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Hero of Legend
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(04-17-2013, 11:36 PM)
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http://store.nintendo.com/webapp/wcs...encyPreference

$20, why the stealth release?!

Tempted. Don't have any game that REALLY needs it, but I want MH3U.

Hope it finds its way to GameStop/EBGames.

Edit: Says it'll begin shipping on the 19th.
akidnamededdy
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(04-17-2013, 11:37 PM)
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Also tempted. The original CPP made MGS3 and KH3D and REvelaitons play a bit smoother. Even if it was a horrible monstrosity.
Eusis
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(04-17-2013, 11:38 PM)
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I got RE:R, but I like that with RE4 controls.

Still, I'd like to have this as an option in the future, too bad about their shipping though. Hopefully GameStop gets it.
PixyJunket
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(04-17-2013, 11:38 PM)
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The 3DS XL Charging Cradle is also an NoA website exclusive for some reason.
Hero of Legend
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(04-17-2013, 11:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket

The 3DS XL Charging Cradle is also an NoA website exclusive for some reason.

Why even use that? Never understood its use.
brandonh83
(04-17-2013, 11:39 PM)
Is this thing... okay? Just seems like it'd make the system kind of ridiculous, considering how big it already is.
Pastry
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(04-17-2013, 11:40 PM)
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I just got MH3 and I love the game but trying to use the camera underwater is terrible. What games other than MH use this?
Mauricio_Magus
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(04-17-2013, 11:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pastry

I just got MH3 and I love the game but trying to use the camera underwater is terrible. What games other than MH use this?

RE: R
MH3U
MH4
Kingdom Hearts
Metal Gear Solid 3
entrement
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(04-17-2013, 11:42 PM)
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Why those Nintendo online store still have the same design from Gamecube days lol?
dallow_bg
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(04-17-2013, 11:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

Why even use that? Never understood its use.

Why not?

I just place it down, and never worry about plugging it in.
Vigilance
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(04-17-2013, 11:43 PM)
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Guess I should get one then.
FSLink
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(04-17-2013, 11:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

Why even use that? Never understood its use.

Easier to just place on my bed side for charging/spotpass than fiddling around with the cable. Plus I'm just too spoiled after having a normal 3DS.
Eusis
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(04-17-2013, 11:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

Why even use that? Never understood its use.

Nice to just put the 3DS there without messing with cords or anything. Though getting both from there could take the sting off of shipping.
Auron_Kale
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(04-17-2013, 11:44 PM)
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May buy, but not too sure just yet.
Hero of Legend
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(04-17-2013, 11:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by dallow_bg

Why not?

I just place it down, and never worry about plugging it in.

But what does it do? Does it act as a back-up/charging battery so you charge it, then when the 3DS is low then you bring the charged cradle and charge it on there as a back-up battery?
NeOak
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(04-17-2013, 11:44 PM)
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Posted in the MH3U OT. Thanks for the info OP.

Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

But what does it do? Does it act as a back-up/charging battery so you charge it, then when the 3DS is low then you bring the charged cradle and charge it on there as a back-up battery?

No, its something for convenience. When you come back, you just put the 3DS in the craddle and leave it there charging. No need to get the AC adapter, etc.
15RC
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(04-17-2013, 11:45 PM)
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I hope this makes it to Best Buy or GameStop. I don't want to pay for shipping.
Brandon F
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(04-17-2013, 11:45 PM)
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Dang, just got one for MH3 from Amazon.

For those curious I REALLY like it. Even for games that don't use it, the extra bulk makes the comfort level of playing the 3DS much better. I often had issues with my fingers cramping on the underside of the XL as I played keeping it held up. Not at all an issue with this thing attached.

In MH3 I find the target lock still most helpful than the right stick use, but for underwater combat it is a big boon for swimming.

Only issue is that games that don't fully support it(Luigi for instance) won't remap the trigger buttons, so you need to uncradle it to play them(back to cramping).
dallow_bg
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(04-17-2013, 11:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

But what does it do? Does it act as a back-up/charging battery so you charge it, then when the 3DS is low then you bring the charged cradle and charge it on there as a back-up battery?

