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Posted by onan

@InsidiousTuna said:

Laugh now, but once it finishes transforming into Voltron it'll save us all.

Posted by MorkkiTH

No... F*!¤*'@ way! and can you play certain games if you don't have this device? And this of course means that Nintendo is going to bring new 3DS with second analog stick. Nintendo! you make it really hard to love you!

Posted by Jack268

Please god no

Posted by probablytuna

@Doctorchimp: That's still better than announcing it now and releasing it by the end of this year.

Posted by chickdigger802

70% sure this is a prototype.

It's not powered by anything! It's not a replacement battery pack (you would see prongs and a bump in the cradle).

It's also not attached to the power adapter slot on the top.

I guess this is probably an early prototype/concept. Unless this thing is powered by... 'streetpass'.

Posted by Smokey_Earhole

@onan said:

@InsidiousTuna said:

Laugh now, but once it finishes transforming into Voltron it'll save us all.

Is that for real?

Posted by amomjc

Man, I put my faith into Nintendo when I plunged for the 3DS, because I have always backed them up on the mobile gaming market. I took my beatings when they line up plummeted and things didn't pour out that had any more fidelity then a Wii game. Then I accepted their lame "sorry" by giving us a couple of shitty NES games no one is going to enjoy for more than 5 minutes, and some decent GBA games that we don't care about in the first place.

I am not sure I can take yet another blow from Nintendo with the lack of care towards their consumers any more. Nintendo use to be visionaries, and now they seem to be idiots being led by a carrot by some evil corporate suit wearer. Until they learn to jump off the treadmill and start to release solid systems with solid gaming lineups, it's over. Give me back my ring Nintendo..*sniffle* Goodbye.

Posted by Smokey_Earhole

It's running on pure Reggie power.

Posted by walterbennet

As a 3DS Ambassador... I never asked for this...

Posted by Klaimore

I cant do this anymore I don't think I have it in me to keep supporting nintendo this shit is getting riculous what the hell is the 3ds supposed to be at this point?

Posted by 1p

Such a lol Nintendo move.

Can't wait to hear the next 8-4 Play podcast. Their reaction to the unconfirmed rumor was already hilarious, and appropriately so.

Posted by ninjakiller

Me @ all the 3DS owners if this proves to be true.

Posted by JoeyRavn

I'm oddly cool with this, especially if it comes with a Monster Hunter game. They look all terrific, but I never played one. Maybe it's my chance to get a 3DS and play a MH game!

... on a second thought, I'll probably wait till they release the "true" hardware revision with the second analog stick incorporated into the 3DS.

Posted by theanticitizen

I love how under the picture the ad is saying how easy it is to use ha ha

Edited by Marokai

Again, I maintain that Nintendo is completely stupid and has absolutely no idea what the hell they're doing. This looks atrocious and makes me not want to buy a 3DS at all.

Posted by CactusWolf

Oh god.

God.

Christ.

Posted by GozerTC
@Smokey_Earhole said:

@onan said:

@InsidiousTuna said:

Laugh now, but once it finishes transforming into Voltron it'll save us all.

Is that for real?

Oh the young.  You've never seen that thing?  It was a real original GB upgrade system.  I've PLAYED with that thing.  (Liked it though. :) )  
Posted by maskedarcstrike
@GozerTC:   I actually had that stupid fucking magnifying glass for my game boy decades ago.  The one thing that was cool about it was that it had lights.
 
I was joking with a friend of mine earlier being only 27 and that I felt old, I said "All these kids these days with their fancy iPads and iPhones and Nintendo 3d games!!! Back in my day we had a GAME BOY!! A monochrome system that showed GREEN and BLACK and took more batteries than your grandma's vibrator!!!
Posted by PSNgamesun

Wow that could lead to better games but wow that's cheap nintendo I use to respect u but now I'm at the edge that's just plain harsh

Posted by Smokey_Earhole

@GozerTC said:

Oh the young. You've never seen that thing? It was a real original GB upgrade system. I've PLAYED with that thing. (Liked it though. :) )

What are you talking about? I was born in '81 - just never had a Gameboy is all, was more of a Game Gear guy myself (yeah I know, how sacrilegious)

Posted by DarkbeatDK

I think this is everyones reaction after scanning over the images.

Posted by AkIRA_22

Oh lord this will be funny. I really doubt it's real, Nintendo aren't THAT fucking stupid.... or are they?

Posted by Smokey_Earhole

@maskedarcstrike said:

A monochrome system that showed GREEN and BLACK and took more batteries than your grandma's vibrator!!!

I refer to my previous comment, the GG both took more batteries AND ate them faster than your granny's vibrator :D

Posted by Mmmslash

As a rabid Monster Hunter fan, I fucking adore this. 
 
