Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Aug 2013 20:47 UTC
Games

The new Nintendo 2DS system gives you all the features of the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, minus 3D viewing. And the price makes the world of Nintendo games even more accessible.

Curiously enough, the 2DS actually has only one screen - it's divided in two by the casing. The entire screen is touch-capable, but the top screen is covered by plastic so you can't touch it there. Like the Wii U's controller, this thing just looks weird and unwieldily, and while the price is nice, I doubt it will turn Nintendo's fortunes around.

Imagine a phone and/or tablet designed and built by Nintendo, with a proper integrated gamepad, capable of output to external displays, with access to Nintendo's entire back catalog of games - from the NES, through the Game Boy, SNES, Nintendo64, GameCube, DS, and Wii (if compatible with non-motion controls). Of course, new games can be published as well.

Nintendo should not be making yet another device to carry aside from your phone. They should be making a phone.

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by UltraZelda64 on Wed 28th Aug 2013 21:44 UTC
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Imagine a phone and/or tablet designed and built by Nintendo, with a proper integrated gamepad, capable of output to external displays, with access to Nintendo's entire back catalog of games - from the NES, through the Game Boy, SNES, Nintendo64, GameCube, DS, and Wii (if compatible with non-motion controls). Of course, new games can be published as well.

Nintendo should not be making yet another device to carry aside from your phone. They should be making a phone.

No thanks, I'll pass. I'd prefer a special-purpose gaming device that does what it is meant to do (gaming) and does it well. We have enough phones out there running Android or iOS or whatever that try to be more "general-purpose" than they really are, and fail miserably at it. We don't need yet another, which would inevitably just get lost in the vast sea of the same old shit that's already out there.

What is with people wanting one portable device to do everything poorly? Seriously, we have enough of that crap already. Nintendo is the only company that still at least attempts to stick to its original goals and not go off the deep end mixing gaming with every other form of entertainment in every way possible like Microsoft and Sony have. The last thing I would want is for the damn thing to stop my game and disturb me during a major boss battle.

Edited 2013-08-28 21:45 UTC

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