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Jelly DealsThe best Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday 2017 deals

Our top picks for the best Nintendo Switch bundles, discounts and deals.

The star in the sky of Cyber Monday 2017 is gradually fading but never fear, the day may pass but the deals certainly aren't going anywhere. Not until later this week, at least. The long-running annual event with a slightly dubious name (given that it's no longer the late 90s) is the follow-up event to the even longer running Black Friday shopping bonanza. Previously, this was the online side of the late-November savings spree, though in recent years the lines between the two have blurred significantly. What you need to know, though, is that Cyber Monday brings a brand new set of discounts, bundles, special offers and deals on a whole array of products.

FeatureThe enduring appeal of Nintendo's StreetPass

3DS' smartest feature, four years on.

Four years on and I'm still carrying around my 3DS. It sits in my bag each day as I walk to the office and it travels with me when I journey elsewhere. True, the amount of time I spend on Nintendo's dinky dual-screen has dropped over time, despite the introduction of its beefier XL and shinier New 3DS models. But it's still my go-to place for bite-sized gaming sessions.

Feature"I don't want to be a part of piracy"

Meet the student who just made 3DS homebrew easy - and set Nintendo on high alert.

This week, 22-year-old Jordan Rabet sat down at his keyboard and told his many Twitter followers the good news: his year-long project to crack the 3DS' security was finally at an end.

FeatureNintendo 3DS XL First Impressions

Nintendo sends us one. We play with it. Is it XL-ent?

The 3DS XL has arrived! It's in the Eurogamer office, anyway, and so am I. Would you like me to steal anything for you while I'm here? I can easily source you a half-empty bottle of Brecon Carreg mineral water or - bit trickier, this - a four-foot tall steel broadsword belonging to the editor, currently buried in a plinth of plastic ice. Nobody's going to miss that.

Feature3DS Circle Pad Extension

Up close and personal with Nintendo's portable Frankenstein.

As far as rumours go, the first whispers that Nintendo was planning on somehow stapling an extra circle pad to the side of the 3DS was at the wackier end of the tittle-tattle spectrum, and you can be sure Eurogamer thought long and hard before reporting on it.

FeatureCheap This Week - 20/04/11

The best in bargain gaming.

Welcome to Cheap This Week! We already tell you which games are out this week, so we thought we'd try bringing you a weekly roundup of the best deals in gaming as well. Look out for Cheap This Week each Wednesday.

FeatureWhy the Nintendo 3DS costs £230

Nintendo's new handheld ripped open and costed up.

"An absolute outrage!"; "Shameful exploitation"; "I love living in rip-off Britain". Just a small selection of reader reaction to the news that the 3DS would sell for around £230 when it debuted in the UK.

Nintendo 3DS: Launch Title Lowdown

Nintendo 3DS: Launch Title Lowdown

Mario! Zelda! Monkeys! Cars! Etc.

There's just one month to go now until Nintendo releases its shiny new handheld and everyone in the world throws their 3D specs in a bin. Yes, as of 25th March, we'll all be able to enjoy glorious, glasses-free, three-dimensional gaming with the Nintendo 3DS.

Providing we're willing to part with £230 first. And aren't one of those people whose eyes can't even look at a 3D screen without their eyes going all swimmy. But this is missing the point. The POINT is that this is the start of a magnificent new era. Soon we will be able to visit gameworlds where objects in the distance look not just smaller, but farther away. And what a wide range of worlds there will be to explore, right from launch.

As covered in our recent previews there's new Pilotwings and Kid Icarus to enjoy, not to mention Super Street Fighter IV.

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Ready for Launch

FeatureReady for Launch

The 3DS lands in Japanese consumers' hands this weekend, but how does Nintendo plan to keep its handhelds relevant?

Published as part of our sister-site's widely-read weekly newsletter, the Editorial, is a weekly dissection of an issue weighing on the minds of the people at the top of the games business. It appears on Eurogamer after it goes out to newsletter subscribers.

The launch of a new Nintendo console is always a big event, but the resurgent company's dominance of console sales in recent years has meant that the launch of a new piece of Nintendo hardware marks a major milestone for the games business as a whole. It's to be expected, then, that the eyes of the gaming world will turn to Japan this Saturday when the Nintendo 3DS finally arrives in the hands of eagerly waiting consumers.

Nintendo is undoubtedly gearing up the statistics and press releases already, because for all the frenzied coverage the launch will generate, it's actually a pretty well understood and stage-managed event in many regards. Almost every console launch in recent years has been the "biggest ever" by some measurement, for example, but such statistics are largely meaningless since demand almost always exceeds supply on launch day - meaning that this is an achievement not in terms of sales but in terms of manufacturing.

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Nintendo 3DS Camera

3D photos! Mii Maker! Face Raiders!

Forget mirrors. Looking at your own face in boring old 2D is so last decade. What if you could see yourself the way others see you? What if you could capture multi-dimensional images of the world around you? What if you could make 3D porn?

Eurogamer Readers vs. Nintendo 3DS

Part 1: Richard Horne writes about his Amsterdam adventure.

Earlier this month Nintendo invited two competition winners to join the games industry in Amsterdam for the announcement of the European 3DS launch date and software. Eurogamer reader Richard Horne was one of them, and as soon as he got back he wrote up his epic impressions of the hardware and software. Read on to see what he made of them.