Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Aug 2013 20:47 UTC
Games

The new Nintendo 2DS system gives you all the features of the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, minus 3D viewing. And the price makes the world of Nintendo games even more accessible.

Curiously enough, the 2DS actually has only one screen - it's divided in two by the casing. The entire screen is touch-capable, but the top screen is covered by plastic so you can't touch it there. Like the Wii U's controller, this thing just looks weird and unwieldily, and while the price is nice, I doubt it will turn Nintendo's fortunes around.

Imagine a phone and/or tablet designed and built by Nintendo, with a proper integrated gamepad, capable of output to external displays, with access to Nintendo's entire back catalog of games - from the NES, through the Game Boy, SNES, Nintendo64, GameCube, DS, and Wii (if compatible with non-motion controls). Of course, new games can be published as well.

Nintendo should not be making yet another device to carry aside from your phone. They should be making a phone.

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RE: I do like Nintendo
by umccullough on Thu 29th Aug 2013 15:37 UTC in reply to "I do like Nintendo"
umccullough
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2006-01-26

A high quality receiver and speakers are still better than a soundstick attached to the TV directly. A high quality stand alone CD player with receiver and speakers is still better than an iPod attached to a portable speaker.


I don't think anyone's arguing that a peizo speaker is better than a set of surround speakers, a sub, and a huge amp to drive it - but do you really need a ton of components?

For example, does anyone, in their right mind, need to buy a CD player if they already have a DVD player with digital audio output? Take that the next step - is it really necessary to have a dedicated DVD player if your game console plays DVDs and supports HDMI? Are you gaining something important by having a separate dedicated player with its own remote?

And in the era of streaming audio/video, where one can rip their music/video to a large HD sitting in another room, does one really need anything more than a simple media player with a nice browsing interface attached to their TV and receiver?

Don't project your stereotypical "must be less than 20" crap on me either - I've probably got enough A/V equipment lying around to choke a garbage truck - but most of it sits collecting dust these days as I've moved most of my content to my NAS.

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RE[2]: I do like Nintendo
by Kivada on Thu 29th Aug 2013 17:06 in reply to "RE: I do like Nintendo"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

I don't think anyone's arguing that a peizo speaker is better than a set of surround speakers, a sub, and a huge amp to drive it - but do you really need a ton of components?

For example, does anyone, in their right mind, need to buy a CD player if they already have a DVD player with digital audio output? Take that the next step - is it really necessary to have a dedicated DVD player if your game console plays DVDs and supports HDMI? Are you gaining something important by having a separate dedicated player with its own remote?

And in the era of streaming audio/video, where one can rip their music/video to a large HD sitting in another room, does one really need anything more than a simple media player with a nice browsing interface attached to their TV and receiver?

Don't project your stereotypical "must be less than 20" crap on me either - I've probably got enough A/V equipment lying around to choke a garbage truck - but most of it sits collecting dust these days as I've moved most of my content to my NAS.


Yes, you want a high end component surround sound setup that is accurate enough to hear a mouse fart in the wall of a bar scene in a movie that is also powerful enough to rattle the fillings out of your teeth when you play your favorite war game.

Yes, you want a good dedicated DVD player that has a good upscaler for your HDTV.

Playing your audio of the comp only makes sense if you care about quality and only have .flac files. I'm no audiophile, I can however tell the difference between a 320kbps MP3 and a ripped from the CD flac.

If a craptacular all in one device is your thing then use a phablet for all of your computing, entertainment and communications needs. It's the lamest jack of all trades and master of none there is.

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RE[3]: I do like Nintendo
by zima on Wed 4th Sep 2013 22:03 in reply to "RE[2]: I do like Nintendo"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Playing your audio of the comp only makes sense if you care about quality and only have .flac files. I'm no audiophile, I can however tell the difference between a 320kbps MP3 and a ripped from the CD flac.

That's quite suspect claim; surely you never did a proper ABX test...

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RE[2]: I do like Nintendo
by TM99 on Thu 29th Aug 2013 20:27 in reply to "RE: I do like Nintendo"
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2012-08-26

A statement of fact that most in their 20's did not grow up with dedicated audio equipment is not stereotypical nor is it bashing. So chill the fuck out dude!

Kivada covered most of the points I would have made in reply so no need to reiterate those now.

But I will say that streaming audio, unless it is lossless, is not in any way the same as playing a Mobile Fidelity Jethro Tull Aqualung CD on a dedicated system.

Sorry, it just isn't.

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RE[3]: I do like Nintendo
by zima on Wed 4th Sep 2013 23:39 in reply to "RE[2]: I do like Nintendo"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

But I will say that streaming audio, unless it is lossless, is not in any way the same as playing a Mobile Fidelity Jethro Tull Aqualung CD on a dedicated system.

Sorry, it just isn't.

Somehow, I doubt you've done any ABX testing...

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