Nintendo 3DS delayed till '11
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Nintendo 3DS delayed till '11

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IT'S WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2010 I'M JEFF BAKALAR , AND IT'S TIME TO GET LOADED. IF YOU WERE PLANNING ON PICKING UP A NEW NINTENDO 3DS IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, THINK AGAIN. REPORTS ARE PINNING A FEBRUARY RELEASE IN JAPAN AND MARCH FOR THE UNITED STATES. OF COURSE THE 3DS IS THE SUCCESSOR TO THE INCREDIBLY POPULAR DS PORTABLE SYSTEM AND WILL ALLOW FOR 3D GAMES WITHOUT THE NEED TO WEAR SPECIAL GLASSES. DOZENS OF THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS HAVE COMMITTED TO THE PLATFORM AND WE HOPE TO GET SOME HANDS ON WITH THE NEW DEVICE SOON. IN A SOMEWHAT SURPRISING MOVE, AOL PURCHASED THE BLOG TECHCRUNCH YESTERDAY FOR ROUGHLY $25 MILLION DOLLARS. AOL ALREADY OWNS TECH BLOG ENGADGET, BUT WILL LOOK TO TECHCRUNCH FOR COVERAGE OF THE BUSINESS-SIDE OF INDUSTRY. AOL ALSO ANNOUNCED THE ACQUISITIONS OF 5 MINUTE MEDIA AND THING LABS AS WELL. ROKU HAS ANNOUNCED THAT HULU PLUS WILL BE COMING TO THE VIDEO STREAMING BOX LATER THIS FALL. ROKU STREAMING BOXES START AT JUST 59.99 UP TO 99 DOLLARS FOR THE XDS MODEL AND OFFER A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT STREAMING SERVICES. THE NEW APPLE-TV ON THE OTHER HAND ONLY HAS NETFLIX AND THE ITUNES STORE AS OPTION. ALSO, TIVO HAS ANNOUNCED THAT HULU PLUS WILL BE COMING TO THE PREMIERE BOX AS WELL. YOU CAN NOW ADD STAR WARS TO THE GROWING LIST OF FRANCHISES GOING 3D. THE ENTIRE SAGA, ALL SIX FILMS, WILL BE GETTING THE 3D CONVERSION TREATMENT BEGINNING WITH THE PHANTOM MENACE, SCHEDULED TO HIT THEATERS IN 2012. LUCASART'S INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC WILL OVERSEE THE CONVERSION AND PROMISES NONE OF THE SIX FILM'S CONTENT WILL BE COMPROMISED. THOSE ARE YOUR HEADLINES FOR TODAY I'M JEFF BAKALAR FOR CNET.COM, AND YOU'VE JUST BEEN LOADED.

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