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  1. Gaming

    Nintendo Pulling the Plug on Wii and DS Online Multiplayer, Here’s What That Means for You

    Nintendo is moving forward into the future, everyone, and that means systematically killing off the Wii and DS to get players to move from the older systems to the newer ones. They stopped producing the Wii in Japan near the end of 2013, and now Wii games will be losing their online multiplayer components.

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  2. Gaming

    Great Nintendo DS Games Prove the 3DS Doesn’t Need to Rely on a Gimmick to Succeed

    It’s time to face facts, people. The Nintendo 3DS went ahead and launched without any clear defining title to back it up. I mean, when you think a title like Nintendogs + Cats is going to please your hardcore audience, perhaps it’s time to rethink a few things. Like, what you were even thinking in the first place and perhaps what drugs you were on at the time. We at Geekosystem feel your pain. It seems like it’s going to take some time for the 3DS to really pick up steam—if it ever does. In the meantime, we suggest going back to the old standby that never steered you wrong: The Nintendo DS. Sure, it might not be the prettiest gal in town, but it’ll stick by you no matter what. I’m not sure when that metaphor got away from me. The following list of Nintendo DS games shows that the last-generation handheld still has quite a bit more magic than the shiny new glassless 3D handheld, and though both handhelds are full of gimmicks, the best route for gaming isn't always to utilize said gimmicks--and in the case of the 3DS, the best route isn't to base an entire generation of gaming on a single gimmick.

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  3. Gaming

    In Scribblenauts, Troll Physics = Valid Physics

    YouTube user Cidwel shows us how the Nintendo DS game Scribblenauts, a game where players can summon almost anything they can think up in order to solve puzzles, accepts Troll Physics, a popular meme that teaches incorrect-but-humorous science, as valid physics.

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  4. Gaming

    Guy Plays Rhythm Tengoku With Robotic Finger, Samurai Sword, Light Sensors

    This guy is playing the Rhythm Tengkou minigame "Samurai Slice" by slicing a beam of light with a samurai sword in real life. He set up a light sensor to a robotic finger, then slashes the beam of light with a samurai sword, which causes the light sensor to trigger the robotic finger to press a button.

    Yes, Rhythm Tengoku is a Game Boy Advance game, and he's playing it on a Nintendo DS, but remember, the DS Lite has a slot for GBA games, presumably built into the unit with the sole intention of doing something like this.

    (Kotaku via GamesRadar)

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  5. Gaming

    3DS Will Be Sold at a Profit from Day One

    In spite of the potentially pricey glasses-free 3D screen from which Nintendo's 3DS takes its name, Nintendo's president and CEO, Satoru Iwata, recently revealed that the company expects to sell the handheld console at a profit from Day One.

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  6. Gaming

    Rumors of a New GoldenEye Game Surface Again

    The odds of a GoldenEye remake are looking better and better. A while back we reported that Activision had laid claim on the domain of goldeneyegame.com. Now Eurogamer is reporting that, according to their sources, it is totally happening. They say the game will be officially announced in a couple of weeks at E3, and will be released in November.

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  7. Gaming

    Nintendo Thinking of Making Us Pay for Online Games

    In an interview with Edge Magazine yesterday, Shigeru Miyamoto made something of an alarming pronouncement.

    Probably the other thing that we are desperate to realise is the core [online] business structure... Do we need to demand customers pay monthly fees to enjoy online activities? Or give an online subscription that is free of charge, but then offer something extra for people that pay, so that they get some extra value? With these core business strategies I think we are less active than we should be.
    Does this mean that the free online gaming of the Wii and DS will go the way of the dodo?

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  8. Gaming

    Nintendo 3DS: How Nintendo Has Learned Its Lesson Since Virtual Boy

     

    In the wee hours of the night, word got out that Nintendo is going to release what's tentatively being called the 3DS, a handheld 3D console, between April 2010 and March 2011, with more details to follow at E3 in June.

    As timely as the device "on which games can be enjoyed with 3D effects without the need for any special glasses" might sound in light of the current, post-Avatar craze for home 3D, coming as it is from Nintendo, the 3DS conjures up another, maybe unwelcome connection: The mid-'90s' disastrous Virtual Boy, whose revolutionary promises of immersive VR in your living room only managed to give a bunch of gamers headaches in the comfort of their own living rooms and sell 800,000 units over its entire lifespan of a year.

    Fortunately, it looks like Nintendo has managed to learn its lesson since then:

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  9. Gaming

    The Pokéwalker – Pedometer, Tamagotchi, Peripheral

    Those of you looking forward to picking up Pokémon HeartGold or SoulSilver next week might be surprised to find a small hokey-looking plastic device included with your purchase. Do not be alarmed. It is Nintendo's new Pokémon-themed peripheral for the DS, the Pokéwalker.

    It allows you to store one pokémon within its confines (much like a pokéball), where it will gain experience with every step you take.

    Oh, did we mention that it's a pedometer?

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