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How To Transfer Data and Games from Nintendo 3DS to 3DS XL August 10, 2012

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
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Planning to upgrade from a Nintendo DSi or 3DS to the brand new 3DS XL? Purchase a lot of games on one device and don’t want to lose them? It’s actually dirt simple to transfer all your internal data, saves and games from one device to another.

You will need to have both devices handy in order to make use of the transfer process, the original device’s memory card, and both must be connected to the same internet-connected WiFi hotspot. Then, just follow these simple steps, and you’ll be playing all your old games on your new device in no time.

It also looks like this transfer process will work with other Nintendo DS devices, like the DSi.

UPDATE:  If you have an older model DS, like the DSi, and you want to transfer its data to a 3DS, you can, just follow these instructions instead.

You should also register your new device with Club Nintendo to get an extended warranty from Nintendo on it, and some bonus points which can be redeemed for prizes or downloadable games.

Nintendo 3DS XL is launching August 19th, 2012 in North America.

Halo 4 Weapons Revealed August 10, 2012

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Halo Waypoint has released this trailer for Halo 4 which shows off all the weapons that the UNSC plans to bring to the fight.  From the looks of it, these weapons will be offered to multiplayer combatants, and each has their own strengths and weaknesses.  Some old favorites do look like they are returning, but a bunch of whole new weapons are coming as well, it is, after all, the future.

Is that a Rail Gun I see?

If you prefer to hear the weapons better, you can check out this trailer as well.  343 Industries promises all the weapon sounds in Halo 4 have been rebuilt.

Halo 4 is coming November 6th, 2012 exclusive to the Xbox 360.

Metroid Podcast Notes August 10, 2012

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For those of you who may have watched the Metroid Podcast and have interest in seeing anything I mentioned in it, fear not because here’s a list of links for everything that I talked about in the podcast.

  • If you want to watch the video produced by Clan of the Gray Wolf, where The Commodore remembers when he first beat the original Metroid, and how he reacted to the revelation that Samus Aran was a woman, you can watch the Metroid episode of Painful Memories in Gaming here.
  • If you want to watch the Metroid Retrospective series produced by GameTrailers.com you can check out the entire five-part series here.
  • If you want to watch the video retrospective I did last year when I completed all the Metroid Prime games at 100%, you can watch it here.
  • You can also check my Twitter feed and dig through its archives from last year to check on how my Metroid Prime Trilogy game run was progressing.
  • If you want to watch my tips on how to accumulate friend vouchers (which can be transferred to friends and become green credits) in Metroid Prime 3 and Metroid Prime Trilogy, check out this video I did with diskreader117 here.

Hope you enjoyed the podcast guys, enjoy the links!

Metroid Podcast August 10, 2012

Posted by Maniac in Podcasts, Site Videos.
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This month marks the 26th anniversary of the release of Metroid in Japan, and boy what a ride has it been.  What a better time for Maniac to do a podcast about Metroid by Nintendo.  Give it a listen and hear him talk about the series, its history, what his experiences were playing it, and where he thinks the platform is going.

Happy Birthday, Samus.

UPDATE: For those of you who would like direct links to anything I mentioned during the podcast, I have posted the full podcast notes along with links on this page.