SpotPass Exploit Gives 3DS Owners Unlimited Special Guest Miis

While recovering from a corrupted SD card on his 3DS, YouTuber Anthony Schwader discovered a means to delete Nintendo-issued mii visitors and respawn them endlessly. It's actually pretty simple. » 3/15/15 12:38pm 3/15/15 12:38pm

How To Share Miis In Tomodachi Life

Making Miis and watching them grow is the best part of Tomodachi Life. So why not share some of that joy with the rest of the world? What's that you say...because doing so is unnecessarily confusing? » 6/23/14 12:30pm 6/23/14 12:30pm

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

Hey, North America, This Weekend Is 'National StreetPass Weekend'

Move over, Christmas. Step aside, Hanukkah. There's a new holiday to celebrate this December: Nintendo's National StreetPass Weekend that—hmm—spreads across two nations. » 12/13/13 2:51pm 12/13/13 2:51pm

Even Find Mii Gets a Super Smash Bros. Cameo

Nintendo has shrewdly delivered fan service with its announcements of characters and cameos for Super Smash Bros., from Mega Man to The Villager to Wii Fit Trainer. The latest tease, from creator Masahiro Sakurai, will appeal to fans of StreetPass' RPG Find Mii. It's the Dark Lord! » 12/03/13 3:30pm 12/03/13 3:30pm

Quietly, Nintendo Perfected A Whole New Type of Video Game This Year

You may have missed it this year amid all the arguing about whether Nintendo should bail out of making gaming hardware and just stick to making games. » 10/21/13 10:40am 10/21/13 10:40am

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

Shinobi's StreetPass for Nintendo 3DS Has Something I Really, Really…

I love Shinobi, the original 1987 arcade game, more than almost any other video game created since. Yes, I'm serious. So I'm probably atypically excited that Joe Musashi from Sega's arcade classic is unlockable in Griptonite's Shinobi for 3DS. » 9/30/11 5:40pm 9/30/11 5:40pm

The Dude Who Says He Tagged Nintendo Brass

While at E3 waiting to play the new Nintendo Wii U, reader Dustin and his buddy killed time with their Nintendo 3DS handhelds. Then a nice fellow from Nintendo asked them if they wanted to fill their Pokédex with more Pocket Monsters. » 6/10/11 11:30am 6/10/11 11:30am

Nintendo Worried People Aren't Buying 3DS' Magic

Nintendo's glasses-free 3DS portable gaming system isn't selling as well as the company expected because people don't understand how great the gadget is or how to properly use it, the president of the company theorizes. » 4/26/11 1:00pm 4/26/11 1:00pm

3DS StreetPass Groups Forming to Play Together Outside

Street Pass is the new, always-on wireless connection for the Nintendo 3DS through which multiplayer gaming is possible. The idea is, a couple of perfect strangers, both with 3DSes, will be buzzed when they're near each other, inviting them to connect. A 3DS StreetPass group is forming, a week before the device's… » 3/19/11 3:00pm 3/19/11 3:00pm

How Samurai Warriors 3DS Plays While You're Not Playing

With the Nintendo 3DS's innovative new Street Pass feature, developers now have to figure out how their games will play when the players aren't playing. In Samurai Warriors Chronicles, your 3DS will fight your battles for you. » 2/18/11 1:00pm 2/18/11 1:00pm