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New Nintendo 3DS Review: A Terrible Name For A Worthy Successor

Portable gaming is Nintendo’s wheelhouse: it pioneered the category with the Game Boy, reinvented it with the Nintendo DS, and uses its current generation, the Nintendo 3DS, to help pay the bills in the wake of underwhelming Wii U sales. Starting today, you can buy the company’s latest gaming handheld: The New Nintendo 3DS. It’s better than it sounds.

New Nintendo 3DS XL: Australian Review

I’ve never been one for mobile gaming. Not on a phone, not on a PS Vita , or on a 3DS. Then the so-called New 3DS from Nintendo came along and showed me just how good it could be.

Brunchtime Deal: $199 PS3, $129 3DS

An early lunchtime deal today; Catch Of The Day is holding a flash sale from midday AEST, so I thought I’d get in early to allow you time to register over there if it piques your interest. Amongst the goods they’re flogging off (decided by popular vote) are PS3 Slims (bet on the lower storage model) for $199, 3DS for $129 and $5 Nerf Guns. I could go me a $5 Nerf Gun, but something tells me you’ll have to be quick with a click to score a bargain. [Catch Of The Day]

Nintendo 3DS 'Ambassador Program' Registration Extended

When Nintendo dropped the 3DS base price to $250, they tried to soothe early adopters with an “Ambassador Program” that gifted 10 NES and 10 Game Boy/Game Boy Advanced titles from the Nintendo eShop. In Australia, the program’s sign-up window ended at midnight last night according to a Nintendo spokesperson, but Gizmodo has learned this will now be extended. Here’s what you need to know if you haven’t already registered.

The 3DS Now Comes In Red

If you needed convincing that this Friday is as good as a second launch for the ailing Nintendo 3DS, look no further: alongside a hefty price cut the handheld will also soon be available in a new colour.

Want Your 3DS To Look Stupid?

The 3DS and its three-layer cake motif look beautiful. It’s a stunning piece of hardware, and one of Nintendo’s most interesting designs. So why not totally f**k that up?

Nintendo 3DS Price Cut! Free Games If You Paid Full Price

Is the Nintendo 3DS a bust? The portable gaming machine is only four months old (having arrived to much fanfare for $350 on March 31), but it just got cut to $250 — about the same price as an 8GB iPod Touch, an increasing popular gaming device. Coincidence? The 3DS hasn’t gone guns in Japan, Metal Gear Solid 3D is delayed, and Nintendo is worried. But maybe this new pricing will stir your appetite?

A 3DS Alarm Clock And Battery Pack With A Buttload Of Speakers

Nyko’s new 3DS accessories are both excellent and horrible reminders of the way we live now.

Japan Is Not Thrilled By The 3DS. Here's Why.

So far, Nintendo’s 3DS looks to be a bust. This could change; the portable is still early in its lifecycle. But Japanese gamers aren’t exactly snapping the machine up. There must be reasons for this. Turns out, there are.

Nintendo Worried People Aren't Buying 3DS' Magic

Nintendo’s glasses-free 3DS portable gaming system isn’t selling as well as the company expected because people don’t understand how great the gadget is or how to properly use it, the president of the company theorises.

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