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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 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 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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Apple iOS overtakes Sony PSP in mobile gaming

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Gaming purists scoffed when Apple enthusiasts proclaimed that the Apple iPhone and iPod touch were not only viable mobile gaming platforms, they said that they could be even more popular than conventional gaming handhelds. That claim has now come to fruition with the increasing popularity of Apple's iOS products.

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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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Nintendo 3DS: What you see is what you get

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Whenever a company reveals a product ahead of launch date, they tell you that this may not be the final design. Such is the case with the Nintendo 3DS, but it seems that the Japanese game maker is unlikely to significantly alter the design of the 3DS before its release. As you may recall, the Nintendo 3DS made its official debut to the world at E3 in Los Angeles last month. It comes with a new analog joystick, a slightly modified take on the DS design, a couple of extra cameras, and the 3D top display.

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Nintendo expected to announce 3DS app store at E3

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The Nintendo 3DS may not be on store shelves for long, or at all, when the company launches an app store to go along with it. With portable gaming on the iPod, iPhone and iPad growing in popularity by the day, the Kyoto-based video game giant appears poised to combat their newest threat by taking a page from Apple’s book and using it against them.

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