Nintendo DS

  • Ninja Gaiden for DS shuriken make people excited

    I’ll start off by half-apologizing for that headline but these Ninja Gaiden games don’t come out all that often so I gotta strike while the iron’s hot. Anyhoo, ‘Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword’ is out today and it’s gotten some pretty good reviews from the big gaming sites. The gameplay features a top-down isometric view of the action along with stylus-heavy combat a… Read More

  • Guitar Hero: On Tour compatible with all DS systems

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?umid=191059 Some of you have asked which version of the DS Guitar Hero: On Tour would be compatible with and I just received word that it will work from the fatty to the skinny DS. Don’t forget to pre-order. Read More

  • Video: How much stress could a DS take if a DS could take stress?

    Unlike conventional review sites, which are broken on a fundamental “what’s-the-difference-between-an-8.0-and-an-8.1″ plane, Broken Reviews breaks stuff in order to review them. It most recently abused the Nintendo DS, subjecting to all sorts of weird shock tests. The video linked here shows a DS being dropped onto various surfaces from around wait-level height. Other fun tests… Read More

  • Release it here: Limited edition Nintendo DS with matte finish, improved color scheme

    [photopress:honeyee.jpg,full,center] Want to look at pictures of something you’ll likely never own? This Nintendo DS was designed by Hiroshi Fujiwara, a Japanese streetwear designer (or so says Wikipedia) and jack of all trades, sorta like Diddy. As you can see with your eyes, the DS has a matte finish, which looks a lot better than the glossy finish Nintendo uses for stock DSs. Read More

  • Video: Engineering students control robot with Nintendo DS

    Some French students have figured out a way to use the Nintendo DS to control a small robot. The above video shows someone controlling the robot by using the touchscreen, by tilting the DS and by using Pictochat. Longtime readers will know that I think robots, in all their forms, are silly, but this I like. Today these kids are screwing around with robots and handheld video game systems, tomorrow… Read More

  • Assassin's Creed Nintendo DS gameplay demo

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=30335 I like AC as much as the next guy, but I’m not so sure I’d want to play it on my DS. It looks better than I expected, but it’s not really doing it for me. Yay or nay? Read More

  • Cobalt Blue Nintendo DS officially announced: It's a fashion statement

    [photopress:dsbluereal.jpg,full,center] That Cobalt Blue Nintendo DS? Yeah, she’s real. To be released on Feb. 10, the portable system “grabs your attention” with its fancy new paint job. Nintendo says that, with the wide variety of different color DSs now available, there’s one color “to complement any outfit.” It’s still $130 and still a fun, “how… Read More

  • DS Lite now available in cornflower – I mean cobalt blue

    DS Lite now available in cornflower – I mean cobalt blue

    If you’ve been holding off on getting a DS lite because none match your new blue kicks, it’s time to pull out that bankroll. The handheld world’s undisputed champion is now available in sweet, sweet cobalt blue. In addition to being a cool color, cobalt has one of the coolest names of all the elements — just say it to yourself right now, “cobalt,” it just sounds… Read More

  • Children's Spanish for Everyone DS game has racist storyline?

    In listening to an old edition of High Society Radio, I heard the guys talking about a Nintendo DS game called Spanish for Everyone. Ostensibly, it’s a game designed to help kids learn Spanish, but some of the scenarios presented in it are kinda racist methinks. Miguel’s a thief with the cops chasing him? A Spanish-speaking bull? A shady-looking Tío Juan (in Tijuana)? A trampy Gina… Read More

  • Rejoice Japan! 1Seg TV Tuner coming to DS Lite

    Rejoice Japan! 1Seg TV Tuner coming to DS Lite

    Nintendo of Japan knows that if the ability to watch TV on a portable console is possible, it must happen. Thus, it should come as no surprise that a 1seg TV Tuner is coming to the Nintendo DS Lite November 8th. It’ll cost 41€ or about $58 and allows the use to watch digital television on the top display, while controlling the channels, volume, etc. via the touch-screen. A New 1Seg TV… Read More

 
  • Zelda Phantom Hourglass review video is mesmerizing

    I can’t tell where in the galaxy this person is from, his age, or what the hell he’s talking about half the time but one thing’s for sure; I can’t look away. Zelda Phantom Hourglass review [YouTube] Read More

