No, we’re not kidding. Apparently, visiting the non existent eShop page for ‘The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess 3D may get your Nintendo Network ID banned.
Ab0ve: What a German player might see after clicking the fake link
Which to be honest, is pretty messed up on Nintendo’s end, and absolutely terrible programming as well. I mean, the game doesn’t exist. So when you get a StreetPass hit from a hoaxer who’s set it to their ‘currently played’ title, the link will obviously go to a non existent page.
But now visiting that link is getting people’s accounts banned for ‘suspicious activity’?
That’s just incredible. It means that either the system is auto flagging any visit to a non existent eShop page as a ‘hacking’ attempt or something similar, or someone at Nintendo thinks every single error you encounter is due to maliciously using the console.
So yes. Nintendo is actually treating any error on StreetPass Mii Plaza as a hacking attempt (or similar) and people are actually getting banned for visiting non existent pages used by a hoaxer pretending to have a remake of Twilight Princess for the 3DS. The stupidity of it all just utterly beggars belief…
Enjoying Pokemon Rumble World but can’t bother to wait for the events or pay for DLC? Well if so, it seems like you might be in luck. Reddit user Internutt has found a full list of the game’s passwords (as taken from a hacked version of the title), which will let you use every single Pokemon off the bat! Here’s the list:
Enjoy them I guess. Hopefully this encourages Nintendo to make less mobile style games in future.
In other words, it lets you stream content from your PC to your 3DS, sort of like how the Wii U GamePad can display content from the TV on the controller. Here’s a video showing it in action (complete with World of Warcraft):
Now obviously, there are a few technical issues to fix. Like the awful frame rate in the 3DS footage (due to it not really having the power necessary to run a MMORPG like World of Warcraft). But hey, it’s early days yet, and I do suspect such a piece of software could become really handy for much less CPU intensive things. Like say, testing web browsers on the 3DS, or perhaps using it for basic text or image editing. It could be pretty good for emulation too, assuming the device has enough power to emulate a NES or SNES era game as streamed from a PC.
What do you think of this homebrew and how it lets you use the 3DS as a remote desktop? Do you think that it could open the way for some interesting cross system ‘play’, and perhaps even turn the 3DS into the PC equivalent of a Wii U GamePad?
As every Nintendo fan knows, Nintendo held a (surprisingly real) Nintendo Direct presentation on April 1st this year.
Unfortunately, due to real life reasons (mostly work related), I haven’t been able to comment much on the Nintendo Direct presentation recently. So to make up for that, here are my thoughts on each point made in April 1st’s Nintendo Direct video:
On Mario Kart 8 DLC
I like the stuff shown. The Animal Crossing track looks pretty darn awesome, especially with the whole changing seasons gimmick:
Add Mr Resetti as a Monty Mole replacement (yes really), and Bells replacing coins, and it’s kind of a major win for any Animal Crossing fans out there.
Aside from that, 200cc looked rather cool. I liked how much faster the game seemed to be with it, and from the videos I’ve seen online, it actually makes the game more exciting than just about past Mario Kart title through the increased speed alone. Just look at this and tell me it isn’t awesome:
Maybe Nintendo should go even further. Like, scrap 50cc altogether and have future games start at 100cc. We really don’t need a super easy ‘moron mode’ in future Mario Kart games, especially given how generous the items are.
In Regards to Smash Bros 4
For the Super Smash Bros announcements, I was mostly pretty pleased. Mewtwo seems like a nice enough DLC character:
And Lucas was pretty good too…
But neither of them compared to the best Smash Bros announcement of the Direct. Yes, the character poll.
I absolutely love that idea.
I mean, we’re voting for who we want playable in a Smash Bros game, and after release too. Given Sakurai’s complete unwillingness to use any real logic in picking characters and some of the awesome ideas thought up by the community, I just cannot wait to see what awesome characters get announced thanks to fan votes.
I’ve already voted K Rool, and I’ll have votes up for as many Wario characters as I can before the end of the week. For the sake of Super Smash Bros and Nintendo, I’d advise you all to do the same and go here:
There’s also some stuff about Mii costumes, but I didn’t care much about that. Neat enough designs, but Miis are the least interesting characters ever featured in a Nintendo game.
The game looked decent enough, but to be honest… it doesn’t seem to be the kind of game I’m interested in. Maybe because first person shooters were never really much of a thing for me, and at its core, this game is another FPS.
That said, I hope it does well, if only to see a major new Nintendo franchise in the 21st century (and to see all the ‘Nintendo has no new ideas’ idiots shut up for a minute or so).
Or as the Twitter hashtag going around now says, #KrockTheVote. Yes, it’s not even a single day past the previous Nintendo Direct, and we’ve already got a presidential style campaign about King K Rool getting in as a DLC in Super Smash Bros. Here are some… pretty cool highlights:
A Japanese picture going around showing support for K Rool in Super Smash Bros.
An amusing campaign video from a user on DK Vine, featuring a fictional leader of a military dictatorship backing the K Rool for Smash Bros campaign.
As you can see, their Tweet even says ‘this is not an April Fool’s Day joke’!
But with that said… am I the only one a bit suspicious of this? Okay, they say it’s not an April Fool’s Day joke now…
But come on, can you imagine how awesome it’d be if they did manage to throw a joke or two in there somewhere? Like if Iwata actually came forward at the start and send ‘April Fools! There’s no Nintendo Direct today!’?
Or even better, if they showed the best Nintendo Direct ever, will all the games people want (so Zelda Wii U, new Mario Galaxy, some awesome Smash Bros DLC, new Pokemon games, the return of F-Zero and Metroid)… and then turned around at the end and said it was all fake. That would be the most epic trolling ever, and would probably cause an absolute meltdown in the gaming community as a result. Heck, just seeing the reactions of IGN/Gamespot/Kotaku/GoNintendo/whoever would be priceless, just because it’d have made an hour of live coverage worthless in about ten seconds.
So yeah, Nintendo Direct on April 1st. Do you believe it? Or do you think Nintendo might be trying to screw around with everyone?
Well, it was pretty obvious from the start that this leak wasn’t real. None the less, it’s now been confirmed that the video was a fake made by Youtuber ‘Fawfulthegreat64′, and that Nintendo isn’t currently working on a remake of the game for the 3DS.
Here’s the video explaining it:
So yes. Sorry to burst everyone’s bubble, but it’s not real. The creator of the video came out and proved it.
The video’s a tad old now, but it’s still as impressive as it ever was. Have a listen:
Yep, it’s the intro theme from the Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker. Except actually played in game in Majora’s Mask 3D.
That’s pretty impressive, especially considering it was done on a virtual instrument in a game not in any way meant for this sort of thing. What do you think of this great remake of the Legendary Hero song?
Apparently, Paper Mario the Thousand Year Door might be getting a 3DS remake, as videos of a game called ‘Paper Mario the Thousand Year Door 3D’ have been posted online recently along with related pictures. Here’s a clip from the now removed ‘intro’ video:
And here’s a potential Miiverse screenshot from a thread about said video on Reddit:
As well as a potential battle screen from the game:
Either way, the evidence is there. But is it real? Keep reading to hear our take…
Behold, Link is able to become giant… without wearing the Giant’s Mask or using up any magic:
But do you know what’s better? You can use any mask in the game when this glitch activates. So as you can see in this guy’s video, that means a Giant Deku Link, a giant Goron Link or a Giant Zora Link is entirely possible. As for that matter is a Giant Fierce Deity Link, in theory.
So yeah, thoughts? It’s an old glitch video I came across, but it’s definitely still one of the cooler glitches in Majora’s Mask 3D.