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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...

News: Nintendo Set To End Production of the Wii

Nintendo Set To End Production of the Wii

Wii don't want to hear any more

Update: Nintendo of Europe has provided a statement to Eurogamer regarding this news. Yes, NCL did update their website on 29th August with a small notice to state that Wii hardware production will stop in the near future. This specific message was referring to the Japanese market. No specific time frame has been...

News: China Removes Game Console Ban

China Removes Game Console Ban

There is a catch or two

Earlier this year we reported that China was considering a removal of its ban on video game consoles; it was a rule that was bypassed by TV plug and play systems, including a Nintendo offering called iQue which included Nintendo 64 games. Modern systems with separately sold retail games were, however, out of bounds. As part...

Out Now: Pokémon X & Y 3DS XL Models Arrive in North America and PAL Regions

Pokémon X & Y 3DS XL Models Arrive in North America and PAL Regions

Gotta collect 'em all

With the arrival of Pokémon X & Y now just two weeks away, at the time of writing, it's perhaps worth a reminder that new 3DS XL hardware has been released to celebrate the titles. The pictured systems hit stores on 27th September in North America and PAL regions, priced $199.99 U.S. / £179.99 / €199.99. As the...

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: Wii U Family Hardware Bundles Revealed in Japan

Wii U Family Hardware Bundles Revealed in Japan

Mario, partying, fitness and karaoke all in one box

When it comes to the Wii U, Nintendo is undoubtedly working hard to line-up offers and deals to make an impression on the market. We've recently seen a special bundle for The Wind Waker HD in North America — which is also coming to Europe — and more bundles are rumoured, such as one featuring...

News: Shin'en: If Developers Can't Make Great Looking Games On Wii U, It's Their Own Fault

Shin'en: If Developers Can't Make Great Looking Games On Wii U, It's Their Own Fault

A bad workman blames his tools

Let's be honest — the Wii U is going to be left in third place in technical terms when the PS4 and Xbox One release later this year. Nintendo's system simply isn't as powerful as Microsoft and Sony's machines, so it's reasonable to expect something of a graphical disparity between the platforms — just as was the...

Rumour: Wii U New Super Mario Bros. and New Super Luigi U Hardware Bundle Sighted

Wii U New Super Mario Bros. and New Super Luigi U Hardware Bundle Sighted

Wii Fit U listed for November, too

It's Wii U bundle rumour time, everyone! We all like juicy speculation based on retailers either breaking an embargo or making products up, and courtesy of Twitter user Oisin1001 more information on potential Wii U releases has been spilled; both are reportedly from a Smyth's Toys catalogue, which is a retailer...

Hardware Review: Neo Geo X Gold & Mega Pack Volume 1

Neo Geo X Gold & Mega Pack Volume 1

The Rolls Royce of games consoles goes portable

Gamers of a certain age will have fond memories of the Neo Geo, even if they didn't get chance to own one all those years ago. Considering the small number of consoles sold, the system had an incredible influence and impact on the gaming scene in the early '90s. Launched at a time when the 16-bit...

Interview: Exploring The Centre for Computing History - Cambridge

Exploring The Centre for Computing History - Cambridge

Taking a trip down memory lane

One of Cambridge’s best kept secrets is The Centre for Computing History, a museum dedicated to preserving the history of home computers and video game consoles from all eras. Located on a quiet industrial estate only a few miles outside of the historic city centre in East Anglia, England, the museum is not one you...

News: Pokémon X & Y 3DS XL Systems Hit the West on 27th September

Pokémon X & Y 3DS XL Systems Hit the West on 27th September

In red and blue varieties

Update: Nintendo of Europe has confirmed what we suspected in the article below — these limited edition systems will not be bundled with copies of Pokémon X & Y. [tweet https://twitter.com/NintendoEurope/status/375240477559508992] Original Article: During today's Pokémon Direct broadcast, Satoru Iwata spilled...

Review: Disney Infinity Figurines

Disney Infinity Figurines

Beyond Infinity, into your home

To fully grasp the concept behind Disney Infinity, it’s important to understand that the whole game uses a meta concept in which things in-game also must exist in real life. Without delving too deep into theories or abstractions, the simplest way to put it is by saying that everything is a toy. Whether it’s the...

News: Nintendo Confirms Wii U "Price Reduction Initiative" in Europe from 4th October

Nintendo Confirms Wii U "Price Reduction Initiative" in Europe from 4th October

Limited edition LEGO City Undercover Premium Pack also confirmed

Yesterday brought the news that Nintendo of America is applying a formal $50 price cut to the 32GB Wii U model, beginning on 20th September alongside the launch of a limited edition Wind Waker HD bundle. The price cut will apply to standard bundles, also, but while Nintendo of Europe...

News: Nintendo 2DS is Actually Made With Just One Screen

Nintendo 2DS is Actually Made With Just One Screen

An interesting innovation

Earlier today Nintendo formally announced the 2DS, which is essentially a 3DS that doesn't show images in 3D. Interestingly, it does not feature the typical clamshell design we're all used to and it turns out that would have been pretty tough to accomplish, as the 2DS is in fact made up of just one screen — the...

News: 3D Gaming is Very Much A Part of Nintendo's Future Plans

3D Gaming is Very Much A Part of Nintendo's Future Plans

"We don't want to walk away from that at all"

If you haven't heard, Nintendo has announced the latest addition to its handheld family, the 2DS. Many people are wondering what this means for the 3D feature incorporated into the 3DS and 3DS XL and Nintendo has been quick to point out it is still very much a part of its future plans. In an interview...

News: Nintendo Confirms Limited Edition Wii U Bundle For The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

Nintendo Confirms Limited Edition Wii U Bundle For The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

Download release comes early on 20th September

Update: Nintendo UK has confirmed an equivalent bundle, though it is dated for 4th October, rather than the advance 20th September date in North America. A limited edition boxed version of the game will also be available which will include a Ganondorf figurine and a double-sided title sheet. The...

News: Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D

Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D

$129.99 price, launches in October

Update: GAME has rather quickly revealed its UK pricing for the 3DS, detailed below. It has a price of £109.99 and includes a 4GB SD card, as well as a charger — the 3DS XL does not include a charger in Europe. Original article: Well, that was unexpected. Nintendo has just revealed the latest addition to...