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kodt
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(06-17-2011, 08:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mafro

Jesus Christ.

I know, Nintendo really knows how to screw up anything online.
TehOh
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(06-17-2011, 08:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by GeekyDad

Your absolute favorite (non-puzzle game) 500 point/$5 DSiWare title? Getting Starship Defense, so that's already a gimmie. But I'm looking for other considerations in the $5 range.

Art Style: Boxlife is my favorite DSiWare game. It's worth your $5 if you like quirky little puzzle games.
Worthintendo
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(06-17-2011, 08:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Naked Snake

So I tried Entropay



:(

I read that prepared cards should be more widely available by end of June. They can be found in some stores already supposedly. Can't find anyone selling them online.

Gah, I'm really kicking myself for not adding a whole heap of credit to my 3ds earlier this week when I got Cave Story :(

Are there any other pre paid virtual cards it may be worth looking into?
Jaded Alyx
(06-17-2011, 09:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Worthintendo

Does anyone know where you can purchase these pre paid eShop cards from online, now that Nintendo US has locked out non US credit cards it seems to be the only way I'm going to be able to buy games form the eshop but I'm not having much luck finding these cards online anywhere.

My workaround is switching my region to Brazil.
Naked Snake
(06-17-2011, 09:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pancakes R Us

Do you know anyone in the States? They could e-mail you the code. Paypal them $20.

Great idea. We could even do a GAF thread for it, folks hooking each other up.

Originally Posted by Worthintendo

Gah, I'm really kicking myself for not adding a whole heap of credit to my 3ds earlier this week when I got Cave Story :(

Are there any other pre paid virtual cards it may be worth looking into?

Yeah me too! And no.

Originally Posted by Jaded Alyx

My workaround is switching my region to Brazil.

Hmm, that works? I need to try it.
Jaded Alyx
(06-17-2011, 09:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Naked Snake

Great idea. We could even do a GAF thread for it, folks hooking each other up.



Yeah me too! And no.



Hmm, that works? I need to try it.

Yeh, only issue is the currency isn't in US dollars.
Naked Snake
(06-17-2011, 09:59 PM)
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Do you change your region from 3DS system settings or inside the eShop?
Jaded Alyx
(06-17-2011, 10:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Naked Snake

Do you change your region from 3DS system settings or inside the eShop?

System settings.
Naked Snake
(06-17-2011, 11:37 PM)
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Changing the region to Brazil worked! I now have Donkey Kong :) Thanks!
Chocoboko
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(06-17-2011, 11:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Naked Snake

Changing the region to Brazil worked! I now have Donkey Kong :) Thanks!

That is a cool trick. So could this also work for buying stuff on the japanese store if you live in America? Are point cards a universal payment method across stores?
The Hermit
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(06-17-2011, 11:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Naked Snake

Changing the region to Brazil worked! I now have Donkey Kong :) Thanks!

Did you notice the price is in R$? Also I did the exchange rate Nitendo is using and its about 1,67. Slightly higher than the real thing(still fair though) but paying 10 reais for Link's Awakening felt so good !:D
Plasmid
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(06-17-2011, 11:57 PM)
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Are there any pokemon games on the 3ds store?
nckillthegrimace
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(06-17-2011, 11:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chocoboko

That is a cool trick. So could this also work for buying stuff on the japanese store if you live in America? Are point cards a universal payment method across stores?

Nope, you cannot choose Japan or anywhere in Europe from the region list on an American 3DS. You can, however, pick Singapore, despite the fact that every other country listed is in the Western Hemisphere.
Naked Snake
(06-18-2011, 12:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Baiano19

Did you notice the price is in R$? Also I did the exchange rate Nitendo is using and its about 1,67. Slightly higher than the real thing(still fair though) but paying 10 reais for Link's Awakening felt so good !:D

Yes of course I noticed, I knew about the currency change. And I did the conversion caclulations, a $4 game like DK costs me about half a buck more now. Sucks, but not a deal breaker. Far less hassle than trying to get prepaid cards at this point. I just hope game releases between US and BR store match in the future.
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Fernando Rocker
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(06-18-2011, 01:59 AM)
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Guys... also, use a Delaware zip code...

