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Rumour: We May See a New Nintendo Console at E3

We May See a New Nintendo Console at E3

Sources say Nintendo set to announce new home console

Well it seems that our little hint about a new console possibly coming from Nintendo in our recent article about the Wii price cut might be coming true after all. Game Informer has just let loose with what could be the biggest E3 rumour to date: according to multiple sources, Nintendo is getting set to announce a brand new HD home console at..

Guides: Upscaling Your Retro Consoles for HDTV Sets

Upscaling Your Retro Consoles for HDTV Sets

The quest for the perfect picture

Getting a pin-sharp, colourful image on a modern gaming console is about as hard as falling off a log. Both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 support HDMI output for true HD gaming, and although the poor old Wii is still stuck in the land of 480p, it’s still capable of kicking out a pretty decent image via component. However, getting the same quality from older..

News: Fils-Aime: Next Home Console Unlikely to be 3D

Fils-Aime: Next Home Console Unlikely to be 3D

Are you bothered?

Nintendo's taken handheld gaming by the ankles and slung it into the 3D pool, so it's long been a question whether the successor to the Wii will also be capable of pumping out 3D visuals too. According to the president of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime, it doesn't look likely. Speaking to CNN, 3DS producer Hideki Konno spoke about Nintendo's efforts in 3D gaming..

News: Nintendo Responds to 3DS Black Screen Error

Nintendo Responds to 3DS Black Screen Error

How widespread is it?

We've heard numerous reports from users suffering a black screen error on their shiny new 3DS consoles that halts any game mid-flow, causing a hard reset. Nintendo has now released a statement on the matter, though it doesn't go into much more detail than the advice displayed on-screen. If anyone is experiencing any problems with their Nintendo 3DS console, we recommend that..

News: 3DS Helps Developers Render Fog Effects Via Its Own Chip

3DS Helps Developers Render Fog Effects Via Its Own Chip

Such a handy handheld

If the 3DS was to be personified, it would surely be a hip youngster helping old ladies cross busy streets. However, when we say old ladies, we mean games developers, and by crossing busy streets, we actually mean render in-game fog effects. Close enough. In D3Publisher's upcoming retro shooter Dream Trigger 3D, there's a level...

News: Japan Selling More 3DS Consoles Than Other Platforms Combined

Japan Selling More 3DS Consoles Than Other Platforms Combined

Last week's figures are in

Following the highly successful Japanese launch of the 3DS, Nintendo's hardware sales have been continually dominant as the handheld stays at the top of the charts after its first full week. According to digital entertainment data tracker Media Create, the 3DS sold 374,764 units during the launch weekend of 26th February, and for the week running 28th February - 6th..

Hardware Review: Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo 3DS

We take Nintendo's 3D portable wonder for a spin

To say that the buzz surrounding the upcoming Nintendo 3DS system is insane would probably be the understatement of the century. The system has garnered an incredible amount of hype and anticipation over the past year since it was announced and now that we've had a hefty dose of playing time on the...

Hands On: Nintendo 3DS Augmented Reality Games

Nintendo 3DS Augmented Reality Games

Taking a reality check

The striking autostereoscopic screen of the Nintendo 3DS might be responsible for the console gaining countless column inches over the past year or so, but here at Nintendo Life we've been equally as impressed with the potential offered up by the external cameras. Augmented Reality isn't anything new - it's been big news in...

News: 3DS Arrives at Nintendo Life

3DS Arrives at Nintendo Life

And we've got the pics to prove it

Well after months of anticipation, the Nintendo 3DS system has finally arrived at Nintendo Life Towers, with more units still on the way. As you can see from the picture at the right, we got the Aqua Blue color, along with Super Street Figher IV 3D Edition and Ridge Racer 3D to go with it. You can also get a look at the AR cards that come with the unit as well..

News: Iwata Talks 3DS Expectations and Wii Successor

Iwata Talks 3DS Expectations and Wii Successor

Both systems sure to have plenty riding on them

With the 3DS having just launched in Japan, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has expressed the company's hopes for the handheld system and the stance Nintendo is taking towards the eventual successor to the Wii. During an interview conducted by Yomiuri Online (as translated by AndriaSang), Iwata hopes that the 3DS userbase will be greater than that of the..

News: Iwata: Monthly 3G Fees Will Decrease the NGP Userbase

Iwata: Monthly 3G Fees Will Decrease the NGP Userbase

We wouldn't want that to happen with the 3DS, would we?

He may think that the 3DS and Sony's Next Generation Portable (NGP) will appeal to different demographics, but intrinsically, the two systems share more in common with each other than the rivals let on. One difference however, is the inclusion of a 3G service on the NGP, and Iwata has shared his thoughts on the possible implications of..

Feature: Nintendo Life 3DS FAQ

Nintendo Life 3DS FAQ

Everything you want to know about Nintendo's new 3DS console

With an absolute barrage of information swarming around as we approach the upcoming release of the Nintendo 3DS system, we thought now might be a good time to sit down and sift through the mess and try to add some answers to the many questions that have been floating around. Rather than...

News: Even in Pieces, the 3DS is a Sexy Piece of Hardware

Even in Pieces, the 3DS is a Sexy Piece of Hardware

Naked sample

You've seen the photos, you might even have held one in your hand, but it's unlikely you've seen a 3DS from the inside. Until now, that is, with Chinese site TGBus exposing the machine's guts for all to see. There aren't too many surprises beneath the machine's hard resin case, with the usual array of buttons, cables and chips, but it's still interesting to see what's held inside the..

News: 3DS Audio Features Aren't Exactly Out of Tune

3DS Audio Features Aren't Exactly Out of Tune

From soundtracks to voice chat, the handheld holds the note pretty well

Don't let the visual side of things take all the limelight with the upcoming 3DS: the aural tricks that the handheld console can play aren't too shabby either. Nintendo of America recently responded to gamers' questions on the wonder machine and the answers were more than interesting. It seems the 3DS allows developers to..

News: There'll be Plenty of 3DS Consoles at Launch, UK

There'll be Plenty of 3DS Consoles at Launch, UK

Nintendo beefing up supply chain

With pre-orders reportedly outpacing the pre-release demand for Wii in 2006, gamers and retailers across the UK might be worried there won't be enough stock after March 25th to keep up with demand. Nintendo doesn't want you to have to ring around stores, refresh websites and chase delivery vans to get your hands on a console: it wants you to stay at home in comfort,..

News: 3DS Too Full of Gadgets to Make a 3DS Lite Possible

3DS Too Full of Gadgets to Make a 3DS Lite Possible

Iwata talks, size matters

Ever since before the 3DS was officially unveiled, gamers claimed they would wait until the so-called "inevitable" revision that has accompanied all Nintendo's portable hardware over the years: you need only look at the number of iterations of the original GameBoy, GameBoy Advance and Nintendo DS consoles to realise the 3DS won't always look as we know it now..

News: Reggie Explains Why Nintendo Stuck With Friend Codes For 3DS

Reggie Explains Why Nintendo Stuck With Friend Codes For 3DS

Easier now for gamers, but is it the most convenient overall method?

Nintendo knows that one area it needs to improve on is its online strategy, and in particular, the online functionality of its range of hardware. With the upcoming 3DS, the company is hoping to improve on several areas that its been lacking in in recent years: one example is a more...