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Pokemon Trading Card Game launches on iPad today ⊟

It’s already out around the world, but the iPad app version of Pokemon Trading Card Game will show up on the App Store in the US today. It’s free, and comes with a bunch of cards to get started with.

Of course, you’ll be able to buy cards in-game, but (this is cool) you can also unlock cards in the app with codes you get from buying real decks. Good idea!

PREORDER Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire, upcoming games

There is a Bluetooth taiko drum for iPhone and iPad ⊟

Really. There is a little drum you can connect to your iPad to play Taiko Drum Master with. It comes with a little Don-chan cover, to the delight of that lady.

The visual of a family happily gathered around an iPad is hilarious, but real talk, I would absolutely be playing this on my phone, complete with comically large drum accessory, if it were available.

BUY Taiko Drum Master stuff, upcoming games
  • Source p-bandai.jp

Trust me, put an iPad Mini and a 3DS on a table next to each other, and most kids today will reach, if not jump, for the iPad. If you don’t see that as an existential threat for Nintendo, there’s nothing I can say that will change your mind.

A Nintendo that doesn’t make games for iOS is a Nintendo that doesn’t reach today’s kids; a Nintendo that doesn’t reach today’s kids is a Nintendo with no future.

Nintendo doomsaying from John Gruber ⊟

I alluded to the tech press’ recent pessimistic pieces on the Nintendo 2DS and its maker in Thursday’s silly GIF sethere’s a sample of the articles that’ve popped up from people like prominent Apple blogger Gruber.

People really want to see Nintendo making games for iOS! So much so that many are committed to this narrative that the company can’t survive if it doesn’t. Despite the authoritative tone of Gruber’s statement, I don’t believe he has a complete grasp on the state of gaming handhelds (he still thinks 3DS games cannot receive patches or DLC updates, and he believed the PSP was the all-time best-selling portable game console until recently). Luke Mathis comes off as a bit more informed in his counterpoint pieces.

Anyway, this has been your quarterly reminder that people are still convinced that handhelds are dying, ya fricks.

BUY Nintendo 2DS and 3DS/XL consoles, upcoming releases
  • Source daringfireball.net

Gabrielle’s Zombie Attack and Gabrielle’s Sweet Defense

Natsume’s adorable Wii/3DS series moves to iOS, and moves into different genres, with these two games, shown at E3 last week.

Zombie Attack is a puzzle game about matching thrown vegetables to zombies in either color or number to defeat them. And Sweet Defense is a tower defense game, but looks cute anyway.

I have a soft spot for the cutesy goth look of these games, so I look forward to checking them out within the next few months. They’re both F2P, so no risk.

BUY Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove 3D, upcoming releases

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy hits iPhone, iPad today

No big surprise here, the beloved 3DS rhythm game is out for iOS devices today (New Zealand shop, U.S. link incoming). Also unsurprising: in-app purchases are insane in the membrane, crazy insane, got no brain.

The app is free to download with two songs (“One Winged Angel” and “Zanarkand”), but then you’ll spend $0.99 on each song, $2.99 on each song bundle for the numbered Final Fantasy games, and $1.99 on each character. Buying all of the content will set you back around $90. Oh, and this mobile edition lacks the EMS feature that lets you play extended versions for a number of songs.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for 3DS is currently $30 at Amazon (includes around 80 songs, more available as DLC).

  • Source neogaf.com

You can grab the iPhone and iPad Pokédex app in North America and Europe now, so you can conveniently access info about a variety of Pokémon on your iOS device.

The app is $1.99 with data for the Pokémon of the Unova region — regional packs for Kanto, Johto, Sinno, Hoenn are priced at $5.99 each. If you want the complete set, you’ll end up spending around $26. For comparison, the Pokédex 3D Pro app on eShop is $15.

