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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The only modern controller I could ever have an 8 hour gaming session on without my hands cramping up.


So it sounds like you are twitchy and impulsive, I've got nerve damage in my right hand and I have no trouble detecting how hard I'm pressing the button.

It sounds like you have something else wrong with your hands if you if you can't even pull off an measly eight-hour gaming session. Hell, I can and have pulled allnighters that have extended every day of the week on practically any given system, all it takes is a game that is worthy of it. Super NES, Genesis, Saturn, N64, Dreamcast, Xbox, Xbox 360--yes, even the PlayStation family. Sony's controllers just happen to be the least tolerable for the long term, so certain games I never bothered with, and those long gaming sessions usually tend to be less comfortable and much less enjoyable than they could be.

But really, who cares? All this will degenerate into is a flamewar, which you have already started with the immature terms (if you can even call it that--they're not in any dictionary I've ever seen) "fanboi" and "butthurt." I will just say that not everyone is you, and not everyone needs "gorilla hands" to hold an N64 controller. That's it; I'm just saying that your claim is outrageous and bullshit. Lumping it up there with the truly worst controllers of all time is truly dumb. Quit trying to pass off bullshit (gorilla hands, original Xbox controller references) as facts.

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