Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Utah 3DS Streetpass March 2014 Event Preview

Hello everyone! Our meet-up is coming up fast, so I thought I would summarize everything that will be going on. To start, this month's meetup is on Saturday March 29, 2014 going from 1:00pm - 4:00pm at the Murray Library Auditorium. If you plan on attending, please RSVP on the Facebook Event Page.

This month has two themes, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and our upcoming FanX Super Smash Bros. Tournament. We will have a TV set up with a Wii U for you to enjoy the newest DK release and try it out. It's a lot of fun and worth a try. Plus of course getting StreetPasses and working on finishing those Super Mario 3D World and Yoshi's New Island themed puzzles.

The other theme is preparation for the FanX Super Smash Bros. Tournament (hosted by Utah 3DS Streetpass) which is happening on Saturday April 12, 2014 at in the Douglas Ballroom of the University Guest House. We would like to encourage you to bring your setup for any Smash-related game (including Project M), but note that the main tournament will be for Brawl and Melee versions of the game. These setups should be used for friendlies and practice, so have fun with it!

We will also set up a computer for registration for the tournament. If the process confused you, we're here to help walk you through it (because frankly it is a little confusing). If you want to pay for your registration in cash, this will be your one time to do it! Please bring $24 if you want to register for one tournament, or $35 if you want to register for both Brawl and Melee. Exact change please! We will not be accepting checks. If you would like to go ahead and register yourself right now, please visit this page and click the 'Register Here' tab.

This weekend's meetup should bring a lot of fun and excitement, we hope to see you there! And, again, if you haven't already, please RSVP on the Facebook Event Page.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Registration Open for FanX Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Registration is now open for the 
FanX Super Smash Bros. Tournament 
Please follow the following steps to register for the tournament:

FirstGo to the ticketing page of the Salt Lake Comic Con website to purchase venue and entry fee's.
  • You have three options: Melee Entry ($20), Brawl Entry ($20), and Both Entries ($30). ($10 per tournament, plus a $10 Entry fee). You only need to choose one.
  • Remember that the venue fee will increase from $10 to $15 after registration has been live for one week, which is on March 31st at 11:59 PM. Registration will close on Tuesday, April 8th at 11:59 PM.

Second - Go to the event's page on the Salt Lake Comic Con website to compete the registration form.
  • You'll find the form in the tab titled "Register Here"
  • You need to purchase your entry first as the first question asks for the order number from your receipt. 

When you come to the tournament, please bring an ID (driver's license, state issued, school ID) to help speed up check-in.

Have a question? Be sure to check out the Salt Lake Comic Con website, Facebook Event page, and the thread for full details about the tournament. There is also an FAQ page on the Salt Lake Comic Con website that can help answer any of your questions.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment to this post and we will answer them. Thanks!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Utah 3DS Podcast Episode 6

Every month, the staff of Utah 3DS StreetPass records a podcast going over some of the latest Nintendo news while discussing new and upcoming video game releases heading to the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

Latest Episode:
EPISODE 6This month's episode of Utah 3DS Podcast thanks the (few) listeners we have, speculates on Nintendo's future console, and try to stay focused while Kyle plays his way through the first world in Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze.

Listener question: What would you like to see in a future Nintendo platform? Email Chris at chris(at) with PODCAST in the subject line and we may read it on the next episode.

Questions? Comments? Idea's for a discussion? We'd love to hear your thoughts! Please send all inquiries to with PODCAST in the subject line.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

SALE: 20% off Nintendo eShop Cards at Best Buy Until March 1st

Starting Sunday, February 23 and going until Saturday, March 1st, you can save 20% off all Nintendo eShop prepaid cards at Best Buy and $50 cards are $40, $35 cards are $28, and $20 cards are $16.

With the recent update for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, if you've linked the same Nintendo ID to both systems, you can share the balance on your Nintendo eShop between the two systems.

For even more savings, be sure to make use of the Nintendo Digital Deluxe Program if your Wii U system is the Deluxe version. For example - buy a $50 eShop card at Best Buy this week for $40 on sale, use that $50 credit to buy Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze on the eShop, and Nintendo will give you $5 back in eShop credit through DDP making the game only $35 instead of $50! (Basic bundles and Nintendo 3DS/2DS systems aren't eligible for DDP)

If you want to save, stock up now for when Mario Kart 8 comes out May 31st, and when Super Smash Bros. for Wii U comes out this year.

Utah 3DS February 2014 Meeting Wrap-Up

Hello everyone! Today we had our February 2014 meet-up at TransWest Credit Union Offices (big thanks to Matthew for letting us have this meeting there instead of the cramped SLC library room!) and everyone had a great time.

We saw lots of faces both old and new, and we had about 50-60 people in attendance overall today, so it was a great turnout. This meeting was a lot of Bravely Default, Mario Kart 7 and Mario Party!

Amy was also selling her beautifully detailed faeries in a bottle for $3 a piece (they'll be on sale next month too in case you missed out!) and was kind enough to give a few away to people with beautiful gardens in Flower Town, so congratulations to those who won that competition! The sales of the faeries help to fund our activities, so check them out next month if you missed out this time.

So, thank you to everyone who made it out to the meet-up, and if you weren't able to make it today we hope to see you at the March Meet-Up! The March Meet-up is on March 29th from 1pm - 4pm at the Murray Library Auditorium. Please RSVP on our Facebook page here and we hope to see you there!

- Paige

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Utah 3DS February Event This Saturday, February 22nd

This Saturday, come join us at the TransWest CU Admin building at 37 West 1700 South is Salt Lake City for our February Event. StreetPass with other's to get StreetPasses in the newly released Nintendo 3DS title Bravely Defualt which will help you to rebuild Tiz's hometown of Norende faster. 

As usual, owning a copy of Bravely Default is not required to come to this meet-up, as many others come to collect Puzzle pieces and play mini games in StreetPass Mii Plaza, play multiplayer games like Mario Kart 7, or just hang out and mingle with fellow Nintendo and video game fans.

If you plan on attending the event this weekend, please visit the Facebook event page and RSVP as 'Going'. If you don't use Facebook, please leave a comment below. Have a great week, and we'll see you Saturday!

**There is some parking at the TransWest building, and there is overflow parking across the street on the northwest corner.**

Monday, February 10, 2014

New Games Available through Club Nintendo (February)

About every month, Nintendo, through their Club Nintendo rewards program, make four games available to purchase with Club Nintendo coins. These games will be available for either Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, or Wii U and range from 100 to 200 coins. To check out the full list of what's available to purchase through Club Nintendo coins, check out the Rewards Catalog for Games and Rewards

New games available through Club Nintendo 

Donkey Kong Jr. - (3DS Virtual Console) - 150 Coins
Pictobits (DSiWare/3DS eShop) - 150 Coins
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (Wii U Virtual Console) - 200 Coins
Super Mario RPG: Legend of Seven Stars (Wii Virtual Console) - 200 Coins