Nintendo updates the 3DS

This morning Nintendo updated the 3DS and the 3DS XL. The key updates are an additional second thumbstick on the right side (above the ABXY buttons) and ZR and ZL shoulder buttons.

The new 3DS launches on October 11 in Japan with no word on release for Europe or the United States.

It’s interesting to me that the regular 3DS got larger in every dimension and heavier and the 3DS XL got slightly thinner and slightly lighter. As much as I want to say “I’m still cool with my launch 3DS” and “I don’t need to upgrade, even though I’d like better battery life” I know that all it’s going to take is a Zelda game that needs a Z button and I’ll be ordering one.

[via Joystiq]



O Captain my Captain… Carpe Diem, seize the day. Thank you for inspiring me every day from your performance in Dead Poets Society, RIP.

The very sad irony is at the end of Dead Poet’s Society, William’s character mourns the death of a student who took his own life.

Please take time to the share the number of the Suicide Prevention Lifeline to save a life in honor of Mr. Williams. 1-800-273-8255