Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo 3DS Review

Nintendo 3DS Review

Nintendo has a reputation for kooky, eccentric products, and on that front the 3DS is no different. Upgrading the now-familiar clamshell console with a glasses-free 3D display, it promises a new breed of games, impromptu social gaming with StreetPass, and the instant allure of 3D photography and Augmented Reality. Still, while Nintendo has been busy getting its freak on, the mobile gaming market has become a whole lot more serious. Just about every gadget that wants a place in your pocket - your cellphone and PMP included - wants to take care of your gaming needs as well, and so the 3DS has more competition than ever before. Can the console deliver, or do its eccentricities count it out? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Target announces Nintendo DS trade in program

Target announces Nintendo DS trade in program

If you have a serious hankering for a new Nintendo 3DS and you have a DS unit around that still works you can trade that DS in to get credit towards the 3DS. Target has announced that it has expanded its trade in program at its Target Mobile center and will give shoppers credit in the form of gift cards to use in the store.

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Nintendo 3DS sales start at midnight

Nintendo 3DS sales start at midnight

If you're a late-night gamer and love some 3D then you'll probably want to heard over to Union Square come March 26, since Nintendo is planning a midnight launch for its new 3DS. The event - which marks the release of the 3D-capable console in the US on the following day - will be the earliest (official) opportunity to buy a 3DS.

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Nintendo 3DS Approved By Optometrists For Kids Under Six

Nintendo 3DS Approved By Optometrists For Kids Under Six

You would think that all these years of being told not to sit too close to the TV, not to read a book too close, not to play video games for extended periods for the sake of your vision, that optometrists, of all people, would be up in arms against young children fixated for long hours on the dizzying 3D graphics of the Nintendo 3DS. But nope, they are all for it. In fact, they think the use of the Nintendo 3DS for children under the age of 6 will help identify vision problems early on.

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Nintendo 3DS loading times significantly slower than DS

Nintendo 3DS loading times significantly slower than DS

Usually, you would expect the latest and greatest version of a device to deliver faster loading times, but in the case of Nintendo's 3DS, loading times are actually slower than the regular DS. The 3DS does offer glasses-free 3D video, but loading times for old DS games are not so great. GameSpot was able to get a 3DS when it was released in Japan on February 26th, and compared loading times on several different games with the DS Lite.

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