Tech Tools: Nintendo 3DS
It’s been promised for months, but finally the 3DS is (almost) here. Due for launch on March 25th, the console is the games company’s first proper foray into the 3D arena.
The portable console has been spruced up and now includes the ability to take your own 3D images as well as play specially created games.
There is built-in software that allows you to play augmented reality games out of the box, using some cards and the 3D camera – and you can still use it with your older DS and DSi games.
The 3D can be switched on and off with a slider control that also sets the intensity of the effect.
The 3D effects aren’t recommended for those under six years of age: handily, parental controls on the console mean you can lock down some of those functions, locking out 3D, internet browsing, shopping services and image-sharing, among other functions.