I Love You But...

Published by David Liao on July 31, 2011

Oh Nintendo, you almost had me there. I almost forgot the reasons why I suggested we take time to see other people. You wistfully swooped in with your price drop this week.  You offered up some free games. Made yourself look macho. You got me flustered and I lost my focus. I had already moved on with that part of my life and decided not to buy a 3DS. Then you forced yourself into MY LIFE with the most immature of acts, by offering me free shit.

How could you do that to me? It's so inconsiderate. That's always been your problem. You're always doing things like that. Every time I'm trying to make something of myself, save up money, or work towards the future, you can only think of the past. You just want me to remember the fun times and forget about all the problems. Mario Kart 7?!? Is that what you expect me to play this year while you're off doing your own thing? I doubt I'll even see that this year. You'll just push it back like you always do. I'm calling it in March. You always say you'll change but you never do.

You've promised me Luigi's Mansion and I won't say that I'm not interested. But why do I need to buy into your sweet nothings now. I can wait. I can wait until there's another 3DS out. A better version. Or one with more colors. Maybe green. Yeah. That'll make your blue ass jealous.

If I were to get back together with you, it'd be fun for a couple weeks. But we both know in a month I'd be sitting around playing Doctor Lautrec wishing it was Professor Layton. So as I said before...

I think we need time apart. You don't need to worry that I'm going to be slutting around. You need to focus on what you want to do with the future. Is Luigi's Mansion coming out this year? What's going on with the Last Specter? Tell me honestly are you even really working on the Mario Bros. game? Don't just put up a release date and change it last minute to give yourself more time! Be honest. Meet your deadlines. Only then do I think we'll have a chance.

David

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    republictiger
    8 years, 11 months ago

    And all the Pikmin in the universe died, Nintendo couldn't afford breeding them, so instead we got a Kid Ikarus that is not an Kid Icarus, and then I died a little inside. Then again, I lost my interest in Nintendo after playing the SNES and N64 for 10 years.

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    Skittles0520
    8 years, 11 months ago

    Not gonna lie, but that price drop was a little seductive.

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    lolo125
    8 years, 11 months ago

    I almost bought it this week but then the rumor of the ps vita coming on October stooped me :)

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    mattyjm91
    8 years, 11 months ago

    was so tempting to get a 3ds but even with the price drop i am strap for cash, nice post david.

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    PK_Fire
    8 years, 11 months ago

    I was going to do the exact same as you David. Wait till the good games come like Layton and Mario Kart.

    Then OOT came out and I realised I could play it on the go wherever I went.
    I gave in and surrendered my money. Fortunately for me though I enjoy my 3DS and play it regularly.

    The amalbassador program just comes as a great bonus to me. Can't wait for them games.

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    RedAma131
    8 years, 11 months ago

    I wasn't that interested in the 3DS from the beginning so the price drop didn't phase me. I have my sights on the PS Vita more than the 3DS.

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    J52
    8 years, 11 months ago

    The price drop is impressive, but it's still overpriced considering that the only thing on 3DS I really want to play is Shantae (a DSi Ware game that only counts because there's really no point in getting a DSi now).

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    s1yfox
    8 years, 11 months ago

    dave has such a way with words <3

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    Shamwow
    8 years, 11 months ago

    That's my general outlook on the Nintendo DS. They come out with another one every other damn year, so I'm just going to wait until they stop making them to buy the final product. :/ It's really grating on my nerves to spend all that money just to get an updated version two years later.

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    Dr_Lethargic
    8 years, 11 months ago

    I've always stuck with Nintendo when it came to hand-helds, but seeing how the 3DS doesn't offer too many improvements and 3D is such a gimmick, I see the Vita winning the inevitable console fight. Maybe if Nintendo started to try new IPs and stopped dishing out remakes, it could win fans over.

    Funny article David. Reminiscent of a Woman I Gave My Heart To post.

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    Comradebearjew
    8 years, 11 months ago

    The price drop/ambassador deal was a really damn good move on their part.

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    Sideshowshayne
    8 years, 11 months ago

    Nintendo was smart Dropping the Price down in August, since Fall is right around the corner, and that's when all the Flag Ship games come out for it.
    I don't see too many new Models coming out in the future maybe an XL or an SD-Card with Flash on it.
    But as for New Colors. Fuck Yeah, I could see that happening, they have black'n blue, and soon to come red. I could see them holding Special offers on their Website where you could by a 3DS in any color, or be able to order them with permit Printings of Mario,Metriod,Zelda,all things Nintendo related, or be able get them with your own costume Prints that you can design.
    ...If I do get a 3DS it will be in fall, and it will be the black,only because you can decorate/make it fancy with Neon Markers :P Too bad Finger Prints show up the most on anything black.

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    SomethingSnappy
    8 years, 11 months ago

    i love when you write david

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    Clidefrog123
    8 years, 11 months ago

    Oh damn you Nintendo I want to hate you and never see you again after all you've done to me but when you do things like this... I realize I cant

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    trytofly
    8 years, 11 months ago

    Part of me feels bad and wants to buy the 3DS because of its new price.
    The other part of me knows that I can just steal my boyfriend's 3DS (because he was stupid enough to pre-order the thing) and play Luigi's Mansion on his whenever it comes out.
    Sorry, Nintendo, cheap-me wins.

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    JTC545
    8 years, 11 months ago

    I feel tempted now to get it for LM 2, but I just can't trust them anymore. I think Nintendo and David need to see other people for now.