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nikatapi
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(06-17-2013, 06:12 PM)
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From Emily Rogers' twitter:

You may want to check your 3DS around 5pm PDT today https://twitter.com/Emi1yRogers/stat...59148290723840

Can't get into specifics but some kind of firmware update at 5pm PDT. Don't hype yourself.RT "@bjwanlund What exactly are we checking for?"
https://twitter.com/Emi1yRogers/stat...63470105776128

Just to clarify, Europeans and JP will benefit from this update more than NA. NA people will have to wait a little longer for this stuff.
https://twitter.com/Emi1yRogers/stat...71013033025536

So let's speculate, what kind of update is coming?Maybe some added functionality?
GulAtiCa
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(06-17-2013, 06:14 PM)
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Wnder what kind of update it would be that would benefit Europe/Japan more then North America. hmm
ngower
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(06-17-2013, 06:14 PM)
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If Europe and Japan benefit more than North America, it must surely involve Streetpass?
Kade
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(06-17-2013, 06:14 PM)
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What sort of update would European and Japanese region 3DSes benefit more from than North American ones?
ShockingAlberto
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(06-17-2013, 06:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by ngower

If Europe and Japan benefit more than North America, it must surely involve Streetpass?

*rings bell*
GulAtiCa
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(06-17-2013, 06:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by ngower

If Europe and Japan benefit more than North America, it must surely involve Streetpass?

Wouldn't that sort of thing be more beneficial for North America & Europe then Japan? Since Japan doesn't really need any help in this sort of thing
DaBoss
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(06-17-2013, 06:16 PM)
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Hmm, hope it brings something nice.

Originally Posted by ngower

If Europe and Japan benefit more than North America, it must surely involve Streetpass?

Japan is perfectly fine with StreetPass. NA and Europe are the ones that would require attention to StreetPass.
ngower
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(06-17-2013, 06:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by GulAtiCa

Wouldn't that sort of thing be more beneficial for North America & Europe then Japan? Since Japan doesn't really need any help in this sort of thing

My assumption is that it builds on Streespass's existing infrastructure, i.e. adds something to Streetpass rather than broadening Stresspass' reach (i.e. the McDonalds hotspot thing), which would benefit places where Streetpass is thriving, or, Europe and Japan.
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(06-17-2013, 06:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by GulAtiCa

Wouldn't that sort of thing be more beneficial for North America & Europe then Japan? Since Japan doesn't really need any help in this sort of thing

Find Mii 3.
Mpl90
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(06-17-2013, 06:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

*rings bell*

Ah yeah, the StreetPass enhancement.

EDIT: Wait, no. Japan doesn't need improvements there. :lol
qko
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(06-17-2013, 06:18 PM)
probably also could be an easier way to switch keyboards.
Zonic
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(06-17-2013, 06:18 PM)
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If we're not suppose to hype ourselves up, I wonder if it's just some fixes of some sort. Not gonna expect an additional feature or something.
fabricated backlash
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(06-17-2013, 06:19 PM)
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Full account system confirmed, introduction of weekly sales that make the Steam holiday sale look like a moneygrab, Zelda Two Worlds Demo, Miiverse with up to 4 hours of video recording in 3D confirmed.

If any of those isn't there, it will be a total failure.


What it really is going to be is: Security updates and streetpass/spotpass preparations.
Kouriozan
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(06-17-2013, 06:20 PM)
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Well, there is no E3 in Japan and Europe...hmmm...
Believe!
KillerTravis
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(06-17-2013, 06:20 PM)
Ugh Emily Rogers.
batman2million
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(06-17-2013, 06:20 PM)
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who is she again? and has she ever been right before?

Been seeing a lot of posts about her here on gaf.
enewtabie
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(06-17-2013, 06:20 PM)
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animal crossing doo hickey.
-Horizon-
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(06-17-2013, 06:20 PM)
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Still waiting on that Miiverse for 3DS, otherwise I'm only a little interested to see what this update is.
Hale-XF11
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(06-17-2013, 06:21 PM)
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Well, at least I know not to get hyped for anything.
GulAtiCa
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(06-17-2013, 06:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by batman2million

who is she again? and has she ever been right before?

She helps out indies by getting them in touch with NOA, a good portion of the indies now in development via Wii U eShop is thanks to her in some way.

But, she also was right on a few things, like YouTube coming to Wii.
Gala
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(06-17-2013, 06:21 PM)
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Maybe they'll remove the region lock..
nikatapi
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(06-17-2013, 06:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zonic505

If we're not suppose to hype ourselves up, I wonder if it's just some fixes of some sort. Not gonna expect an additional feature or something.

Well it wouldn't make sense to say that some regions would benefit more than others, if it was only about some fixes. So maybe a little added functionality is coming, probably something streetpass related as others have said.

Too bad they said that the streetpass enhancement will be used via the free internet spots that are available for 3DS, it would be great if it was expanded to work a bit like spotpass, where we could get streetpass hits for people who are going online in "near" areas.
73V3N
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(06-17-2013, 06:22 PM)
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System stability improvements coming.


