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3D Printed Game Boys Now?

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Ever wanted an old school style Game Boy that could play games from various old Nintendo consoles?  Somehow manage to either own or have access to a 3D printer?  Well if so, check out this neat tutorial video, where the instructors have managed to make their own Game Boy consoles with just a few Raspberry Pis and some other homebrew style equipment: Either way, it’s pretty impressive.  Possibly worrying for Nintendo too, since they now have to worry about people ‘pirating’ the console hardware as well as the games you run on it.

Jirachi Wish Maker Finally Released in Korea

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And in case you’re wondering while I’m bothering to cover a Pokemon anime movie and its release in the region, just get a load of this. How long do you think it’s been since the film was released anywhere else on the planet? Come on, guess.  Because if you think the delay between our favourite games getting released in Japan and them being released in other regions is kind of long, this takes the cake. Give up?  Okay then.  This movie was released in almost all regions bar Korea in…

Zelda Informer Surveys Zelda Fans; Interesting Results Found!

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It’s a pretty well known fact that the Zelda fanbase is often known to disagree about just about anything in the series, with people arguing all the time about whether this game was better than that one, whether cel shaded graphics or realistic graphics were better or whether the games were better when puzzles consisted of walking through mazes and pushing single blocks. But just a few days ago, the good people at Zelda Informer released a survey for the Zelda fanbase, to see exactly what fans wanted.  And surprisingly, the results aren’t all what you’d expect… First of all, let’s start with the obvious.  I’m not going to repost the data here, because I think Zelda Informer deserves the […]

Oh Hey, Looks like Another Nintendo Ripoff on the App Store!

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This time, it’s a game called… yes, get this… Bird Jesus.  And who exactly does this game (illegally) star? Pidgeot from the Pokemon series of course!  And while the description of ‘Bird Jesus’ may or may not be particularly accurate when applied to this beloved Pokemon, it still doesn’t hide that the app itself is illegal and stealing a character from a Nintendo game in its desperate attempt to make money as a shoddy Flappy Bird knockoff. So yeah, guess they can expect to see a cease and desist order from Nintendo or the Pokemon Company soon enough.   Good riddance.

Why I love the idea of Splatoon

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Yeah, it’s been said a million times by now.  Splatoon is a first person shooter game revealed by Nintendo at this year’s E3.  It involves players controlling humanoid squids that shoot ink at each other in an attempt at controlling the most terroritory in the level. But even so, there’s something I really like about this game.  Something which has absolutely nothing to do with the genre, story, characters or anything else.  Do you know what that is? The fact that unlike in other Nintendo games in recent years, they actually bothered to create a new IP when they had a new idea. Cause that’s what Nintendo have been getting wrong for years.  They take all these new ideas (many […]

Why Mario Party 10 Looks Fantastic

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Lately with the E3 hype dying down, I’ve noticed there hasn’t really been much said about Mario Party 10 for the Wii U.  Oh sure, Mario Party Legacy and a couple of other fan sites about the series (some of which we here at Nintendo 3DS Daily endorse as affiliates) hyped the hell out of it.  But that’s their job (so to speak), and the coverage about the game from other, more mainstream news outlets has honestly been kind of non existent to mediocre. But I actually think Mario Party 10 looks great.  Why?  Because practically speaking, Mario Party is THE series the Wii U was made for. It’s true.  Whenever I think ‘asymmetric multiplayer’, I think Mario Party. I […]

Mario Maker; Five Things It Needs to be a Truly Great Level Editor

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Just a few days ago at E3, Mario Maker was announced.  The first official level editing tool by Nintendo, it aimed to let Mario fans build their own levels, sort of in the same way as all those PC editors you could get for fan games and ROM hacks.   But while people did rejoice about the concept, the features… were not the best.  So here are five things Mario Maker really needs in order to be great, in order to make this a tool worth paying a decent price for… 1. Custom Graphics/Tiles And before you say ‘when has Nintendo ever allowed that in their games’, well, remember this: They already let you draw your own stuff from WarioWare DIY’s […]

Nintendo’s 2014 E3 Digital Event; My Thoughts

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More detailed information about each game announced will come later (in the form of individual articles for each new announcement), but here’s what I think of all the things that happened at today’s Nintendo Digital Event.  Brace yourselves, it’s going to be quite the long article! Let’ start with Smash Bros… Super Smash Bros 4; Playable Miis I’m not sure what to feel about this.  On the one hand, I really, really hate how Nintendo is shoehorning the Miis into just about every game they make, and their presence here just takes another slot that could have gone to a beloved Nintendo character with a decent fanbase. But then, I think that practically speaking, this is pretty much ‘play as […]

One Interesting Thing about Pokemon Omega Ruby’s Mega Evolutions…

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It’s not something I’ve seen a lot of people mention yet, but I think it should be said regardless. The new Mega Evolutions in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire prove that what is currently on the Pokemon X/Y game card isn’t the be all and end all of generation 6. In other words, what we find by hacking Pokemon X and Y is only a potentially tiny portion of the content planned for generation 6, which opens up one hell of a lot of exciting possibilities.  Keep reading if you want to know some of them!