The New 3DS: Unnecessary or Essential

Nintendo’s announcement of the New 3DS has caused cheers and complaints, but above all, confusion. Is this a new system or just a slight upgrade? The most obvious addition to the New 3DS is a bunch of buttons: two triggers and a second analog stick have been added. Perhaps the most underwhelming feature of the 3DS… Read more »


Gamer’s Fascination With Console Colors

Though we often discuss the differences between game-consoles—why Microsoft added this, why Sony added that—one aspect remains the same across the board. The PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U are all black. If a variation is released, the best we can expect is usually white. In the past, designers haven’t been as strict. The… Read more »


New Bravely Second Trailer

After the success of the 3DS-exclusive RPG, Bravely Default, Square Enix has been hard at work on the game’s sequel: Bravely Second. During the Japanese Nintendo Direct this morning, a new trailer for the game was unveiled.


Xenoblade Chronicles Coming to the ‘New 3DS’

With the increased processing power and additional buttons present on Nintendo’s recently announced new line of 3DS systems, the ‘New 3DS’ and ‘New 3DS XL,’ there will come a day when quite a choice selection of games will be released that will not be compatible with any of the currently available models. However, with the… Read more »


Nintendo Announces ‘New 3DS’ and ‘New 3DS XL’

Two brand-new 3DS models were revealed today by Iwata during Nintendo’s Japanese Direct.  The simply titled, ‘New 3DS’ and ‘New 3DS XL’ will launch in Japan on October 11 for the price of ¥16,000  (around $150) and ¥18,800 (around $180) respectively. Bigger screens, lengthened battery-life, added buttons and improved 3D effect are just some of the new… Read more »


Super Smash Bros. Soundtrack Coming to Club Nintendo

As part of the slew of Nintendo news this morning, it was also announced that the official soundtrack for Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U will be available as a physical reward through Club Nintendo upon registering both the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game.


Shulk Confirmed for Super Smash Bros

After the recent leaks for Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U and their subsequent removal, one of the characters featured in the leaked roster line-up has officially been confirmed: Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles will be joining the fight.


Plants vs Zombies – Mutton Chop Game Critiques

Mutton Chop Game Critiques is a show where I look at video games past and and present and grade them as academically as possible based on the narrative, the aesthetics, the gameplay, and how the game make one feel through those three aspects combined. This week, I’m looking at Plants vs Zombies!

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Buy Azure Striker: Gunvolt, Get Mighty Gunvolt for Free

Inti Creates and Keiji Inafune’s Azure Striker: Gunvolt is coming to the eShop this Friday for the Nintendo 3DS. Anyone that purchases the game within the first three months of its initial release will recieve a code to redeem Mighty Gunvolt for free. Watch the trailer after the jump.