Nintendo news round-up: To no one’s surprise, we won’t be seeing a Nintendo phone, toaster, or dishwasher anytime soon

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– This strikes me more as non-news, but apparently the fact that Sony and Microsoft create phones meant someone felt it would be pertinent to hound Nintendo about whether they’ll be dabbling in non-gaming tech such as cell phones themselves. To my endless relief, the answer was a resounding no, with Reggie Fils-Aime stating “We have no desire to get into telephony.” I say, good. Leave the tinkering in various other electronic markets and convergence devices to the rest, and Nintendo can continue their laser focus on the things they do best — making outstanding consoles and games. ( CNN )

– Weaksauce 3DS battery life got you down? It’s Nyko to the rescue, with their new Charge Base product which claims to double the standard battery life of the 3DS. That would put the $29.99 Nyko offering at around 6 – 10 hours of staying power. Still not as good as the DS lite, but if it really delivers, maybe it could be a worthwhile investment for gamers who spend a lot of time on the go and don’t want to have to be plugged into a power source all the time. On the downside, Nyko’s battery increases the bulk of the 3DS, and adds extra cost on top of the $249.99 system cost which may be off-putting in itself. Are you going to try picking up the Nyko Charge Base? ( Nyko )

– Remember Infendo’s post long ago about the 8-bit Weezer album created by Pterodactyl Squad for free download? They’re at it again, this time with an 8-bit variation of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon. Grab the free download from the link, here. ( PTE Squad )

– Infendo reader Pedro Rivera sent in this picture, demonstrating how fans welcome the 3DS at a Gamestop in Plaza Carolina, PR. This guy takes the cake for super fandom. ( Infendo )

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