NoobFeed.com catches CNN with their newest review on Nintendo's new handheld, comparing apples with Buicks, in which can only be described as plain ignorance or ingenious trolling. Sometimes, words can describe. Go watch the video today!
i mean really. 3ds doesnt make phone calls or bleeds your pocket dry on a monthly basis from useage fees.
Can the 3DS pump out visuals like these? Post up a link please.The iPhone will use the same processor and have the retina display. http://images.anandtech.com... http://images.anandtech.com... more screenshots of what the A5 processor can do. and it looks like the A5 is on par with Sony's latest and greatest upcoming PSP. http://www.anandtech.com/Ga...
ipad screenshots.... are you being serious?? http://www.laptopdrv.net/wp... ahhh that feels better :)
Yes because the 3DS was OBVIOUSLY made to make phone calls and play half assed tacked on games the majority of which are fads or don't work well to being with... Really people the iPhone is NOT A GAMING PLATFORM. just because you can download some games on it doesn't make it a dedicated gaming device and it SHOWS the majority of the games that try to be real games that are released on the thing are crap for one reason or another. Sure there are a few big causal hits but they are nothing the DS hasn't already done or could easily do.
"just because you can download some games on it doesn't make it a dedicated gaming device " So, the 360, PS3, PSP etc are not dedicate gaming devices? Because I can do a sht load more on them than play games. What is a dedicated gaming device?
the screenshots were to illustrate the boost in visuals of the A5 processor and since the iPhone is going to use the it. so the iPhone is not a gaming platform? why's that? because it doesn't have little thumbsticks and buttons? software is software brah. (still no links but plenty of disagrees lol)
@Kyur4ThePain & Pixel_Pusher Ask yourself what's the main functionality of the electronic? When one thinks iPhone, the FIRST idea that pops into their head is a.....phone.... 360/PS3/DS/PSP.....a gaming device. We might as well call cars - Portable MP3 players if you consider how you guys rate the functionality of things. In Japan people play a lot of games on the cell phone, but they don't necessarily consider a specific device a dedicated platform. It's a genre, called mobile gaming. The reason why they keep comparing sales of games, is because common sense dictates that selling something at $2 vs something at $60...what do you think is going to sell more in numbers? They don't use even grounds to even consider things on. I'll quote from what I read on an article a while back about mobile gaming vs dedicated: "It's not that games on phones or tablets are better than what you see on Sony and Nintendo's handheld systems—it's that for many travelers they're GOOD enough."
@PixelPusher "software is software"? Ok, lets play Street Fighter 4 for MONEY. You use an "iDevice" for input, I'll use a controller. Winner take all. Whadya say? [crickets] Not hatin on iDevices either. I own an iPhone, but you'll NEVER catch me prefering to play an input heavy game (like SF4) on it over a game-centric machine. Hardware is hardware.
@Pixel_Pusher Children like you dont have fond memories. You grew up with iPhones to play games, cheap $1 games that are disposable within a single play through. Unlike you though, I value handheld gaming, believing that the iPhone is not a real gaming machine. Of course its more powerful than the 3DS, because it has to do things like make phone calls, text, internet, point is, its not a video game machine and it never will be. You can keep pointing out how "amazing" the graphics are, but it will never be on the same level as the 3DS and NGP; the true handheld game machines.
Now I know the reviewers are late to the party: "On top of the 3D, the actual graphics are pretty good, a lot better than the [?] dated stuff you saw on previous Nintendo game devices. Definitely not Playstation 3 quality, for instance, but they've definitely reached a point where even hardcore gamers... like me, for instance, who grew up on Halo, won't mind playing around with this thing. " "like me, for instance, who grew up on Halo" "who grew up on Halo" ........ I don't have an issue with Halo, but come on...something tells me I'm much older than the author....Which makes me feel really old now..
Iphone will never be good for gaming until they add a D-pad and buttons! I have the new Ipod touch and bought street fighter 4 and is sucks! I need control
He is right guys. You can play REAL games on the 3DS (and not on the Iphone) but you can't use it as a phone, so Iphone is better to make calls. If you want a good phone, the 3DS is no match for Iphone. That's what he is trying to say.
But if that's what he's trying to say, why say it at all then? 3DS isn't a phone at all, so it's not an option when considering one. Seems pointless to me.
I was being sarcastic. There is no way a phone without physical buttons and cheap games can be a threat for NGP or 3DS. You can buy an expensive Iphone 4 and then Apple will release an Iphone 5 and soon Iphone 6, just look at the current support for Iphone 3G or Ipod 2G users (sad, huh?). NGP and 3DS will give you more than 5 years of support and fun + buttons + big budget games (and not cheap/simple games) + amazing and known franchises like Gran Turismo, Mario, Zelda, Uncharted, Donkey Kong, God Of War, Killzone, Metroid and more.
