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Nintendo 3DS GBA Ambassador line-up revealed internationally

By Steve Watts, Dec 14, 2011 3:00pm PST

Nintendo has announced the full line-up of 3DS Ambassador GBA games. Ten titles will be available to early adopters starting this Friday.

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"Oh man that's quite nice! The only game I don't really see myself playing is Mario Kart: Super ..."

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Super Mario 3D Land director talks merging old and new Mario

By Steve Watts, Dec 01, 2011 7:30am PST

Super Mario 3D Land director Koichi Hayashida talks about how his team merged the concepts, enemies and power-ups of old-school 2D Mario games with the 3D lessons learned from the Galaxy series.

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Zelda: Skyward Sword and Mario 3D Land break Nintendo sales records

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 28, 2011 1:00pm PST

Nintendo is claiming new sales records for two of its recent holiday launches. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, seen by many as Wii's swan song, has sold 535,000 units since its launch one week ago, making it "the fastest-selling Zelda game ever."

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"They had Rayman Origins and a new Kirby game come out relatively recently as well."

- one random winner see all 6 comments

How the 3DS 'Join Game' feature works

By Steve Watts, Nov 23, 2011 12:30pm PST

We get a look at the 3DS "Join Game" feature through the first game to use it, Mario Kart 7.

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3DS firmware update improves friends list

By Steve Watts, Nov 03, 2011 12:45pm PDT

Super Mario 3D Land includes a mandatory 3DS firmware update that lets you hop into friends' online games more easily.

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"sadly due to childhood memories this will be the one title release that MAKES me buy a 3DS."

- metalremains see all 5 comments

Nintendo strategically holding back 3DS games

By Steve Watts, Nov 01, 2011 10:00am PDT

Nintendo's Satoru Iwata explains that some 3DS delays have been intentional, to keep them out of the overcrowded holiday season and give them their best chance for sales.

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"Only time I saw someone who bought a 3DS, was at a gamestop and someone was trying to return it ..."

- Motoryogurt see all 9 comments

Luigi playable in Super Mario 3D Land

By Steve Watts, Oct 27, 2011 11:00am PDT

Luigi will be a playable character in Super Mario 3D Land, but only in special stages once you've finished the main game.

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"The movement looks really slow and still in this 3DS game. Very un-Mario :("

- pyide see all 17 comments

Mario Kart 7 online features detailed, classic tracks teased

By Steve Watts, Oct 21, 2011 1:45pm PDT

Nintendo outlined the online, StreetPass, and SpotPass features for Mario Kart 7 today, along with teasing some of the new and classic courses for the kart racer.

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"I've got a 3DS and I'm excited for those two games as well. Paper Mario and Super Mario 3DS ..."

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Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7 get release windows

By Steve Watts, Aug 10, 2011 12:15pm PDT

Nintendo announced today that Super Mario 3D Land will release in November, followed by Mario Kart 7 in December.

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