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Pokemon XY patch fixes online battle cheating ⊟
Yay, you’ll no longer cry about losing online matches in Pokemon XY due to opponents using the Battle Analyzer tool. Haven’t heard about Battle Analyzer? Well, we kind of avoided giving it mentioning the tool here until Nintendo fixed it, but it’s a program that allowed players to scout their opponent’s party and see what attacks they’ve chosen before picking their own moves.
It’s a serious enough issue that Nintendo suspended ranked battles for a while, and released this 1.2 patch just a couple weeks later. This update also fixes bugs with Pokemon not learning new moves after evolving through Wonder Trade, and with Trainer PR Videos not unlocking in Lumiose City.
You can grab the patch now on the eShop. Shout outs to Rachel for the pics!
TinyCast 017 - Year of Luigi
Tiny Cartridge • TinyCast
TinyCast 17! What did this, our Year of Luigi, mean to us? The TinyCast gets personal and answers that question, after talking about Bravely Second, Akihiko Yoshida, National SteetPass Weekend, and a very special wedding.
Bravely Second's English trailer, found in Default ⊟
Please excuse the shakycam here, but it’s the only way Yarky could have posted this trailer for Bravely Default's sequel (without special hardware), which shows up after the end credits of the first game. While I think this trailer might be a little spoiler-y, I'm not sure because I haven't played through the actual game. I watched it anyway, just to hear what Devil King Buster Magnolia Arch sounded like!
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Miiverse, new firmware update out for 3DS ⊟
So that 3DS firmware update debuted last night, bringing with it Miiverse, Nintendo Network ID support (link up with your Wii U NNID, share an eShop wallet), and some camera and screenshot stuff. One item that I hadn’t seen previously announced is the update removes the limit on system transfers (previously limited to five transfers) — now you can move data from one 3DS to another once every seven days.
- Please keep in mind that you won’t be able to switch regions after registering your NNID or use multiple currencies. Funds you have stored for currencies in other regions will no longer be usable.
- In-game screenshot system sounds janky, forcing you to suspend your game, open Miiverse, and make a post (not allowing you save the image locally). Not every game is supported either, like Pokémon XY, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Virtual Console titles, and others. At least the actual image quality is apparently really good.
- As Daniel points out in the comments, “your 3DS cannot see your Wii U Friends List, so you have to manually ‘follow’ all your friends if you want to catch up on their Miiverse posts on the go.”
If A Link to the Past had the drawing feature ⊟
Considering all the ROM hacks people have made for A Link to the Past, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone eventually got around to throwing this A Link Between Worlds feature into the SNES game. Until then, we’ll have to settle for this fun GIF from Johan Vinet — definitely follow his Tumblr for lots of cute chiptunes and sprites (e.g. Strider, TMNT, and Streets of Rage)
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Bravely Second shots, details ⊟
We have some direct screenshots, artwork, and details for Bravely Default's sequel thanks to the 3DS game's new Japanese site — hit that link for new music and a cute Edea animation too.
The game once again takes place in Luxendarc, years after the events in Bravely Default. This time players will visit “Magic University Town Istantarl.” The lass in the above image with the crazy boots (no idea how these work) is “Devil King Buster Magnolia Arch,” according to Gematsu:
"A mysterious woman who calls herself the “Devil Buster who came from the moon.” Her age is unknown, she appears in unexpected places at unexpected times, and she has a daredevil attitude. According to the Devil King who suddenly appeared, she is the last survivor of the moon nation.
She is a sociable eccentric. Delicate, but largehearted. Realistically, a romanticist. An elegant beauty with elusive characteristics, only one thing is certain, she has fierce fighting skills and rescued Tiz Oria.”
Why we gotta wait two months for the original Bravely Default tho…
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That Amazon deal is for both the 3DS and PS Vita games, which is nice. This Christmas K tree GIF is nice too — it’s from Luis.
Other sales going on right now:
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (sidebar link) - $24.99
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - $34.96
- Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita) - $16.99
- Holiday Walking Dead Vita Bundle (with 3 PSN games) -
- Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS) - $29.99
- Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - $24.99
- $20 eShop cards at Best Buy - $16 ($50 cards are $40!)
A new shop opened in this New Leaf town ⊟
Wow, buying organic is really expensive. And you thought Tom Nook was the only guy you had to worry about ripping you off! S/o to Candace Crossing for the pics.
You know what’s not hella expensive right now? Animal Crossing: New Leaf! It’s back in stock with a big discount at Amazon, available for $24.99 — The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is still on sale too for $34.96.
Happy Holidays from Amaterasu ⊟
Capybara artist and animator Kelly Smith offers up one last holiday card from Attract Mode’s Bit Bazaar: Winter Market pack, and it’s a great Okami tribute.
Bit Bazaar: Winter Market is going on right now in Toronto! If you hurry to Bento Miso, you might still be able to make it before the event closes (7PM) and grab some of these cards! You’ll also see some killer zines, games, snacks, comics, and more.
Trade StreetPasses with people all over the country next weekend ⊟
Nintendo has talked about doing this before, and you can already do this with the router trick, but next weekend you’ll be able to exchange StreetPasses with people from other states (and Canada).
All you need to do is bring your 3DS to a Nintendo Zone near you, and you’ll trade data with someone hundreds of miles away thanks to the StreetPass Relay feature. For a couple of days, you won’t have to settle for the same lame dudes in your local area with their boring Miis and their dumb greetings and their stupid Puzzle Swap pieces and UGHHHH.
Animal Crossing for $25, new Zelda for $35 ⊟
If you hop over to Amazon, you can grab Animal Crossing: New Leaf for just $24.98, which is the cheapest I can remember seeing the game. [Update: Aw, the sale ended. It’s back up to $35.]
And The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds has a slight discount, too — grab that for $34.96. I don’t think you need us to remind you these are both great games; it’s not like we haven’t put up a million posts about them.
You won’t believe what these 8 heartthrobs from the ’90s are playing ⊟
You know you’re a ’90s kid if you can name all these shows, right. All my TRUE millennials know what I’m talking about with that Parker Lewis Can’t Lose jam. Shout outs to all the TGIF peeps out there with crushes on JTT, Ian Ziering, and Estelle Getty.
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