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New 3DS XL TV Ad from Nintendo Fails Hard At Marketing New Device to Anybody

Some of us more so than others are looking forward to the release of the Nintendo New 3DS XL. But this latest advertisement had us scratching our heads for a second. What you’re looking at above is a freeze frame shown on-screen for literally microseconds after a visual of the new console is shown paired with a great nostalgic arrangement of sounds.

We got nothing new here, and the actual information you see in the screen above was pretty much impossible to clearly notice if you’re just a passing consumer. This is another example of Nintendo wasting money on advertising that’s not going to get mainstream consumers educated nor interested in this device. Leave it to the YouTube community they are aggressively attacking or sites like RealGamerNewz which they give a cold shoulder to despite our love for their games I suppose…

I’ve heard Nintendo of America is simply bad at advertising, but it appears to me more like they wish to trick overly eager consumers out of their money instead of earning early adopters like myself the right way through disclosing great features and details about the device.

Perhaps Nintendo just made this video so you’d hit rewind a thousand times and earn them ad revenue? Another day another dollar! On with the show mates!

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate are both being released for the existing Nintendo 3DS and will be compatible with the New 3DS device as well. Majora’s Mask will be in a remastered state for both the Nintendo 3DS and the New 3DS. Don’t let this ad confuse you to otherwise.

However, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will be exclusive to the New 3DS hardware family and is the port of an existing game from Nintendo Wii days. It is expected that Nintendo will release much more Gameboy Advance, N64, and Wii software to the New 3DS hardware (and assumedly the Wii U as well), eventually. It is also expected that with the New 3DS Nintendo will begin to allow the release of more indie, free-to-play, and/or cheap digital games. How far this will go or if Nintendo will stay committed to these plans remains to be seen though, and unclear ads like this certainly were not helpful to mainstream audiences, gamers, or anybody really… and if it weren’t for DVR / Tivo / YouTube then we wouldn’t even know this freeze frame existed in this extremely brief, paid for TV ad Nintendo just spent their hard earned cash on.

Keep it locked to RealGamerNewz for real hands-on impressions of the Nintendo New 3DS XL from a consumer’s point of view and without bias. We look forward to comparing notes to gamers out there who are looking to be early adopters for this hardware and will work to provide Reviews as well as News on this emerging platform as well as continue our existing 3DS coverage lineup.

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Nintendo Discontinues 3DS in Favor of Upcoming #New3DS , Wildly Popular 3DS XL , and Budget Model 2DS

Reports that have since been confirmed by Gamestop reps have come in that retailers are no longer listing stock for brand new models of the traditional Nintendo 3DS. These are well known to many YouTubers as the easiest 3DS handheld systems to get modded with built-in capture devices for creating great gameplay videos and livestreams. Now, that type of setup will be even more rare it seems, at least for the time being. Nintendo will not be updating stock with further shipments of the original 3DS model to retailers and instead will focus on rolling out the New3DS as well as selling off the remaining 3DS XL units while they are still popular, keeping 2DS alive for now so anybody low on cash can still jump into this great platform’s fun library. Those who demand a 3DS before this is all said and done, there is always the used market – better get online and buy one before this news spreads far and wide since Nintendo hardware doesn’t seem to drop in value too much these days.

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iRGN Episodic Content DLC #4

  • Halo 2 Anniversary for Xbox ONE?, Halo 5 delayed
  • Nintendo Developing for Phones, Apps and Possibly Games
  • How will PlayStation Now change gaming? Will Microsoft and Nintendo create something similar?
  • XBL Gold Subscription required for MMO’s On Xbox
  • Xbox ONE TitanFall edition apparently does not have disc tray
  • Certain Japanese games becoming a laughing stock?
  • BioShock Infinite Season Pass a let down?
  • Should you get 2DS, 3DS, or 3DS XL?
  • The Four Swords Zelda Offering

Check out the Past iRGN Podcasts Here:

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Unboxing – 3DS XL Zelda A Link Between Worlds Edition [HD 1080P Video]

MrBrodo unboxes the 3DS XL – The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Limited Edition) bundle for everyone out there who hasn’t had the chance to pick one up yet in the following Full 1080P High Definition video.

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Nintendo 3DS Update Information and First Impressions

Yesterday, December 10th, 2013, Nintendo released the newest Nintendo 3DS firmware update. This update adds Nintendo Network and Miiverse support from the Nintendo Wii U to 3DS. This will enable a Nintendo 3DS owner to merge their Nintendo 3DS account information with the WiiU’s as well as make Miiverse posts that include screenshots of game play (on either screen). It will trigger automatically when you enter a zone of Internet or WiFi if you have the previous update before it, or if you haven`t updated in the last three months, you can access it via System Settings.

However, this update changes the Nintendo 3DS Store to require the user to sign into Nintendo Network either way, so if you don’t currently own a Wii U, you will be making a Nintendo Network account, which can be used if you purchase a Wii U.

This update as well allows users to move their content from Nintendo 3DS to another an unlimited amount of times, but only once per seven days. This makes those who upgrade from a previous Nintendo 3DS model to potentially a 3DS XL much easier than the process was before. Another small addition to this update is changing of the button command on the 3DS camera from either L or R to having to press both buttons simultaneously (a nice addition, in my honest opinion).

