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Nintendo Declines Smartphone Creation

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We all know Nintendo! That awesome loving company that’s been around for years now. They love to start revolutions, they also love to get with the program and awe people with something more updated, and or incredibly new. Well not in this case. Unless you have been living under a rock the past 4 or 5 years now have been the beginning of a new Cell Phone era, the era of the smartphones. Recently several companies have been jumping on the smartphone train to try to amaze and audience with their own little smartphone creation. Recently the Windows 7 phone was created and now released, and even more recently it has been leaked Sony is joining the peer pressure and jumping onto this smartphone market, with their leaked “Playstation Phone” Yep that’s right both Microsoft and Sony, known for making amazing gaming consoles, and other devices have joined the realm of smartphones, which leaves us with Nintendo. Will they join the peer pressure as well? According to Reggie, that’s not going to happen. Nintendo sees themselves as a company that will always dominate the handheld market. The new Nintendo 3DS has been announced and many people are wondering, if it will ever have 3G capability. As of now the 3Ds is only known for it’s tag mode capabilities, and it’s other online connection features (Connection wise) As Reggie continued he saids that Nintendo will remain to keep their focus on making Video Games, and dominating in that market, as for the 3DS is their main focus right now, and prepping it for it’s February 26th Launch in Japan, and it’s March 2011 Launch in the U.S and Europe. I think eventually Nintendo will join that Smartphone boat, but for now work on prepping that 3DS guys! That things looking amazing!

Price for Thought 3DS 300$? Cut the crap!

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Ok so this entery is going to be a little more self focused on my thoughts, on the recent 3DS price that is assuming to be 300$ here in the U.S Ever since the Japan related Press Conference which took place on September 29th in Tokyo Japan, U.S, and Europe gamers have been a little worried, and upset about the converted Japan to USD 3DS price. Well I’m here to tlak about that today. Ok so we know that Iwata stated the 3Ds set price was partly due to E3 2010 reactions. Thanks a lot fanboys..No I’m kidding, some say we have ourselves to thank for maybe getting a possibly high price for this sharp looking handheld, but really 300$? Well I’mhere to break it down. First and foremost, cut the over exaggerated “OMGZ THE 3DS‘Z PRICE IS GOING TO BE 300$ I CAN’T PAY FOR THAT!!!!” Calm down, the officail 3DS price for U.S, and Europe hasn’t even been announced yet. Secondly as far as I know along with many other gamers out there, Nintendo doesn’t convert prices from one region to another regions dollars. It just doesn’t work like that, I’m 99.99% sure (and probably correct) that Nintendo sets an individual price, for each regions based off on that regions market. Japan, and Europes market differ from the U.S’s so do not expect a straight up convert of the Japanese 3DS price to any other regions. Secondly, the 3DS is going March 2011 here in the U.S and Europe, which means one thing! Empty Wallets! The Holidays have ended, we have spent a fortune of gifts, traveling tickets, food, cleaning solutions to have our house prepared for ThanksGiving Dinner, and probably more based on your Holiday rush. So honestly if Nintendo wants sales they need to keep a reasonable price in mind since they plan to release it pretty much right after the Holiday rush. Third, guess what else in the gaming market has a price tag of 300$? That’s right! the mighty Xbox 360 Slim with 250GB, and the amazing PS3 Slim 120GB. Both of these consoles I’d say internal wise are probably 10x as powerful as the 3DS, most likely more. Why would Nintendo release a puny handheld the same price as of one these? Well…I don’t know why? Not to make money that’s for sure, if I had not already have owned an Xbox 360 I for sure would be buying the 360 slim for 300$ over a handheld with probably not as much power. It just wouldn’t make sense for Nintendo to put out a handheld the same price as a next generation console. I could go on all day, but lastly Nintendo has always been a “cheap selling” company. Ever since the console wars had begun Nintendo always had the cheapest handhelds, and consoles out on the market, and that has always satisfied their fans, and if they just now, right before they release this history channging, mouth dropping, eye candy handheld, decided to sell it for 300$ It would pretty much ruin that favored tradtion they kept going. So please everyone out their on the web, keep your panic to a minimum! Though at the same time let Nintendo know your not buying a handheld for 300$. I myself expect the handheld to range from 250-270$ no more than, and maybe a little less than that. Remember! Sony’s hidden PSP2 is soon to come on the rise as well, and Nintendo will have that to compete with. First impressions are important so it’d be best to put that handheld on the market for cheap to compete with Sony. Well this was my Price for thought, until next time Peace!

Capcom Announces Megaman Legends 3!

