Happy 10th Birthday, Nintendo DS!

Remember the Nintendo DS? That was the system with Mario Kart and Zelda and a Super Mario Bros. side-scroller and, actually, a ton of great games—sequels and originals alike. Here are our 12 favorite DS games. And here's an ode to the DS' greatness. » 11/21/14 10:40am 11/21/14 10:40am

Fun Facts You Might Not Know About The Nitro, AKA Nintendo DS

From Iris to Nitro to Nintendo DS, the dual-screened "developer system" went through hell and high drop tests before becoming what it's known as today — the predecessor to the 3DS. » 9/29/14 11:00am 9/29/14 11:00am

Wayforward has released their last Shantae platformer, Risky's Revenge, on PC. The game, which originally came out on the DS in 2010, comes with updated, HD artwork, Steam trading cards and achievements, and controller support. The two new Shantae games, Half-Genie Hero and The Pirate's Curse, are still in development. » 7/16/14 9:00am 7/16/14 9:00am

Someone Made Gorgeous HD Screenshots of Nintendo DS Games

Ever wondered how those classic Nintendo DS games that were not entirely 2D would look in HD, upscaled to 720p? One talented Japanese fan experimented with the games and the system, managing to render them in a higher resolution than their native setting. You can check some of his results below. » 4/09/14 9:00am 4/09/14 9:00am

Three Pokémon: Latias, Latios and Kyogre, as modern aircrafts? That makes the Kalos Region Air Force a truly legendary one. DeviantART artist Dekus' piece is odd, but it's totally awesome. And something like this would be a great mod in any flight sim out there. » 2/18/14 8:30am 2/18/14 8:30am

There can never be enough Chrono Trigger fan-art, and it's always refreshing to see something new out there. Here's three fantastic paintings, with three memorable moments recreated from the classic JRPG, made by artist Orioto. You can also buy these as prints here. » 1/17/14 8:30am 1/17/14 8:30am

The 12 Best Games for the DS

Long the 800-lb gorilla of handheld gaming, the DS is in its twilight, besieged by smartphones and pushed aside by the 3DS. And, yet, you got one, you old softy. » 12/12/13 3:30pm 12/12/13 3:30pm

Pokémon is the Latest Casualty of the Government Shutdown

In America, we're 12 days into our government shutdown, and apparently everyone is cool doing without frilly things like benefits to military survivors or food inspections, because assigning blame for this stupid temper tantrum is terribly uncivil. But we draw the line when it affects our right to bear Pokémon, right?! » 10/12/13 5:30pm 10/12/13 5:30pm

Nintendo Is Still Making Its Most Popular System Ever

With the introduction of the Nintendo 2DS to bolster the Nintendo 3DS line-up, it seems that the days of the Nintendo DS could be drawing to a close. But it turns out Nintendo still makes a couple of models of the hardware. You just might not see them in your neck of the woods. » 8/29/13 10:40am 8/29/13 10:40am

Portal on the DS: Aperture Science, the homebrewed version of Portal for the DS shown off back in February, now has a "mostly playable" version. You'll need a flash cart to play it, but the file can be found here. » 8/25/13 6:30pm 8/25/13 6:30pm

Farewell To The DS, My Favorite System Of All

There's a little dead pixel on the top of my DS Lite. It hangs out on the bottom of the screen, green and dull, stamping every game like an eye floater that just won't go away. » 4/25/13 4:30pm 4/25/13 4:30pm

Gaze Upon The Various Shapes Jake Will Take In The 3DS Adventure Time

Man, I didn't realize today was going to be Tina-posting-about-Adventure Time day when I got into the office. If I knew I would have brought in a bunch of candy to eat ferociously while pretending I was eating citizens of the Candy Kingdom. (Cause why not? I don't know why!) » 10/18/12 2:45pm 10/18/12 2:45pm

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See A Bunch Of New Pokémon Black And White 2 Features In These…

Here are a set of new commercials for Pokémon Black And White 2, the latest games in Nintendo's popular monster-catching series. Seems like Nintendo is really playing up the new: understandable, considering they have the same names as the last two games, and considering they're on a system that has been obsolete for… » 9/11/12 5:30pm 9/11/12 5:30pm

You Might Finally Get to Use Your Game Boy During Take-Off

The Federal Aviation Administration has for years been the enemy of gamers, with its weird rules that electronic devices had to be shut down during take-off and landing, despite a complete lack of evidence they do anything of the sort. » 8/30/12 12:00am 8/30/12 12:00am

I Buy My Mom Video Games Every Mother's Day. It Helped Heal Her.

Mother's Day is this weekend, and so the commercials for flowers and jewelry and Hallmark cards are incessant and overwhelming. But this year, for a gift, I did exactly what I did last May: I went to Amazon and I ordered my mom a new video game. » 5/11/12 1:00pm 5/11/12 1:00pm

Pokémon Black & White 2: Gameplay Trailer 2

Just over a week since we last got a good look at the game/s, Nintendo has released a second proper trailer for the upcoming Pokémon Black & White 2. » 4/22/12 11:00pm 4/22/12 11:00pm

Catch the First Proper Trailer for Pokemon Black &White 2

Here, take a look at the debut gameplay trailer for upcoming Pokemon sequels Black & White 2 on the DS, showing some of the new trainers in action. » 4/13/12 11:20pm 4/13/12 11:20pm

Pokémon Is Not Entirely Historically Accurate (Well, Duh)

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition is no doubt one of the strangest crossovers we've ever seen. This is not only because it's crossing a feudal Japanese war strategy game with Pokémon, but also because all the characters in Nobunaga's Ambition are based on real people. So let's take a look and see how these real… » 3/20/12 6:30am 3/20/12 6:30am

See the Strangest Pokémon Game in Action!

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition » 3/20/12 5:30am 3/20/12 5:30am is the strangest crossover this side of . Not only does it mix a historically-inspired series with a monster-catching one, it also mixes a team-centric strategy game with a one-versus-one traditional RPG. And how does this odd combination work out? Pretty well, actually.