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NintendoWare Weekly: Super Bonk, From the AbyssNintendoWare Weekly: Super Bonk, From the Abyss
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Joystiq Wii, April 4, 2011:
The future of Bonk: Brink of Extinction may be uncertain, but that doesn't mean you can't download a new (to Wii) Bonk game today! If you prefer your adventuring to be more technologically advanced, there's also a game about using an underwater vehicle to capture fish.

DSiWare features baseball management today, along with fantasy-themed puzzling and Anonymous Notes Chapter 1 - From the Abyss -, a DSiWare spin-off of an obscure DS dungeon game.

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Great news: The 3DS will recognize a giant AR Card drawn on a whiteboardGreat news: The 3DS will recognize a giant AR Card drawn on a whiteboard
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Joystiq DS, April 1, 2011:
It's been kind of a bummer day, hasn't it? Studio closures? Game cancellations? No thanks. Luckily, we've had our spirits boosted by Refractr's recent, mind-blowing discovery: Your Nintendo 3DS AR Cards can be blown-up to hilariously gargantuan proportions. You should probably watch the video below.

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Nintendo building new R&D facility in KyotoNintendo building new R&D facility in Kyoto
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Joystiq Wii, March 31, 2011:
According to a report from Nikkan (as translated by Andriasang), Nintendo's planning on getting its proverbial ducks in a row with the construction of a new 12-billion-yen Research and Development facility in Kyoto's Minami Ward -- the same location as its Japanese headquarters. The gargantuan building will house 1,500 employees focused on product development, and is scheduled to break ground January%2012, with a projected completion date sometime the following year.

In short, if you're looking for the future birthplace of the Nintendo 4DS, you needn't look any further than this new facility. On a related note, if you're looking for the birthplace of Nintendo as a whole, you could also do that using the Nintendo 4DS' time-piercing chronoscreen. Man, we can't wait for that thing to be invented. Good thing we don't have to! Ha! Time travel.

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JoystiqNintendo building new R&D facility in Kyoto originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 31 Mar%2011 01:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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BurgerTime HD coming to PSN, XBLA, PC & WiiWare this summerBurgerTime HD coming to PSN, XBLA, PC & WiiWare this summer
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Joystiq PS3, March 30, 2011:
After showing the game at GDC, MonkeyPaw Games has officially announced BurgerTime HD, its first experiment in "evolving" a retro game as opposed to merely re-releasing it. The announcement adds lots of meaty information to the, uh, news ... wich.

The updated version of Data East's classic burger-stacking platformer is being developed by Frozen Codebase, and it's coming to XBLA, PSN, PC and WiiWare "early this summer," according to MonkeyPaw president John Greiner. A peck of Peter Peppers will be able to play together, since the game now includes four-player online multiplayer, along with split-screen local multiplayer. Leaderboards, DLC and chat will help add a modern flavor to this culinary concoction.

We'll let MonkeyPaw describe the updated gameplay, since we don't know if we'd ever be able to generate a sentence this wonderful on our own: "A unique cylindrical playing field reinvigorates the familiar classic gameplay of creating enormous hamburgers while fending off wieners, condiments and spices." The enlarged 3D landscapes offer "numerous paths of burger creation."

Screens of all three console versions are available after the break.

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Nintendo 3DS gets torn apart on videoNintendo 3DS gets torn apart on video
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Joystiq DS, March 29, 2011:
We've seen the guts of the Nintendo 3DS ripped open (and valuated!) in photos, but its hard for us to get our grisly tech-pleasure unless we see the teardown in action. Check out PimpMyConsole's audiofree 3DS surgery video posted below while we consider how truly upsetting that last sentence was.

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Nintendo claims best first-day US handheld sales ever for 3DSNintendo claims best first-day US handheld sales ever for 3DS
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Joystiq DS, March 29, 2011:
Nintendo is staring at some three-dimensional stacks of cash today. Nintendo of America issued a press release claiming that "U.S. day-one sales numbers for Nintendo 3DS were the highest of any Nintendo hand-held system in our history."

The publisher declined to comment on exact numbers, saying only that more information will be available when the NPD releases its report on the first-week sales. We guess that $250 price point wasn't much of a deterrent after all. Find the full statement after the break.

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Users report 3DS crashes, loose hingesUsers report 3DS crashes, loose hinges
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Joystiq DS, March 29, 2011:
Two issues have come up with the new 3DS -- one kind of serious, and one kind of not. NeoGAF users and a GoNintendo post, among others, document a periodic error screen that appears during gameplay, which requires the system to be shut off and turned back on in order to get back to playing. It seems to be most commonly associated with Super Monkey Ball 3D and Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars.

Nintendo of Europe issued a statement to Eurogamer suggesting that this issue could be fixed by downloading the latest firmware. If that doesn't fix the issue, the company recommends users "contact their local Nintendo Customer Service centre to investigate the problem further."

Some users are also reporting an excessively loose hinge, causing the top half of the system to wobble during play. "The hinge i thought was OK," reports 3DSBuzz forum user Suspiria, "but throughout the day it has got worse and worse." Nintendo acknowledges the possibility of such an issue on its support site, advising those who suffer from it to send the system in for repairs. We're contacting Nintendo about both issues, and will let you know what shakes out. Hopefully, it's not the top of a 3DS.

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Nintendo responds to 3DS headache complaintsNintendo responds to 3DS headache complaints
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Joystiq DS, March 28, 2011:
Nintendo UK Head of Communications Robert Saunders recently responded to a post on MaxConsole, which corralled a number of Twitter users complaining that their time with the 3DS was causing headaches and dizziness. Saunders explained, "When viewing any kind of 3D images (TV, movies etc.), some people might experience minor discomfort." He added, "The effects are short term and have no lasting effect, in fact most players can continue after taking a short break." Click past the jump for his full statement.

