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  • A week in reviews: 12 - 18 October
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    A week in reviews: 12 - 18 October

    By 19 October 2013

    Another week rolls on by and it's been busy, busy, busy. In addition to the announcement of the 10th Pocket-lint Awards, due to take place at the end of November, there have been all kinds of mighty products rolling in through the office. Top of the list...

  • Nintendo 2DS review
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    Nintendo 2DS review

    By 14 October 2013

    Nintendo is making moves to remain relevant in the shifting landscape of handheld gaming. That is, to some degree, what the Nintendo 2DS handheld console is all about. Because this handheld is something of an oddity. Why? The clue's in the number of the...

  • New thinner, lighter, longer battery life PlayStation Vita due to hit your hands on 10 October
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    New thinner, lighter, longer battery life PlayStation Vita due to hit your hands on 10 October

    By 9 September 2013

    Sony recently announced a PS Vita price-drop, and now it has unveiled a new Vita that's 15 per cent lighter, 20 per cent thinner and adds an hour more battery life. All that and the Wi-Fi only version will be arriving (in Japan) on 10 October. Another...

  • Nintendo 2DS announced for 12 October release, ditches the 3D and clamshell design
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    Nintendo 2DS announced for 12 October release, ditches the 3D and clamshell design

    By 28 August 2013

    Nintendo has announced a new handheld console, the 2DS. Yup, it does sound like a step back from the 3DS but in reality, who really uses 3D without getting a headache anyway? The plan was to create a simpler, more affordable handheld console for younger...

  • Nintendo 3DS XL handheld console now on sale
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    Nintendo 3DS XL handheld console now on sale

    By 28 July 2012

    Handheld gamers can now get hold of the Nintendo 3DS XL as the glasses-free 3D console goes on sale across Europe for £180.  The Nintendo 3DS has been given the XL treatment with a bigger screen, more memory and a longer battery life. The top display...

  • Nintendo 3DS XL review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Nintendo 3DS XL review

    By 10 July 2012

    When we reviewed the original Nintendo 3DS in March 2011 we thought that the lack of decent launch titles and limited battery life were its two biggest woes. But its believable, glasses-free 3D display - well, for some viewers, but not all - was an interesting...

  • PS Vita sales crash in post holiday slump
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    PS Vita sales crash in post holiday slump

    By 19 January 2012

    Sony's PS Vita hasn't been out in Japan very long, launching in December 2011, however after a promising start its sales have plummeted, dropping to 18,361 in week five. Although you'd expect a steady decline in sales after any big launch the week five...

  • PlayStation Vita Remote Play: Total control on all PS3 games
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    PlayStation Vita Remote Play: Total control on all PS3 games

    By 28 November 2011

    We've known for some time now that the PlayStation Vita would be able to function as both a controller for the PS3 and display PS3 content via its screen, however we weren't sure of  the extent to which this new functionality would be implemented. The...

  • PlayStation Vita Flash free for launch
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    PlayStation Vita Flash free for launch

    By 27 October 2011

    Don't expect any Flash based fun on your Sony PlayStation Vita if you grab one at launch, Adobe's much derided platform will not be supported. There is cookie, JavaScript 1.7 and HTML5 support though, proving that the device will be equipped for web-based...

  • PlayStation Vita priced and dated by Amazon
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    PlayStation Vita priced and dated by Amazon

    By 7 September 2011

    We know that the Sony PlayStation Vita won't be arriving in time for Christmas in the western world, Sony Corp's executive vice president Kazuo Hirai told us so. But the good news is that you should be able to pick one up in time for the new year, with...

  • Nintendo 3DS Slide Pad leaks in Japan
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    Nintendo 3DS Slide Pad leaks in Japan

    By 7 September 2011

    An extension accessory for the Nintendo 3DS is about to be revealed at the forthcoming Tokyo Game Show, and it makes the current handheld console look more like the original beefy DS. Translated from Japanese as "Extension Slide Pad" (or "Kakuchou Slide...

  • Nintendo 3DS now in the red
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    Nintendo 3DS now in the red

    By 10 August 2011

    Nintendo has ended up in the red thanks to the 3DS. Nope, we're not talking bank balance slides due to poor sales, but rather a fetching new shade for the 3D handheld console - Flame Red. We use capitals for that colour description because that is the...

