Articles with the tag 3ds

Nintendo’s 3DS XL

In the middle of the night last night, Nintendo announced a new, extra large edition of its 3DS console. Here’s what the 3DS XL looks like.

E3 2012: Nintendo

Nintendo unveiled Pikmin 3, LEGO City Undercover, Batman: Arkham Asylum Armored Edition, Nintendo Land, and more to promote its upcoming new console, the Wii U. But a lot of games and important details weren’t invited to the party.

Nintendo Finally Enters the Network Race

Xbox was the first out of the online network gate with Xbox Live in 2002. Sony got into the swing of things four years later with PSN (though the paid subscription arm of their service, PSN Plus, just launched in 2010). At long last, Nintendo has decided to step up to the plate with the […]

5 Black Friday Gamer Deals You Can’t Miss

Because I love you, dear reader. That’s why I scoured through all of the Black Friday ads to compile this list of the best deals for scoring quality gaming hardware at deep discounts. ‘Cause if you’re going out on Thanksgiving night to wait in line in the cold, darn it you should know if it’s […]

Is Nintendo In Trouble?

Sales of the 3DS aren’t so bad that the device qualifies as a “flop.” And with all of the Wii and DS consoles that they’ve sold in years past, it would take a LOT to make a dent in Nintendo‘s bank account. But they just had their worst fiscal year in, like, ever.

3DS Peripheral to Add 2nd Circle Pad

“I know! Let’s take our thin, super-cool 3DS device and make it bulkier!” That’s my interpretation of the thinking behind the “Expansion Slide Pad,” which was leaked today as a new peripheral for the 3DS. In other news… Wanna win a “Flame Red” Nintendo 3DS? Find out how after the jump.

Uh-Oh: Nintendo Drops 3DS to $169.99

Nintendo has announced that the price of the 3DS portable game console is being dropped from $249.99 to $169.99 on August 12th. If you do the math, that’s a 32% price cut for a console that’s less than 5 months old. Nintendo couldn’t have picked a louder way of announcing to the world that sales […]

Robin Williams in the new Ocarina of Time ad for 3DS

Who would have known? Zelda Williams, daughter of Robin Williams was named after the comedian’s favorite princess. The 30 second commercial in lieu of Father’s Day speaks loads of the relationship the father-daughter pair have when it comes to video games. Ad on top. Interview at the bottom. When Robin Williams and his wife were […]

E3: Everything You Want to Know About Wii U

E3 isn’t even halfway over yet, but many are saying that Nintendo has already stolen the show with the announcement of its next home console, dubbed “Wii U.” (I wouldn’t have thought it possible for Nintendo to come up with an even worse name than “Wii.”) Yes, it’s a successor to the Wii, using the […]

E3 2011 Predictions

E3 is just two weeks away! Can you believe it? What delicious (and what vaporware) delights will E3 2011 bring to gamers? What surprises do Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have in store for their pre-E3 media extravaganzas? What games will walk away from the week with the heaviest buzz? It’s impossible to predict what secrets […]

iPad 2: It’s All About Gaming, Baby

Lest you have any lingering doubt that Apple’s iOS is a gaming platform to be reckoned with, today’s events hammered the idea home. The iPad 2, just unveiled today by His Steveness, features a graphics processing that’s nine times the speed of the original iPad. That’s some monstrous horsepower, particularly for a device that was […]

Launch Day Titles for Nintendo 3DS

The launch of Nintendo‘s new handheld platform, the 3DS, is weeks away now. While there’s been plenty of speculation on what titles would be available first, Nintendo has finally issued an official list. A grand total of 16 games will be buyable on March 27th, the day the 3DS goes on sale. Three of those […]

Nintendo 3DS: $249, March 27th

Nintendo was very eager at a special media event today to convince consumers that the 3DS handheld gaming system is more than a one trick pony. “3D gaming without the glasses” is certainly the headline talking point, but there’s a lot more under the hood of this thing than just the fancy screen. First up, […]

Nintendo’s 3DS Launch Titles

When the Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming console launches in Japan on February 26th, eight games will be available for it. Surprisingly, the anticipated Kid Icarus: Uprising is not among them. The eight launch titles show varying prices that mostly range between the yen equivalent of $60 – $70. Nintendo’s Japanese hardware launches typically come earlier […]

The Week in Game Vids

First up is a little 30-second commercial that’s not so much a trailer as a live-action Halloween wish, from Dead Space 2. One of the biggest news items of the week was Hybrid, an upcoming FPS from the makers of Scribblenauts and Drawn to Life. It’s a big deal because a hardened shooter the last […]

Nintendo 3DS Coming Q1 2011, Will Cost the Same as 250GB Xbox

Nintendo held a big press conference yesterday in Tokyo, during which they released finalized details about their new portable gaming device, the 3DS. (The 3DS is Nintendo’s successor to the DS, with upgraded specs and a 3D screen that requires no special glasses.) The big news: the 3DS is releasing in Japan (which always gets […]

Nintendo shows off the 3DS

“No glasses needed.” That was the message hammered home this morning at Nintendo’s E3 Media Briefing, where the new Nintendo 3DS was unveiled. No price or time frame was given, but E3 attendees are being offered the chance to play with the new device themselves. Nintendo has not yet revealed the 3DS‘ full specs, but […]

Nintendo takes the 3D plunge

Nintendo has announced that it will be first out of the gate with a game console that features 3D gaming — and it’s a handheld, no less. The successor to the super-successful DS handheld is being called the “3DS,” and is said to somehow offer handheld gamers the experience of playing games in 3D without […]