Although Nintendo will be offering 20 free games to early 3DS owners, there are some considerable issues with the program.
This article makes me rage. It comes off as another example of the mind-blowing entitlement that is inherent in so many gamers. Most industries would do absolutely nothing if you bought something and then saw the price drop five months later. Here, Nintendo is giving us 20 free games, and the author manages to complain that they're missing one or two features.
Getting apparent unfinished products is entitlement?
We should obviously be thanking Nintendo for the 20 year old games that they rushed out at us for spending $80 more because they didn't get a chance to get their pants frightened off by competitively priced competition yet, and learn that their system wasn't in high demand anyway. /sarcasm This isn't a "friendly gesture" from Nintendo. This is damage control, like the "welcome back" program from Sony. They give us some old first-party games for free, and most people forget about the issue or justify getting screwed over. And a bunch of old NES/GBA games that they've repackaged a million times? That's nothing. Combine them all together and you probably get a 1/5 of a GB of data. It's cheap for them to do, and these are games that you can get on a multitude of platforms for a few bucks aren't exactly getting repurchased like crazy. I could play them on my calculator, and I guarantee you that many do. So, 'entitlement'? No. We can just see cheap damage control coming from a mile away.
the games being offered are being offered as they are/were when released. That is pretty standard for VC games. No enhancements as they are the originals now in digital form. It isnt like the games are being remastered to add in new features so why are so many feeling they should? Games that offered local multiplayer...guess you just have to play solo. What I would expect are games that offered wifi multiplayer (like dr mario on the gba) be allowed to work wifi with other players seeing as the system supports wifi. Yeah it would be great to play the gba mario kart via wifi but the game didnt offer that so I am not expecting nintendo to rewrite the game just for that.
Nintendo needs to leak a guide on how to hack the 3DS. The reason why the DSi sold so well is because of the R4 card.
I cant lie, it seems gamers are becoming big ass cry babies. Anytime there is some good news gamers find someway to bash it.
So its good news that Nintendo made so much money from the Wii only to have them give us true Nintendo fans from the NES days more gimmick. The 3DS is a gimmick and from how things are looking the Wii U looks like a gimmick. Screw you Nintendo if it was not for me and my generation you would be still making playing cards.
says micro sony.............lol no bias there
Again I say Nintendo didn't change, We did!
wait a minute what is micro sony talking about? NONE of what he just said is relevant to the current topic...
man are you missing the boat. Gaming in general is a gimmick. It isnt a way of life it is a way of entertainment. You either enjoy it or you dont. There actually IS something to please everyone when it comes to gaming. You just have a different appeal than others.
The issue goes a little deeper than that... People bought this product AND Nintendo expects them to not feel ripped off by the price cut/admission of error of price point for consistent sales so that they'll continue to buy games. Console makers need gamers to buy games. If gamers feel like they got ripped off, then just like any customer would they feel disillusioned and move on. Unless Nintendo wants to take a stance of 'F you, we already got your money!' then they are wise to offer some form of compensation for what is and will be perceived as an initial overcharge/gouging of nearly $100. This isn't a 'Thanks for being our customer, here's a nice free calendar to show our appreciation!' situation. If someone complains about that then yes, they have entitlement issues. This is a 'Yeah we F'ed up, but we're not going to give you a rebate so how about this?' situation. Why shouldn't people voice concerns if they think that it may help change things by the time September rolls around? It's not like this article was a condemnation...
You're not being "rewarded" for anything. Early adopters (a mere 4 months ago I might add) would have paid $80 more for their console and yes Nintendo didn't have to give you anything at all. But don't sit there and say you were "rewarded" with TWENTY FREE GAMES!! They're NES and GBA games that you can download and play on virtually any device with a cpu in it. Even a TI calculator. It's costing Nintendo nothing. It would have been a better gesture of goodwill if they gave 1 or 2 free 3DS games. I mean, you do have a 3DS to play 3DS games right? Or are you just so utterly starved for games that you'll make due with NES/GBA games on your $250 system?
I thought it would be complaints just like that of the Welcome Back program but some of these are genuine. They're getting unfinished games which would be patched later but they can't be transfered to another system. I think thats the main problem. The rest aren't that bad.
@Ddouble Unfortunately many people on here are just going to ignore that, and people think others are complaining in terms of "entitlement" or "for the sake of complaining" Personally I'm tired of this gen in comparison to the last of getting things early, and then "fix it later" mentality.
