I walked by these 2 geeky looking dudes at school today

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#1 Posted by getsmizacked (51 posts) -

And I thought to myself, they GOTTA have a 3DS. So when I pulled out mine and didn't see that green light for streetpass, I got sad.

 

You guys ever see someone you figure HAD to have a 3DS but turns out they didn't?

#2 Posted by Will47 (6826 posts) -
Not sure I can say I have. I do use the vending machines in the "Game Room" at my college instead of the art or science areas so I can get the street passes :P
#3 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4125 posts) -

And I thought to myself, they GOTTA have a 3DS. So when I pulled out mine and didn't see that green light for streetpass, I got sad.

 

You guys ever see someone you figure HAD to have a 3DS but turns out they didn't?

getsmizacked
To be fair, they might not have had it on them. I don't bring my 3DS to school as I don't have a long enough break to use it.
#4 Posted by achilles614 (4851 posts) -
[QUOTE="getsmizacked"]

And I thought to myself, they GOTTA have a 3DS. So when I pulled out mine and didn't see that green light for streetpass, I got sad.

 

You guys ever see someone you figure HAD to have a 3DS but turns out they didn't?

Toxic-Seahorse
To be fair, they might not have had it on them. I don't bring my 3DS to school as I don't have a long enough break to use it.

Same, if I have time to play my 3ds I likely have time to study so I'd rather study.
#5 Posted by Moloch121 (677 posts) -
/facepalm at OP.
#6 Posted by YoshiYogurt (5974 posts) -
Kid in Mario shirt. Had a 3DS! Oh " Phil"
#7 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

Lol?

Dude,i don't even go to school.(i'm 25)

And that's silly...really? just cause they are nerds they have a specific system?

#8 Posted by funsohng (27648 posts) -
No, I don't judge people by looks, so I don't go guessing around who has 3DS and who doesn't, and assume one has it because they look geeky.
#9 Posted by metroidfood (11173 posts) -

I must be the only person that turns his 3DS off when he's not using it. What's the point of Streetpass?

#10 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -
[QUOTE="Toxic-Seahorse"][QUOTE="getsmizacked"]

And I thought to myself, they GOTTA have a 3DS. So when I pulled out mine and didn't see that green light for streetpass, I got sad.

 

You guys ever see someone you figure HAD to have a 3DS but turns out they didn't?

achilles614
To be fair, they might not have had it on them. I don't bring my 3DS to school as I don't have a long enough break to use it.

Same, if I have time to play my 3ds I likely have time to study so I'd rather study.

Just carry it around so that you streetpass, and when you get home you check the green light. Besides, even if you don't, you'll still get 10 play coins every day.
#11 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4125 posts) -

I must be the only person that turns his 3DS off when he's not using it. What's the point of Streetpass?

metroidfood

Na I do the same thing. The 3DS's battery life in sleep mode isn't as good as it should be.

#12 Posted by SoAmazingBaby (2752 posts) -
Just go to a kindergarden ;D
#13 Posted by YoshiYogurt (5974 posts) -

I must be the only person that turns his 3DS off when he's not using it. What's the point of Streetpass?

metroidfood
Probably the ENTIRE MII PLAZA PUZZLES AND FIND MII. Tons of games use coins for things too.
#14 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4125 posts) -
[QUOTE="metroidfood"]

I must be the only person that turns his 3DS off when he's not using it. What's the point of Streetpass?

YoshiYogurt
Probably the ENTIRE MII PLAZA PUZZLES AND FIND MII. Tons of games use coins for things too.

Well I don't use any of those things. I just play games. :P
#15 Posted by Avatar_Taxidous (4314 posts) -

I haven't played Find Mii in a long, long time, and never paid much attention to the puzzles. I don't take my 3DS with me unless I'm using it for music. The play coins have a couple uses (guns in Resident Evil: Revelations, costumes in Dead or Alive: Dimensions). I think I have around 200 coins now.

#16 Posted by Bubble_Man (3090 posts) -

I'm at the opposite end. I lift weights and love outdoor acivities, so people who don't know me probably wouldn't guess that I'm really into video games and TMNT action figures. :P And it's completely possible that they did own 3DS systems, but simply do not carry them around everywhere they go.

#17 Posted by yeebsey (176 posts) -

im a technical manager at a music venue/ traveling concert light tech and always love it when some random from a tour or venue walks my way and my 3ds lights up

 

one of the nerdiest industries there is. less sex and drugs, more games and sci fi

#18 Posted by HowlingLotus (402 posts) -

I work at a Hotel and we have multiple anime conventions take place at nearby venues or in one of our event rooms. I didn't have my 3DS for any last year, but hoping to pick a ton up when we hold these events/have the people stay in the hotel this year :). 

