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Posted by patrickklepek
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Edited by arjybarjy

Clunky! But bigger!

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Posted by Nemesis2K

Lol

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Posted by Jayesslee

That is a monster.

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Posted by Hailinel

Without comment? You mean, no baffled commentary on such a device's existence and speculation of what it could mean?

Oh, wait. That was last year. :P

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Posted by RE_Player1

Oh man...

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Posted by iAmJohn

At least they made it smaller on the side?

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Posted by CitizenJP

Why, gawd? Why couldn't they just have built a 2nd circle pad into the 3DS in the first place? It looks so cumbersome.

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Posted by Hizang

Love how it's not a picture of somebody holding it, because they can't!

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Posted by LikeaSsur

Fits in my pocket!

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Posted by chilibean_3

So dumb.

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Posted by Jams

@CitizenJP said:

Why, gawd? Why couldn't they just have built a 2nd circle pad into the 3DS in the first place? It looks so cumbersome.

you know all it would have taken is the stick and some wires. It's not like there's so much extra circuitry that they can't fit it all in the 3ds

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Posted by ravage484

GODZILLA!!!

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Posted by BlueWolverine

And people will buy this like the good little sheep they are. Brand loyalty is stupid.

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Posted by NekuCTR

Nintendo... ur dumb.

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Posted by delicious_lie

I don't understand. Do you perhaps have an image of it... slanted?

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Posted by BBQBram

This is the most compromising bullshit.

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Posted by rachelepithet

And THATS how you compete with the growing mobile phone gaming biz.

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Posted by evanbower

It's.. it's... . glorious.

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Posted by lesaboteur

There is no sigh large enough to describe my feelings about this and Nintendo as a whole.

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Posted by Colourful_Hippie

Fantastic.

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Posted by Rhete

Does it come with a stand?

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Posted by familyphotoshoot

Oh, Nintendo.

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Posted by Vexxan

It's almost hilarious that this thing exists, it looks so fucking dumb.

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Edited by Beadoy

What has science done?

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Posted by Winternet

MC Hammer loves his new Nintendo 3DS XL w/ Circle Pad Pro

The reason for why MC Hammer is being questioned about the new Nintendo device is still unknown to date, but nevertheless, MC Hammer said "It's great. I can take it anywhere, I love it." When asked about good games he could play with his new Circle Pad Pro, MC Hammer refused to comment. However, to the claims that MC Hammer was solo on praising the new devices he had a response "You just wait for it. I may even do a TV commercial with it. It's going to be real big". In yet another sad attempt to remember the general public why the name MC Hammer means something more than a gun in Borderlands 2, he ended his statement with "Everyone can touch the 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro!".

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There, I made a news article for you

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Posted by Lokno

@Winternet: Circle Pad Pro XL : The Hammer Pants of handheld peripherals.

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Posted by BlackLagoon

I'm curious, how big is that thing compared to a Vita?

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Posted by I_Stay_Puft

Looks like one of the first ever made laptops.

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Posted by GunstarRed

Great? How many games actually use that thing at this point 4? 5?

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Posted by august

It's a great videogame system, and it fits in the trunk of my car!

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Posted by h37s3m

gamegear DS

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Posted by MildMolasses
@GunstarRed If only there was some sort of database that could answer that for you
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Posted by Krakn3Dfx

Maybe now they'll rename the original Circle Pad Pro to 'Classic Circle Pad Pro".

It seems like the obvious move.

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Posted by Evercaptor

That's two Essential peripherals in a row hammered home by the GB team, can Brad take it home with a third?

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Posted by killawogg

bigger stronger faster

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Posted by kerse

Why didn't they just put another circle pad on the XL.

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Posted by bemusedchunk

vita needs a circle pad pro.

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Posted by GunstarRed

@MildMolasses: I don't know how to use the internet.

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Posted by WJist

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Edited by GoofyGoober

@LikeaSsur said:

Fits in my pocket!

Can I borrow your size good lord you're fat jeans so I can fit that monster into my pocket too?!?!?

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Posted by AndrewB

@bemusedchunk said:

vita needs a circle pad pro.

The Gaaaxthans with three hands need that third analog stick. Huge audience they're missing out on.

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Posted by MormonWarrior

I still can't fathom who this ridiculous contraption is for. The only game that really demands it is MGS3 and it's a horribly gimped version of that game in general anyway (get the Vita or PS3/360 version...seriously) and Resident Evil is 100% comfortable without it even if it makes it a bit more controllable. The 3DS really doesn't need a second stick - it's not required for the kind of games that really thrive on Nintendo's handhelds.

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Posted by jonnyboy

What the actual fuck?

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Posted by DeF

@MormonWarrior said:

I still can't fathom who this ridiculous contraption is for. The only game that really demands it is MGS3 and it's a horribly gimped version of that game in general anyway (get the Vita or PS3/360 version...seriously) and Resident Evil is 100% comfortable without it even if it makes it a bit more controllable. The 3DS really doesn't need a second stick - it's not required for the kind of games that really thrive on Nintendo's handhelds.

You forgot Monster Hunter. They pretty much made it for that.

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Posted by GoofyGoober

I love nintendo, I really do, but their strategy for handhelds can be a little ridiculous at times.

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Posted by Smokey_Earhole

That...thing thrown through a brick wall? WILL vaporize said wall.

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Posted by huser

@kerse said:

Why didn't they just put another circle pad on the XL.

Something about the battery I think being underneath.

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Posted by MormonWarrior

@DeF said:

@MormonWarrior said:

I still can't fathom who this ridiculous contraption is for. The only game that really demands it is MGS3 and it's a horribly gimped version of that game in general anyway (get the Vita or PS3/360 version...seriously) and Resident Evil is 100% comfortable without it even if it makes it a bit more controllable. The 3DS really doesn't need a second stick - it's not required for the kind of games that really thrive on Nintendo's handhelds.

You forgot Monster Hunter. They pretty much made it for that.

Yeah, but even then the PSP versions sold craploads without a second stick and people seemed to love those. Not saying it's not nice to have another one, but seriously...this is quite possibly the weirdest way to handle this peripheral.

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Posted by RazielCuts

This. Solves. EVERYTHING!!!111ONE