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News: The Combined 2DS and Pokémon X & Y Launch Was Planned to Provide "Entry-Level Product"

The Combined 2DS and Pokémon X & Y Launch Was Planned to Provide "Entry-Level Product"

Not a quick fix or retreat from 3D visuals in future projects

When the 2DS was revealed it was met, by some at least, with derisive snorts and incredulity. Despite its clear target audience, demonstrated perfectly by its co-ordinated launch with Pokémon X & Y, there was — and still is, probably — a line of argument that said it was a...

News: Custom-made Luigi 2DS Now Up For Auction

Custom-made Luigi 2DS Now Up For Auction

25 percent of proceeds go to Child’s Play

The Luigi-themed 2DS console we reported on - which actually turned out to be nothing more than a convincing custom-made creation by Rose Coloured Gaming - is now up for auction. To take the Year of Luigi out in style, fans can now bid on this exclusive item until 17th November, with 25 percent of the...

News: Limited Edition Luigi 2DS Is A Custom-Made Console, Not An Official Product

Limited Edition Luigi 2DS Is A Custom-Made Console, Not An Official Product

Rose Colored Gaming fools everyone, including us

We are so glad we used the "rumour" tag when we posted that story about a Luigi-themed 2DS console the other day. Although the photos looked utterly convincing and we — like most of the internet — were taken in by the green-and-white system, it transpires that it's not an official product, but a...

News: 2DS Now Available For Less Than £100 In The UK

2DS Now Available For Less Than £100 In The UK

The run up to the holiday season is upon us

The Nintendo 2DS launched less than two weeks ago on the same day as Pokémon X & Y landed on shelves around the world. Retailers in the UK set the price at £109.99 but with Christmas fast approaching several of them have made the move to knock a whole ten pounds off to get the console under that...

News: Repairing a 2DS Screen Costs $65 Plus Shipping in North America

Repairing a 2DS Screen Costs $65 Plus Shipping in North America

That's half a new 2DS

The 2DS, as its design suggests, is a tough little unit designed to survive the rigours of clumsy young hands — as we put it in our Nintendo 2DS review, "this thing can take a hit". Of course, it's not indestructible, and even without the break-ready 3DS hinge and regardless of its tough plastic back, it still has two...

News: Get a 2DS + Animal Crossing: New Leaf for £129.99 at Nintendo UK Store

Get a 2DS + Animal Crossing: New Leaf for £129.99 at Nintendo UK Store

Not a bad price to indebt your life to a raccoon

Should you happen to be in the market for a brand new 2DS and a copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, then just sidle on into the inconspicuous tent the Nintendo UK store has set up in the town plaza. The online store is currently offering a 2DS of either colour paired up with New Leaf for £129.99, a...

Weirdness: Uh-Oh, That Guy Who Likes To Microwave Things Got His Hands On A 2DS

Uh-Oh, That Guy Who Likes To Microwave Things Got His Hands On A 2DS

Confirms the "single screen" theory in the most brutal way possible

YouTube user dOvetastic likes to microwave consumer products for his own twisted entertainment, and films the results so the wider world can share in his rather disturbing pastime. You might recall his previous videos featuring a 3DS XL and Wii U. He's managed to secure a brand new...

Parent Trap: Nintendo 2DS Family Stress Test

Nintendo 2DS Family Stress Test

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson takes a look at the 2DS

With the 2DS fast approaching I've had some hands on time with the device. Rather than waxing lyrical over the perfectly crafted design (or indeed bemoaning the cheese-like profile) I wanted to put the console to the test in a real family setting. So I set-up another of my time-lapse battery...

News: We Opened Up The Nintendo 2DS And Found A 1300mAh Battery Inside

We Opened Up The Nintendo 2DS And Found A 1300mAh Battery Inside

Same as the original 3DS model

We've been spending a lot of quality time with Nintendo's new 2DS console, and one of the first questions people have about the machine is how the battery life shapes up when compared to the 3DS and 3DS XL. Family Gamer's Andy Robertson will be answering that question in more detail as part of his Parent Trap blog on...

Feature: Five Reasons Why The 2DS Will Be The Biggest Selling Handheld This Christmas

Five Reasons Why The 2DS Will Be The Biggest Selling Handheld This Christmas

Forget the jokes, we think Nintendo has a hit on its hands

When Nintendo announced the 2DS a short time ago, the internet was almost united in its level of befuddlement. Why remove the one thing the original system was sold on: its ability to display 3D images without the need for special glasses? It seemed like a backwards step for Nintendo and...

Hardware Review: Nintendo 2DS

Nintendo 2DS

We spend some time with the newest member of the 3DS family

When the 3DS first launched and showed the world exactly how incredible glasses-free 3D gaming could be, it was quickly dismissed by many as a gimmick and a dying fad. Now, almost three years and 30 million shipped units later, the 3DS is one of the strongest consoles on the market, and...

News: Junichi Masuda Confirms That the Pokémon X & Y Overworld is 2D Only

Junichi Masuda Confirms That the Pokémon X & Y Overworld is 2D Only

"We really wanted to make the overworld as beautiful as possible"

There has been some online chatter over the past 24 hours suggesting that the overworld in Pokémon X & Y is 2D only, naturally leading to some disappointment amongst all of the hype around the title. Speaking to Digital Spy, director Junichi Masuda confirmed that to be the case,...

News: Without iOS Support Nintendo "Doesn’t Reach Today’s Kids" Says Apple Advocate John Gruber

Without iOS Support Nintendo "Doesn’t Reach Today’s Kids" Says Apple Advocate John Gruber

Tech Bloggers Go To War Over Nintendo's Future

The unexpected announcement of the 2DS has led to some rather interesting opinion pieces appearing online, many of which actually defend Nintendo's move and see the cut-price console for what it truly is: an entry-level proposition that is sure to find its way under many Christmas trees this holiday...

Rumour: Nintendo Renaming The 3DS Page On Facebook

Nintendo Renaming The 3DS Page On Facebook

"Nintendo Handheld Gaming" looks set to replace it on 19th September

Nintendo is renaming the Nintendo 3DS Facebook page, according to an email sent from the social network to a selection of people who like the page. When Facebook pages change their names, an email is sent out by the social network to inform people of the change. Nintendo hasn't...