That Horrible 3DS Analog Stick Rumor Is Coming True

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#101 Posted by ghostNPC (803 posts) -
@ChrisInCali: Yeah, pretty much that.
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#102 Posted by onan (1351 posts) -

@GozerTC said:

@Smokey_Earhole said:

@onan said:

@InsidiousTuna said:

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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.

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#103 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8882 posts) -

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.

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#104 Posted by Contro (2346 posts) -

Lob-sided crap.
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#105 Posted by patrick (582 posts) -

@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.

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#106 Edited by wolf_blitzer85 (5363 posts) -

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.

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#107 Posted by MrXD (266 posts) -

ლ(ಠ益ಠ)ლ Y U ADD THIS NINTENDO!

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#108 Posted by kalmis (1745 posts) -

Oh dear

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#109 Posted by Levio (1935 posts) -

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

That would make more sense than the actual device.

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#110 Edited by Sooty (8194 posts) -

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

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#111 Posted by PillClinton (3454 posts) -

That's humorous.

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#112 Posted by Winternet (8368 posts) -

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

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#113 Posted by dream431ca (205 posts) -

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

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#114 Posted by recroulette (5413 posts) -

Hahahaha. That thing is insane.

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#115 Posted by Quantical (578 posts) -

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

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#116 Posted by MarxMygdala (49 posts) -

What a complete fucking debacle.  

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#117 Edited by ryanwho (12012 posts) -
@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.
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#118 Posted by buft (3410 posts) -

looks ok, i would love a second circlepad

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#119 Posted by Immuniity (264 posts) -

It hurts to live, please kill me.

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#120 Posted by Carneous (38 posts) -

@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).

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#121 Posted by DonPixel (2802 posts) -

disgustin

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#122 Posted by BBQBram (2464 posts) -

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.

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#123 Posted by TruthTellah (9796 posts) -
@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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#124 Posted by CrunchbiteJr (137 posts) -

Surely not.

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#125 Edited by jkuc316 (1002 posts) -

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)

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#126 Posted by Zithe (1056 posts) -

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.

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#127 Posted by Cyrisaurus (465 posts) -
@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"
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#128 Posted by AndrewB (7813 posts) -

*sigh*

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#129 Posted by krabboss (350 posts) -

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.
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#130 Edited by DesktopMan (85 posts) -

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?

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#131 Posted by MattyFTM (14764 posts) -

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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#132 Edited by mnzy (3037 posts) -

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.

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#133 Posted by GS_Dan (1435 posts) -

Fat bottomed girls...

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#134 Edited by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -

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.

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#135 Edited by Zithe (1056 posts) -

@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.

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#136 Edited by ryanwho (12012 posts) -

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.

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#137 Posted by lizzard2 (59 posts) -
@maskedarcstrike: No back in the day we had Game and watch.. :P
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#138 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -
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#139 Posted by MattyFTM (14764 posts) -

@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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#140 Posted by Zithe (1056 posts) -

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

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#141 Posted by RE_Player1 (8002 posts) -

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.

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#142 Posted by PhilipDuck (638 posts) -

Oh no!

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#143 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

YAY MONSTER HUNTER

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#144 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12388 posts) -

Oh Nintendo...

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#145 Posted by Herocide (448 posts) -

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).

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#146 Posted by Chris_Ihao (103 posts) -

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

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#147 Edited by Vexxan (4627 posts) -

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

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#148 Posted by metalsnakezero (2746 posts) -

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

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#149 Posted by tanador (7 posts) -

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!?

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