Wat?

No, you plug the charger into the wall, then plug other end into the dock.
There's no battery or anything in the dock.
PixyJunket
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(04-17-2013, 11:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

Why even use that? Never understood its use.

Cause it's awesome.
Hero of Legend
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(04-17-2013, 11:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by NeOak

Posted in the MH3U OT. Thanks for the info OP.



No, its something for convenience. When you come back, you just put the 3DS in the craddle and leave it there charging. No need to get the AC adapter, etc.

OOOOOOH I see!

Still, kinda an odd thing to have that really only requires you to plug it in anyway, but hey, if people find it useful. :)
Karish
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(04-17-2013, 11:49 PM)
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I was JUST looking at grips for the 3DSXL. Is this a viable option for a grip? I don't know how much I care about the second stick, though I'm sure it doesn't hurt...

If not... any grip suggestions to make it more comfortable to hold?
Kazerei
(04-17-2013, 11:50 PM)
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Thanks for the heads up
gar3
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(04-17-2013, 11:53 PM)
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Thought it'd be ages until this showed up in the US so a couple of months ago I bought a Japanese one via eBay for $32, heh.
Mr E.
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(04-17-2013, 11:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Karish

I was JUST looking at grips for the 3DSXL. Is this a viable option for a grip? I don't know how much I care about the second stick, though I'm sure it doesn't hurt...

If not... any grip suggestions to make it more comfortable to hold?

Have you held the Wii U pad? It's similar to that and that's a beauty to hold. Bulky but great form factor.
boyshine
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(04-17-2013, 11:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

Why even use that? Never understood its use.

Easier to keep the 3DS charged as you don't have to look for the power cord that's somewhere on the floor, behind the sofa.. you just dock it whenever you're done playing. I almost never run out of battery because of it. It's also a lot tidier, as you can hide the power cord. Wouldn't be without it.
Karish
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(04-17-2013, 11:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mr E.

Have you held the Wii U pad? It's similar to that and that's a beauty to hold. Bulky but great form factor.

you sold me!
Dingotech
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(04-18-2013, 12:00 AM)
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I find it rediculous that the XL doesn't have a second circle pad built into it.

In saying that I still bought one.
Green Card
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(04-18-2013, 12:01 AM)
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I need a white one :O

Originally Posted by Dingotech

I find it rediculous that the XL doesn't have a second circle pad built into it.

In saying that I still bought one.

And it doesn't come with a cradle like the 3DS does.
Edag Plata
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(04-18-2013, 12:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mr E.

Have you held the Wii U pad? It's similar to that and that's a beauty to hold. Bulky but great form factor.

Oh wow, it's that nice? Has it been up on the site for awhile or something and that's how you have it already?
Alchemy
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(04-18-2013, 12:03 AM)
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Well that sucks for me, I imported one a few weeks ago.
Mr E.
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(04-18-2013, 12:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Edag Plata

Oh wow, it's that nice? Has it been up on the site for awhile or something and that's how you have it already?

I'm in UK mate. It was on Amazons store on MH3U release date. Had both delivered on that glorious day.

Honestly it feels great. Triggers are better too.

Edit to mention two negatives I've found.
Stylus needs to be in or out, can't swap without unclipping the device. Also the same applies to the Wi FI slider.
It's seconds to unclip though and I'm used to it.
Last edited by Mr E.; 04-18-2013 at 12:08 AM.
JacksUsername
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(04-18-2013, 12:05 AM)
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Thanks for the heads up! Just put a purchase order through and I don't even have an XL yet. Figure it may be tough to find these down the road though, and I can't imagine playing Monster Hunter without it.
crankypants
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(04-18-2013, 12:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Eusis

Nice to just put the 3DS there without messing with cords or anything. Though getting both from there could take the sting off of shipping.

