Posts Tagged "Nintendo 3DS"

Kids and Video Games: A New Guide

Kids and Video Games: A New Guide

Video gaming is a bit of a misfit activity. Though it’s slowly gaining acceptance as an ideal family pastime, it has yet to shake off the bits of bad press that cling to it like barnacles. Gaming seems to always wind up being mentioned in the same breath as a school shooting, or rising instances of childhood obesity and diabetes. As a result, some parents might be a little shocked when they learn that you let your kids play games. You may as well suggest that...

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How to Set Up Nintendo 3DS Parental Controls

How to Set Up Nintendo 3DS Parental Controls

Like movies, video games span a multitude of genres and cover a lot of controversial ground. That means there is the potential for very young kids to run into game content featuring sex, drugs, and rock and roll–game content that’s far removed from the likes of Big Bird’s Sailboat Adventure. If you’re a parent or a guardian, you might not want your young charge wandering into content that’s not suitable for them. Fortunately, most...

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Rising Handheld Costs Torture Developers

Rising Handheld Costs Torture Developers

We stand on the cusp of the Nintendo 3DS’s launch. Good times, but now we have to ask the unavoidable question: As handheld games and portable gaming in general become more complex, what will that eventually mean for game developers’ budgets? Chris Kingsley, the co-founder of the UK-based Rebellion games studio, believes that the advanced tech that makes up the innards of the 3DS and upcoming Sony NGP/PSP 2 means people will be expecting fancier...

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iPad 2 vs. NGP: Handheld Games Battle

iPad 2 vs. NGP: Handheld Games Battle

Apple’s iPad 2 adds another contender to the increasingly crowded handheld gaming market. A niche that was once exclusively Nintendo’s domain is suddenly filled to the brim with palm-sized systems jostling one another and aching for the buyer’s attention. The iPad 2, however, isn’t quite as portable as some of the available systems, nor is it as portable as some of the systems that are waiting in the wings. That doesn’t matter,...

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Wii 2011: Has Nintendo Blown It?

Wii 2011: Has Nintendo Blown It?

2011 is a busy year for Nintendo. The upcoming launch of the 3DS is understandably gobbling up a lot of the company’s resources, but the Nintendo DS and the Wii still require sustenance. The Nintendo DS recently got a good meal with the launch of Pokemon Black and White in early March: The games sold 1 million copies within 24 hours of launch, proving that the hardy DS is far from down and out. But what about the Wii? The game menu for Nintendo’s main...

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