New Nintendo 3DS Review: A Terrible Name for a Worthy Successor

Portable gaming is Nintendo's wheelhouse: it pioneered the category with the Game Boy, reinvented it with the Nintendo DS, and uses its current generation, the Nintendo 3DS, to help pay the bills in the wake of underwhelming Wii U sales. Starting today, you can buy the company's latest gaming handheld: The New » 2/13/15 1:00pm 2/13/15 1:00pm

I Used the New 3DS On a Train and Didn't Want to Throw Up

Years ago, I mastered the art of playing Nintendo 3DS—finding and holding my head in the perfect position to peer through the console's 3D parallax barrier display and drink in its stereoscopic worlds. I'm so proud of this skill that I even use it to inflate my ego: yes, I am the best at looking at screens.… » 1/15/15 11:00am 1/15/15 11:00am

How To Mod Your 3DS To Play Smash Bros. With A Gamecube Controller

As soon as Nintendo released a demo for Smash Bros., it seemed like technical-minded people rushed to find ways to be able to play the game as it was meant to be played: with a controller. And now you can do it, too...provided you have the right tools and don't mind fiddling with the insides of your 3DS, that is. » 10/06/14 7:31pm 10/06/14 7:31pm

Super Smash Bros. 3DS: The Kotaku Review

Super Smash Bros., a new piece of fanfiction for the Nintendo 3DS, is a game about anticipation. It's a game about position. It's a game about mustering up the brain juice to figure out what your opponent is going to do next, then developing the lightning-fast reflexes needed to nail the best possible response. » 10/03/14 12:23pm 10/03/14 12:23pm

This Awesome 3DS App Adds Realtime Sci-Fi Movie Effects To Your Videos

If the games haven't convinced you to buy a Nintendo 3DS yet, maybe this app will—particularly if you have a penchant for classic sci-fi movie effects. Available March 27 in the 3Ds and DSi online shops, I am in the Movie lets you apply real-time filters to the handheld console's cameras recreating famous effects like… » 3/20/14 1:40pm 3/20/14 1:40pm

I Am Stereoblind, But the 3DS Lets Me See the World as Others See It

I cried the first time I held a Nintendo 3DS. The experience was a revelation that I'll not soon forget, and even if everyone stopped making games for it tomorrow, my blue 3DS XL is not going anywhere. That little machine is a window into a part of human experience that most people take for granted, but which is… » 4/30/13 9:21am 4/30/13 9:21am