The video games industry is fast-paced and never lacking for surprises, so it takes a real piece of news to make us put down our teacups and declare “Oh my heavens.” But Nintendo made us all double-take on July 28 when it announced that the price of the Nintendo 3DS will be slashed by a full $80 in North America; down to $169.99 USD from $249.99 USD. Many of us believed, deep in our heart of hearts, that a Nintendo 3DS price cut was inevitable....read more
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If you feel bad about spending $250 on a Nintendo 3DS before you knew about the $80 August price drop, don’t worry: Chances are, Nintendo feels worse. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has been apologizing up and down for the price drop since it was announced on July 28. Iwata is even worried that Nintendo’s most faithful might wind up so burned by the cut that potential early adopters of the Wii U will think twice about grabbing the new console at...read more
All of us make mistakes; it’s one of those charming little quirks that make us oh-so-human. But while most of us offer pity or irritation when we watch someone bung something up, we also feel forgiveness and even warmth when that person says, “I’m sorry. I messed this up, and I learned my lesson. I’ll do better next time.” Mistakes happen in the games industry, and the lessons that follow are oh-so harsh. Since 2004, for instance, Sony...read more
We talk a lot of trash about the companies that make our games and our consoles. To be fair, though, we often do it while standing in line at GameStop with the latest console and digging around in our pockets for some change to pay for the cursed thing (usually after a five-hour wait in a cold, cold queue). Why do we do it? It’s a natural defense. Our valuable leisure dollars go into console purchases, and the months building up to a console’s release...read more
With the constant declarations from mobile phone and tablet companies about how the age of the dedicated handhed gaming device is supposedly “over,” you would think that one of them would have the courtesy to send a carrier pigeon to Nintendo. Despite the doom and gloom and the prophecies of destruction, the company that made the Game Boy is still sitting in its chair, slowly putting together game after game and handheld after handheld. LG is the latest...read more