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GDC 2011: Nintendo 3DS News

By (view all posts by Yasarh)
at 9:56AM Thursday March 3, 2011
under Special Events

Tomorrow marks the end of this year's Game Developers Conference (GDC), an industry event where companies reveal some of their hottest games in development.  Next week Guy and I will have all of the biggest news for you, but for today we'll focus on the Nintendo 3DS which has a few new stories.
The first big story is that Nintendo has announced Super Mario 3DS, which everybody knew was coming.  While we've only seen screen shots, there are hints of the tail power-up from Super Mario Bros 3 returning, a flying goomba, a new type of coin, and even a screen shot of Mario with no hat.  If you'd like the full story you can check out IGN's full analysis of the Super Mario 3DS screenshots.

The next big news is that the 3Ds will let you use Netflix on it.  While unlikely, it is possible that you will be able to stream 3D movies from the device.  Details are currently scarce but it could eventually end up being the cheapest device to watch 3D movies on.  We'll have more details when they show up.

For those worried about finding places to connect to WiFi with the Nintendo 3DS, AT&T has revealed a partnership with Nintendo to provide over 10,000 wireless hot spots at "restaurants, bookstores, coffee shops, airports, and more" according to Destructoid.

All of this is exciting news and we'll have the news roundup for you next week when the conference has finally wrapped up.  For more gaming news follow me on Twitter @YasarSavings or Guy @SavingsGCapes.

What video game developments are you hoping comes out of GDC 2011?  Get your gaming geekery on in the comments!