Something old, new and renewed

| Jun 25, 2017

Something old, new and renewed

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2-D has its advantages When the Nintendo 3DS originally launched in 2011, the key feature was its 3-D-glasses-free stereoscopic 3-D screen. Many players enjoyed the visuals; however, some found them headache-inducing. The latest iteration from Nintendo will be a welcome release for the latter. ...

Unusual controllers preside at BitSummit

May 28, 2017

Unusual controllers preside at BitSummit

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A man wearing a blue shirt and box over his head wandered the floor at Kyoto’s Miyako Messe exhibition hall. As passersby stopped to look, he handed them empty lotion pump bottles and invited them to try squirting them. It was a quirky moment, ...

Summer releases: bring your A-game

| May 21, 2017

Summer releases: bring your A-game

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Stuff they don’t teach at school It’s May and it’s virtually summer — the perfect time to play “Summer Lesson: The Hikari Miyamoto Collection,” in which you tutor and hang out with schoolgirl Hikari Miyamoto. This game was released as a download last October, ...

Games: Best of editions and additions

| Apr 23, 2017

Games: Best of editions and additions

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Eighth time lucky for ‘Mario Kart’ The eighth entry in the long-running “Mario Kart” series first came out in 2014. Now a deluxe version is headed for Nintendo Switch, with the appropriate title “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.” Ever since “Super Mario Kart” was released ...