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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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Kivada on Thu 29th Aug 2013 01:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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No, Sony and Microsoft are the ones shooting off their own feet with all the crap they pull with their networks with all of the advertising and letting the price of games sky rocket especially while the game devs nickel and dime the customers with DLC.

They can't really compete with computer gaming for once now that Steam, GOG, Desura and the rest put up sales of excellent games for as little as $2.50 fairly regularly.

Online connectivity is what has allowed the console market to eat itself alive with it's own greed.

I'm sure any of you that grew up playing multiplayer console games like I did with their friends on consoles like the SNES, Genesis, Saturn, Playstation, Dreamcast, PS2 and N64 remember gaming with their friends being a full contact sport, with elbowing, kicking, foot stomping and controller slapping all being part of the fun.

The guys I used to game with we literally wore through the discs on games like King Of Fighters '99, Armored Core 2, Virtua Fighter 2, Tobal and destroyed controllers playing WWF Raw Is War and NBA Jam and you know damn well you and every one of your friends will swear TO THIS VERY DAY that turning the controller sideways and extending your arms away from the direction of the turn while leaning the rest of your body and extending your neck into the direction of the turn MADE YOU GO FASTER, PHYSICS AND GAME MECHANICS BE DAMNED!

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