3DS Tag

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 28 Jan 2015

The Wii U has been written off as a failed console. It was laughed at and ignored. But some awesome games and the release of Amiibos have changed that, and the Wii U is picking up steam. But can we call it a contender again?

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 20 Jan 2015

Last week’s Nintendo announcement wasn’t exactly surprising. Mario, Donkey Kong and various other familiar mascots were trotted out for a bunch of new games, while the release date for the new Nintendo 3DS was the main drawpoint of the show. But ask any RPG fan watching, and they’d tell you that Nintendo spent their load in the opening minutes of that conference, with a Fire Emblem money-shot for the ages. And you can expect that game to unleashed later this year.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 20 Jan 2015

And starting a new one! If you didn’t know, Nintendo has a rewards club in place. By redeeming the scratch cards you get wioth physical games, and tying your digital purchases to a Club Nintendo account you get to earn stars – which you can then trade for physical, Nintendo-themed items. It’s a cool way to rewards a loyal customer base with Nintendo baubles. You can see the catalogue available to South African Nintendo fans here. If you’ve got a cache of unspent stars waiting, you best get spending them soon. Club Nintendo is closing down.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 19 Jan 2015

Nintendo’s decision to region lock its handheld system, the 3DS continues to baffle me. IT’s the sort of thing that, being portable, would be perfect for being exempt from silly things like artificially imposed restrictions. Not being able to buy a new game for your portable system while travelling? That’s more than an oversight – it’s a damned tragedy. There’s a shiny new exploit that lets you bypass the region restriction – even letting you play your imported games in your own language if it’s available. Best of all? You won’t need a flashcart, you won’t need to modify your system and you won;t need to sacrifice a baby goat to Reggie Fils-Aime. All you need is an internet connection.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 19 Jan 2015

Believe this or not, but I've never played a Legend of Zelda game. It's a combination of me never really owning a Nintendo console and...well that's pretty much all it takes, doesn't it? I'm rectifying that next month with the New 3DS, and it looks like Majora's Mask 3D will be the perfect title to kick things off.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 15 Jan 2015

I’m not ashamed to admit that my eyes grew several sizes larger when I glimpsed the Majora’s Mask edition of the upcoming New 3DS XL at the tail end of the Nintendo Direct conference last night. The handheld looks gorgeous, and will most likely be one of many unique designs that roll out this year. I’m also a slut for Nintendo hardware, but it’s not like I can afford the unit right now. Especially at these prices.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 19 Dec 2014

It wasn’t the best year for fighting games to be honest. 2015 thankfully should be different and a lot more jam packed. Mortal Kombat, Tekken, and yes, Street Fighter V (oh calm down already Geoff!), will crowd the genre once more. That doesn’t mean there weren't standout titles this year though. Who er... punched better than the other?

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 19 Dec 2014

Handheld gaming has proven to be something special this year, especially thanks to all the load shedding we’ve all experienced! Which title really stood out though, keeping gamers away from their consoles and PCs even when the power was on? There can only be one top game for the consoles for ants!

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 10 Dec 2014

It was just a few weeks ago that an exploit in the 3DS was revealed, turning the nearly forgotten Cubic Ninja into a the key to unlocking the 3DS’ secrets – at least as far as homebrewed software is concerned. It resulted in copies of the game being sold for inflated prices all over the world. And now, with a simple update, Nintendo’s fixed at least one of the three exploits used in the hack.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 06 Nov 2014

You think of games from The Legend Of Zelda franchise, and your mind flashes towards the classics. Games such as The Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker and the very first game in that series. Amongst all of those games however, Majora’s mask is possibly the weirdest Zelda game ever made. And that trippy black sheep of the family is making a comeback.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 31 Oct 2014

There’s a new, new, new Nintendo 3DS on the way. And seeing as how my first-gen version is starting to look tiny and the paint is literally peeling off of the D-pad, I want it. Like other suckers consumers, I’m going to have to wait a while to get my hands on it, as the triple-newDS is launching first in Japan before it heads West in 2015. And you can thank a slower hardware market for that.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 26 Sep 2014

I have a terrible fondness for Super Smash Bros. Though it seems on its surface to be a terribly casual sort of fighting game, the cutesy melting pugilism pot of Nintendo’s favoured mascots belies its depth as a fighter. The newest version comes to the 3DS next month, with a Wii U version to follow in the future. How’s the handheld version of the game?

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 09 Sep 2014

What are you plans for the weekend? Don’t think you can fool me, I know you aren’t really going out to that big party with all of your friends! You’ll probably be at home alone like me playing whatever makes you happy. That’ll be Destiny for most this weekend. Oh, you don’t have it? There there, neither do I. If you’re a fan of Nintendo and have nothing better to do, they will be doing an 8 hour stream this weekend which will include footage of the final version of Super Smash Bros.