cortjezter wrote:i don't know if this means we can write off the idea they're not cheaping out.
lots of companies use the same/similar components for LCD screens, some of which are ultimately used for color-sensitive work. if a designer got a screen with a tint, that would be a major issue.
i think it just boils down to them defining really lax specifications for their products that can ignore this as a minor issue and be easily written off rather than striving for excellence in consistent build quality.
Yeah, I've been noticing Nintendo's unusually high standards have become fairly laxed, too. That's why I'm still hesitant to buy a 3DS, even though I've gotten my hands on one. Four hours isn't enough.
I use my DSi for everything almost all day everyday; taking photos, uploading them, going online, listening to music/podcasts/audiobooks, watching animated shorts, taking notes, using the calendar and playing games.
I was holding out for a new revision with a better battery life. With no new announcements at E3, it looks like I may never buy one. Every time I take my nephews out, they always complain, "But I just charged it this morning!". They don't even play games as much as I do. You should have seen how unhappy they looked.
Gunpei Yokoi was observant when someone on a subway was fiddling around with a calculator to help alleviate his boredom and then went on to create Nintendo's world record selling handheld. G4 said that he died over something meaningless and trivial when in fact he stopped to help out a motorist in trouble. To go that far out of his way just to help out a complete stranger. I think that's the way he would want to be remebered. He would have found a way to increase the 3DS' battery life. Gunpei Yokoi would have found a way. Nintendo should always strive to be extraordinary.