For those of us out there that are considering upgrading to the 3DS XL, but are worried that we’d lose some functionality of some games that use the Circle Pad Pro Nintendo has some news for you. Andriasang is reporting that the 3DS XL will be getting its own version of the peripheral. No pictures of the device are yet available, but it will add … Continue reading The 3DS XL Gets Even Bigger
Nintendo has gotten a reputation over the last six years of being a peripheral heavy company. The company has released a number of add-ons for their devices that they designed as a way to enhance a players gaming experience. Many of them are nothing more than a piece of plastic that you strap the Wii Remote into, or attach to the 3DS. Not only Nintendo themselves, but a number of third party companies have also created peripherals for not only the Wii and the 3DS, but the Xbox 360, the PS3, the iPhone and any other gaming device out there. Despite the fact that many people say that it’s a new thing peripherals have been around since the beginning of the era of video games.
These devices are designed because companies, like Nintendo or Mad Catz, think that there is a need or a desire for these devices. The Wii Remote is used as a steering wheel in a number of games and many people actually play the game that way. I’ve tried using the Wii Remote by itself to play Mario Kart Wii and it doesn’t work. The controller is not actually designed to be held in that manner to play the game and many of the buttons are hard or uncomfortable to reach. However, if you strap that controller into one of the plastic wheel shells it becomes immediately intuitive and easy to use. The peripheral did its job. Continue reading “Tony’s Time: Peripherals Aren’t Useless”
Japanese gamers worried about getting sore wrists from playing hours upon hours of Kid Icarus: Uprising need fear any longer. Project Lead Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed that the game will be coming bundled with a stand that will allow you to rest the 3DS on a table, or perhaps your lap while playing. It hasn’t been confirmed yet that this device will be coming to … Continue reading Kid Icarus Gets a Bundle
Guitar Hero, Rock Band, DJ Hero and now Tony Hawk Ride; if you are anything like me, you are running out of room for all of these plastic peripherals. I already have a hall closet devoted to video game controllers, but now a separate bedroom closet has to be used to hold my Rock Band and Guitar Hero instruments. I made a rule to not … Continue reading Con-soul Searching: Bringing the Plastic Home