Archive for the ‘DSi’ Category

Major News and an I Spy Castle Review

October 31, 2011

I am very pleased to announce that I, Cooper McHatton, am now the gaming correspondent for Out With The Kids! My first review is for I Spy Castle DS! Go and check it out here and tell me what you think!

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The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition Releases Tomorrow

September 27, 2011

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition is making it’s way to DSiware and the Nintendo 3DS eShop tomorrow. Considering it’s free, it’s supports up to four players, it has new levels, and it’s Zelda, I’m pretty excited. Read Kotaku’s preview here to get your mouth watering (if it isn’t already!)

How to Fix Nintendo's Problems in 4 Easy Steps

July 29, 2011

It’s no secret that Nintendo has been having trouble with the 3DS and its other consoles recently. I have been pointing out things that they are doing wrong for awhile now and today my mom asked me something. She asked me if I was CEO of Nintendo, what would I do to fix their situation. I think if they did these 4 doable things, Nintendo wouldn’t have problems for quite awhile.

1. Change the Wii U’s controller into a portable device that can play games independently of the system anywhere, which would allow it to be more like a tablet.

2. Make the first 3DS’s price reduction be at a break-even point so that they don’t lose money per console. I don’t think anyone expected a $80 drop 4 months after launch.

3. Create open development programs for the 3DS and Wii U that would allow anyone to create games like it is for iOS devices.

4. Reduce the price of all retail games to $25-$30 and slowly transition all games to download only.

Only Five Days Left to Reach Elite Status on Club Nintendo

June 26, 2011

Make sure you input enough coins to reach a Elite Status (either Gold or Platinum). The two previous years Elite Status awards have been epic! 2009’s Platinum reward was either a official Mario hat or “Doc Louis’s Punch Out!” (an exclusive game) and 2010’s was a Mario statue. Both years Gold Status rewards have been exclusive calendars, which are great, but not as amazing as the Platinum rewards. Be sure to hurry though to get any status though, you only have until the 30th of this month to input those  surveys! Go to Club Nintendo now!

Flipnote Studio Weekly Topic: Robots

June 11, 2011

This week’s topic: “Robots” (June 10, 2011 – June 16, 2011)

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes about robots. Try to make animations about robots that can walk, talk, dance, fly, fight or do anything that you imagine.

Create robots that can help people, or that can do special tasks such as making cars. Try to animate giant robots battling with monsters from space, or saving the earth from destruction. You might even want to make a robotic version of the Flipnote Frog! See where your creativity takes you.

The topic ends Friday. Do you have any great ideas?

Check out all the sure to be great Flipnotes here, and check out the full weekly news here.

Nintendo E3 2011: DS News

June 8, 2011

DS support was sparse this E3, but we still got 3 good announcements.

Kirby Mass Attack (known as Atsumete! Kirby in Japan) was announced and dated at E3 this year. Kirby Mass Attack focuses on controlling multiple Kirbys at once. It looks fun and will be released September 19th.

Professor Layton and the Last Spector was also announced at E3. This Layton adventure is a prequel to the series set 3 years before the Curious Village. It brings back what you’ve come to expect from a Layton game, hard puzzles and great cut scenes. Although the release date is TBA, it should arrive soon.

Lastly, to celebrate Zelda’s 25th anniversary, it was announced that Zelda: Four Swords will be coming free to the DSi shop this September. Not much is known, except for the fact it will feature multiplayer. It’s nice to see things coming free to Nintendo’s virtual stores.

That’s it for the DS announcements, some good stuff in there to prove that the DS isn’t done yet.

Nintendo E3: First Impressions

June 7, 2011

Nintendo just announced the Wii U! Here is my list of Pros and Cons of Nintendo’s presentation.

Pros

New console! The Wii U

Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS incoming!

Mind blowing graphics!

Cool uses of controller.

Lego City Stories announced!

3DS Luigis’s Mansion 2 coming next year!

3DS Mario Kart, Super Mario, Kid Icarus, and Starfox 64 all look awesome and are coming this Year!

Kirby Wii announced!

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords coming free too DSi Shop.

Cons

Wii U? Really? The Stream was better. Sounds like a peripheral.

No first party Wii U games shown at conference.

Luigi’s Mansion was the only entirely new Nintendo game with a trailer.

No Animal Crossing or Paper Mario 3DS at presentation?

Are You Ready?

June 7, 2011

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It’s finally here, Nintendo’s E3 press conference. We will learn about Project Cafe, Super Mario 3DS, Mario Kart 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and many, many more. This is sure to be an exciting E3 for any Nintendo fan or any fan of gaming in general.

Above is an E3 bingo sheet created by Joystiq. It’s pretty self explanatory and it should be fun to play after and during the event.

Are you ready for 9:00 PST tomorrow?

Nintendo's E3 Time and Date List

June 5, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011:

-EA 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM PT, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

-Ubisoft 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM PT, 4:00 PM – 6:30PM ET

Tuesday, June 7, 2011:

-Nintendo 7:15AM PT – 10:15AM PT, 10:15AM ET – 1:15PM ET

-Nintendo roundtable, number one @ 5:30PM PT – 7:30PM PT, 8:30PM ET – 10:30PM ET

Wednesday, June 8, 2011:

-Nintendo roundtable, number two @ 5:30PM PT – 7:30PM PT, 8:30PM ET – 10:30PM ET

Via Joystiq.

IGN Speaks of More Nintendo E3 Events

June 3, 2011

IGN made the following comment in there believe in Nintendo post earlier today.

…expect to hear news outside of the press conference. Not only in the form of impressions, videos and a few interviews, but I would make sure you’re checking the IGN Nintendo sites on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. I will have live blogs fired up. Just saying.

So after you watch Nintendo’s press conference, don’t believe that you’ve seen everything until Wednesday has passed.

Via GoNintendo