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Nintendo 3DS XL fondled on video

Nintendo 3DS XL fondled on video

Nintendo revealed that it would be releasing an upgraded version of the 3DS last week dubbed the 3DS XL, bringing with it a larger screen and improved battery life. Several French gaming websites have already had a chance to take the new handheld for a spin and serve up some first impressions, with the results mostly being positive. At first many were skeptical of the 3DS XL, believing that a simple boost in size wouldn’t amount to significant differences, but it looks like Nintendo have made several other tweaks that should improve the overall gaming experience.

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Nintendo 3DS XL isn’t for adults

Nintendo 3DS XL isn’t for adults

The folks at Nintendo are banking on a win for the expanded version of their double-3D-screened handheld system with the Nintendo 3DS XL, and with it comes a very clear message: made for kids. It should be clear to you if you're an owner of or a reviewer of the Nintendo DS or 3DS that it's not the easiest thing in the world to find a place in your life for a mobile gaming device that doesn't also connect you to the mobile web in a small form factor like a smartphone. If you disagree, you're either a gamer or a kid.

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SlashGear 101: Nintendo 3DS XL vs Nintendo 3DS

SlashGear 101: Nintendo 3DS XL vs Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo is hoping to cash in on rising interest in the 3DS with a new, larger version of the console, the freshly-announced Nintendo 3DS XL. The XL variant - sold as the LL in Japan - super-sizes both of the handheld's displays and makes a few more tweaks along the way, but is bigger really better? Read on for all the comparison details you need.

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Nintendo 3DS XL / LL supersizes glasses-free 3D gaming

Nintendo 3DS XL / LL supersizes glasses-free 3D gaming

Nintendo has revealed a new version of its glasses-free 3D handheld, the Nintendo 3DS LL, packing a 4.88-inch 3D top screen and a 4.18-inch lower touchscreen. The new model, announced on Nintendo Direct, will also go on sale as the Nintendo 3DS XL outside of Japan; both will have a 4GB SD card in the box, and measure in at 156 x 93 x 22 mm.

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Nintendo working on 3DS successor

Nintendo working on 3DS successor

Many gamers seem to be underwhelmed by the Wii U so far. Nintendo did show off some titles that would be launching with the platform this holiday season, but this year's E3 presentation was met with a mixed response. Could the company be looking towards yet another handheld console to try and reignite the flames of passion? According to IGN, Shigeru Miyamoto is already focused on the successor to the Nintendo 3DS.

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Nintendo 3DS XL with 4.3-inch 3D tipped for E3 reveal

Nintendo 3DS XL with 4.3-inch 3D tipped for E3 reveal

Nintendo is reportedly readying an oversized version of the 3DS glasses-free 3D handheld, potentially the Nintendo 3DS XL, with a bigger display for launch at E3 2012 this week. The new version, so Japanese paper Nikkei claims, will use a 4.3-inch display rather than the 3.53-inch panel of the existing model.

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Konami Castlevania 3DS game confirmed ahead of E3

Konami Castlevania 3DS game confirmed ahead of E3

As we go from the final weeks leading up to E3, to the final days, we start to make the transition from speculation to fact. Companies that are afraid of being overshadowed at the show typically tip their fare just ahead of E3. The latest tidbit to make its way to the forefront is that a Castlevania game is in the works for Nintendo’s portable 3DS system.

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Castlevania on 3DS may appear at E3

Castlevania on 3DS may appear at E3

Don't you just love this time of year? The final weeks leading up to E3 are full of speculation, leaks, and just general frenzied discussion about what the video games industry is set to be like for the next 12 months. The latest tidbit to make its way to the forefront is that a Castlevania game is in the works for Nintendo's portable 3DS system.

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Nintendo discusses 3DS Virtual Console release shortage

Nintendo discusses 3DS Virtual Console release shortage

When Nintendo announced the Virtual Console for the 3DS, gamers the world over became excited. Classic Game Boy games were pretty much the only vintage video games that had never been re-released as a standalone title or as part of a compilation in a future game system. It was literally like Nintendo was taking off the seal of a tightly locked box. But lately, there have been no new additions to the 3DS Virtual Console.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: May 11, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: May 11, 2012

This morning has its fair dose of the final impact of CTIA 2012, complete with a wrap-up of all the non-accessory CTIA devices we saw this whole week. What you've got for the rest of this morning then is impact after impact coming from the folks that decided to release news bits (or accidentally leaked news) here in the aftermath as well. Then of course there's some non-mobile news as well including open-sourced textbooks from your humble narrator's own home-town university, the U of M (Saint Paul and Minneapolis bound!) Have a peek at dive in!

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Nintendo cancels 3D TV service and Aqua Blue 3DS

Nintendo cancels 3D TV service and Aqua Blue 3DS

When Nintendo first launched the 3DS, a separate 3D TV service was announced for Japan called "Itsu no Ma ni Terebi". The service was launched in June last year and served up short video clips of 3D content to viewers for free. Nintendo has announced that they’re planning to cancel the service on June 20th, only a year after it first launched and with a million viewers served.

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Nintendo planning to release Kirby’s Pinball Land on 3DS Virtual Console

Nintendo planning to release Kirby’s Pinball Land on 3DS Virtual Console

It appears that in honor of Kirby's 20th anniversary this year, Nintendo is working to bring back a classic title that many fans of the cute pink blob have probably never played - Kirby's Pinball Land, originally released on the Game Boy in 1994. The game has been rated by the Australian game rating board, which means that Nintendo paid money to have the game certified for release on the 3DS but it does not confirm the game's existence or any sort of release date.

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