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New BIT.TRIP.COMPLETE Trailer

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New BIT.TRIP.COMPLETE Trailer

Gajin Games and Arksys have recently released a new trailer for their upcoming BIT.TRIP.COMPLETE, foreshadowing the game’s new challenge modes.

The trailer acts as foreshadowing for the upcoming title’s unique challenge modes. A compilation of the six downloadable games in the BIT.TRIP series, the new Wii title is due out on 9/13/11, alongside its 3DS counterpart, BIT.TRIP.SAGA.

 

GameBoy iPhone 4 case brings back some of your childhood

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GameBoy iPhone 4 case brings back some of your childhood

The ultimate portable gaming system of the 80’s will always be the Nintendo GameBoy.  It was one of the first portable gaming systems that let you play more than one game on it, unlike those Tiger Electronic game systems.

If you’re a gamer from the 80’s you’ve probably owned a GameBoy or at least begged for one. Now, you can get that 80’s gamer feeling back thanks to iCovers4U and their new GameBoy case.

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Nyko Power Pak+ – Extended Battery for 3DS [Gadget Review]

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Nyko Power Pak+ – Extended Battery for 3DS [Gadget Review]

One of the main complaints consumers have had about the 3DS is its disappointing battery life – luckily, Nyko was waiting in the background with an oft-unnoticed solution, the PowerPak+. The PowerPak+ is a battery pack for the 3DS that charges using the 3DS’s charging cable, and claims to double the handheld’s life.

This accessory was released in stores in April, but was not widely received; much of the modicum of attention it did garner was negativity toward the fact that one must unscrew and remove the 3DS’s backplate in order to install it. Consumers balked at the idea of opening up their console; the general consensus was that they feared this would void the warranty or brick the console.

Ever the engineer, I took up this mantle with tentative excitement. I eagerly unscrewed the colorful back of my 3DS, pausing for just a moment to ponder the possible ramifications – though any fleeting worries quickly escaped as my curiosity took hold. After all, it wouldn’t be the first warranty I’ve voided, and it certainly won’t be the last.

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Pokémon: Am I Growing Up, or is the Game Getting Younger?

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Pokémon: Am I Growing Up, or is the Game Getting Younger?

As soon as my Best Buy opened on the Sunday release, my boyfriend and I rushed over to buy our pre-ordered Pokémon Black and White games, the first game I had actually taken the time out to pre-order in some time. I slipped Pokémon White into my DS as soon as we got home, only stopping to rest when I had to go to work and to sleep.  I finished it within the week of getting it, but it was not a triumphant feeling like I had felt in the past.  Instead,  I felt rather neutral about the whole thing, which made me wonder if the game itself had changed, or if I had changed.

I had not played the SoulSilver and HeartGold generation.  I bought it, but was rather bored since it was the exact same thing as the regular Silver game from the Game Boy.  I waited and waited until Black and White was released to really get my dose of Pokémon.  I bought the White version, so I will reference to that version for this article.  Warning: there will be many spoilers.  If you have not already played the game, I would suggest reading this later.

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[E3 2011] Nyko

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[E3 2011] Nyko

Nyko recently announced its 2011 lineup and invited us to a first-hand tour of their products. The big product the company is pushing this year is the Zoom for Kinect. It’s a detachable add-on to the Kinect that reduces the amount of space needed to be able to properly play. It “zooms” in on players, allowing them to stand closer to the Kinect and still be detected. I didn’t personally get to try this one out, but a few booth babes playing Kinect Adventures didn’t seem to be having any problems with it. Read On

[E3 2011] Nintendo Press Conference – Live 9am PDT

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[E3 2011] Nintendo Press Conference – Live 9am PDT

Hi guys, join Team Nintendo: Jess Brohard and Nelson Abalos as they cover the Nintendo Press Conference.

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[Rumor] New Nintendo Console To Be Called “Feel”

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[Rumor]  New Nintendo Console To Be Called “Feel”

In the midst of all of the Project Cafe rumors floating around, Swedish magazine Loading reports Nintendo has dubbed its new console “Feel”.

Nintendo’s “Feel” console will apparently utilize a new tactile interactivity. Rumors suggest gamers will be able to actually feel changes in the game, most likely on the rumored controller screen.  As always, take this news with a rather large grain of salt, since rumors never tend to turn out according to plan.

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Nintendo Confirms New Console Coming in 2012

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Nintendo Confirms New Console Coming in 2012

A rumor has been spreading that an “upgraded Wii” was going to be announced by Nintendo at E3 this summer, and Nintendo has finally confirmed the rumors.

During the E3 conference being held this June 7th through 9th, Nintendo will officially announce their new console that will be available by 2012.  As of right now we are unsure if it will just be a beefed up Wii (as thought by the previous murmurs of HD capabilities) or a brand new console, but the news does come as a bit of a surprise given that both Sony and Microsoft have not made any hints that they would be doing the same in the near future.

This announcement also comes on the wings of Nintendo’s lack-luster sales and little to no original releases for the console in the upcoming months.  It seems that change is in the air for the Japanese-based company, which rebounded tremendously thanks to their Wii and DS consoles.  I think all gamers can agree that it will be interesting to see where Nintendo goes with their new console, in light of the Xbox Kinect providing controller-free movement games and PS3’s high graphics quality.

Nintendo also promises that the console will be “playable” by the time E3 rolls around.  You can bet that all of us here at PG will keep our eyes out for the console while we dig around E3 this year.

[via Denver Post]