Nintendo 3DS features a “Game Coins” system

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Jan 9, 2011
  1. soulx
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    The Nintendo 3DS has a "game coins" feature that works in conjunction with the pedometer. The "game coins" feature gives you "coins" based on the amount of steps you take. Those coins can be used to unlock new content into supporting games, somewhat like a Pokewalker. Perhaps, this will persuade people to go outside and walk more often! [/p]

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    If more people are outside getting "game coins" with their 3DS system, there will be more people to connect with using "Street Pass"! I am particularly interested into what new content "game coins" unlock.
     


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    Ima take the lazy way out....put my DS on my washer [​IMG]

    I wonder what it unlocks though?
     
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    Is the pedometer built in?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    So its the walking version of UPlay points
     
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    Strap it to your dog... and your dog can walk the Pokewalker
     
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    Heheh. PedoMeter.

    This sounds like a nice addition, I assume they use the accelerometers for it? Two birds with one stone, as the first post says. Each of these on their own seems stupid, but when they're combined like that it's a real incentive to leave it in sleep mode and take it with you.
     
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    Instead, people will just use their kids to do this.
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    That's great thinking on Nintendo's part. You have more reason to take your 3DS with you and go outside, whether you're trying to collect game coins or wanting to pass by other 3DS owners. It's so simple but clicks so well. Gamers might get more exercise too.
     
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    This is really cool. So, for the games that support it, do you think it will work wherever you are in the game? Like if you are playing MK3DS, you are in a race, you press pause, and while you are walking around it will still count it?
     
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    Sounds very cool, I'm always taking my DS out and about.

    But remember, Nintendo are saying that you could always keep your 3DS turned on, even if just in sleep mode.
    It's like a permanent Tag mode, always wirelessly seeking other 3DS system in public for fun things.
     
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    Really cool idea. Props, nintendo.
    Guess I will have to put my 3ds in my pocket not my bag when I go to college :wtf:

    Hopefully will encourage more of that 3DS to 3DS connectivity as well, I don't foresee that happening in this country.
     
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    I encountered a fair few pokéwalkers whilst they were popular at university, got some fun out of that.
     
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    I like how Nintendo is actually encouraging people to take their portables with them, hence the fact that they are PORTABLE.
     
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    sounds awesome. i cant wait man. So awesome.
     
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    Bah I'm jealous xD
    Although a few of my friends at college should be getting a 3DS. Here's to having a little more incentive to walk! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    i've got the perfect solution: hang the 3ds on a string and swing it back and forth! [​IMG]
     
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    Guess the 3DS needs to be on sleep mode or something for this to work.

    Sounds cool about it to unlock stuff. Probably be built in-game or something unless DLC's?
    I dunno. And i doubt Nintendo changed the online 'friend codes' thing much.

    Only time will tell i guess
     
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    I can see where this is going and I don't really want. I mean I loved the Pokemon games but have always hated the fact you have to do the whole trading shit and stuff that isn't actually playing the game to fully complete them.

    And also I hope it takes into account the fact one of my steps equals two of a lot of peoples if I have to do this to unlock content.
     

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