The Nintendo Switch exists, and is a fantastic gaming system that you can, in a pinch, play in a bar, a car, or on the train. Phones exist too, and the games on them are better than ever. So why the hell should you own anything else? Because games. The Switch’s library is still small, and smartphones still lack those…
If you follow the New Nintendo 3DS’ family tree back far enough, you’ll eventually end up at a primitive black and white handheld device called the Game & Watch that you can now pay homage to with a functional 3DS faceplate from Columbus Circle.
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…
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.…
Remember trying to find that perfect 3D sweet-spot on your original Nintendo 3DS handheld? You won't have to do that anymore. The "New" Nintendo 3DS XL (yes, that's really the official name) goes on sale next month.
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…
Nintendo's refurb shop is now selling refurbished DSi XL and 3DSs for $100 up. Leaves some change for games!
OK, so here's a reason to rethink buying refurbished. Five-year-old Braydon Giles popped open a 3DS he just got for Christmas to find about nine photos of people, presumably the previous owners (or the previous owner's parents?), having sex. Hoo-boy.
There are no details on pricing or availability, but as expected, Nintendo has revealed a version of its Circle Pad Pro accessory for the 3DS XL. The add-on further embiggens the already hefty handheld console with an additional analog control stick—a feature that many had hoped would have been included in the …
When everyone's already got a smartphone in a pocket, what good is a portable game console? Figuring that out is one of the toughest challenges for traditional game makers right now.
And the cutest photo of the day award goes to If You Can't Reach That Nintendo 3DS, Team Up With Your Twin Sister. I wonder how often do they change places. [Google+ — Thanks Gustavo!]
Over at the Gamescom conference in Cologne, Germany, Sony just stated that they will incorporate both Skype and Foursquare into your new Playstation Vita come early 2012. They were cagey with specifics, but this is a good thing for the console.
Nyko's new 3DS accessories are both excellent and horrible reminders of the way we live now.
Guns. Swords. Balls. The video games of E3 2011 will have all these and much more when the industry's annual conclave kicks off this week in Los Angeles.… [Kotaku]
Just one week after buying a 3DS, this guy felt compelled to get a tattoo on his wrist to commemorative his love for Nintendo's latest plaything. Rather than a little sketch of Mario or Link, he got an augmented reality tatt that can be read by his 3DS, as you can see in the video below.
Let's face it. The onboard battery for the 3DS stinks. It gets around 3 to 5 hours on a single charge, depending on the settings. Those numbers aren't anywhere near the DSi XL or DS Lite. Too bad there isn't… [Kotaku]
Scream all you want about Crash Bandicoot being one of the launch-games on Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play, but Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime doesn't plan to gift you any of their retro titles on a Nintendo phone.
The 3DS is really neat, and Nintendo's done a good job so far making sure its nifty display makes great (rather than gimmicky) use of the extra depth. But there's one problem—not everyone can see the 3D.
Among the many surprises pre-loaded into the 3DS, Nintendo's next big handheld device, the biggest is that the thing is packed with a hidden role-playing game. It's no Final Fantasy or Dragon Age. It's something simpler and, arguably, more important.