Nintendo 2DS is for the children ⊟
I thought Nintendo’s messaging and the 2DS’s design was pretty clear — it’s a system targeting kids, or parents buying a handheld for their kids. It solves three of the 3DS’s problems for that audience, right as Pokemon X/Y hits shelves: pricing, worries of 3D damaging eyes, and durability. For the rest of us who don’t care about those problems, we can keep playing our 3DSes and XLs, and wait for the next hardware iteration aimed toward teens and adults.
Here are a few relevant quotes from people who’ve had their hands on the portable, the first coming from Eurogamer:
Oh god why…
Homebrew 3D Portal DS is out ⊟
Aperture Science, a homebrew project adapting Valve’s Portal series for the DS, is now available to download and play with its first public release. As you’ll see in the “test chamber” footage after the break, this is a totally different beast from StillAliveDS, that awesome 2D homebrew game based on the same series.
This new release comes from Lobo and Smealum — you’ll recognize the latter name from his work on the old but impressive Minecraft DS project. The team admits that Aperture Science is “very buggy and incomplete,” but this release should be “mostly playable” and include 14 stages, plus an on-board level editor.
NEW KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 REMIX SCREENS REMIND US SEPTEMBER ISN’T TOO FAR AWAY
These new Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix screenshots are just a cruel reminder that as many folks are heading back to school, Square Enix is releasing what is sure to be a source of countless hours of gameplay.
Oh well, it’d still be early in the year and plenty of time to makeup all the homework you’ll be ignoring to work in “five minutes more.”
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix will be available exclusively for the PS3 on September 10 and will retail for $39.99.
ADVENTURE TIME: EXPLORE THE DUNGEON BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW! BOX ART
The box art for the sequel Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! was revealed today. Since the announcement of this second game I’ve been anxiously awaiting more news on the progression of the game’s development.
Here’s hoping the wait for some gameplay footage isn’t long. Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! is scheduled to release this fall (possibly on Nov 12 according to Amazon)on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PC and Nintendo 3DS. You can pre-order a copy right now on Amazon.
Totally creeper Animal Crossing: New Leaf homes
That box of tissues shows up in every pic… The Iwata one is funnier if you’ve seen this old photo of some dude’s gaming setup. Thee screenshots, by the way, come from Parfait, BGBW, Vinesauce, and Zeer0id.
Just for laughs, I’ve included two subtle but very creeper elements in my own New Leaf home. If you visit my town (use this code once you have the Dream Suite: 4400-2089-2492) and manage to find those two details, let me know, and I might give you a reward. No guarantees that the reward isn’t a sea bass.
Where we’re going, we don’t need official boxart
Because something like this works just fine. Don’t forget that preorders are now open at Amazon for the 3DS sequel to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past!
And don’t forget about these still active deals either:
- Fire Emblem: Awakening - $34.95 (backordered, sidebar link)
- Super Mario 3D Land - $29.99
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - $29.99 (backordered, sidebar link)
- Mario Kart 7 - $29.99
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate - $24.99 (backordered, sidebar link)
2,000+ DC characters in Scribblenauts Unmasked
So Warner Bros. and 5th Cell announced this morning that they’re releasing a DC Comics-themed Scribblenauts game — featuring over 2,000 characters from the DC label — to 3DS, Wii U, and PC this fall.
The people you’d expect are in there: Superman, the Flash, 33 versions of Batman, 130 Green Lantern Corps. members, etc. I was really curious about whether anyone from DC’s Vertigo imprint would make it in the game, and I had a whole post here detailing how Scribblenauts Unmasked would handle those peeps, but I deleted it all because I didn’t want to get anyone in trouble! :oP
So, uh, enjoy this trailer after the break instead: