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What's Lavender Town Syndrome in Pokemon?
A definition of the term 'Lavender Town Syndrome'
Read This Before Purchasing Any 'Pokemon' Apps...
Can you buy 'Pokemon' games for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or any smartphone or tablet?
How to Reset The Parental Controls PIN on a...
Instructions on how to recover or reset your personal identification number (PIN) for the Nintendo 3DS's Parental Control settings.
How to Win at Bravely Default on Nintendo 3DS
A few hints, tips, and suggestions for succeeding at Bravely Default for the Nintendo 3DS.
Register a Friend on Your Nintendo 3DS in 9...
Learn how to register a Friend Code on your Nintendo 3DS.
How To Play MP3 and AAC Files On Your Nintendo...
Learn how to use your Nintendo 3DS as an MP3 player
Should You Buy the Nintendo DS Lite or the...
Are you undecided about whether you should purchase the Nintendo DSi or the older Nintendo DS Lite? This list outlines the key functions of both handheld systems, and will help you make up your mind.
Did Gary's Raticate Really Die in Pokemon Red...
Gary, the player's rival in Pokemon Red/Blue, has a Raticate on his team that disappears. What happened to it?
How to Set Up Wi-Fi on the Nintendo 3DS
Learn how to set up a Wi-Fi Connection for your Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo 2DS FAQ - Everything You Need to Know
Frequently asked questions about the Nintendo 2DS. What is it? How does it differ from the Nintendo 3DS? How is it the same? Find out.
7 Best RPGs on the Nintendo DS
There are a lot of role-playing games (RPGs) available on the Nintendo DS. RPGs are fun, but they can be time consuming. You'll want to save your best efforts for the most fulfilling adventures. Use this handy list to help you identify the best RPGs on Nintendo's handheld system.
Should You Buy the Nintendo 3DS or the Nintendo...
Choices, choices--should you buy the Nintendo DSi or the Nintendo 3DS? This comparison of both systems' features will help you decide.
How to Buy and Download Games on the Nintendo...
Learn how to buy and download digitally distributed games (including retro games) on the Nintendo 3DS's eShop.
How Long Does the Nintendo 3DS Battery Last?
How long can the Nintendo 3DS battery keep going before it needs to be recharged?
Xerneas, the Legendary Pokemon
Artwork of Xerneas from Pokemon X and Y. Page 10.
How to Deal with Motion Sickness and Simulator...
Do you find yourself afflicted with nausea and headaches whenever you try to play video games, especially 3D video games? You may be a sufferer of video game-induced motion sickness, but cheer up--there are ways to deal with it.
Can the Nintendo 3DS Play Nintendo DS Games?
Can you play Nintendo DS games on the Nintendo 3DS? How do you boot Nintendo DS games at their normal resolution?
Pokemon Lost Silver
A definition of the term 'Pokemon Lost Silver'
How Long Does the Nintendo 3DS XL Battery Last...
How long can the Nintendo 3DS XL battery keep going before it needs to be recharged?
How to Get More StreetPasses on Your Nintendo 3DS
Here's how to get the most out of your Nintendo 3DS's StreetPass feature.
Is the Wii U a Portable Game System Like the...
Nintendo's Wii U sure looks like a portable game system, but is it actually in the same family as the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS?
Can the Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL Play Game Boy...
Can the Nintendo 3DS or 3DS Xl play Game Boy Advance titles?
Is the Nintendo 3DS Region Free, or Region...
Is the Nintendo 3DS region free, or is it region locked?
Tips For a Good Start in Animal Crossing: New...
New to Animal Crossing: New Leaf? Here's a list of great tips that will help you get settled in.
Help! I Forgot My Nintendo Network ID / Password!
Got a short memory? Here's how to retrieve your Nintendo Network ID and / or password.
How to Erase Games and Apps From Your Nintendo...
Need to free up some room on your 3DS SD card? Here's how to delete application and game data.
How to Transfer Data Between SD Cards for the...
Quick and easy instructions on how to transfer data between Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL SD cards.
How to Turn Off Parental Controls On Your...
Learn how to turn off Parental Controls on the Nintendo 3DS.
How To Set Up Wi-Fi on DSi
If setting up Wi-Fi on your Nintendo DSi has you a bit intimidated, this step-by-step guide will help you out.
My Nintendo 3DS System Update Failed and Now...
Did your Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL system update fail to download? Are you locked out of the eShop as a result? Here's how to fix the problem.
Does the Nintendo 3DS or 2DS Have a Built-In...
Does the Nintendo 3DS or 2DS come with a built-in alarm clock?
How to Download Games From the Nintendo DSi Shop
Learn how to access and download games from the Nintendo DSi Shop.
How to Disable 3D Images on the Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo recommends that children 6 and under should play the 3DS with the 3D turned off. Here's how to disable the 3D through the Parental Controls menu.
How to Update Nintendo 3DS eShop Software
Learn how to apply patches and updates to the games you buy on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
How Does the Nintendo 3DS Project 3D Images?
How does the Nintendo 3DS project 3D images without the need for the user to wear glasses or headgear?
How to Make Lots of Bells in Animal Crossing:...
It takes a lot of cash to fund the public works projects in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Here are some tips to help you earn lots of bells.
Choosing a Nintendo DS: Which DS Should You Get?
Somewhere out there, there's a Nintendo DS that's just right for you. This guide breaks down each iteration of the Nintendo DS based on the hardware features gamers generally look for.
How to Redeem a Game Download Code on the...
Were you given a free download code for a game on the Nintendo 3DS eShop? Here's what you need to do with it.
Are the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL...
Can you play Nintendo DS games on the Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL?
Nintendo 3DS Parental Controls Breakdown
A breakdown of the restrictions you can apply through the Nintendo 3DS Parental Controls menu.
What You Need to Know About SwapNote for the...
Everything you need to know about SwapNote, the Nintendo 3DS's messaging application.
How to Do a System Update on Your Nintendo 3DS
Once in a while, you'll be asked to perform a system update for your Nintendo 3DS. Here's how you can do it.
How to Delete a Friend Code from your Nintendo...
Learn how to delete a Friend Code from your Nintendo 3DS's Friend List.
How Much Does the Nintendo 3DS Cost?
The big question: How much does the Nintendo 3DS cost?
Nintendo 3DS Specs
What sets the Nintendo 3DS apart from the Nintendo DS Lite and the Nintendo DSi? Here's a breakdown of the available numbers and features, accompanied by explanations that are easy to understand.
How to Set Up Nintendo 3DS Parental Controls
A step-by-step guide on setting up Parental Controls on your Nintendo 3DS.
10 Best Homebrew Games for the Nintendo DS
The Nintendo DS experience goes beyond the store shelf. Learn about the ten best homebrew games for the DS.
How to Download Nintendo 3DS Game Demos
Learn how to download Nintendo 3DS game demos from the eShop.
Does the Nintendo 3DS XL Come with an AC Adapter?
Does the Nintendo 3DS XL come packed with an AC adapter? That depends on where you live.
Special Edition Nintendo 3DS Systems
A large number of Special Edition Nintendo 3DS systems are up for grabs--if you have the time and money to hunt them down. Take a look and round out your collection!
How Long Can You Play the Nintendo 2DS Before...
How long can you play your Nintendo 2DS before it needs to be recharged?
What Comes Inside the Nintendo 2DS Box?
Thinking of picking up a Nintendo 2DS? Here's what you can expect to find inside the box.
What's the Difference Between "Download Now"...
: What's the Difference Between "Download Now" and "Download Later?" When I download a game from the
Are Pokemon Designs Getting Worse Over the Years?
The Pokemon designs in modern games are subject to heavy criticism, but are they really less interesting than the critters we started with in the original generation?
How to Perform a Hard Reset On Your Nintendo 3DS
If your Nintendo 3DS has locked up, here's how to perform a hard reset.
How to Register Your Nintendo DS and Nintendo...
