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December 28, 2010

GameStop Accepting 3DS Pre-Orders 3DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 4:51 pm PST
Total comments: 14 Source: http://ds.ign.com/articles/114/1142037p1.html, NeoGAF

Nintendo's 3D handheld can now be reserved at stores nationwide.

Video game retailer GameStop has started accepting pre-orders for the 3DS, according to several retailer reports.

The pre-orders started on December 26, the day after Christmas. Players that decide to reserve the system will have to put down $50 minimum (though sources at NeoGAF state that the minimum is $25 in some stores).

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January 3DS Event Line-Up Unveiled 3DSWii

by Pedro Hernandez - 4:48 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: (andriasang.com), http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/12/28/3ds_de...

Kid Icarus: Uprising, Resident Evil Revelations, and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D headline the playable demos.

Nintendo has revealed the line-up of 3DS games that will be available at their Nintendo World 2011 3DS demo event.

Taking place from January 8 to January 10 at the Makuhari Messe Convention Center in Japan, this event marks the first time the 3DS will be presented towards the general gaming public.

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Nintendo 3DS Potentially Hazardous for Children 3DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 2:08 pm PST
Total comments: 14 Source: (Kotaku), http://kotaku.com/5719485/nintendos-3ds-warning-fo...

Prolongued 3D play might affect vision in young children.

Nintendo advised that children under the age of 6 shouldn't play the 3DS using its 3D settings as they confirmed the lineup of games for Nintendo World 2011, an event in Japan from January 8 to 10 where the 3DS will be playable by the public for the first time.

Since 3D causes more eye strain and... Read more...

December 27, 2010

This Week in Nintendo Downloads WiiDS

by James Jones - 1:56 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: (Press Release)

Karnov is here to hurt people.

It's the last Nintendo Downloads of 2010, and the year is going out with a bang. This week we have two WiiWare releases, one WiiWare Demo, two NEO-GEO Virtual Console releases, and three DSiWare releases.

The first WiiWare title is chick chick BOOM, which turns the statement about ending the year... Read more...

Pokémon Black and White Release Date Announced DS

by Matthew Blundon - 7:32 am PST
Total comments: 18 Source: (Press Release)

A new generation of Pokémon arrives in North America this March. 

Pokémon Black and Pokémon White are coming to DS in North America on March 6, 2011.

The pair of games feature more than 150 new Pokemon as well as a brand new area known as the Unova region, which is based off of New York City, to explore. Each game has their own unique legendary Pokémon to obtain as well as unique areas to explore.

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December 24, 2010

Super Meat Boy WiiWare Cancelled Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 3:02 pm PST
Total comments: 82 Source: (Team Meat Twitter), http://twitter.com/SuperMeatBoy/status/18065209377...

Retail version of the title not likely either. Update: Cancellation due to size limit on WiiWare.

Super Meat Boy developers Team Meat have announced on their Twitter page that the WiiWare version of their title, the first platform for which the game was announced, has been cancelled. The game has seen many delays due to WiiWare's size restrictions, forcing the team to move the game to Xbox Live Arcade and PC where it has received critical success.

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Viacom Sells Harmonix to Privately Owned Company

by Neal Ronaghan - 2:40 pm PST
Total comments: 9 Source: (Press Release), )

The Rock Band developers will continue to support Rock Band 3 and are working on "some unannounced projects."

The entertainment giant Viacom sold Harmonix, the developers of Rock Band and Dance Central, to Harmonix-SBE Holdings, which is owned by Columbus Nova, an investment firm that manages more than $10 billion of assets.

Harmonix, which was bought by Viacom in 2006, will go back to being an independent... Read more...

Retro City Rampage Delayed Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 1:09 pm PST
Total comments: 14

Game will launch on XBLA next summer, with the WiiWare version following in the fall.

Originally expected to release near the end of this year, Retro City Rampage has been delayed on WiiWare until fall 2011. The Retro City Rampage developers announced that the game is also coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade first, in summer 2011, and will include additional HD and Xbox LIVE content.

Unlike... Read more...

December 23, 2010

3DS Event Ticket Contest for Club Nintendo Europe Members and ONM UK Readers

by Karlie Yeung - 2:56 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/article...., (ONM UK)

Europeans can win the chance to play the handheld next month at the preview event.

Official Nintendo Magazine have announced a contest for two readers to win the chance to attend the Nintendo 3DS preview event in Amsterdam on January 19 for hands-on time with the console. Entrants must submit a review of 400 words or less for any Nintendo game released in 2010.

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December 22, 2010

Everything is coming to 3DS RumorWii

by Nathan Mustafa - 2:30 pm PST
Source: http://gamekyo.com/newsfr38991_n-dream-un-golden-s...

The next Golden Sun, No More Heroes, and Castlevania could be on the 3DS.

With the Japanese gaming market being dominated by handhelds, it comes as no surprise that rumors of sequels to major franchises, previously portable or not, will be coming to the 3DS.

This newest batch of rumors includes the possible release of a new Golden Sun, a 3D Castlevania, and an entry in the No More Heroes series.

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