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Submission + - Nintendo Goes Social With 3DS (ibtimes.com)

gabbo529 writes: "Recognizing the evolution of video games, Nintendo is taking a more social approach to its upcoming 3DS game system.

"Nintendo 3DS will be the most connected Nintendo device ever, with its ability to link people via local wireless connections, while at the same time connecting them to people and content worldwide via hotspot connectivity," Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said 25th annual Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco.

Nintendo announced it will do this primarily by making 10,000 WiFi hotspots available for 3DS gamers to connect, play games and view content. The WiFi will be available in selected airports, cafes and restaurants. Subsequently, it also announced a deal with Netflix, where members will be able to stream movies and other content on their Nintendo 3DS systems."


Submission + - MagicJack jacks cell phone signals (go.com)

clr36 writes: Now Magicjack is going to cut into cell phone companies profits. They have a new gadget to plug into your pc to turn your pc into a cell tower for your home.

Submission + - Call of Duty MMO rumoured (criticalgamer.co.uk)

unknown_gamer writes: You can file this news strictly under the rumour category, but Destructoid reckon Modern Warfare 2 developers Infinity Ward are beginning work on a Call of Duty MMO. Reports began to spring up yesterday that Activision are likely to pass on the next entry in the global smash hit series to another developer (Treyarch are busy working on another Call of Duty title themselves, rumoured to be set in Vietnam).

Submission + - Blizzard authenticators may become mandatory

An anonymous reader writes: WoW.com is reporting that a trusted source has informed them that Blizzard is giving serious considerations to making authentricator's mandatory on all Battle.net accounts (including to play World of Warcraft). The authenticators function the same as ones provided by most banks in that in order to login you must generate a number on the external device. Blizzard already provides a free iPhone app that functions as an authenticator. The source stated "it is a virtually forgone conclusion that it will happen". The move comes after large spates of compromised accounts that left Bizzard game masters severely backlogged by restoration requests.

Submission + - Should you hang onto those Avatar glasses? (pcauthority.com.au)

An anonymous reader writes: In terms of tech buzz at CES, there's none bigger this year than 3D TV. Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, LG and Toshiba all announced 3D TVs to go onsale in 2010, and ESPN announced a 3D sports channel. But with hardly any 3D movies to watch, and questions over price, and whether people will really want to sit in their own lounge rooms, every week, watching TV while looking somewhat vaguely like Roy Orbison — remains to be seen. This article summarises some of the big basic questions hovering over the 3D TV trend.

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