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Nintendo announces release dates and pricing for 3DS

Nintendo has announced that its much-anticipated new hand-held game console 3DS will hit European stores on March 25, 2011.

The imminent 3DS, which doesn't require special glass, will come equipped with a line-up of twenty-five games. However, the manufacturer didn't name the specific launch titles.

The 3DS will be available in America from the March 27, with a price tag of $249.99 (£157). Gamers in Japan will be able to have their hands on the game console one month earlier February 26 for ¥25,000 (£190).

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Jonathan Ross to host 3DS event on Wednesday in Amsterdam

British celebrity Jonathan Ross will host Nintendo's 3DS hand-held game console press event on 19th of January 2011 in Amsterdam.

TV presenter and media personality Jonathan Ross used social networking platform Twitter to praise game console's 3-dimentinal technology.

Mr. Ross said that he had an opportunity to try Nintendo's upcoming 3DS. Twitting on the topic, he said, "What i can say about 3DS is that the 3D is far better than I would have thought possible without glasses."

He added that the driving and shooting games were seemed to benefit the most from the 3D technology.

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3DS may support 3D video recording: Nintendo president says

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has announced that company's upcoming hand-held 3DS game console would some day be able to record 3D video.

Iwata added that the 3DS game console would use SD cards to enable 3D recording. The 3DS would be shipped with a 2GB SD card; however, the hand-held would support SD cards of up to 32GB.

Nintendo has already confirmed that the 3DS would come equipped with a 3D camera capable of capturing full 3D pictures.

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Nintendo's Satoru Iwata to be Keynote speaker at GDC 2011

Satoru Iwata, president and chief executive of Nintendo, will be the keynote speaker at the 2011 Game Developers Conference, which will take place from February 28 to March 4 in San Francisco.

The title of the keynote is, "Video Games Turn 25: A Historical Perspective and Vision for the Future". The keynote will provide a glimpse into the last 25 years of gaming and where the industry will head into the future.

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3DS is not "dangerous": Nintendo’s president says

Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata has defended company's soon-to-be released hand-held 3DS game console, claiming it is not a "dangerous" product.

Mr. Iwata's comments emerged following a recent warning from the side of the company that its 3-dimensional technology could hurt the eye sights of children less than six years of age.

Mr. Iwata said that the health-related warning on the imminent 3DS hand-held was meant to be a precautionary measure to inform customers.

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