Nintendo 3DS launched in Japan

February 26, 2011

Gamers in Japan rejoiced today as the newest console from Nintendo has just launched, and gamers queued for miles at midnight to get there hands on the console.

All other gamers aren’t so luck though as we’ll all have to wait till atleast the 25th March (EU) to play the console, but we will let you know how amazing the device is as soon as we can go hands on with it. And honestly, I can’t wait.


PSA: Download Celebi at GameStop

February 1, 2011

Hot off the heels of the Shiny Dogs promotion, GameStop is having a promotion where all owners of any main DS Pokemon game (Heartgold, Pear, Platinum, etc). This Celebi can be used to access the Ilex Forest event where you uncover the Team Rocket backstory. It’ll also have a special use if you transfer it to the upcoming Pokemon Black and White.

This event will run from February 21st to March 6th.

PSA: Get your Shiny Suicune at GameStop!

February 1, 2011

Just a reminder for all you Pokemon fanatics out there, remember this week you can get your hands on a Shiny Suicune at your local GameStop! If you had gotten the Shiny Entei and Raikou in previous weeks, you’ll be able to access a special event in Pokemon Black and White once you transfer your Pokemon over.

This event runs from January 31st to February 7th.

Call of Duty Blacks Ops Infographic breaks down Game Statistics

February 1, 2011

In order to market the new “First Strike” map pack, Treyarch has compiled a nice little “infrographic” to show off the online statistics for Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Some of the highlights are…

Top three Guns:

  1. Famas
  2. AK74u
  3. Galil

Top three Perks:

  1. Marathon
  2. Slight of Hand
  3. Lightweight

Random Facts:

  • 3.4 Billion crossbow bolts fired
  • Players ran around the earth 129,069 times
  • 28,494,020 tomahawk bank shots
  • 1,273,209,731 aircraft downed
  • 994,665,956 cars destroyed
  • 5,124,592,368 headshots
  • 242,316,815 players skewered
  • 591,779,577 executions
  • 10,059,041,802 paybacks
  • 7,127,942,471 contract CoD points
  • RC-XD is the deadliest killstreak, with Valkyries being the least deadliest.


Japanese 3DS Launch Lineup

January 8, 2011

Whilst America and Europe still long for an actual release date for the console, Japanese gamers have been told what to expect when the 3DS launches next month in terms of retail software. It’s probably a little disappointing to those of us expecting the Ocarina of Time remake on launch, but then again, having that as a launch title may have given third-party releases a slightly harder time. The list is as follows:

  • Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D
  • Nintendogs + Cats – Following versions will be available:
    Toy Poodle & New Friends
    French Bull & New Friends
    Shiba & New Friends
  • Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle
  • Ridge Racer 3D
  • Sengoku Musou Chronicle
  • Super Street Fighter IV
  • Tobidasu! Puzzle Bobble
  • Winning Eleven 3DSoccer
  • If you played Nintendogs on the original DS, chances are you’ve probably had enough of that game and the only people buying it will be those who either want to experience it with cats or those who missed out the first time. And of course those who want a first party title on launch to show off their new console at its best.

    However, it could be worse, there are some strong titles like Super Street Fighter, Professor Layton and Puzzle Bobble. All of which are usually big hitters in Japan. Lets just hope strong third party development continues for a while to come.


    3DS box packaging contents revealed

    January 8, 2011

    Today was a day many avid handheld gamers have been waiting patiently for, a day where so much was revealed about the 3DS. Japanese gamers now know what to expect when buying their 3DS from Feb 26 for approximately 25000 yen, and we also found out how long the battery might last if we were going to use wireless and the brightest setting.

    In the box, there will be the

  • Nintendo 3DS Console
  • Nintendo 3DS Charger Stand
  • AC Adapter
  • Nintendo 3DS Stylus
  • 2 GB SD Memory Card
  • 6 Augmented Reality Cards
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Instruction Booklet.
  • 3DS will have already have the following software installed:

  • Nintendo 3DS Cameras
  • Nintendo 3DS Sound
  • Mii studio
  • Mii Plaza
  • AR(Augmented Reality) Games
  • Kiro Book(some sort of bulletin software)
  • Shooting and Face
  • So it looks like Nintendo aren’t letting day one purchasers go without as there is probably enough in there to last for a few days just to play around with.


    The 3DS will have 3-5 Hours of Battery Life

    January 8, 2011

    All time low? I think so.

    The 3DS, Nintendo’s latest handheld that will ship later this year, has been reported to have only a battery life of 3-5 hours (A battery life that is lower than most smart phones these days). While this probably due to the fact that the system needs to render in 3D, this is really, REALLY low. So if your gonna want to get your 3D on the go, best to bring a charger, everywhere.

    On another note, the 3DS will be able to play normal DS games for about 5-8 hours, so thats always good, right?