Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Nintendo 3DS Firmware Update goes Live - First Impressions


The latest Nintendo 3DS firmware update went Live today, providing an interesting new feature to the handheld gaming console.

You are now able to record up to 10 minutes of 3D video on the device and I have to say.......the 3D on the Video Recording is surreal and very well implemented.

The Video recorder allows you to take Photographs at intervals, and has the ability to record Stop Capture animation.

A new StreetPass Quest has been added to the StreetPass Mii Plaza, but can only be accessed once you have received all the hats in the original StreetPass Quest. New panels are now available in Puzzle Swap as well.

You are also now able to transfer data between 3DS consoles (photo's and video's mostly I'm guessing)

The Nintendo eShop will also be receiving a much needed upgrade. Nintendo 3DS owners will soon have the option to download demos of selected 3DS games which will allow them to try the games out before making a purchase.

Your downloads will also now continue when the console is in sleep mode, which is a nice surprise for when you come back to it.

Well done Nintendo!!!! You've added some nice additions which will keep me busy for a while, and when those Demos come out I'll definitely be downloading them.

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