Time to play your cards right as Nintendo launches 3DS virtual album
Michael Plant is chief editor and writer of gaming ezine and blog GamesCatalyst.com, as well as editor of 'The Independent'’s games review printed in the Saturday supplement 'Information'. Established in February 2011, Games Catalyst endeavours to bring its unique brand of fact and satire to the videogaming community and, in tandem with 'The Independent', hopefully turn a few non-believers on to gaming while we’re at it.
Friday 06 July 2012
Nintendo 3DS owners will from today be able to swap and collect a specific collection of virtual cards featuring some of their favourite characters when the free Virtual Card Album launches for Nintendo 3DS.
To kick off your collection simply visit the Nintendo eShop to get the free Card Pack, featuring the Album itself and 5 virtual cards. The collection will feature well known characters such as Mario and Sonic, to name a few, while further cards will be distributed regularly via SpotPass.
As in the day’s of collecting football stickers (back in the dark times before high res handheld consoles became widely available) it’s also possible amass multiples of the same cards – or “swaps” as we used to call them – so enabling you to trade with your friends in a frantic bid to collect them all.
Some cards are rarer than others and there are various ways to get the rarest cards for your collection beyond simply swapping them with your friends, for example, walk around with your 3DS in sleep mode and you’ll amass up to 10 coins a day which can then be used to purchase the cards the missing.
Similarly, some rare cards will become available by visiting designated locations and events which Nintendo will no doubt announce in the near future – just ensure that you have your Nintendo 3DS to hand when you’re on the move.
Life & Style blogs
Britain's kitchens so filthy that they present a health risk, says new research
Google Maps hides image of Android robot urinating on Apple in surprisingly insolent Easter egg
How to turn off/stop 'seen by' on Facebook: Disable it to make your chats seem less passive aggressive
KickassTorrents down: new Isle of Man domain taken offline just hours after launch
Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
Rupert Murdoch berated Sun journalists for not doing enough to attack Ed Miliband and stop him winning the general election
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
- 1 I've been called an abusive and dangerous parent, when all I did was listen to my transgender child
- 2 Why this father didn’t hide his daughter’s heroin overdose in her obituary
- 3 Smartphones are making children borderline autistic, says psychiatrist
- 4 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + car allowance + benefits: Ashdown Group: H...
£28000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent benefits: Ashdown Group: Application Sup...
£28000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent benefits: Ashdown Group: Systems Analyst...
£40000 - £48000 per annum + bonus and benefits: Ashdown Group: European Recrui...