Kokatu's hands-on with the 3DS Slidepad Expansion Pack

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  1. chris888222
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    Courtesy of Engadget

    Kokatu had their hands-on experience with the 3DS Slidepad Expansion, which looks ugly and hideous. This is what they have to say:

    The full article can be read here.

    For Engadget's hands-on experience, it's here
     


  2. heartgold

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    It's comfortable, but awkward to reach the shoulder buttons lol
     
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    Yeah, because the ZL button is slightly outer than the L button of the 3DS. [​IMG]
     
  4. mysticwaterfall

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    Engadget had a similar, but less in depth review:

    "The control-extending cradle is every bit as bulky as it looks, killing any hope we had of cramming the rig into our pocket. The trade-off? It's much more comfortable to hold than the naked 3DS, giving our meaty hands a smooth, contoured surface to grip. The new right-hand circle pad feels just as solid as the handheld's dedicated pad, and didn't significantly obstruct our access to the 3DS' face buttons. All in all, the cradle is a comfortable, if awkwardly large extension to the 3DS that doesn't seem to compromise the handheld's existing input. "

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/14/nintend...first-hands-on/
     
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    Added the hands-on in the OP. [​IMG]
     
  6. SaddQ

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    It doesn't exactly entice me to get a 3DS. I'd rather wait until the release of the 3DS Lite, which has the 2nd analog pad integrated no doubt, with a more potent battery to boot.
     
  7. Demonstryde

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    cant think of any game i would rather use this for instead of the built in motion controls as right analog....... but ill probably still get it even though i have a sweet ass xbox like cradle grip with extendable stand for extensive netflix sessions!!!
     
  8. nl255

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    Or how about the third party versions, which will fill up all that that empty space with a huge ass rechargeable battery so you can get 20 hours of play time on your 3ds before recharging?
     
  9. wolffangalchemist

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    it's like i'm really playing a gameboy pocket.
    nah it looks nice but i'd rather it have a way to plug into the 3D's charging port for either power or as a way of charging a internal rechargeable battery, it wouldn't be that hard to do.
    my guess is that they'll be charging $20 to $30 USD for the thing anyway with the exception of it possibly being bundled with certain games.
     
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    IGN now has a video up:

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  11. chris888222
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    In Japan they are charging ¥1,500 (USD 19.50), it can't be higher than that right?

    I'm going to get this because I'm not going to buy a redesign and not certain that a redesign will even come that soon. I already have a 3DS and don't wish to spend another $300++ on a 'lite' (and no, shops here do not offer trade in/prices are atrociously low)
     
  12. _Chaz_

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    Meh.

    Still waiting for the updated model.
     
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    Is it me or do all of your eyes go right to the capcom girl in the 4th and 8th pix?

    But back to the slidepad. I dont like how it is offset, thats just me it bugs the crap out of me.
    Also reminds me of a gamegear and the wii classic controller add on.
     
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    Better gameplay>pocket size
    YASRLY! I dont usual play those handhelds unless i myself am stationary. And my handhelds is used 95% of the time inside a house.
     
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    Or either in my bag. I carry my 3DS out for StreetPass tags (me lucky, now I get about 3 each time I'm out which is a LOT more compared to before the price drop). Never play it. [​IMG]
     
  16. Ron

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    Well, I got the 3DS launch date, so, too late for the redesign. Well, hopefully it really isn't as bulky as it looks.
     
  17. I am dark link

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    To be honest i dont mind the addon aslong as it feels good and works well with games like the new residant evil revelations and other games its just another thing to buy [​IMG] i think everyone needs to calm down about it [​IMG]
     
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    Mmmmmm, she does look quite yummy.
    But back on topic: it looks much smaller than i had anticipated.
     
  19. 1234turtles

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    I can't wait to get my slidepad.
     
  20. zanfire

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    do people really keep game systems in their pockets anymore these days? who doesnt want to look sexy with a big rectangle bulge in their pants XD. I never felt comfortable with my DS in my pocket...and it was worse with the PSP. I either put in in my car or in my laptop bag when i use it somewhere, but i never play it outside at random ( i dont think many people do, you tend to know when you have time to play it)

    but either way i use it at my house on the couch or w/e most of the time anyways.