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2013 – Reflections By A Drop Bear

It’s December 31st once again, and of course that means it’s time to look back on the year. 2013 has been a huge year for gaming in Australia and given that it is about to end, I thought I’d do some reminiscing about the more influential and controversial moments of the year. Read more…

DBG@EBX – The Saving Grace of The Nintendo 3DS

Up until the Sunday session at the 2011 EB Expo I could safely say that it had literally NEVER occurred to me that I should buy a 3DS. I’m going to be completely honest here, after my initial experience with the 3DS when it was launched I had pretty much written it off as a failure. Price drop? Not interested. Ocarina of Time 3D? I played it on my N64, not interested. So what made me decide to visit the Nintendo booth? Read on to find out. Read more…

Why The 3DS Price Drop Does Not Spell Doom For Handheld Gaming

Recently Nintendo announced a massive price cut for the 3DS, dropping it from US$250 to US$169 (AU$350 down to AU$250 in Australia) due to poor consumer uptake of the new console. This comes a mere four months after the release of the unit (April 2011) which has prompted a large number of websites to deem this to be a foreshadowing of the death of handheld gaming in this form. I disagree. Read more…

Nintendo Confirms ‘Servers Were Hacked’

Nintendo have been hitting the front page of many sites and printed media this past week, but for all the wrong reasons. Publicity is expected at this time of year however, with many in the gaming community expecting big news from the company at this years E3.

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3DS Gets Only One QLD Midnight Launch

3 days to go for the launch of the Nintendo 3DS and Drop Bear Gaming will be attending the only Queensland midnight-launch. That’s right come down to the Indooroopilly EB Games and while you line up to pick up the latest in mobile gaming have a chat to Lucas and Matt and see if you get on the episode 11 of the DBG Podcast. We will also be getting a few photos for the coverage article and you may be one of the lucky people to get a photo with us for the site. If you are interested then get down to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre at 10 pm on Wednesday the 30th and be a part of mobile gaming history when the 3DS drops.

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3DS Hands On!

I luckily received the chance to have a hands on preview with the Nintendo 3DS at a showcasing recently.

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Australian Price Point and Release Date Confirmed for Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo Australia have presented a press conference this evening in Sydney to announce the official price point and release date of the new 3DS handheld. As expected the release date is set at March 31st, the unit will be available in either blue or black, and the initial price point will be $349.95. Read more…

3DS Titles Raise Excitement and Batteries Raise Eyebrows

Issues have simmered to the surface even before the launch has materialised. Nintendo have released a spec sheet on their most anticipated product for years, however not only has it raised expectation, but it’s also raised angst around the battery life. Read more…

 
Lucas
The Podfather/Convo Controller
Super salesman by day, Batdad and Gamersutra by night. As a self-confessed technology pacifist, he prefers to sit on the console-war fence and play games on his PC.
Matt
PlayStation Fanboy/Motormouth
Electrician by trade and yet also highly skilled at finding time to game around work and family commitments. A PlayStation fanboy with a platinum count and obvious podcast bias to prove it. Thinks DC is clearly superior to Marvel. Has been known to rant.
ABOUT DBG

Started in January 2011 by brothers Lucas and Matt, Drop Bear Gaming has been operating for over 7 years offering a fresh and relaxed perspective on the video game industry. The website is a passion project more than anything and it is our distinct pleasure to continue bringing entertainment to our listeners and viewers.

The guys release a podcast episode every two to three weeks and over the years they have welcomed guests from developers, publishers, and other gaming outlets onto the show.

Disclaimer: From time to time Drop Bear Gaming receives copies of games for review in either physical or digital format from publishers or their associated PR companies. All reviews are based on the merits of each game on their own. Whether or not we were supplied the copy is not taken into account when compiling our reviews.

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