Nintendo DS

  • UK to get special Christmas Nintendo DS Lite bundles, we get coal

    I sure hope Nintendo is bringing out these Christmas bundles to clear the channels of remaining stock for the rumored dual touchscreen DS that’s coming out in 2009. Nevertheless, all DS Lite bundles will be available in Europe, but they’ll hit the UK on October 27th. Read More

  • Guy hacks Nintendo DS to work with his DSLR

    Wow, this is a pretty cool setup right here. A professional photographer was sick of lugging his laptop around to photo shoots, so he rigged up his Nintendo DS and custom-coded some software to do the heavy lifting instead. He even leveraged the microphone on the DS to make his camera snap photos when triggered by sound. It also does other stuff that I don’t understand like providing… Read More

  • Samurai Weapon: Awesome blog destroyer widget

    Video game publisher Koei has released a very cool "interactive" widget (see below) featuring a Samurai you don’t want to mess with. The site, where you can download the widget from, was launched to promote Koei’s "Kunitori Zunou Battle – Nobunaga no Yabou", a Nintendo DS game from the never-ending Nobunaga’s Ambition game series. Read More

  • Japanese DS owners get full-length anime movies, all others don't

    Japanese Nintendo fans are able to download digital manga on their Wii and their DS for a few weeks now. The DS service, called DSvision [JP], requires a special hardware add-on to view episodes of Japanese anime series downloaded from the DSVision web site. Now am3 [JP] and DaiNippon Printing are planning to launch a service that makes it possible to watch full-length animated features on the DS. Read More

  • Coming to America: Pokémon edition Nintendo DS

    The limited edition Nintendo DS featuring Pokémon characters will be making a stateside release. The black DS was exclusive to Japan for a while, but will “soon” be headed to your local retail establishment. Well, so claims an employee from GameStop. The DS, which will cost $129, comes with a bunch of Pokémon stuff, including a Pokémon Mystery Dungeon DVD and a carrying… Read More

  • Nintendo sues makers of DS hacking hardware

    The modding issue has always been a touchy one. In case you’re not aware of it, there are available for almost every game console or handheld a number of hardware-based hacks that allow one to play pirated games and/or homebrew applications. These range from simple boot discs to soldering extra connectors to your console’s boards to simple flash drive-based frontends that take… Read More

  • Video: Dragonball DS trailer

    It’s all in Japanese, but you only need to see the actual gameplay footage to figure out whether or not you’ll be shelling out the dough for this game from Namco Bandai. It launches in Japan on September 18th and a US launch is sure to follow shortly after if it doesn’t launch simultaneously. Read More

  • Britain looks to ban Revolution for DS ‘homebrew’ card

    You know those DS cards that are ostensibly used for software development or “homebrew,” but are really used to pirate games left, right and center? Yeah, the Brits have just figured that out, and now want to discourage retailers from carrying one model in particular, the R4. The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association infringes some sort of copyright law over… Read More

  • Video: Chrono Trigger Nintendo DS trailer

    http://www.gamevideos.com//swf/gamevideos11.swf?embedded=1&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&src=http://www.gamevideos.com/video/videoListXML%3Fid%3D19795%26ordinal%3D%26adPlay%3Dfalse This is the trailer to the Nintendo DS version of Chrono Trigger. It’s not a 3D re-make in the vein of Final Fantasy III, but rather a “re-mastered” version of the game, like how U2… Read More

  • Play your Nintendo DS like a Jedi with a Lightsaber Stylus

    Nintendo and Lucas Arts are releasing Lightsaber Stylus for the DS at the end of July. Star Wars fans will be able to buy a two pack featuring light up lightsapbers ($16.99) or a three pack of boring non-light up lightsabers ($7.99). One of the major downfalls of the stylus is you can not put it in the holder on the DS. That means you are most likely going to lose these things after one day. Read More

  • Chrono Trigger for the Nintendo DS: What's a shorter way to say ‘Oh God Yes!’?

    So… Chrono Trigger for the Nintendo DS, anyone? Right now, all that’s there is the clock from the game’s title sequence alongside the Nintendo DS logo, but that’s enough to get folks like Devin and I fairly excited. Remake or port, though? Given Square’s habit of re-releasing the Final Fantasy in DS-3D, my guess is re-make. The game was good, to say the… Read More

  • With the new App Store, can the iPhone take on the Nintendo DS?


    Flickr’d Wild speculation today from Forbes, which believes that, with the upcoming App Store, the iPhone can mount a serious challenge against the Nintendo DS. It’s a common thesis, one that’s bandied about in message boards and salons all over the land. It goes, since the iPhone already has a touchscreen interface, like the DS, as well as an accelerometer, it has the… Read More

  • Tip #2: Have a place for everything

    We all love our gadgets, but that love can sometimes lead to a mess of wires and lost time looking for chargers. If you find yourself with this dilemma, it might be a good idea to buy docking stations for the devices you use often. This should solve two problems. The first one is obvious. Your device should always be charged and ready to go, since it will be sitting in the base station on… Read More

  • Video: Guitar Hero for Nintendo DS is jaw-dropping

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?umid=222607 This is a joke, right? I’m not even talking about the d-bag singing in the background. I was wondering how this would work on the DS and now I’m a little bit disappointed. I think I’ll pass, I prefer the console version. Read More

  • Nintendo Japan starts new wireless data service for the DS

    Nintendo started testing a new wireless data distribution service using DS consoles today. The company partnered up with a subsidiary of Japanese telecommunications powerhouse NTT and McDonald’s Japan. The burger giant is obviously bullish about the possibilities the Japanese mobile market offers. The experiment at a total of 21 McDonald’s stores (all of which are located in… Read More

  • Protein[DS]: Now your DS is sorta like a turntable! Crazy!

    Another touchscreen DJ thing to point out, this time for the Nintendo DS. It’s called Protein[DS] and will apparently be released for your homebrew pleasure in a couple days. I think it’s more for kicks than a Godskitchen residency. One can dream, though, I suppose. Read More

  • Give your Nintendo DS a new home

    If you have a Nintendo DS and are always losing the tiny charger, then this large charging dock is just what you need. With this 17 dollar bad boy sitting on your desk, you will never have a reason to have a dead DS during your lunch break. Since this item has not officially shipped, I have no way of knowing how well it works. The only thing I can say about it now is it come in two colors… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Advance Wars Days of Ruin for DS, $16.99


    I’ve only played the Game Boy Advance versions of the Advance Wars series, but from what I hear, they just keep getting better. Days of Ruin, the latest installment, is supposed to be no exception, though it’s a break from the light, cartoony style of its predecessors. The darker art style and more mature plot might help people understand that this is, indeed, a very deep… Read More

  • Preview: Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk for Xbox 360

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F852902&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Sometimes I hate my job and sometimes I love my job. Yesterday was a mix of both. Luckily it ended on a more pleasant note. Why? Oh, I… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Sneak peek at Myst for the DS

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F784452&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf So I just sat down with Hoplite Research’s President and CEO Manny Granillo where he gave CG a full rundown of Myst for the DS. This… Read More