The Nintendo 3DS is a terrific gaming machine in a number of ways. It's powerful, portable, lets you take pictures of your dog in 3D, etc. But the machine does have one fundamental flaw. Its rechargeable battery typically loses its charge--especially if you've got the 3D slider at maximum--within 3 to 5 hours.
Enter the Hyperkin Powerplus for the 3DS.
When you review video games for a living, as the Sports Gamer does, you typically have two kinds of days: You have good days, and you have great days. But every once in a great while, you have downright awesome days.
This week, I experienced one of those downright awesome days.
2K Sports, makers of the excellent MLB 2K series, is currently putting the finishing touches on a much more light-hearted take on America's favorite pastime. Imagine, if you can, Phillies hurler Cliff Lee working a full count on SpongeBob Square Pants while a capacity crowd at the Poseidome--the fictional underwater ballpark based on the SpongeBob universe--rises to its feet.
It's those kinds of bizarre moments--when fact meets fiction, and the fiction gets funny--that Nicktoons MLB will provide.
Mario and Sonic--long time foes in the video game world--decided to, in celebration of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, bury the hatchet and appear together in a game called Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games for the Wii and Nintendo DS.
The first game was so successful that when the Winter Olympics held in Vancouver, Canada rolled around in 2010, Mario and Sonic got together again for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, also for the Wii and DS.
And now, with the 2012 London Olympic Summer Games just around the corner, Mario and Sonic will do it one more time - and for the first time ever, they'll be competing on the Nintendo 3DS, too! Soccer, Equestrian, Canoeing, Aquatics, Table Tennis and more add up to almost 50 Olympic-themed events for you to compete in both 2D and 3D.
What are you waiting for? Click more to watch our exclusive trailer of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games!
Are you looking for a new PS3 game but can’t decide on one? Well, look no further because Cars 2 the video game, like the movie is fantastic. And don’t worry if you haven’t seen the movie yet, the game doesn’t spoil the plot. Whether you’re a big fan of Lightning McQueen and friends or just like racing games this is an amazing game because it is so much more than just a racing game.
Cars 2 is the newest video game installment in the Cars franchise and, obviously, ties in with the movie, Cars 2. The game takes on a whole new approach, breaking away from a strictly kids-oriented game, to creating a toned-down kids version of the popular racing game “Blur.” In all honesty, this probably was a great move, as people of all ages, not just kids anymore, will be interested in the game.
If you've got a 3DS, or if you're planning on buying one soon, you can now access the Nintendo eShop, the 3DS's equivalent of the DSiWare Store (for the DSi) and the Wii's Wii Shop Channel. To access the eShop, all you have to do is find someplace with Wi-Fi access and download the system update. Pro Tip: Tap on the wrench icon on the opening menu screen of the 3DS and keep digging until you find the System Update tab.