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3DS Ambassador Program Full NES List Revealed

3DS NES Lineup Final 5Nintendo of America finally revealed the remaining 5 games available for download to those in the Ambassador program. Those who bought a 3DS and visited the eShop at least one time before August 12th were automatically enrolled in the Ambassador program and eligible to download 20 free games, 10 NES and 10 GameBoy Advance games. Initially revealing only 5 from each platform, today Nintendo finally revealed the final 5 NES games only a day and a half before the program officially starts. Joining the originally announced lineup will be (drumroll):

  1. Metroid
  2. Open Tournament Golf
  3. Wrecking Crew
  4. Yoshi
  5. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Having played only a few of the announced lineup, I must admit I’m slightly excited about playing these games at no additional cost.  I just still struggle with the whole idea.  I feel like I paid full college tuition, then saw the cost drastically cut midway through the year to let more students in; and now the university is saying “Thank you” by offering 20+ year old non-transferable credits that I may or may have not taken in the past.  I know it’s better than nothing, but I think I would have preferred some eShop money, or maybe I don’t know, a 3D game on the 3D handheld!

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  • As an English teacher, I often find fitting themes in a variety of literature. At first I was going to criticism your assessment of the situation, but I think this passage from the Book of Matthew says it best.

    “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.“About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went.“He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing. 6 About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’ “‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered. “He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’“When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’“The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’“But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’

    Matthew 20:1-15

    My question for you, then, is “didn’t you agree to work for a denarius?”

    • Jinketsu

      Since you are an english teacher, I am rather surprised you were going to criticism at all.

      • Fab4-94

        I also appreciate a good example of irony. However, I do not want that to remove from the overall quality of his original post. 

        • Fab4-94: Thank you for your logic. This is a rarity online.

          And while we’re in the process of pointing out each other’s errors in pithy ways, allow me to return the favor.

          Jinketsu: ad hominem fallacious argument
          ferguss: hypocrisy
          Jeff: My reply was an analogy, an extended comparison between two unlike things. By definition it’s not going to be the exact same thing, though I think Fab4-94 was able to discern the similarities. I think you and I agree more than we disagree, I just find it amazing that people are dissatisfied with getting something more than what they agreed upon, which was the original intent of my quote.

    • ferguss

      as an english teacher i think you should spend less time “criticizing” other peoples articles and more time on YOUR students work and off corse less videogames.

      • Your English teacher obviously failed you; allow me to be of assistance.

        “Since you are an English teacher you should spend less time ‘criticizing’ other people’s articles and more time on your students’ work and, of course, playing fewer video games.”

        I replaced “as an english teacher” with “Since you are an English teacher” because your original wording made it sound like you are an English teacher, which obviously you are not. I made appropriate use of the apostrophe and corrected several ridiculous spelling errors. I addition, I changed “less video games” to “fewer video games” because video games can be counted. Unless you meant the time spent playing video games, but you didn’t make that very clear, did you? I guess learning proper English was important after all. I also removed the words “i think” because it is obvious you are telling us what you think; this redundancy students learn to avoid in the seventh grade.

        As for what you think, I don’t care.

    • Jeff Jones (thejonesyman)

      @0527ed197e94026d0c950c667ff61b0d:disqus Thanks for your question, and you have a point.  This is dealing with the ‘struggle’ I mentioned.  However, I see parable you quote and the Ambassador program as different situations.  The parable describes an employer/employee scenario and the perceived inequity of their contract.  This is a consumer/product scenario.  Like I said, this is better than nothing, Nintendo didn’t have to offer anything, and I didn’t demand anything nor did I return my 3DS.  My point was the “thank you” offer from Nintendo was not rewarding me with new games that might have featured the 3D on the handheld.  Rather they are rewarding my handheld with non-transferable games that I know many have played 20+ years ago.  I will still download everyone of these games and play them and show them to my kids for the nostalgia.  Like I said, it did make me more excited.

      Thanks again.
      Jeff Jones (thejonesyman)

      • Kudos to Jeff Jones for being willing to use his name online and not hiding his ideas behind a moniker. It makes everything a little more civil, doesn’t it?

      • Kudos to Jeff Jones for being willing to use his name online and not hiding his ideas behind a moniker. It makes everything a little more civil, doesn’t it?