Looks like the YouTube app is officially and finally available. You can download it in the Nintendo eShop right now. Last announced back on November 13th in a Nintendo Direct video, the new YouTube app for Nintendo 3DS lets you view videos on the top screen while browsing other videos on the bottom screen. Unfortunately and oddly enough, it seems that stereoscopic 3D videos are not supported.
Last generation, software developer Detune brought us the DS-10 analog synth emulator on Nintendo DS. It was a fully functional emulation of the kind of synths KORG produced back in the ’80s. This time around, we’ve got an all new music program to play with in the KORG M01D, a sequencer based on the old M1 workstation. Let’s see how the 3DS version holds up…
I’ve been feeling impatient these days, waiting what seems like forever for a brand new 3D platformer to show up on the 3DS, so when I first saw glimpses of Sonic Lost World in pictures, it was a sight for sore eyes. The Skylanders series on 3DS proves that the genre is still alive and kicking, it just needs more support. It’s been quite some time since I’ve taken Sonic on a 3D adventure (probably as far back as the Dreamcast days for me), so let’s take a look at how this particular platformer shapes up…
Just when you think you might have seen everything the Nintendo 3DS is capable of producing, along comes a developer by the name of VD-Dev to completely knock your socks off. Check out this amazing tech demo for their latest game in development, IronFall, released today:
While the above video clocks in at roughly 30 FPS on YouTube, you can download a 60 FPS version directly from the developers themselves on their site here: http://www.iron-fall.com/
It seems that, completely out of the blue, Nintendo has decided to permanently disable Spotpass notifications for Swapnote for all users worldwide due to some users sending offensive content through the Nintendo 3DS service. Bummer, especially since that effectively renders the application useless for those of us who only send and receive messages through Spotpass.
From Nintendo’s website:
Thank you for your support.
Nintendo has learned that some consumers, including minors, have been exchanging their friend codes on Internet bulletin boards and then using Swapnote (known as Nintendo Letter Box in other regions) to exchange offensive material. Nintendo has been investigating ways of preventing this and determined it is best to stop the SpotPass feature of Swapnote because it allows direct exchange of photos and was actively misused.
Nintendo always wants to provide a positive experience for all consumers and limit the risk of any inappropriate activity or misuse of a service. We feel it is important on this occasion to take this action.
We are very sorry for any inconvenience to the many consumers who have been using this service responsibly; however this decision was made considering the point that many minors also use this feature of Swapnote. Thank you for your understanding.
Nintendo will continue to work to ensure more consumers are aware of our Parental Control features, which allow parents to manage their children’s experience on our systems. For more information, please click here.
- Service stop date: Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, 7 p.m. PT
- Service being stopped: Nintendo 3DS software Swapnote – Sending and receiving notes using SpotPass
- Affected regions: All regions where the service was offered
Special Notes services are also stopped