Apr 18, 2017
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Last year was the first time that I left my iPhone for more than a month and switch to Android. I used the Galaxy S7 for around 5 Months until the iPhone 7 came out. I've always liked Android but until a couple years ago it just wasn't as good as iOS and when I say good I mean the apps available on the OS were not as good as those on iOS.

Switching from iPhone 7 to Galaxy S8


 

I believe 2017 is the first year that it doesn't really matter what phone you choose because all of them are going to be pretty much the same. The iPhone 8 will look and function very similarly to the Galaxy S8 and both devices have lots of features which end up accomplishing the same thing. I sold my iPhone 7 a couple of weeks ago in preparation for the Galaxy S8 because it is the best smartphone ever made. The combination of materials, features, software, and design of the phone make it the most comfortable smartphone I have held and it sports the most beautiful screen I have seen. The iPhone 8 will most like match all this but we are still months away from an announcement this means it's currently Samsung's turn to shine.


 

I ended up purchasing the Silver since I have had a black phone for the past couple of years and Samsung has given all the S8 colors black fronts which is perfect. If you have yet to see one in person, I highly reccomend going to a store and checking it out. This is what phones will look like for the next couple of years until the foldable displays become more affordable. I’ll be making some videos on the S8 this coming weekend so stay tuned for those!

New Nintendo 3DS Pokémon Edition Launching February 27th in North America

Nintendo recently announced a new Nintendo 3DS 20th Anniversary Pokémon Edition which will come with Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue pre-installed. It will also come bundled with 2 cover plates and a download code for an exclusive Nintendo 3DS Pokémon HOME Menu theme. The bundle will retail for $200 plus tax and will not come with a charger which ads close to another $20 to the cost of the handheld.

We will also get Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow released on the e-shop ($10 each) so all 3DS owners can get their hands on them.

Nintendo 3DS Pokemon Products: Amazon


Bundle Includes:
  • New Nintendo 3DS HW
  • Two Cover Plates (Blastoise & Charizard)
  • Pre-Installed games Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version
  • Exclusive Home Menu theme

Source: GameStop

New 3DS XL Coming to North America On February 13

The New Nintendo 3DS XL that came out in Japan a few months ago has finally gotten a release date for North America. The handheld will be available for purchase February 13 for $199.99 and will come in Black and Red. The New 3DS XL features NFC (for Amiibos), faster processing, an analog C-Stick, and eye-tracking which allows you to view the 3DS from different angles without ruining the 3D experience. It will also have a micro SD card slot (comes with a 4GB card) instead of the full-size SD card slot on the current 3DS XL.

new 3ds xl

This time around Nintendo is releasing the 3DS XL without an AC adapter so you’ll most likely end up spending closer to $300 if you’re going to get a game with it! Sadly, there is still no word on whether Nintendo will be releasing the smaller/cheaper model with the changeable face plates in here in North America but it shouldn’t be too long before Nintendo announces it.

New Nintendo 3DS United States

Nintendo 3DS XL Face Tracking

Source: Nintendo

Next Gen Nintendo Console Specs Allegedly Leaked, Dubbed “Nintendo Fusion”

The folks over at Nintendo News posted an article with specs of what could be Nintendo’s next generation console. There will apparently be two devices bundled together, a “Fusion Terminal” and a “Fusion DS” which would allow you to play at home and on the go.  The specs are much better than what one would normally expect from Nintendo so they could just be made up but we won’t know until Nintendo officially unveils the console. As awesome as it would be for Nintendo to announce the console this year, it is most likely to happen at E3 2015 0r 2016. Check out the specs below and a video from Inside Gaming going into further detail…

Fusion Terminal

  • GPGPU: Custom Radeon HD RX 200 GPU CODENAME LADY (2816 shaders @ 960 MHz, 4.60 TFLOP/s, Fillrates: 60.6 Gpixel/s, 170 Gtexel/s)
  • CPU: IBM 64-Bit Custom POWER 8-Based IBM 8-Core Processor CODENAME JUMPMAN (2.2 GHz, Shared 6 MB L4 cache)
  • Co-CPU: IBM PowerPC 750-based 1.24 GHz Tri-Core Co-Processor CODENAME HAMMER
  • MEMORY: 4 Gigabytes of Unified DDR4 SDRAM CODENAMED KONG, 2 GB DDR3 RAM @ 1600 MHz (12.8 GB/s) On Die CODENAMED BARREL
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wireless
  • Bluetooth v4.0 BLE
  • 2 USB 3.0
  • 1 Coaxial Cable Input
  • 1 CableCARD Slot
  • 4 Custom Stream-Interface Nodes up to 4 Wii U GamePads
  • Versions with Disk Drive play Wii U Optical Disk (4 Layers Maximum), FUSION Holographic Versatile Disc (HVD) and Nintendo 3DS Card Slot
  • 1 HDMI 2.0 1080p/4K Port
  • Dolby TrueHD 5.1 or 7.1 Surround Sound
  • Inductive Charging Surface for up to 4 FUSION DS or IC-Wii Remote Plus Controllers
  • Two versions: Disk Slot Version with 60 Gigs of Internal Flash Storage and Diskless Version with 300 Gigs of Internal Flash Storage

