Nintendo may be AWOL on the TGS show floor (as usual), but that's not stopping Capcom from strutting the big-N's hardware in its stead -- we dropped by its booth for a gameplay-free handling of the 3DS extended slide pad add-on.
It doesn't look that bad! I'm surprised the size is basically not that big of a deal. For some peoples hands, it might be perfect.
I agree...The leaked image made it look huge but this will make it perfect for my giant hands. I still on the fence becuase I know Nintendo will sooner or later release a 3DS XL with the two analog sticks.
they are and thats why everyone should wait, unless they like the tacked on analog. personally i would wait cuz well....i dont want the old rejected 3ds and by then the games i want would be out
That's what I meant, it doesn't look as bad as the pics made it. This adds two extra triggers. Do you think the eventual redesign will?
Really? This is what everyone was bitching about? It adds like 1 inch to the 3DS...
i hear the same thing from girls! -_-"
People will always complain and Bitch. First they complain about how Nintendo should have put two analog sticks. Nintendo actually does it and now people complaining about that too.
Your right,but nintendo should have made the 3ds like this in the beginning instead of a late add-on if Sony had similar problems I din't see why they thought it made sense to make a gimped handheld.
:D yes, that's true..
It seems off, like it would take a little time to get use to. it would of been better if they added one from the start like under or over the the 4 set buttons on the right.
Of course it should have been. But it does add extra triggers.
I am not buying this. I don't care how many games may require this add-on, I will not buy it. If Nintendo at some point requires this for future first party titles I am done with the 3DS. I don't want my 3DS turning into a big, bulky device with a terrible placement of the secondary analog stick.
one of the pictures is better than the others
Th most BEAUTIFUL PAD ive ever seen, day one
Imagine if someone released a similar optional peripheral for the IPhone and Ipod Touch. You might think "crazy" but suddenly it would open the door to a completely different gaming audience.
I hope they don't alienate players because of this. I don't like fact that it uses batteries but chargeable batteries will cure the use of buying batteries. You kinda lose the purpose of the portability with the expansion. What I like about the 3DS and by large my DS is that it can fit in my pocket. I really want a 3DS but I would rather wait for the redesign.
The fact that uses batteries killed it for me. I am not even sure if I want to wait for Mario 3D Land before selling my 3DS. I am a fan of NIntendo franchises, but I really prefer the Vita so far. I am not too into portables, but what the Vita offers is really great so far. Nintendo will release the same franchises on the Wii U, so not having a 3DS is not a big of a deal for me since I only play first party games (on the 3DS)
Im not a big fan of using batteries also but think about it, do you really want something else draining what little battery we have?
By the look of it, my guess is those AAA batteries are gonna last a long time, connects directly to the machine, all it does is an analog stick and two buttons. My guess is those AAA's could last months if not a full year. Think of how long batteries last in the typical tv remote control.
That could be true but if a game heavily relies on it then what happens if it dies in the middle of playing it on the go? Unless your carrying extra batteries, your stuck there with a dead, bulky expansion and no means to play a game that needs it. Plus does it only run on batteries? It would be awesome if it worked as a charge station as well so you can charge ur 3ds and not waste the expansion's battery power at the same time.
A wireless mouse is what I'm thinking. Playing WOW on my comp (TONS of clicks) I only had to change the battery in my wireless mouse once every two months.
that is an abortion
I'd say i'm pro-life on this thing. Let's abort sony vita's flash memory prices instead.
Okay, those contours and those triggers are actually pretty sexy. I think this looks like it should make 3ds gaming very nice. Shame there's no rechargeable component to bolster the battery and it will definitely cannot be put into my pocket after poppin that on. However... It does nicely making portable gaming more controller-like. I can't wait to try oot with that guy popped on.
Then you should carry this for the cell-phone. ))) .
I see a desperate damage control here. -__- .
Any of you who actually own a 3DS should know that the thing isn't terribly great to hold for long periods of time, especially with games that require the analog stick and shoulder buttons. Since we found out that this has an ergonomic design it makes it a lot less crazy. If you think the 3DS is easy to hold you're either an eight year old or are purposely ignoring a flaw that could be corrected by this device. Any new 3DS that comes out with a second analog isn't going to have this ergomonic design and your hands are gonna cramp.
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