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nintendogs + cats footage

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Update: Added a few more details below.

“[The 3Ds] no health issues. We are working with the experts in the field. We’ve done extensive testing. We have a legacy of bringing only the best and finest products to the marketplace. We will recommend that very young children not look at 3D images. That’s because, [in] young children, the muscles for the eyes are not fully formed… This is the same messaging that the industry is putting out with 3D movies, so it is a standard protocol. We have the same type of messaging for the [1990s Nintendo virtual reality machine] Virtual Boy, as an example.” – Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime

“Has there ever been a Nintendo handheld without a good battery life?” – Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime

According to Reggie, the “young children” label applies to kids younger than seven. But the nice thing about the 3DS is that you can use the 3DS Depth Slider to completely turn off the 3D effect. So, everyone should be able to play the 3DS in some form!

– Form factor of the 3DS shouldn’t be considered final
– Nintendo plans to manufacture the extendable stylus at E3
– Nintendo still deciding if 3DS will be region locked

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Activision impressed with the 3DS

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“…I was particularly impressed by the 3DS, and it got a great reception. It’s a brilliant product. Nintendo’s figured out the glasses–or the lack thereof–are key. The integration of the 3D camera was a brilliant move. And if they also address the piracy issues they have and upgrade the copyright protection system, I think it’s going to be a big success and draw publisher interest to put more resources against publishing a game in this platform.” – Activision chief operating officer Thomas Tippl

I was really surprised by the reaction to the 3DS. Just because it’s 3D, I expected quite a few people to be underwhelmed by that. Overall, though, the impressions were very positive.

Thanks to Anders for the tip!

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This information comes from director Hideo Kojima and other members of Konami, who were answering fan questions…

“We’re going to see what people think and feel. What [Kojima] is going to do, is decide the right direction. This was more of a 3D depth presentation. The real game won’t be like that. Your eyes get tired.”

Konami officially announced that a Metal Gear 3DS game would be coming to the system as “Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D The Naked Sample.” I know people were extremely impressed with the demo at E3, so hopefully Kojima will keep that in mind when deciding what to do with his project.

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This information comes from Nikkei…

“As you carry it [the 3DS] with you while out and about, it will seek out and automatically connect with wireless LAN spots, and download information. We’re thinking about functionality where it will automatically acquire newspaper and magazine articles.” – Satoru Iwata

This sort of application should come as no surprise for those who’ve been keeping up with Nintendo’s expansion of the current DS platform into an information terminal here in Japan. The system can be used at select shopping centers, train stations and fast food chains to download information and mini games, play Wi-Fi Connect-ready DS software, and download game demos.

Hideki Konno was hinting at this functionality in an interview yesterday, though Iwata’s remarks make it seems even more likely that it’ll happen. In a way, if it happens, the 3DS could act like the News Channel on Wii (news articles are automatically downloaded if WiiConnect24 is on).

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Pictures of the 3DS casing, cartridge

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Thanks to L.P. for the tip!

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Had enough of Miyamoto yet? I hope not! IGN has conducted a massive interview with him, which you can check out below.

Miyamoto on the Vitality Sensor’s absence…

“It’s actually progressing quite well. We could have shown it here at E3 if we wanted to, but the environment here isn’t really suited to that game. E3 is pretty exciting, and that’s a device that’s all about relaxation. So it’s just wasn’t the best time or place to show that game. But it is ready, so we’ll probably find another place that’s more suitable to announce it. But I’m not directly involved in that project.”