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Nintendo 3DS: Not a Gaming Revolution, Still Makes Hands Happy

The best way for me to start off my hands-on with the Nintendo 3DS is to be completely honest about my relationship with the Nintendo DS; I love the little split-screened device. I have a white Lite from 2007, and have never found the need to upgrade. That was until the E3 Expo last year, when Nintendo trotted out these little guys to a crowd practically electrified with excitement. But the 3-D...

Nintendo Announces Netflix on the 3DS

At the Game Developers Conference earlier today, Nintendo announced that everyone's favorite movie-streaming service, Netflix, will make its way to the 3DS this summer. Subscribers will be able to watch videos over Wi-Fi on the handheld's higher-resoution top screen, which happens to be the same display with the funky 3-D effect. Might there be streaming 3-D movies in Nintendo's future?...

Hacker Blackmails Nintendo With Personal Data From 4,000 Gamers

Earlier this month, an unnamed hacker reportedly infiltrated a Nintendo 3DS promotional site and uncovered the names, e-mail addresses and postal codes of 4,000 Nintendo members. The assailant then allegedly blackmailed Nintendo because he believed "the firm had shown negligence in not securing the information more effectively." According to Naked Security, Nintendo alerted the Spanish Data Pro...

Nintendo's Wrong: Eye Docs Say You've Nothing to Fear From the 3DS

Good news, everyone! If you've been staving off your desire for the totally rad technology of 3-D because you fear that the hand-held 3DS may make you (or your children) blind, ophthalmologists have a polite reminder: that 3-D is a close approximation to the way our eyes normally see. According to Harvard opthalmologist Dr. David Hunter, there is little evidence to support Nintendo's claim that 3...

Nintendo DS Named Best Selling Console Ever, Spanks Other Systems

Hey, it may be a little guy (with its iddle-widdle screen and adorable itsy-bitsy buttons), but the Nintendo DS packs quite the punch. After tabulating the sales figures for 2010, Nintendo recently announced that the Wii had sold 34 million consoles since its launch. Impressive, you say. Very impressive. But the Nintendo DS trounces the Wii's moment of glory with nearly 50 million clamshells sold ...

Nintendo Warns 3DS Could Damage Kids' Eyes

Only months before the 3DS launches in Japan and the U.S., Nintendo is now warning customers on its Japanese site that children under 6 years old shouldn't use the 3-D console, because it might damage the development of their eyes. The 3DS, which features 3-D gameplay without glasses, will have the option to lock into 2-D mode so younger kids can safely play, according to Engadget. While overprote...

Nintendo 3DS Launching in March, Will Miss the Holiday Season

Technically it's not a delay, but the announcement that Nintendo won't be releasing the 3DS in Japan until February 26, 2011 (and in Europe and the U.S. until March) is disappointing gamers and share-holders alike. Many assumed that the 3DS would hit store shelves in time for the holidays, and missing that all-important shopping season has forced Nintendo to cut its earnings forecast by more than...

Wii Successor Won't Be Going 3-D, 'Chinese Democracy'-Uploader Sticks it to The Man

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Even though its handheld 3DS is making the move extra-dimensional move, Nintendo reportedly plans to bypass 3-D technology with the next Wii incarnation, primarily because of a purported lack of consumer demand. [From: Ubergizmo] Facing three years in prison and $250,000 in fines, Kevin Cogill -- the 'Chinese Democracy' upload...

Nintendo 3DS Gets Official at E3

Today at E3, Nintendo officially took the wraps off the 3DS, the latest version of its wildly successful portable gaming platform. The big selling point is, of course, the 3.5-inch 3-D screen that graces the top half of the handheld. Unlike the 3-D tech being hawked by TV manufacturers, the screen on the 3DS doesn't require special glasses to get the tri-dimensional effect. A slider on the side o...

Hype Check: Nintendo DSi XL Is Bigger, Boring but Somehow Better

What it is Share The DSi XL is the latest in Nintendo's DS line -- a line that is now four models deep, each one incrementally better than the one before it. The XL is, as its name might imply, a bigger version of the DSi; the screen is about an inch bigger than that of its sibling (4.3-inch diagonal, as opposed to the DSi's 3.25 inches), and the console itself is accordingly bigger and heavier. ...