You won't pay taxes! (100% confirmed by me).
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(06-18-2011, 02:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fernando Rocker

Guys... also, use a Delaware zip code...

You won't pay taxes! (100% confirmed by me).

Or a California zip code (what I used before Nintendo blocked non-US cards). There is no Zip Code needed for Brazil eShop.
Worthintendo
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(06-18-2011, 03:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jaded Alyx

My workaround is switching my region to Brazil.

Awesomly awesome you my new favorite person for letting us know. Do we know if any other regions on the list for a US 3DS will work, might try and find the one with the best exchange rate to the aus dollar
womp
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(06-18-2011, 03:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by GeekyDad

Your absolute favorite (non-puzzle game) 500 point/$5 DSiWare title? Getting Starship Defense, so that's already a gimmie. But I'm looking for other considerations in the $5 range.

Spotto! is one of the absolute best DSiWare titles and is only $1.99.

An amazingly wonderful game by Intelligent Systems.
M3d10n
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(06-18-2011, 03:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Baiano19

Did you notice the price is in R$? Also I did the exchange rate Nitendo is using and its about 1,67. Slightly higher than the real thing(still fair though) but paying 10 reais for Link's Awakening felt so good !:D

I added credits twice last week it was at 1.57 for the first one and 1.59 a few days later. Using the Brazilian eShop feels like dealing in the foreign exchange market, but in reverse: you gotta buy it when the rate is at the highest.

Originally Posted by Worthintendo

Awesomly awesome you my new favorite person for letting us know. Do we know if any other regions on the list for a US 3DS will work, might try and find the one with the best exchange rate to the aus dollar

The US 3DS has pretty much every country in the Americas listed in the region settings, and I assume it doesn't require ZIP codes for most of them (probably every one outside from the USA and maybe Canada). However, I don't think the eShop has a different currency for each one of them. You could try Puerto Rico, since they use US dollars.
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Naked Snake
(06-18-2011, 03:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Worthintendo

Awesomly awesome you my new favorite person for letting us know. Do we know if any other regions on the list for a US 3DS will work, might try and find the one with the best exchange rate to the aus dollar

I tried U.A.E. first (since I live in the Middle East), but when I opened the eShop I got a message saying the eShop doesn't exist for this country.
Worthintendo
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(06-18-2011, 03:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Naked Snake

I tried U.A.E. first (since I live in the Middle East), but when I opened the eShop I got a message saying the eShop doesn't exist for this country.

Is the 3DS out in the middle east out of interest? Also how much was Donkey Kong from Brazil? Just trying to work out how stuff compares to the Aus Dollar
Snapshot King
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(06-18-2011, 03:36 AM)
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Am I crazy, am I doing something wrong, why does the stupid store ask me my birthday every single time I turn it on?
M3d10n
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(06-18-2011, 03:42 AM)
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I just found a bug in the search function! If you filter by price in the Brazilian eShop, it filters by the USD prices, not the prices in BRL. So if I set the filter for "9 -10", it returns Cave Story and Thorium Wars, both listed for R$ 13.99 (those games are US$ 9.99 in the USA shop).

Originally Posted by Worthintendo

Is the 3DS out in the middle east out of interest? Also how much was Donkey Kong from Brazil? Just trying to work out how stuff compares to the Aus Dollar

DK is R$ 6.99, which should be US$ 4.38 according to Google. BTW, the $1.99 games are actually cheaper in the Brazilian eShop: they come out at $1.87.
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Kai Dracon
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(06-18-2011, 03:59 AM)
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Could anyone give me an idea if I'd suffer the e-shop sales tax curse if I live in Pennsylvania? I ain't bought anything yet and don't have a lot of funds to put more money in than I need right now.
Truth101
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(06-18-2011, 04:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Snapshot King

Am I crazy, am I doing something wrong, why does the stupid store ask me my birthday every single time I turn it on?

Check your parental setting, that is the only thing I can think of.
Naked Snake
(06-18-2011, 04:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Worthintendo

Is the 3DS out in the middle east out of interest?

Yes it is. Otherwise those countries would not be selectable in the region settings.


Originally Posted by Kaijima

Could anyone give me an idea if I'd suffer the e-shop sales tax curse if I live in Pennsylvania? I ain't bought anything yet and don't have a lot of funds to put more money in than I need right now.