"fix it later" mentality? lol, so you're saying that there were no price drops last gen? last time i checked there were. did somebody hold you hostage and force you to buy a 3DS? You bought it because at the time, you felt it was worth the money. You're getting 20 free games man, does that mean nothing to you?
@mr_mike Considering I gamed back before the NES, no, since I have all of those games. It's not the games I'm worried about. It's the whole "give part of a product to keep them quiet now, then add in the stuff later" Monetary value or not has nothing to do on that. It's really getting tiring noticing it this generation, especially with the condition of games from other companies, where they send it out, and then you'll see things like day 1 patches.
so, umm is the author complaining about these games not having features that they never had?? aside from the sleep mode function, i dont see whats the big deal. And i dont really see myself getting another 3DS anytime soon to worry about having to transfer the games before the updated games come out. Some really really like to complain about everything....
Well, okay. I wasn't really expecting any of that stuff to begin with O_o Street pass with GBA games? Multiplayer for NES games? What's the big deal here?
None of the virtual console games offer these either - so it kinda is an unwarranted "bash" per se.
I get 20 free games, I'm not complaining, keep up the good gestures nintendo!! now give me my mario 3d land!!! >_< @NeoMagus so long as you linked your Nintendo account with your 3DS I dont think there would be a problem
All I'm concerned about is whether or not their system has acknowledged that "I've entered the eshop before Aug 11", since theres no way to confirm it yet. Guess I'll be logging into the shop once a day til then, since I'm already out the $80. I'd feel even saltier going to download these titles and for some reason it wont let me because of a glitch on their end.
20 FREE games just because you own a 3DS and did nothing special to receive them, yet people are complaining? Gawd damn.
Buying a console for $100 more than it cost is nothing special? And also what 20 games? Are these games for 3DS? Because if you bought a $250 2011-handheld to play NES/GBA games you paid too much - there's enough cheaper handhelds that can emulate all NES/GBA library for free. I thought people buy 3DS to play 3DS games.
Of course people bought their 3DS to play 3DS games. You're acting as if the people who bought the system are only doing so to receive these games. But you're totally missing my point apparently. My point is that the people who are going to receive these games are people who already purchased a 3DS without any knowledge of this program, and simply for already owning the system Nintendo is going to give them 20 FREE games that would normally cost money, with some of those games not even being available to the public. Yea they're gonna have to be patched, but who the motherfuck cares? You people are acting like Nintendo is running over your dog or pissing in your cereal for giving you free shit.
I really wasn't expecting nintendo to put multiplayer and street pass in nes games. Gba maybe....for the multiplayer. 20 free games is nice enough. Im just glad nintendo`s giving freebies.
I don't care how free they are I don't want these old ass games!
I don't see why getting essentially a beta version of the 10 NES games would be a problem. We ambassadors are going to be the first ones to have access to them, and we'll have them legitimately for free also. On top of that, we'll be getting the GBA games free, while the general public does not get these classics at *all.* I think that it's a great way to reward players who bought it early. Most game companies, or really most any company, would have told the original buyers to shove it.
I think eventually, they'll release the GBA games on E-Shop
First of all alot of companies would not have done a thing really the games should be 3d versions of the same games
wow good to know about this embasador program its the first i hear about it now i dont feel so bad . when i saw the first price drop article i was like NOOOOOOOOOOOOO F*CK u nintendoooooooooo cause see i gots mine like three weeks ago but i feel better now that we are getting cool stuff . i was actually wondering what the hell they were gonna do about these people including myself that paid full price cause after hearing about the price drop i felt pretty f*cked by nintendo but not so much now like i said pretty cool that they thought of us
Dunno if I'm the only one who can't wait to play these classics. I'm not complaining at least.
I have mixed feelings about this arguement. First off, $250 is WAY too much for a handheld... i dont care what the hell it does. I wasnt even considering a 3DS before the price drop (now i will most certainly get one). Not to be a jerk to any "ambassadors" out there, but you act like Mario held a gun to your head and forced you to buy a clearly overpriced machine. Obviousy the 3DS was worth $250 to you, or you wouldnt have bought one. My girlfriend bought a new pink DSi like a month and a half before the 3DS was announced, and even she isnt whining like some of you.
its going to 169 pretty soon though
Solution for all these probally NES multiplayer- just wait for the update GBA Sleep mode- why dont you close the 3ds it will probally go to sleep GBA Multiplay- hello it wasnt even allowed on the original ds why complain now
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