software house + no purchases of its game = bankrupt software house = no more games released.
i have over 30 original DS games, plus dozens of GBA games, but have found the m3 superb, as it can enable a good try out of games before purchase.
IF there was a try before you buy option in game shops ( not just those useless kiosk demos) i'm sure people would feel happier about buying
some of the really praised up games are actually not that great (new super mario bros is not any more playable IMHO than any of the gba ones.)
i'd have been very disappointed to get it for my birthday.
then there is Ouendan - my all time favourite weird japanese game. you gotta try that before you buy
it is perfect ( except the japanese - but the game is perfectly understandable without knowing the full story)
talking of perfect, the M3 perfect ( mine is the CF version) does suck batteries.
I think 2 1/2 hours is a little less than i get - probably 51/2 - 6 - but i'm still testing it on my ds lite.
i also got a passcard 3, which i have to say is way better than passkey2, and works perfectly everytime.
my passkey2 used to wobble ( like the zx81 16kb ram pack - anyone remember that?? you'd spend 3 hours typing a program out of zx monthly and the computer would wobble, and you'd lose the lot. )
I had original Metroid Prime Hunters, Super Mario 64 DS, Warioware touched, Nintendogs, Castelvania: Dawn of Sorrow,... but i sold them. But now this is not important. The battery in my Lite sux, and that is the problem
Why not bring the brightness down from max? I mean max is extreme overkill if you ask me, and a sure way to eat lots and lots of battery. I use the second to lowest setting, and think the brightness is great.
Remember that wi-fi will eat more battery than regular gaming.
Yes less than 3 hours is about right for the M3, with max brightness.
Just remember everything drains the battery, Brightness levels, sound
levels, if your running a pass-threw cart, if the game is WiFi & even how
graphic intensive the game is. The M3 is no better at battery life then any
Halving? That hasn't been my experience with my M3 MiniSD and Passcard 3. Perhaps if we go by the top estimated time. But I've only used level 2 brightness.
Anyone got any numbers on how much more a flash cart drains compared to a regular GBA cart? Seems a better comparison if we are going to judge the flash carts as power hogs. And if you keep a retail game in there even though you've flashed, in order to use sleep mode, it will drain from two sources (and of course it will always do so if you use a PassME device).
I don't know if there is any difference between different flash carts, but there sure could be. Depending on what kind of components they use (and possibly the memory type).
Btw it takes pretty much exactly one hour for the battery in my DSL to drain completely after the red light comes on. And if I'm not mistaken one hour of red light is what Nintendo estimates? I didn't play for that hour though, but let it sit and run the Metroid intro. Don't know how much less power the intro drains compared to actual gameplay.
I made a test 2 days ago, played pirates of the carribean in co-op mode for exactly 4 hours with a full charge before the light changed color. That's with my DS phat wich i bought at US lauch (obviously has an old battery) with M3 CF. The full 4 hours were in local multiplayer.
Well, I just tested my DSL battery out. Important for me to know when I'm travelling.
Using an M3 Perfect (Slim) on full charge, I get around 7.5 hours out of the battery on the second lowest brightness setting. About half as along as what Nintendo states which is about right. That's double than what I used to get on the original DS so it's great!
Not going to test it on level 3 and 4 because they're too bright for me
@The Real Jdbye, sure, my AKG headphones give a bit of a surround effect too because they've got a great fucking sound stage despite being stereo by nature lmao. But yes that's my point exactly. The only benefit to a sound bar is they generally "just work" (except for when they don't)