The story of Nintendo‘s 2DS handheld begins today, yet its legacy traces back all the way to 1989. As the ambassador of mobile gaming to pop culture, Nintendo has since expanded the original Game Boy platform into a new handheld generation, the 3DS, and presently announces the newest member to the family – the Nintendo 2DS. The 2DS is a triumphant, albeit small gadget, bearing a strong likeness to its counterpart, the 3DS. It can play all 3DS and regular Nintendo DS games, has access to Nintendo 3DS apps (i.e. Nintendo e-Shop), and features dual screens; two cameras; a single speaker, and a 4GB SD card. [Watch & Read More]
With the age-old adage “bigger isn’t always better,” Nintendo has gotten in on the “smaller” craze much like Apple has with the latest addition to the Wii Console: the appropriately titled Mini. The Nintendo Wii Mini is barely bigger than the game discs it takes and features an all-new design with a manual release, top-loading disc tray and red and black color scheme. For now, the $100 USD a pop game system is currently a Canada-only release and hits stores on December 7th.
Gaming enthusiasts rejoice! After rampant speculation and rumors circling the latest from Nintendo, an official release date and pricing has been made available for the Wii U. Releasing in the U.S. on November 18th and Europe on November 30th, the Wii U will come in a $299 USD basic version in white with 8GB of onboard storage, and a 32GB deluxe model in black for $349 USD. Hailed for being able to remove the traditional barriers between you, your games, and your TV by creating a second window into the video game world, it incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio LCD touch screen – as well as traditional button controls and two analog sticks. After a lukewarm reception to their 3DS, Nintendo is banking on the Wii U as being the wave of the future.
The final version of Nintendo’s Wii U controller dubbed the “Gamepad” has made its debut online ahead of the video game juggernauts presentation at E3. In a video announcement featuring its president Satoru Iwata, he shows off the appropriately titled gadget that is meant for gaming as well as control of various devices, including one’s television, through infrared technology. Recalling a design that dates back to previous Nintendo controllers, the analog sticks have been moved further outwards and made clickable, while the back grip has been changed for optimum comfort. The other big revelation from Nintendo is “Miiverse” – described as a “brand-new network communication system that lets gamers from around the world share experiences, discuss games and discover new content.” Enjoy.
A collector and purveyor of retro toys and games, Bobby Agren will take your old toys off you for money, a haircut, or a barter. Narrated by Bobby himself, this six-minute video titled Retro Bobby and produced by Copenhagers, is a delightful capture of the essence behind Bobby’s Copenhagen-based trading station/salon. With the space dubbed Ruben & Bobby, the video takes you inside, panning the shelves aligned with vivid toys of old. Sega, Nintendo, Street Sharks and Micro Machines are but a few nostalgic featured items that will make you want to rummage through your own old toy chest. Enjoy.
Playboy’s Cyber Girl of the Year 2008, Jo Garcia, certainly inspires you to dust off those old gaming consoles. Featuring old favorites like Super Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt, and relic-like gaming experiences like Game Boy and the Power Glove, this is about as sexy a blast from the past can get.
Garcia has always been known as an avid gamer, listing her favorites as the Radiata Stories and Xenosaga trilogies. Enjoy!
Do you remember the excitement when you first got your hands on Nintendo'sPower Glove? How about when you opened up that gift box and got that uniquely odd shaped Dreamcast controller?
Well, over the ages of video game history, the controller is the symbol of all that is good and fair in the land. From the simple, yet iconic Atari joystick to the wireless 23rd century vibe of the PlayStation 3, we have been glued to the advances made in gaming ingenuity. [Read More]
Nintendo recently lowered the price cost of its 3DS handheld by $80 and even with the temporary setback, they continue to make headlines. The company's CEO Satoru Iwata revealed that, according to Andriasang, Nintendo will be a money loser for the gaming giant. [Read More]
Nintendo could be revealing a HD successor to the Wii console this summer, according to new reports.
There hasn't been a new gaming console since the launch of the Wii and PlayStation 3 in November 2006. However, Microsoft has breathed new life into its console, the Xbox 360, thanks to the Kinect. The Wii, which has been best the best-selling console for years, is about to lose its first place position. [Read More]