In today's 3D edition of the Speak-Up on Kotaku, commenter JoetheArachnid figures we need a post where new 3DS owners can exchange their friend codes. What a lovely idea. Let's run with it.
The Friend Code, the bane of every modern Nintendo gamer's existence, is getting a major overhaul with the release of the 3DS, allowing friends to find friends with little to none of the hair-pulling frustration that is currently involved.
Nintendo's clumsy method for connecting Wii and Nintendo DS players to others online, the dreaded Friend Code system, may be returning for the Nintendo 3DS if a report from magazine Famitsu is accurate.
You spend your days playing with them. Maybe they're your backup in a first-person shooter. Perhaps they heal your World of Warcraft guild raids. You count on them, and they count on you, but do you count them as friends?
Friend codes on the Wii are enough of a pain in the ass for casual titles that those anticipating the few multiplayer FPSes on the console — like, say, The Conduit — are positively dreading what they'd do to that online experience. Exchanging codes with one friend is bad enough. Sixteen? Oh, lawd.WiiHD, which has been…