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Super Monkey Ball 3D (3DS)

Let’s face it–there are a ton of Super Monkey Ball games out there for even console, handheld, and mobile device.  And although controls have included touch screens, controller-tilt, device-tilt, and even full-body balance board tilt, the original analog stick control of the original games on GameCube and PS2 were arguably never matched by these newer…

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Rabbids Travel in Time 3D (3DS)

I love Rabbids.  I have since their debut on the Nintendo Wii so many years ago.  They are a property I would have expected to go farther – but they do have their own line of toys and accessories; everything from action figures to Wii controller chargers.  They are cute, funny and nothing beats pumping…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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MadCatz 3DS Traveler Bag

People seem to have a very love/hate relationship with accessories.  With each new handheld, so many of us rush out to buy some sort of case, protector, skin or something else we are absolutely sure will protect our new investment from that inevitable drop, crush, throw or toss that will destroy our beloved new toy.…

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Steel Diver (3DS)

The Nintendo 3DS has been out here in the United States for just over a week at the time of writing, so I finally feel comfortable reviewing the unit and some of its games. Of all the launch title games, one alone stood out to me as the “must have” title on launch day –…

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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A Preview Minute With The Nintendo 3DS

With less than two weeks before the 3DS is released here in the United States, the Nintendo 3DS kiosks are finally starting to hit major retail outlets like Best Buy.  With the 3D effect non-visible in videos, commercials and other forms of media, it should be assumed that this product had to be “seen to…

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Atari Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (Nintendo DS)

Earlier this year, we were treated to the very pleasant Atari Greatest Hits Volume 1 which featured 51 classic Atari arcade and 2600 games.  We reviewed the title favorably, giving the title a solid 4 out of 5 Tikis – despite some obviously important missing games such as Combat and Warlords (which we figured correctly would…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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You Don’t Know Jack (Nintendo DS)

Long before people were playing web-based games like Farmville on Facebook, Jellyvision brought an advertisement sponsored pop culture trivial game to the internet.  Using state of the art (at the time) technology including high quality streaming audio (the entire show was narrated) and flashy animated graphics, the game was a smash hit.  Between rounds, the…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Portable Consoles Are Not Dead: The True Cost of Smart Device Gaming

I’ve been reading article after article discussing how “Nintendo is doomed” or “portable consoles are dead” because of the meteoric rise in popularity of smartphone devices (Androids, iPhones, tablets, etc).  We continue to hear that “no one will pay $30+ for a game on 3DS|NGC when you can get games for $1 on your phone”.…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Atari Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Nintendo DS)

In 2005, Retro Atari Classics was released on the shiny new Nintendo DS platform.  After some very solid emulation/classic games hitting the GBA in the years before – many of us couldn’t wait for some retro gaming goodness on our new handheld.  Unfortunately, this collection of 10 titles (original and remixes) was what one could…

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+