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Gaming Discussion => Nintendo Console Gaming => Topic started by: adamsappel on July 11, 2005, 12:33:45 AM

Title: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on July 11, 2005, 12:33:45 AM
DS kicks PSP's ass in customer survey (http://www.gamesarefun.com/news.php?newsid=5278)

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The report also states that the main category the DS outperforms the PSP in is games:

"End-users feel that the DS offers superior game choice and game quality thanks to backwards compatibility with Gameboy Advance titles, a consistently high rate of new game releases and many great individual titles. The DS also dominates the gameplay category thanks to well designed controls and a unique touch screen interface that customers much preferred to the PSP’s widely disliked analog control stick.

Customers are impressed by the multi-player gaming experience on both devices and cite it as a factor in deciding to purchase games. It is clear that games targeted at handheld devices will need to incorporate some form of multi-player aspect to ensure replay value.

Games that customers rated well on DS included Need for Speed 2 and Star Wars Episode III, both due to gameplay. Gamers didn’t like Madden 2005 due to perceived poor graphics and player AI. PSP gamers rated Ridge Racer poorly due to the graphics and complained about the poor replay value of Twisted Metal."
Title: Re: DS kicks PSP's ass in customer survey
Post by: scobeto on July 11, 2005, 06:09:46 AM
I would think more people would be satisfied with the DS since it has out sold the PSP nearly 5 to 1 (last I heard).

The methodology of the study did not state what websites were used to come up with the results, making me wonder how many fanboy sites were visited? I wonder how many consumers had both units? The people that own both the PSP and the DS are the only people whose opinion would really count in the debate. I don't own either myself, so I am surely in no position to comment on it.

I don't care either way;  I am just always suspect of these kinds of studies.
Title: Re: DS kicks PSP's ass in customer survey
Post by: Failsafe on July 11, 2005, 08:28:25 AM
Future Shop has $50 off on the PSP/Gretzky bundle.  The bundle also includes the Spiderman 2 UMD which means they still haven't gone through their original stock I guess.
Title: Re: DS kicks PSP's ass in customer survey
Post by: RuFfNeCk on July 11, 2005, 08:39:08 AM
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Games that customers rated well on DS included Need for Speed 2 and Star Wars Episode III, both due to gameplay. Gamers didnít like Madden 2005 due to perceived poor graphics and player AI. PSP gamers rated Ridge Racer poorly due to the graphics and complained about the poor replay value of Twisted Metal."
Jesus christ.  How many people did they poll?  The two people that actually bought NFSU2 for the DS?
Title: Re: DS kicks PSP's ass in customer survey
Post by: Beer Monkey on July 11, 2005, 11:29:21 AM
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PSP gamers rated Ridge Racer poorly due to the graphics


Well that's a bunch of bullshit.† †I don't believe that for a second.† †There's some kind of bias in their survey wording or methodology.

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I would think more people would be satisfied with the DS since it has out sold the PSP nearly 5 to 1 (last I heard).

I don't have the exact numbers right now but the PSP is outselling the DS in the USA pretty much every month, though there's only a couple of months of sample data for the PSP.† †In Asia the DS typically outsells the PSP.† †Worldwide, the DS has a very large head start, even if the PSP catches up it isn't going to dominate like the fanboys predicted.

Frankly, so far, the DS is just a lot more fun to me.† †I get addicted to stuff like Zoo Keeper and Polarium to where I can't stop playing.† †Since I've owned the PSP, I've spent more times watching movies and playing emulators than I've spent playing the PSP games!

They are both good systems but frankly both have a fairly weak software selection so far (the DS is a little stronger in that regard but not great).† †Either are worth owning but $250 is just 'stupid' money to a lot of people as far as handhelds go (and the damned games are too expensive too).

The PSP is the system for graphics whores with too much money.† †The DS is the system for people who want unique fun gameplay instead of a big pretty screen and clones of the games they already own for Xbox and PS2.
Title: Re: DS kicks PSP's ass in customer survey
Post by: Bryan on July 11, 2005, 11:58:33 AM
I take fucking offense to that.† I do not have too much money.

The PSP is the system for graphics whores with too much money.† †The DS is the system for people who want unique fun gameplay instead of a big pretty screen and clones of the games they already own for Xbox and PS2.

Title: Re: DS kicks PSP's ass in customer survey
Post by: Beer Monkey on July 11, 2005, 12:24:19 PM
How can you be offended when I'm including myself in that category?  ;)

OK, maybe I don't have too much money.† †I don't even have the money for the new 720p TV that I crave.

More money than sense, maybe that's it.
Title: Re: DS kicks PSP's ass in customer survey
Post by: adamsappel on July 11, 2005, 12:55:10 PM
The survey did use an odd/flawed methodology, I think. I couldn't open the PDF file of the report, but the article at gamesarefun.com implies they looked at aggregate review sites like gamerankings.com. Hardly scientific. Still, the conclusions seem plausible.