  • Video: WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 DS trailer: portable pedigree

    We know a guy who knows a guy who hooked us up with the trailer for WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 for the Nintendo DS, which comes out next month. The game looks to be graphically on par with the N64 games WrestleMania 2000 and No Mercy, probably the best wrestling games ever made. I could do without the cheesy rock music, but that’s the sort of thing you learn to live with as a wrestling fan. Read More

  • Banned on Japanese airplanes: Playing DS, using other similar devices

    Banned on Japanese airplanes: Playing DS, using other similar devices

    Man, Japan’s usually hip to technology, but this news sorta diminishes that perception. A revised law means that passengers on board Japanese airplanes will no longer be able to use video game systems with built-in wireless functionality. So say goodbye to the DS and PSP whip out the Game Gear. The law doesn’t stop there, oh no. It also prevents the use of pretty much everything… Read More

  • Halo DS: What could have been

    Halo DS: What could have been

    Halo 3 is the news of the last few weeks, no doubt. But some of you may recall when Halo the First was in its pre-release days, back before Redmond locked it down as an Xbox-only title. To their credit, they knew what they had their hands on. Bungie had taken the initiative on using Halo on other platforms, including the version (screenshots above) for the DS. We want it, badly. Yesterday… Read More

  • Nintendo sells 50 millionth DS

    Nintendo sells 50 millionth DS

    Since the very first Game Boy in the later 1980s, no other company has dethroned Nintendo from its spot as the portable gaming king. So it should come as no surprise to you that Nintendo has sold its 50 millionth Nintendo DS, making it one of the best selling consoles of all time. With its touch-screen, great games and solid fanbase, the DS is a wonderful console and I’m glad its getting the… Read More

  • Magnum Chrome DS Casing Makes Fiddy Smile

    Magnum Chrome DS Casing Makes Fiddy Smile

    Check it aspiring rappers/blacksmiths. Though not officially from Nintendo, a full chrome DS casing set is now available from SHOCK! via ConsoleShop.com. It’s supposed to be easy-to-install, very durable, and looks hella cool to boot. You’ll have to replace the case and buttons, but it shouldn’t be harder than trying to replace an iPhone battery. Get it now for $39.95 or pay the… Read More

  • Nintendo's Harrison Says Game Boy On Its Way Out

    Nintendo's Harrison Says Game Boy On Its Way Out

    Portable gaming would straight up not exist if it weren’t for Nintendo’s Game Boy. I remember receiving an ORIGINAL model back in 1989 as a gift and I fell in love with it instantly. Tetris, Super Mario Land. Almost every game became an instant classic to me. Now there’s word that Nintendo may retire the Game Boy for good. With increasing popularity surrounding the Nintendo DS… Read More

  • Sony Fully Supports the UMD. No Really, it Does

    Sony Fully Supports the UMD. No Really, it Does

    Despite the fact that, scientifically, nobody gives a damn about UMD, Sony isn’t about to pull the plug on it. Not no way, not no how. A senior marketing manager called the format’s future “bright,” a vote of confidence if I ever heard one. Describing it as “unique,” the word wizard then chided developers for not knowing how to properly use the format: UMD is a… Read More

  • Fashion Designer: Style Icon DS Announced

    Fashion Designer: Style Icon DS Announced

    Just signed the lease to that new apartment in Chelsea and need a way to celebrate? Come November when you move in, you can pick up a copy of Fashion Designer: Style Icon for the Nintendo DS to help you decorate. Since you love interior decorating so much, you can use your Nintendo DS to arrange furniture, try out different color rugs, and even see how low you want to cut your blinds. It’s… Read More

  • PSP Has Untapped Power, That's Why It Stinks: WipEout Dev

    PSP Has Untapped Power, That's Why It Stinks: WipEout Dev

    It’s no secret that Sony’s PSP isn’t quite the hit the company had wanted it to be. Now, you can blame the unqualified success of Nintendo DS as why the PSP hasn’t taken off, or, like the director for WipEout Pulse, you can blame lazy developers. Pulse recently called upon PSP developers to do more with the system—it can play MP3s right out of the box, so why games… Read More