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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RE[7]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Kivada on Thu 29th Aug 2013 13:27 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Drumhellar"
Kivada
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iOS7 will have support physical controls, and Android has had them for quite some time.


But will that be on the actual device or will that be for those hokey add on controller systems like the arcade base station for tablets to play emulators on?

Because thats a deal breaker on that, it's way lamer to walk around with a controller in your pocket and have to find somewhere to prop up your phone to game properly instead of just whipping out a Gameboy or PSP.

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RE[8]: Comment by Drumhellar
by WorknMan on Thu 29th Aug 2013 21:43 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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2005-11-13

But will that be on the actual device or will that be for those hokey add on controller systems like the arcade base station for tablets to play emulators on?

Because thats a deal breaker on that, it's way lamer to walk around with a controller in your pocket and have to find somewhere to prop up your phone to game properly instead of just whipping out a Gameboy or PSP.


Most of the controllers have a gizmo where you can clip your phone to them. And unless you weigh 350lbs or wear some baggy-ass jeans, you ain't keeping a 3DS or Vita in your pocket, so a man purse is pretty much required anyway.

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