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Nintendo 3DS will auto-update to block piracy attempts says CEO

Nintendo 3DS will auto-update to block piracy attempts says CEO

Nintendo is planning to use the 3DS' sleep-WiFi functionality, SpotPass, to deliver and install automatic firmware updates, which will in part be used to combat game piracy.  Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata told investors in a Q&A earlier this week that the automatic updates were one of the approaches the company was exploring, Andriasang reports, taking advantage of the 3DS' larger ROM than previous models.

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Nintendo 3DS Priced So High Thanks to Media, Says Nintendo

Nintendo 3DS Priced So High Thanks to Media, Says Nintendo

When Nintendo showed off the 3DS, the handheld gaming console that would let you play 3D games without the need of glasses (and letting you turn it off whenever you want, too), there general consensus was a good one. It seemed, even if Nintendo didn't have an exact time frame for a launch date (at the time, which they've recently fixed), that the company had a winner on their hands. But, immediately following the announcement, and with Nintendo cleverly not including a price tag, the questions began circulating: how much would it cost. Well, it seems Nintendo didn't have a clear idea either, at the time, but thanks to the positive reports from this year's E3, and the subsequent "gushing" from the media regarding the device, Nintendo made up their mind. And it was a pricey decision.

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Nintendo 3DS Launching November 11th in Japan, German Tabloid Reveals

Nintendo 3DS Launching November 11th in Japan, German Tabloid Reveals

The speculation around the launch of the Nintendo 3DS is picking up speed. Today's news, coming from a German tabloid called Bild suggests that the launch date may indeed be sooner than that previously mentioned November 20th, And with Nintendo's announcement regarding pricing and release dates coming on September 29th, still, the rumor mill is picking up speed with speculation and anticipation fueling the motion.

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Nintendo 3DS spec leak tips dual CPUs

Nintendo 3DS spec leak tips dual CPUs

Nintendo continue to keep the guts of their 3DS gaming handheld under wraps, but that hasn't stopped the speculation as to what might be inside the bright blue, red or black casings.  IGN has put together a potential hit list from a source apparently familiar with the hardware, including twin 266MHz ARM11 CPUs, a 133MHz GPU, 4MB of dedicated VRAM, 64MB of RAM and 1.5GB of flash storage.

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Nintendo 3DS graphics get Capcom preview: better than Xbox 360?

Nintendo 3DS graphics get Capcom preview: better than Xbox 360?

Capcom has been showing off the sort of graphical loveliness we can expect from their titles on the Nintendo 3DS, thanks to liberal use of their MT Framework.  Among the magic is HDR lighting, realtime colour correction, self-shadowing, normal mapping, depth of field and motion blur; while that might not mean much to most gamers, Capcom's aim to make Resident Evil: Revelations on the 3DS as graphically impressive as Resident Evil 5 on the Xbox 360 has to impress.

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Leak claims Nintendo 3DS will launch November 20

Leak claims Nintendo 3DS will launch November 20

I can't read Japanese, but apparently this Tweet claims that the Nintendo 3DS will be launched on November 20. The tweet is from a Japanese product designer and Nintendo 3DS Blog reports that the Tweet reads, "On November 20th, the 11 goods I designed for use with the 3DS will go on sale simultaneously. Those of you buying the 3DS, please buy them while you’re at it! This will be officially announced on the homepage eventually, lol. Best regards."

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EA: Nintendo’s 3DS is Magical and Incredibly Cool

EA: Nintendo’s 3DS is Magical and Incredibly Cool

Out of all the many video game companies out there, EA's COO John Schappert is one of the most outspoken individuals you can find. Which, in cases like this, lead to some very interesting, and telling, scenarios. For example, while the Nintendo 3DS isn't even out yet, there's plenty of speculation about whether or not it's going to be a success, or just disappear into the shadows of forgotten tech. If you ask EA's COO, well, you'd get an answer.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 24 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 24 2010

Happy Father's Day to all the geeky dads out there from all of us here at SlashGear! Last week was a busy one with E3 going on and lots of new gaming gear unveiled. It wasn't all gaming gear though with the Toshiba GuideBook dual-screen tablet set to land in June. The little thing looks pretty cool.

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Nintendo 3DS will have 2D mode

Nintendo 3DS will have 2D mode

Sales of Nintendo hardware and software are plummeting. The Wii has seen sales drop as has the DS, both of the machines have been on the market a while now and it seems consumers are getting bored. There is no update for the Wii on the horizon, but a new portable called the 3DS is set to land this October.

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