Don't know if Pennsylvania is charged tax, but you could avoid it by simply entering a zip code from a non-taxed state. The zip code is not used for CC verification as far I know. So paying tax on the eShop can be avoided by anyone and everyone if they choose to*.

*If paying by credit card. Not necessarily so if using pre-paid cards.
M3d10n
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(06-18-2011, 04:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kaijima

Could anyone give me an idea if I'd suffer the e-shop sales tax curse if I live in Pennsylvania? I ain't bought anything yet and don't have a lot of funds to put more money in than I need right now.

It shows the taxes in the pre-buy screen that shows up when you tap the blue "touch here to buy" button (did you really think that button would instantly purchase the game without any confirmation?)

Originally Posted by Naked Snake

Yes it is. Otherwise those countries would not be selectable in the region settings.

Did it have an official launch yet? Because I doubt it was properly launched in even half the places listed in the region settings. Looks more like Nintendo listing all countries they could think of that would classify as "NTSC" region. Microsoft did more or less the same with the 360: you could select from a wide amount of countries, but in many of them you weren't allowed to log onto Xbox Live.
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Jaded Alyx
(06-18-2011, 04:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Naked Snake

Yes it is. Otherwise those countries would not be selectable in the region settings.

Nope. Consoles aren't officially released where I live and yet my country is there.

No eShop of course.
GeekyDad
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(06-18-2011, 05:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by womp

Spotto! is one of the absolute best DSiWare titles and is only $1.99.

An amazingly wonderful game by Intelligent Systems.

Ha, ha. Yeah, got it the other day, finished it, loved it.

"Yes, sir!" He's so adorable.
womp
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(06-18-2011, 05:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kaijima

Could anyone give me an idea if I'd suffer the e-shop sales tax curse if I live in Pennsylvania? I ain't bought anything yet and don't have a lot of funds to put more money in than I need right now.

Yes, PA is charged tax. Just do what I did and set your zip to a Delaware zip.

Being not far from the DE border that wasn't too out of line for me to do anyway.

The tax can add up easily to where you could buy a $1.99 game at the least. Total BS since they also charged me tax for the card, to me that is double dipping and sounds fishy to begin with.

How is it legal to charge tax on what is essentially cash?

For the record Toys R Us doesn't charge tax on their eShop cards.
lazybones18
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(06-18-2011, 10:24 AM)
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Is there a way for me to get access to all DSiWare titles or am I just stuck with what's available in the "DSiWare Favorites" section?
wsippel
(06-18-2011, 10:26 AM)

Originally Posted by lazybones18

Is there a way for me to get access to all DSiWare titles or am I just stuck with what's available in the "DSiWare Favorites" section?

Use the search function, filter by DSiWare, done.
lazybones18
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(06-18-2011, 10:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by wsippel

Use the search function, filter by DSiWare, done.

Okay cool

Anyone feel like recommending me DSiWare games worthy trying out?

NO RPGs
Teknoman
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(06-18-2011, 10:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by lazybones18

Okay cool

Anyone feel like recommending me DSiWare games worthy trying out?

NO RPGs

Anything by Wayforward, Cave Story, Dark Void zero.
Effect
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(06-18-2011, 10:50 AM)
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Anyone else notice the new sections on the eShop main menu?

- Puzzle Games (was there before I think)
- My Pet Animals = Pet DSiWare games or games with animals
- For the Win = Sports games (racing, golf, pool, fishing, basketball, baseball, soccer, air hockey, boxing DSiWare games)
- Nuthin' But Action = Seems to have a variety of games. See Puzzle Quest in here, Shante, Cave Story, Defense Wars, Dark Void, Rayman, Plants vs Zombies, Picdun
- Learn on the Go = Learning games. Brian Age Math is in here.
- For your road trip = Different type of games here as well.
- What We're Playing = Could be recommended games from those controlling the eShop. Different from the Staff Pick of the Week
- Coming Soon to Nintendo eShop = Upcoming games
- Value Games = Selection of games for $1.99

I assume the games in these sections, if they stay, will be changed after a while. I wonder if it will be randomized though. That only one Brian Age title is listed and there are more then one makes me think they won't miss out on trying to direct people to the others at some point.

