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Refurb 3DS deals at Nintendo ⊟
I just rediscovered (via Bboy AJ) that if you want a cheap 3DS, you can order one from Nintendo. Refurbished 3DS XLs are just $135 ($150 for Yoshi/Mario Bros. LE’s); in addition, you can get a Pearl Pink 3DS for $95 or a red 2DS for $90.
I originally started this post “just a heads up” then I went back to the NeoGAF thread and of course Bboy AJ started his post exactly the same way. Man I am the worst.
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Refurb 3DS deals at Nintendo ⊟

I just rediscovered (via Bboy AJ) that if you want a cheap 3DS, you can order one from Nintendo. Refurbished 3DS XLs are just $135 ($150 for Yoshi/Mario Bros. LE’s); in addition, you can get a Pearl Pink 3DS for $95 or a red 2DS for $90.

I originally started this post “just a heads up” then I went back to the NeoGAF thread and of course Bboy AJ started his post exactly the same way. Man I am the worst.

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf is $24.97 ⊟
Worth the price of entry just for Isabelle. Shout-outs to Erina/Sushes for the adorable fanart of Isabelle selfies, and to @Wario64 for tweeting about the Amazon deal.
There are also some slight deals for Super Mario 3D Land ($24.95), New Super Mario Bros. 2 ($24.96), Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D ($24.96), and Kirby Triple Deluxe ($29.80) right now.
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf is $24.97 ⊟

Worth the price of entry just for Isabelle. Shout-outs to Erina/Sushes for the adorable fanart of Isabelle selfies, and to @Wario64 for tweeting about the Amazon deal.

There are also some slight deals for Super Mario 3D Land ($24.95), New Super Mario Bros. 2 ($24.96), Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D ($24.96), and Kirby Triple Deluxe ($29.80) right now.

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Fun “Pulse Fighter” music video ⊟

Whoa, this is really great! I wish Kumazon (Amazon.com for Bears?) was real. The music is all from Japanese chiptune artist Toriena, and the visuals are courtesy of m7kenji. Toriena just put out an album with Madmilky Records called A.I. Complex — you can preview it here. A digital download version of the album is coming soon.

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The most beautiful Game Boys ⊟

I love, love, love these. I am SO tempted to pick one up and throw on a front light mod, then not play any other console for the rest of my life.

These gorgeous floral paintjobs come from Georgina, who makes and sells customized portables through her friend’s shop. If you want to commission something like this from Georgina, hit up her Tumblr.

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Layton, Ace Attorney artbooks coming from Udon ⊟

Yayyy, Udon Entertainment will be publishing English versions of the Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies artbook and the Professor Layton handbook, which, by the way, had better have a puzzle on every other page or somebody done goofed.

Also the artbook for Gungnir, one of Sting’s Dept. Heaven strategy games? How intriguingly random. I am down with a reality in which a company can survive translating and printing artbooks for Gungnir in America.

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Dark Witch’s Story - Chronicle 2D ACT on 3DS in Japan ⊟

Yep, that’s the title. This is a doujin/indie game by circle INSIDE SYSTEM, featuring a composer from the new fighter Under Night In-Birth, and an artist involved with Gaist Crusher. Kinda neat to see doujin-type stuff making it onto 3DS eShop!

I’m also into the look of this game in general. Cute sprites, and kind of a Mega Man-but-also-Kid-Dracula gameplay vibe. It’s out August 6 in Japan.

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Doctor Popular - Rumspringa ⊟

West coast OG nerdrocker Doctor Popular brings us this music video from the track “Rumspringa” off of his latest album Destroy All Presets. Tasty Nanoloop crunchy beats make the perfect soundtrack for a silly video about chasing down a missing Game Boy cartridge.

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Cooking Mama 5 out September 16 ⊟

Majesco sent out these new screens along with the release date for Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit. You can see Mama dressed up for “the new Cooking Dojo mode where Mama slips into her gi for some serious culinary training.” Serious, serious sticking kiwi to a cake.

You can also see the screen declaring “Parfait: perfect!” which I just find amusing.

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Uh oh, you can buy those Sega shirts from Japan ⊟

@zerochan spotted the Geek Life Sega shirts I posted before – the amazing silhouette and all-over designs – as well as these new ones, for sale on Amiami. A bit of a problem for someone who might feel compelled to spend $50+ on some Opa-Opa or Altered Beast stuff.

Problem or opportunity, I guess, depending on your finances/impulse control.

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Smash Bros. will have a Paper Mario stage ⊟

"It’s made of paper, so strong winds will blow it away. Since the stage is paper, it transforms when it folds over and opens up again. This ship is the S.S. Flavion from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.”

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Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire and Alpha/Omega compared ⊟
I love seeing how Game Freak updates its 2D worlds into 3D scenes for its remakes, adding so much more detail and flair without losing the design of the original. Props to @RogersBase for the comparison shots!
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Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire and Alpha/Omega compared ⊟

I love seeing how Game Freak updates its 2D worlds into 3D scenes for its remakes, adding so much more detail and flair without losing the design of the original. Props to @RogersBase for the comparison shots!

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Don’t sleep on Siesta Fiesta

Siesta Fiesta takes one of the oldest, most iterated but least innovated genres in games, and makes something totally new out of it. And it does this in an upbeat, cute setting with a beautiful presentation that almost seems too graphically impressive for the 3DS. 

I didn’t pay much attention to this game before its release. I’m a big dummy, and I’m telling you now that you shouldn’t be like me.

Siesta Fiesta is basically a Breakout game with a simple twist that CHANGES EVERYTHING FOREVER: instead of requiring you to clear the whole screen to move to the next stage, each stage scrolls from left to right. The goal is not to break everything, but to break as much as you can to get a high score by the end of the stage - while still being careful to preserve your life.

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