The PSP had a great launch, but the games have dried up right now. Most of the emphasis is towards movies, and I find those overpriced and inferior to DVD. I'm more excited about emulation these days, but that will also require me to spend more towards a larger memory card. I think the DS has a much better lineup of games coming, and developers are finally thinking of new ways to utilize the two screens and stylus control.

Personally, I find my DS to be more fun and it sees more playtime. That one system can hold a DS game and dozens of GBA games (via Flashcart) makes it more "travel friendly." I'm still afraid of breaking the PSP. And the $10-$20 difference in game prices really sways my purchasing.
Title: Re: DS kicks PSP's ass in customer survey
Post by: Screwnut on July 19, 2005, 03:13:05 PM
Well I was biased towards the whole handheld gaming systems.  I remember once saying  "Only losers would have to have a Gameboy to play games on the go,....nope I'll stick with my 8-bit Nintendo"  Course that was during the days when gaming first got started!  I have seen the ways.  I've had the pleasure of playing a PSP and watching a PSP movie, but I find  the system akward to hold....kindof like holding a home theatre remote sideways.  The games look really great, but it's the fact that I can play the same games on my PS2 and as far as Sony is considered....I am not a moron...I am not going to go out and rebuy movies just for my PSP!!!!!!   That's the problem with todays young yuppies 17-28 year olds who have to have everything NOW NOW NOW!!

Now I do own a used DS for one simple reason..........to relive the best video gaming age again.....what they call in Comic busniess as the "Golden years".  The years of the Super NES!  Great titles like Sword of Mana and Fire Emblem etc.  Back when RPG's where made for the story and character development, not for the flash graphics and 10 min presentations of spells and FMV clips.    Case in point  Sword of Mana for the GBA......wow.........I did the impossible.....I've travelled back in time!
Title: Re: DS kicks PSP's ass in customer survey
Post by: Bryan on July 19, 2005, 03:20:02 PM
You can play all of those on a PSP now, too!
Title: Re: DS kicks PSP's ass in customer survey
Post by: adamsappel on August 22, 2005, 03:11:07 PM
DS goes to Mt. Everest (http://gba.gamespy.com/articles/632/632356p1.html)

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We all know that the Nintendo DS is a gaming machine you can take anywhere. But Chris Grubb and Neal Mueller took that idea a bit further recently when they brought Nintendo DSes with them when they climbed Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.
Title: Re: DS kicks PSP's ass in customer survey
Post by: CaptDS9E on August 23, 2005, 07:58:34 AM
Anyone who says that Ridge Racer has flawed graphics better go see a eye doctor for retinal transplants

capt
Title: Re: DS versus PSP
Post by: adamsappel on August 30, 2005, 03:30:58 PM
Sony exec dismisses Nintendo DS as "irrelevant" (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=11156)

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Phil Harrison denies rival handheld is a serious competitor for the PlayStation Portable.

A top Sony executive has dismissed the Nintendo DS as "an irrelevance" when it comes to predicting the success of the PSP, describing the handheld's touch-screen feature as nothing more than a "gimmick."

Speaking to trade magazine MCV, VP of studios Phil Harrison said: "The idea of a handheld rivalry with Nintendo is an irrelevance. Those formats don’t appear in our planning."

"It’s not a fair comparison; not fair on them, I should stress. That sounds arrogant, maybe, but it’s the truth."

Harrison went on to suggest that the DS can't compete with the PSP in the hardware stakes, telling MCV: "It’s fair to say that Nintendo stepped out of the technical race and went for a feature differentiation with the touch screen."

“But I fear that it won’t have a lasting impact beyond that of a gimmick - so the long-lasting appeal of the platform is at peril as a direct result of that.”

“Nintendo knows its target audience, because it has really narrowed that down; and it’s pretty much defined by a boy or girl’s ability to admire Pokťmon," he added.

Sony is anticipating high demand for the PSP when it launches in Europe on September 1, priced at GBP 179.99. However, it remains to be seen whether the handheld will overtake the DS to become market leader - more than 6.65m consoles have already been sold worldwide, including 300,000 in the UK.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on October 05, 2005, 07:02:52 PM
Nintendo reveals DS Wi-Fi adapter, new games (http://www.gamespot.com/news/6135138.html)

(http://img.engadget.com/common/images/3060000000047955.JPG?0.6175419175286951)

From joystiq.com (http://www.joystiq.com/entry/1234000240061916/)

