Tagged with: Nintendo

Black Friday 2013: How to Prepare and Plan

Black Friday 2013: How to Prepare and Plan

With Thanksgiving (and Black Friday) less than two weeks away, and with Hanukkah set to start even sooner, these next few weeks are primetime for the shopping world. As always, there are deals to be had, but if you’re not careful, you’ll wind up wasting money on sub-par products. Sure, that tablet is super cheap, but is ...

The Greatest Generation: Looking Back at Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3

The Greatest Generation: Looking Back at Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3

This week marks the end of an era. Friday will see the launch of the Sony PlayStation 4 with the release of Microsoft’s Xbox One coming one week later. Sure, you can still buy new games for the PS3 and Xbox 360 over the next few years, but the industry will have moved on to bigger and better and more powerful ...

Valve’s Looming Steam Box Will Change the Video Game Console Forever

Valve’s Looming Steam Box Will Change the Video Game Console Forever

Valve's Steam Box is coming, and if the company behind Half-Life, Portal, and Team Fortress 2 gets it right, the next gaming console in your living room could be much different — and more compelling — than your Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, or PC. Valve is trying to build a game console that you haven’t seen before: ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 4, 2013

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 4, 2013

With the newest installments of its megahit Pokemon games on the way, Nintendo recently unveiled a new handheld gaming device: the 2DS. Shaped like a thin piece of cake, the 2DS plays both DS and 3DS games, but doesn’t offer the optional 3D feature that Nintendo’s 3DS offers. That feature was never fully embraced by ...

Nintendo Unveils the 2DS: A 3DS Without the 3D

Nintendo Unveils the 2DS: A 3DS Without the 3D

Nintendo will be launching a new portable gaming system in October. It's called the Nintendo 2DS. It's a 3DS without the 3D, and it's shaped like a thin piece of cake. "This is an entry-level handheld gaming system," Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Kotaku earlier this week when we got our hands on the ...

iOS and Android Both Earn More From Games Than Vita or 3DS

iOS and Android Both Earn More From Games Than Vita or 3DS

First it was iOS, now Android is pulling in more revenue from gaming than the dedicated handheld console industry. That’s according to the latest report from App Annie and IDC, which estimates that Android’s gaming prowess overtook the combined efforts of Sony’s PSP and Vita, and Nintendo’s DS, DSi and 3DS in Q2 ...

Game Over: The Wii U is a Joke and It’s All Nintendo’s Fault

Game Over: The Wii U is a Joke and It’s All Nintendo’s Fault

Last week, amidst all the “WHO WON E3?!?” talk, all eyes were on Sony and Microsoft. Whether you think that Sony won the next-gen console war already or that Microsoft will be victorious in the end, chances are good you probably weren’t thinking about Nintendo. The big N decided NOT to have an official E3 ...

Nintendo Should Abandon Miiverse, Add in Facebook, Twitter and Vine

Nintendo Should Abandon Miiverse, Add in Facebook, Twitter and Vine

Nintendo is struggling to show consumers why they should be interested in its new Wii U video game console. There is nothing drastically wrong with the hardware; it combines high-definition graphics with an intriguing tablet controller for what should be original and compelling gameplay experiences. It’s not the most ...

Got an Old Wii Fit Board? Turn it Into an Android Smart Scale

Got an Old Wii Fit Board? Turn it Into an Android Smart Scale

Looking to add an intelligent scale to your home? You may already have one and not even know it. Nintendo’s Wii Fit Balance Board can measure your weight, in addition to being used for sports games and exercise apps on the Wii console. The MoDaCo blog notes a free Android app called FitScales taps into Nintendo’s ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 17, 2013

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 17, 2013

If you haven’t noticed, Nintendo and Amazon don’t play well together. When Nintendo’s newest console, the Wii U, could first be pre-ordered last fall, stores like GameStop and Best Buy jumped at the opportunity to make a quick buck from gamers eager for the first new console in years. But Amazon didn’t, and to this ...