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Posted by ghostNPC
@ChrisInCali: Yeah, pretty much that.
Posted by onan

@GozerTC said:

@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. :) )

I had it. Back when I was watching Voltron and ruining my vision. Seems really silly now. Of course, that was the late 80s, so bulky electronics were par for the course. Somehow, this looks less ridiculous than the monstrosity the 3DS and this new analog add-on turns into.

Posted by TheGreatGuero

I'm not dismissing the idea just yet, because I'm hoping this cradle will actually make the 3DS more comfortable to hold. It hurts the hell out of my hand using that analog stick because the 3DS is so small and I have to cramp up my fingers to use it. Not to mention the 3D effect that I've never adjusted to, which just causes me headaches and will now forever remain turned off.

Posted by Contro

Lob-sided crap.
Posted by patrick

@ryanwho said:

Keep being a hater, Pat.

I'm with you, this thing looks gorgeous. I always thought the 3DS was a little too sleek.

Edited by wolf_blitzer85

They gotta at least figure out how to center that shit, otherwise bring me some big fat 3DS!

Maybe it'll be a pack in with Monster Hunter. No need to start flailing around quite yet.

Also yeah, it totally just looks like a tiny WiiU controller now.

Posted by MrXD

ლ(ಠ益ಠ)ლ Y U ADD THIS NINTENDO!

Posted by kalmis

Oh dear

Posted by Levio

Maybe Nintendo is using this "leak" to try to find some holes in their security?

That would make more sense than the actual device.

Edited by Sooty

All they are doing is making the PS Vita look even more slick.

Posted by PillClinton

That's humorous.

Posted by Winternet

I got say, that looks pretty wild. I'm kinda into it.

Posted by dream431ca

Hey Nintendo, this isn't the 90s where you could add on stupid shit to your game systems to try to sell more units.

Posted by RecSpec

Hahahaha. That thing is insane.

Posted by Quantical

I'm waiting for 4D then we all enter the true dimension... with an added stick at some point.

Posted by MarxMygdala

What a complete fucking debacle.  

Edited by ryanwho
@dream431ca said:

Hey Nintendo, this isn't the 90s where you could add on stupid shit to your game systems to try to sell more units.

Idunno man. Flannel's back in.
Posted by buft

looks ok, i would love a second circlepad

Posted by Immuniity

It hurts to live, please kill me.

Posted by Carneous

@ChrisInCali: Haha very apt.

On the plus side, this would make the 3DS more comfortable to hold for those of us with giant hands (i.e me).

Posted by DonPixel

disgustin

Posted by BBQBram

I'm relieved that there won't be a redesign just yet, but damn Nintendo. Stick to your guns for once. I can really smell the desperation in the air now, and I'm still way into 'em.

Posted by TruthTellah
@BBQBram said:

I'm relieved that there won't be a redesign just yet, but damn Nintendo. Stick to your guns for once. I can really smell the desperation in the air now, and I'm still way into 'em.

Actually, Nintendo has indicated that they have some kind of big announcement next week.  So... we aren't out of the woods yet.  They may indeed be announcing something big regarding the 3DS, and that could be a redesign of some sort.  Since this add-on is Capcom-designed, Nintendo could still have plans for a true redesign soon.  Thus, don't count it out just yet.
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Posted by CrunchbiteJr

Surely not.

Edited by jkuc316

Okay, I don't even know if I want a 3DS anymore\
 
EDIT: Okay, I've calmed and not  see this as something acceptable. It's not like a 2nd circle pad is important enough to be as large as the 1st. I just wish this is only like $60 (and comes with free Monster Hunter 3G)

Posted by Zithe

Now that my initial shock has worn off, I can say that as ugly as this thing is, it might not be so bad as long as it feels good in my hands. The extra shoulder buttons could be useful.

I just wish the grip wasn't thicker than the 3DS itself. If I didn't know anything about this and I saw someone whip it out in public, I would expect them to have just woken up from a 15-year coma.

