As always, Nintendo's E3 showing was a little different from what we saw from both Sony and Microsoft.
Taking a light-hearted approach to the whole thing, the company
announced a handful of new titles, and revealed a couple of key release
dates. Read on for the biggest game announcements from the E3 Nintendo
When we saw the glasses-free 3D of the original Nintendo 3DS
back in 2011, we were suitably impressed, and then promptly disappointed when the effect kept breaking and left us suffering headaches. Now, Nintendo is back with the New Nintendo 3DS consoles
which promise to fix that with super-steady 3D, while also offering a power upgrade and better controls. Gizmag recently spent a week with the XL version of the new portable console, to see if it's worthy of your gaming thumbs.
Nintendo has revealed a significant hardware revision for its popular 3DS
and 3DS XL
handheld gaming systems.The update adds several new physical controls to the device, while switching storage type and adding NFC functionality.
Korg has announced plans to release new software on Nintendo’s 3DS handheld
. Known as the DSN-12, and inspired by the classic MS-10 analog synthesizer, the software features a step sequencer, a 3D oscilloscope, and allows users to share their sounds.
The first half of April has seen a number of big announcements in the gaming world. With Microsoft’s relentless schedule of Xbox One
updates, some big game and release date reveals, updates on next-gen resolutions and a certain online retailer getting in on the action, there’s a lot to keep track of. Read on for all the important gaming news.
If you're looking to snag a new game console this holiday season – whether for yourself, a child, or a child at heart – you have more choices than ever. How do you decide among some of the biggest and best consoles you can buy today? Join Gizmag, as we break down the features and specs of the flagship gaming consoles of the 2013 shopping season.
This holiday season, Warner Bros. launched the first portable entry in the Batman: Arkham series
. Does the franchise survive the leap to the Vita
and 3DS unscathed? Or is it better to pass on this pared-down, 2D version of the Caped Crusader? Read on, as Gizmag reviews Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
It's understandable if you're checking the date right now to make sure this isn't an April Fool's joke, but the Nintendo 2DS is a very real handheld console hitting store shelves soon. Nintendo plans to sell the 2DS alongside the regular 3DS
and 3DS XL
as a slightly cheaper alternative for families with small children. To save on costs though, the new game system drops a few key features of the current portable console line-up, most notably the clamshell design and the glasses-free 3D screen.
Nintendo raised eyebrows when it bowed out of holding a traditional live press conference in favor of a pre-taped video at E3 this year. This was doubly shocking because of the importance of this particular E3, where its competitors in the home console market would be pulling out all the stops to showcase their new hardware
and games. Nintendo's latest console, the Wii U
, stumbled out of the gate and has been under-performing in virtually all regions. If ever there was a time to make a splash, this was it.
Sony's downward spiral isn't being helped by its PlayStation Vita portable game console, which is being pulverized by its primary competitor, the Nintendo 3DS, in the electronic giants' homeland. Last week the Vita sold just 4,201 units while the Nintendo 3DS sold 187,077.