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Following a sudden 3DS price cut, Nintendo offered early adopters complimentary games as a loyalty reward. That generosity continues this week, after the company struck a deal with The Cloud to bring free Wi-Fi to all 3DS console owners. Last night 5000 new access points were made available – gamers can utilise services such as …

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Pint

Hmmm

This sounds like a very good deal, is it as good as it looks or should I be more cynical about this Nintendo feebie?

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I don't know about the other WiFi providers, but The Cloud can pipe specific users down specific pipes (source-based transit provider selection) to allow DS devices only access to specific services rather than general-purpose Internet.

(Disclaimer: I was the original engineer on the back-end of The Cloud but it may have moved on since then)

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Pint

I wonder how it figures out it's a 3DS?

Mac spoofing for free wifi, anyone?

Or it could possibly be some kind of login.. Either way, interesting. A fairly compelling deal, but it's still an underpowered, overpriced handheld with a gimmicky display and barely any games.

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