#19 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -

I work at a Hotel and we have multiple anime conventions take place at nearby venues or in one of our event rooms. I didn't have my 3DS for any last year, but hoping to pick a ton up when we hold these events/have the people stay in the hotel this year :). 

HowlingLotus
You work at Hotel Dusk? :O
#20 Posted by HowlingLotus (402 posts) -

[QUOTE="HowlingLotus"]

I work at a Hotel and we have multiple anime conventions take place at nearby venues or in one of our event rooms. I didn't have my 3DS for any last year, but hoping to pick a ton up when we hold these events/have the people stay in the hotel this year :). 

Rod90

You work at Hotel Dusk? :O

That would be pretty awesome ;). So would another sequel to that game, but I guess that`s impossible at this point :(.

#21 Posted by Soilworkcob (626 posts) -

I love the 3DS but I wouldn't be caught dead with it in Public :P

#22 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4125 posts) -

I love the 3DS but I wouldn't be caught dead with it in Public :P

Soilworkcob
Why is that?
#23 Posted by logicalfrank (1641 posts) -

[QUOTE="Soilworkcob"]

I love the 3DS but I wouldn't be caught dead with it in Public :P

Toxic-Seahorse

Why is that?

 

I was a little embarrassed to play games in public for a while myself. I eventually realized that half the people on the train were playing Angry Birds or some such thing on their phones and so now I figure if people are gonna judge me for giving a crap about the games I play, they can go right on ahead. I am no more embarassed about it now that I would be for reading a good book rather than Twilight.

#24 Posted by Soilworkcob (626 posts) -

[QUOTE="Soilworkcob"]

I love the 3DS but I wouldn't be caught dead with it in Public :P

Toxic-Seahorse

Why is that?

 

Because it's cool repellent.

#25 Posted by Soilworkcob (626 posts) -

[QUOTE="Toxic-Seahorse"][QUOTE="Soilworkcob"]

I love the 3DS but I wouldn't be caught dead with it in Public :P

logicalfrank

Why is that?

 

I was a little embarrassed to play games in public for a while myself. I eventually realized that half the people on the train were playing Angry Birds or some such thing on their phones and so now I figure if people are gonna judge me for giving a crap about the games I play, they can go right on ahead. I am no more embarassed about it now that I would be for reading a good book rather than Twilight.

I have no problem reading books in public (unless it's like Twilight :P )

#26 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4125 posts) -

[QUOTE="Toxic-Seahorse"][QUOTE="Soilworkcob"]

I love the 3DS but I wouldn't be caught dead with it in Public :P

Soilworkcob

Why is that?

 

Because it's cool repellent.

Sounds like someone is a bit insecure.
#27 Posted by Moloch121 (677 posts) -
[QUOTE="Soilworkcob"]

[QUOTE="Toxic-Seahorse"] Why is that?Toxic-Seahorse

 

Because it's cool repellent.

Sounds like someone is a bit insecure.

Hey now I wouldn't be caught with a 3DS in the subway once I'm near Harlem that's asking to be robbed. >.>
#28 Posted by Yoweeh (3025 posts) -

Another girl is the only other person I've StreetPassed with at my high school. Theres also a redditqueer who occasionally passes with me, but his Mii and message disgust me so in a way that I usually take his puzzle pieces and then delete him from my plaza.

The only other times I've StreetPassed are 1) group of small children at the mall (unexpected), 2) accidentally walking into the anime club (traumatized) at my local community college while lost, 3) gamestop.

#30 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -
[QUOTE="YoshiYogurt"][QUOTE="metroidfood"]

I must be the only person that turns his 3DS off when he's not using it. What's the point of Streetpass?

Toxic-Seahorse
Probably the ENTIRE MII PLAZA PUZZLES AND FIND MII. Tons of games use coins for things too.

Well I don't use any of those things. I just play games. :P

"those things" are games too!
#31 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -

[QUOTE="Rod90"][QUOTE="HowlingLotus"]

I work at a Hotel and we have multiple anime conventions take place at nearby venues or in one of our event rooms. I didn't have my 3DS for any last year, but hoping to pick a ton up when we hold these events/have the people stay in the hotel this year :). 

HowlingLotus

You work at Hotel Dusk? :O

That would be pretty awesome ;). So would another sequel to that game, but I guess that`s impossible at this point :(.

I'm currently playing The Last Window: The Secret of Cape West. :D Have you played it?
#32 Posted by Soilworkcob (626 posts) -

[QUOTE="Soilworkcob"]

[QUOTE="Toxic-Seahorse"] Why is that?Toxic-Seahorse

 

Because it's cool repellent.

Sounds like someone is a bit insecure.

