sound as the room was quite noisy


From that site:

Originally Posted by BY2K

I can sum it up.

- The screens are HUUUGE!
- DS games will get a "third life" on the bigger screen.
- The 3D effect is easier on the eye and nicer to the look.
- The technology behind the 3D might have been improved on the XL model. (To confirm)
- They think there's some kind of "filter" at works here because the pixels appear "rounded."
- "The XL is so much more comfortable to hold than the original 3DS that we have to ask what the hell has Nintendo been doing in R&D with the original model." (Paraphrased)
- The difference might be small, but the buttons felt well placed and of better quality.
- The circle pad appears bigger. (To confirm)
- Surprisingly light for its size.
- 3DS games will gain new life from the XL.
- Speakers and sounds doesn't appear to have improve. (Was in a noisy room, to confirm.)
- The XL is an upgrade on the 3DS from almost every single point.

Sweet, thanks. Man I think I'm getting one.
richisawesome
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(06-26-2012, 07:44 PM)
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From those photos, it looks like the bastard child of a DSi XL and a 3DS, taking most of the genes from the DSi XL.

And that's a fucking good thing. Looks amazing.
eudaemonic
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(06-26-2012, 07:44 PM)
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My heart would flutter even more if they unlocked the region lock. *wishful thinking*
MasterSheen
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(06-26-2012, 07:48 PM)
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I thought I wouldn't get one this year because I'm saving up for the Wii U, but man, those screens are calling me.
Neuromancer
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(06-26-2012, 07:50 PM)
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Wonder what the deal is with that filter, and if there really is one in place, how it works.
Easy_D
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(06-26-2012, 07:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by richisawesome

IGN actually has a pretty good article about the XL up at the moment:

http://uk.ign.com/articles/2012/06/2...ntendos-3ds-xl

Most important part IMO, is this:

Ew. If that's what it's going to look like I don't want to be anywhere near an XL. Sadly. Paper Mario looks atrocious.
RPGCrazied
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(06-26-2012, 07:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer

Wonder what the deal is with that filter, and if there really is one in place, how it works.

Maybe its like how vita makes psp games look better? I don't know. Maybe it gives off an anti-aliasing effect.
Banjoman
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(06-26-2012, 07:52 PM)
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man, those huuuuuge screens... I'm jerking off right now.
richisawesome
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(06-26-2012, 07:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Easy_D

Ew. If that's what it's going to look like I don't want to be anywhere near an XL. Sadly. Paper Mario looks atrocious.

yeah because resized jpeg's are totally indictive of what the actual screen will look like.

it's just a size comparison, fucking hell.
BY2K
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(06-26-2012, 07:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Easy_D

Ew. If that's what it's going to look like I don't want to be anywhere near an XL. Sadly. Paper Mario looks atrocious.

You do realize those "XL" screens are just normal screens stretched to the size of the XL's screens, right? And doesn't represent AT ALL how the games will look on the actual screen.
Grokbu
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(06-26-2012, 07:55 PM)

Originally Posted by FillerB

I don't trust my French or Google Translate enough to state it as fact but the article does seem to say so.

That is so nice if that is the case. Everything about the XL seems great.
jbueno
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(06-26-2012, 07:57 PM)
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Argh! I canīt wait to get mine on NA launch. Better begin stacking up games. I wonder how awesome Star Fox 64 and Ocarina of Time will look on that screen.
BY2K
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(06-26-2012, 07:59 PM)
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Should also mention that "the viewing angle on XL is way bigger too".
Exterminieren
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(06-26-2012, 08:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

I can sum it up.

- The screens are HUUUGE!
- DS games will get a "third life" on the bigger screen.
- The 3D effect is easier on the eye and nicer to the look.
- The technology behind the 3D might have been improved on the XL model. (To confirm)
- They think there's some kind of "filter" at works here because the pixels appear "rounded."
- "The XL is so much more comfortable to hold than the original 3DS that we have to ask what the hell has Nintendo been doing in R&D with the original model." (Paraphrased)
- The difference might be small, but the buttons felt well placed and of better quality.
- The circle pad appears bigger. (To confirm)
- Surprisingly light for its size.
- 3DS games will gain new life from the XL.
- Speakers and sounds doesn't appear to have improve. (Was in a noisy room, to confirm.)
- The XL is an upgrade on the 3DS from almost every single point.

Sold.
EvilMario
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(06-26-2012, 08:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by eudaemonic

My heart would flutter even more if they unlocked the region lock. *wishful thinking*

Only way I'm buying one before holiday sales; I love my midnight purple too much. Doubt it would be region free only on the XL though, which would mean a different firmware than the standard model. I doubt it.
Letep
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(06-26-2012, 08:01 PM)
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I'm excited for this.

And I hope the hinge is sturdy as a tank.
RPGCrazied
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(06-26-2012, 08:01 PM)
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Are they going to post any videos?
Jo Shishido's Cheeks
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(06-26-2012, 08:02 PM)
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WOW!

To think I literally 'lol'd' when I first saw what I thought was this ugly monstrosity.
Now I can't wait to buy.

Damn you Nintendo.
Damn youuuuu!
richisawesome
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(06-26-2012, 08:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

Should also mention that "the viewing angle on XL is way bigger too".

I called it!
walking fiend
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(06-26-2012, 08:05 PM)
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wow, it's big, I mean BIG!!

I was going to bite on the GS promotions, very happy I waited; this is simply amazing!

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playing Revelation on it is going to be amazing, I cant contain myself!
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