Kotaku Asks: The Story Behind Nintendo's Innovative 3DS StreetPass Games

One of 2013's best surprises was the release of four unusual games for the Nintendo 3DS, all experimenting with a new style of multiplayer game little seen in the long history of interactive entertainment. The games were made by four Japanese studios, all overseen by Nintendo. Where did the games come from? Why were… » 12/30/13 2:00pm 12/30/13 2:00pm

3DS Update Adds StreetPass Relay Points, Removes Need For Real People

Hear that? It's rural America's sprawling masses roaring their approval for Nintendo's latest 3DS update, allowing North American owners to exchange StreetPasses for games via one of the country's more than 29,000 Nintendo Zone locations instead of sitting in the empty mall cradling their console and crying. » 8/06/13 1:00am 8/06/13 1:00am

StreetPass Has Problems In The West. Nintendo Is Fixing Them.

At their E3 analyst briefing yesterday, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed the company's plans to revitalize sales of its handheld 3DS system in the US and Europe by fundamentally changing the way its StreetPass feature works. » 6/13/13 8:30am 6/13/13 8:30am

Bring Wreck-It Ralph to Your 3DS With These Mii Codes

Jordan White, the founder of StreetPass NYC (a 3DS meetup organization) sends along these four Mii QR codes from Wreck-It Ralph, which released on Friday. If you want to trick out your Mii like one of the film's characters, there's Ralph and his adversary Fix-It Felix, plus Sgt. Tamora Calhoun from Hero's Duty and the… » 11/03/12 7:26pm 11/03/12 7:26pm