Nintendo 3DS Daily For your 3DS news, reviews and information! Sun, 27 Jul 2014 08:07:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Sorry about the technical issues on the site… Sun, 27 Jul 2014 08:07:54 +0000 Our hosting is not working too well right now, and we hope to get it sorted out soon.  If not, I guess it’ll be time to try one of the myriad other companies we were recommended, and see whether their track record will be any better.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and hopefully sites like Nintendo 3DS Community will be back up soon.

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Another Nintendo 3DS Daily Update Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:11:55 +0000 The site will probably be back up and running by this weekend, along with Nintendo 3DS Community.  This is because all media has been restored, along with the database, text content and other neat stuff.

A redesign is also forthcoming, which will more closely tie this site into Nintendo 3DS Community, redo the branding entirely and make both of them a tad more general Nintendo based than they currently are.  That should be done within the next few weeks or so.

So yeah, quick update for everyone.  Sorry about the delays in this site getting updated.

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So, sorry about the site downtime and stuff… Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:55:26 +0000 We’ve now moved everything (all files and database content) to a new web server, and as you can see, the site is running again.

However, please keep in mind two things:

1. We haven’t moved all the images/media files over yet.  Hopefully we can get that done soon, especially given how half the 2013 content seemed to get lost in the transition.

2. The new site design will be launched within the next few days.  This is because the current style… isn’t really that appealing any more, and to be honest, I think a new host means a new start.

So yeah, don’t panic, and try and stay patient while waiting for the site to reopen!

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Cheating in the Pokemon National Championships? Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:57:37 +0000 Oh boy, this should certainly be interesting to watch.  Apparently, some competitors have been complaining about three time Pokemon champion Ray Rizzo and his Aegislash Pokemon, which was seemingly held in a Pokeball not usually possible to use for that Pokemon species. Or in other words, they say the Aegislash was held in a Dream Ball, an item which was exclusive to the Dream World in the fifth generation games and which isn’t possible to use on any Pokemon from the sixth generation of games (the Dream World doesn’t exist in this generation, so no Kalos Pokemon can be found there).



Above: Aegislash, a Pokemon that cannot be held in a Dream Ball.

So what’s the response from the champion here?  That the Pokemon passed Nintendo’s checks for legitimate Pokemon, and that he believed it was bred legitimately.  Which if you’re a fan of the Pokemon series, isn’t particularly reassuring (hacking Pokemon to get around Nintendo’s legitimacy checks is not a massively difficult endeavour and has been done quite a bit in the past outside of official tournaments).

Either way, now we just wait and see what happens.  Will he be disqualified by the Pokemon Company for cheating?  Will they find the issue caused by a simple mistake?  Is the Aegislash even remotely likely to be ‘genuine’?  All we can do is wait and find out…


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3D Printed Game Boys Now? Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:48:47 +0000 Ever wanted an old school style Game Boy that could play games from various old Nintendo consoles?  Somehow manage to either own or have access to a 3D printer?  Well if so, check out this neat tutorial video, where the instructors have managed to make their own Game Boy consoles with just a few Raspberry Pis and some other homebrew style equipment:

Either way, it’s pretty impressive.  Possibly worrying for Nintendo too, since they now have to worry about people ‘pirating’ the console hardware as well as the games you run on it.

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A very quick update on Nintendo 3DS Daily/Community Sun, 06 Jul 2014 00:12:38 +0000 Nintendo 3DS Daily’s redesign is probably coming within the week, and Nintendo 3DS Community will be relaunched (complete with new style/logo/other sutff) within a day or two.

Not sure about Super Smash Bros or its forums, I’m not sure I have time for them.  And Wario Forums?  I’m still running the site, but a redesign there isn’t exactly a top priority at the moment.

This has been an official service announcement from the Nintendo 3DS Daily and Nintendo 3DS Community staff!

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Smash Bros 4′s Smash Run will have Kraid and a Kremling Boss? Sun, 06 Jul 2014 00:09:52 +0000 Well, that’s what this video from GameExplain says. Apparently, Bonkers (a mini boss from the Kirby series), Kraid and a Kremling based boss from the Donkey Kong Country series will be present in the 3DS version’s Smash Run.

So what do I think?  What Kremling will the Kremling boss be based on?  Find out in the full post!

Let’s start with the general stuff.  Firstly. I love the fact all the bosses mentioned are going to be in this game.  I mean, a Donkey Kong Country series boss?  Kraid from Metroid?  Kirby mini bosses?  A Great Reaper from Kid Icarus?  How can you not think that’s awesome?

What’s even better though is this; the Kremling boss… is pretty much certainly not King K Rool.  In fact, there’s speculation it might be either Klubba or Kudgel from Donkey Kong Country 2, which would be interesting (even if Klubba was actually a friendly NPC in his first appearance):


So why’s that cool?  Well, what’s the honest chance we’re seeing Kremlings, a Kremling themed boss and Donkey Kong Country references all over the place and K Rool isn’t included? Slim to none.  And if he’s not a boss, then it stands to reason he could well be a playable character, which would certainly make a lot of people extremely happy (myself included).


Above: Listen to the Kremling Sakurai!

Either way, these awesome new bosses are confirmed for Smash Run in Super Smash Bros 4, with K Rool’s playable character reveal seemingly edging ever closer…


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Jirachi Wish Maker Finally Released in Korea Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:43:57 +0000 And in case you’re wondering while I’m bothering to cover a Pokemon anime movie and its release in the region, just get a load of this. How long do you think it’s been since the film was released anywhere else on the planet?