As a practical man, I do not own a 3DS, this is ugly, unwieldy, and silly. I also know that we won't see Monster Hunter 3G 3DS in the US anytime soon, and we're probably not getting NA releases of MHP3rd or MHP3rd HD, either.

Edited by MachoFantastico

That's like one of those bloody awful plastically cheap knock-off accessories I see at the local Poundshop.

I'm seriously thinking about selling my 3DS, just doing absolutely nothing for me.

Posted by Quacktastic

I don't even know.  I'll never try and predict what the ef Nintendo is thinking again.

Posted by Diablos1125

I wouldn't call it horrible. Dual stick on 3DS sounds pretty sweet.

Posted by smiddy

I love Patrick's writing on this one, you can tell he's utterly confounded by this... thing.

It just seems to be one mess after another with the 3DS. I have a feeling it will go down in history as "the second Virtual Boy". Didn't Nintendo promise not to redesign the console so quickly this time round? In any case this seem like a massive admission on their part that they fucked up designing it the first time round.

Edited by AnEternalEnigma

 Booker T can't fucking believe it.
Posted by Sayishere

Oh my

Posted by byterunner

The comments in this news article make me sad.

I'll probably get one because it'll be easier to hold and more comfortable.

Its also probably a prototype...I mean the design and production of that add-on cant be more then six months old.

Posted by ChrisInCali
Posted by McDunkin

Considering that the DS has always been about touch controls this just seems like a peripheral that isn't really meant to be a core part of the system. Monster Hunter is so big over there that something like this makes sense so when it's taken out of context into the US or Europe where people mostly don't care about Monster Hunter, yes, this probably seems a little crazy.

This will likely see as much use for games outside of Monster Hunter as the peripheral that came with Guitar Hero: On Tour did. It just seems absurd to me that Nintendo would want to fragment their hardware base into people that have an extra analogue stick and those who do not. Either way developers would have to be crazy (or making another Monster Hunter game) to make a DS game with this extra stick as a requirement.

Posted by byterunner

There is a 'rumor' I guess, that says that it isn't Nintendo making this perph. but capcom. So, we'll see...

Posted by FacestabMan

Am I the only one who thinks it's fake?

And not in a way of "I hope I'm dreaming, this isn't possible". I mean, as much as I don't accept the design from Nintendo I'm not fully against it either. I just think it's faked, I would like to see a confirmation from Famitsu. Specially considering the small, almost unnoticeable part above the right analog slider. 

Posted by Alex_Carrillo

THIS IS MY REACTIONARY COMMENT ABOUT HOW I THINK NINTENDO IS DOOMED DESPITE BARELY KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT THIS OTHER THAN IT EXISTS. BECAUSE GAMER.

Posted by byterunner

@FacestabMan: actually it looks like its being made by Capcom for MH3DS, not Nintendo. But that hasn't been confirmed yet.

Posted by Legend

This is dumb as fuck Nintendo.

Posted by Alex_Carrillo
@walterbennet

As a 3DS Ambassador... I never asked for this...

Word!
Posted by mrtroy

  

Edited by Zithe

What the actual fuck?

This can't be directly from Nintendo. They would never design something this ugly in this day and age.

Posted by WinterSnowblind

@Mmmslash said:

As a rabid Monster Hunter fan, I fucking adore this. As a practical man, I do not own a 3DS, this is ugly, unwieldy, and silly. I also know that we won't see Monster Hunter 3G 3DS in the US anytime soon, and we're probably not getting NA releases of MHP3rd or MHP3rd HD, either.

HD is confirmed as a launch game for the Vita. Technically not for NA, but they said in the past we would get the game, just not on the PSP, so this makes sense. MH is popular enough over here, just not popular enough to release a new game for what was a dead system.

As for this.. it seems believable and I'm at least relieved that it's apparently Capcom releasing the attachment and not Nintendo saying "yeah, we screwed up with the design, here's a hideous attachment and a new design on the way".

Posted by Olivaw
@Zithe said:

What the actual fuck?

This can't be directly from Nintendo. They would never design something this ugly in this day and age.

Look at the original DS. 
 
Occasionally Nintendo compromises their design ethic to just get shit out the fuckin' door.
Posted by ChrisInCali

LOL @ this being the size of the 3DSi XL with a teeny tiny screen.

Posted by FacestabMan
@byterunner said:

@FacestabMan: actually it looks like its being made by Capcom for MH3DS, not Nintendo. But that hasn't been confirmed yet.

If it turns out to be, then it seems all the hate Nintendo is receiving from this is unwarranted. Now, the hate Capcom would get....
Posted by Galiant

This is incredibly stupid. It can't be real?

Posted by ryanwho

Keep being a hater, Pat.

Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious

LOL This can't be real.....

Posted by AMonkey

Not reporting on rumours is why this site is the best for good journalism.