D-pad on Nintendo 3DS prone to warping problems?

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Uh oh. Having recently taken advantage of the early price drop at Costco, I’m particularly interested in these findings. As it turns out, the Nintendo 3DS may have some problems. The good news is that these problems aren’t really related to the glasses-free 3D screen. Instead, they have to do with the age-old directional pad.

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Nintendo 3DS getting huge price slash to $170 next month

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There’s no denying that the Nintendo 3DS is one innovative piece of gaming hardware. Glasses-free 3D for the masses? That’s pretty cool. Unfortunately, at $250, it was just too expensive. Nintendo has now recognized that and they’re cutting the MSRP down to a more affordable $169.99.

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Nintendo 3DS Games Not Dependent on 3D to Play

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Let’s put this into perspective. Let’s say that you decide to buy one of the many Rock Band games for your Xbox 360, but you’re not at all interested in the plastic instruments. So, you figure out a way to play Rock Band using a regular Xbox 360 controller. What’s the point? By the same accord, let’s say that you can play Dance Central for Kinect by tapping the buttons on a Street Fighter arcade stick. Again, what’s the point?

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Nintendo 3DS AR Cards? There’s an Android App for That

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When the Nintendo 3DS hits our shores this weekend, you’ll find that the retail box includes six augmented reality (AR) cards. These paper cards can be used to interact with the different AR games that are available on the system, but it sucks to have to carry them around with you. So, why not load them on your phone instead?

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Nintendo 3DS launch set: $250, March 27, universal friend codes

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We saw the glasses-free Nintendo 3DS for the first time at last year’s E3 Expo in Los Angeles and now Nintendo is finally ready to get the next-generation portable gaming console into the hands of consumers. Shiggy, Reggie, and the rest of the Ninty crew blasted out a press release today and it outlines the details of the 3DS launch.

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Hands-on with MasterImage glasses-free 3D mobile display

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Having to wear special 3D glasses can be quite a hurdle in the world of 3D video adoption, especially when it comes to mobile devices. Even so, wouldn’t it be cool if you could have a smartphone with a 3D display? MasterImage 3D sure thinks so.

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Nintendo issues warning that 3DS is bad for childrens’ eyes

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What do you do when you have a product that is clearly targeting a younger audience, only to discover that it may not exactly be appropriate younger audience? That’s exactly the pickle that Nintendo has somehow found itself handling with the Nintendo 3DS. You see, the 3D-ness could have seriously detrimental effects on the eyeballs of young children.

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Nintendo 3DS to sell for $300, launches February 26 in Japan

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Man, I was really hoping that Nintendo would be a little more competitive with the price point on the new Nintendo 3DS. Most of us were hoping for something in the $200 range, maybe pushing $220 or $230, but that’s not where it is at all. Instead, they’ve bumped it to a whopping $300.

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Hardware specs for Nintendo 3DS handheld leaked

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By now, you’ve probably heard about the Nintendo 3DS. You may have seen some of the hands-on pictures and videos that were posted during E3. That’s all fine and dandy, but what can we expect under the hood of Nintendo’s latest handheld? Well, that part has apparently been revealed too.

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