It was easy to get lost amidst all the attention surrounding the 3DS
itself, but Nintendo also had an actual 3DS game cart on hand at E3
and, well, it looks pretty much like a regular DS cart (probably a good thing, since the two are compatible). About the only difference, it seems, is that small extra tab on the corner, and a slightly slimmer case that they'll come packaged in. In other overshadowed-by-E3 news, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has apparently told Nikkei
that the 3DS' wireless connection could be used to automatically download newspaper and magazine articles (and books, presumably) which, when combined with the 3DS' ability to actively seek out and connect to any open WiFi network, could potentially turn into a Whispernet
-like service from Nintendo -- something that Iwata has, incidentally, publicly mused about
in the past.