Nintendo isconsideringautomaticallydownloadeddemos for the3DS

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  1. Tempbot
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    Nintendo isconsideringautomaticallydownloadeddemos for the3DS
    breaking news
    In an effort to increase
    the awareness of games
    that may otherwise
    remain out of the
    spotlight, Nintendo is
    considering a feature
    that would automatically
    send game demos to your
    Nintendo 3DS. The idea is
    that you’d opt-in to this
    service and without
    further interaction you
    would receive the
    content.
    Here’s how Satoru Iwata
    explains it:
    When Nintendo would
    like to ask users to try a
    specific new game, we
    should deliver it to their
    Nintendo 3DS, and
    possibly Wii U, with their
    prior consent and
    recommend that they
    just try it and, if they like
    it, they can pay for it. In
    this way, we need to
    introduce users to
    unknown products.
    …and then explaining
    why this would exist:
    Consumers are likely to
    be convinced to pay
    about 5,000 yen for a
    well-established
    franchise product, but
    not all the people are
    willing to pay a certain
    amount of money for an
    innovative but unknown
    product. Now is the time
    to prepare for these
    situations.
    That sounds good to me.
    Granted, I’d be happy
    with demos in general.
    The automatic feature
    just makes it that little
    bit extra convenient
    though.


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  2. .Darky

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    Uhm, try using a better format next time.
     
  3. Schizoanalysis

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    Sounds like an excuse for forced firmware updates (AP) to me.
     
  4. Nathan Drake

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    What the balls is this mess of a title and this mess of an article? Regardless, who cares? People will get bored and check out demos anyways. If the game doesn't look fun, maybe the developer should make the effort to at least grant the illusion that it's fun until people test the demo and form an opinion.

    Plus, if the demo blows, or is buggy as hell, I figure that the final product could sell worse.
     
  5. TheDarkSeed

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    The Tempbot has gone Crazy! [​IMG]
    I also have some suspicions that they'd sneak in auto updates in that agreement too. "I download this to your 3DS? I download this to your 3DS."
     
  6. Tonitonichopchop

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    This is why I wish the Tempbot couldn't be used for the USN.
     
  7. Terminator02

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    what else can it be used for?
     
  8. SamAsh07

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    Tempbot needs some re-wiring. [​IMG]
     
  9. Raika

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    Don't blame poor Tempbot, blame the contributor.
     
  10. chris888222

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    This isn't tempbot's fault...

    Anyway, sounds like forced automatic updates... Like what some other posters said
     
  11. Tonitonichopchop

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    I don't know. But I think it's better for users to report news themselves rather than through Tempbot. If that makes Tempbot obsolete, then so be it. I never really got what its purpose was anyway.
     
  12. chris888222

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    Come to think of it, this actually makes developers think twice before making a lazy port.
     
  13. Terminator02

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    it has a purpose, but i'm still sort of confused on what the bot really does but all i can dig up is this and this
     
  14. Tonitonichopchop

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    That's why I called it "It".

    And based on that page, it seems the forum Tempbot doesn't have much use for the USN anyway except to prevent people from editing a post they made. Seems kinda pointless.
     
  15. prowler

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    If you read what Minox said in ask.gbatemp, Tempbot is a way for people to get news onto the front page.
    Obviously, this thread is going nowhere the way it is right now.

    Best thing to do? Stop going on about it and be quiet.
     
  16. Tonitonichopchop

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    I honestly don't get why people like you post stupid discussion endings like this. This is an annoyance for some users and we would like something to be done about it. Why should we be quiet if nothing is solved? Will not saying something solve it? If it's not a problem for you then fine, but I hate checking the news here and seeing an article that looks like a 5 year old made it who was playing in Microsoft Word.
     
  17. prowler

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    If you want to know more about Tempbot, make a thread and stop going on about it in this thread.

    If you hate this thread so much, I don't know, don't visit it? Simple, I know!
    If the member didn't use Tempbot, the post would of been the same anyway.

    Also it's not really an annoyance, it's just one thread.
     
  18. AlanJohn

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    wow it lookslikenintendoreallywants toconsiderthisandletdemosbe freebecauseitwill make the audienceslightlybiggertothe gamingcommunity
     
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