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It’s been awhile, but it’s finally here. In the past months, it was rumored that Capcom was working on a new Megaman game other than Megaman Universe, and now it has finally been revealed. The Megaman Legends trilogy origianlly took place on the Playstation 1 with Megaman Legends 1 & 2. Since then Capcom pretty much hung up the game to work on other major projects, such as Lost Planet, Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, and more. So Megaman Legends pretty much was small in the crowd of all the major games being developed. Now Capcom thinks the right time has come and has finally announced Megaman Legends 3, exclusinvely for the Nintendo 3DS! Sadly not much info has been revealed about the game besides that it’s coming hopefully not to long after the 3DS’s release, I’d say expect Fall 2011. Though there was a interview with one of the creators possibly discussing on details about the game. But in conlcusion, at least we know that Megaman is making a return! And just maybe..could he be an charecter in the new Marvel vs Capcom 3? Guess will have to wait and find out!

Interview Video Link- http://gamerant.com/mega-man-legends-3-3ds-announcement-video-capcom-riley-43455/

Nintendo’s 3DS (Everything You Need To Know “Right Now”)

Last night, or should I say very..very early this morning Nintendo announced many specific details about there new Nintendo 3DS in Tokyo Japan in Makuhari. The same area where Tokyo Game Show 2010 was held. It was held about 2pm September 29th in Japan, while still very early here, yet many of us stayed up late to see what Nintendo would soon announce. First off “The Release Date” Nintendo has officailly announced that the Nintendo 3DS would hit retail shelves in Japan on Feburary 26th 2011 in color Aqua Blue, and Cosmo Black, going for the price of 25,000 yen converted to be about 300$. Do not worry fellow Americans and Europeans, it is more than likely Japan to NA/EU convertion of price will not be the deal, instead Nintendo will more than likely set a price tag based off of our market, or a more nessacary price for us, this could well mean we could see the 3DS for about 240$-260$ Which is what I beleive. This was a shocking announcement..for me at least, after all the rumors, and speculations of Japans release being this November, Nintendo came to halt these rumors crushing our hopes with a 2011 release. Though not much info was revealed for U.S and EU release dates, Satoru Iwata did mention that the 3DS would release in North America, and Europe sometime in March after Japans release in late Febuary. No officail price nor date was given. Despite our saddness, the web did seem to cheer us a up a little bit while grabbing hold of some trailers and gameplay that was presented at the Press Conference, which showed off some of the great visuals the 3DS had to offer, as well as some of the core features of the system.

Now it’s time to talk about the announced features.

3DS Virtual Console This was probably the most exciting of the new features they have announced. Similar to the Wii’s Virtual Console service. The 3DS will be joining in on the classic fun, except this time expect to get your hands on some GameBoy, GameBoy Advanced, and GameBoy Advanced SP Games for download. Originally this feature was expected to come to Nintendos DSiWare shop, but instead I guess they decided to go with a fresh start and release it out on the 3DS instead. So far not many other details have been announced about the new 3DS Virtual Ware, but expect more details as we get closer to the Japanese 3DS release date.

SpotPass- This is a mode that is said to work in sleep mode, but I am guesing as well as when it’s awake. SpotPass is a mode where the 3DS seeks out a Nintendo Zone, a LAN Acesspoint, and connects to the internet to download videos,demos,game information, game data, and more.

StreetPass-Similar to SpotPass, when the 3DS is in sleep mode it will communicate with other nearby Nintendo 3Ds’s share data, and exchange data threw multiple games, with ease.

Multitasking- The 3DS also has some aort of a way with multitasking, the 3DS is able to exit a game, while it’s still running being able to return back to it later, though it has only been said so far the 3DS can only do this while going back to the following; Home menu, Internet Browser, and Activity Log (Which I am guessing is similar to the play time message that the Wii had on the message board showing your play time of games, and channels.

Built in Software- The 3Ds has a few built in software apps/channels that you can mess around with as well. Some include the Nintendo 3DS Camera, which takes 3D and 2D images that you can shrare with your friends. Another sofware includes the Nintendo 3DS Sound, which is probably similar to the DSi version, maybe sound qualirt possibly better as well as more features. Mii Studio which is similar to the Mii Channel, you can create a Mii and share it on various websites, upload them to your computer, and create one by just taking a picture of yourself, and the system will quite quickly, automatically create a Mii based off of your facail features.  StreetPass Mii Plaza, which will probably be a sofware feature where you are able to collect Mii’s from nearby Nintendo 3DS’s and have them transfered over to a Mii Plaza similar to the Wii version. Activity Log, which I stated before is probably a log that keeps track of your play time, on your 3DS.