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During a Tokyo press conference today, Nintendo showed-off a WiFi USB Connector that will allow users without a wireless router to convert broadband-enabled PCs into DS hotspots. The device is priced at 3500 yen (about $31) in Japan and £30 (about $52) in the UK. The Nintendo WiFi Connection service is set to launch this fall. The service is free, but Nintendo will not prevent 3rd-party publishers from charging their own fees.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: bug on October 31, 2005, 08:06:56 PM
I picked up a teal Nintendogs bundle today, kinda pissed I didn't get the metroid demo and it has what looks like 2 dead pixels  >:(
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: RuFfNeCk on October 31, 2005, 08:13:13 PM
I picked up a teal Nintendogs bundle today, kinda pissed I didn't get the metroid demo and it has what looks like 2 dead pixels  >:(
Nintendo has a great dead pixel policy.  Call them right up and they'll make it right.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: bug on October 31, 2005, 08:33:42 PM
Going to try and bully Gamestop into giving me a replacement first, I went at it with them over the phone already and eventually they said they'd swap it, we'll see what happens when I take it back tomorrow though.

This was my first experience with a DS, aside from the pixel thing I like it, Nintendogs is alright too considering I only bought the bundle to get the teal color. I like the way it uses the microphone.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: ICandee on January 01, 2006, 02:26:39 PM
Does anyone know where I can get the pink DS without spending a load on it?  I've looked on Lik Sang and Play Asia already.  I just can't bring myself to pay almost $200 for it...
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on January 01, 2006, 02:33:06 PM
$129 (+ shipping) at winsunx.com (http://www.winsunx.com/indexnds.php?mod=productID_473)

I've used the site before and recommend them.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: ICandee on January 01, 2006, 02:36:10 PM
Perfect!  Thank you!  :-*
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on January 09, 2006, 08:51:37 AM
Japan Charts: DS dominates with eight top ten places (http://gamesindustry.biz/news.php?aid=13936)

Hard to believe now, but remember when we were skeptical of how well the DS would do? Even Nintendo was hedging their bets. And get a load of those 360 numbers. The GameCube is outselling it.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Geese on January 09, 2006, 08:57:32 AM
Hard to believe now, but remember when we were skeptical of how well the DS would do? Even Nintendo was hedging their bets.

I remember when I was skeptical if I would even like it. When DS came out, a buddy and I discussed it and I poo-pooed the stylus idea as gimmicky and a kids unit compared to PSP. We both bought PSPs (my wife got one as well). That didn't last too long. Luckily I was able to trade in my PSP and 2 games at a time when the exchange got me a new DS and 2 games for no more money out-of-pocket. My buddy sold his PSP and my wife's gathers dust now.

PSP is beautiful and capable of better graphics. Too bad the majority of games are just meh. DS rocks.

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And get a load of those 360 numbers. The GameCube is outselling it.

Those wacky Japanese!  ;)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on January 09, 2006, 08:45:57 PM
Hard to believe now, but remember when we were skeptical of how well the DS would do? Even Nintendo was hedging their bets.

I remember when I was skeptical if I would even like it.

I was in the same boat. I think it may be one of the coolest systems-handheld or otherwise-that I've owned. I can't believe I waited so long to get one.

And get a load of those 360 numbers. The GameCube is outselling it.

Gamecube? The GBA is even outselling it. Granted that probably includes Micro sales, but still. All that and I have yet to see a 360 sitting on a shelf in any store here in the US, while they seem to be paperweights over there.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on January 16, 2006, 02:04:47 PM
Nintendo dismisses rumours of DS redesign (http://gamesindustry.biz/news.php?aid=14070)

I very nearly traded in my DS this weekend in anticipation of the redesign. EB/GS is offering a disappointing $50, so I decided to wait for the inevitable trade-in deal. Good thing, although Nintendo's typical "rumor and speculation" dismissal indicates it's coming at some point. If they can get the form down so that the bottom half is the size of the top screen, the handheld wars are over.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on January 16, 2006, 02:08:52 PM
If they can get the form down so that the bottom half is the size of the top screen, the handheld wars are over.

Where would the dpad and buttons go?   I must be confused.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on January 16, 2006, 02:25:20 PM
I meant that the new DS would be the size of two top screens attached together.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on January 16, 2006, 02:27:50 PM
I meant that the new DS would be the size of two top screens.

Draw me a pitcher!  :)

I can see making it thinner (especially if they drop the GBA slot, though I don't think I'd like that).   I wouldn't want the screens to get smaller, due to the stylus interface.   There still has to be room to the sides for the controls, so how can the width be reduced substantially?
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on January 16, 2006, 03:23:46 PM
Sorry, not the size of the "screens." Imagine the DS as if it had the two current upper-halves sandwiched together, rather than the bulkier lower half.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: ICandee on January 16, 2006, 06:51:35 PM
I very nearly traded in my DS this weekend in anticipation of the redesign. EB/GS is offering a disappointing $50, so I decided to wait for the inevitable trade-in deal.

Found out today that GameRush is giving $65 in credit for a DS if you decide to trade it.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: fetterdave on January 26, 2006, 08:32:10 AM
DS redesign:

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3147494 (http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3147494)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Bryan on January 26, 2006, 09:19:27 AM
I'm there!  Give me black or red, however - not white.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on January 26, 2006, 01:16:34 PM
I hate marketing people and company spokesmen. Sleazy bastards. You look back on all the stories about the redesign and they say things like, "We're not announcing a redesign at E3" or "Those are rumors and speculation." Can't they say things with a wink and a nod?

Of course, I'll get one.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on January 26, 2006, 01:36:12 PM
I'm there!  Give me black or red, however - not white.

I thought you hated the DS?

FYI, here's a 2D size comparison:

(http://uploaddump.nl/uploads/kkocewkeoqeqa.gif)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mrpig on January 26, 2006, 01:41:36 PM
I can't see it here at work, so I'll check it out when I get home. †If it's designed such that my thumbs don't get all cramped up playing it I'll probably get one. †Then my wife can have mine as her very own.

EDIT:  I don't know about the smaller screen.  The DS is already tough to see things on.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on January 26, 2006, 01:54:24 PM
The screens are the same size, the casing is smaller.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mrpig on January 26, 2006, 02:05:21 PM
The screens are the same size, the casing is smaller.

Ah.  That would be nice aesthetically but it would probably make my hands cramp up even more.  I guess I'll just have to wait and see.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Bryan on January 26, 2006, 02:15:56 PM
I wasn't happy with the way my hands felt after playing the Metroid demo.  I have become interested in some of the sports, RTS and other titles that have started to appear.  I have yet to play any version of Animal Crossing and it sounds like you are having fun with it.  I'd like to rent the new golf game and judge it myself.

This should be a good time to get into the system as second and third gen versions of titles start to appear - programmers should be learning from first efforts and starting to get comfortable with the system's capabilities.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on January 26, 2006, 06:18:05 PM
That's just great. I'm glad I waited until a month or two ago to buy one  ::)

All this redesigning Nintendo does is fucking irritating, IMO.

Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on January 27, 2006, 12:52:24 AM
(http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/7751/dss1ze.jpg)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Bryan on January 27, 2006, 07:24:45 AM
Nice.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Failsafe on January 27, 2006, 08:34:27 AM
Tough to tell from that pic.  Is GBA support in or out?  Looks very cool!
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on January 27, 2006, 11:44:45 AM
It still plays GBA games.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: ICandee on January 27, 2006, 02:05:18 PM
**Please let them come out with a pink one in the US...Please let them come out with a pink one in the US...**
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mathewh on February 04, 2006, 11:00:25 AM
can i ask dubyateef is up with the ds' upper shell? every time i look at it, i'm always thinking that the left and right sides are hella empty. some tiny speaker ports?

DO SOMETHING WITH ALL THAT WASTED SPACE! or design it to look better. gawd.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Bryan on February 10, 2006, 11:46:44 AM
Make mine enamel navy, please. (http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/lite/color/index.html)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: fetterdave on February 10, 2006, 01:24:04 PM
>>enamel navy<<

Ooh, that's pretty sharp.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mrpig on February 10, 2006, 02:09:31 PM
Those do look nice.  Might have to get me one.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: ICandee on February 11, 2006, 11:03:17 PM
What?  No pink?  Nintendo hates me...I've heard they kick babies...
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mrpig on February 12, 2006, 02:10:54 AM
What?  No pink?  Nintendo hates me...I've heard they kick babies...

What do you mean?   Only girls and UCLA fans like powder blue...
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on February 12, 2006, 07:02:32 AM
I've heard they kick babies...

Puppies too. And there are rumors of deep lakes, kittens and burlap sacks... :'(
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: ICandee on February 12, 2006, 12:22:49 PM
Stinkin' Nintendo with their manly colors..."Why won't those stupid idiots let me in their crappy club for jerks?"
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on February 13, 2006, 10:03:19 AM
According to this joystiq article (http://www.joystiq.com/2006/02/13/ds-lite-diet-facts/), a GBA game will stick out of the slot about 1cm. It shouldn't be surprising considering the dimensions, but still disappointing. I only carry one cart with me, and it really ruins the sleek look if it doesn't sit flush in the system.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on February 13, 2006, 10:16:19 AM
It also seems like the cart would be less protected during travel.   Very disappointing.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: ICandee on February 13, 2006, 12:43:14 PM
I agree but at least this time they're adding a GBA slot cover...
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: fetterdave on February 13, 2006, 12:44:42 PM
Oh, well, now I'm not going to get one!
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mathewh on February 13, 2006, 04:15:22 PM
even if the carts stick out, carts are more sturdy than cds..
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Failsafe on February 13, 2006, 04:24:31 PM
I'd say as long as it sticks in there good and tight, it shouldn't be a problem.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on February 13, 2006, 04:30:36 PM
I'd say as long as it sticks in there good and tight, it shouldn't be a problem.

