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Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance Unboxing August 20, 2012

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With the release of the 3DS XL I was finally able to unbox the copy of Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance that has been sitting in its box for over a week.  A continuation of the Kingdom Hearts series by Square Enix, the game blends in famous Disney and Final Fantasy characters and puts them in enviroments from some of the best Disney movies over the past fifty years.

If you want to know more about the Kingdom Hearts series, you should check out my podcast on the subject, produced just before the new game was released.

Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo 3DS XL Store Demonstration August 20, 2012

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If you want to make the most out of your Nintendo 3DS XL then you’re going to want to take a trip through the Nintendo Store program.  Here’s how to download some free applications on it.

Note, Nintendo Store requires WiFI internet connection and the most recent 3DS firmware to access.

How to Update The Nintendo 3DS XL August 20, 2012

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Even if you bought a 3DS XL at launch, you’re going to still need to update it.  Here’s how to do it manually.

Your 3DS XL must be updated to its most recent version in order to access the Nintendo Store.

Nintendo 3DS XL Initial Setup August 20, 2012

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Maniac shows the initial setup screens on the Nintendo 3DS XL and its initial 3D effect.  The screens are pretty basic when you set up things like time and internet settings, but the 3D startup effect really was unique.

The 3DS will ask you at start to set up your current time and location, your WiFi settings, user profile and parental settings.  Some of these options, like internet or parental settings can be skipped, but if you already have a WiFi network set up in your home for example, I don’t recommend skipping the initial setup, as it is more convenient to set it up at first use.

Unfortunately the camera had some problems picking up the 3D effect, but it was there when I looked directly at the screen.

The Nintendo 3DS XL is out now.


Nintendo 3DS XL Unboxing August 20, 2012

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Maniac unboxes the Nintendo 3DS XL handheld, which released yesterday.  This is the blue/black model, although you can also find it in red/black at launch.  The unit comes with a 4GB SD card, 2 larger screens, and a higher capacity battery.

What’s in the box?  Lets find out.

Happy Nintendo 3DS Day August 20, 2012

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Yesterday, the Nintendo 3DS XL launched in North America.  In honor of that event, gamexcess.net is announcing that today is 3DS Day on the site!  The Nintendo 3DS XL is the newest version of the Nintendo 3DS, which sports a larger screen and longer battery life than the original Nintendo 3DS.

If you’re like I was, and was really curious just how Nintendo was able to create a 3D device without the need of special glasses, then I would like to draw your attention to this video produced by Clan of the Gray Wolf, where they talk about the technical specifics behind just how 3D works, and what Nintendo has done with this new device.

We will be doing plenty of coverage about the Nintendo 3DS XL for the rest of the day.  You can expect unboxings and how-to videos for the new device to be coming over the course of the day!

The Nintendo 3DS XL is out now in North America for a price of $199US.  If you’re upgrading from a previous DS or 3DS device, I recommend checking out this page for the information on how to transfer all your currently existing game data to a new device.