More free GBA Ambassador program games revealed

Nintendo of America may have revealed a couple of additional games that will be available for the 3DS Ambassador program.

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DA_SHREDDER2576d ago

Okay, so now I'm officially okay with the fact that I bought the 3DS at launch. I felt totally scammed till just now.

turnerdc2575d ago

Really considering buying a 3DS now. Buy it now at full price at Target or Best Buy, get the free games, then go back and price match when the price lowers. That way you get the games and the lower price!

multipayer2575d ago

Do GBA games have a screen stretch option now... There has to be at least 4x the pixels on the top screen, right?

Canary2575d ago

...Gotta love how, at the core of this "20 free games" thing is Nintendo basically confirming that there will be ZERO crossover between platforms for digital products.

In other words, you can play Final Fantasy or SMB3 on your 3DS and your Wii... if you buy it twice. It's really pathetic that Nintendo is STILL managing to completely fail at digital distribution. A failure made all the more painful by how well Sony has handled it, and has been handling it for the past several years now.

Of course, I don't think any of us were expecting any different: the Wii locked content to consoles 5 years ago; the DSi locked content to consoles, what, 3 years ago; the 3DS locked content to consoles this year. At this rate, the Wii U will do the same.

Little wonder so many people seem to think Nintendo is on the verge of (another) collapse. They really need to get their act together!

Xander-RKoS2575d ago

Well, it has a plus side. Accounts are linked to consoles and not to a network that can be hacked, causing the entire online service to be shut down for 2 1/2 weeks and threatening everyone's credit card numbers.

MasterCornholio2575d ago

Ok now you are just trolling by making fun of the PSN hack. I mean seriously its been up and running for weeks now and you still point and laugh at the issue. Just to be fair people do the same with the RROD issue and the issue with shovel ware on the wii.

Canary2575d ago

That's more of a false positive. General common-sense is better security--don't save your credit card info on a console (or a PC, for that matter--convenience be damned). It's not smart.

That minor upside does nothing to account for the many, many negatives. I currently own two PS3s, and don't know what I'd do if I couldn't move content from one to the other. My sister really wants a Wii for herself, but I'd rather get her a DS--because most of the VC/WiiWare games she would buy for her own Wii, I already have on mine, and I cannot tolerate the idea of buying the same crap twice. (Or three times, in the case of games I bought back in the day).

Simply put, it's intolerable. As consumers, we should not stand for such archaic practises.

plmkoh2575d ago

Nintendo don't store your credit card number, they require you to input it everytime you order.

So there is no plus side :P

axisofweevils2575d ago

Nintendo are getting slightly better with this. You can now transfer your DSiware games to the 3DS, for example.

Canary2575d ago

Not all of 'em, though. The Brain Age games that came with the DSi XL aren't recognized by the transfer tool, and the 3DS-->DSi transfer utility is "coming soon."

Which is a sort of odd-acknowledgment on Nintendo's part that there are plenty of people out there who don't think the 3DS is a worthy replacement for their DSis.

Toman852575d ago (Edited 2575d ago )

I bought mine 3DS almost at launch
425$ I gave for it with Rayman 3D

So 20 games for free is a must have hehe :D

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