You may not know it, but the Nintendo 3DS literally owes its existence to Nintendogs. I’m serious. If we look back in time to 2005, the DS was supported by Nintendo-loyal gamers, but was really not accepted on the wide scale that Nintendo had hoped.
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Released in the U.S. march 6th, Pokemon Black / White is the next installment in the second largest “video game based media franchise” in the world. Yeah, read that sentence again. The only one bigger is a couple of plumbers name Mario something or other, and they’re HUGE!
Nintendo has added even more promise to their already “gotta be a hit” 3DS handheld 3D video game system coming out later this month. On March 3 Nintendo issued a statement revealing the addition of a dedicated channel for short 3D movies and video game trailers for the 3DS. You can pre-order the 3DS from Amazon.com now for only $249.99 and have it ship out on March 27th, 2011.
The characters of the Marvel Universe are ones that have been with us for a long time indeed. Names like Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man and many others have been firm favorites for several decades, and that doesn’t look like it’s going to change all too soon. With Hollywood paying these favorites a lot of attention, as well as numerous video game releases further spreading the popularity of these characters, they’re here to stay.
The first digitally animated movies only realistically came out a short while ago, but the technology and the success that these films achieve have changed the way animated movies are made. Sure, there are still a few folks out there valiantly trying to keep the ideas and ideals of hand-animation alive, but the big block-busters are being made by computer geeks.