Learn how to register your Nintendo DS games and systems with Club Nintendo so you can protect your consoles and earn exclusive rewards.
Is the Pokemon White Hand Enemy Real?
Is there any credibility to the legend of the White Hand .gif in Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue?
Should You Buy the Nintendo 3DS?
Should you buy the Nintendo 3DS? Read our full review of the system.
What Comes In the Nintendo 3DS Box?
When you pick up your Nintendo 3DS at the store, what comes home with you? Here's a list.
The Difference Between SpotPass and StreetPass
An explanation of the difference between the Nintendo 3DS's SpotPass and StreetPass features.
Nintendo 2DS Review: Should You Buy It?
Is the Nintendo 2DS right for you? We break the system down point-by-point.
Can The Nintendo 3DS Harm My Child's Eyesight?
Can the 3D images projected by the Nintendo 3DS harm a child's eyesight, or cause eyestrain?
Can You Play With the Nintendo 3DS While the...
Can you play with your Nintendo 3DS even while the battery recharges?
5 Best Homebrew Applications for the Nintendo DS
Your Nintendo DS is there for you when it's time to kick back, but you might be surprised to learn that you can use it to organize your life, too. Here are five essential homebrew applications for the Nintendo DS.
How to Transfer Data From Your Nintendo DSi to...
A step-by-step guide on how to transfer your DSiWare, photos, and sound recordings from your Nintendo DSi to your Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo Zone
A definition of the term 'Nintendo Zone'
10 Best Nintendo DS/3DS Games to Take on a Trip
Going on a trip? Here are ten excellent games that should prove to be good travelling companions.
Differences Between Pokemon Black Version 2 and...
Need to know the difference between Pokemon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White Version 2 for the Nintendo DS? Here's a detailed comparison of the two games.
Is the Nintendo 3DS XL Region Locked or Region...
Is the Nintendo 3DS XL region locked?
Everything You Need to Know About The Legend of...
Tips and information about The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the Nintendo 3DS. What's different from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past?
What is the Nintendo DS Lite?
How does the Nintendo DS Lite differ from the original style Nintendo DS? Here's a detailed profile that gives you all the specifics about the second iteration of the Nintendo DS.
What is the Nintendo DSi?
Here's what you need to know about the Nintendo DSi, and how it's different from the original style Nintendo DS and the Nintendo DS Lite.
The Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program: What You...
Everything you need to know about the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program.
7 Best Puzzle Games on the Nintendo DS
Has your brain been feeling flabby? Here are seven great games that will exercise your mind.
Top 5 Superhero Games on the Nintendo DS
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's the five best superhero games available for the Nintendo DS.
Everything You Need to Know About the Nintendo...
Here's a quick overview of the Nintendo 3DS and its capabilities.
Is Earthbound/Mother Coming to the Nintendo 3DS?
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Are Shiny Pokemon stronger or better than...
What Are Shiny Pokemon? Are They Stronger Than Normal Pokemon?
Pokemon X and Pokemon Y Review for the Nintendo...
A full review of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y for the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS.
How to Get the Most From Your Nintendo...
Here's how to take care of the battery behind your Nintendo DS/Nintendo DSi, so that it'll never abandon you in a time of need.
5 Reasons to Buy a Nintendo DS Lite (Not a PSP...
It's a showdown! The Nintendo DS, PSP, and iPhone/iPod Touch are all great handhelds, but here are five good reasons why the Nintendo DS is your best choice.
11 Great Nintendo DS / Nintendo DSi Games for...
Going through a lovers' spat? Put down that dish. The Nintendo DS is your go-to neutral ground when you
How To Upload Nintendo DSi Photos to Your...
Easy step-by-step instructions to help you upload photos captured with your Nintendo DSi to your Facebok account.
SpotPass
A definition of the term 'SpotPass'
Here's How to Shoot 3D Pictures With Your...
Learn how to shoot 3D pictures with your Nintendo 3DS.
10 Best Computer and Console Emulators for the...
A list of ten computer and console emulators for the Nintendo DS that will please the retro gaming enthusiast.
