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  • Wes 6:56 am on June 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Brighton, Game, Nintendo, South East,   

    Nintendo 3DS StreetPass Brighton event 13th July 2013 

    On 13th July 2013 we’ll be hosting the first 3DS StreetPass event in South East England outside of London.

    StreetPass Brighton will be bringing regular opportunities to StreetPass, swap puzzle pieces, gather Miis for quests and check out other people’s homes in Animal Crossing New Leaf to South East England.

    Our first event is on 13th July at 12:00 outside Game in Brighton’s Churchill Square. For details and to keep up to date visit

  • Wes 12:53 pm on July 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Nintendo Scene content 

    Have a look at to see how Saturday’s StreetPass Flash Mob event went!

  • Wes 1:28 pm on May 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Avoid missing out as more of your web audience goes mobile 

    Consideration of how your audience are using mobile devices is becoming increasingly important. In 2011 there will be 500 new mobile devices and 100 new tablets launched.

    And, by 2013 industry statistics show that more people will view the internet on a mobile device than on a PC. By 2020 there will be 5 billion mobile devices in use worldwide.

    Did you know that 20% of job searches are already performed on a mobile device?

    Mobile has become an important consideration for all organisations, not just those targeting the youth sector. The need to ensure your site renders correctly and that your emails are delivered well on a mobile are as increasingly critical to business users with their Blackberry as they are to consumers.

    Mobile users behavior is usually characterised by:

    • Microtasking – Using the phone for short bursts of activity
    • Local – Finding out what’s around the user
    • Bored – Using the phone for distraction or entertainment.

    When considering your mobile audience, remember that not all content may be relevant at that point in time, so getting this aspect right is vital. For example, does someone viewing your website on a mobile need to see your full company history? Is the complete depth of site navigation available on your main site essential, when quick mobile viewing is important?

    On your website, the intro and section pages are designed to move your customers into the pages where the content lives. On a mobile you need your customers to see these more valuable content pages as soon as possible.

    One size fits none:
    You should also consider the type of visitor who will look at your site on a mobile device; is it more likely to be a returning visitor or someone who comes to your site for the first time?

    If you are a recruitment company it’s more likely people will be coming back to your site to check new jobs, rather than to see your company history or credentials. On the flip side, if you’re a doctor’s surgery, people may be searching for you; in which case some content on your services, contact details and credentials are more important.

    Keeping all these factors in mind, here are some specific mobile design and functionality considerations:

    • Simplify navigation
    • Reduce depth of navigation
    • Create a simple navigation home page
    • Make links obvious
    • Design for smaller screens
    • Prioritize content
    • Minimise user input
    • Keep form fields to essentials
    • Design for slower connection speeds
    • Keep page sizes small with minimal graphics

    Statistical influence
    We carried out some web usage analytics on our client sites and found the average number of mobile users to those sites is approaching 15% of the total.

    Can you afford to miss out on these potential customers because they found it too difficult to find the information they needed?

    If you have a smartphone, take a moment and have a look at how your own site appears, then have a look at Preview’s to see how a streamlined version of the same site is automatically delivered to your mobile. Our site has simplified navigation, reduced content, but also takes advantage of other features of a mobile, such as linking directly to the map or navigation software to provide pinpoint directions, and linking to the phone to enable a call to be placed without having to copy numbers.

    Improving your own site’s mobile performance does not necessarily mean rebuilding your site or developing a parallel mobile version as we can often take much of the structure, coding and components from your existing site and a basic, workable mobile site can be delivered within a few days.

    We can also deliver cost-effective, creative, promotional and practical mobile Apps (like the one we did recently for East Sussex County Council) for the iPhone, iPod and Android devices too.

    Contact us now to find out we can deliver your website seamlessly for mobile users and unlock the potential of this growing market. If you don’t have a smartphone, we offer a free service to show you how your site or email marketing looks to users on various mobile devices. Please contact me for details.

  • Wes 7:07 am on May 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Nintendo at E3 Live Press Conference Blog 

    Join me over on Nintendo Scene from 5pm (UK) on 7th June, as I’ll be live blogging as Nintendo make their Media Presentation at E3 2011 in Los Angeles. Bookmark the page now and then come back on the 7th to read about all of the details as they are unveiled. I’ll be posting my reactions to each announcement as they happen, and it would be great to hear your thoughts too as Nintendo reveal the truth behind the rumors of ‘Project Cafe’, including details on that rumored game list and the controller. Nintendo have also confirmed that the much anticipated Super Mario 3DS will be on show, and hopefully we can also expect details on The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword and Mario Kart 3DS. CAN’T. WAIT. And don’t forget to follow Nintendo Scene on Twitter @nintendoscene and join in the conversation as it happens on there too.

  • Wes 11:29 am on April 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    What can we expect from Wii2? 

    Mario Galaxy

    I’ve read a lot about Wii2 on the last few days, topped off by the confirmation that it will be revealed at e3 in June. But, What can we expect to see?

  • Wes 3:35 pm on April 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , gadget show live,   

    Distracted by StreetPass at Gadget Show Live 

    I went to Gadget Show Live on Friday. Had a great time. You can read about it here.

  • Wes 1:17 pm on April 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Gadget Show Live tomorrow! 

    Whoo! Going to Gadget Show Live tomorrow. Hopefully I’ll see you there for some StreetPass. And gadgets of course.

  • Wes 1:00 pm on April 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Street Fighter IV 3D – I got one! 

    Street fighter on 3DS

    Street fighter on 3DS

    Got myself a copy of Street Fighter IV on 3DS this weekend. Read about it on Nintendo Scene. I’m not very good at it though.

  • Wes 11:08 am on April 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    A Gameboy fan’s 3DS virtual console wish list 

    When I was a kid I had a Gameboy. Then a Gameboy pocket, then a Colour, then an Advance, then an Advance SP. Here is my thoughts on the upcoming Virtual Console for 3DS coming in May.

    Gameboy drawing


  • Wes 12:45 pm on April 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    A week in 3D(S) 

    I got a 3DS a week ago and you can read all about my time with it here, on NintendoScene


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