Posted by Cyrisaurus
@byterunner: You're joking, right? YOUR post is the saddest here. You actually think this thing will be better to hold? More comfortable? Yet you're saying it's a prototype because you're lying to yourself about the first two things so you want to believe it will be better when it's out. Wake up, this is real and it sucks. Nintendo is making you their bitch, and you're just accepting it when you don't have to. Stand up and say "No, Nintendo, NO"
Posted by AndrewB

*sigh*

Posted by krabboss

Two, it sounded ridiculous, a move that would make more sense--if any at all--for a re-design.

What? That makes the least sense of all. That would split the fanbase and lock those who don't have the new SKU out of playing games that use it. Why on EARTH would you think them doing it this way makes more sense? 
 
Seriously.
Edited by DesktopMan

I'm a 3DS ambassador and that's fucked up.

It does not look like an official Nintendo product though. Why would they launch that with a 3rd party game?

Posted by MattyFTM

This is obviously part of nintendo's plan all along, purely for the sake of hardware revisions. The 3DS build quality and design is good, so they can't do a DS to DS lite style revision. It already has online functionality and camera's, so they can't do a DS lite to DSi style revision. They could do an XL revision, but I doubt that would make people rush out and buy a new 3DS. So they're releasing an addon that adds a new analogue stick, and in a few months time they'll come out and say a new 3DS is coming with the second analogue stick build in.

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Edited by mnzy

SCOOP!
 
Also: this is not the actual re-design, this is how they make the first version of the 3DS compatible with the new one.

Posted by GS_Dan

Fat bottomed girls...

Edited by MrKlorox

Ugh. Dammit Nintendo.

edit: Also this would have been the perfect chance to add analog triggers, but look who we're dealing with: Friend Code Inc.

Edited by Zithe

@MattyFTM: I don't think Nintendo is that smart/evil. I think they just made a somewhat poor design decision to go with 1 circle pad on the 3DS and now they are using this as a stopgap for their improved one. The end result is the same, but I don't think they had this planned in advance.

Edited by ryanwho

Cry about the lack of a 2nd alanog stick. Get analog stick. 
 Cry that they add a 2nd analog stick in an optional peripheral instead of forcing you to buy a new model. Gamers. Jewfro'd bitchfaced gamers, never satisfied.

Posted by lizzard2
@maskedarcstrike: No back in the day we had Game and watch.. :P
Posted by WinterSnowblind
Posted by MattyFTM

@Zithe said:

@MattyFTM: I don't think Nintendo is that smart/evil. I think they just made a somewhat poor design decision to go with 1 circle pad on the 3DS and now they are using this as a stopgap for their improved one. The end result is the same, but I don't think they had this planned in advance.

Hardware revisions make nintendo a lot of money (and lets them exaggerate their market share). They must have been thinking about them prior to the 3DS release. It might not have been set in stone, but I'm sure it would have been mentioned as a possibility at least.

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Posted by Zithe

@MattyFTM: If you are right, I would hope they could have come up with something better than this thing, heh. Who knows.

Posted by RE_Player1

I said this would never happen... Now I know how Will Smith feels when he said that HP is in it for the long haul.

Posted by PhilipDuck

Oh no!

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

YAY MONSTER HUNTER

Posted by MooseyMcMan

Oh Nintendo...

Posted by Herocide

No designer in this decade would sell that addon looking the way it does on that magazine. It's almost certainly a prototype. Also, I welcome a second analogue pad as long as it's comfortable and cheap by the time a redesign comes out (if it does).

Posted by Chris_Ihao

The placement of the stick is the worst part about it. Just right of all the buttons? Nah.

Edited by Vexxan

That's the dumbest shit I've ever seen in my 20 years on this planet.

Posted by metalsnakezero

Why didn't they just add it in the first place!?

Posted by tanador

This just shows that Nintendo is still living in the time when people still believed in them. There old school business model is broken and needs to move into the 21st century. Come on Nintendo really!?

Posted by ma_rc_01

Secret Scoop!