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Nintendo 2DS goes crystal for retro-styled specials

Nintendo 2DS goes crystal for retro-styled specials

Nintendo's flattened-out 2DS glasses-free games console is more than a year old, certainly ripe for a revamp, and that's coming in the form of two new case finishes and a sub-$100 sticker price. The Crystal Red and Crystal Blue 2DS models each have semi-transparent bodies that allow you to see the vague shape of the circuits inside, a visual flourish that - while not adding anything to the actually usability of the handheld - does at least look pretty eye-catching. After all, it's not like Nintendo is lacking when it comes to a transparent track-record.

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Nintendo easing up: it’s time to go mobile

Nintendo easing up: it’s time to go mobile

It may finally be time that Nintendo loosens its iron-tight grip on regions and accessibility for their many ultra-popular titles, characters, and games. The first baby step in this process is the opening up of regions for Amiibo. These tiny figurines are not region locked, as was previously suspected. Now if the ultra-popularity of Activision's similar gaming enterprise, Skylanders, is any indication, we can hope, pray, cross our fingers and toes, for mobile applications of Nintendo power next - Android, iOS, Windows Phone, the works.

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Nintendo is giving 3DS owners the classic they’ve been begging for

Nintendo is giving 3DS owners the classic they’ve been begging for

Nintendo is ready to resurrect one of the most-loved titles from the Nintendo 64, launching The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D as it brings back from the dead the classic as an exclusive Nintendo 3DS game in 2015. News of the game was shared today as part of the Japanese company's latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, with the quest title set to hit shelves next Spring with hero Link going on a quest through Termina. However, given that around fifteen years have passed since Majora's Mask was first released, there've been some changes along the way.

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Nintendo has its own sleep tracker in the pipeline

Nintendo has its own sleep tracker in the pipeline

Sleep and the modern world are constantly butting heads; even if you get to bed on time, there's a good chance your smartphone is right there next to you, beckoning with endless distractions that deprive you of the sleep necessary for optimal health. Many of the fitness trackers on the market include a sleep mode that keeps tabs on how many hours you spend snoozing. Nintendo is working on something similar, but it won't come in the form of a wearable.

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Pokemon Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Dual Pack release: potions for you!

Pokemon Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Dual Pack release: potions for you!

So you like the idea of heading back to Hoenn, do you? You're in luck, there's a bit of the ol' Dual Pack coming in for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. A dual-pack that's only available for the 3DS, with a price pack that's essentially the same as you'd pay to get each game individually. So why would do you do such a thing? Because you get extra POTIONS, dear reader. You get POTIONS to give to your Pokemon right off the bat!

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: 8-player Smash, Mewtwo & Ridley

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: 8-player Smash, Mewtwo & Ridley

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U may well be the most hotly anticipated Nintendo title for the holidays, and so the Japanese gaming firm isn't stinting on features. The game will include a whopping eight player "Smash" mode during which players will be able to compete simultaneously in local multiplayer on specially-enlarged stages, as well as the ability to create custom stages and - eventually - share them with other players. Meanwhile, there are some benefits for those who have Super Smash Bros. on both Wii U and 3DS, too.

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Pokemon Art Academy release ready for holiday season

Pokemon Art Academy release ready for holiday season

This October 24th - tomorrow, that is - Pokemon Art Academy will be released for Nintendo 3DS. This is the game announced earlier this year, the one that'll teach you to draw Pokemon characters from scratch! Inside this "game" you'll find many of your favorite Pokemon images to work with including Pikachu, Torchic, Treecko, and Mudkip. You'll recognize those last three as your three standard Partner Pokemon from the upcoming releases Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire - there'll be more from that release, too!

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Camp Pokemon app goes mobile for iPhone and iPad

Camp Pokemon app goes mobile for iPhone and iPad

The new Camp Pokemon app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch isn’t the full Pokemon experience. It’ll do an amazing job of bringing you back to the glory days of Pokemon Snap, if that’s your brand of Poke-entertainment, but it’s not quite the full Poke-experience. It does show, on the other hand, how far The Pokemon Company International has gotten from their hard-bar ban on releasing any apps outside the Nintendo ecosphere. It shows that some day we might very well get the real deal.

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Pokemon Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire compatible with X and Y

Pokemon Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire compatible with X and Y

There are a few mixed messages out there today about how compatible Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Pokemon Omega Ruby will be with Pokemon X and Y. As it turns out, there WILL be SOME compatibility between the lot, but not a massive amount. Neither Primal evolutions nor Mega evolutions will be available in X or Y. You might be able to fight them, but you won’t be able to use them in X or Y - or so we were told in a tip. But it’s not that simple.

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Pokemon Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire demo detailed for USA

Pokemon Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire demo detailed for USA

This week we’ve had a look at a few different ways users will be able to get their hands on the Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Demo - but before today, no USA-based details were available. Today we get word from the Pokemon company that the USA version of the Demo will be released on the 21st of October, just a few days after Japan and the UK get in on the fun. This version of the game will come to Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS systems, both at once.

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