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News: Officially Licensed 3DS Headset Revealed, Priced and Dated

Officially Licensed 3DS Headset Revealed, Priced and Dated

Chat and tunes in one set

It didn't take long for the Nintendo DS to get an official chat headset, and now the 3DS is getting its own add-on later this year. PowerA's take on the cans features an in-line remote for controlling your music, with play/pause, previous track and next track commands accessed with a single click. It also allows voice chat...

News: Nintendo UK Calls Circle Pad Expansion "Slider Pad"

Nintendo UK Calls Circle Pad Expansion "Slider Pad"

Is this the official name?

The announcement of a release date for Resident Evil Revelations came with a small nugget of interesting news: the first time a western branch of Nintendo has mentioned the upcoming Circle Pad expansion in a press release. The official release mentions the attachment in passing, saying: The game is also compatible with the new slider pad, a second circle pad with two..

News: Extend 3DS Battery Life with CTA's Deluxe Power Grip

Extend 3DS Battery Life with CTA's Deluxe Power Grip

Fully charged

The 3DS battery life has arguably received just as much discussion as its games line-up, and there have been plenty of peripheral companies trying to solve that problem with add-ons. CTA Digital is the latest, launching its Deluxe Power Grip to combat the issue. The grip includes a rechargeable battery that, according to CTA,...

News: Activision Comes Out in Support of Circle Pad Expansion

Activision Comes Out in Support of Circle Pad Expansion

Some positive press for the peripheral

The 3DS 'circle pad expansion', due for release in Japan before the end of the year, has been a source of serious debate amongst Nintendo gamers. Amidst discussions about topics ranging from the aesthetic appeal of the add-on, to its compatibility with games and its requirement of one AAA battery for power, the...

Talking Point: The Second Circle Pad and the 3DS Evolution

The Second Circle Pad and the 3DS Evolution

What next for the 3DS?

Another week, another major 3DS announcement. That may be an exaggeration, but it is nevertheless true that the 3DS has had a busy first six months in the market. Since the device launched we’ve already heard about disappointing sales, a number of delayed 3DS titles from third party developers, Nintendo’s decision to...

News: Analogue Stick Add-On for 3DS Revealed

Analogue Stick Add-On for 3DS Revealed

First look inside

Update: A Nintendo UK representative has confirmed the device is real, saying: We can confirm that Nintendo does plan to release the attachment but that any further announcements on the attachment will be made at some later time by Nintendo. The rumours of a second analogue stick add-on for Nintendo 3DS continue to strengthen,...

News: PDP Returns to Combat with Wii Modern Warfare Headset

PDP Returns to Combat with Wii Modern Warfare Headset

Head bang again

Last year's release of Call of Duty: Black Ops came with a nice surprise: support for the new PDP Headbanger headset for online play, a notable improvement over Wii Speak's use in previous online games. PDP and Activision obviously both believe they were onto a good thing, as the headset will be making a return for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in November. From the information..

Feature: Wii Controllers - What Could Have Been

Wii Controllers - What Could Have Been

Wii never knew...

Part of our mission at Nintendo Life is to highlight parts of the gaming world that were previously unknown. To that end, our experienced researchers have been rooting around the archives of Wii history and discovered the original patent application for the Wii Remote. Reading patent documentation isn’t the most stimulating of activities, but we’ve completed this arduous task..

News: Inflatable Wii Karts Finally Blow Up In Europe

Inflatable Wii Karts Finally Blow Up In Europe

What you've been missing!

Oh, Nintendo. When you created the Wii Remote and wowed us with its universal applications — a tennis racquet! A chopping knife! A fishing rod! — did you have any idea you'd just opened the Pandora's Box of appalling accessories? In the years Wii has been on the market we've seen exercise bikes, lightsaber holsters and more, but one of the most notorious is the..

News: These Handmade 3DS Cases are Awesome

These Handmade 3DS Cases are Awesome

Score money off inside

Etsy is a haven for talented creative folk with a love of video games, with dozens of Nintendo crafts, toys and trinkets available. The latest motherlode of Nintendo-related goodness comes from crafty New Zealander Ki and his handmade 3DS cases. The cases come swathed in designs ranging from a cheery Shigeru Miyamoto to a...

News: Boost Your 3DS Battery with Hyperkin's Powerplus

Boost Your 3DS Battery with Hyperkin's Powerplus

Squeeze more juice

The 3DS's battery life isn't the best around, but Hyperkin's newest accessory will keep the power light at the end of the tunnel on a little longer. The 3DS Powerplus is a rechargeable 1800mAH battery pack that nearly doubles the console's battery life, slotting onto the console and charging via USB, and is available now for...

News: Hideous Yellow Glasses Reduce 3DS Fatigue, Apparently

Hideous Yellow Glasses Reduce 3DS Fatigue, Apparently

But make you uglier in the process

We've all read — and most likely ignored — the many safety warnings that come with the 3DS, but if you're suffering from headaches or eye strain from using your device you may want to check out these phenomenally tasteful new glasses from Newbie Gaming. The special yellow lenses contained in the ClearOptix glasses supposedly prevent headaches and vision..

News: Hands-On: Snakebyte 3DS Starter Pack

Hands-On: Snakebyte 3DS Starter Pack

Something to get your teeth into

There's a stack of 3DS accessories eager to take your money, and manufacturer Snakebyte has put together a Starter Pack that contains almost everything you'll need to get started with your shiny new machine. The pack costs €19.99 and contains: Premium synthetic leather-pouch for the 3DS, three gaming modules as...

News: Hands-On: Hori 3DS Compact Pouch

Hands-On: Hori 3DS Compact Pouch

Always carry protection around with you

When it comes to video game carrying cases, few companies consistently roll out products as high in quality as Hori. Not only are their DS and PSP cases favourites among gamers looking for something sturdy and protective to carry their favourite portable game system around in, but their cases are also generally very affordable as well. It's just a shame that..

News: Playboy Slip Cases Looking to Sexy Up Nintendo Handhelds

Playboy Slip Cases Looking to Sexy Up Nintendo Handhelds

We wonder how many of these can be found inside the mansion

We'll soon be seeing plenty of rabbits on the upcoming 3DS ― the crazy ones anyways ― but by way of iMP, supplier of video gaming accessories, we'll also be seeing bunnies of the sexier kind in the form of limited edition handheld cases. Officially licensed Playboy slip cases for the DS Lite, DSi and 3DS have been announced by iMP, and..

News: This Zelda GameCube Controller is Awesome in an Ugly Way

This Zelda GameCube Controller is Awesome in an Ugly Way

An acquired taste

Way back when Nintendo was putting the finishing touches to Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on GameCube, there were plans for a limited edition controller to accompany the little box's swansong. While the pad never hit the shelves, photos of its prototype design and packaging have hit the net for your eyes to behold. Coming from custom controller specialists Nubytech – the..