7 posts tagged nintendogs
Today’s Super Smash. Bros. screenshot megaton is.. ⊟
"A bored-looking dog staring at the TV…" I know some are peeved that this shot doesn’t reveal anything new about the game, but I love director Masahiro Sakurai’s comment on the daily pic: "Occasionally, the Super Smash Bros. series really makes me confused about what I’m creating.” The man is working himself to death to make this game for you; he should be allowed to post a silly screen from time to time.
That said, I also love the deeper meaning others are searching for in the image, ranging from blown-up shots of the TV screen to see if they can identify Ness in the display, to speculation that Nintendo is preparing a Nintendo Direct for this week. Sometimes, a Nintendog butt is just a Nintendog butt.
Some neat things about this Swapnote, despite the absence of Uggie: first, there’s a new Nintendogs stationery! Second, the Swapnote actually links out to the eShop for the Nintendogs demo.
Demonstration of what happens when a 3DS demo expires. The Nintendogs demo (added yesterday) is limited to 10 plays, so DMGICE’s Philip Wesley ran it down to see what happened.
Spoiler alert: you get funneled into the eShop to read about the full version.
Nintendogs 3DS carrying case. Being from Dealextreme, you know this item is a) unlicensed and b) soooo cheap ($4.80).
For a bargain-priced, knockoff 3DS case, this looks really cute. It also has pockets for three games inside, and comes with a rubber strap, which might be useful, I guess.
Being a less-than-$5 3DS case, I suppose it also runs a risk of just falling apart…
Preorder: Nintendo 3DS ($169.99 on August 12!)
See also: More accessories
Nintendogs + Cats, 3DS, and AR Games commercials, all featuring the members of Arashi. There’s a surprising amount of in-game/menu footage in here, which is totally unlike the first 3DS commercials featuring the group — pretty much just members of Arashi looking way amazed at the 3DS.
Nintendo of Japan opened its Nintendogs + Cats site today, featuring the commercials, as well as a chart of breeds appearing in each version. It’s a good resource if you’re interested in the game, or if you just like pictures of puppies and kittens.
See also: More Nintendogs
Scandal: Models Photoshopped in Nintendogs + Cats boxart. As evidenced by a comparison between the Japanese and American boxarts for French Bulldog & New Friends, one or the other of Nintendo’s regional departments altered this photo of the canine, thus promoting unrealistic body images among young dogs.
It falls on you to protect your own puppy from the kind of pressure caused by this pervasive retouching, and let it know that it’s beautiful just the way it is, even if its eyes or ears don’t have the exact shape of the uncannily perfect model on the Nintendogs box.
See also: More Nintendogs
Nintendo posted a new Iwata Asks/Itoi Shills discussion about the 3DS, and along with talks about the system possibly recording 3D video one day, the roundtable has a curious exchange about Nintendogs + Cats.
I know few “core” gamers are interested in the game, but I’m pleased it has significant new features beyond just cats, like the pets recognizing your face, an in-game camera for taking snapshots, and an augmented reality trick that superimposes your animals on real-world locations.
The Iwata Asks conversation also outlines this neat Nintendogs + Cats item that uses “StreetPass”, the new feature that automatically exchanges data between two nearby 3DS systems, even when they’re in sleep mode and have different games inserted: