Bear in mind DS Obtain Stations? They rocked
A thread by Reddit person KingBowser183, showcasing a DS Obtain Station, actually acquired the reminiscences flowing.
For these of you who have been unaware, Obtain Stations, a part of the “Nintendo Zone” idea, have been a late 2000s concept that allowed individuals to go to a location to obtain demos or probably particular gives from a particular hub DS. KingBowser183 contends that they obtained it from eBay (thus hilariously rebuffing the “not for resale” sticker) and clarifies that the unit performs DS video games as regular
Why was this cool? Effectively it calmly inspired individuals to exit and about at no cost stuff, a precursor to the extremely expanded SpotPass and StreetPass mechanics on the 3DS. There was a time when virtually everybody I knew was utilizing these two options, and passing somebody and seeing that mild on my 3DS would convey a smile to my face.
Sadly, official efforts that facilitated the latter can be phased out because the Swap rose to prominence, however the function nonetheless stays if you will discover anybody with a 3DS (conventions are the one place I can get hits anymore). The Swap is nice, do not get me improper, however it lacks a whole lot of the social options that the 3DS excelled at just like the Miiverse or everybody else above. I already miss it.
Possibly at some point some DS/3DS fans will get collectively and kind their very own unofficial retro StreetPass Relay/Obtain Station initiative to be used at anime/gaming conventions. Possibly I will kind it? Who is aware of! For now we are able to bask within the glory of this DS Obtain Station.
DS Obtain Station [Reddit]