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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 Mii Halloween Costume, Netflix Redefines Itself

Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Blanking on Halloween costumes? Go as your own Nintendo Mii. [From: Sprite Stitch, via: The Daily What] The growth of streaming media is catching up to Netflix, with CEO Reed Hastings describing his business as "primarily a streaming company that also offers DVD-by-mail."...

Xbox Live Rakes in $1 Billion a Year, MSFT Employee Sheds Light on Kin's 'HUGE Fail'

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Last month, Forbes estimated that Microsoft's Xbox Live marketplace earns the company $1 billion a year, and that has now been echoed by Bloomberg. The $1 billion is thanks to the 12.5 million members who drop $50 on annual subscription fees, just so they can pay still more for various virtual goods like costumes and character...

Japanese Police Create a Nintendo 'Mii' Wanted Poster

Just to be clear, police in Japan are not searching for a video game character. They created a Mii -- the custom avatars players can create with their Nintendo Wiis -- to go along with a wanted poster for a very real hit and run. Cops in the Kanagawa prefecture, an area near Tokyo, have put the custom Wii caricature on wanted posters that also feature a picture of the type of car used in the...

Microsoft Gives Xbox 360's Dashboard a Makeover

Microsoft just announced at E3 that they'll be giving the Xbox 360 a total software overhaul this fall. "When people turn on their Xbox 360s this fall, they'll get an entirely new interface and Dashboard, an entirely new Xbox through the magic of software," said John Schappert, head of Live services. New features will include those fancy new Mii-like 3D Avatars, a new emphasis on community with...

Obama, Hillary, and Tom Selleck Make List of Top Wii Mii Faces

With its relatively simple, intuitive tools, the Nintendo Wii's create-an-avatar feature has been a hit, spawning countless spoofs and homages, including our personal favorite, The Mii Lebowski. Now the fine slobs over at Slobs of Gaming have compiled a Mii "Best of" list, which includes Nintendo-fied renditions of such celebrities as Tom Selleck, one of the 'Star Wars' Storm Troopers, and...

Jon Heder, Nintendo Fanatic

Even though you may or may not not look quite as fantastic as Jon Heder does in a silvery-blue unitard, chances are you and the Blades of Glory star have something in common, at least if you're a gamer who likes to play Nintendo DS and Wii. In a recent interview with GameDaily, Jon talks about his holiday gaming antics with his family, creating Mii avatars for everyone, racing his twin in Mario...