You do get idea of what's inside. With the road trip section I assumed it would be games that would be best suited for as it says on a road trip. This naming scheme might be better then simply listing things as action, sports, rpg, etc. Allows for a different mix of games under a theme then a normal genre. Especially if one genre is more populated then another.
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BooJoh
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(06-18-2011, 11:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Effect

Anyone else notice the new sections on the eShop main menu?

- Puzzle Games (was there before I think)
- My Pet Animals = Pet DSiWare games or games with animals
- For the Win = Sports games (racing, golf, pool, fishing, basketball, baseball, soccer, air hockey, boxing DSiWare games)
- Nuthin' But Action = Seems to have a variety of games. See Puzzle Quest in here, Shante, Cave Story, Defense Wars, Dark Void, Rayman, Plants vs Zombies, Picdun
- Learn on the Go = Learning games. Brian Age Math is in here.
- For your road trip = Different type of games here as well.
- What We're Playing = Could be recommended games from those controlling the eShop. Different from the Staff Pick of the Week
- Coming Soon to Nintendo eShop = Upcoming games
- Value Games = Selection of games for $1.99

I assume the games in these sections, if they stay, will be changed after a while. I wonder if it will be randomized though. That only one Brian Age title is listed and there are more then one makes me think they won't miss out on trying to direct people to the others at some point.

You do get idea of what's inside. With the road trip section I assumed it would be games that would be best suited for as it says on a road trip. This naming scheme might be better then simply listing things as action, sports, rpg, etc. Allows for a different mix of games under a theme then a normal genre. Especially if one genre is more populated then another.

Didn't notice this, but I just looked. I hope they make more use of this upcoming eShop games section and show what's coming up on 3DSWare/VC/3D Classics instead of just DSiWare. Considering we had no real indication of anything coming up before this is a very small step in the right direction.
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(06-18-2011, 11:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Effect

Anyone else notice the new sections on the eShop main menu?

- Puzzle Games (was there before I think)
- My Pet Animals = Pet DSiWare games or games with animals
- For the Win = Sports games (racing, golf, pool, fishing, basketball, baseball, soccer, air hockey, boxing DSiWare games)
- Nuthin' But Action = Seems to have a variety of games. See Puzzle Quest in here, Shante, Cave Story, Defense Wars, Dark Void, Rayman, Plants vs Zombies, Picdun
- Learn on the Go = Learning games. Brian Age Math is in here.
- For your road trip = Different type of games here as well.
- What We're Playing = Could be recommended games from those controlling the eShop. Different from the Staff Pick of the Week
- Coming Soon to Nintendo eShop = Upcoming games
- Value Games = Selection of games for $1.99

I assume the games in these sections, if they stay, will be changed after a while. I wonder if it will be randomized though. That only one Brian Age title is listed and there are more then one makes me think they won't miss out on trying to direct people to the others at some point.

You do get idea of what's inside. With the road trip section I assumed it would be games that would be best suited for as it says on a road trip. This naming scheme might be better then simply listing things as action, sports, rpg, etc. Allows for a different mix of games under a theme then a normal genre. Especially if one genre is more populated then another.

My God. That's lightyears ahead of the European store.

We have a bunch of sections, namely 3DS games (with descriptions of retail titles and - stupidly - 2D screenshots), DSiWare (about 10 games total), Virtual Console (5 games) and a Coming Soon only showing OoT 3D. Plus a bunch of random stuff from these sections randomly sticked to the front page in no particolar order, to make navigation more cumbersome.

Especially the DSiWare selection is absolutely abysmal.

Oh, and still no E3 trailers of course. Just three ultracompressed videos (OoT 3D, DoA, Link's Awakening) in streaming.
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(06-18-2011, 12:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jocchan

My God. That's lightyears ahead of the European store.

We have a bunch of sections, namely 3DS games (with descriptions of retail titles and - stupidly - 2D screenshots), DSiWare (about 10 games total), Virtual Console (5 games) and a Coming Soon only showing OoT 3D. Plus a bunch of random stuff from these sections randomly sticked to the front page in no particolar order, to make navigation more cumbersome.

Especially the DSiWare selection is absolutely abysmal.

Oh, and still no E3 trailers of course. Just three ultracompressed videos (OoT 3D, DoA, Link's Awakening) in streaming.

