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What’s With All the Fuss with Nintendo’s “New” 3DS and Majora’s Mask?

17 Jan

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

414ckkVU26LHonestly, all the hubbub about the “New” Nintendo’s 3DS and 3DS XL is rather droll. In order to distinguish between this model and the older one, why isn’t a better name, like the 3DS2 (or XL2) be used? Sometimes I wonder if there’s a fear of making this device sound like a name of a particular droid from Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.

Aside from a few new technical upgrades that I think ergonomic experts may find not as comfortable, the big issue is the fact this company still has not upgraded the picture resolution of its external cameras! Some users, especially me when I go travelling, want an ideal all-in-one unit to browse the Internet, take a photo to share online (what it can do now is too small and often grainy) and play music or games with.

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There’s Zelda Gold in Them Thar Hills

28 Nov

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Nintendo 3DS XL Tri-Force Limited Edition Package

No Legend of Zelda fan can do without lusting after the “gold” limited edition version of Nintendo’s 3DS XL. It is very nice to look at and it can make for a great centrepiece for any fans collection.

Ever since I heard about this release, I have been thinking that yes, it is time to upgrade. When The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia book is not enough to sate my appetite, this novelty release will certainly make my slowly growing collection worth displaying.

But is owning it worth the price? When considering that this package comes with a digital download of the game (or preinstalled, according to some advertisements) and nothing else, that’s hard to say.

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