Nintendo stole Christmas this year

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by GBA rocks, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. tbgtbg

    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

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    I don't (and won't) use steam, so had no clue as to its status, thats why (for me anyhoo).

    I'm only (futilely) trying to use the eshop because they didn't pack the actual Zelda game in with the WiiU system. After this I'm only even more cemented in my view that I will never E-E-EEEEEVER be buying my games as digital downloads. I will stop gaming before that.

    I can't speak for him, but I've been waiting for this WiiU for weeks already (and even passed on going out and buying one for myself when someone hinted I should wait til after Christmas), to finally get it and not be able to use it, that's like a knife to the gut.

    I already spend plenty of time with immediate family, and extended family is now all spread out in different parts of the country and no one comes home for Christmas anymore anyway. The ones that do come around come later in the week, so it's not like actually being able to play my game on Christmas would have impacted family time at all. But I hope your high horse is in good health.

    I expect the eShop to work on Christmas if you need to access the eShop to play the game that "came" with the system.

    BTW, it's no longer Christmas, and I still don't have a way to play the game that came with the system. Oh man, I expect people to work on Dec 26th so I can access the eShop, I'm such a bastard.
     
  2. GBA rocks
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    GBA rocks GBAtemp Fan

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    May I add, being lectured about entitlement on a piracy-friendly forum is, again, gold.
     
  3. gamefan5

    gamefan5 Kid Icarus Uprising connoiseur

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    And yet, this isn't about piracy.
    I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have made any difference if it was on another site.
     
  4. RodrigoDavy

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    I don't think most people here know how servers work... Servers going down means the infrastructure is not robust enough to handle that much traffic and it's not a problem you normally solve in a couple of days. I bet all Nintendo and Valve did was to wait for the traffic to lower...
     
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  5. Chaldron

    Chaldron GBATemp's Official Attorney

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    That may be true, but I think most people are pissed at Nintendo not anticipating this and just hoping that their servers wouldn't crash.
     
  6. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

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    And this is the problem that I can't get that people don't understand. Nintendo should have realized that with the holiday push, they would actually need better servers than what they have used for casual use. I get that Nintendo still only has a vague clue as to how an online community should function on both a hardware and community level, but it's amazing that, in almost 2014 now, Nintendo still can't set up their servers to handle the influx, or at the least work it out in less than 36 hours. Notice that Sony and Microsoft did fine. Note that even Steam only went down for a few hours, and that was likely because there were millions upon millions of people all trying to access their servers at exactly the same time to get their free game. Nintendo is the odd man out here in being down the longest while showing absolutely no signs of actually getting it going again.
     
  7. mr allen

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    What I don't understand is where does "Nintendo should have anticipated this and got better servers" come from? Even Steam went down for awhile and yet I don't see people complaining that they should have anticipated it and got more servers. The problem here isn't that Nintendo's servers went down, it's the fact that they haven't come back yet.
     
  8. calmwaters

    calmwaters Cat's best friend

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    They didn't crash; they're just going slow. If they had crashed, no one would've gotten on there and Nintendo would've specifically stated they'd crashed. But being patient is hard, considering that people are downloading Wind Waker HD; it's just such a marvelous game and has been anticipated for years and years.
     
  9. Governa

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    First world problems.
     
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  10. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    Well, given that the game has been out for years and years already (GC version), a few more days won't hurt.

    Anyways, you could always play the GC version if you are that impatient.
     
  11. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

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    People had to expect Steam to go down though. There are millions upon millions of Steam users just trying to watch the winter deals. Add a free game on top of that, and there was no way that Steam could have the servers necessary to handle such a large customer load, all trying to load the same page none-the-less. Even then, Steam had their service fixed in just a few hours, while Nintendo's has been down since early Christmas day. It's undeniable that this is Nintendo's fault, and people have the right to be upset with them for not expecting that their normal servers wouldn't be able to handle this holiday push with so many out of date systems in the wild, as well as those that got bundles that required an eshop download. Even then, the fact that they couldn't fix it in over 24 hours now tells me that Nintendo has no idea what the hell they're doing, which gives even more justification for being upset that Nintendo could still be so damn incompetent at the end of 2013.
     
  12. BenRK

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    Hah, those who are complaining over Nintendo's servers being down and claiming Nintendo is an idiot are idiots. Everyone fucks up from time to time in this department. The aforementioned Steam has problems but people don't claim Valve to be idiots. Hell, Xbox Live is having issues AND YET no one claims Microsoft to be idiots (AT LEAST not for that reason). The PSN has issues from time to time. Most websites go down from time to time. MMOs suffer from high volume traffic ALL THE FUCKING TIME. Your ISP slows all the time from high volume. But lol, Nintendo retarded!

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  13. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    People are arguing the length of downtime, rather than the downtime itself.

    Valve and Sony resolved their downtime within couple hours, Nintendo is still ongoing as we speak.
     
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  14. BenRK

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    After one day? Say it isn't so! /sarcasm
     
  15. BlackWizzard17

    BlackWizzard17 Don't worry Captin we'll buff out those scratches.

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    So now when entering the eshop it says there going under maintenance, that would have been fine to tell us hours before instead of me thinking my internet was fucking up. Oh well lets see what is gonna change this time.
     
  16. GBA rocks
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    GBA rocks GBAtemp Fan

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    Just managed to access the eShop, still a bit slow, some icon didn't load but it's working at the moment.
    Downloading a game right now.
     
  17. lavera

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    Welp. Finally able to access the eShop too. Tried to transfer $60 to my eShop account using Entropay but got an error. The amount was however deducted from Entropay but was never added to the eShop. Gonna have to wait some more before I can download Supah Mario Sree-Dee Land. Bah humbug. :glare:
     
  18. Pippin666

    Pippin666 SSF43DE Master

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    The eShop is now telling me that Nintendo shutted down the eShop's services in my region. Along with indicating hours during the day for when it "should" work. I have that Nintendo 3DS 20$ card lying here for 2 days now and scare to use it (waste) if I ever manage to log in.

    Pip'
     
  19. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    I also get a message that eShop is shut down in my region.
     
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  20. taken

    taken GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Error Code 011-1000 We sincerely apologize, but in an effort to manage the high traffic, and ultimately improve the consumer experience,
    we are temporarily taking the Nintendo eShop services offline in your region. I am in the United Kingdom, been waiting to buy games off eShop come on Nintendo.
     
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