US 3DS gets launch-day system update

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  1. samred
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    Destructoid reports:

    The update also includes "enhanced communication features," which Destructoid's reporter couldn't make sense of. Assumedly, this update will attempt to kabosh original DS and DSi-compatible flashcarts, but Destructoid doesn't speak to that assumption.

    http://www.destructoid.com/3ds-gets-a-syst...eo-197140.phtml
     
  2. Lilith Valentine

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    Yay! [​IMG] I really hope it blocks the flashcards!
    Edit: Before any smart ass wants to say something. I am not against hacking nor flashcards on the 3DS in the future, but with that said, I am against them on the 3DS this early.
     
  3. Fear Zoa

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    Time to use a different rom header I suppose.....I don't think Nintendo is gonna save ds/dsi mode.......and I think they know that too
     
  4. MAD_BOY

    MAD_BOY Lazy bum

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    Same goes for Europe, except the video is just a showcase of different sceneries
     
  5. nintendoom

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    me too..
    hacking it this early would make less game devs for the 3ds
    [​IMG]
     
  6. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    So anyone tried flashcards after the update? Are they blocked? I assume not, but who knows...
     
  7. Zeroneo

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    I'm pretty sure that this is the same update as the Japanese one which makes the communication update just a StreetPass update just like in the Japanese one.
     
  8. nintendoom

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    they would probably find that out after the next 2 days
    [​IMG]

    YES, THEY..
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    When would I ever try this baby?!?
    uhuhu [​IMG]
     
  9. mysticwaterfall

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    If this is the same as the JPN update (which it sounds like), flashcards still work fine.
     
  10. Bunie

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    Nintendo should be aware at this point (i think they are) That flash carts can only be temporarily blocked and they're just filling their block list with crap in the mean time. the original DS is done and they need to let it go.

    I'm thinking maybe they found a bug under certain network situations, and decided to throw a music vid in because they're nintendo. it's also possible nintendo saw a vulnerability in the wireless communications and patched it up before someone tinkered with it? But the bug theory is most likely. [​IMG] i dont think Nintendo will block flashcarts outside of what they've already done.
     
  11. cwstjdenobs

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  12. Another World

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    From Where???
    this to me seems like a test of the update system and nothing more.

    -another world
     
  13. Ikki

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    I don't think they'll try to block flashcarts with such an early update.
     
  14. twiztidsinz

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    Do you ever post anything worthwhile?
     
  15. DjoeN

    DjoeN Captain Haddock!

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    I updated my (EU) 3DS immediatly after setting it up [​IMG]

    The 3D showcase video was already on the system when i booted up after unpacking it.
     
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    I hear flashcards still work.
     
  17. mercluke

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    like others said, this is probably just the spotpass update that japanese 3ds owners already got...
     
  18. shadowmanwkp

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    It does have an effect on the titles. Because the console is hacked early on, developers/publishers might get cold feet , because there are so many people out there who can get their games for free. And we all know that this has happened with the ds. For example, ubisoft has stated that it has lost a lot of sales to piracy, if this happens to the 3ds, they might go to the ngp and abandoning the 3ds altogether. Another example is capcom not bringing Ace attorney investigations: Miles Edgeworth to the Netherlands, because so many people there would pirate it.

    There are probably a lot more publishers and developers that might take on the same standpoint as the companies, thus the 3ds might not have so much 3rd party titles and it may flop. So, piracy CAN impact the titles on the 3ds, if you look at the 3rd party companies.

    Back on topic: Probably a regular update, it might or might not block out flashcarts, but we just have to see if it really does when people have properly tested their flashcart.
     
  19. Raven Darkheart

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    Devs like Ubi lose money on the DS because of the shit they put out. Simple as that. At the end of the day there are still going to be more people that pirate then buy good games than there are people who just leech off the "free games"
     
  20. Zeroneo

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    What....? Imagine games just like most shovelware sell like hotcakes. Every soccer mom buys them for their kids. The reason we keep getting shovelware is because they sell, we wouldn't have this many if they didn't.