Youtube for everyone but NA? :P
MLH
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(06-17-2013, 06:22 PM)
Hopefully it blocks those new flash cards.
Majine
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(06-17-2013, 06:22 PM)
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Miiverse!
TruthJunky
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(06-17-2013, 06:23 PM)
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For the love of Christ, please let it include gifting in the eShop.
Adam Prime
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(06-17-2013, 06:24 PM)
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yeah this will be nothing special.
Senator Soufflé
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(06-17-2013, 06:26 PM)
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So an update at midnight?

Clearly it's something mysterious and amazing.

I'm game for Streetpass Quest 3.
Ruud_Luiten
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(06-17-2013, 06:26 PM)
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iDeal support?
OnPoint
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(06-17-2013, 06:28 PM)
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For a second there I thought it said 3DO update haha

I'll have to update it tonight, but I'm going on a trip tomorrow. If it bricks, I swear to god...
Jotamide
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(06-17-2013, 06:28 PM)
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Miiverse on 3DS
losername
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(06-17-2013, 06:29 PM)
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Maybe this is tied into the Animal Crossing Best Buy promotion and configures the system to receive the gifts from specific stores/access points in UK/Japanese chain stores?
JordanKZ
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(06-17-2013, 06:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jotamide

Miiverse on 3DS

That's months out. Seriously.
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(06-17-2013, 06:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by nikatapi

Well it wouldn't make sense to say that some regions would benefit more than others, if it was only about some fixes. So maybe a little added functionality is coming, probably something streetpass related as others have said.

Too bad they said that the streetpass enhancement will be used via the free internet spots that are available for 3DS, it would be great if it was expanded to work a bit like spotpass, where we could get streetpass hits for people who are going online in "near" areas.

The whole point of Street Pass is to incentivise you to take your 3DS with you so this isn't the direction they want but also "near" areas is essentially the same thing as Street Pass as it currently exists. If someone is using their 3DS close to you it's likely going to Street Pass, the problem is about centralization.

Though if they ever upgrade the 3DS or successor with a GPS chip I think it would be cool to have a concept of "Geopass."
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(06-17-2013, 06:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ruud_Luiten

iDeal support?

I think iDeal is a Dutch system. Maybe the Flemish part of Belgium too, but that's it.
Jotamide
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(06-17-2013, 06:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by qko

probably also could be an easier way to switch keyboards.

This is a very good prediction. The current keyboard absolutely sucks.
Daedardus
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(06-17-2013, 06:36 PM)
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But she just says NA will have to wait a little longer. This implies some kind of service that still needs to be set up, and seeing as NOA is always a month late this year, that could explain why EU and JP benefit more.
SalsaShark
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(06-17-2013, 06:37 PM)
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I like how she says not to hype and everyone goes MIIVERSE GIFTING ACCOUNT SYSTEM
rjc571
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(06-17-2013, 06:40 PM)
They're gonna remove the region lock now that I've imported an LL
serplux
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(06-17-2013, 06:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by SalsaShark

I like how she says not to hype and everyone goes MIIVERSE GIFTING ACCOUNT SYSTEM

System stability!
nikatapi
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(06-17-2013, 06:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Somnid

The whole point of Street Pass is to incentivise you to take your 3DS with you so this isn't the direction they want but also "near" areas is essentially the same thing as Street Pass as it currently exists. If someone is using their 3DS close to you it's likely going to Street Pass, the problem is about centralization.

Though if they ever upgrade the 3DS or successor with a GPS chip I think it would be cool to have a concept of "Geopass."

Yeah you're right, i just think that there are places that there are very few 3ds owners and there aren't any wifi spots for 3DS, so streetpass is becoming a useless feature it this case. I've been a 3DS owner for over a year, and i've only had 1 streetpass hit. So maybe there could be a change in how streetpass works, even in areas with a few 3DS owners.

Sorry for the offtopic.
TruthJunky
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(06-17-2013, 11:36 PM)
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Any word?
Zonic
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(06-18-2013, 12:03 AM)
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Still an hour left until it's suppose to hit.
Tenki
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(06-18-2013, 12:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by ngower

If Europe and Japan benefit more than North America, it must surely involve Streetpass?

Or maybe it's something Bravely Default related. :D
Drago
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(06-18-2013, 12:05 AM)
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NA getting update benefits later than EU and JP is the most believable thing about the rumor.
PhoenixDawn
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(06-18-2013, 12:06 AM)
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Can't wait for some improved stability on my 3DS!
Cbajd5
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(06-18-2013, 12:09 AM)
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I BLAME NINTENDO OF AMERICA EVEN IF THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

why do you need to delay everything good

cut that out
RedSwirl
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(06-18-2013, 12:11 AM)
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What about that new StreetPass server thing Iwata was talking about?
MasterBalls
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(06-18-2013, 12:12 AM)
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This thing is capable of stuff other than Animal Crossing...?
Wario64
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(06-18-2013, 12:13 AM)

Originally Posted by RedSwirl

What about that new StreetPass server thing Iwata was talking about?

That's being implemented in the fall

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