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  • Nintendo 3DS Chip Gets Taken Apart, Memory Specs Found

    Nintendo 3DS Chip Gets Taken Apart, Memory Specs Found

    After a recent thorough teardown of the 3DS and its components, Chipworks was able to figure out how much RAM the 3DS has. X-raying the chip in question, the Fujitsu MB82M8080-07L, led to a special model code being discovered inside the die. Read More

  • 3DS Crashing To "Black Screen Of Death"?

    3DS Crashing To "Black Screen Of Death"?

    The 3DS is in the sweaty palms of hundreds of thousands by this time, and you know what that means: launch issues! Yes, like some other major hardware releases, the 3DS’s launch will not be without hiccups. There are reports that a few of the new handhelds are randomly crashing pretty hard to a black screen (seen above, and documented here) recommending a hard reset. Don’t panic! Read More

  • Review: The Nintendo 3DS, The Next Step In Portable Gaming Evolution

    Review: The Nintendo 3DS, The Next Step In Portable Gaming Evolution


    Nintendo has long defined the rules of childhood. In Nintendo’s world, logic and whimsy are intermixed and there is always a bigger boss and another castle. We learned from Nintendo that you can always turn your enemy’s weapons against them and that evolution is a fact. We learned that the best stories are played out in your head and even when you don’t have a lot of friends… Read More

  • Walmart Accepts DS Trade-Ins For 3DS Credit

    Walmart Accepts DS Trade-Ins For 3DS Credit

    It’s Nintendo 3DS weekend, and Walmart (of all companies~!) has a pretty decent deal going on. Select stores will accept old DS models for credit, credit that you can then apply toward the purchase of a 3DS. Read More

  • Estimate: 3DS Costs Nintendo Less Than $100 To Build

    Estimate: 3DS Costs Nintendo Less Than $100 To Build

    You’ll be paying $250 when you pick up your Nintendo 3DS this weekend, but how much does it cost Nintendo to put the thing together? An estimate puts the total parts cost to Nintendo (not counting R&D, marketing, etc.) at just less than $100. These Apple-like levels of profit we’re talking about here. Read More

  • 3DS Could Help With Early Diagnosis Of Vision Problems

    3DS Could Help With Early Diagnosis Of Vision Problems

    One of the objections often raised against 3D, and with justice, is that people with certain common vision problems can’t see the 3D effect. It just has to do with 3D technology assuming a certain level of intact functionality in the visual system, and the fact is that a significant portion of the population, for one reason or the other, doesn’t meet that level. Our own Matt… Read More

  • Nintendo 3DS: Pre-Ordered & Pre-Ordered & Pre-Ordered

    Nintendo 3DS: Pre-Ordered & Pre-Ordered & Pre-Ordered

    The Nintendo 3DS is now the single most pre-ordered video game console ever. Well, according to Amazon.co.uk, and you’d have to assume that most, if not all, of those pre-orders are going to UK residents. Read More

  • Nintendo Begins 3DS Demo Tours Around The U.S., Canada

    Nintendo Begins 3DS Demo Tours Around The U.S., Canada

    The Nintendo 3DS is still a few weeks away from release here in North America (March 27, to be exact), but that doesn’t mean you can’t play with it right now. Nintendo has begun a series of demo events in cities around the country where you can, in their own words, “be one of the first to experience the Nintendo 3DS system before launch day.” What cities are involved? Read More

  • Metal 3DS Case Is Metal

    Metal 3DS Case Is Metal


    Not much to say here except that you just spent a lot of money on your 3DS and you should protect it. Sure, you could get some weak plastic shell, but real men use a solid metal case… while they play with their Nintendogs & Cats. Hey, real men can play whatever they want. [via i4u] Read More

  • Nintendo 3DS To Get Netflix Streaming And Free AT&T WiFi By This Summer

    Nintendo 3DS To Get Netflix Streaming And Free AT&T WiFi By This Summer

    Take a break from all the iPad 2 announcements and check out what’s going on with the Nintendo 3DS, set to release March 27. Some good news has come out about the little gamer: Netflix streaming and free AT&T WiFi coming soon. Read More