Yveltal, Legendary Pokemon
Artwork of Yveltal from Pokemon X and Y. Page 11.
Does the Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL Come Packed...
Does the Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL come packed with a game? Well, yes and no.
How to Set Up Wi-Fi on your Nintendo 3DS XL
Here's how to find a hot spot and set up Wi-Fi on your Nintendo 3DS XL.
Why Won't Nintendo Put Pokemon or Mario Games...
Though it may be unbelievable, Nintendo has good reason to keep its properties off smartphones and tablets.
What are Nintendo 3DS Play Coins, and What Are...
Play Coins are digital currency that you earn when you walk with your Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL. 100 steps earns you one coin for a daily total of ten.
A Review of the Nintendo DSi XL
How does the Nintendo DSi XL compare to other members of the Nintendo DS family? Is it worth the asking price?
What Does the Nintendo DSi Transfer Tool Do?
What's the purpose of the Nintendo DSi Transfer Tool?
How To Buy Nintendo Points for the Nintendo DSi...
Learn how to buy and redeem Nintendo Points for the Nintendo DSi using a credit card.
How to Calibrate Your Nintendo 3DS Touch Screen
If your Nintendo 3DS's touch screen isn't responding properly, or if it isn't working at all, it may need to be calibrated. Here's how to do it.
Nintendo 3DS eShop
: The Nintendo eShop is a digital marketplace that's accessible through the Nintendo 3DS. The eShop sells
The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
A full review of 'The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap,' an adventure role-playing game by Capcom and Nintendo.
What is the Nintendo DSi XL?
The Nintendo DSi XL has large screens, but what else is different? Here's everything you need to know about the fourth iteration of the Nintendo DS.
RPG/Role-Playing Game
A definition of the term 'RPG/role-playing game'
Game & Watch: The Precursor to the Nintendo DS
Read about the Game & Watch library, a series of handheld games developed by Gunpei Yokoi that helped shape the history of the Nintendo DS and portable games in general.
How to Adjust The Nintendo 3DS's Brightness...
Here's how to brighten or dim your Nintendo 3DS screens.
Nintendo 3DS
: The Nintendo 3DS is a dual-screen portable game system developed and distributed by Nintendo. It was
Is the Nintendo 3DS Just Another Version of the...
Is the Nintendo 3DS just another upgrade of the original Nintendo DS?
Froakie, the Water-Type Starter
Artwork of Froakie from Pokemon X and Y. Page 7.
What Colors Does the Nintendo 3DS Come In?
A complete list of the Nintendo 3DS colors available around the world.
Hyperkin 3DS PowerPlus Battery
A full review of Hyperkin's 3DS PowerPlus battery life expansion pack for the Nintendo 3DS
StreetPass
A definition of the term 'StreetPass'
9 Best Casual Game Downloads for the Nintendo DSi
If you're looking for a Nintendo DSi game that's easy to get into and loads of fun to play, consider downloading these casual offerings for your Nintedo DSi.
A Quick Study on Ravio from The Legend of...
Ravio from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds carries a number of interesting secrets that link Zelda characters across generations.
Can the Nintendo 3DS Play Movies and TV Shows?
Can the Nintendo 3DS play movies?
Nintendo 3DS XL Preview
The Nintendo 3DS XL is coming! Here's what you should know about this 3DS upgrade.
All About Mega Evolutions in Pokemon X and...
Everything you need to know about Mega Evolution in Pokemon X and Y, including how to get Mega Stones and a list of Pokemon capable of Mega Evolving.
Pre-Installed Software on the Nintendo 3DS
A listing and explanation of the software that comes pre-loaded with the Nintendo 3DS.
What is the Masuda Method?
What is the Masuda method, and how does it apply to Pokemon?
Nintendo 3DS Review: Professor Layton and the...
A chapter closes on the Professor's life in Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy.
How to Get Your Torchic Mystery Gift in Pokemon...
Nintendo has a special Torchic waiting for Pokemon X and Y owners. Here's how to retrieve it.
What is the Nintendo DS?