BUY Pokemon Black/White Version 2, Pokemon Conquest
Pokédex app coming to iPhones and iPads in Japan tomorrow. I know Nintendo has vowed not to bring its games to smartphones, but this isn’t as big a surprise as you’d think — it isn’t the first iOS app The Pokemon Company (a Nintendo subsidiary) has put out, and it’s not like these releases are anything like the real games. Also remember that the last app never released outside Japan.
The iOS Pokédex is initially cheaper than the $15 Pokédex 3D Pro app on eShop. It’s ¥170 ($2) to get the iOS edition with Unova Pokémon, but getting data for the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh regions will cost an extra ¥500 ($6) each. You could buy a real Pokedéx with that money!
Buy: Pokemon Black/White Version 2, Pokemon ConquestSee also: More Pokemon news and media
[Via ColtraineGF]

Pokédex app coming to iPhones and iPads in Japan tomorrow. I know Nintendo has vowed not to bring its games to smartphones, but this isn’t as big a surprise as you’d think — it isn’t the first iOS app The Pokemon Company (a Nintendo subsidiary) has put out, and it’s not like these releases are anything like the real games. Also remember that the last app never released outside Japan.

The iOS Pokédex is initially cheaper than the $15 Pokédex 3D Pro app on eShop. It’s ¥170 ($2) to get the iOS edition with Unova Pokémon, but getting data for the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh regions will cost an extra ¥500 ($6) each. You could buy a real Pokedéx with that money!

Buy: Pokemon Black/White Version 2, Pokemon Conquest
See also: More Pokemon news and media [Via ColtraineGF]

So many tears are being spilled today over The World Ends With You - Solo Remix, Square Enix’s newly announced iPhone and iPad port for its beloved DS RPG.

We already knew that the company would announce the iOS game when its countdown page expired today, but there were some cruel promises that there might be more news that would excite fans, that maybe there would be a 3DS sequel announced or something else awesome.

Nope! All we got was this trailer for the iOS game’s release tomorrow ($17.99 on iPhone, $19.99 on iPad), and some details on the port’s new features. Before Square Enix disabled ratings on this video’s Youtube page, it had thousands of dislikes and only a handful of likes.

Buy: The World Ends With You
See also: More The World Ends With You news

The Gun Stylus Assault Rifle Edition, demonstrated with Operation Neptune Spear on iPad. Though Plow Games developed this for use with iOS devices, it’s quite possible this would work with any touchscreen device, including the 3DS, DS, Vita, etc.

This is the absolute most realistic touchscreen gun controller you can find. It perfectly accurately reproduces the action of poking something with a tiny firearm.

Buy: Nintendo 3DS console (Flame Red, Black, & Blue)

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more

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Papercraft iPad presentation. This creation by Tubbypaws is better than both the actual iPad and the Apple event at which it was revealed by a real Steve Jobs. In fact, looking at it makes me almost, kinda, care about the iPad a little.
It would be a convenient device with which to show people pictures of this rad papercraft. Okay, back to my regularly scheduled total apathy toward the giant iPhone.

Papercraft iPad presentation. This creation by Tubbypaws is better than both the actual iPad and the Apple event at which it was revealed by a real Steve Jobs. In fact, looking at it makes me almost, kinda, care about the iPad a little.

It would be a convenient device with which to show people pictures of this rad papercraft. Okay, back to my regularly scheduled total apathy toward the giant iPhone.

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata shares his opinion on Apple’s new iPad (alternate version available).
So long as I’m talking abot the iPad, I feel it’s my duty to post this video of Pee-Wee playing with the tablet:




See also: Calculator Boy > iPad

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata shares his opinion on Apple’s new iPad (alternate version available).

So long as I’m talking abot the iPad, I feel it’s my duty to post this video of Pee-Wee playing with the tablet:

See also: Calculator Boy > iPad

The iPad looks alright, but the Calculator Boy is a magical device in a class of its own. Along with its built-in (non-virtual) keyboard and insane battery life, it offers a wide range of useful and entertaining apps: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, boobless, etc.
Also, its 3G support isn’t tied to any carrier, so you won’t have to depend on AT&T’s shoddy network for your data plan. Day one purchase, y’all.
[Update: I noticed some people calling this a mod; it’s actually a real product that a company called Playthings sold years ago.]
See also: The original Mario Calculator handheld
[Via Alexis Sepúlveda]

The iPad looks alright, but the Calculator Boy is a magical device in a class of its own. Along with its built-in (non-virtual) keyboard and insane battery life, it offers a wide range of useful and entertaining apps: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, boobless, etc.

Also, its 3G support isn’t tied to any carrier, so you won’t have to depend on AT&T’s shoddy network for your data plan. Day one purchase, y’all.

[Update: I noticed some people calling this a mod; it’s actually a real product that a company called Playthings sold years ago.]

See also: The original Mario Calculator handheld

[Via Alexis Sepúlveda]