Sunday, December 14, 2014

Now Available - New Nintendo 3DS XL/LL


  • Improved stereoscopic 3D than previous devices
  • Backward compatible to Nintendo DS and DSi
  • 4.88" screens and analog 3D stick and C-Stick, extended battery life, better Wi-Fi support
  • 3D Camera included
  • 3DS uses parallax barrier LCD from Sharp
  • new ZR and ZL shoulder buttons
  • SNES color scheme A, B, X and Y buttons
  • Micro SD card slot for additional data storage

The New Nintendo 3DS features a better CPU than previous models allowing for faster eShop browsing and downloading. It comes with a built-in NFC on the bottom touchscreen for the upcoming launch of the amiibo NFC models, while sliding custom covers come with the device, allowing owners to customize the hardware.

The device is based on a custom Pica200 graphics processor from a Japanese start-up Digital Media Professionals (DMP). It has two screens; the top screen is a 3.53-inch 5:3 3D screen with a resolution of 800x240 pixels (400x240 pixels per eye, WQVGA) that is able to produce a stereoscopic three-dimensional effect without 3D glasses, while the bottom screen is a 3.02-inch 4:3 non-3D touch panel with a resolution of 320x240 pixels (QVGA). The 3DS weighs approximately 8 oz. and, when closed, is 5.3 inches wide, 2.9 inches long, and 0.8 inches tall. The system features several additions to the design of the original DS, including a slider on the side of the device that adjusts the intensity of the 3D effect, a round nub analog input called the "Slide Pad", an accelerometer, and a gyroscope. In addition, there is an infra-red communicator port situated on the top of the unit. The 3DS has two cameras on the outside of the device, capable of taking 3D photos and capturing 3D video, as well as a camera positioned above the top screen that faces the player; both cameras have a resolution of 640x480 pixels (0.3 Megapixel). The system also has 3D movie playback capability. Compatible with both Nintendo DS and DSi games, and a new generation of 3DS games.

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3DS Holiday Gift Guide - Top Games of 2014


I recently bought a 2DS to play its extensive library of games. I wanted to get a few new releases as well, though it seems that there are not many good titles for 2014. After researching various gaming websites and magazines, I picked these up for Christmas. Every single one of them was worth my money:

1. Super Smash Bros. 3DS


This is one of the best fighting games of the year and there is plenty of content to keep you busy. This game is ideal for multiplayer and I would recommend the Wii U version if you own the system. Smashing is more fun on a big screen in a room of friends.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with White GC Controller and Adapter ( Bundle)

2. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire


I had a hard time deciding between this or Pokemon X/Y. In the end, I chose this as I have not played Ruby/Sapphire before and it has the graphical and gameplay enhancements that made X/Y great. It introduces mega evolutions for the first time.

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3. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call


The original game was good and this one improves upon the original. I enjoy music games and have played most of the Final Fantasy series. This one brings back the good memories of the past.

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4. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth


RPGs are time consuming, but I have no regrets with this one.

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 I hope you found my list useful. Thanks for reading!