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3:49 PM on 05.09.2014

Nintendo issues statement on Tomodochi Life controversy

In case you hadn't heard, Nintendo's been in hot water lately with a lot of people for failing to include same-sex relationships in Tomodochi Life. After the mainstream media picked the story up, Nintendo of America released ...

Brett Makedonski


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Mistwalker Celebrates Terra Battle's 500K Downloads Milestone

Having now surpassed 500,000 downloads, Terra Battle fans will soon enjoy new characters from the original character and dragon model designer of Panzer Dragoon, Manabu Kusunoki. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




8:00 PM on 10.03.2013

Legend of Zelda producer wants to uproot series tradition

Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma seems to have radical ideas. As radical as you might expect from Nintendo, anyway. In an interview with 4Gamer, translated by Siliconera, Aonuma explained the heavily reported mistranslati...

Steven Hansen

6:00 PM on 05.13.2013

Nintendo removing same-sex relationships from 3DS game

Nintendo is patching a "bug" in Tomodachi Collection: New Life that allows male characters to date, marry, and even raise children with one another. The company has announced an update will fix "human relationships that ...

Kyle MacGregor

9:30 AM on 02.19.2013

Pachter talks more about Nintendo's Wii U 'mistake'

Following yesterday's angry protests from Nintendo fans, industry analyst Michael "Fishy Sunday" Pachter took to NeoGAF to clarify his statements.There was uproar when Pachter said the Wii U was a mistake Nintendo may never r...

Jim Sterling

12:55 AM on 06.22.2012

3DS XL power adapter crisis averted (for North America)

The whole of the internet almost caught on fire after tonight's 3DS XL announcement from Japan when the word got out the system would not ship with a power adapter. By about 20 minutes later, when the system was officially an...

Dale North



Resident Evil: Revelations is $50 due to larger storage photo
Resident Evil: Revelations is $50 due to larger storage
by Dale North

Look, I have no doubt that Resident Evil: Revelations will be a good game, but $50 for a 3DS title? Are we paying $10 for an erasable save spot? Kidding! Kind of. 

Our recent preview tells us that Revelations is huge, has full voice acting, Circle Pad support and a script by Dai Sato, but it's still a 3DS game, erasable save space or no. So why the price hike? The game requires a 4GB cartridge to hold all of that, says Capcom.

"Resident Evil Revelations is an all new Resident Evil title with over 20 hours of gameplay, and cutscenes beautifully rendered in fear-inducing 3D," a Capcom spokesperson told Kotaku. "A true console experience on a handheld device, Resident Evil Revelations is an epic title that offers both a single-player campaign for that classic survival horror gaming experience, and an additional RAID mode that can be played cooperatively or single player. To handle all of that data Resident Evil Revelations requires a 4GB cartridge, resulting in a higher price point."

Ow. At least they didn't say that it's $10 better than other 3DS titles.

How do you feel about having to shell out an extra $10 for the increased storage requirement of Revelations? Are you still going to buy it?

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8:20 AM on 08.01.2011

Namco Bandai comments on Pac-Man 3DS save-slot

Last week, we found out that Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions for 3DS had become the first game to copy Capcom's controversial single-save scheme, whereby the cartridge comes with one block of data that can never be erased. Na...

Jim Sterling

11:15 AM on 07.21.2011

Capcom Europe pisses fans off over Mega Man Legends 3

Capcom Europe has spent about three hours on Twitter responding to a bombardment of enraged fans who felt they were getting blamed for the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3. It is, in every sense of the word, a total shitsto...

Jim Sterling

2:00 PM on 07.20.2011

Mega Man Legends 3 Wikipedia edits are amazing

There's been quite a bit of fallout following the news of Mega Man Legends 3's cancellation, but if you want to find some of the best, look no further than the game's Wikipedia page. The page has had to be locked after fans b...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 07.04.2011

Capcom unlikely to do single-save 3DS games again

Capcom has acknowledged the controversy surrounding Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D and its single save file that cannot be erased. While claiming it meant nothing malicious with its decision, Capcom has confirmed that futu...

Jim Sterling

11:20 AM on 06.29.2011

GameStop will sell used Resi Mercs 3D, HMV won't

GameStop has reversed its decision to refuse trade-ins for Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, explaining that Capcom managed to convince it that accepting them won't be an issue.  "GameStop did ask the US store base to s...

Jim Sterling





8:30 PM on 06.28.2011

Gamers 'Amazon bomb' Resi Mercs 3D user reviews

"Amazon Bombing" has become a popular way for disgruntled consumers to make their complaints heard, and Capcom has become the latest to suffer the indignity. Infuriated by the publisher's mysterious decision to block users fr...

Jim Sterling



Respectfully not buying Resident Evil: The Mercs 3D photo
Respectfully not buying Resident Evil: The Mercs 3D
by Jim Sterling

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is out in stores today and I was quite looking forward to buying it. My 3DS is finally getting some attention after a post-launch release drought and I was hoping to keep up the momentum started by Ocarina of Time 3D with Capcom's debut offering. 

However, the news that it will contain persistent save data that cannot be reset has caused me to rethink my purchasing decision. After talking to gamers, GameStop, Capcom, and weighing my options, I have decided to keep my cash and wait for something else. 

I will respectfully abstain from purchasing The Mercenaries 3D.

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8:40 AM on 03.31.2011

Sun says 3DS making hundreds dizzy, Nintendo disagrees

UK tabloid The Sun has claimed that "hundreds" of gamers are "slamming" Nintendo for causing a wave of dizziness with their new 3DS system. Nintendo UK says it hasn't received a single complaint. That's weird, because The Sun...

Jim Sterling



Using piracy devices could brick your Nintendo 3DS photo
Using piracy devices could brick your Nintendo 3DS
by Dale North

We have touched the Nintendo 3DS and piracy before, but even some of our own staff members here at Destructoid were surprised when they heard what could happen to their shiny new glasses-free 3D game system in recent tips, so we thought we might cover it as its own news item. 

Know that the Nintendo 3DS logs every cartridge you put into it. An image of my own play history can be seen in the image above. The moment you push a cartridge in the system, it pops up on this list, and there's nothing you can do to change this list, let alone clear it.

Those not concerned with piracy see it is a cool feature, as it logs your play time and date, and can even sort all your played games to tell you which ones you play the most. The flip side of this is that the system 'knows' what you've put into it. So, if you put an R4 or other piracy device into it, it'll know. Nintendo will know.

Nintendo is now making it clear here in Japan that they'll disable any 3DS with illegal games on it. Call it a remote bricking. A system update could easily shut your 3DS down. The 3DS and its always-on wireless ability make fun things like Street Pass possible, but it also gives your system automatic access to hot spots and access points. Updates can come in automatically, as you're always 'on.' Maybe Nintendo is watching you, gamer.

GoNintendo points us to a Japanese retailer that warns of this bricking by firmware update. The store also says that they won't buy systems with a record of illegal equipment use. 

The 3DS actually logs every single thing you do, even beyond what games you're playing. You can actually go into your history and see how many steps you took on each day. A system that knows every step you've taken? I don't think piracy is going to be that easy on a system like this.

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