Fusion DS

  • CPU: ARMv8-A Cortex-A53 GPU: Custom Adreno 420-based AMD GPU
  • COM MEMORY: 3 GB LPDDR3 (2 GB Games, 1 GB OS)
  • 2 130 mm DVGA (960 x 640) Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Slide Out Design with Custom Swivel Tilt Hinge
  • Upper Screen made of Gorilla Glass, Comes with Magnetic Cover
  • Low End Vibration for Gameplay and App Alerts
  • 2 Motorized Circle Pads for Haptic Feedback
  • Thumbprint Security Scanner with Pulse Sensing Feedback
  • 2 1mp Stereoptic Cameras
  • Multi-Array Microphone
  • A, B, X, Y, D-Pad, L, R, 1, 2 Buttons
  • 3 Axis Tuning Fork Gyroscope, 3 Axis Accelerometer, Magnetometer
  • NFC Reader
  • 3G Chip with GPS Location
  • Bluetooth v4.0 BLE Command Node used to Interface with Bluetooth Devices such as Cell Phones, Tablets
  • 16 Gigabytes of Internal Flash Storage (Possible Future Unit With 32 Gigabytes)
  • Nintendo 3DS Cart Slot
  • SDHC “Holographic Enhanced” Card Slot up to 128 Gigabyte Limit
  • Mini USB I/O
  • 3300 mAh Li-Ion battery

Source: NintendoNews

Wii U priced, launching November 18 in US, available for pre-order now

Nintendo’s Wii U console will launch November 18 in the United States and November 30 in Europe , with a price of $300 for the white 8GB Basic set and $350 for a black 32GB Deluxe version.

The 8GB Basic set includes a white console,  white GamePad, AC adapters for both console and GamePad, Sensor Bar and an HDMI cable. The deluxe black 32GB set includes Nintendo Land, stands for both the console and the GamePad, a GamePad charging cradle and everything else that comes in the Basic set. Those who purchase the Deluxe set will also get a “Deluxe Digital Promotion” membership which rewards points for digital purchases that can later be used to buy eShop wares. The Wii-U is available for pre-order now off GameStop and you can trade in your old Wii for $50.

Source: Nintendo, GameStop

Wii U’s Game Launch List

Below is Nintendo’s current list of expected games to launch for the Wii U between November 18 and March 2013.

  • NBA 2K13 (2K Sports)
  • Jeft Tailfin (Maximum Games)
  • Madden NFL 13 (EA)
  • EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13 (EA)
  • Mass Effect 3 (EA)
  • Toki Tori 2 (two tribes)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Capcom)
  • ZombiU (Ubisoft)
  • Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft)
  • Avengers: Battle for Earth (Ubisoft)
  • Rabbids Land (Ubisoft)
  • Assassin’s Creed 3 (Ubisoft)
  • Rayman Legends (Ubisoft)
  • Sports Connection (Ubisoft)
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 (Ubisoft)
  • Nano Assault Neo (Shin’En)
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines (Sega)
  • Sonic & Sega All-Stars: Racing Transformed (Sega)
  • Trine 2: Director’s Cut (Frozenbyte)
  • Tank! Tank! Tank! (Namco)
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Namco)
  • Wheel of Fortune (THQ)
  • Jeopardy (THQ)
  • Darksiders 2 (THQ)
  • Funky Barn (505 Games)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Activision)
  • 007 Legends (Activision)
  • Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013 (Activision)
  • Wipeout 3 (Activision)
  • Skylanders Giants (Activision)
  • Rapala Pro Bass Fishing (Activision)
  • Transformers Prime (Activision)
  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Disney Interactive)
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited (WB Games)
  • Game Party Champions (WB Games)
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition (WB Games)
  • Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Gaijin Games)
  • Ben 10: Omniverse (D3 Publisher)
  • Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game (D3 Publisher)
  • Family Party: 30 Great games Obstacle Arcade (D3 Publisher)
  • Zumba Fitness (Majesco)
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii U (Nintendo)
  • Game & Wario (Nintendo)
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge (Nintendo)
  • Sing Party (Nintendo)
  • Nintendo Land (Nintendo)
  • Wii Fit U (Nintendo)
  • The Wonderful 101 (Nintendo)
  • Pikmin 3 (Nintendo)

Source: Nintendo

Nintendo 3DS Unboxing and Hands On (Video)

The last Nintendo DS I had was the DSi Lite which I loved using but sold it to get the 3DS on release date. When I went to purchase the 3DS I saw the glossy and overall clunky design and was torn so I decided to wait until Nintendo released something better and it is finally here. Today we got our hands on the new Nintendo 3DS XL and it is the best of both worlds. The device combines the design aspects of both the DSi XL and 3DS and I am enjoying it so far even though I sold the collection of games I had for my DSi Lite. Check out our unboxing video below after the break:

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