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

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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You are both wrong, if you have to switch hand positions into one of 3 different placements depending on the game or worse in the middle of the game then the controller design is terrible.

Look, I get it, Goldeneye and Super Smash Brothers where great games in their own right, but that controller sucked even more then the original XBox controller that had buttons that dug into your thumbs after half an hour and was uncomfortable unless you had massive gorilla claws.

Say what you will about Sony as a company, because I too hate them, but they designed a controller that stands the test of time as being the most comfortable and best laid out design thus far.

It's like I said about the SP, unless you have the hands of an 8 year old that thing is designed to cause hand cramps, compare that to the original GBA, it's why I modded my GBA with the screen out of a broken SP.

You suck at gaming if you think the N64 controller was unwieldy. It is far more comfortable and functional than the Playstation controllers.

The only thing it lacked was durability of the analog stick...

Yeah, I suck at gaming because of the N64's worst controller design since the Intellivision and the rest of the 2nd gen consoles.

Edited 2013-08-29 01:15 UTC

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