Upon installation of the update, you will see the new Miiverse icon next to the Internet Browser icon. Upon entering you will be asked to link your Miiverse account, which will move you to 3DS settings and ask you if you want to link your own Nintendo Network ID or create a new ID. This process will run you through the explanation of what the linking process does. It will explain how it merges the information of your past purchases, account balances and credit card info. This update disallows users from shopping from any Nintendo E-Shop that is not their region by voiding any balance that is not in local currency. You will also be explained how the 3DS System Link works and how your Club Nintendo account can be also linked, if you have one. As well, when you enter the 3DS Store, you will sign into Nintendo Network manually, but are offered to save your password.

First Impressions: With the addition of the Nintendo Network support, I now don`t have to manually add information after I upgraded from the original model to a XL model, which sped up setup. The Miiverse allows for a screenshot of either screen which I already put to work last night as I shared a photo from Zelda, and the process is not difficult, functioning very similarly to the Wii U`s rendition which I am glad to see.  As well the small addition of the new camera command nulls the annoying issue of tapping the shoulder button accidentally on the menu and being moved into the camera when you didn`t want to. Overall, the overhaul of the Shop system is what Nintendo needed to do, as the non-linked status, unlike Sony who with the PSP before it and the Vita now having links with PSN, made the systems feel unrelated.

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Mario and Luigi: Dream Team 3DS XL Bundle Revealed by Nintendo

Nintendo’s new 3DS XL bundle comes with a special edition 3DS XL showing Mario and Luigi on the handheld system as well as Mario & Luigi: Dream Team pre-installed on the system. The price for this in the United States is $199.99 and Nintendo is calling today the “Cyber Monday of Luigi” as it has become available today. Happy Gaming folks, stay safe this holiday season and enjoy whatever you’re playing!

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Orange X Black 3DS XL Hitting Japan November 2013

Nintendo has revealed that this November 2013 Japan will see two new 3DS XL models release at 19,900 Yen (roughly just over $200 American USD). Either bundle comes with a 4GB Memory Card, a carrying sleeve, and a power outlet plug for the device to combat insufficient battery life for long gameplay hours particularly in the platform’s many well-received role playing games.

The Orange X Black and Turquoise X Black 3DS XL bundles pictured above and below come on the heels of Nintendo’s Pokemon X & Y Limited Edition 3DS XL bundles in the United States as well as the future-looking announcement of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Limited Edition 3DS XL and Luigi Special Edition bundles.

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Project X Zone Review

Project X Zone is developed by two companies Banpresto and Monolith Soft. While both developers are Japanese companies that have a good track record for games, Monolith Soft has been working on games such as the very awesome Xenoblade Chronicles and Chrono Cross. Project X Zone is published by Namco Bandi Games, they have a long track record of publishing awesome games that have come up under their name on it such as Dark Souls, Ni No Kuni, Soulcalibur V, Ace combat: Assault Horizon, and the upcoming Super Smash Bros on Wii U as well as the Nintendo 3DS.

When told I was going to be playing Project X Zone I was super pumped. I had seen things about this game at E3 2013, still having no clue what the game was like in my own hands until I got my code for it, put it into my Nintendo 3DS XL, and booted it up for the first time. I was blown away by this game. First off this game is very Japanese, just by the way that everything is subtitled and the characters are all speaking Japanese, and the art direction also follows suit.

Project X Zone has a story following the theft of the ‘Portalstone’. The Portalstone is a stone that has been protected over the ages and Project X Zone’s plot follows detective Konoro Tenzai to locate the stone. From there the story twists and turns and I found it really hard to follow, but that wasn’t a problem because you are looking at a very long story to play through which is good. You’re going to get a lot of bang for your buck with Project X Zone, there is at least 40+ hours of game to play through.

The gameplay in Project X Zone is very awesome. Players have, on one side, a top down RPG with grid movements that is turn based with so many variations to it. Then there’s the best battle system I’ve seen in a game for a long time. When you go into attacking someone you get a 2D mixed with 3D type of fight scene reminiscent of Street Fighter. You will either be attacking solo or you will have a pair of two characters. You also will have cross-hit and support-hit where you can have nearby allies join in the fight and give you some support during fights which will inflict major damage. In each of the levels you will get the chance to play as several different characters and get items as you play that will become very handy during gameplay.

The controls end up with players usually using the circle pad and buttons on the right hand side. The d pad is rarely used and there is the option to use the bumpers (which are used here and there). Any gamer can pick this game up pretty easily, because it teaches you how to play the game with on-screen directions. When you are in battle it also shows you combos that you can use in-game, they are specific to the character you are using.

Speaking for the characters in this game there’s characters from franchises like Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Tekken, Devil May Cry, Valkyria Chronicles, Tales of Vesperia, Dead Rising, God Eater, and Mega Man. The graphics in the game are ‘pixelated’ 3D models in the RPG mode and there is really good art when you are in the fighting mode. This game is going to have a very high replay-ability. Handheld gamers will be able to come back to Project X Zone over and over again.

Final Verdict: Project X Zone is an extremely enjoyable mix between fighting and role playing from Monolith Soft and Banpresto presented by Namco Bandai Games packed full of Sega, Capcom, and Namco Bandai’s characters and earns a 9.6 out of 10 from RealGamerNewz. It’s one of the best 3DS games played to this point and one of the best games played in 2013. We recommend that if you have Nintendo 3DS, you need to pick this game up and enjoy it now.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 9.6 / 10

RGN Rating: Platinum Game

Available On: Nintendo 3DS

Developer: Banpresto + Monolith Soft / Publisher: Namco Bandai Games

Played On: Nintendo 3DS XL

Review Copy Info: A digital voucher for this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for purposes of this review.

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