OK, stop trying to set up a TWSS.

I just don't like the leverage and all.   Flush is best.   Flash carts are expensive!   :)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Geese on February 13, 2006, 07:44:49 PM
OK, stop trying to set up a TWSS.

I missed that one. I thought the obvious one was:

"and it really ruins the sleek look if it doesn't sit flush in the system"
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mrpig on February 14, 2006, 04:36:53 PM
Is there any indication that the DS lite will have a brighter screen similar to the latest GBA SPs?
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Failsafe on February 14, 2006, 04:49:14 PM
Yes, I believe that's the plan.  The article that Allen linked to above made mention of that, as well as a bigger stylus and longer battery life.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on February 14, 2006, 05:05:09 PM
From IGN: "DS Lite's biggest new technical feature is its updated set of backlit LCD screens. The system is brighter overall, and will give the user the ability to select from four different levels of brightness for viewing and/or battery consumption."
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mrpig on February 14, 2006, 05:34:34 PM
Yes, I believe that's the plan.† The article that Allen linked to above made mention of that, as well as a bigger stylus and longer battery life.

From IGN: "DS Lite's biggest new technical feature is its updated set of backlit LCD screens. The system is brighter overall, and will give the user the ability to select from four different levels of brightness for viewing and/or battery consumption."

Well all that just talked me into it.  Now I just have to talk my wife into it.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on February 20, 2006, 12:33:28 AM
DS Lite videos:

1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv3o3B0ScYY)
2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n5wB-tiEqs)
3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdRbo4ej5IE)
4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJlTMuKUvLs)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: sean80 on February 23, 2006, 10:19:06 PM
Although this video is in Japanese, it does show the tv tuner and web browser in use:

http://www.wimp.com/nintendods/ (http://www.wimp.com/nintendods/)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on February 28, 2006, 10:55:21 AM
lik-sang hands-on with DS Lite (http://www.lik-sang.com/news.php?artc=3808)

(http://image.lik-sang.com/content/nds-lite/small/DSC03505.jpg)

Bummer.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: ICandee on February 28, 2006, 06:32:46 PM
Oh that does not look good...
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mrpig on February 28, 2006, 07:53:18 PM
That wouldn't really bother me to much.  I play most of my GBA carts with my Gameboy Player anyway.  Only when I travel would it be a problem and that's not to often.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: FLYING SE7EN on March 03, 2006, 05:13:24 PM
Wait, you guys are bummed out that the GBA cart sticks out a couple of cenitmeters?  That thing looks dead sexy to me.  If it was coming out any sooner, I would probably get one of these for Connor's birthday instead of the new black SP.

So is the web browser built-in or is it an add-on?

J.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on March 03, 2006, 05:25:07 PM
The web browser is only available in Japan at the moment, and I imagine it comes on a DS card, so there'll be some memory there for updates, etc.

Nobody is denying the sexiness of the DSL. It just really ruins the sleek look to have the cart sticking out like that. I'd also be worried about cart damage while not playing, so you have to carry the game outside the system. Not a deal-breaker by any stretch, but aesthetically disappointing.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mrpig on March 03, 2006, 05:26:25 PM
Down in the Opera DS thread (http://www.tehbias.com/forum/index.php?topic=859.0) you'll find that the web browser will be on a DS cartridge and cost about $30. †If it actually works well I'll easily pop for it.

Damnit!  Allen beat me to it. 
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: ICandee on March 03, 2006, 06:42:10 PM
Wait, you guys are bummed out that the GBA cart sticks out a couple of cenitmeters?  That thing looks dead sexy to me.  If it was coming out any sooner, I would probably get one of these for Connor's birthday instead of the new black SP.

So is the web browser built-in or is it an add-on?

J.

Well there's your complete turn around of the year...
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: FLYING SE7EN on March 05, 2006, 11:29:09 AM
Well, I got Connor's his SP yesterday and its got a fucking dead pixel in the center of the screen.  Time to take it back and switch it out.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Failsafe on March 05, 2006, 11:37:11 AM
That sucks.  I'm just going to take a wild guess though and say it wasn't Connor who noticed it? ;)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on March 05, 2006, 12:34:46 PM
I've got a mint Graphite SP (with the new backlight) that looks like it just came from the factory.   PM me if you are interested in it instead of playing pixel roulette.  :)

With DSLite coming out, I've got way too many 'Gameboys'.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Failsafe on March 06, 2006, 02:01:01 PM
Japanese go crazy for DS Lite! (http://www.gamespot.com/news/6145349.html)

