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Nintendo Reveals 3DS First Look Titles

A November system update for the Nintendo 3DS will add a 3D video recording feature to the handheld console. Gamers will be able to record moments from their lives in glasses-less 3D! Just think of all the weird porn people are going to make! Go ahead, think about it, right now.

This is actually a neat feature I think 3DS owners can have fun with. I personally don't see much use for it because the 3DS screen hurts my eyes but I may be in the minority. Do you see yourself using the 3DS as a 3D video recorder? 

New Misty Pink Nintendo 3DS Coming To Japan This October

At Nintendo's Tokyo Game Show press conference, the company revealed a new Misty Pink colored Nintendo 3DS coming to Japan on October 20. The fabulously colored 3DS is supposed to entice more female users to pick up the system, as the 3DS currently doesn't have as many girls playing it as much as they play on other Nintendo platforms. As of now, the pink 3DS does not have a US or EU release date, but I think it's a safe bet that the system will be available everywhere by the holiday season.

I think the pink color is fine, but if I had to choose a new 3DS color I'd want a simple crystal clean white. What about you, if you could paint your 3DS any color, which color would you pick?

Kid Icarus Uprising Developers Testing Online Multiplayer

Nintendo confirmed this morning that Kid Icarus: Uprising, the 3DS game that had been planned for a late-2011 release, will now not be coming until sometime next year. A press release reveals that "the development team... has determined that more time is needed to complete the game," and so they'll have it.

The press release also confirmed that "3D Kid Icarus animations" are being developed with "critically acclaimed Japanese anime production houses." When it is ready, the content will be released worldwide as downloadable content on the 3DS via the Nintendo Video service.

Source: Nintendo

Our First Look At Mario Kart 3DS From E3 2011

Here's a brief, yet totally awesome, public service announcement to start your day with. Nintendo confirmed at E3 that Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 would be coming to the 3DS this fall, but there was never any mention of a release date. No longer.

Super Mario 3D Land is coming to North America on November 13, and Mario Kart 7 will follow a few weeks later, on December 4. The news was confirmed this morning in a press release. That's really all there is to say on the subject, other than WOO HOO!

Texas has long had a thriving video game development community, from the days of Origin Systems and the early years of id Software, to the modern day where id continues working alongside Gearbox Software and Bioware’s Austin studio. It makes sense that a game design program would eventually have been founded at a Texas university.

In 2002, Dr. Peter Raad, the director of Southern Methodist University’s Linda and Mitch Hart eCenter, was approached by members of the North Texas game development community who were concerned about a lack of local opportunities to train new members of the industry. SMU collaborated with these developers, and in 2003 founded The Guildhall, a master’s degree program in video game development.

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Nintendo 3DS Slide Pad Detailed And Priced

The second analog nub-adding 3DS Slide Pad that we first heard about from a Famitsu report last week has become more official, with a newly updated peripheral page from Nintendo on its website. The attachment will start selling in Japan on December 10, for 1,500 yen (roughly $20) on its own or $6,900 yen (roughly $90) for a bundle that also includes Monster Hunter 3G.

Nintendo confirmed that support for the add-on is built into a number of previously released and upcoming 3DS games (via GamesRadar), including Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, Kingdom Hearts 3D, Resident Evil: Revelations, Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble and Dynasty Warriors VS. The attachment also requires a single AAA battery to work, as it doesn't draw power from the 3DS.

Anyone want to start placing bets on when the first 3DS redesign will be coming?

Source: Nintendo

Starfox 64 3DS, Madden and More in This Week in Game Deals: September 11th - September 17th

CheapyD at CheapAssGamer.com scours both the online and offline world for the best deals on video games, and to help out your wallets, we're bringing his weekly recap to you!

Best Buy includes a $50 gift card with the Xbox 360 250GB Kinect console bundle and a $25 gift card with a Kinect sensor.

Kmart offers a $60 gaming coupon with the Xbox 360 4GB Kinect console bundle (Rewards members only), a $20 coupon with NHL 12, a $15 coupon with God of War: Origins Collection, and a $15 coupon with Starfox 64 3D. Bioshock 2 drops to $9.99 and Starcraft 2 hits $39.99.

Target throws in a $50 gift card with the Xbox 360 4GB Kinect console bundle. Buy Starfox 64 3D, get 50% any 2nd 3DS game. Madden NFL 12 is $49.99.

Toys R Us slashes Deus Ex: Human Revolution to $34.99. Buy Starfox 64 3D and a 3DS system, get a $25 gift card. Starfox 64 3D, Asphalt 3DGhost Recon: Shadow Wars, Dinosaurs 3D all qualify for a $5 gift card.

Amazon matches the Deus Ex: Human Revolution $35 and Madden NFL $50 deals.

Visit CAG for more details and the rest of this week's Sunday ad deals.

Best of the Rest:

20% off new release PC downloads at Amazon
Total War: Shogun 2 Limited Edition $15.99 at Newegg
2 for $30 Xbox 360 games at Walmart
Select PS3 Move games $9.99 at GameStop

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Square Enix has released the first gameplay footage from Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy. Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy is the upcoming Nintendo 3DS rythym game that takes place in the Final Fantasy universe. I have to say that just from this video alone it looks a lot like Osu (which isn't a bad thing). As someone who loves Final Fantasy music, I've definitely got my eye on this one.

Check out all of the Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy details for more info on this charming game. Does this type of game seem like one you'd enjoy playing on your Nintendo 3DS?

