Nintendo 3DS Announced! In a surprise announcement earlier today Nintendo Entertainment issued a statement regarding the “future of gaming” more or less – 3D gaming at last! Not just the graphics, but the view. The transition is far bigger than anything I hoped to see, for at least 5 years with the advent of Motion Controller-ability looking like the next gen era.
The provisionally named “3DS” will be fully compatible with DSi and DS games. “On March 28, Nintendo will release the latest (and apparently last) in the line of original DS players, the DSi XL, in the U.S.” Read More http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/03/nintendo-3ds/#ixzz0j0oaO68y
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The new Nintendo DSi XL features bigger 4.2″ screens and has a new jumbo stylus pen, called an XL Touch Pen. Yes, its true it looks like a Byro. DSi XL
I guess it would need to be bigger for multi-players gaming; to share the coming soon DSi games made for two.
Nintendo and Facebook united. Take photos on your DSi, then send directly to your Facebook account. join gamestock 3ds on facebook
To make your DSi facebook compatible, download the latest Firmware 1.4. Other updates include better camera image processing and other technical features.
Go online via your Nintendo DSi Wi-Fi, and start snapping. Find out more about Nintendo DSi features. DSi and DS vs 3ds console comparison
Soon the Nintendo DSi arrives on our shores in less than a month, so we decided we would look back through time to on Nintendo’s portables:
Game and Watch – 1980: The games was a simple juggling ball man to keep alive by rocking back and forth. Quite addictive game on the whole. The series extended to include Mickey Mouse, Popeye, then Donkey Kong catapulted into the game arcades.
Game Boy 1989: Gameboy advance had an impressive state of the art LCD and let you insert ROM games, possibly the best and first real game console
Game Boy Pocket 1996:
Game Boy Colour 1998:
DS 2005 – Nintendo DS Lite 2007:
Nintendo DS Lite was revolutionary in handheld consoles with an all new touch screen and games of new possibilities, never before seen.
First released in boring colours, black and white, then a whole array of blingful colours even a gold DS lite with Zelda bundle proved popular. Although Crimson and Cobalt looked best, the White DS lite is prone to showing grime stains more.
Nintendo DSi 2009: Nintendo DSi has lots of new functions. A Bigger screen, two cameras, web cam and editing facilities for photos and sharing files between other with the Wi-Fi, you can download DSi games from the new DSi shop. But first you’ll need to pre-order a 3ds xl. Read more Gamestock.co
In Professor Layton and the Curious Village you’ll need to solve over 130 puzzles to unveil the secrets of the village. Puzzles include: sequences, mazes and riddles with logic puzzles. Using the DS touch screen controls to work through game is guaranteed fun for of all levels of ability. DS downloads allow new puzzles weekly for game players via your Nintendo DS Wi-Fi. Completely voiced animated graphics bring the intriguing story to life, with the eccentric village dwellers (and the hand-drawn artwork) that provide a charm described as being akin to “Brain Training with a plot”. Released on 7 November 2008. Professor Layton and the Curious Village is tipped to be the most wanted game this Christmas.
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So how many Electrical goods have you purchased that are worth more money one year later second hand? Two, and both are Nintendo. LOL. No wonder they’re still in demand. Good products just sell themselves is testimony to the quality of both the Wii and DS.
During the run up to Christmas one catalogue retailer was the only place you could find a DS Lite in stock. Everyone who did not live in a closet knew would be hard to find, but nobody else anticipated the shortages of the Wii would result in huge uptake in Nintendo DS sales. Since the release in 2006 the console has proven its desirability to a massive range of gamers both old and young. As we approach February you would still struggle to find a in stock on the high street. That’s not just the games stores either. I’m talking all major stores in the UK!
With such an one sided balance between the two handheld consoles, many retailers put a big push on cross-selling PSP’s to those who thought the two console would be the same, they bought it, but for the majority there was only one handheld they wanted. Game over – the poor PSP Slim did not fly off the shelves. Having undergone intensive plastic surgery, Botox a strict low carbohydrate diet the hybrid movie player is proving an embarrassment to company that created the PlayStation Generation of People like myself.
I’ve also heard much talk of the DS Lite 2 is rumored to go into production later this year. Actually, I do not see the point in putting a newer DS console on the market this year. Adding a second edition to the DS range is pointless. Those who really want a bigger screen will soon be able to link the DS & Wii together to output on a TV anyway. So the whole larger screen debate is not the be all and end all either.
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I was recently asked “is true that gamestation will return unwanted pre order games (Nintendo DS specifically) within 10 days, if the new release title did not live up to the hype?” So I had to investigate.
I wrote to head office and got the low down on gamestation’s returns policy.
Gamestations returns policy in regards to unwanted items states that an you may return an unwanted item within 10 days of purchase in ‘as purchased’ condition and in the original packaging. Any unwanted (new) return that does not meet these criteria may be returned at the store managers discretion, for the full Pre-owned selling price.
Please note: the terms and conditions change depending on the promotional offers. gamestation is a franchise, so each store can interpret the policy slightly different.
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