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Today, GameSpot went through a number of major shopping districts including Akihabara, Ikeburuko, and Shinjuku, but no retailer had any units available. However, secondhand shops were selling DS Lite units at nearly 40,000 yen ($343), which is more than double the handheld's official price of 16,800 yen ($144). Prices at online auction sites are lower, with deals closing around an average of 26,000 yen ($233).
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mrpig on March 06, 2006, 02:50:45 PM
Nintendo just might be on to something with this crazy dual screen business.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on March 06, 2006, 03:07:30 PM
Nah, it's just a gimmick.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on April 04, 2006, 10:36:40 PM
DS Lite engineers speak (http://www.gamespot.com/news/6147089.html)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Screwnut on April 09, 2006, 07:05:32 PM
Wow....I don't know what all the fuss is about!  I like my big bulky DS just the way it is! :)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on April 22, 2006, 05:05:24 PM
DS headset (http://us.codejunkies.com/news_reviews.asp?c=US&cr=USD&cs=$&r=0&l=1&p=10&i=8987&s=8)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: RuFfNeCk on May 04, 2006, 09:39:05 AM
DS Lite on sale June 11 for 130$ (http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/ds-lite/us-ds-lite-price-and-date-announced-171447.php).
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on May 04, 2006, 10:49:30 AM
$130 is the right price!   Watch them release a $150 bundle with the new SMB but not until a month or two later.   I like the white enough to not wait for a future blue or black version.    I haven't played much MPH because I really can't get comfortable with the system using fps controls, hopefully the new form factor works better for me.

Quote
Nintendo DS continues to broaden the market for video games. Nintendo DS has software that appeals to older gamers, hard-core gamers and even lapsed gamers. Brain Ageô: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day went on sale in the United States on April 17 after encountering massive success in Japan. Nintendo will continue that momentum by introducing two upcoming titles that require more brain power than firepower. On June 5, Big Brain Academyô arrives to challenge users with a variety of mental tests designed to evaluate various skills. Then on June 26, Sudoku Gridmaster will keep number crunchers busy with more than 400 sudoku puzzles, each one sanctioned by the original creators of sudoku.

Sweet!
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on May 04, 2006, 03:36:10 PM
That is faneffingtastic! I've been turning tricks saving up, so I might just jump on a white one right away. (If she said that, she's racist.)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Xx Jester 76 xX on May 04, 2006, 03:57:20 PM
LOL......funny on a few different levels there Allen
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: sean80 on May 17, 2006, 11:51:06 AM
Did anyone pick up the New Super Mario Bros. game?  I'm just curious what it's like as I'm thinking about getting it since there's a long weekend coming up.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: ICandee on May 17, 2006, 12:45:28 PM
DS Lite on sale June 11 for 130$ (http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/ds-lite/us-ds-lite-price-and-date-announced-171447.php).

Gimme gimme gimme!  I am so all over this next month.  Maybe I can just paint it pink.   :P
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: downfall on May 17, 2006, 03:00:19 PM
Wow, I'm actually back on tehbias!

I picked up New Super Mario Bros. yesterday at lunch.  Taunted me all afternoon, laying on the corner of my desk - until I was called into work at Gamestop.  That threw off my previous evening plans, which then had to be finished after I returned home from Gamestop - so I actually didn't play the game until 3:30am this morning.

I was so tired - but the game was so much fun.  It's not terribly difficult at all - and you'll end up with a ton of extra lives, so you pretty much can't lose.  But it's a very, very solid mix of SMB, SMB 3, and Super Mario World.  Very much worth your money - although I have one complaint.  The jumping feels weird.  Maybe because I was tired - but it just didn't feel quite as precise as it should.  With the original SMB, I felt like (and I still do) that I can put Mario right where I want him to go with minimal effort - here, I didn't quite have that same feeling. 

That could change though.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on May 17, 2006, 03:13:32 PM
Wow, I'm actually back on tehbias!

Welcome back! Hey, do you go to WVU, perchance?
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: downfall on May 17, 2006, 03:56:18 PM
Wow, I'm actually back on tehbias!

Welcome back! Hey, do you go to WVU, perchance?

Ah.. I do not.

I actually live in the Charleston area - about 3 hours south of WVU.  I rarely ever travel up that way.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on May 17, 2006, 04:19:48 PM
I actually live in the Charleston area - about 3 hours south of WVU. 

Worlds colliding! I'm from Morgantown originally.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Sherbz on May 17, 2006, 09:16:41 PM
Loving NSMB....just wish I could save anytime. Sleep mode isn't enough.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: downfall on May 18, 2006, 10:02:51 AM
I actually live in the Charleston area - about 3 hours south of WVU. 

Worlds colliding! I'm from Morgantown originally.

Excellent!  Most people don't even know that West Virginia is a state at this point, much less where Charleston is.   ;D

As for New Super Mario Bros. - I sat down last night and played all the way through it, not worrying about all the extra levels - just enough to beat the game.  A bit on the easy side, but then again, the originals are pretty easy too.  They were only difficult back when things like that hadn't been done yet, and so you weren't sure what to expect. 

