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Behold: The Game Boy Calculator

Saturday April 19, 2014

My good friends at TinyCartridge stumbled on an interesting thing: A newspaper column (and a video) outlining some non-traditional games for the original Game Boy. Though, I suppose a more appropriate modern term for these "games" would be "apps."

The games from InfoGenius included a calculator and spellchecker, a travel guide, a Spanish translator, a French translator, and a personal organizer and phone book.

The column praises the games for being convenient. Hard to imagine looking up names and addresses on a brick Game Boy, but it wasn't too unusual for non-traditional games to show up. The King James Bible was available, too.

Source: TinyCartridge

USGamer Celebrates the Game Boy's 25th Year

Friday April 18, 2014
Game Boy

The Game Boy, the great-great grandfather of the Nintendo 3DS, came into existence 25 years ago. Jeremy Parish of USGamer has written an in-depth tribute to the blocky handheld. It's a must-read for retro game fiends.

And if you want to go even further back into Nintendo's handheld history, you can try reading my history of the Game & Watch.

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'Super Mario Bros 3' Now Available on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops

Thursday April 17, 2014
Super Mario Bros 3

Super Mario Bros 3, the greatest action game of all time*, is now available for purchase on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops. Nintendo's launch trailer shows off tons of stages and power-ups from its classic 8-bit adventure. It's available for $4.99 USD.

*There may be people that believe the "greatest action game of all time" is not Super Mario Bros 3. They are wrong.

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Nintendo Cuts Price on Five Nintendo 3DS Games

Wednesday April 16, 2014
Mario Kart 7

Looking to catch up on some of the Nintendo 3DS's classics? You're in luck. Earlier this week, Nintendo announced it's cutting the price of five best-sellers.

The following titles are now available at $29.99 USD: Image Nintendo

'Kirby: Triple Deluxe' Trailer Demonstrates the Enormity of Kirby's Appetite

Saturday April 12, 2014
Kirby Triple Deluxe

Kirby: Triple Deluxe for the Nintendo 3DS has the most delicious-sounding name in gaming history. Appropriate for a Kirby game: The little guy loves to eat, after all.

The latest trailer for the game shows off Kirby doing what he does best. (Hint: Om nom nom). Kirby: Triple Deluxe is coming on May 2.

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'Tomodachi Life' Coming to North American and European Nintendo 3DS's in June 2014

Thursday April 10, 2014
Tomodachi Life

A surprise Nintendo Direct relayed today presents tons of information about Tomodachi Life, a life simulator for the Nintendo 3DS. It's literally a game about settling on an island and attempting to gel with your friends - all of whom can be imported from your 3DS's cache of Miis.

In other words, you can make friends with your friends, party with them, and even marry them - if it all doesn't end in thrown objects, hurtful words, and regret.

The Nintendo Direct video contains tons of information about the game, plus it has footage of an Iwata Mii playing with a kitten.

Tomodachi Life is coming to the Nintendo 3DS on June 6.

Above: Myself in Tomodachi Life, as captured by a friend of mine that has the Japanese version of the game. Talk about true to life: I'm not a huge fan of chocolate. Not that I'll pass it up, mind you...

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'Pokemon X and Y' Sell 12 Million Copies Worldwide

Monday April 7, 2014

Pokemon. Those fuzzy critters still got it. Earlier, the Pokemon Company announced Pokemon X / Y have sold 12 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling Nintendo 3DS game to date.

Hardcore Poke-fans can also take a look at a new English trailer for Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction on Youtube. Image GameFreak

Pixel's 'Kero Blaster' Coming on May 11, 2014

Thursday April 3, 2014
Kero Blaster

Pixel, the gentleman behind Cave Story, has been working on Kero Blaster for some time. Now it seems as if the platformer / shooter is finally ready to debut. Look for it on PC and iOS on May 11.

...Yes, PC and iOS. BUT! When the game was initially announced, Nicalis, Cave Story's Wii / 3DS publishers, made a few teasing remarks via Twitter about a Nintendo 3DS port. Nicalis hasn't confirmed or denied anything since, but given the publisher's close relationship with Pixel, it's certainly worth hoping that Kero Blaster will see the light of day on 3DS.

Have an awesome new gameplay trailer in the meantime. Image Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya

Catch Pokemon With Google Maps This April Fools Day

Monday March 31, 2014
Google Maps Pokemon

Google has a Wailord of a April Fools joke this year. Fire up your Google Map app on Android or iOS, tap the Pokemon-shaped button in the "Search" menu, and go on a Pokemon hunt.

Can you catch 'em all? Let's hope so. Last thing we need is a Snorlax lounging on a major highway.

Google has a video packed with information for Pokemon trainers.

March Content Roundup

Monday March 31, 2014
March was in like a lion and out like a pride of lions. Here's what went up this month:

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