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  • Blog Post: Teens React To Tiger Handhelds

    "This not Madden!" one puzzled teen exclaims as he clutches a now ancient Tiger handheld. These relics are now almost impossible to conceive in the era of phone, mobile, and modern day handheld games, but were a staple of video gaming entertainment in the land that time forgot (the 90s, of... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Not So Fast Sony - Nintendo Says 3DS Was Top Dog In February

    Update : A Sony representative confirmed via email that their previous statement only meant to say that PlayStation 4 was the best selling home console hardware, beating Xbox One and Wii U. Nintendo's statement that 3DS was the best selling game hardware in February is accuarate. Sony declined to... More
  • Blog Post: Is Nintendo Working On A Standalone Pokémon Handheld?

    A new patent filing seems to indicate that Nintendo and the Pokémon Company are working on a new handheld system built specifically for pocket monsters. The patent filing was spotted by users at the popular video game message board NeoGAF. As you can see by the pictures, the system appears to... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Art Academy Confirmed For U.K. Release

    Nintendo's new Pokémon-themed painting title for the 3DS, previously only confirmed for Japan, will be released in at least one Western territory. According to a report on Eurogamer, Pokémon Art Academy will be released on July 4 in the U.K. It was previously confirmed for release in... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: How Many Active Game Systems Do You Have?

    Most of us have many generations of gaming hardware at home, but how many do you still use on a regular basis? Often a new generation of hardware means that older consoles or handhelds are relegated to the closet or back of the junk drawer. And now, the fact that more and more people are gaming on their... More
  • Blog Post: Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Is Headed For Vita

    A recent tweet from the official Devolver Digital Twitter account suggests that Mr. Nukem will be bringing his gonzo theatrics to Sony's PlayStation Vita. The tweet read, simply, "Here's Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition running on a @PlayStation Vita. That is all." It was posted with... More
  • Blog Post: See Dead on Arrival 2 In Action On Nvidia's Project Shield Handheld

    Nvidia's Project Shield hopes to bring a handheld console experience to the Android marketplace. In the company's latest video, you can see how NV3 Games' Dead on Arrival 2 has been enhanced to take advantage of Project Shield's powerful Tegra 4 processor. NV3, with help from Nvidia,... More
  • Blog Post: Dead or Alive 5 Plus Features Vita Versus PS3 Multiplayer

    Team Ninja is bringing a lot of cross-platform functionality to its Vita port of Dead or Alive 5, including Vita vs. PS3 matches and DLC that works for both systems for one price. While we weren't especially fond of DOA 5, the effort that's gone into allowing users to have a seamless experience... More
  • Blog Post: Etrian Odyssey IV To Feature "Lady Boners"

    Atlus is bringing the fourth in the long-running Japanese RPG series to our shores in February, looks like this one has some…innovative…new features. The website Siliconera , which specializes in covering the hardcore Japanese gaming scene, spotted this intriguing development in the game's... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Takes A Shot At Vita

    Nintendo's creative visionary says that the powerful Sony handheld isn't "a very strong product." While Miyamoto isn't known weighing in on his competitors, he definitely seems to have a low opinion of the Vita in a new interview with EDGE magazine. When asked his opinion of the... More
  • Blog Post: Zen Pinball Tilts The 3DS Next Week

    The greatest pinball game in history is coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop next week, complete with new 3D visuals and some classic tables. Zen Pinball (also known as Pinball FX 2 on Xbox Live) is one of the great examples of a small studio thriving in the new world of digital distribution. By continuing... More
  • Blog Post: Sony To Host Public Playable Vita Event In San Francisco Tomorrow

    Sony's new Vita handheld doesn't release in the U.S. until February 22, but the company will be holding a number of Vita Social Club events around the country to give gamers a chance for some hands-on time with the unit. The first of these happens tomorrow in San Francisco. Dubbed the "Vita... More
  • Blog Post: Namco Shares New Trailer And Gameplay Details For PSVita Katamari Damacy

    In a new blog post , Namco Bandai community manager Rich Bantegui shared the first trailer for the company's new Katamari Damacy title for Vita. While the trailer doesn't show any gameplay, it's clear that the classic oddball charm of Katamari is well in place in this new games. In addition... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Was Rockstar Working On A 3D Open World DS Game?

    Some online resume posting suggests that Rockstar may have been working on a 3D open-world game for Nintendo DS. SystemLink Nintendo has run the following story , which we are reporting as a rumor until we receive official word from Rockstar: A couple of Internet resume postings seem to point to the... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendogs + Cats Is First 3DS Game To Go Platinum

    Nintendo's earnings report indicates that at least one first-party 3DS title is selling strongly. Not surprisingly, the game in question is Nintendogs + Cats. The game, which some curmudgeonly reviewers pointed out is basically a re-release of the original Nintendogs with 3D display and a couple... More
  • Blog Post: Sony's Tretton Suggests NGP Will Have Higher Than Expected Price

    If you've been following our coverage of Sony's NGP handheld, you'll remember that most of the official comments from company executives have suggested that unit would be affordable. This was thought to be a response to the early struggles of the PS3, which launched at $599. In previous stories... More
  • Blog Post: Tear-Down Experts Say 3DS Costs $100 To Manufacture

    Unlike its competitors Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo has never made a practice of producing systems that cost more to produce than they sell for. According to a couple of tear-downs reports on the system, which were done by taking apart the 3DS and estimating the costs of its components and manufacture... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Breaks UK Pre-Order Record With 3DS

    The Japanese 3DS launch was a huge success , and it looks like the its debut in the UK is going to be big as well. CVG is reporting that the handheld has already beaten Nintendo's company record for console launch pre-orders in the country, and is showing no signs of slowing down. "We're... More
  • Blog Post: The Original 3DS Design Didn't Include...3D?

    In an interview with the venerable Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu , 3DS group manager Hideki Konno revealed a very surprising fact: the hardware project that became the 3DS did not originally include 3D technology. Konno said, "The first time I heard from [Nintendo president Satoru] Iwata and... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] Does This GameStop Screen Capture Reveal NGP's Retail Price?

    [Update] A GameStop employee informed me via Twitter that this price is just a placeholder based on estimates, done to enable the stores to take pre-orders on NGPs. The blog Mukyou has obtained a very interesting screen grab – which appears to reveal the retail price of Sony's NGP handheld... More
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