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As to be expected with his passionate work looking at Nintendo’s games and devices, Beta64 has produced an incredible 49 minute-long history video dedicated to the 3DS and the company’s prior attempts to incorporate 3D technology into their games.

From the Famicom’s exclusive headset peripheral to the DS’ late mega-hit successor, Beta64’s latest video heavily details Nintendo’s 30+ year-long history working with 3D visuals. Whether you’re looking to hear about Nintendo’s struggles to perfect the technology or how the 3DS came to be, below, you can check out Beta64’s full production on YouTube which has it all! 



On top of the history of the 3D devices Nintendo created over the years, Beta64 also takes a fascinating dive into many of the development periods and philosophies that fueled the 3DS’ applications such as Mii Maker, StreetPass, AR Cards, and Face Raiders. Did you know Luigi’s Mansion was Nintendo’s first glasses-free 3D game created through an external GameCube display? There certainly is a lot to learn and discover here for those who have and haven’t yet read up on the topic.


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Written by Marc Kaliroff

Ever since owning a cobalt blue Game Boy Advance, Nintendo is his preferred way of gaming. Marc is a journalist, creative writer, and video producer. While his focus may be on providing news, he spends his days preparing reviews for games of the present and past.