The controls are spot on - but you have to adjust to them.  It doesn't control like SMB 3 or any of the other ones - but once you're adjusted, it controls as well as any of the others, if that makes sense.

And I also have to say that World-8 is everything that's right about video games, all wrapped up in one nice little package.  It's perfect!

Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Screwnut on May 18, 2006, 04:41:32 PM
Picked it up!!  Super Mario Bros Rules!! :D


Lot of options for Mult. player games!! :)  Loving the poker style mario!
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: fetterdave on June 01, 2006, 01:44:53 PM
Major Nelson's got his DSLite early. (http://www.majornelson.com/archive/2006/05/31/My-Nintendo-DS-Lite.aspx)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mathewh on June 08, 2006, 10:09:17 PM
i've heard that the multiplayer in the mario game is crazy good!
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on June 11, 2006, 05:05:19 PM
No DS Lite comments? This is a beautiful, sexy handheld (twss). I didn't think I'd like the white, but it really looks nice. I wish the GBA carts fit flush, and it had a flap instead of an ejectable cover to the GBA slot. The first one I bought had a stuck pixel. It does not come with a wrist strap. As slim and sleek as it is, it still feels solidly-constructed. I'm using the PSP neoprene sleeve to hold it, and it feels over-protective.

As so often happens with Nintendo handhelds, this is the version they should have launched. But, could they have? Is it only the runaway success that lets them affordably redesign the system? Or is it only up against the sleek PSP that the original DS looks so dated and clunky and in need of redesign? I firmly believe that only the success of the Afterburner light mod convinced Nintendo to launch the SP. I think if this style had launched, PSP might have been buried.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: ICandee on June 11, 2006, 06:31:47 PM
No DS Lite comments?

Alas, too poor to get one at the moment *sniff*  Congrats on getting yours though!  Can't wait to get one myself, thanks for posting your thoughts.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mathewh on June 11, 2006, 08:28:56 PM
is the psp buried in japan? what are sales like there?
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on June 11, 2006, 08:37:22 PM
DS is definitely outselling PSP in Japan, but worldwide PSP is holding it's own.    Haven't seen any specific numbers in the last couple of months.

Got my DSL today.     Pretty sweet.   The long, chunky stylus is a big improvement.    The screen is absurdly bright.    I also think they punched up the colors, maybe a little too much (red push?).   I was very surprised that the sound is still pretty good.    It's not as loud and full-range as on the larger DS, but it still blows away the PSP and the Micro.    Under normal conditions you still get decent sound without headphones.   I'm happy with the purchase.

EDIT:    Oh, the d-pad and face buttons are a big step up.    I dunno what they were thinking on the 1.0 DS, especially with the buttons.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Failsafe on June 12, 2006, 08:19:16 AM
Going out to pick mine up shortly.  I'll post my impressions later on today!
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: sean80 on June 12, 2006, 11:28:43 AM
Now I wish I had pre-ordered one.  Oh well, I'll stick with my brick.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Failsafe on June 12, 2006, 12:52:26 PM
It's charging now!

Man, this thing is sweet!  There are four brightness levels.  The lowest setting is actually comparable to the original DS.  It's still better though because there are no 'hot-spots' on the screen from the backlight - it's all a uniform brightness.  When you bump the brightness up - WOW!!  I currently have it on the second level setting and loaded up Mario Kart.  The colours are so vivid now!  I can't say enough good things about the screen right now.  There is no setting to turn the backlight off completely anymore, but who actually ever played with it like that?

Strange that no wrist strap/thumb pad is included (although, there IS a spot for it).  What about games like Super Mario DS that are designed to be played with thumb movement?  Oh well, I'm using my old wrist strap.  Loving the bigger stylus too!

All this and no dead/stuck pixels. Stay tuned for pics! w00t! ;D
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Failsafe on June 12, 2006, 03:27:53 PM
Some pics:

(http://static.flickr.com/69/165890548_bd115ea749.jpg)

(http://static.flickr.com/62/165890573_dad929f9d0.jpg)

(http://static.flickr.com/64/165890606_204e3e78b3.jpg)

(http://static.flickr.com/46/165890628_7a5c3c2999.jpg)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on June 14, 2006, 05:29:06 AM
I've got a coupon for a DS Lite and Brain Age for $129.99 at Circuit City. I'm not sure if the coupon is required, but I can forward the email to anyone that is interested.

Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on June 25, 2006, 04:46:47 PM
Well they didn't waste much time getting the DSL displays out. I got the chance to play the Mario demo on it at TRU this weekend and that really didn't need to happen. The screen is amazing and now I am going to have to get one. I'm also going to have to get the new Mario as the demo had me hooked. I'm trying to hold out for the impending color/special edition units that I'm sure are sitting in a warehouse in Japan somewhere...

