Hello hello, going to buy a 3DS XL and I have some questions. First time buying a nintendo console since GBA so bear with me please. 1. The shop I went to only sells R4 cards, I'm not sure which one but I'm assuming it's R4i Gold since that supports 3DS. Which one is the most reliable manufacturer for this card? And how do I identify it's a fake? How does a fake card perform or what are the bad side effects compared to a real one? 2. I've read that the card can spoil, but how exactly does it spoil? Does it happen naturally or it's caused by messing around with the system files? 3. Updating the firmware of the console will cause the flashcard to not work if the version is incompatible. Is it required to update the firmware? What will happen if you don't? What are the benefits from upgrading? 4. The console does not need to be modded in anyway to make the flashcard work right? Will I still be able to play original games without any side effects? 5. From what I hear Acekard is unable to play Pokemon B/W 2, which was why he only carry R4s. Is it true? So in the future if any new games come out I'd need to update the flashcard's firmware? Or is it more on the console's firmware side that makes it unplayable? I know I can just ask the salesperson directly but it's better if I get second opinions and do some research first in case he doesn't know about it. Also it would probably be biased since he was pretty adamant on selling it with the R4 only. Thank you for reading, that's all for now. Sorry if some questions were out of the section's specialty. Didn't know where else to post them.