Came back? Good. So what exactly is the problem?
Well, the lack of an account-based system on the 3DS is the problem. Ok, sure, whatever floats your boat. Nintendo is implementing the system in fall (which should coincide with the ability to purchase stuff off of computers and smart phones), but let’s talk about now. From December, 3DS owners had the ability to transfer their stuff over to another 3DS system until this account system came into play. A big step forward from the inability to do this with DSi and Wii, which were wildly panned for this.
However, read this line I italized from the article itself:
“Now that Nintendo is getting into the DLC business, it has got to find a way to centralize users’ information in a convenient way. System transfers that render old hardware inert are just unacceptable.”
Never mind the fact that with the 3DS XL coming out, which is a better built 3DS model that can still play your old DS retail games, can also transfer all your old stuff to the new system… MAKES YOUR OLD 3DS INVALID.
Good fucking lord, its bad knowing your 3DS XL can do the stuff your 3DS does and still plays your old stuff from the DS era. However, thank god for things like the 360 and PS3 with Live and PSN! While those respective systems made your Xbox 1 and PS2 games obsolete unless you downloaded them again, they have account based systems! Come on Nintendo, smarten up your online strategy! Its bad when the Wii U will render the Wii obsolete when I can transfer my stuff from it to the new system. How dare you do that?!
Doesn’t this Digital Trends fuck-wad understand the concept of backward compatibility?! Is he too busy masterbating to the fact the PS Vita made all physical UMD games WORTHLESS or how PS3 Slim took out the (glitchy) PS2 compatibility? Doesn’t he not realize that the 360, which has a admitted great online system, can’t even fucking play Xbox 1 games properly, or at all?!
Excuse me, I need to break my laptop in anger, pardon me.