Category Archives: 3DS

Is it still OK to save princesses?

I have a weird relationship with most of Nintendo’s big franchises.  I started gaming in arcades in the late 70s, bought my first home computer in 1982 or so, and completely failed to notice that there WAS an industry crash … Continue reading

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I Caught Roughly 17% Of Them All

Pokémon is probably the most significant series of video games that I’ve never spent more than a few minutes with, but the few times I’ve stumbled into related discussions online it’s been like trying to follow a completely different language.  … Continue reading

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This is for kids, right?

Oh hey, it’s a Pokémon with a bone, guy looks like he came out of the Flintstones.  Cute! Wait, what? WHAT What in the actual hell, Nintendo? I have no previous exposure to Pokémon outside of seeing the first half-dozen … Continue reading

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The 3DS Mii Plaza “Line” feature is needlessly complicated

My favorite feature of both recent portable systems has been their weird little community systems.  Sadly, the Vita’s “Near” never really took off, but Streetpass seemed to do pretty well – at least, once Nintendo added Streetpass Relay stations to … Continue reading

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Senran Kagura 2: Electric Boobaloo

Senran Kagura 2 is possibly one of the most-inappropriately-titled sequels of recent memory, being at least the fourth – and possibly fifth, depending on how you count the Japanese releases – game in the series. I’m given to understand that … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Ti… No.

Earlier this year, I realized that I owned FIVE games from the Senran Kagura series, and hadn’t actually finished any of them.  I decided to start with the spin-off rhythm game, and liked it enough to the point where it … Continue reading

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Speed Camera

When I originally bought my 3DS, the store I was in didn’t have Kingdom Hearts in stock, and I felt silly leaving without any games, and I’ve always had a fondness for the Fatal Frame games, so I bought Spirit … Continue reading

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