While the main draw of the Nintendo 3DS remains its titular capacity for accommodating a third visual dimension, other thought-provoking features are beginning to emerge.  According to The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo is looking to implement a variety of networking and communication features aimed at turning the device into a platform for social gaming.  Nintendo’s on-line strategy (such as it is) has always been unique, and it will be interesting to see if this strategy signals a bold new direction or simply another half-step towards towards keeping up with Internet-focused devices like the iPhone.Some discussion starters:- Is a single-use portable gaming device still appealing?- What are your thoughts and concerns regarding the StreetPass and SpotPass programs?  Does it affect your attitude towards the 3DS overall?- Aside from obvious matchmaking functionality, what is the potential of services like StreetPass?To listen to the podcast:- Subscribe to the EXP Podcast via iTunes here. Additionally, here is the stand-alone feed.- Listen to the podcast in your browser by left-clicking the title. Or, right-click and select "save as link" to download the show in MP3 format.- Subscribe to this podcast and EXP's written content with the RSS link on the right.Show notes:- Run time: 27 min 23 sec- “Nintendo Bets Big on Social DS System,” by Daisuke Wakabayashi, via The Wall Street Journal- Music provided by Brad Sucks