3DS is all the hype right now, but other than Virtual Boy, did you know that this wasn’t Nintendo’s first foray into 3D gaming? And we’re not talking about stereoscopic Hanafuna cards here, buddy. That’s probably not too surprising even if you’re unfamiliar with whatever else Nintendo has done, since the company is typically a trailblazer when it comes to new ways to play video games.
That doesn’t change how excited we are about 3DS– but we’ll save the official celebration for that until next week. In the meantime, one blurry cross-eyed glance to the past– what was done, how it makes us feel, and what we don’t want to see repeated again in 3D, 2D or even subliminally.
Issue 42: Nintendo in 3D
Nester64x: MY 3D Gamez! by Nester64x
Nintendo has totally announced these awesome games featuring me, Nester!
Round Table: Our Hopes For 3DS by Nintendojo Staff
3DS releases at the end of this week. Here’s what mistakes we want Nintendo to fix with its new hardware iteration.
Hot Air: Threed by Aaron Roberts
A look back at Nintendo’s other 3D things.
Beware the Eyes of March by Andrew Hsieh
Just how valid are Nintendo’s claims about the 3DS destroying the eyes of six-year-olds? Turns out they’ve been worrying since the Virtual Boy.
Plan B, 3D? by James Stank
3DS has about as much hype and goodwill as a new Nintendo system could launch with, but that doesn’t mean inevitable, segment-leading domination. See PSP. So if 3DS isn’t a slam dunk, we consider what Plan B is
Additional features in this issue…
- Nightly News Roundup by James Stank
- Nightly News Roundup by Andy Hoover
- Dojo-Show-Go! Episode 135 by M. Noah Ward
- Nightly News Roundup by Matthew Tidman
- Nightly News Roundup by Robert Thompson
- Nightly News Roundup by M. Noah Ward
Coming Up Next Week…
Issue 43: 3DS-travaganza!
It finally arrives this week in North America: glasses-free 3D gaming. Our hopes, dreams and reactions for 3DS’ launch.