                                                                          Other Additional 3DS Information (Some info old)

  1. Will be backwards compatible, able to play Nintendo DS, DSi, Games.
  2. Will be able to transfer a certain amount of Software and data from the DSi, and DSi XL/LL to the system. It has ben said that there is a limited amount of data, and software that can be transfered, and some software cannot be transfered.
  3. Parental Controls have made a protective return, and this time they have been improved.
  4. There will be a feature where you can view intro videos and rankings, for certain games you have bought.
  5. The 3Ds will come with; AC Chargning stand, contatchable touch pen, 2GB SD memory card,  AC Adapter, starter guide/manuels.
  6. New interface features include; slide pad, Motion Sensor, and a Gyro Sensor, internal mic.
  7. All 3D images are shown on the top screen.
  8. System details, and specs are contain in the following. Top screen is 3.53 inches with 800×24 pixel resolution, bottom screen is 3.02 inches, and 320×240 pixels, each camera is 0.3 megapixels, wireless switch can be turned off even while in mid game, cardriges are the same size as the Nintendo DS’s, 3D volume, which can be adjusted by a volume slider, bottom screen still touch screen, top screen is not.

Overall the 3DS is looking pretty sharp as the image shown at the Press Conference was the final build. Do you think it will be worth the 240-300$ price point that many of us are estimating at? I will keep you up to date with more 3Ds info as it continues to roll out. Until next time, Peace!

Here is a link to the 3DS feature video trailer, http://ds.ign.com/articles/112/1124158p1.html

Nintendo 3DS Rumors & Info

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Sorry to all people that have been reading, and have been waiting in extreme anticipation to read my amazing enterys. Haha just kidding, anyway sorry for the long delay of enterys lately and I promise I have come back to start posting again. And what’s better to start posting again with non other than my favortie video game topic this year…THE NINTENDO 3DS! Threw out the past month or so tons of hype has been growing in anticipation for more information on Nintendo’s all new handheld the 3DS. Well not to long ago Nintendo has announced that they would be holding a Press Conference about non other than the 3DS/3DS info on the 29th of September in Tokyo Japan, in the same place the magnificant Tokyo Game Show 2010 was held. Ever since the announcement of the conference many rumors have surfaced over the net about possible release dates, and prices, for the 3DS. One of which are a Gamestop insider has stated that GameStop had in their computers a release date for the 3DS here in the U.S set for November 22nd, launching with 18 games, and 14 accessories. This would make sense when it comes to Nintendo wanting to get money taking advantage of the Holiday rage that will be going on, so far this is all just a rumor, also the rumored preorder date was set for September 29th. More recently in the news a Large German newspaper announced that the release date for the 3DS would be November 10th in Japan, and launching in Spring 2011 in Europe, along with Mario Kart 3Ds, Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3DS, and Professor Layton: and the Mask of Miracles. A price in the article states the 3DS price in europe will go for 200 euros, which has been said is roughly somewhere between 250$-270$ But yet no price nor release date had been stated for the U.S Which simply leaves us with the question we have all been wondering since E3 this year “When is the 3DS coming?’ Well as of now our only bright side to that question being answered is September 29th in Japan. Though it has been said that the Press Conference would only be covering 3DS info such as pricing, and release date, for Japan only. Also no foreign Press are allowed at the Press Conference which leads more of us to thinking the U.S and Europe are going to be out of luck this time around, but at the same time after all these rumors, with it coming closer and closer to 2011, and the Holiday season this year, it wouldn’t make much sense for Nintendo not announce any specific information on the 3DS for the U.S and Europe. Also it isn’t much like Nintendo to miss out on the Holiday season rage where consoles, and handhelds sell like hotcakes. Many though speculate  Nintendo of America, and Nintendo of Europe, will make some sort of announcement shortly after, or not to long after the the Japan Press Conference, annoucning more details on the U.S and Europes side of the 3DS info. So everyone let’s our fingers crossed on some sort of information on the 29th. IGN has stated they will be on the lookout for as much information as they can grab and will let us know. As I will be doing the same. So follow IGN on Twitter, keep up with my Blog, and expect to begin getting some information late Tuesday night or early wedsday morning as Japan is a day and a few hours ahead of us I beleive. So in conclusion be on the look out, and until next time!..Peace.

Sources – http://www.videogamer.com/news/nintendo_3ds_out_nov_11_in_japan_says_german_paper.html      http://gamrfeed.vgchartz.com/story/82094/rumor-gamestop-lists-november-22-release-for-3ds-in-usa/

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