 

Maybe

#33 Posted by HowlingLotus (402 posts) -

I'm currently playing The Last Window: The Secret of Cape West. :D Have you played it?Rod90

Not yet. It's one of the DS/3DS games I'm getting to next once I finish up my current set of games. I let my friend borrow and play it after I bought it and they said it was better then the first. So I'm expecting quite a bit. 

#34 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -

[QUOTE="Rod90"]I'm currently playing The Last Window: The Secret of Cape West. :D Have you played it?HowlingLotus

Not yet. It's one of the DS/3DS games I'm getting to next once I finish up my current set of games. I let my friend borrow and play it after I bought it and they said it was better then the first. So I'm expecting quite a bit. 

I found one by sheer luck. A friend ordered one somehow and he lend the game to me. The game never got a release in the americas.
#35 Posted by rubber-chicken (2069 posts) -
I actually have a question... when you're on the home menu and you see in the top left or top right or wherever it usually says "internet" in that little round rectangle, sometimes for me it becomes green and says "streetpass." I was assuming whenever this happens that I've passed someone with a 3DS, but then I don't get the little flashing green light and I don't get a new streetpass... So what does this mean??
#36 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -
I actually have a question... when you're on the home menu and you see in the top left or top right or wherever it usually says "internet" in that little round rectangle, sometimes for me it becomes green and says "streetpass." I was assuming whenever this happens that I've passed someone with a 3DS, but then I don't get the little flashing green light and I don't get a new streetpass... So what does this mean??rubber-chicken
No, no, no. The rectangle in the top left corner shows what type of connection the 3DS currently has. It can say "disabled" (if you turned of wireless comunications), "local" (if you are connected to another 3DS via local wireless), "internet" (which means you are connected to your wi-fi internet) or "streetpass" (which means the 3DS is currently on streetpass mode). Sometimes you can be in more than one type of connection at once, for example internet and streetpass, but it will still show just "internet". When you ACTUALLY streetpass with someone, a green light will turn on (or flash for a few seconds if you have the 3DS open) on the square lid outside of the system. You'll also get a green bubble on the "notifications" icon.
#37 Posted by rubber-chicken (2069 posts) -
[QUOTE="rubber-chicken"]I actually have a question... when you're on the home menu and you see in the top left or top right or wherever it usually says "internet" in that little round rectangle, sometimes for me it becomes green and says "streetpass." I was assuming whenever this happens that I've passed someone with a 3DS, but then I don't get the little flashing green light and I don't get a new streetpass... So what does this mean??Rod90
No, no, no. The rectangle in the top left corner shows what type of connection the 3DS currently has. It can say "disabled" (if you turned of wireless comunications), "local" (if you are connected to another 3DS via local wireless), "internet" (which means you are connected to your wi-fi internet) or "streetpass" (which means the 3DS is currently on streetpass mode). Sometimes you can be in more than one type of connection at once, for example internet and streetpass, but it will still show just "internet". When you ACTUALLY streetpass with someone, a green light will turn on (or flash for a few seconds if you have the 3DS open) on the square lid outside of the system. You'll also get a green bubble on the "notifications" icon.

Oh okay, and I'm guessing whenever you're in internet mode, you're also in streetpass mode?
#38 Posted by SonicNextGen2 (3431 posts) -
Never happened to me, I am a swimmer at my high school and my friend is the captain of the wrestling time who is headed to states and we talk about 3DS games all the time and people are always shocked when we do.
#39 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rod90"][QUOTE="rubber-chicken"]I actually have a question... when you're on the home menu and you see in the top left or top right or wherever it usually says "internet" in that little round rectangle, sometimes for me it becomes green and says "streetpass." I was assuming whenever this happens that I've passed someone with a 3DS, but then I don't get the little flashing green light and I don't get a new streetpass... So what does this mean??rubber-chicken
No, no, no. The rectangle in the top left corner shows what type of connection the 3DS currently has. It can say "disabled" (if you turned of wireless comunications), "local" (if you are connected to another 3DS via local wireless), "internet" (which means you are connected to your wi-fi internet) or "streetpass" (which means the 3DS is currently on streetpass mode). Sometimes you can be in more than one type of connection at once, for example internet and streetpass, but it will still show just "internet". When you ACTUALLY streetpass with someone, a green light will turn on (or flash for a few seconds if you have the 3DS open) on the square lid outside of the system. You'll also get a green bubble on the "notifications" icon.

Oh okay, and I'm guessing whenever you're in internet mode, you're also in streetpass mode?

If you are idle on the 3DS menu, then yeah (you could be on the eShop for example and I think you can't streetpass while being there). If you wanna streetpass, it's easier just to close the 3DS.