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3DS XL Circle Pad Pro to hit UK this March

Nubageddon came and went, and Nintendo survived the impending doom, only to go on and reach great heights with the 3DS. But one question remained -- would the Circle Pad Pro XL ever see a release outside of Japan? It appears as if the UK wi...   read


Japan will nab the XL Circle Pad Pro on November 15th

Hey dog, I heard you like Circle Pads, so Nintendo made a giant Circle Pad to put on your giant handheld so your handheld is even more giant-like. Nintendo will unveil the XL Circle Pad Pro on November 15th at 1,500 yen, forever c...   read


Want a second 3DS XL analog nub? Iwata says tough titty

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata recently addressed the issue of the 3DS XL's lack of an analog nub. The feather-haired warrior, ever-ready to deflect criticism, had his list of reasons all planned out, with the ultimate message being that y...   read


3DS XL goes XXL with Circle Pad Pro XL this year

When Nintendo announced the new 3DS XL last week, the Nubageddon foretold by YouTube users and backseat videogame industry analysts everywhere was officially averted... for now. While that came as good news to current 3DS owners who weren't...   read


PSA: Nubageddon has finally arrived!

Fear it, sinners! Nubageddon is finally upon us! Lock your doors and hide your women -- Nintendo's 3DS hardware add-on releases today at GameStops across the nation to coincide with Resident Evil Revelations. Keep in mind that in addition t...   read


Hands-on with the Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro

September 6, 2011. A day that will live in infamy. Nubageddon. The day Nintendo announced the “Slide Pad Expansion,” the second nub’s cradle attachment. Now officially known as the Circle Pad Pro, presumably because&helli...   read


Is the dual-stick controller a game design crutch?

It has been nearly two months since Nintendo unveiled the 3DS Slide Pad Expansion (Circle Pad Pro in the West). Despite the initial cries of "Nubageddon," the fervor has since died down, allowing everyone to reflect upon the news with an op...   read


Nubageddon UPDATE: Gaijin Games feels bad about slide pad

The phenomena dubbed by prophets as "Nubageddon" continues to rock the videogame world. Foretold as bringer of the end of Nintendo's world sometime 2012, the 3DS slide pad attachment is perhaps the most controversial&nbs...   read

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