Games that Would Be Ginormous on the Nintendo 3DS

Posted by Gia Manry on May 21, 2010 in Videogames

Nintendo 3DS Faked Mockup

Right on the heels of releasing the new DSi XL, Nintendo made a surprising move: they made the product almost immediately obsolete by announcing the tentatively-named Nintendo 3DS, a portable game console with 3D capabilities– glassesless, no less. The possibilities for such a device are endless, but of course it’s always easier to bring out a new game in an established franchise to launch a console…so here are ten games that absolutely belong on the Nintendo 3DS. Read more…

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Stereoscopic Games Will Be a Game Changer for Mobile

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 28, 2010 in Television, Videogames

Sometimes when you see a great demo it changes your very perception of a platform: And Rittai Kakushi E Attakoreda (Hidden 3D Image: There It Is!) has made me not only made me see the Nintendo DSi in a new light — but has me thinking that mobile games could displace console games. Now I may be looking at this demo the wrong way but the program seems to be using the sensors inside the DSi to adjust the display, which gives you the illusion of looking into a 3D diorama. Suddenly this makes the idea of 3D on mobile platforms much more exciting: Granted I’ve seen 3D shooters on the iPhone that react to the angle you hold the device at, but this game takes that concept to the next level. Read more…

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Netbooks are Already Here: In Fact You Already Own One

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 22, 2009 in Tech

What so many nerds don’t get is that a netbook can be the size of a Moleskine sketch book...

From time-to-time techies go through certain fads where a certain idea just seems right, so we often yearn for a solution to which there is no problem. A good example of this occuired in the 90s when many smart folks realized that while a PC with Windows 95, Netscape and a dialup modem were great — what if you could push this concept one step further and have a consumer friendly all-in-one unit? The answer was WebTV and the device was a resounding failure. Read more…

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The Nintendo DSi Embraces Your Mobile iLife

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 27, 2008 in Videogames

My first reaction to these two spots was that “Nintendo is really pushing DSi as more of a lifestyle platform ala iLife apps on the Macintosh” but then I had to remind myself that in Japan Nintendo has already been doing this for a long time as you’ll find the DS being used for everything from education to wine guides. And of course the Wii has always had a wide audience in mind. What we’re starting to see is that game platforms are starting to become more PC like in terms of the content that they’re offering.

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