USB port?

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  1. davidsl_128
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    davidsl_128 GBAtemp Brightsider

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    Yeah I've been thinking how a USB port (a small one, maybe a mini-b type) would open so many possibilities for the 3DS. A GH grip that connected here could be made, so there'd be Guitar Heros compatible with the new DS. Or you could use it to connect the 3DS to a PC and unload photos and videos from it's internal memory (which will hopefully be bigger, at least like the Wii but hopefully 1 or 2 Gb). Or maybe make a GBA adapter to connect to this USB port and play GBA games. Or I don't know, maybe use it for TV output xD the possibilities really are endless!
     
  2. popoffka

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    USB port will be quite useful, but only if Nintendo will add some memory to 3DS and will make an OS-like menu for 3DS (like the one Sony've done for PSP) with bells and whistles, so we can use USB to upload music, anime and pr0n to our 3DS'es to watch them via 3DS's System Menu(or whatever it will be called like).
    Otherwise USB port is just an unneeded thing that will be used by like two or three accesorries.
     
  3. ykhan

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    wouldnt that just open up more ways to hack it?
    and im no expert but i dont think nintendo are fans of hacking [​IMG]
     
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    @ykhan: are you talking about the OS-like menu or about the USB port?
     
  5. davidsl_128
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    Well sure maybe only two or so accessories would use it, but only 2 or 3 things use the Wii USB ports and they're still there. Besides, if it was implemented it could be used to charge the 3DS, and there wouldn't be need for a separate charging port.

    EDIT: about the hacking, the Wii was hacked through SD at first, USB came later, so just putting an SD slot would make the 3DS hackable. USB would just make it easier xD
     
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    @popoffka

    actually i was talkin bout the usb
    but now you mention it the os style menu could be hackable too like when the psp first came out and it didnt have much protection u could use that program power iso to hack it
    but you used the usb port to connect to your computer so the usb and os menu would work together to hack it [​IMG]
     
  7. Snorlax

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    How does an SD slot make it hackable? How would a USB slot make hacking easier? Just having the access to such hardware doesn't automagically allow unsigned code to be run.
     
  8. popoffka

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    That's right! We must add a new rule to the Rules of the Internet: If it has screen, it must be able to play pr0n.
     
  9. Saddamsdevil

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    DSi as it is can play pr0n, just surf to imageboards on it.
     
  10. azure0wind

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    well using usb slot is easier because, it can be connect the device to pc directly, so it can make hacking easier because we can test it right away! (at least thats what i think [​IMG])
     
  11. Berthenk

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    So, you're saying you can't connect an SD card to your computer? I can, and most people can do it too.
    I don't think the method of hacking changes, however, that depends on if the OS handles the USB slot differently than the SD slot.
     
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    whoops i mean it can connect your ds to pc directly, i'm in my phone when i post that. Sorry for that [​IMG].
     
  13. Berthenk

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    You mean a USB cable? Hmmm... can't argue with that, other than that the 3DS probably won't allow connecting it with a computer.
     
  14. pcmanrules

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    I love being able to plug the PSP straight into my pc, it charges while i move files about. I'd love a usb as long as we get a full os like the XMB for PSP and it's features. At least the PSP has more features than it started with.
     
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    This. The DS Lite and Phat didn't get firmware updates. That made them even more worthless than they already are. The DSI is actually a good thing, because it allows firmware updating.
     
  16. zuron7

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    GPS not available in this area
    Or something like the iPad 30-pin dock would be better.
    Would allow for easier hacking and use a variety of other stuff as well.