Have you picked up a Nintendo 3DS handheld portable 3D video games system yet? According to the major Japanese video game media publisher, Enterbrain, it’s only a matter of time before you cave in and grab a 3DS, if you haven’t already. Enterbrain says that the Nintendo 3DS is on track to become 2011’s best-selling piece of game hardware–at least in Japan. In its annual industry report, Enterbrain predicted that the Nintendo 3DS would sell...read more
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The Nintendo 3DS has been available in Japan since February, and it’s been available worldwide since March. It’s had time to worm its way into the hearts of gamers (in glorious three-dee!). Let’s check in: Sales-wise, how is the Nintendo 3DS doing? It looks like the system’s sales numbers have leveled out and possibly even stagnating after an initial burst. Oh oh. What does this mean for the Nintendo 3DS’s long-term prospects? Is this...read more
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...read more
If you have a kid who’s into gaming, it’s not a bad idea to familiarize yourself with the Entertainment Software Ratings Board–better known as the ESRB. Founded in 1994, the ESRB is a non-profit and self-regulatory body that analyzes video game content and makes note of the potentially violent and/or offensive material within, just as the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) does for movies. The ESRB also oversees advertising guidelines...read more
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...read more