It has recently been announced that the new Kid Icarus Uprising game for the 3DS is releasing with a free stand. It is believed that the reason for this peripheral is due to discomfort from playing the game from a controls standpoint, and that this is a possible response to that. While this could be true, I don’t see what the big deal is. It seems that there is quite a bit of negativity surrounding this, not dissimilar to the reaction of the circle pad introduction. I personally have not experienced this discomfort personally. I did play Kid Icarus Uprising last year at PAX, but obviously the 3DS was attached to a stand, so my play time was inconclusive.