You know, the sensationalist statement he did that this article is based on doesn't piss me off. In fact, most of his review is filled with stupid fallacies not even IGN could come up with, anyways. I mean, dude complains about 3D giving him an headache when he SETS IT TO MAX BECAUSE HURR, the STYLUS, goes to praise Apple again, and after that he cons the fact it uses cartridges, that in his fallacious words "weren't seen since the last GameBoy". Picture related, however.. Dear god.
machine built for games VS a device playing games that are no better than those on free flash game sites. Huh which one would logically be better, yea the machine built for games, iphone gaming is a joke. They are only fun for short periods and you should be paying money for them in the first place. They are just flash type games nothing amazing about them.
*Repeatedly facedesks himself*
Oh how they have no idea what Nintendo is all about. The 3DS is going to be another 100 million selling electronic device.
Nor is the 3DS even... A PHONE.. CNN.. find something better to do, please. That's like saying "well this new Mitsubishi definitely isn't a Boeing."
Ipad/phone is a phone/internet thing that plays cheap ass games, nintendo 3DS plays bigger budget games and has buttons in addition to touchscreen. Try selling a big budget $30-$40 dollar game on an iphone/pad.....shit isnt gonna be bought.
True, but it's like for every $40 game on the 3DS, there will be like 50+ $1 apps for the iPhone that people will be more than willing to buy. A lot of those app purchases are even impulsive purchases and can't be refunded like a 3DS game can (though I've heard few cases were app purchases were refunded).
On Android you can get a refund for a purchased app before 24 hours pass.
Hey CNN, the 3DS isnt a phone!
iphone is better than the 3ds peeps but I still would not buy any of them.
CNN be trollin
3DS is no match for the Iphone........if were talking about the phone part. But if were talking about games and such, seeing as how well the DS sold and all the great fun games came out for that. 3DS is gonna be another seller.
Not as bad as people talking about Kinect being an ipad killer... Just another crappy liberal news network doing nothing better with their crappy company.
wheres fox's "conservative" review, ignoramous? @below no that's what happens when networks/sites/etc put a stupid guy who knows jack about gaming to review a console...
Hate on Fox all you want. At least they have the brains to stay out of electronics in general. This is what happens when news networks talk about anything electronic related. You get shit. Come to think of it every time I watch anything on the news it always turns to shit.
It's not like CNN has anything else to report. they won't tell you what's really going on.. "Hey don't worry about the world we will tell you how the 3DS isn't a phone."
in terms of what? ppl dont buy iphones for the games, they buy it for the phone use, games is just an added bonus. im liking stunt2 though, lol..
It is one of the worst reviews Ive ever seen were gaming isnt really mentioned at all Not to mention the fact that the 3ds is already a raging success in every region in terms of preorders, sales (in japan), and games in development before launch (more than the ds and psp had) LOL at I grew up with halo part.......... and the carts havent been used since the gameboy part (and the ngp uses them too)...... he probably has no idea what gaming is.
WOW, I guess if anyone was gonna honestly play Nintendo down was this guy. If your thinking of buying a 3DS make your mind up from this review as this as negative as it going to get. @below can you tell us how the 3D is?
So I got my 3DS today. Been playing Street Fighter on it. I also have Street Fighter on my iPod Touch....guess which one I'm enjoying more...
That is like saying I have Crysis 2 for the PC and the X360. Guess wich one I'm enjoying more....
How do you even compare the two? What a joke...
Just another reason why CNN's credibility has been going down the toilet.
In the video the guy refers to the 3DS as a 'mobile Gameboy-like device'. What the hell?
I agree the 3DS is no match for the iDevices.
did he say more exspensive? and bad for shitty delvopers? thats what 3ds ware is for lol
Stylus was on the DS too there CNN, also there is internal memory on it to DL stuff. Wow do they even do their research at all? Im not 3DS fan but come on... this is embarrassingly bad.
Wow...sometimes the media need's to do a little more research. Of course it's not an IPhone, IPhone's are PHONES! They play little crappy cheap games and have companies charging you hundreds of dollars a month for service! The 3DS is a handheld GAMING DEVICE....sheesh.
