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One of my favourites games of all time is Mario Kart, and I've played it on every Nintendo console system released so far. Well Nintendo has  just announced release schedules and pricing for their new Wii U, another platform for me to get my Karting fix. Their new console will be available in two versions; the White [...]

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  This week Nintendo announced the 3DS will no longer be an only child. This summer Nintendo will be releasing the 3DS XL (on the right), a larger version of its sibling. Along with being bigger overall, screen real estate goes up by 90%. The XL's top screen is 4.9 inches and the bottom screen [...]

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Nintendo 3DS Review

Julie asked the Gadgeteer Kid and me if we would like to do a joint review of the Nintendo 3DS portable gaming system. As many of you may know, the 3DS is Nintendo's latest and greatest handheld gaming device. Not being a video game player at all, I agreed with a bit of hesitation hoping [...]

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Nintendo will be adding a few new features to their 3DS eShop.  This November update will include downloadable add-on updates to existing games, limited-play demos, sleep mode downloads and a web based eShop.  I’m really excited about the web based eShop.  It will be so much easier browsing the increasingly growing number of titles in [...]

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Nintendo announced another update for the 3DS.  And it’s a pretty impressive update. 1) The 3DS will be able to capture 3D video.  You can shoot up to 10 minutes of 3D video at a time. 2) You’ll be able to transfer batches of data from one 3DS to another. 3) Nintendo added stop motion [...]

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Most gamers would agree that having a left and right circle pad is necessary on a game controller.  The problem is that Nintendo released the 3DS with only one circle pad.  It works fine for most games but now game designers are making more complicated games that require a second circle pad.  And that’s why [...]

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Nintendo releases 59 LCD based handheld electronic games. Created by game designer Gunpei Yokoi, these LCD screened games include a clock and an alarm. Ancestor to:  Nintendo 3DS In 1980 Nintendo released a handheld electronic game including a clock and alarm hence the name Game and Watch.  Between 1980 and 1991 Nintendo released 59 different [...]

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Nintendo had two successful products, the DS/3DS  and the Wii, with each one of them provides its own benefits. The Nintendo 3D/3DS offers a two screen gaming experience and focuses more on hard core gamers. The Wii, on the other hand, is focused on the broader demographic and has provided more social experience when using [...]

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Nintendo has just unveiled its new 2012 Wii-U console.  The new console will have a speedy IBM Power-based multi-core microprocessor, internal flash memory, HDMI and many new features.  But the main attraction of the Wii-U console would be the new controller.  The new controller has a built-in 6.2 inch touch screen along with the standard [...]

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Last year, we reported that Nintendo planned to introduce a new game console that will support 3D displays without the need of special glasses. In the Nintendo keynote at the Game Developers Conference 2011, Satoru Iwata president and CEO of Nintendo announced that 3D content that will be available for the Nintendo 3DS. Beside recording 3D movies [...]

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Seemingly out of nowhere, Nintendo have announced the release of their latest handheld gaming system, the 3DS.  It will be a 3D 'glasses-free' version of the DS/DSi, allowing full 3D play without the need to wear any 3D head gear. The 'hot off the press' information direct from Japan has informed us all that the 3DS will [...]

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Nintendo DSi XL coming soon!

Since the release of the first DS back in 2005, Nintendo have sold more than 100 million handheld games consoles worldwide.  And now they're back with a bigger and better version, the Nintendo DSi XL. With a choice of three colours, Dark Brown, Wine Red and Natural White, the XL will still incorporate all the [...]

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For someone who hates video games as much as computers, I’ll admit that the Wii Sports Resort game is kind of fun.  To add an even more realistic and fun experience to the Wii Sports Resort game, check out this set of attachments in the CTA Wii Sports 8-in-1 Pack.  They glom onto the Wii [...]

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Do you have a box of old 8-bit Nindendo cartridges from the 80's? Wanna relive countless hours of childhood fun? You're in luck because ThinkGeek is selling a $49.99 color NES handheld system. It runs on 4 AA batteries and is guaranteed to make you the envy of all your geek buddies. :)

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In case you've spent the last few months looking for Osama Bin Laden over in the Khaiber Pass, or don't keep up with gaming news, then this one's for you. There are several nice upgrades in this 3rd gen product including an app store, two built in cameras, and some groovy photo editing software. You [...]

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