Tuesday, May 26, 2015

StreetPass Weekend, Splatoon Poster Only at Best-Buy Starting 5/29

If you're picking up Splatoon and some amiibo this weekend at Best Buy, or if you plan on participating in the Nintendo World Championship Qualifiers, then you'll be treated to 6 StreetPass tags from Mii's across the United States.

This weekend, starting on Friday, May 29, Nintendo will be opening up Nintendo Zone locations at Best Buy stores across the U.S. for an exclusive StreetPass Weekend. According to the Best Buy website, "During store hours from May 29 to May 31, you can get up to six StreetPass tags from other Nintendo 3DS users from Best Buy locations across the U.S."

Not only that, but if you plan on picking up Splatoon at Best Buy, you'll get a free double sided poster while supplies last! Remember, if you have or sign up for Gamers Club Unlocked, you'll get all new games for 20% off, which will bring the price of Splatoon down from $59.99 to $47.99. 

This is a busy weekend for Nintendo and it's fans as it launches Splatoon, it's innovative new IP for the Nintendo Wii U, along with new amiibo for the Splatoon and the Super Smash Bros. series. Do you plan on heading to stores this weekend to pick up something?


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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Summer Events for Utah 3DS StreetPass

First off, thank you to everyone who made it out to our May Event on the 23rd. Although our original plans of having the full version of Splatoon playable at the event fell through, many people came out which made for a lot of StreetPasses to help everyone get through the new StreetPass games.

We have an exciting summer of events planned at Utah 3DS StreetPass, and we want you to be aware of when and where everything is, so that you can plan now around your busy vacation and work schedules that you have for the summer. You can find details for all our events on the Utah 3DS Facebook Event Page, as well as the Upcoming Events tab on the Utah 3DS website.

Nintendo @ E3 2015



First up, we have some non-Utah 3DS events, but ones that you'll want to mark on your calendar. The Nintendo Digital Event, which is when Nintendo shows off new releases and updates on previously announced games coming in 2015 and beyond, will stream live on Tuesday, June 16th starting at 10:00 am MDT.

You can watch the event be going to e3.nitnendo.com, twitch.tv/nintendo, or youtube.com/nintendo. If you try one of those, and it gives you issues, try switching to one of the other. Click here to RSVP to our Facebook event page.

For the third year in a row, Nintendo is partnering with Best Buy locations across North America to show off it's latest and greatest Nintendo game that's coming this holiday. This year, we'll be treated to the E3 demo of Mario Maker, coming out later this year in September. 

You'll have two opportunities to try out the game: Wednesday, June 17th and Saturday, June 20th. For the last two years, Nintendo has had the event at the Sandy Best Buy location at 35 East 11400 South. RSVP to our event pages on Facebook for details as they are posted. RSVP to June 17th and RSVP to June 20th

Utah 3DS Events for Summer 2015


Utah 3DS StreetPass is very excited to celebrate the 4 year anniversary of our first event! It's hard to believe that we've been putting on monthly events for the past four years, all because of one new feature on video game console we were desperate to experience.

On June 27th, we plan to have a lot of fun for our June event, including some prizes and giveaways that we'll share with you soon. RSVP to the June Event page to get updates when when they are posted.

While we may not have had a chance here in Utah to compete in the Nintendo World Championship 2015, you will have a chance to compete in the Nintendo Utah Championship! We'll try to replicate the qualifiers and finals of the Nintendo World Championships and have a few prizes to give away to our top places. Will you be crowned the Nintendo Utah Champion? RSVP to the July Event page to get updates when they are posted.

We are planning to have our August event on either the weekend of August 8th or 15th. Keep an eye on our Events page of Utah3DS.com or the Utah 3DS Facebook Page for information when that is posted. 

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

GAME & LISTEN - Episode 48 - E3 2015 Predictions and the Return!

GAME & LISTEN - Episode 48 is now available to download from iTunes,TalkShoe, and Stitcher. On this weeks show we talk about our predictions, hopes, and some crazy guesses of what we expect from Nintendo at E3 2015, but also, we have an old friend return to the podcast, and we talk to him about what he's been up to the past 6 months.


On this weeks show we decided to only record and not broadcast live. We are wanting to try new things to best improve the quality of the show. If you have any comments or feedback for the show, please send them to podcast@utah3ds.com

Feedback, Comments, and Questions:

Have feedback, comments, or questions for the show? We'd love to hear from you! Send them to podcast@utah3ds.com. We want to make this a show that our listeners will love, and we're always looking for ways to make the show better.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

GAME & LISTEN - Episode 47 - Will Jigglypuff Face off With Ryu in Smash Bros?

