s the new Nintendo 3DS all that? Does Rockmelt have a chance? Will mobile wallets ever be adopted by real people in real stores? CrunchGear editor John Biggs and I tackle these questions in this week’s edition of Fly or Die. Watch the video to find out who our surprise guest is this time after we give our verdicts on his company’s product.
The Nintendo 3DS uses simple stereoscopic 3D graphics… → Read More
http://player.ooyala.com/player.swf?embedCode=l2YXNiMjpSUvVanaWmKuNpqZ1LTgy4AQ&version=2 As part of our continuing coverage of the Nintendo 3DS I recorded a quick video overview of the device prior to our full review. Here is our initial hands-on for some further context. → Read More
A quick “this exists” for your Monday morning. It’s a Nintendo 3DS Starter Kit, from Icon. The $20 kit contains a number of items to make your 3DS-ing all the more pleasurable come March 27 when the system is released. Rumor has it you’ll find a copy of Fernando Torres’ transfer request in there! (No you won’t.) → Read More
The Nintendo Japan site disclosed the official specs on the 3DS, and while overall it looks good, there is one thing that might be a deal breaker for some. Apparently, it takes a whole lot of battery life to power a 3D screen, even one the size of the 3DS. → Read More
Nintendo this morning announced that its DS family of portable video game systems has sold more than 47 million in the United States since the original model launched in November 2004. The company also said that, according to its internal sales figures, the Wii system has gone over the counter more than 34 million times in the United States alone.
Of those 34 million, roughly 21 million Wii… → Read More
The Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo’s super-cool 3D handheld, will probably run a pair of ARM11 266MHz chips with 64MB RAM and a 133MHz GPU. These specs haven’t been confirmed, but IGN is pretty certain they’re accurate. → Read More
THQ is excited about the Nintendo 3DS, but not because it may open up new gameplay possibilities. Heavens no. THQ is excited about the Nintendo 3DS because it will help forestall the effects of piracy, at least for a little while. You know what else would discourage piracy? Creating good games. Just an idea. → Read More
Constant wireless connectivity was one of the more mysterious points of the Nintendo 3DS announcement. It has WiFi, but of course requires an external internet connection to get online and download high scores, extra levels, and so on. But the “constant connection” aspect of the device made everyone a bit curious: if Nintendo is interested in constantly updated content and connectivity like this… → Read More
Sega believes the Nintendo 3DS could be just the thing to win back the hearts and minds of older, more mature gamers, the implication being that your average 20-something doesn’t want to play Mario Does His Taxes 8. Games like House of the Dead and Saint’s Row were two of the game that Sega referred to in a recent interview. → Read More
Even with the 3DS Nintendo is always moving forward with one foot in the past. [via Reddit] → Read More
The announcement from Nintendo this morning came like a bolt out of the blue. We all have been expecting some new hardware from Nintendo, seeing as the Wii and DS platforms are getting pretty long in the tooth (despite refreshes for the DS), but a 3D handheld? This is madness! No – this is Iwata! → Read More
The beauty of the Internet is that it demands instant analysis of every single development to come out of Peoria. The Nintendo 3DS—out of Kyoto, which is not Peoria, I’m afraid—was announced overnight, time zone permitting. It will debut at E3 in June, and it will forever change the way you and I… do something. Something video game-related, methinks. → Read More