Thank you, Nintendo, for livening up an otherwise humdrum late-August hump day by releasing the 2DS, a new portable gaming console that's unleashed a wave of Twitter hate and snark not seen since, well, the Batfleck brouhaha of a few days ago.
The device essentially delivers the 3DS experience without the 3D viewing. While some commentators call the mass-market-friendly $129.99 tag a smart move that will appeal to parents ahead of the holiday season (another possible bonus for the kid crowd: there's no hinge to break), others are opting for a simpler analysis involving adjectives such as "dumb," "ugly," and yes, even "fugly."
Care to see just how offended some of the tech-following masses find this device's design? Here, in no particular order, are just a handful of tweets that made us laugh, including a couple by our very own CNET techsperts. Of course, Nintendo's likely to have the last laugh, selling a ton of these devices in the months to come. … Read more