Entries in 3DS (2)

Saturday
Aug042012

Who Wants Some Panama City Street Pass Love! WE DO!

N5omniac and I have been talking lately about the lack of streetpass love we get from the people around here in Panama City.  We go to the comic book, videogame, book, toy, and other nerdy stores yet nothing.  We go to openings for movies like the Amazing Spider Man and the Dark Knight Rises...but still nothing.  

We aim to change that.

We have plans and schemes that are always popping from our heads and I have decided to run with one of them to possibly solve this issue for those of us that love Nintendo's latest odd-ball handheld.  We want to get a streetpass group formed that can meet up from time to time and help us get these puzzles solved, hats discovered, friends found, and game challenges passed along.  

I am working on setting up an event at a local comic shop here in Panama City called New Force Comics.  This would be my prefered venue for something like this because of the locations size, its pure nerdy flavor,...and it's just a few doors down from an awesome pizza place for food!

Finally, if we can pull this off, I will have some give aways going on as well to sweeten the deal.  I'm talking game and point card giveaways.  I will try and purchase some items from New Force as well so we can have comics and toys to give away.

Feel free to hit us up in the comment section below, email us at ZensPath.com@Gmail.com, find me on Xbox Live as "PsychoticZen", or on Playstation Network as "Zenspath".  

Jeremy Powers
Host of the ZensPath.com Gaming Podcast 

Tuesday
Aug302011

Last 5 NES 3DS Virtual Console Titles Announced? (Update: They Are Available!)

Earlier this year, Nintendo announced that 20 classic games (10 ea., NES and GBA) would be coming to the 3DS virtual console for those that had purchased a Nintendo 3DS before the announced price drop had taken effect as well as had logged into the 3DS e-Shop thus earning what they called "Ambassador" status.

The first 10 games announced were Super Mario Bros. (NES), Donkey Kong Jr. (NES), Balloon Fight (NES), Ice Climber (NES), The Legend of Zelda (NES), Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (GBA), Mario Kart: Super Circuit (GBA), Metroid Fusion (GBA), WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgame$ (GBA) and Mario VS. Donkey Kong (GBA).

The NES titles were to be the first release of titles starting on Sep. 1st, and today Nintendo of Japan has revealed the other 5 titles for the NES series. (EDITOR NOTE: There has been no announcment that these WILL be the other 5 for the US...I just hope they are.) 

They are Wrecking Crew (NES), Mario Open Golf (NES), Yoshi's Egg (NES), Metroid (NES), and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES).

Nothing else was said about if they will all be released on the same day, as well as nothing about the other 5 GBA titles. Nintendo had previously stated that all 20 titles would be availble to Ambassador status 3DS owners by December 31st, 2011.

I will update once I hear more, but thanks to Kotaku for posting this announcement. (HERE)

UPDATE: As of the morning of August 31st 2011, the NES Virtual Console titles mentioned above are all available to download via the eShop.  Follow these instructions to get them asap!

  1. In the Nintendo eShop, go to the far left and select "Settings / Other"
  2. Scroll down and select "Your Downloads"
  3. Scroll down to find each individual title.  Any you have not downloaded still have "Redownload" next to them.  Note: Depending on the amount of games you downloaded in the past, you may have to skip to the next page in the list to get them.
  4. Download the game then repeat for each title.  Don't forget to also grab the "Ambassador Certificate".
  5. Enjoy some old school NES GOODNESS!

Jeremy Powers
Editor and Host of the Zenspath Podcast