Posts Tagged ‘Nintendo’

Attention all Pokémon fans:  Be sure to pick up Keldeo at your local participating GameStop!

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When word got out that the two franchises Pokemon and Nobunaga’s Ambition would be collaborating on a project, no one knew what to expect. Pokemon is all about collecting and raising hundreds of monsters in a journey to be the very best Pokemon trainer. Nobunaga’s Ambition, however, focuses on turn based strategic combat in an attempt to unify feudal Japan. Could two such different games such as these successfully mesh together? The answer is yes. Pokemon Conquest is the change of pace that Pokemon fans have been waiting for. By taking the qualities that make both series so lovable, Nintendo and Tecmo Koei were able to deliver one of the best gaming experiences on the DS. (more…)

As an avid Kingdom Hearts fan, I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we have been waiting far too long for the next installment of Sora’s journey. Even though Dream Drop Distance doesn’t come out for a little less than a month, Nintendo has kindly put up a demo of the game on the Nintendo 3DS’ eShop. But is it any good? Read on to find out! (more…)

Super-Size Me: The 3DS XL

Posted: June 22, 2012 by Jon Erik Christianson in Gamenomics - Video Games, Nintendo
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During the Nintendo Direct broadcast last night, IGN broke news confirming the rumors behind a brand new installment in the 3DS line: the 3DS Big Mac XL!

Differences between the 3DS XL and the original 3DS include:

  • 90% larger screens on both the top lid and bottom
  • Increased battery life (3.5-6 hours compared to the 3DS’ 3-5 hours)
  • Two colors in the United States, red and blue.
  • Comes with an AC adapter and a 4GB SD card

It costs $30 more than the original 3DS.

As a current 3DS owner, all I can say is that…I’m confused.

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Two of the things that make Nintendo games so lovable are the magical worlds and the characters that inhabit them. I don’t know a single person who doesn’t like exploring Hyrule as Link or saving the Mushroom Kingdom with the Mario Bros. But gamers have been doing these same things with these same characters for over two decades. With a new Nintendo home console on the way, I say it’s time mix things up; I want to see new and original franchises and older ones that we haven’t seen in years. Here are some games that I think need to make a comeback. (more…)

Tweet courtesy of @NintendoAmerica

I think Nintendo described the 3DS conference perfectly in this tweet from @NintendoAmerica.  Many of the other conferences took time explaining features available to the console (such as expanding Miiverse, PS Wonderbook, etc.), but Nintendo only talked about the games for the entirety of their conference.  Well done!  Although a debatable too much time was spent with gameplay of certain games, I am very satisfied with what Nintendo brought to the table.  Although my socks were not knocked off by this conference, I think they did a great job showcasing the upcoming games and showing that a Nintendo 3DS is a worthy investment.  If you missed the streaming online, here are the highlights:

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Nintendo revealed a plethora of both first and third party games for the Wii U today at its E3 press conference. They threw a lot at its audience at once, so in case you missed anything, here are the new games Nintendo announced and what we know about them. (more…)

I have mixed feelings about the E3 Nintendo conference.  Here is my recap of what I am looking forward to (game trailers included):

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While watching E3, they brought up a very important point regarding how mobile device games are on such a high rise with ‘casual gamers’.

I don’t know about you, but this entire situation drives me nuts.  I love Angry Birds as much as the next guy, but in my head, it somewhat infuriates me that handheld gaming seems to be a dying art.  Now, let me rage at the fact as to why handheld gaming has me so frustrated:

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