I'm just annoyed at the price discrepancy.

3DS Charging Dock: 4 bucks.
http://store.nintendo.com/webapp/wcs...encyPreference

3DS XL Charging Dock: 19 bucks.
http://store.nintendo.com/webapp/wcs...encyPreference

And I don't think the extra cost is an included AC adapter...
Mzo
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(04-18-2013, 12:12 AM)
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aaaahhh this is because I just ordered one from Hong Kong on eBay.
Kuro Madoushi
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(04-18-2013, 12:12 AM)
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fuckin seriously!? I JUST bought it from Play Asia...and also got dinged extra for the shitty clearing their company did
Starwolf_UK
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(04-18-2013, 12:13 AM)
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Is the NOA shop becoming the stealth release place for many Nintendo things. Next it'll be eShop downloads...

Originally Posted by crankypants

I'm just annoyed at the price discrepancy.

3DS Charging Dock: 4 bucks.

3DS XL Charging Dock: 19 bucks.

I would expect the XL charging dock to cost more from economies of scale. I mean every 3DS comes with a normal charging cradle while for the XL it is an optional extra.

Still factor of 4+ is a bit much for what is molded plastic with some metal pass an electric current.
DiscoJason
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(04-18-2013, 12:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kuro Madoushi

fuckin seriously!? I JUST bought it from Play Asia...and also got dinged extra for the shitty clearing their company did

I just bought from Amazon a week or so ago and basically paid $40. I wish they would have made some announcements that they were going to do it.
Eusis
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(04-18-2013, 12:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by crankypants

I'm just annoyed at the price discrepancy.

3DS Charging Dock: 4 bucks.
http://store.nintendo.com/webapp/wcs...encyPreference

3DS XL Charging Dock: 19 bucks.
http://store.nintendo.com/webapp/wcs...encyPreference

And I don't think the extra cost is an included AC adapter...

Yeah, that bugs me too. I attribute it to the former being a replacement part and the latter an accessory, technically.
DaBoss
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(04-18-2013, 12:14 AM)
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Dafuq is this?
Baller, PhD
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(04-18-2013, 12:15 AM)
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God fucking damn it. I just paid like $37 (with Amazon Prime shipping) for one of these last week. FU NOA
crankypants
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(04-18-2013, 12:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Eusis

Yeah, that bugs me too. I attribute it to the former being a replacement part and the latter an accessory, technically.

I'm not ENTIRELY sure, but I think they stealth removed the dock from the original 3DS systems since holiday last year.
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(04-18-2013, 12:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by DiscoJason

I just bought from Amazon a week or so ago and basically paid $40. I wish they would have made some announcements that they were going to do it.

Announcements? Lol this is Nintendo.
RPGamer92
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(04-18-2013, 12:24 AM)
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How much does the CPP improve Kid Icarus? I'm a lefty and haven't been able to get into it on my XL due to a lack of CPP before. Is it worth it for KI and RER?
Auron_Kale
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(04-18-2013, 12:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by PSFan

How much does the CPP improve Kid Icarus? I'm a lefty and haven't been able to get into it on my XL due to a lack of CPP before. Is it worth it for KI and RER?

If you have the CPP and are a lefty, the (righty) controls are mapped to the CPP, thus they're mirrored.

I tried it once and found it pretty cool as I played one level with it that way (I'm right-handed).
awilliams213
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(04-18-2013, 12:29 AM)
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Thanks OP I am going to order this in a couple of weeks.
Avallon
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(04-18-2013, 12:34 AM)
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How much is the shipping?
Auron_Kale
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(04-18-2013, 12:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Avallon

How much is the shipping?

$5 for standard
$10 for UPS Blue
$17 for UPS Red
Fidelis Hodie
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(04-18-2013, 12:45 AM)
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Ordered.

We shall see what this really adds, but I've always wanted one. Helps that I have most of the games I'd use it with anyways.
Shaanyboi
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(04-18-2013, 12:49 AM)
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i feel like i should own this but... why?

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