Yeah, Australian store is similarly anemic. Really starting to regret getting an Aus 3DS instead of a US one.
Mafro
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(06-18-2011, 12:20 PM)
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Just as I thought the EU eShop couldn't get any worse. I wish one of the big sites e.g. Eurogamer would call out NoE about this and how dissatisfied the userbase is.
Cheesemeister
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(06-18-2011, 12:34 PM)
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When Deleware and Brazil make up a disproportionate amount of sales, we're going to get IP locked for sure. As if the region locking wasn't bad enough.
Worthintendo
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(06-18-2011, 12:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jocchan

My God. That's lightyears ahead of the European store.

We have a bunch of sections, namely 3DS games (with descriptions of retail titles and - stupidly - 2D screenshots), DSiWare (about 10 games total), Virtual Console (5 games) and a Coming Soon only showing OoT 3D. Plus a bunch of random stuff from these sections randomly sticked to the front page in no particolar order, to make navigation more cumbersome.

Especially the DSiWare selection is absolutely abysmal.

Oh, and still no E3 trailers of course. Just three ultracompressed videos (OoT 3D, DoA, Link's Awakening) in streaming.

I am so glad I imported a US one, sure I had to wait a week after everyone else had their 3DS to get mine and there has been the issue this week with the US eShop and non US Credit Cards. In the end getting a US unit was the right choice and I stand by it.

I still can't belive they don't have the e3 trailers up, those things are soo useful for them. I've shown the trailers to Super Bros and Mario Kart to a few people and they all think they look awesome and it just makes them want the games more. How does NoE not realise putting these things up ASAP is a good thing.

All I can think of is maybe they are waiting for a 3DS version of the Nintendo Channel to launch and have them all via that.

Speaking of Channels on the 3DS, I don't know why and I hadn't thought of it for years, but I really want the weather & news channels on the 3DS, I can see them get alot more use on a portable system them a console.
Bootaaay
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(06-18-2011, 01:03 PM)
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Hey, no worries guys, Nintendo confirms we'll be getting the E3 trailers on the EU eStore "soon".

http://www.3dsbuzz.com/eshop-e3-trai...o-europe-soon/

Willing to bet it'll be well into July before we see a single E3 trailer.
345triangle
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(06-18-2011, 01:13 PM)
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man donkey kong 94 is fantastic! never played it before but i'm having a blast with it.
Anasui Kishibe
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(06-18-2011, 01:40 PM)
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that trailer for Sports Island actually looks kind of decent. Game's soulless but I enjoyed the graphics and variety
the androgyne
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(06-18-2011, 02:00 PM)
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I don't know why, but i keep checking the AUS eShop every now and then like i'm some kind of idiot expecting any kind of new thing.

Then, i just noticed they saw fit to include a Shantae screenshot on the DSiWare highlights top screen. Assholes.
M3d10n
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(06-18-2011, 02:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cheesemeister

When Deleware and Brazil make up a disproportionate amount of sales, we're going to get IP locked for sure. As if the region locking wasn't bad enough.

I don't know about Delaware, but as long as the exchange rate stays low games in the Brazil eShop are slightly more expensive overall ($0.30~$0.60) so it's all part of the keikaku.
Tarin02543
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(06-18-2011, 02:19 PM)
yeah I saw Sports Island 2 when I went to pick up OoT3d but for 39.95 I thought the price was too heavy.

Might pick it up once it gets dumped in the bargain bin.
GeekyDad
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(06-18-2011, 03:01 PM)
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Starship Defense...man, this game raises the bar for DSiWare. I'm also currently playing a shitty game for review I won't name, and it's priced higher than SD. It's crazy, then, playing SD and seeing how much polish and attention to detail that game has for $5. Granted, the art style isn't cutting edge, but SD had some real love put into it. Which begs the question: how does Nintendo determine the prices for these games? If they themselves are putting out quality titles at a reasonable price, why would they price mediocre titles so high?
Jintor
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(06-18-2011, 03:12 PM)
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I hate it so, so much that Nintendo doesn't have a coherent idea over all regions of what they're doing with online
Sammy Samusu
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(06-19-2011, 02:06 AM)
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Japanese eShop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlzFyoC1-FA

I won't even.

Let's hope we get more content soon...

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