Did You Know Kid Icarus: Uprising is Part Collectible Card Game?

With "hundreds" of augmented reality (AR) cards being distributed across via special events, magazines, retailers and Club Nintendo, Kid Icarus: Uprising for the 3DS is more than just a third-person shooter; it's also a collectible card game. Can you collect the whole set? » 3/14/12 9:30am 3/14/12 9:30am

Here Are Three New Ways to Spend Your Hard-Earned Club Nintendo Coins

You've bought Nintendo product, registered it online, and collected Club Nintendo coins for your effort. Nintendo repays you with a Metroid screensaver, Donkey Kong posters, and a giant AR card you could have printed out yourself! » 7/25/11 1:40pm 7/25/11 1:40pm

Mario Bids Bon Voyage to the Space Shuttle

So you're attending the final launch in the U.S. space shuttle program's 30-year history. How would you document the moment? One guy whipped out his 3DS and AR cards and put Mario among those in attendance. » 7/09/11 1:00pm 7/09/11 1:00pm

Sony's AR Tech Is Smart (Smart Enough for NGP?)

The holy shit moment of the Nintendo 3DS is its Augmented Reality capability. By using cards (or tattoos), the 3DS can project augmented reality. Sony is working on its own AR tech. It's truly impressive. » 5/20/11 4:00am 5/20/11 4:00am

Windowed AR Cards Reveal 3DS' Secret

When the Nintendo 3DS is looking for an AR Card to start a game, it isn't searching for or recognizing its specific image-it's recognizing a color, and then spawning whatever comes next off of that. To prove this, AR enthusiast Super Jezmerelda created cards with the question-box design cut out, then framed certain… » 5/13/11 9:30pm 5/13/11 9:30pm

A Painfully Permanent Way to Never Lose Your 3DS Augmented Reality Cards

IHeartChaos' Cranberryzero was so impressed with the Nintendo 3DS augmented reality cards that he decided to have one permanently stabbed into his skin. What could be better than this augmented reality tattoo? I have a few suggestions. » 5/02/11 1:40pm 5/02/11 1:40pm

Watch the Dragon Pop Out of Someone's Chest With This 3DS Augmented…

So, we've seen the 3DS's augmented reality games played on an iPhone, on an Android phone and on a white board. We've seen giant cards spawn giant Miis and Marios. Now, thanks to this t-shirt, you may see the AR dragon pop out of someone's chest. » 4/07/11 6:00pm 4/07/11 6:00pm

Your Android Phone Can Now Be A 3DS AR Card

Looks like somebody was taking notes when Joel used his iPhone as a Nintendo 3DS AR Card, as an application has turned up on the Android marketplace doing just that. » 3/23/11 6:30am 3/23/11 6:30am

Lost Your Nintendo 3DS AR Cards? No Problem: Put Them On Your Phone

Did you know you could use Nintendo's 3DS to do augmented reality on an iPhone? No, no. Not using an iPhone. I mean on top of an iPhone. » 3/18/11 3:49pm 3/18/11 3:49pm

There Are Huge 3DS AR Cards. They Make Life-Sized Miis.

The 3DS uses small credit-card sized augmented reality (AR) cards for the title AR Games, but Nintendo is currently developing AR cards that are able to reproduce life-sized characters. Here Nintendo president Satoru Iwata poses with his jumbo Mii. Japan's Club Nintendo members will get the chance to snag special… » 3/10/11 9:15am 3/10/11 9:15am