Likely you're here because you just need to know--what is the Nintendo DS, anyway? Here's a detailed profile that gives you all the specifics about the first iteration of the Nintendo DS.
Pokemon
A definition of the term 'Pokemon'
What You Need to Know About the Pokemon PokeDex...
Everything you need to know about the Pokemon PokeDex iPhone/iPad app.
Fennekin, the Fire-Type Starter
Artwork of Fennekin from Pokemon X and Y. Page 4.
Should Mario Retire?
Is there any logical reason for Super Mario to take a permanent break from Nintendo's systems?
Chespin, the Grass-Type Starter
Artwork of Chespin from Pokemon X and Y
List of Limited Edition Nintendo DS Lites
If you're a collector, you'll want to take a look at some of the limited edition Nintendo DS Lites that have been made available at retail over the months.
Nintendo DS Phat
The definition of 'Nintendo DS Phat'
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Review
A review of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon for the Nintendo 3DS.
A Guide to Understanding ESRB Ratings
Every DS game is branded with a letter label in the lower left corner. These are ESRB content ratings, which are to video games what MPAA letter ratings are to movies. This guide to ESRB ratings thoroughly outlines what each letter means, and explains the kinds of content parents should be wary of.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
A full review of the adventure role-playing game 'The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time' for the Nintendo 3DS.
Cave Story
A full review of the action game 'Cave Story' by Pixel and Nicalis.
Nintendo DS Price Comparison
A side-by-side comparison of the prices for the different iterations of the Nintendo DS, and the Nintendo 3DS.
How to Share Animal Crossing: New Leaf Pics on...
Do you have an awesome Animal Crossing: New Leaf screenshot that you simply must share with the world? Here's how to do it.
Super Mario 3D Land
A review of 'Super Mario 3D Land,' a 3D platforming game for the Nintendo 3DS.
What's Under Cubone's Mask in the Pokemon Games?
What's under Cubone's mask in the Pokemon games? Is it a baby Kangaskhan? Is it something else?
Will there be a Nintendo 3DS Lite?
: Will there be a Nintendo 3DS Lite? : At this time, Nintendo says it has no plans to release a "Nintendo
Should Level-5 Retire and Replace Professor...
Level-5 is getting ready to put Professor Layton to bed, but is it a good idea to continue the series without its titular character?
Tips, Tricks, and Hints for Professor Layton...
A few hints to help you get through Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy.
Opinion: Should the Nintendo 3DS XL have a...
Opinion piece: Shouldn't the Nintendo 3DS XL offer a second analogue stick?
What You Should Know About the Nintendo 3DS...
Everything you need to know about the Nintendo 3DS's Circle Pad Pro, AKA the Slider Pad add-on accessory.
It's Time for a Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask...
There are a few good reasons why a remake of 'The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask' needs to happen on the Nintendo 3DS.
Pokemon TV App Review
Curious about the Pokemon TV app for iOS and Android? Here's what you need to know.
Is the Nintendo 2DS the same thing as the...
Wait a second--is the Nintendo 2DS a whole new system, or just another type of 3DS?
Action Game
A definition of the term 'action game'
Mega Man 2 Review
A full review of Mega Man 2, available on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console.
Pokemon Black Version 2 / Pokemon White Version 2
A full review of the role-playing game Pokemon Black Version 2 / Pokemon White Version 2.
Indie Games
A definition of the term 'independent game,' also known as 'indie game.'
What Is Nintendo DS Homebrew?
Getting into Nintendo DS homebrew can seem intimidating. Get straightforward answers to some basic questions about the hardware and legalities of independent game development.
Why Did Nintendo Disable Spotpass on Swapnote...
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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX Review...
A full review of the adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX, available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
How to Make a Wish List on the Nintendo 3DS eShop
Learn how to make a game Wish List on the eShop.
Here's How to Shoot 3D Video With Your Nintendo...
Learn how to shoot 3D video with your Nintendo 3DS.
Flower Town Review
A full review of the flower-growing simulation game, Flower Town.

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