So I've decided It's a good time to buy myself a 3DS and maybe a Gateway in the near future. But there are still some things that bothers me and I'm curious about... Yes I know that the console technically CAN update itself to a newer firmware in the background while the internet connection is on, but still, at every major update that there is, the console always ASK you if it can do the update, so... honestly: are there any daredevils that are using the Gateway3DS with the internet on? Playing Mario Kart with friends via online or wireless or something and not giving a f**k about a self-update? How high is the risk of self-background-updating in practice? Did someone ever had theire console updated without there knowledge? I want to know the facts from people's experience not dry theories... Myself - I don't have to worry about things like spot-pass updates (if I understand correctly - nintendo's software distributing stations or something like that?) - we have close to zero support of any kind from nintendo in Poland. I didn't even have a chance to get my shiny legendaries unless I would go to Germany or France, lol. But I don't want to risk when I get the Gateway. And another question... I don't have a 3DS yet so I don't have a clue... If I street-pass someone with a higher FW then mine, will my console perform an update or something?