Come on, guess.  Because if you think the delay between our favourite games getting released in Japan and them being released in other regions is kind of long, this takes the cake.

Give up?  Okay then.  This movie was released in almost all regions bar Korea in…



Above: Now announcing a movie everyone else saw ten years ago!

So in other words, they took TEN YEARS to release this Pokemon movie in South Korea.  And in that very same time frame, we’ve gone from generation 3 of the Pokemon series to generation 6.  So now a movie meant to celebrate an event Pokemon for the Hoenn games is being released prior to their remake in a generation in which Jirachi doesn’t usually appear in any form whatsoever.  That’s like releasing the first series of the Pokemon anime alongside Pokemon Fire Red and Leaf Green, complete with the original theme song.

Additionally, it’s not the only time something like this has happened to this poor film.  When was it released in Italy?  2012.  Apparently the people localising the Pokemon anime over there are nearly as bad as doing their jobs on time as their counterparts in South Korea.

It does come with a special event Jirachi this time around (which I guess could be useful given their rarity in the Kalos region), but still, taking ten years to release an anime movie in any region is just pathetic.

But what do you think about this movie and its Korean release a whole decade after its original debut?


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Youkai Watch; New Nintendo Direct Presentation! Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:29:13 +0000 Okay, it was actually held yesterday.  But either way… did anyone actually even expect a Nintendo Direct for this title?  Because I know I didn’t.  Heck, I didn’t expect a Nintendo Direct video for just about anything in particular this soon after E3.  It just seems like the whole thing came completely out of nowhere.

Either way, here’s the video:

So yeah, thoughts on it?  I’m not really interested in it myself, but perhaps other people here might be.

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Opinion; Why I Still love the Mario Fan Game and ROM Hacking Communities… Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:24:24 +0000 Money

More precisely, the fact there is none.  If you’re making fan games (based on any series), ROM hacks (based on any game) or mods in general (based on any game or series), you pretty much legally cannot make a single penny off any of it.

Which is actually the best thing in the world for the community.  Why?  Because the hipsters, greedy marketers, money obsessed fat cats and other internet douchebags tend to stay away from it. So why is that great?

Well, just look at how badly the internet has been damaged by people’s greed.  How Google search is now littered with websites offering nothing more than click bait articles designed purely to raise ad clicks.  How SEO has near enough completely killed the traditional fan site due to some paranoia about linking to other people’s websites or helping people out.

Yeah, that was actually a recommendation from one of our friends who is in SEO / web development.  He said a list of links doesn’t do much for Google Page Rank currently and can actually hurt your ranking.  So we just decided to remove all of them.
Above: The kind of reasoning hurting gaming sites.  Everyone deciding their own personal ‘popularity’ and promotion means not helping anyone else.

Look at how the WordPress market is now so full of terrible ‘free’ and ‘premium’ themes that either completely ignore the GPL license, attempt to bundle malware/base64 encoded footer links, trialware or other such junk.  Look at how many great webmaster forums are now ghost towns filled with idiotic spam posts by people who can’t speak a word of English and see it as a cheap attempt to cram their posts and signatures full of ‘targeted’ anchor links.


Above: There was a post on WPMU Dev about the dangers of searching for free themes on Google.  Down now, but it shows just how bad things get due to certain people’s greed.

Or how the app stores are filled to the brim with cheap knockoffs of popular apps (think two million Flappy Bird clones) and lazily programmed ‘games’ made with cheap construction kits you can get off certain internet ‘shops’.

All these scenes and communities, killed by greed and selfishness.  All destroyed by the imaginary lure of ‘easy money’ and a swarm of people who care for little other than stuffing their own wallets and becoming rich at the expense of others.

The fan game and ROM hack scenes on the other hand, through the unintended ‘miracle’ of profit being forbidden, generally don’t run into these problems.

Why?  Because if you can’t make money doing something, then only the people with a genuine interest in it will even try.  You filter out all those with greedy, selfish attitudes without even trying.

People like Wario here:

Or this guy:

Won’t ever end up involved in the fan game making or ROM hacking scenes.  There’s no financial incentive here, so people with only money on the mind will stay away and stick to say… WordPress themes or blackhat SEO schemes or iOS app development.

The fan game and ROM hack worlds are worlds that marketers cannot get involved in.  In which corporations (except arguably Nintendo) cannot ever monetise things.  And in which absolutely everything ever made is genuinely free.

And some of the works made by these communities are incredibly impressive.  Like the following…

That’s just the tip of the iceberg too.  Remember, the Mario fan game community, the various ROM hacking communities, the Super Mario Bros X community, the fan game communities for Sonic, Zelda, Metroid and Pokemon…  they’ve all got their own fantastic works and huge lists of resources, and it’s all being done purely out of an interest in the series, the fans and the community.  There are no people here treating things as some sort of cold, calculating numbers game and trying to impress the Buzzfeed crowd.  There are no sweatshops based in foreign countries pumping out fan games and game mods en masse.  There’s no one out there trying desperately to cash in the latest hype, flooding stores with cheap knockoffs of whatever happens to be popular at the moment.

And that’s what I love about these communities. It’s a world that hasn’t changed since the recession and hasn’t been overtaken by the lazy and selfish.

Does anyone else agree?

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