Posts Tagged ‘ Nintendo ’

Video Games – What’s The Obsession?


With the release of EA Sports’ FIFA 14 just around the corner and a week since Grand Theft Auto has been released I felt this article on video games and how easily you can become addicted to them was necessary.

Speaking from experience, and if you follow me on Twitter you’ll know I am, games such as Grand Theft Auto, FIFA 14, Football Manager can easily take over your life – if you let it! I could easily spend the whole day/evening playing such games and I take a look into why this happens, graphics? Can’t just be that! Continue reading

Let The Games Begin – Sony and Microsoft Battle For Gaming Supremacy

While Nintendo’s Wii U ‘officially’ kicked off the next generation of games consoles late last year, for many of the world’s hardcore gamers and games publishers the real console war doesn’t begin until Sony and Microsoft say it does, when each show their hands and release their next generation of consoles. Speculation as to what features are to be included on each console has been reigning for years with Sony being the first to unveil their gaming behemoth, the PlayStation 4 (although not actually showing the console) at a press conference only a few short weeks ago.

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Nintendo Announces New 3DS XL

Nintendo are releasing a revamped version of their 3DS handheld console, the new 3DS XL will have 90% larger screens, come bundled with a 4gb SD card and will be sold in three different colour combinations: silver and black, red and black, and blue and black.

The 3DS XL was announced on Thursday evening via Nintendo direct, Nintendo’s online news channel, the console will be released in Europe on the 28th of July.

The 3DS has sold nearly 18 million units since it’s release in March 2011, a very low figure for Nintendo.

The 3DS features two screens, one of which features stereoscopic technology to provide a 3D effect without the need for glasses and also  comes with a camera capable of capturing 3D photos and videos, as well as Wi-Fi internet access.

This year is a very important year for Nintendo as they reported their very first annual loss last year, with their accounts at almost $500m in the red, and are obviously trying to turn this around with the releases of the 3DS XL, DLC for DS games and the winter release of the Wii U console.

What do you think of the new 3DS XL? let me know in the comments below!

Rebecca McGrane,

Twitter: @rebeccabecky