Game design at Northeastern University

I’m going to start this article with a full disclosure – I am a faculty member at Northeastern University in Boston, with a couple of years of teaching interactive narrative and game design courses under my belt. Don’t scream “OMG Bias!” in panic, though – this is no vapid sales pitch. Instead, consider this a tour through the program, with a guide who just happens to know the ins and outs reasonably well.

G4U: Northeastern's Video Game Program

The Basics

Game Design is offered as a core curriculum in the master’s program at Northeastern’s College of Professional studies. The school offers a 12-month certificate program in Game Design and a Master’s of Professional Studies in Digital Media with a concentration in Game Design, if you want the specifics and wordy titles. What this means in plain English is that you can opt for the quicker certificate if you are simply looking to brush up on skills or learn an aspect of development that’s new to you, or you can go for the full degree program for the in-depth educational experience (encompassing core classes, specialty classes, and a thesis component) and the resume-sweetening power of a master’s degree. It’s up to you.

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The Porsche 911 Carerra S is coming exclusively to Need For Speed: The Run. The Need for Speed series is all about the fastest action and the sleekest cars, and that's exactly what you can expect from this sexy Porsche. In The Run, it's all about who can race cross country from San Francisco to New York faster, which is something you'll have no problem doing in the Carerra S. Check it out in action in the video below.

Need for Speed: The Run Porsche Reveal Trailer »

Need For Speed: The Run is coming to Xbox 360, PC, Wii, 3DS, and PlayStation 3 on November 15, 2011.


G4 University wants to enroll you into the "How To Get A Job In Video Games" course, and the good news is that the enrollment fee is free. Playing video games is incredibly fun, which is probably why you're here reading this. But wouldn't you love to turn your obsession and love for pixellated playtime into a career? Now when people tell you that work isn't all fun and games, you can turn around and tell them that yes, it actually IS games. And fun as well.

Starting on Monday, September 12, we'll have an entire week's worth of information for you, and you won't have to read a single textbook. We'll have multiple features every day like "How To Be A Video Game Producer," a video look inside the making of Gears of War 3, interviews with industry notables like Ken Levine, the BioWare Doctors Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka, Pete Wanat, and a look inside the video game programs at Northeastern University, the University of Utah, The Guildhall at SMU, along with the Gnomon Workshop and MIT's GAMBIT program.

It's an entire education aimed at helping you get into the games, and we'll be covering every facet of the industry. Stay tuned next week as it all unfolds, and keep it here all week for daily new G4U content. Veni Vidi Videogame!


Monster Hunter 3G Coming To The Nintendo 3DS

Capcom is releasing an updated version of the Nintendo Wii's Monster Hunter Tri for the Nintendo 3DS and calling it Monster Hunter Tri-3G. Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu confirmed the release, saying that local wireless has been confirmed, so you'll be able to play with friends, but they didn't go in to how the online mode will work.

Monster Hunter Tri-3G will have 12 categories of weapons, and, according to Siliconera, the game will have have 12 categories of weapons, water levels, and you'll be able to take advantage of the bottom 3DS screen by touching it which will allow you to automatically turn towards a monster. Also, Capcom has upgraded the amount of content that will be available in the game to "enormous" extremes.

Monster Hunter Tri-3G is currently scheduled for a 2011 release.  With this and Roller Coaster Tycoon 3D I'm getting a bit more excited about the 3DS' lineup. You?

Source: Siliconera

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Resistance 3 Gameplay Trailer, Screens Reveal Chimera Brawler

CheapyD at CheapAssGamer.com scours both the online and offline world for the best deals on video games, and to help out your wallets, we're bringing his weekly recap to you!

Best Buy knocks 50% off select games with the purchase of Resistance 3. A $50 gift card is included with the Xbox 360 4GB Kinect console. Buy Dead Island, get a free Zombieland DVD or Blu-ray.

Kmart offers Deus Ex: Human Revolution for $44.99, and includes $20 gaming coupons with Resistance 3 and Dead Island, and $15 coupons with Driver: San Francisco and Warhammer 40K: Space Marine.

Target includes a $20 gift card with the purchase of 2 select $59.99 titles, including: Resistance 3, Dead Island, Driver San Francisco, Madden NFL 12, NCAA 12, and Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Toys R Us promotes a buy 1, get 1 50% on all games $19.99 and under as well as a buy 1, get 1 50% off on select games, including: Deus Ex, Driver, F3AR, Mortal Kombat and more. On Tuesday only, get a $15 gift card with the purchase of Dead Island, Warhammer 40K: Space Marine, and Resistance 3. Get a $50 gift card with the purchase of a Xbox 250GB Kinect console and a $25 gift card with the Kinect Sensor. Lastly, buy 1 select Kinect game (Child of Eden, Dance Central Kinect Sports, and others), get a 2nd for $10.

Amazon matches the Deus Ex $45 deal.>
Visit CAG for more details and the rest of this week's Sunday ad deals.

Best of the Rest:

Deus Ex (360/PS3) $34.99 9/11-9/17 at Toys R Us
Back to School Gaming Sale at Amazon
House of the Dead Overkill Extended Cut $29.99 Pre-order at Amazon

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Nintendo 3DS Getting Second Analog Stick Via Cradle Attachment

There's only one analog stick-style control adorning Nintendo's 3DS, though that's all the device really needs. Right? No, not really. Not from Nintendo's perspective, anyway.

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Dragon Quest 10 was confirmed as a Wii release long ago, but Square-Enix confirmed at a weekend press conference that the game will finally be arriving in 2012, with a Wii U version to follow. The game will feature an MMO-style framework built around online play, according to Andriasang, and fans can expect a beta test prior to release.

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