Features: Breaking Down Why North America Shouldn’t Miss the New 3DS

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Finding the faulty logic in Nintendo of America's decisions

Nintendo of America has been having a bit of a communications problem when it comes to their fans. Not only with ongoing problems with amiibo in North America, but with the New Nintendo 3DS, or lack thereof. When the New 3DS XL was announced but its smaller counterpart wasn't, Nintendo said that "We think New Nintendo 3DS XL makes the most sense...

Features: The New Nintendo 3DS XL Commercials are a Victim of Awkward Timing

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

YouTubers and Nintendo are currently at odds over ad revenue sharing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2hjnQ7Ui0E Tonight, Nintendo unveiled something they rarely show these days, honest-to-goodness television advertising. In this case, it was a pair of launch ads for the New Nintendo 3DS XL, arriving in North America this Friday. On the one hand, the commercials are predictable and dull, lacking any real...

Features: Hands-On: New Nintendo 3DS XL Arrives at GameStop

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

See it two weeks early

We in North America have expressed our disappointment, time and again, that the small New Nintendo 3DS is not heading stateside come February 13th. For reasons ranging from lesser sales to the hardship of distribution across this land made for you and me, we are only getting the extra large New Nintendo 3DS XL. But that doesn't mean we can't be...

Features: The Case Against Nintendo Hardware

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Wii U is Nintendo's Penultimate in Hardware Creation

Nintendo has prided themselves on always being a company that creatively participates in both hardware and software creation.  This is very much in line with, and typical of, artists in other mediums as well.  Brownie points if you are 100% in control and not under someone else's leash whether it's a studio executive for a film or a record...

Opinion: Where’s the Regular New 3DS in North America?

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Why is it NA in NA?

It's no secret that Nintendo of America currently has plans to release only the XL model of the New 3DS. I feel people are more upset about the lack of choice, but there are definitely people, like me, who want the smaller version with the customizable plates. When it comes to portability, I like having size, but I also prefer it being able to fit...

Features: Critiquing Nintendo’s Online

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

A look at Nintendo's archaic online structure

We've all seen cases of Nintendo's plight with its online situation. A good majority of players have been turned off by the almost archaic systems that Nintendo seems to use, and more players are turning towards Sony, Microsoft, or the PC to suit their online needs. Why is it that Nintendo is so far behind in their current infrastructure? I will...

Features: What is Going On With New Nintendo 3DS?

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

North America gets flipped the bird on the standard New 3DS

Today's Nintendo Direct should have been a celebration. While we did get numerous game and amiibo announcements that were exciting, there was still one large elephant in the room: the New Nintendo 3DS XL. It launches in North America on February 13th sans both a charger cable and the smaller companion handheld, the New Nintendo 3DS. Its omission...

News: A New Nintendo Direct Announcement Generates Untold Excitement and Speculation

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Could the New Nintendo 3DS finally be announced?

When Nintendo announces a new Nintendo Direct, everyone gets excited. When they announced a new Direct last night for January 14th, on the heels on an inevitable hardware launch, the internet tends to explode. We know that this Direct will focus on the early releases of 2015, so that includes games like Code Name S.T.E.A.M., Kirby and the Rainbow...

Features: Hey Nintendo of America, Where’s the New 3DS?

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Friday, January 9, 2015

The highly-anticipated portable is keeping the west waiting

The roll-out of the New Nintendo 3DS has been a staggered and confusing one.  It's evidently coming westward soon, but you wouldn't know that if you live in North America. Nintendo of America, rather than put their promotional shoes forward, have been oddly radio silent on the handheld revision. Not since the pre-release of the DSi and DSi XL...

Features: The Highs and Lows of Nintendo in 2014

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Monday, December 22, 2014

We've had some sadness and some gladness this year

For 2013, much of the news revolving around Nintendo looked like "Wii U-this" and "Animal Crossing-that". Well, this past year, the news was "Smash Bros.-this" and "Mario Kart-that". 2014 was doubtlessly an up year for Nintendo. Not only did Nintendo consistently launch the highest quality games around, but we also saw some surprise revelation of...