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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...

January 26th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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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...

January 20th 2011 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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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...

January 20th 2011 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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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,...

January 19th 2011 at 8:40pm 0 Comments
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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,...

January 19th 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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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 media...

January 19th 2011 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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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...

January 19th 2011 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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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...

January 19th 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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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...

January 19th 2011 at 2:20pm 0 Comments
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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!

January 19th 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments