Sometimes an idea comes along so baffling that it's difficult to see the method in the madness. That's exactly what we found this week when Nintendo announced the newest iteration of its handheld. No, not the 4DS. Not the 4KDS. The 2DS.
It might seem like Nintendo is taking steps back from the glasses-free 3D that has defined its flagship portable for the last two years. But when we went hands on with it ourselves suddenly everything made sense.
This will no doubt be gobbled up by children and parents looking for a more affordable entry point into the 3DS generation, however odd it might look to everyone else right now.
On the subject of the big N....for their 100th issue, our friends over at Official Nintendo Magazine are offering an exclusive cover with a hand-drawn illustration by the one and only Shigeru Miyamoto. What will he draw? Probably an Xbox One or something.
Los Santos living
In just over two weeks time we'll be playing GTA 5. For real. And to keep the momentum of the hype machine ticking along, Rockstar released the first "official" GTA 5 trailer this week.
We're not sure what makes this more official than all the others we've seen but hey, we're not complaining. Check it out below.
YouTube : www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvoD7ehZPcM
After we reported last week that the GTA 5 soundtrack was leaked online, Sony came out to apologise to Rockstar for letting those who pre-ordered the game to download the supposedly secure files early. [CVG]
The radio stations and track listings have been detailed online and we now know that Flying Lotus and Soulwax will host their own frequencies. But where in the world is Kavinsky?
Word that the French electronic artist would appear with his own Nightride FM radio station on GTA 5 got out long ago, yet he's nowhere to be seen or heard in the leaked audio.
So between now and September 17, we're crossing our fingers that Nightride is still happening.
Xbox One-ts to play nice with your TV
Another week down, another week without an Xbox One release date. Microsoft is going to actually realise it, right?
Reggie Fils-Aime is a PR machine - too many interviewers have tried and failed to make him trash talk Nintendo's rivals. But this week, the Reggitron actually had some damning words to hurl at the PS4 and Xbox One.
The long-overdue Rayman Legends was finally released on Friday, but PS Vita owners looking forward to taking the limbless hero out for a spin will have to wait another two weeks as Ubisoft has pushed the Vita version back to September 13. [CVG]