  • Panasonic Cancels The Jungle Gaming System, Act Surprised

    Panasonic Cancels The Jungle Gaming System, Act Surprised

    The official word from Panasonic is that “changes in the market and in our own strategic direction” caused the cancelation of the Jungle gaming system. In other words, Panny suits finally came to their senses and decided it’s a bit too late in the game to bring a whole new platform to market. With Sony rolling out the powerhouse NGP handheld and Nintendo moving towards 3D… Read More

  • Nintendo Ships 400,000 3DS Units In Japan, System May Already Be Hacked

    Nintendo Ships 400,000 3DS Units In Japan, System May Already Be Hacked

    t would appear that the Nintendo 3DS is a hit. Nintendo has shipped some 400,000 units since its launch last Saturday in Japan, with reports of the system being sold out throughout the country. (The system will be released in North America on March 27.) That’s the good news for Nintendo. The bad news is that it’s already been hacked. Oh dear. Read More

  • Nintendo 3DS Now Available In Japan

    Nintendo 3DS Now Available In Japan

    We won’t be getting the 3DS for another month (it hits the US on March 27th), but in Japan, thousands of people are lining up to nab their handheld from retailers across the country. It’s safe to say it’s going to be a quiet, indoors weekend for many in the land of the rising sun. Our Japanese readers are probably waiting in line, and so won’t be reading this, but the… Read More

  • 3DS Price Dips Below £200 In UK Price Wars

    3DS Price Dips Below £200 In UK Price Wars

    After the 3DS debuted, we saw that the UK pricing was a little… off. Even considering VAT, the £229 prices we were seeing seemed rather high. They’ve been dropping, though, and now many retailers are going below £200 — still quite a bit more than the $250 we’re going to get it for here in the states, but getting on towards reasonable. Read More

  • Here Are The North American 3DS Launch Titles

    Here Are The North American 3DS Launch Titles

    Nintendo was a little cryptic about the 3DS launch titles. The phrase “initial launch window” was used to discribe games coming out during the 3DS’s first few months rather than the launch day titles. Well, the 3DS launches in North America on March 27 and the launch titles were just revealed. Sorry, kids. It doesn’t include Zelda, Star Fox, Kid Icarus or Mario Kart. Read More

  • The Nintendo 3DS Gets Town Apart Prior To Its Release

    The Nintendo 3DS Gets Town Apart Prior To Its Release


    Here she is, gamers: the fabled Nintendo 3DS. The gaming system hits Japan within the coming days, but one Chinese site got their hands on one a bit early and tore it down for the whole world to see. The system doesn’t look all that magical splayed-out, but glasses-free 3D is nothing sort of pure sorcery. [TGBUS via Kotaku] Read More

  • Nintendo's 3DS Industrial Design Subtleties, Explained

    Nintendo's 3DS Industrial Design Subtleties, Explained

    When I first saw the 3DS six months ago, and even later when I saw the official pictures, I pretty much just thought of the 3DS as a slightly chunkier DS. But of course the people in charge of designing it know better than that, and when you’re making a device that will be held for hundreds of hours by tens of millions of people… every little thing counts. Nintendo’s… Read More

  • Miyamoto: Yes, I'm Making A Mario For The 3DS

    Miyamoto: Yes, I'm Making A Mario For The 3DS

    Not that this should shock any of you, but Nintendo has admitted that it’s working on a new, proper Mario game for the 3DS. So says the mighty Shigeru Miyamoto, who was recently profiled in the New Yorker. This is most welcome news, yes. Read More

  • Wild, Borderline Silly Rumor: 3D Display For The iPhone 5

    Wild, Borderline Silly Rumor: 3D Display For The iPhone 5

    This latest iPhone 5 rumor seems to have come completely out of left field, but that’s partially what makes it exciting. How does a 3D screen grab you? Do you respond with “Oh, wow, awesome!” or is it more along the lines of “Er, what?” No answer is wrong. Read More

  • Nintendo UK: "Heyday Of Piracy" May Be Over

    Nintendo UK: "Heyday Of Piracy" May Be Over

    Although the headline oversimplifies Nintendo UK’s James Honeywell’s comments on piracy (what are headlines for?), it’s more or less what he said, and Nintendo seems to actually think that its steps to curb piracy are going to be effective. To be fair, Honeywell also described crowing about piracy countermeasures as being “like a red rag to a bull,” which mirrors… Read More