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The Yahoo! Games segment “Plugged in” has posted their thoughts on the Nintendo 3DS from some recent hands-on time with the system.  One thing mentioned numerous times during the article is the strength of the 3D effect with the slider turned up, along with the suggestion to keep it turned almost all the way down to avoid eye strain.

A quote from the article: “For the most part, I preferred to keep the 3D slider barely nudged on, for a subtler but less queasy effect.

I’m sure this will vary from person to person (hence the slider implementation), but from all the previews I have read, I’ve yet to see one that said they preferred the 3D slider turned up.

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When Nintendo launched the Wii back in 2006, the groundbreaking motion-controlled system was so popular that it was sold out in many territories for years. With the 3DS about to take another technological leap forward with glasses-free 3D, Nintendo is looking to avoid a repeat of the system shortages that plagued the Wii.

In an interview about shipment numbers for the Nintendo 3DS, company President Satoru Iwata was quoted as saying, “It’s important that we ensure a continuous supply”. Let’s hope they follow through on this!



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A cool picture taken gives us a look at what to expect from the 3DS box, game case, and charging station. Have a look:




Nintendo is holding a special preview event on January 19th in New York City, which will feature the 3DS and give attendees hands-on time with the company’s upcoming device. We don’t yet know if any new games will be shown, but with this event less than a month away, there is already a lot to look forward to in the new year. January 19th could very well be the big kickoff to the 3DS release count down.

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Gametrailers.com has put together an impressive video preview that showcases everything we can look forward to on Nintendo’s upcoming handheld. A good number of first and third party games are featured, as well as some of the hardware features like the 3D slider and the device’s cradle.

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IGN has a nice little comparison piece that compares 3DS games to their original counterparts on other systems – and the end result does not fail to impress.

Click on over to see comparisons for:

  • Star Fox 64
  • Resident Evil
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Ridge Racer
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Super Street Fighter IV
  • Mario Kart

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Metal Gear solid 3DS comparison


As Nintendo announced at its recent press conference, the 3DS will retail in Japan for 25,000 yen. What they haven’t told us is how much it will sell for when it hits US shores. A direct conversion sets the American price at just under $300, but is that how much it will sell for?

Personally, I can see Nintendo trying to lower it down to $250. That price point seems a lot more attractive than $300, especially in these difficult financial time. An article on Wired.com discusses the differences between the Japanese pricing and the American, and also leans toward expecting a $250 price tag on the device.

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After last night’s press conference, we now know what Nintendo has in store for the 3DS. If you check out the video footage that was shown, it showcases a lot of what was talked about. There’s some gameplay footage of titles like Resident Evil, Nintendogs + Cats (complete with cat footage), and Paper Mario. You can also see how the system lets you convert a picture of yourself into a Mii.