The quintessential topic where we will discuss the online systems of the 3DS; or rather, the "friend list" component of them. It has practically been confirmed that Nintendo will continue to use friend codes. However, they have also reassured that they are aware of their mistakes in the online space and have worked on improving "what they already have." The theory I like to believe is that friend codes are still there, but rather than being linked to every single game, they may now be system-specific instead, allowing users to use a single code for every 3DS game they own. Ergo, when you and a friend register each other's friend codes, you'll both get added to your respective 3DS's system-wide buddy lists (rather than Ninty's previous approach where every game has its own buddy list) that are shared between all of your games. I'm hoping we'll get other system-wide features, too, like music playback, chatting, and even push notifications à la iPhone/iPod Touch. That's what I think, anyway. What are your thoughts on how registering and communicating with friends will work? Off-topic: appropriately (I believe), I typed this entire post on my DSi. Had to make a post from the 3DS's predecessor, y'know?