- (UPDATE) Nintendo Land Wii-U networking issues and crashes
- What does Kid Icarus: Uprising have to offer?Pit's new adventure is looking pretty good so far, but how much does it really offer? More than I thought, apparently!
- Easy 1UPs in Super Mario 3D LandPlaying as cap-less Super Mario takes 1110 lives. Wanna get there in minutes?
- The Reality of Metal Gear Solid 2Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty was released 10 years ago. Being that the core concept behind it was "meme", it only makes sense to take another look at the game a decade later.
- Dickin' Around in Skyrim - Ya wanna see a magic trick?What happens when the Samurai of Gaming takes a break from practising the Game Bushido (read: decimating towns for fun) and plays around with physics and crap? This, pretty much.
AND GODDAMN I CAN’T WAIT FOR IT.
The Nintendo 3DS is right around the corner, and what do we know so far?
- Despite its similar name, it’s not a new revision of the Nintendo DS; it is actually the next generation of portable systems
- It adds a much needed analog stick in the form of a “slide pad”
- It is completely backwards compatible with Nintendo DS games
- It retains features from the DS, including two screens, one of them being tactile, as well as a microphone and cameras
- It adds 3D graphics without the need for glasses thanks to parallax barrier technology
- It has to ability to take pictures and videos in 3D
- It also includes motion and angle sensing
- Its graphical power at least matches the Wii’s, but is actually closer to the 360′s on a lower resolution
- First and third party support is already enormous, and the list of announced games for it is already looking stellar
- On top of that, a Virtual Console service featuring downloadable retro portable games will be available
- Games can be installed onto the system
- More emphasis will be put on connectivity
- I like the number thirteen
What is there NOT to be excited about?!
The original DS was Nintendo’s attempt at getting attention from casual gamers and people who wouldn’t normally play, let alone buy games. The Wii was Nintendo’s attempt at furthering that expansion, but lacked significant third party support and focus on established gamers. The 3DS, on the other hand, is their attempt at moving back into “hardcore” territory while keeping the attention of casual gamers and finally unifying all gamers more closely.
Did you see the games announced? I sure did, and I sure want several of them. Naturally though, a couple of them are looking pretty laughable; I’m speaking of course about Ridge Racer (a port from iPod, ouch) and that baseball game (which looks like it’s nearly 15 years old).
Who else is excited? What are your thoughts?