GAME & LISTEN - Episode 47 is now available to download from iTunes, TalkShoe, and Stitcher. On this weeks show we talk about the new character rumors for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U, what we think of the Guitar Hero Live and Rock Band 4, as well as all of our impressions on the new content for StreetPass Mii Plaza. 


On this weeks show we decided to only record and not broadcast live. We are wanting to try new things to best improve the quality of the show. If you have any comments or feedback for the show, please send them to podcast@utah3ds.com

Question of the Week: 

What do you think we'll see from Nintendo at E3 2015?

On next weeks show, we'll be talking about our E3 2015 predictions. E3 is now less than 2 months away, so before too many rumors and speculations come out about what Nintendo will be showing off, we're going to put in our predictions, and we want to hear yours! Send your predictions to podcast@utah3ds.com and we may read it during the show!

Feedback, Comments, and Questions:
Have feedback, comments, or questions for the show? We'd love to hear from you! Send them to podcast@utah3ds.com. We want to make this a show that our listeners will love, and we're always looking for ways to make the show better.

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunesTalkShoe, and Stitcher and you can automatically get our newest show each week as soon as it is posted.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Tour Finally Comes to Salt Lake City


Finally, after putting on concerts since the Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary tour back in 2011, The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses Master Quest concert tour will finally be making a stop at Abravenal Hall in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, October 15, 2015.

The symphony is a one-of-a-kind experience, and has changed a little bit with each year the concert has been performing. Regarding what we will see in October, the official press release has this to say: 
"Featuring brand new music and visuals, including pieces from the recently remastered The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and the addition of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, the concert series will maintain the beloved experience fans have come to expect while remaining the ultimate Zelda experience currently available to fans."
Do you plan on going to the event and want to connect with others who are? Head over to the Facebook event page that we created, RSVP, and there we will post any updates about the concert that come up. You're also welcome to post and chat with other excited Zelda fans and maybe find a friend or two who you can buy seats with so you can sit by someone you know at the show.

Tickets for the concert will be available for purchase starting at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 27th through ArtTix, so be ready!  For more information about the Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses concert tour, head to http://www.zelda-symphony.com.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Introducing Utah 3DS Gaming Corner


We're happy to formally introduce the official Facebook Group page for Utah 3DS StreetPass: Utah 3DS Gaming Corner, a great places to chat about video games, hear about local events from Utah 3DS and other communities, and even find friends to play online games with. Utah 3DS has wanted an area for members to be able to continue talking to each other outside of our monthly events, and this Facebook Group is a great for that.

Utah 3DS Gaming Corner will be a closed Facebook group, meaning that anyone can search for the group and request to join the group, but must be approved by admins of the group first. If you think you know someone who would like to join the group, add them, and the admins will add them!

The new Facebook group will also be the new home for discussion topics that will appear on GAME & LISTEN, Utah 3DS's weekly Nintendo podcast. We'll post different news items and topics to the page throughout the week asking for people's thoughts and opinions which we will read during our show. 

Anyone that is apart of the group is welcome to make a post. Wanting to play a match of Mario Kart or Super Smash Bros? Share your NNID or Friend Code and ask if anyone wants to join you! Have something you'd like to discuss with the group, like "What's your favorite Zelda game?" or "What was the first Nintendo system you ever owned?" Ask away! We're even open to people trying to sell their old games or amiibo, but we will be monitoring these posts very closely and will be listing to the community for feedback on any suspicious activity. 

If you've been a member of any of other Utah 3DS Facebook groups for specific games, please note that Utah 3DS Gaming Corner is consolidating all of these groups, so please join the new group as we will be shutting those down at the end of the month. 

Ready to join the group? Head over to the Facebook Group page, ask to join, and join in the conversation!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Details Announced for the Super Smash Bros. amiibo Tournament


We're excited to announce details for the first ever Utah 3DS StreetPass amiibo Tournament, happening on Saturday, March 21st from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM in the auditorium of the Murray Public Library.

There will be two kinds of tournaments at the event - an amiibo Only Tournament to see who's plastic figure beats all, as well as an amiibo Team Tournament, where a human player and an amiibo figure team will try to see who is the best!

We'll have cool prizes for the top placer in both tournaments (yet to be determined, but we hope to share those details as soon as we know more). 

We have specific rules for this tournament, so anyone that wants to enter either tournament (or both) is responsible for knowing the rules for this tournament. Click the following link for rule details (changes can be made up until the event, and we will post an update to the Facebook event page as well as the rules when changes have been made): RSVP to the Facebook event page to be sure to get receive all updates about the event as they happen. 

RSVP to the Facebook Event Page: http://goo.gl/PGgI9B

Have any comments or questions about the event, including something about the rules? Leave a comment below or send an email to chris@utah3ds.com.