Wednesday, March 21

Nintendo 3DS Dropping Tons of New Videos

One of the nifty features of the Nintendo 3DS is its ability to play music videos in 3D. Some bands utilize this quite well, like OK Go (unsurprisingly, given their nature of making really cool music videos), while other artists, like, say, Jason Derulo, use it more as a way to simply get their video onto another platform. And now, a bevy of other artists are joining the fray. Although The Fray isn't joining Nintendo Video. At least not yet.

Nintendo makes it incredibly easy to get said videos, too. They're downloaded automatically when you're connected to the internet. That's assuming you have the Nintendo Video app, which is a free download. Releases today include The Shins' "The Rifle Spiral," "So Good" by B.o.B and "Sabotage" by Wale. Check out the 2D videos for "So Good" and "Sabotage" and try to imagine how 3D can improve them.

Other tracks to be released include OK Go's "Skyscrapers;" "Breakn' a Sweat" by Skrillex, for all of the dubsteppers that also happen to be gamers; "Underneath the Sycamore" by Death Cab for Cutie and "Save World Get Girl" by I Fight Dragons.

Nintendo looks like it's vowed to serve up all different genres, which is always a plus. It's also good that the company is pushing a bit into non-gaming content. Tablet and smartphone gaming are all the rage now--if there's money to be made, it's in systems that can do multiple things, if not everything, all in one convenient place. Kudos to Nintendo for taking a step in the right direction.

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