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 Soulbender on Thu 29th Aug 2013 19:28 UTC in reply to "I do like Nintendo"
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A high quality stand alone CD player with receiver and speakers is still better than an iPod attached to a portable speaker.


Noooooo...really? You don't say. You realize they serve two different needs right? Or do you bring your speaker and amp rig with you wherever you go?
Of course, once you connect the IPod to a real speaker and amp there's not really any noticeable difference. As a bonus you don't have to change CD's all the time.

Edited 2013-08-29 19:31 UTC

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RE[2]: I do like Nintendo
by TM99 on Thu 29th Aug 2013 20:12 in reply to "RE: I do like Nintendo"
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2012-08-26

Of course, once you connect the IPod to a real speaker and amp there's not really any noticeable difference. As a bonus you don't have to change CD's all the time.


Bullshit. There is a significantly noticeable difference.

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RE[3]: I do like Nintendo
by Soulbender on Sat 31st Aug 2013 04:56 in reply to "RE[2]: I do like Nintendo"
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2005-08-18

For the majority of people the difference is either not noticeable or not of importance.

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RE[3]: I do like Nintendo
by zima on Wed 4th Sep 2013 23:40 in reply to "RE[2]: I do like Nintendo"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

>Of course, once you connect the IPod to a real speaker and amp there's not really any noticeable difference. As a bonus you don't have to change CD's all the time.

Bullshit. There is a significantly noticeable difference.

...which very often evaporates when proper ABX testing is conducted.

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RE[2]: I do like Nintendo
by Kivada on Thu 29th Aug 2013 21:51 in reply to "RE: I do like Nintendo"
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2010-07-07

Actually after the first iirc 3 revisions of the iPod Apple started cheaping out on the output hardware, that and name me the iPod that handles Flac natively.

You don't keep a decent portable sound system in your car? I've been looking at the Boominator design http://imgur.com/a/bbRhJ as a base for my own solar speaker setup. For woodland raving and such.

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RE[3]: I do like Nintendo
by Soulbender on Fri 30th Aug 2013 19:59 in reply to "RE[2]: I do like Nintendo"
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2005-08-18

Actually after the first iirc 3 revisions of the iPod Apple started cheaping out on the output hardware, that and name me the iPod that handles Flac natively.


For most people the difference is either unnoticeable or unimportant.

You don't keep a decent portable sound system in
your car?


No, I prefer to spend my money on other things but to each their own.

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

iPods support Apple lossless codec, which is just as good and can be losslessly converted from FLAC. Plus, there's always Rockbox for older iPods... ;P

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