No-one was more enthusiastic about the 3DS when it was first released. No-one. But today, I looked across at my 3DS and found that it was gathering dust. Literally. I haven't played or charged it in weeks. Ocarina of Time lies half played in the game slot. Forever alone.
My 3DS. Gathering Dust. Literally.
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