Lali ho! One of the young ladies that works in my local GAME store was sent to the Birmingham NEC for a big event a few days ago, part of which was testing the new 3DS system. So I thought I'd pass along her initial impressions. - She got to play a demo build of Zelda, with the 3D effects on. She says it makes a very noticable difference to the Kokiri Forest, having the 3D on. She says the graphics are MUCH better than the blocky N64 original, and that overall the quality has been noticably improved. - The analogue stick is apparantly perfectly placed and makes gaming much easier than the current DS models. - She said the system is noticably heavier than the DSi, but not so much so that it bothers you. - The 3D effects are supposedly 'epic' and work extremely well. She mentioned that Ridge Racer was made immeasurably more enjoyable with the 3D on. She felt no nausea or after-effects of any kind from using the 3D. Of course this is simply what I learned from a brief conversation with her when I dropped by for some Microsoft points, but I hope it helps. But here's the good news, for UK gamers at least. - Pilotwings Resort is apparantly now aa launch title for the UK, as is DOA Dimensions. Dates for a lot of the big name games still remain illusive, but the word from the conference is that they aim to have Zelda, Kid Icarus and Starfox available within 3 months. Whether or not this will come to pass remains to be seen. Oh, and did I mention that many GAME stores are getting their 3DS demo models in a few days? If like me you're on good terms with the staff then maybe you can score a few minutes with it. My local store gets their model on the 14th, and my friend said she'd give me a call when it arrives so I can get a feel for it and report back. Guess it works as free advertising for them since I'll invariably post details of my time with the system here and on my site, which costs them nothing and the word is spread. Works for me, I get to play on the 3DS a good month and a half ahead of the release. Possibly with Zelda. Good times Will post more details when I've had time with the system myself, hopefully with the demo build of Zelda that my lady friend got to play. If there's one thing I would recommend, it's this. Be on good terms with the staff at your local store. They hook you up with stuff like this all the time. It also helps that my local is staffed almost entirely by lovely young ladies Toodles. Blaze.