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Just as Super Mario 64 DS ushered in the era of the original DS system, it seemed fitting that a 3D-enhanced version of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time -- the cherry on top of last June's "E3DS" scoop -- would be the linchpin of the 3DS hardware launch this March. Except, it's not going to hap...

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What would you rather have: a faster framerate or 3D graphics? It's an interesting question that Dead or Alive Dimensions raises. After a few minutes playing with the 3D slider on and off, I found myself preferring the faster framerate. In a room crowded with 3D graphics, seeing a crisp, fast, smoo...

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Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D isn't a game -- it's fan service. You see, there are two types of Resident Evil fans: casual ones that have fun playing a "survival horror" game and the hardcore buffs that really, really dig its absurd, kitschy, over-the-top action. I'm part of the latter group, m...

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You have five minutes with Nintendogs + cats on the 3DS. What do you do? Ohmigod, you totally pet them and rub their bellies and scratch their heads and make them super happy! Unfortunately, there wasn't much else to do in the extremely restricted demo offered by Nintendo. In my short time with it,...

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In my humble opinion, the best motion games are the ones that make you look embarrassingly stupid. Face Raiders continues Nintendo's long legacy of making you look foolish ... but usurps its predecessors by making the stupidity contagious. With its clever use of photo manipulation, motion controls,...

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No, no, we're kidding, of course. You can uncross your eyes. Sadly, no amount of ocular aerobics will coax the third dimension out of these Nintendo 3DS game screens and videos and into view (as the friendly disclaimer on all the Nintendo shots will remind you). But as you'll find, what the medi...

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Tucked away in Ubisoft's 3DS lineup press release is this golden nugget: Rayman 3D is actually an "adaptation" of the classic Rayman 2 (the Dreamcast version, specifically). Those of you who have experienced the joy of Rayman 2 can probably stop reading now. The rest of you will be glad to hear tha...

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Nintendo's collaboration with Tecmo's Team Ninja didn't end with last year's Metroid: Other M. A new trailer for 3DS fighter Dead or Alive Dimensions reveals a dangerous arena encircled by lava and stalked by Ridley, the winged nemesis of Samus Aran. He's not one for mild-mannered spectating, inste...

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If you're ready to get a closer look at the 3DS and its accessories -- without actually holding one (sorry!) -- check out these new images. We've got lots of pictures of the hardware itself, along with the charging cradle, that cool extending stylus thing, and, um, the AC adapter. We also have scree...

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Great news! This extended teaser of 3DS games arriving in the launch window -- and beyond -- only features 2D gameplay. So, it's totally appropriate for children 6 and under. That's right -- you don't even have to ask mommy or daddy for permission first!...

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Do you want to secure a launch 3DS for yourself? Do you want to do so without risking the dangers of the world beyond your house? Amazon has opened pre-orders for the device, in both Aqua Blue and Cosmo Black. The price is the regular MSRP of $249.99. Sure, you don't get to wait in a line at midn...

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Did you hear? It's got a built-in pedometer! The 3DS measures your steps as you walk -- right there in your pocket! Even better: You can pull the thing out whenever and snap all kinds of pics -- the thing's got three cameras! And get this: It also pipes out music, browses the internet and even pl...

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We know, it's painful thinking about trading 250 of your hard-earned bucks away to Uncle Reggie to get three-dimensional gaming on the go. But it could be worse! Just to prove our point, we've collected some of the major portable releases, adjusted their prices for inflation and listed them after t...

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Glory, glory saints be praised! The days of game-specific Friend Codes are behind us! ... At least, they are on the 3DS. At today's 3DS launch reveal, Reggie Fils-Aiie announced that the system will use only one friend code across all games. Plus, if someone's on the same WiFi network as you, you d...

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The Nintendo 3DS will hit stores in North America on March 27, at a price point of $249.99, as revealed today in New York City. It's available in Aqua Blue and Cosmo Black. The 3DS was first revealed in a cryptic press release in March 2010, shortly before the North American release of the DSi XL...

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At the 3DS live event in Europe, Nintendo has just revealed that the 3DS will feature 3D video content from several different partners, including the EuroSport network, Sky and Aardman Animations. Sky will be providing "short form" 3D content for the device, while Eurosport will provide sports cont...

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