Game Systems Nintendo DS/DSi/3DS Smartphones Tablets

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”.…

About Shane Monroe

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

Game Systems Handheld Entertainment Nintendo DS/DSi/3DS

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+

Game Systems Handheld Entertainment Nintendo DS/DSi/3DS RandomPost

9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors

The Nintendo DS is alive with “rare” and “niche” games.  I have personally purchased much more than my fair share of “games for the sake of collecting” – and I won’t lie; I bought this game soley based on the fact that it had a short production run and the prices on it were already…

About Shane Monroe

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

Game Systems Handheld Entertainment Nintendo DS/DSi/3DS

Dragon’s Lair (Nintendo DS)

This review covers both the DSiWare and retail cartridge versions of the game.  Due to their similarities, only the differences between the two will be denoted throughout the review. The year is 1983. Arcades were filled with video games considered archaic by today’s standards; Mario Bros. (the original), Spy Hunter, Track and Field, Cloak &…

About Shane Monroe

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