For those who find Saunders' response a little too corporate, Penny Arcade also released its response to 3DS discomfort earlier today. Sure, it's a smidge exaggerated, but we find it to be a tad more entertaining than the company line.

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The Nintendo 3DS New York City launch event, in picturesThe Nintendo 3DS New York City launch event, in pictures
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Joystiq DS, March 27, 2011:
Trust us when we say this: you were lucky not to have weathered the shockingly cold East Village this evening. No matter how much you want a Nintendo 3DS -- and we imagine that's quite a considerable amount at this point -- nothing was worth the blistering wait.

Except, to the hundreds of folks munching down hot dogs and giant pretzels (not to mention the free tacos), and happily donning Nintendo 3DS woolen caps and tees, the cold wasn't such a big deal. As we approached the front of the line, blankets and makeshift blanket forts were keeping the most loyal -- or perhaps the craziest? -- warm in the painstaking last hour, though smiles were just as ubiquitous.

The cold, it seems, may have pushed some people off. As you'll see in the gallery after the break, the 3DS' big coming out party could've probably used a few more attendees lining up to get inside. We're sure Nintendo will have no problem getting rid of consoles at launch and in the coming weeks, but the catering company from tonight's event is likely gonna need to get rid of a few hundred extra hot dogs.

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Pokemon Black and White sell 2 million in U.S. in first two weeksPokemon Black and White sell 2 million in U.S. in first two weeks
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Joystiq DS, March 26, 2011:
The Pokémon franchise is commonly criticized for refusing to change between generations -- luckily for Nintendo, one of the elements that doesn't seem to change over the years is all the mad, mad money each new installment pulls in. Nintendo of America recently Tweeted to inform its followers Pokémon Black and White have sold 2 million units in the U.S. during their first two weeks on store shelves.

On top of the 5 million-plus copies that have sold in Japan, we think it's safe to say that gamers aren't scared off by all the similarities to previous iterations of the franchise. We're a little worried about the game's success, though -- after all, it's going to be rather difficult to be the very best (like no one ever was) when over 7 million people share our aspirations.

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Okamiden producers discuss planning around Pokemon and 3DSOkamiden producers discuss planning around Pokemon and 3DS
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Joystiq, March 26, 2011:
The producers of Okamiden realized they were in a pickle, marketing-wise, when they were finishing up the Western version of the game just as the 3DS and Pok émon Black and White were being announced for the same release window. Capcom decided to thread the needle and send Okamiden out right between these two.

"Even though the news of the Nintendo 3DS was a bit earlier than we had expected," said producer Motohide Eshiro and director Kuniomi Matsushita in a postmortem on Gamasutra, "we decided that releasing the pan-Western versions of the game after Pokémon and before Nintendo's 3DS would be our best bet."

The developers also revealed the inspiration behind Okamiden's partner system, which pairs the tiny Chibiterasu with young swordsboys, mermaids, Moon Tribe aliens, and others. "A child version of Amaterasu would only have half the abilities of the adult Amaterasu," they said. "It would be rather difficult for half of a god to save the world, but if there were a partner, then the two of them could work together to save the world."

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Amazon handing out $25 game credit with 3DS pre-orderAmazon handing out $25 game credit with 3DS pre-order
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Joystiq DS, March 24, 2011:
Have you already pre-ordered a 3DS from Amazon? You just made $25. Well, you've still spent $250, of course, but you'll get $25 back in the form of credit. Likely in response to Kmart's $25 credit offer, Amazon is including a $25 credit with 3DS pre-orders, which can be redeemed toward a selection of 3DS games.

In addition, that same selection of 3DS software comes with a $10 credit toward a second 3DS game. We would be very surprised if the credits stacked, so don't expect an aggregate $35 bonus on your 3DS and game order. But in any case, money is saved!

[Thanks, Matt]

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Buy one 3DS game, get one half off at Toys R Us this SundayBuy one 3DS game, get one half off at Toys R Us this Sunday
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Joystiq DS, March 22, 2011:
If you're going to lay out $250 for a 3DS next week, we're guessing you really wouldn't mind hearing about a way to save money on games. On March 27, the day the system launches, Toys R Us will offer a "buy one, get one half off" deal on all 3DS games.

In addition, if you're not quite sure about that 3DS yet, many TRU locations will feature 3DS demos from 12-3 PM on Sunday. The store is also offering up to $75 on trade-ins of DS hardware towards a 3DS, but getting rid of your DS is something we'd advise against.

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Giant AR card used to create a Mega MiiGiant AR card used to create a Mega Mii
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Joystiq DS, March 22, 2011:
Follow us on this one: The way augmented reality cards work is that a camera (like the cameras on Nintendo's 3DS) sees a certain marker image at a certain size on screen, and then displays video from the camera along with a virtual object that matches that size. The closer the camera is to the card, the bigger it is on screen, and thus the bigger the object is displayed, as if it really exists in the on-screen world.

So what if you took one of the slightly-smaller-than-a-credit-card-sized images, blew it up, pixel for pixel, into a 22 foot long swimming-pool-sized poster, and then looked at it with the Nintendo 3DS? Answer: You'd get a three-story tall augmented reality Mii. See it in action after the break.

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Conduit 2 trailer does a bit of globetrottingConduit 2 trailer does a bit of globetrotting
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Joystiq Wii, March 19, 2011:
Where do you think Conduit 2 will take you? Wherever the bad guys are, we're sure -- but those alien creeps aren't located in one convenient place. They're scattered all across the globe, in places like China, the Bermuda Triangle, the Siberian tundra and the rainforests of the Amazon.

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