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Dragon Quest IX's greatest innovation changed the way I game

There is a very solid chance I would not be the Dragon Quest fan I am today without Electronic Gaming Monthly. Before I really fell for the online scene, that magazine was my gateway to the gaming world. I subscribed for three years an...

 
 
 
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Nintendo Switch is skipping Miiverse and StreetPass

Much to some fans' dismay, Miiverse and StreetPass, Nintendo's rather novel communication systems for Wii U and 3DS, weren't mentioned last night during the extensive Switch presentation. If that absence left you anxious about the fate of t...

 
 
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Celebrate Thanksgiving with Nintendo

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. It's a slow news day since it's a national holiday here in the United States. I recommend settling down with the Mystery Science Theater Turkey Day Marathon running now on YouTube. You could also chec...

 
 
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Nintendo announces impending National StreetPass Weekend

How many of you crazy kids still StreetPass? I haven't done it in quite some time, despite the fact that I love just about every minigame on the plaza. It's mostly due to the fact that my friends kind of fell off with it, but Nintendo has s...

 
 
 
 
 
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Battleground Z could be a standalone beat-'em-up

StreetPass is a strange obsession. Ever since the days of having only Puzzle Swap and Find Mii, I have been fascinated with the functionality. I carry my 3DS around with me everywhere, and when I pull it out of my pocket at t...

 
 
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Ultimate Angler is the new relaxed StreetPass game

StreetPass is a strange obsession. Ever since the days of having only Puzzle Swap and Find Mii, I have been fascinated with the functionality. I carry my 3DS around with me everywhere, and when I pull it out of my pocket at the end of the d...

 
 
 
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Review: Pokemon Rumble World

Nintendo has been dipping its toes in the water of DLC and free-to-play with mixed results. Although it has done a great job creating worthwhile add-ons that don't feel like rushed day-one cash grabs, the whole amiibo situation has caused a...

 
 
 
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Pokemon Rumble World free-to-play for 3DS April 8

Pokémon Rumble World is the next installment in the Rumble series and features over 700 Pokémon. Unlike the arena based combat in Pokémon Rumble U,  Pokémon Rumble World is more of an action a...

 
 
 
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Mega Man 5 hits Wii U, Mega Man StreetPass puzzle hits 3DS

Rehashing is not new for Capcom. Still, does it feel like, just maybe, the excitement over Keiji Inafune's two not-Mega Men has spurred Capcom to release a bunch of Mega Man stuff this month? Maybe. Mega Man 5 is up on the W...

 
 
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Japan has an awesome Mega Man StreetPass puzzle now

The marriage of Mega Man and Nintendo continues past Smash Bros. as the classic NES hero now has his own 3DS StreetPass puzzle. It features classic Mega Man imagery, including an old school 8-bit feel, Wily, Proto Man, Eddie, and ...

 
 
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'StreetPass Weekend' is a thing happening soon

Nintendo has informed us that National StreetPass Weekend is happening on December 14 and 15 and yes, this is a serious holiday. While I'm content sticking to StreetPassing each year during PAX and calling it a day, this should be a nice l...

 
 
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StreetPass relay system will now allow six tags at once

Remember when Nintendo announced that the 3DS' StreetPass function would be improved so that you would get tagged whenever you passed through a Nintendo Zone location? The way the system works, two 3DS owners don't have to be present at the...

 
 
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Those four new StreetPass games earned $4M in a month

The four new StreetPass games added to the 3DS Mii Plaza seem to be taking off. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told Tokyo Keizai Online that they've generated $4 million in around a month's time. The titles -- Mii Force, Flower T...

 
 
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Here's how the 3DS StreetPass enhancement will work

In just a few weeks, everyone with a 3DS will be able to reap the benefits of the enhanced StreetPass program, which utilizes Nintendo Zone locations to allow your portable to "relay" StreetPasses. What this basically means is that you can ...

 
 
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PSA: Those new 3DS Streetpass games are out in America!

Rejoice! That fabled 3DS Streetpass DLC update that hit everywhere but North America is finally available in...North America. In the dead of night with no press release or fanfare whatsoever, Nintendo released a conspicuous system update, ...

 
 
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3DS gets backup save feature, more StreetPass games

In addition to a feature allowing users to back up their save data for downloadable 3DS games and most Virtual Console titles, Nintendo's newest 3DS firmware update has added premium StreetPass games. Look for all four of them available fo...

 
 
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3DS' November update adds 3D video recording

Come November, the 3DS will get one more piece of the puzzle that will be the system we were promised prior to launch: 3D video recording. You'll be able to capture 3D video of damn near anything you want and share it sans 3D glasses. That'...

 
 
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Lets see how many streetpasses I got at E3

For those of you that don't know, the 3DS has a feature called Streetpass that allows you to swap some data with people you pass by who are also carrying their 3DS. You can collect other people's Miis, rate them, use them to battle monster...

 
 




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