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  • Blog Post: Children Share Their First Impressions Of The Original Game Boy

    In a new video from YouTube channel TheFineBros , kids share their thoughts on Nintendo's original Game Boy – or as they call it, "an old DS." The assorted kids gathered for the video are aged between 6-12 and they share their first thoughts as they see the Game Boy. Some are familiar... More
  • Blog Post: 2DS Teardown Reveals Single LCD Panel

    Nintendo's 2DS handheld ditches the 3D functionality of the 3DS as well as its folding design. One of the benefits of those decisions is that the system costs less than its sibling – $130 versus $160. Someone's taken one of the new devices apart, confirming another way Nintendo was able... More
  • Blog Post: The 2DS Is Cooler And Smaller Than Expected

    Nintendo first unveiled the new 2DS system a few days ago, and it garnered a variety of reactions from the Game Informer staff. The $129 handheld strips out the 3D feature of the 3DS, features smaller screens than the XL, and drops the protective clam shell design. To me, the 2DS looked cumbersome and... More
  • Blog Post: Nvidia Shield Gets A New Release Date

    The Nvidia shield, the hand-held current-gen console, experienced some good news and some bad news in June. Shortly after the announcement of a price drop from $349.99 to $299.99, the device was delayed to an indeterminate date in July. Nvidia has finally revealed what that indeterminate release date... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo's President Gives A Tour Of His Animal Crossing: New Leaf Home

    Think you've built a pretty sweet place for yourself in Animal Crossing: New Leaf? Is your place as swanky as Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime's home? In the following video Reggie walks through his New Leaf home complete with tips and tricks on how to collect more bells in your... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo's Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon TV Spotlight

    Nintendo's commercial for the upcoming 3DS title Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is live. Are you brave enough to watch it? When we were kids, we used it lay in our beds terrified of ghosts. If only we'd known that our mom's dust buster was a ghost worst enemy. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Merging R&D Groups

    Nintendo will merge its console and handheld development groups, a move that should hopefully create more connection for the company's devices in the future. Nikkei in Japan reports that the two R&D groups will merge in a month, working in a new facility in Kyoto. Hopefully this move creates... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring The Musical Soul Of Soul Sacrifice

    Sony gives us a behind the scenes look at the development of the music for its monster hunting PS Vita title Soul Sacrifice. Famed Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune is the designer behind this handheld game, but he's not the only big name Sony has working on the game. Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger... More
  • Blog Post: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Pre-Order Bonus Item Announced

    GameStop has announced that it will have an exclusive bonus item for those who pre-order New Super Mario Bros. 2 online. The bonus item is a gold Mario pin (pictured) will be mailed out with copies of the upcoming 3DS game that are ordered online through the GameStop site (it will NOT be given out to... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Do You Think Of The 3DS XL?

    Nintendo recently announced the 3DS XL , which boasts a much bigger playing area and screen, among other features. Tell us what you think of the handheld's new version. Even though it doesn't matter to me (my hands are child-sized), I think the XL version is great for people whose larger hands... More
  • Blog Post: Fire Emblem Awakening Confirmed For North America

    Nintendo's 3DS had to give up most of the spotlight to the Wii U at E3 this year, but that doesn't mean that nothing exciting is happening on the system. Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed that Fire Emblem Awakening (recently released in Japan) will be coming overseas. Fils... More
  • Blog Post: Twisted Metal, LocoRoco And More Bundle Up For Winter

    Sony started selling popular games from its PSP library in dual packs earlier this year. Today the publisher announced that it would bundle up a few more games for release. Starting in January you’ll be able to buy PSP Dual Packs featuring MotorStorm: Arctic Edge and Twisted Metal: Head-on, Patapon... More
  • Blog Post: Survey Says Casual Gaming On Handhelds Down 29%

    If you're a company with a heavy emphasis on dedicated portable gaming devices (like Sony or Nintendo), you probably don't want to hear that people are 29% less interested in playing on those systems. A survey-based report from analyst group Cowen and Company seems to reveal the unhappy news... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation Vita Coming To U.S., Europe In 2012

    Sony’s been cagey about when it will be releasing its PlayStation Vita handheld, but a recent statement by company VP Kazuo Hirai dumps a pail of water on hopes that it’ll be out here in 2011. Hirai says the system will be on sale in Japan by the end of 2011, but that it won’t be coming... More
  • Blog Post: Used Game Shops In Japan Slash 3DS Prices Early

    The announcement of the 3DS price drop was big news, and it continues to send ripples throughout the industry. Since Nintendo gave little warning about the reduction, many shops in Japan were unable to adjust their stock, and are already selling the system for cheap. According to a report from Japanese... More
  • Blog Post: British Tabloid Blames Dizziness For 3DS Price Cut

    Don't blame the line-up of games, sluggish sales, or lack of consumer confidence in 3D. According to British tabloid The Sun , the reason the 3DS saw a price cut this week was the fact it made people dizzy and sick. "Nintendo is slashing the price of its 3D console by a third - after claims... More
  • Blog Post: Oh Great! We’ve Been Saved By Fox On July 14

    Nintendo’s wily space fox makes his return this summer with Star Fox 64 3D for the Nintendo 3DS. Yesterday, Nintendo announced its lineup for the second quarter of 2011. Star Fox was conspicuously absent. It turns out that is because the game would be coming later, but thankfully not too much later... More
  • Blog Post: Release Of Sony’s NGP Likely Delayed By Earthquake

    Japan’s recent earthquake was an unfortunate tragedy, and it seems like the disaster’s collateral damage keeps piling up. According to SCEA president Jack Tretton, earthquake delays could push the release of the company’s NGP handheld into 2012 for many regions. Tretton recently told... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: 3DS Earns Nintendo's Best Day-One Handheld Sales

    UPDATE: A quick correction - the Nintendo 3DS broke Nintendo's previous records for best first-day sales, not best-selling handheld. ORIGINAL STORY:Nintendo revealed today that the 3DS is the company's best-selling handheld ever, but is being very coy about further details. The specifics will... More
  • Blog Post: Panasonic Cancels the Jungle

    Panasonic's train-wreck-turned-into-a-massacre-wrapped-inside-a-corpse that was the MMO handheld improbably called the Jungle has been canceled. In a statement, the company says that it has scrapped the handheld "due to changes in the market and in our own strategic direction." The Jungle... More
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