free-3DSFor all of those who are flying Jet Blue out of JFK until May 30! (specific enough for ya?) You know how you search for a seat near an outlet but most of them are already taken? You want to play your game, but you don’t want your battery to run out on the flight. Still, you have a lot of time to kill since you got to the airport so early since it’s code Orange.Oh, right. They got rid of the color codes. Flying is so much fun, right?

It is, now:

Nintendo of America and JetBlue are teaming up to give air travelers some hands-on time with the new Nintendo 3DS system, which lets users enjoy video games and other entertainment in 3D without the need for special glasses. Passengers who visit JetBlue’s award-winning Terminal 5 in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport between April 22 and May 30 will have access to an interactive Nintendo 3DS grandstand where they can play games, enjoy 3D photos and videos, and participate in daily prize giveaways.

The Nintendo 3DS grandstand will give visitors a chance to sample a variety of games, including Pilotwings Resort, Steel Diver, nintendogs + cats, Super Street Fighter® IV 3D Edition from Capcom, LEGO® Star Wars® III: The Clone Wars from LucasArts, Asphalt 3D from Ubisoft and Madden NFL Football from EA SPORTS. Participants can also use the system to take 3D pictures, play with eye-popping AR Cards and try out built-in software such as the Mii Makerapplication, which lets users create customized Miicharacters.


It’s true, I just cut and pasted the last two paragraphs from the press release. I know so little about gaming, but I DO know that my kids and my husband love them. I also know that free games during a long wait for an airplane is mostly a good thing.