What are the pros and cons of the Gateway3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by kenio8185, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. kenio8185
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    I see a lot of people talking about it, and I found one post saying how it's not worth buying, but he didn't explain why. I'm considering getting it, but I know nothing about it besides its price.
     


  2. Ryukouki

    Ryukouki See you later, guys.

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    Hi there, I wrote a detailed review with a pro and con section that can answer your questions. Let me know if I can further help you.

    Gateway 3DS Review
     
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  3. omgpwn666

    omgpwn666 Guy gamer and proud!

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    Cons:
    The price.
    You can't keep the 3DS up to date.
    You can't play some of the latest games IF you do purchase them, because they may require a firmware update that blocks the Gateway.
    You can't access the eShop, as it may ask you to update.
    Playing online may be risky, since you're on a hacked cartridge and all
    You're not funding game devs if you steal games, unless you just plan to "backup" a game you own, or use it for homebrew.
    FOR NOW the Gateway can only carry a single game on the SD card, so you have to keep doing the swapperoo!

    Pros:
    Lets you play most/all 3DS games for absolutely free(after you pay about $80)... except Animal Crossing... for now.
     
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  4. FireGrey

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    You won't be able to play Pokemon X and Y, even if you buy it.
     
  5. IronClouds

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    This is pretty assumed, but we don't know this for a fact. We really don't know anything for a fact. What we do know is that officially, when updates come in game carts, the 3DS restricts launching that cart if the included update is not applied (unless of course the 3DS' firmware version is higher than the cart update). Outside of that, it's all just speculation.
     
  6. Yepi69

    Yepi69 Vivid and busy gamer

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    Pros:
    You can play all the gaemz without paying
    You're a pirate

    Cons:
    You are now a fucking pirate and you should go fuck yourself for that
    Give Nintendo your money and stop downloading games



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    Pros and cons are subjective, but basically: if you use Gateway, you cannot use the eShop, or any kind of online gaming. If you go online for streetpass or whatever, you run the risk of your console updating itself or downloading an update that you may accidentally install. So if that sounds bad to you, don't get it, or be like me, and get two 3DSes. Pros: you can play a ton of games.
     
  8. FireGrey

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    MH4 had AP which needed a file from the 3DS update, which would require editing the firmware to crack.
    Editing the firmware is beyond what Gateway team can do.
     
  9. IronClouds

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    I'm not arguing that at all. What I'm saying is you're assuming Pokemon X/Y will have the same kind of AP. We don't know that as we don't have a Pokemon X/Y ROM to base our claims off of. It's just all speculation right now. You're more than likely right, but stating this information as fact isn't.
     
  10. Osha

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    Considering how hard Game Freak has been trying with their APs in the past games, it's safe to assume that X and Y will have something similar.
     
  11. IronClouds

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    My point is, seeing is believing. Don't get me wrong, I'm fully expecting Game Freak to put some kind of AP on X/Y, but I'm not believing it as fact until I see it.
     
  12. Zaneris

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    Pros:
    Can play any game except 1 so far.

    Cons:
    No online capability
    Buying lots of microsd cards
    Can no longer play new retail carts even if you wanted to
     
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    awful card.
    better get an r4i or supercard and put the roms you want!

    also it has no resell value!
     
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    Enough said don't buy it.
     
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    Pros:
    free 3ds games

    Cons:
    doesnt work on latest firmware
    price is high
    no online play
     
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    Is it right to assume that all future 1st party titles will require update (forced update? probably not but probably will prompt you upon inserting the game/rom) and that the gateway3ds is only going to be working with the titles released prior to itself? seems like ~$90 isn't worth it for a crippleware card.
     
  19. IronClouds

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    Are you not aware that the Gateway now supports firmware spoofing?
     
  20. the_randomizer

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    Doesn't really help those who accidentally updated. Just saying ;)
     
  21. IronClouds

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    Well yeah, that's pretty obvious. But I'm not sure that's the boat he's in. If it is, then I didn't get that from his post that I quoted. ;)
     
  22. stanleyopar2000

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    You can't play pokemon at all...downloaded won't work...and if you buy it you will be forced to accept the sodomizing Gateway killing update.