That's why I have an iPhone and am getting a 3DS on Sunday. I want both! I love my iPhone, but Androids are better. Haha. The Android marketplace has almost caught up with the app store. Obviously, the hardware is better and so is the OS. I love the customization. ^_^ I'll convert after I get an upgrade. There are "real" games on the iPhone though, guys. Aralon HD is an RPG by two Bethesda employees. It's extremely long, with a fully detailed world. It's great! Strange Rain is an "interactive experience". Do it! NY Zombies is the best zombie shooter on portables too. Sonic 2, Final Fantasy I & II, Dawn of Mana, and Battlefield Bad Company 2 are apparently not "real" games. <_< It also has a Devil May Cry, Resident Evil(s), tons of FPS's (Puppet Wars is the best though.), dinosaur shooters, Game Dev Story, and tons of other things that can only be done on a touch screen. Cut The Rope is brilliant! Save Toshi would make a great Move game also. Cover Orange is extremely addicting also. The app store has some masterpieces.
How about against the iPad 2, since they are both released on the same day in the UK.
Too bad Nintendo DS/3DS has way more quality games than the iphone.
since when CNN is a reliable source for video games?
Did anyone watch this terrible review? The guy was talking about "hardcore gamers" such as himself that grew up playing Halo. da fuck
Spot on! He also has no idea that Ninty's previous handheld was the DS as he keeps refering to the gameboy LMAO! Oh and nothing has used a stylus since the palm?! A clueless fucking idiot reviewed this and personally i think he should be fired from his job! He's clearly an idiot! I mean how can he not have heard of the DS? It sold 146 million units worldwide?! Has he been living in a hole in the wild or something? Lol
CNN - talking complete shite since 19-o-plonk. Comparing a dedicated gaming hand held console to a mobile phone. Oh, yes. What's next? Erm, let's compare a MP3 player to a TV, or a toaster to a dildo.
@Kyur4ThePain & Pixel_Pusher clowns lol
@Big_Dom toaster all day! DILDO's DON'T MAKE TOAST
The entire review is just fail after fail. I lol'd @ "primarily a cartridge device, no garage developers, or downloaded games are made for it" Its genuinely embarressing that investors (their primary readership for CNN Money) are going to trust this guys view on the console. Well if theres any benefit, id say the price of NTDOY shares will be cheaper tomorrow because of it.
I hate the media.It's all fashion led and run by colossal idiots. I hope the 3DS destroys the iPhone and iPad for sales.They are not proper gaming devices and I wish the media,especiallt gaming,would stop treating them as such.
"They are not proper gaming devices and I wish the media,especiallt gaming,would stop treating them as such." OK where to start, I have seen many in this forum an on web sites saying thing's like the Iphone an smartphones are not gaming devices...what is a gaming device? Hmm, if you are talking about Gaming devices that are geared toward gaming only than that's not even an issue anymore the "strictly only gaming device" is long dead there is no such animal, all the devices do more than just game now , Hell the 3DS is now doing 3D movies, just like the PSP an NGP does. Internet, location based service's. flash memory support for EBOOK's, date book function's web browsing. Application install. the only thing missing is dedicated buttons for the Iphone an other smartphones just like them right? but yet you can still get those if you want them. zeemote is just one such device: http://www.zeemote.com/ an the button's are an can be mapped. as for this: " hope the 3DS destroys the iPhone and iPad for sales." Nintendo is great in the Handheld arena an no doubt make fantastic handhelds, the problem is they do not have just themselves anymore in this space both Sony an Nintendo now know the real market comp. is not just between them it's pretty much everyone now. the reason being is Smartphones just like what happened to the dedicated PDA is also moving into the same market as dedicated Hand Held game machines are. Convergance is going to reamain the Parity an it's not going to stop. example: How many Iphones get sold a Quarter..over 8 million..that's over 8million Iphones a Quarter. an that's just the Iphone. "The Company sold 8.7 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 100 percent unit growth over the year-ago " www.apple.com/pr/library/2010 /01/25results.html That is also why many 3rd party game developer's are making game engines that would have been made at one time "only for a dedicated handheld game system" are now being made for Smartphones also. the point is also Smartphones are also getting dedicated GPU's processor's inside their phone..so if they are not really game machines as people are pretty quick to point out why give them those powerful chipsets? One my point out because it will speed up performance which is very true. but Game Engines by many 3rd party companies pretty much are only game company's are making game engines for those devices then does that beg the question is if these smartphones are not game handhelds why are these companies making game engines for them? while i agree the CNN guy was pretty harsh, the fact that the Hand Held game space is changing is not something you should ignore, Sony is not an you best be sure Nintendo an Microsoft are not also ignoring the change.
Like CNN knows what the hell they're talking about. Those old farts can't appreciate a long, developed game.
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