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The Pokemon Company officially unveiled The Thieves and the 1,000 Pokemon for Japan, a 3DS eShop game that intertwines the series' critter-capturing with the system's StreetPass functionality. Players find and collect sticker-like versions of Pokemon using StreetPass, and then use their army of po...

May 15th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Make sure your Nintendo 3DS is charged up and ready for some passive data-sharing action this Friday and Saturday, as Nintendo has declared December 14 and 15 to be the first-ever National StreetPass Weekend in North America. Over the weekend, Nintendo will shuffle around relayed StreetPasses at...

December 10th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Joystiq has received numerous reports that Nintendo's 3DS StreetPass relay points aren't functioning. The relay points are physical Nintendo Zone locations across the globe that temporarily store user data from passers-by like Miis and select profiles from games, then transfer that data to players...

September 6th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The latest firmware update for the 3DS is available, bringing new StreetPass functionality along with it. 3DS owners with firmware version 6.2.0-xU or higher will now be able to access StreetPass data from other users that previously passed by Nintendo Zone locations. Nintendo Zone locales now tem...

August 6th 2013 at 8:45pm 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Nintendo served up a collection of new StreetPass games for the Nintendo 3DS earlier this month, offering players new opportunities to exploit their 3DS-owning friends to earn new Mii hats and outfits. Like the exi...

July 25th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Own a Nintendo 3DS? You're probably all too familiar with the frustrations of the device's StreetPass feature -- in the United States, crossing paths with another 3DS in the wild just isn't all that likely. It's one of the disadvantages of living in a less densley populated country, but Nintendo i...

July 18th 2013 at 10:41pm 0 Comments
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If you need a new way to get practical use out of the existence of strangers you inevitably pass every day, here's a trailer detailing how to do so using Nintendo's four new StreetPass games: Mii Force, Flower Town, Monster Manor and Warrior's Way.

July 13th 2013 at 10:30pm 0 Comments