Tiny Cartridge 3DS

Fire Emblem: Awakening's very cute cartridge art. The game surprisingly doesn't have any inside cover art, as has become the norm with Nintendo's first-party 3DS games in Japan, but its cart does have a nice pixelart version of Fire Emblem: Awakening's first class boxart.
You know what else looks great on a DS/3DS cartridge?
Buy: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more
See also: More Fire Emblem news, media
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Fire Emblem: Awakening's very cute cartridge art. The game surprisingly doesn't have any inside cover art, as has become the norm with Nintendo's first-party 3DS games in Japan, but its cart does have a nice pixelart version of Fire Emblem: Awakening's first class boxart.

You know what else looks great on a DS/3DS cartridge?

Buy: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more
See also: More Fire Emblem news, media
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PS Vita game cards are tiny as hell. Recent interviewee John Ricciardi of 8-4 Ltd. picked up his first Vita game today, and took this comparison shot with a 3DS cart. (Which happens to be Monster Hunter Tri-G, #humblebrag.)
Now I see why Ridge Racer has so much DLC — there’s simply not room for much game on that tiniest of cartridges.
 
Preorder: PS Vita
See also: More PS Vita coverage

PS Vita game cards are tiny as hell. Recent interviewee John Ricciardi of 8-4 Ltd. picked up his first Vita game today, and took this comparison shot with a 3DS cart. (Which happens to be Monster Hunter Tri-G, #humblebrag.)

Now I see why Ridge Racer has so much DLC — there’s simply not room for much game on that tiniest of cartridges.

Preorder: PS Vita

See also: More PS Vita coverage

Battlefield 3 for Game Boy. I picked this up earlier in the week and have been having a blast with the single-player mode. The servers have been fucked, though, and I haven’t been able to get online with this yet.
On the really real, I’m usually annoyed when people do this, like the recent trend of replacing art on classic NES cartridges with stickers of new games, but this actually looks authentic, like something you would’ve had back in the day with graphics or gameplay that looked absolutely nothing like the art on the tin.
Also, the artist probably used a Swedish Tetris cart (that’s what the code on the left indicates, at least), so it’s not as if there’s a shortage of those.
Buy: Battlefield 3 (for Xbox 360, PS3, & Windows)
See also: More bootleg/fake cartridges
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Battlefield 3 for Game Boy. I picked this up earlier in the week and have been having a blast with the single-player mode. The servers have been fucked, though, and I haven’t been able to get online with this yet.

On the really real, I’m usually annoyed when people do this, like the recent trend of replacing art on classic NES cartridges with stickers of new games, but this actually looks authentic, like something you would’ve had back in the day with graphics or gameplay that looked absolutely nothing like the art on the tin.

Also, the artist probably used a Swedish Tetris cart (that’s what the code on the left indicates, at least), so it’s not as if there’s a shortage of those.

Buy: Battlefield 3 (for Xbox 360, PS3, & Windows)

See also: More bootleg/fake cartridges

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Robocop III Famicom cartridge, in which a veteran Tokyo police officer is brutally murdered by a gang of criminals, and brought back to life as a Special Rescue Command Solbrain robot. Well, not really. This is probably just a bootleg for Natsume’s modified version of Shatterhand.
Buy: Real Robocop games
See also: More bootlegs
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Robocop III Famicom cartridge, in which a veteran Tokyo police officer is brutally murdered by a gang of criminals, and brought back to life as a Special Rescue Command Solbrain robot. Well, not really. This is probably just a bootleg for Natsume’s modified version of Shatterhand.

Buy: Real Robocop games

See also: More bootlegs

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Report: 3DS game size can reach 8GB

Taiwanese firm Macronix, which manufactures the ROM chips in your DS carts, will support game sizes ranging from 1GB to 8GB* for the Nintendo 3DS, according to a report from Gamrade (some questionable site I’m not too familiar with, though they posted those scans of 3DS titles we featured two days ago).

So, if this is true, how does it compare to current DS game sizes? Ni no Kuni and Love Plus+, two of the biggest DS games in terms of file size, weight in at 512MB. Smaller and simpler retail games can be as small as 32MB.

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Lovely NES cartridge artwork for a shirt design by Hector Mansilla (click for a larger image). It’s not available yet, but this and another illustration will eventually appear on tees you’ll be able to buy online.
Here’s Hector’s other shirt design:


See also: More awesome shirts we’ve featured

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Lovely NES cartridge artwork for a shirt design by Hector Mansilla (click for a larger image). It’s not available yet, but this and another illustration will eventually appear on tees you’ll be able to buy online.

Here’s Hector’s other shirt design:

See also: More awesome shirts we’ve featured

[Via Hector Mansilla, Brandonnn]

Tiny Famicom cartridge charm attached to a DS Lite (click for a larger image). It’s not quite as neat as my Game Center CX charm, but I’d still like to get one, maybe as something I can attach to a future Nintendo 3DS. Preferably, I’d attach it to my system with something a lot thicker than floss-thin string used here.
See also: Famicom-style plastic shells for your DSi
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Tiny Famicom cartridge charm attached to a DS Lite (click for a larger image). It’s not quite as neat as my Game Center CX charm, but I’d still like to get one, maybe as something I can attach to a future Nintendo 3DS. Preferably, I’d attach it to my system with something a lot thicker than floss-thin string used here.

See also: Famicom-style plastic shells for your DSi

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The original Mario Calculator handheld. No, Mario doesn’t actually move, unlike in the DSiWare app, but he does come disguised in a Famicom cartridge!

See also: Professor Calculayton
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The original Mario Calculator handheld. No, Mario doesn’t actually move, unlike in the DSiWare app, but he does come disguised in a Famicom cartridge!

See also: Professor Calculayton

[Via Inside Games]

The Legend of Zelda NES Cart modified by Kotomi to fit a Fami-clone’s innards and play Famicom games.
When I grow up, I want to be an amazing French modder.

The Legend of Zelda NES Cart modified by Kotomi to fit a Fami-clone’s innards and play Famicom games.

When I grow up, I want to be an amazing French modder.