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  • Hulu Plus Lands On The Nintendo 3DS

    Hulu Plus Lands On The Nintendo 3DS

    Hulu, one of three bigreasons why you should probably cut the cable soon, has today announced that it will provide access to its library of streamable TV shows and movies to Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, and Nintendo 2DS owners. According to the official blog post, Hulu and Nintendo worked together to provide a solid experience across the various handheld gaming devices, one that… Read More

  • Nintendo 2DS Review: Back To Basics Proves Brilliant For Mobile Console Gaming

    Nintendo 2DS Review: Back To Basics Proves Brilliant For Mobile Console Gaming

    Nintendo has a rhythm that’s predictable when it comes to product releases: Create a new console, then create different iterations of those consoles with upgrades aimed at expanding market share in clever ways. The new Nintendo 2DS is no exception to that rule, but it is remarkable in that it’s a bit of a backtrack for the company, which takes the marquee feature out of its 3DS… Read More

  • What Games Are: The Nintendo Difference Still Exists

    What Games Are: The Nintendo Difference Still Exists

    There are three kinds of articles that regularly get written about Nintendo. The first article says Nintendo’s hardware business is doomed. The second laments the state of the company’s games. The third article, including this one, says that only a fool bets against Nintendo. Nintendo, it says, is different. Because it is. Read More

  • Fifteen Years On, Pokemon Still Holds Power Over This Thirty-Something

    Fifteen Years On, Pokemon Still Holds Power Over This Thirty-Something

    While iPhone launch days and big gadget reveals represent some of my most anticipated events because I’m a tech blogger, a day like today can still awaken just as much excitement. Today is the launch day of a new Pokemon game, you see – the newest installment of the “Catch ‘Em All” franchise, Pokemon X/Y for the Nintendo 3DS, hits store shelves and is being… Read More

  • Be Still My Beating Heart, This Might Be Logitech’s Gamepad For The iPhone

    Be Still My Beating Heart, This Might Be Logitech’s Gamepad For The iPhone

    A leaked image of what appears to be Logitech’s gamepad for the iPhone has hit the Twitter wire today, via the @evleaks account. The account has been known to reliably tweet images of upcoming products from a variety of mobile companies including Samsung, Nokia and others. The gamepad looks a lot like the leaked prototype¬†from earlier this year¬†and images that were shown during… Read More

  • If You Watch One Partially Cacophonous NES Player Piano System Video Today, Make It This One

    The folks at RoboBand have created a robotic band that plays the soundtracks to famous Nintendo games using a Raspberry Pi, a Yamaha Disklavier, and a robotic drum kit. The system took the audio output from the NES, converted it to MIDI, which in turn either controlled the solenoids on the drum machine or the piano keys. The result is a sometimes cacophonous, sometimes sublime rendition of… Read More

  • The Death Of Nintendo Has Been Greatly Under-Exaggerated

    The Death Of Nintendo Has Been Greatly Under-Exaggerated

    I love Nintendo. I love Nintendo. I love Nintendo. I feel the need to say that over and over again to begin with because this post will inevitably be read by some as some sort of anti-Nintendo screed. I know that because every single time I write anything mildly critical of Nintendo, groups of folks reveal themselves that make Android and iPhone diehards look like placid hippies. Those people… Read More

  • Nintendo Reveals The Hideous $130 2DS, Will Cut Wii U Price To $299

    Nintendo Reveals The Hideous $130 2DS, Will Cut Wii U Price To $299

    Nintendo wants to compete with cheap tablets more than ever, but just not the way you think. The company will release a new version of the 3DS — the Nintendo 2DS, which has a tablet-esque form factor. As the name suggests, it is a 2D-only handheld console compatible with 3DS and DS games. At $129.99, the 2DS is $40 cheaper than its sibling. The company also announced a $50 price cut for… Read More

  • What Games Are: The Ludophile Mindset

    What Games Are: The Ludophile Mindset

    Like the audiophile who spends serious money on her music, the ludophile spends aplenty on games and consoles. Both want perfection. The question for the games industry, however, is whether perfection is really the goal any more. To chase that market is very expensive, and although gamers may not like to hear it, good-enough seems like a better goal industry-wise in the long run. Read More

  • Who Won E3?

    Who Won E3?

    By now we’ve heard most of what the big three have had to say. Nintendo is holding the line with the Wii U, Microsoft has announced an always-on box for $499, and Sony has made nice with gamers by offering a $399 device that allows users to share and sell games. All of the consoles are HD, all of them support multi-player, and the console wars are essentially over. Each console is a… Read More

  • Nintendo Offers Smartphone App Porting Tool, But Should Be Porting Its Content To Phones Instead

    Nintendo Offers Smartphone App Porting Tool, But Should Be Porting Its Content To Phones Instead

    Nintendo is trying to get people to buy the new Wii U, but it just isn’t working, according to recent sales numbers. Now, the Japanese gaming giant is hoping that helping developers port their smartphone content to the home gaming console with conversion software will help entice buyers, according to the Japan Times. Read More