Nintendo will be launching a new portable gaming system in October. It's called the Nintendo 2DS. It's a 3DS without the 3D, and it's shaped like a thin piece of cake. "This is an entry-level handheld gaming system," Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Kotaku earlier this week when we got our hands on the unusual device. THE DETAILS The system is compatible with all 3DS and DS games. Its two screens are the same size as those of the original 3DS, smaller than those on the Nintendo 3DS XL. The 2DS' upper screen will not render graphics in 3D, though the system's two outward-facing cameras will still take photos and video in 3D, saving those files on a memory card so that they can be transferred to hardware that does display stereoscopic 3D imagery. The system launches on October 12 in North America, the same day as the release of the first major next-gen handheld Pokemon games, Pokemon X and Y. Those games will only work on post-DS systems, a line that now includes 3DS, … [Read more...] about Introducing… The Nintendo 2DS. No, That’s Not a Typo.
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Nintendo announced a few new colours for the 2DS XL today. Some were given release dates in the West, but as is becoming custom, the best ones were not. In October, the US is finally getting the white/orange model first shown off in Japan in April: And in November, there’ll be this Pokeball one: Which is fine! But during Japan’s Nintendo Direct, these were shown off: Lovely. And Japan is getting not one but two Pokemon models, the other—again, not shown in the US release—having Pikachu’s face all over the top of it: Yellow handhelds are the best handhelds. Doubly so when they’ve got rosy red cheeks. … [Read more...] about Japan Gets All The Best 2DS Colors
It’s been years since the original 3DS launched. There’s an updated version with better 3D , improved controls, and of course, a wealth of excellent games to play. There’s also a 2DS XL that can do everything its 3D brother can do, aside from 3D. Below, find our 12 favorite games for the 3DS and 2DS. All of these games will play on the original 3DS, the 2DS, and the New 3DS. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you’ll decorate and expand a house, fish and catch bugs, and assume a number of mayoral duties—all while you make a bunch of new, quirky friends. Who knew that a sleepy town of anthropomorphic animals could be so fulfilling? A Good Match For: Self-directed gamers with a strong, child-like sense of wonder and a penchant for creativity. You’re given a house and a whole town to play with, along with charming villagers. What will you do with it all, how will your personality shine? Not a Good Match For: Those who want something fast-paced. This … [Read more...] about The 12 Best Games For 3DS And 2DS
When it comes to the best phone for gaming in 2018, there's more than one answer because you're relying on software compatibility just as much as good hardware and peak performance. As we saw at E3 2018, developers are bringing addictive 2D and console-quality 3D games to mobile handsets. Just look at Fortnite and PUBG Mobile.The best gaming smartphones will not only let you play today's best smartphone games, but they’ll ensure you have the best visuals and performance for years to come. The gaming phones we were carrying around three years ago can't faithfully play top-end mobile games we play today. You need to future-proofing your next phone into the year 2020, not just 2018.Our recommendations factor in the speeds of chipsets, graphics chips, RAM and app ecosystem, the latter being the lead reason Apple's iPhone continues to run away with the prize. It has more games, and more games first, than Android. To that end, we’ve looked over all of the options and … [Read more...] about Best phone for gaming 2018: the top 10 mobile game performers
Update: The LG G7 ThinQ has been officially announced. Read CNET's full review of the LG G7 ThinQ.The Samsung Galaxy S9 may have kicked off 2018's phone season with a bang, but for Android fans, it's just the beginning. In March, Huawei launched its marquee P20 and P20 Pro phones and the Nokia 8 Sirocco wowed us with its sleek looks and clean Android One software. But what about LG? Citing a new shake-up for its mobile rollout strategy, LG didn't stick to its usual schedule this year. The Korean giant skipped out on unveiling the successor to its G6 phone at Mobile World Congress in February, and is opting to instead announce its LG G7 on May 2 in New York and Seoul. This comes at a time when LG is experiencing relatively low flagship sales compared to Apple's iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy line. But even before LG announced its launch events, there have been a handful of rumors circulating about the phone's features, camera and more. Here's a rundown of the confirmed facts and … [Read more...] about LG G7: Rumored specs, price, release date