3Ds doesnt feel like retro gaming…but it has been a while. I found this on a peertube instance, so figured this community might like it.

  • @kadu
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    Ah, back when Nintendo mastered the concept of using proven, slightly older technology, in genuine amusing and fun ways. The 3DS had StreetPass, Download Play, free AR games, a free Flipnote animation app, a sound editor, several hidden easter eggs, an interface that had themes and badges and trinkets.

    Now you get a flat, soul-less interface with a lot, and I do mean a lot, of updates trying to stop pirates. They do not work. The browser also does not work. You’re getting sued for mentioning Nintendo in this post without the proper license, by the way.

    • @[email protected]
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      143 months ago

      When I got a Switch I was looking forward to those fun quirky menus Nintendo is known for. Imagine my disappointment when I turned it on for the first time.

      • @[email protected]
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        13 months ago

        Kinda reminds me of the same feeling I got when first opening the inventory UI in my preordered copy of Skyrim for the first time. 😬

    • @[email protected]
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      63 months ago

      they noticed they already have a captive audience and none of that will make them more money.

      so they are now trying to squeeze pennies out of the pirates and the hobbiysts having fun with their ip.

  • Wren
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    263 months ago

    Streetpass was one of the coolest features a portable device could have and they did it so well. It was always so exciting to see that little green light

    • @Potatos_are_not_friends
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      The times it did work, it was kinda neat.

      I remember how exciting it was to go to a comic convention and suddenly Animal Crossing and my Fire Emblem game popped up with prizes. It wasn’t revolutionary, but it was neat!

      Then leaving, rode the airplane, through the train… Silence. It never lit up again.

    • kratoz29
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      73 months ago

      They mastered it with the 3DS, I remember seeing many DS games supporting features very similar to it, some that comes to my head are TWEWY and Metroid Prime Hunters.

    • @B0NK3RS
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      73 months ago

      Thanks. Looks like an interesting adaptation.

  • Die4Ever
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    183 months ago

    Streetpass was fun, maybe someone could clone it as a mobile app

    • @[email protected]
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      93 months ago

      Similar concepts (i.e. connect to random strangers’ devices when in close physical proximity, and trade mini profiles/trading tokens/whatever) have been done at least half a dozen times, both before and after Nintendo, but somehow they never seem to stick. Street Pass may have been the most successful iteration that I’m aware of. I think that it’s hard to get critical mass. Users are excited at first when they set things up, but after a few days or weeks of not getting any hits, they tend to lose interest and turn the service off to save battery life.

      • @[email protected]
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        43 months ago

        Its like tge apple air tags. They were nothing innovative when they came out, but leveraging the amount of apple users, suddenly you had critical mass.

    • BirdEnjoyer
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      83 months ago

      It was never implemented in PoGo, was it? Because that’s where it very clearly should have gotten a spiritual successor.

      Not that I’m playing that anymore, with its predatory scheme. Orna all the way, now.

      • Tarquinn2049
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        23 months ago

        Orna indeed. Basically final fantasy go. But like a good one, not the actual recent final fantasy phone games.

  • Altima NEO
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    103 months ago

    As much as I loved street pass, I hated how little there was you could do with it. The included games on the DS got old real quick. It really needed some more variety.

    • Die4Ever
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      https://pretendo.network/

      pretty cool, but I feel like it would be unlikely to meet anyone else on Pretendo’s Streetpass? Or maybe Streetpass was entirely peer to peer anyways?

  • @[email protected]
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    43 months ago

    Man, now I’m nostalgic for my 3DS. I sold it when I got a Switch, which is a nice system but the 3DS had so many fun little things about it like Streetpass.

  • @RedStrider
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    13 months ago
    meta off topic

    What’s with that instance? Has a lot of stolen videos. Wonder if it’d be a good idea to tell the creators that they’re being used for some web3 scam.

    • mesamuneOP
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      23 months ago

      From what I understand they are all partners. I’ve had a couple respond to my comments. I hope it’s not stolen.