Button Mash This: Sony PS Vita

The 2011 Tokyo Game Show is now in full swing. Today marks day two of the four day event and so far it seems like all eyes are fixed in on Sony’s next-gen portable handheld, PS Vita. Amongst a slew of information presented at a press conference that kicked off TGS, Sony announced a list of launch titles (some of which will be available to demo over the weekend at TGS), as well as a release date this year on December 17 (but only in Japan).

Being a winter baby, this could have been the perfect birthday / Christmas present for me. But it looks like North America and Europe will have to wait until early 2012. And since I still don’t have my hands on a Nintendo 3DS yet, I suspect it’s going to be a very long winter. In the meantime, I’ll wait patiently for my Top Three Most Anticipated Sony PS Vita games

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Button Mash This: Nintendo 3DS price drop

Last Thursday, Nintendo made an astonishing announcement regarding its latest portable device. Not even 6 months after its March 27 release date, the Nintendo 3DS will drop in price from $249.99 to $169.99 effective August 12. Early adopters have not been forgotten either. Anyone who uses their 3DS to connect to the Nintendo eShop before August 11 at 11:59pm EST will be automatically registered in the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program. The main highlight of membership is the opportunity to download 20 free games — 10 NES Virtual Console games (including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong Jr., Balloon Fight, Ice Climber and The Legend of Zelda) and 10 Game Boy Advance Virtual Console games (including Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Metroid Fusion, WarioWare Inc: Mega Microgame$ and Mario vs. Donkey Kong).

In the past week, there has been much criticism about this move. Brilliant? Desperate? The only thing certain to me is that $80 is a lot of money, particularly to those people who are on the fence about purchasing the glasses-free 3D handheld. For me, the question has not been if, but rather when. Regardless of whether that day is next Friday or not, I am excited for the upcoming software for the Nintendo 3DS. So here are my Top Three Most Anticipated Nintendo 3DS Games

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