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January 19, 2011, 21:44:25
 
Just a few things you all might want to know about!

The Nintendo 3DS will play both AAC and MP3 music. No more MP3 bigotry.

The eShop (aka Virtual Console, 3DSiWare, etc) will be CASH-based. No more Nintendo Points for this system. That's quite interesting personally. It'll be a bit more like say iTunes in that way but you can also buy pre-paid cards as well.

Finally, that 3DS 2gig card that comes with it? Well you can upgrade to up to 32 gig because the slot will allow it.
Perhaps we all should go out and get a 32gig card in anticipation? $75 @ Newegg - $65.77 @ Amazon
- though a 4gig card is under $7 at Amazon.

Source

Also, for anyone who cares, the Wall Street Journal has a small speculation/info recap segment online;


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Posted: 01/19/11, 21:44:25  - Edited by 
 on: 02/18/11, 00:28:16    
 
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Is AAC and MP4 the same thing? Because I can play my downloaded iTunes songs on my DSi, but the file extension on those are ".mp4" not "AAC."

Regardless, good to know about the 3DS. I recently got a 2011 Ford Fusion, and I use my DSi as my music player thanks to that "Sync" technology Ford has in all their vehicles now.


Posted by 
 on: 01/19/11, 22:02:34
MP4 is a container file that usually has AAC content, I think.

What's the 'sync' thing you're talking about? Is it just an input jack?


Posted by 
 on: 01/19/11, 22:06:48
Reading IGN's FAQ I found out it supports wireless b/g but not n. That's a little disappointing.


Posted by 
 on: 01/19/11, 22:10:51
@anandxxx

Surely you've seen Ford's latest commercials on TV? They all pretty much talk about the Sync feature.



Posted by 
 on: 01/19/11, 22:17:42
stephen08 said:
Reading IGN's FAQ I found out it supports wireless b/g but not n. That's a little disappointing.
We have a few n routers at the office, and they're the least reliable. Have you found n to be truly useful?


Posted by 
 on: 01/19/11, 23:42:41
@GameDadGrant
I don't watch TV anymore.


Posted by 
 on: 01/19/11, 23:50:58
@GameDadGrant
AAC (Advanced Audio Codec) is just the marketing term for MPEG-4 Audio, that's why iTunes songs have an extension of ".m4a"

AAC files purchased from iTunes in the past couple of years should work fine on the DSi or 3DS because they are DRM free, however older songs purchased on iTunes will be restricted by Apple's "fairplay" DRM technology, so they won't work on anything that's not an apple advice registered to your iTunes account.


Posted by 
 on: 01/20/11, 00:32:34  - Edited by 
 on: 01/20/11, 00:33:05
achhibbar said:
stephen08 said:
Reading IGN's FAQ I found out it supports wireless b/g but not n. That's a little disappointing.
We have a few n routers at the office, and they're the least reliable. Have you found n to be truly useful?
My N router works great, but G is plenty fast enough for gaming, G is way faster than your ISP anyway, unless your shelling out the big bucks for a commercial T1 line or something. The bottleneck is your ISP, not your wi-fi, N is overkill.


Posted by 
 on: 01/20/11, 00:34:44
@deathly_hallows

N has better range though.


Posted by 
 on: 01/20/11, 01:32:00
I'm not going to post a whole new news thread about this, so: here's what the base interface looks like and what it can do.



Posted by 
 on: 01/20/11, 07:35:13
Dude! That face mixing software is freakin cool! Plus there's Game Notes for use outside of games while you're still playing them. How great.


Posted by 
 on: 01/20/11, 16:03:45  - Edited by 
 on: 01/20/11, 16:09:09
Yeah, and it works so well. There's nothing I've seen that screams "just a gimmick." This is the real deal everyone.

I'm very happy to see the attention to detail with these different functions.


Posted by 
 on: 01/20/11, 17:01:17
Wow, that camera merging thing was IMPRESSIVE. Those sorts of things usually suck. Wow, nice.


Posted by 
 on: 01/20/11, 17:33:38
deathly_hallows said:
achhibbar said:
stephen08 said:
Reading IGN's FAQ I found out it supports wireless b/g but not n. That's a little disappointing.
We have a few n routers at the office, and they're the least reliable. Have you found n to be truly useful?
My N router works great, but G is plenty fast enough for gaming, G is way faster than your ISP anyway, unless your shelling out the big bucks for a commercial T1 line or something. The bottleneck is your ISP, not your wi-fi, N is overkill.
Actually a T1 line only provides 1.544 Mbs of service, much less than what is advertised by cable/telco ISPs. The high price pays for the SLA and guaranteed speed of 1.544 Mbs. I do agree that wireless G will provide adequate speeds for the 3DS. Its unfortunate that most wireless routers do not provide dual bands on the 2.4 and 5 g ranges to seperate devices like this.
And I agree with JKR the camera merging is impressive.


Posted by 
 on: 01/20/11, 18:07:56
I'm pretty exited for the fact that we only need the system Friend Code and not individual game Friend Codes. It'll make the online experience so much easier.


Posted by 
 on: 01/20/11, 19:00:50
Did anywhere say the max number of friends?

I already like taking random pics of things I like when I'm out, it'll be fun with the 3D too. Kinda reminds me of those orange viewer things from the 80s? I remember some of the caves I went to as a kid sold slide discs of there. It was cool, better than a normal pic for a souvenir.


Posted by 
 on: 01/21/11, 06:25:52
@heliumsky

Right now the limit is 100. That could change in the future. Friends lists and communication will be detailed closer to launch.


Posted by 
 on: 01/21/11, 07:51:09
So, what's the word on DS BC? All I really care about is whether or not the textures will finally be filtered. I really can't stand the Saturn/PSX look DS games have.


Posted by 
 on: 01/21/11, 08:15:31
@DungeonO

I haven't heard an official word, but I would be willing to bet it's like GameCube's BC on the Wii. No added whistles, just a straight up DS running on the 3DS.


Posted by 
 on: 01/21/11, 14:44:33
ummm can you interact with the "mii's" on Wii? This seems like it's just a 3DS thing only - it's a shame that you can't import/export your mii's via
wi-fi

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Posted by 
 on: 01/21/11, 15:13:00
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