This Month On Edge
When we weren’t doing everything else, we were thinking about stuff like this
The things that caught our eye during106 the production of E309
HANDHELD Nintendo 2DS XL bit.ly/Nint2DSXL
The original 2DS was a curious thing: stripped of the 3DS’s stereoscopic selling point and its clamshell form factor, it felt like a strange, grey-market knockoff of the real deal. For the kid-friendly console’s XL version, however, Nintendo has hewn much closer to the system’s original design. Indeed, this is better thought of as a pared-back, cost-cutting version of the New 3DS XL. While there’s no 3D effect, everything else is present and correct, including a clamshell design, extra processing grunt and RAM, a C-stick and Amiibo support. Using cheaper matte plastic means there’s been a substantial reduction in weight, but the reintroduced hinge is strong enough to withstand tiny hands. If you’re after something to distract your demonic offspring from a precious Switch, here you go.