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CNN gets gamer who 'grew up on Halo' to review the 3DS

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CNN, an increasingly relevant and informative news outlet, has put the Nintendo 3DS through its paces, using a "hardcore gamer" who "grew up on Halo" to do their job. CNN's official assessment? It looks too retro and it has worse graphics than a PlayStation 3. JOURNALISM!

"The 3DS is more expensive than a Nintendo Wii, which goes for $199," explained the man who grew up on Halo. "Also, game-friendly competitors like the iPhone and iPod Touch are technically cheaper right out of the gate and definitely do a lot more."

As for the 3D effect, "It's great when it works, but for some people there will definitely be a threshold. Like when I cranked it up to maximum and played for twenty minutes, I walked away cross-eyed, with a minor headache."

"In an age where Apple dominates the consumer tech world with things like the iPad ... which do a myriad things," he concludes, "it's kind of funny to come across the 3DS which does one thing, does it pretty well, but features a pretty retro-looking design that would not be out of place in the 1990s. It also relies on cartridges, something we haven't seen since the last Game Boy, pretty much."

Oh CNN, YOU SO VIDEOGAMES! Check out the full video here and revel in your nerdy superiority. 

[Thanks, Mukyou]

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