My 12-Year-Old Convinced Me To Buy A Nintendo 2DS

I like to drop my extensive video games knowledge on my tween stepson anytime I can. For instance, I keep him informed on new games releases, explain to him how to determine if a game is worth renting or buying, and share with him my philosophy on why we shouldn’t buy consoles on release date. As a parent, it’s my duty … » 8/30/13 11:31am 8/30/13 11:31am

Portable Gaming Rules in Japan

One of the more noticeable differences between the East and the West is the prevalence of the handheld console. The popularity of handhelds in Japan is fairly understandable. For one thing, the high population density makes open space one of the island country's most precious commodities. Also, the widespread use of… » 10/25/12 7:30am 10/25/12 7:30am

The Jungle: Official Info On Panasonic's New Online Handheld

Panasonic's new portable online games machine, The Jungle, is out of the bag and now 100% official. What's the company line on the handheld designed exclusively for online gaming and MMORPGs? » 10/04/10 9:00pm 10/04/10 9:00pm

Motion Control on a New DS — How Might That Work?

An oblique reference to a DS successor helped turn Satoru Iwata's interview with Japan's leading newspaper into a full-on bombshell. Specifically, the Nintendo chief said such a device must be enabled for motion control. What could they be working on? » 1/06/10 9:00pm 1/06/10 9:00pm

New iPod Touch Better Than iPhone for Games

The iPhone is being widely touted as the next big Gaming Thing » 11/24/08 3:20pm 11/24/08 3:20pm. It is definitely true that the JesusPhone™ is a capable gaming device but if tests performed by Handheld Games are correct, the new iPod Touch is a much better performer. The new iPod Touch 2G runs at 532MHz as opposed to the 412MHz of earlier models -…