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Friday, December 9, 2011

The New Nintendo Experience

Earlier today I completed testing out the new update to the Nintendo 3DS system. The new software brought quite a few new changes to the device, most notable being the 3D video recording. From what I have experienced so far this update is a pretty good thing and ended up keeping me with the device a bit longer than I planned.

A bunch of new features were added to the Mii Plaza including new puzzles and a sequel to the most popular (in my opinion) FindMii game. With these additions you will be able to collect new 3D pictures and hats just by walking around and being more social. Since buying the 3DS the MiiPlaza has used up the most of my time and so having something new to do is a welcome addition for me personally.

Next up on my hit list of features is the Nintendo Zone. This little media add on will let anyone using a sponsored Wifi hotspot view content otherwise hidden to the general user. So far there are already 5 locations within 30 minutes of my home, most noteworthy being a Starbucks, McDonalds, and BestBuy. I haven't gotten a huge chance to try this out but it looks promising for entertainment centered use.

The true thing I wanted to talk about and the one most people are excited about is the 3D video recording ability. Now any owner of a 3DS device can, within a few taps, record up to 10 minutes of 3rd-dimensional goodness. What is really nice about this is that, despite the quality, the general public can now cheaply make use of technology once so expensive only the top 1% could make use of it. It will be interesting to see how people make use of the technology and I only hope there isn't a certain surge of people recording objects flying at their faces.

I wanted to leave you with a question today as I do many other days. What do you find most useful in the new Nintendo update? Leave your creative wonderful and amazing comments down below and as always, have a great day!?


  1. 3D video recording is a serious win but impossible to use without optimal lighting conditions

  2. Hello,
    Nintendo 3DS today includes a Circle Pad, which gives a complete three hundred and sixty degrees of direction, allowing it the liberty and also accuracy required to enjoy video games within three dimensional worlds.

    Daniel Smith