Remember the tiny little Game Boy Micro? Meet the Game Boy Macro, crafted from the once-dead remains of a Nintendo DS missing its top screen.
You can play Game Boy Advance games, that's what! Who needs dual screens? Who?
The long-lived and long-loved Nintendo DS, the thing that's sold more than 150 million devices (in four formats) and damn near a billion games, received no projected sales in financial statements the company filed today. Is this the end of the world's most successful gaming handheld?
Longtime owners of Nintendo hardware know how the handhelds and game machines have always been built tough. In recent years, that seems less true (DS Lite hinge problems, anyone?).
And even less so for Nintendo's newest hardware, the Wii U.
I've been meaning to post about these for years now, but they keep slipping my mind. Or does my mind sweep them out to preserve its own sanity? Probably the latter.
In the above video, little Riley goes off on the way toys are marketed to kids: blue and superheroes for boys, while girls get pink and princesses.
Nintendo is no stranger to hardware iterations. Its last portable, the Nintendo DS, saw several major revisions. The 3DS is a different story. It just came out a few months ago but is already seeing half-hearted hardware upgrades. (A snap-on second slide pad? Ugh.) And 3DS owners should be pissed.
We've already seen some idiots deep fry a PSP and then try to eat it. Now, let's look at photos taken by—I assume—a less stupid person.
Reader SecretMoblin has turned back the clock to 2008 in order to play The World Ends With You. And what better time to try this unconventional gem than what could easily be the twilight days of the DS's lifespan? He's got one problem: the combat's driving him nuts. Think you could lend him a hand?
Before we start, note that the Wii U hasn't gone into production. Nintendo can (hopefully) fix any Wii U Controller issues before the new console launches, and it's better to bitch about this shit now than after the fact.
The Nintendo DS Lite, rumored to be discontinued, is getting a price drop, down to $99.99 effective June 5, according to a Nintendo press release that went out this morning. That's a $30 drop for history's first non-ugly DS, a model that's been supplanted by the DSi, the DSi XL and the $250 brand-new 3DS.
Holy crap, this is bananas. Thanko, purveyor of odd electronics, is back with a USB cable that branches off into ten different cables. Each is able to connect to a specific device, such as a PSP, a Nintendo DSi, an iPad, Japanese cell phones and more. It's priced at ¥1,260 (US$15), which is what madness is going for…
If this image showing an email circulated amongst GameStop stores is legit, then the humble Nintendo DS Lite may now be a thing of the past.
We got the DS Lite, a slimmed down version of the Nintendo DS, but we haven't got the Wii Light, a LED light for the Wii. Yet.
Walmart stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and South Carolina will be offering up to $100 trade credit towards the 3DS for your old Nintendo DS systems March 27 through April 30.
The 3DS is able to render 3D without the need of 3D glasses. Neat trick, but the 3DS has another ace up its sleeve.
The real, honest-to-goodness Nintendo DS is made in China. Phony Nintendo DS handhelds are also made in, you guessed it, China. Funny, that.
Whenever new game hardware is released, there are the inevitable comparisons to the previous hardware. This isn't right or wrong or good or bad. It just is. And Nintendo's making that easier than ever.