  • Nintendo 3DS could have D-pad issues
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    Nintendo 3DS could have D-pad issues

    By 8 August 2011

    The Nintendo 3DS woes continue, this time with alleged button warping on the handheld's D-pad. Pictures of the console's controls with peeling paint and buttons that looks like prunes have begun to emerge across the Internet.  The problem began as an...

  • Nintendo boss apologises to 3DS early-adopters
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    Nintendo boss apologises to 3DS early-adopters

    By 5 August 2011

    Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has apologised to gamers who paid top-dollar for the 3DS, following the decision this week to slash the cost of its retail price just 6 months after it went on sale. Speaking via a letter published on Nintendo's website (and...

  • PlayStation Vita delayed until 2012
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    PlayStation Vita delayed until 2012

    By 4 August 2011

    We were kind of hoping that the PlayStation Vita would launch here in October, but it seems the next-generation handheld won't now be hitting UK or US shores until 2012. The delay means no Christmas Vita action, unless you live in Japan, and also means...

  • PlayStation Vita arrives 28 October according to Blockbuster
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    PlayStation Vita arrives 28 October according to Blockbuster

    By 1 August 2011

    Blockbuster might have gone and accidentally revealed the release date for PlayStation's new portable console, the Vita, and it looks like it could be arriving sooner rather than later.  The Vita is set to be a powerful replacement for the PSP and could...

  • 2012 release for MGS3 Snake Eater 3DS
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    2012 release for MGS3 Snake Eater 3DS

    By 27 July 2011

    The Nintendo 3DS launch was all but void of decent titles, with exciting games shown prior like Zelda and Kid Icarus set to ship later on in the consoles' release calendar.  By far the most exciting title displayed in the build up to the 3DS launch was...

  • Netflix hits the 3DS along with free Nintendo Video service
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    Netflix hits the 3DS along with free Nintendo Video service

    By 14 July 2011

    Netflix, the US-based movie rental and on demand service, is headed to the Nintendo 3DS. Owners of the handheld will find the Netflix app turning up in the devices e-shop from 15 July. Before you get too excited, don't expect any glasses-free 3D movie...

  • PSP 2 to be officially announced 27 January?
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    PSP 2 to be officially announced 27 January?

    By 12 January 2011

    It's been a few months since we've heard any PSP 2 rumours (the PlayStation Phone seems to have stolen all of the portable PlayStation limelight) but, if an MCV report proves accurate we could be just a couple of weeks away from an official announcement....

  • Nintendo to rectify past mistakes with 4 million 3DS rollout
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    Nintendo to rectify past mistakes with 4 million 3DS rollout

    By 10 January 2011

    If you were concerned that the Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming console was going to suffer the same product shortages as the previous iterations of the device then fear not, as it looks as though Nintendo is making sure there will be no break in its supply....

  • PSPgo price drops as handheld sales struggle
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    PSPgo price drops as handheld sales struggle

    By 25 October 2010

    The poor old PSPgo is having a bit of a rough ride at the moment, with reports of high customer return rate, and now news that prices for the PSPgo have been cut in the US and Japan. Admittedly, this looks to have been coming for some time, as Sony's...

  • Gametech Bear accessory Dualshocks your PSP Go
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    Gametech Bear accessory Dualshocks your PSP Go

    By 5 October 2010

    The cool thing about this little device is that it doesn't actually contain any tech. Now, that might seem like a bit of a weird thing for a tech site such as Pocket-lint to be praising, but bear with us whilst we explain. This nifty accessory from Gametech...

  • Nintendo 3DS hardware info updated
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    Nintendo 3DS hardware info updated

    By 22 September 2010

    Some new details on the Nintendo 3DS have emerged, namely further hardware specifications. And it seems that instead of a single processor, as many previously expected, the new handheld console will sport twin ARM CPUs. In fact, it's two 266MHz ARM11...

  • Nintendo 3DS hands-on
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    Nintendo 3DS hands-on

    By 15 June 2010

    We've just brought you news live from the E3 event out in LA, of Nintendo's announcement of a next-gen DS. The new model - the Nintendo 3DS - takes in the major trend of 3D and slots it into a handheld gaming console - and it's glasses free. What Nintendo...

  • Nintendo 3DS unveiled at E3
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    Nintendo 3DS unveiled at E3

    By 15 June 2010

    At the E3 event out in LA, Nintendo has made the announcement of a next-gen DS. The new model - the Nintendo 3DS - takes in the major trend of 3D and slots it into a handheld gaming console - and it's glasses free. What Nintendo promises is greatly improved...