I hate you Nintendo.

Anyone interested in a red DS?
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Sherbz on June 25, 2006, 07:35:46 PM
I'm trying to hold out for the possibility of orange. It worked for the SP, at least.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mrpig on June 26, 2006, 12:13:53 AM
I somehow managed to pick up a DS Lite at Costco over the weekend.  My wife just said "you might as well just get it".  I didn't need to be told twice.  It came with the new Mario Bros.  So far it's vastly superior to the original. 
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on June 26, 2006, 01:01:48 AM
Well now you can play multiplayer with lots of your carts, no need in many cases to buy a second copy of the game.   Of course you'll have to fight over who gets the Lite.  :)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: sean80 on June 26, 2006, 09:08:31 AM
Speaking of multiplayer, I think you guys need to post your new friend codes.  Now that you have your new Lites maybe we can get some games going again soon.  Metroid would be high on my list and Tetris too.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on June 26, 2006, 11:09:50 AM
I do need to get my codes posted.

I'm done with MP:H though <ducks>.   Even though I like it better on the Lite (I spent a couple of hours trying both the stylus and the thumble), I just don't enjoy controlling an FPS this way.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: sean80 on June 26, 2006, 12:11:16 PM
I do need to get my codes posted.

I'm done with MP:H though <ducks>.   Even though I like it better on the Lite (I spent a couple of hours trying both the stylus and the thumble), I just don't enjoy controlling an FPS this way.

I hear what you're saying about the controls but I still like the game on multiplayer but I keep thinking about trading it in since I don't really play it. 
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mrpig on June 26, 2006, 04:10:16 PM
Fortunately my wife is really into Brain Age Soduko right now and that works just fine with the old DS.  I really haven't had too much time with it yet due to the busy weekend but that should change this week.  I really want to play through that new Mario Bros.

I'll try to get the new friend codes posted today after my dentist appt.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: sean80 on August 24, 2006, 02:54:51 PM
Finally, I can get my pink DS Lite.  Looks like September 13  (http://wham.canoe.ca/handhelds/2006/08/24/1773387.html) is the day.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on August 24, 2006, 03:03:58 PM
Chloe's birthday is September 14. Guess what she's getting?
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on August 31, 2006, 02:19:40 PM
Finally, I can get my pink DS Lite.  Looks like September 13  (http://wham.canoe.ca/handhelds/2006/08/24/1773387.html) is the day.

I think I saw the pink one in a local store the other day--it was either that or the onyx.  Such is my luck--I'd rather have had the onyx over the white, and I was three weeks too early.  *sigh*  (But it *has* been a fun three weeks! :D )

BTW, I've been addicted to the mini-games in the new Super Mario title.  The actual SMB game isn't that difficult, but I like the mini-games for a quick fix, when I want to play something short...or just want to turn on the DS for a few minutes.  ;)  Mario even says "goodbye" when you close the lid, and "It's-a me, Maaario!" when you open it again. 
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: RuFfNeCk on September 05, 2006, 10:48:09 AM
While in Charlotte I couldn't resist picking up a DS Lite.  So I did. :)

I've got NSMB, StarFox Command and Metroid Prime Hunters.

I've posted my new Friend Code for the games over in the official thread (http://www.tehbias.com/forum/index.php?topic=660.msg23901#msg23901).
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Failsafe on September 05, 2006, 12:19:02 PM
I'll get them added to the list, Chris.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on September 09, 2006, 02:44:15 PM
So the black and pink DS lites hit the stores next week, and I was in my local Gamestop plunking down some cash on my preorder when I noticed a sign that said you can get a new lite for $69.99 with and old DS trade, or $99.99 with a GBASP trade. Both new colors and the original white are included in the offer.

$50 isn't bad considering you wouldn't likely get much more on ebay and wouldn't have to deal with the shipping/listing fee/selling hassles. I think $30 is a fine trade price for a beat up GBASP!
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on September 10, 2006, 10:39:49 PM
I don't know if it's just me, but this DS is the first handheld game that I've actually been excited about buying new games for.  I'd been playing with my kids' Advance SPs, and have had an older Advance, but never really played many games seriously on it.  Yeah, I've played Galaga quite a bit to pass time (from the Namco Museum cart), and have also done well in the Kerby and Super Mario World games, but the latter is a rehash of something I played to death on SNES when it first came out.  IMHO they have some really good, unique games now, and there's enough horsepower inside to make these games work well.  The touchscreen is a neat twist I wouldn't have imagined a few years ago--I'm almost getting used to it.  And the WiFi I'd never have imagined in the past either. 

Just my thoughts, having owned my DS Lite for a month now. 
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: fetterdave on September 13, 2006, 11:10:17 AM
So, Gamestop will sell me a DS Lite for $100 if I trade in my SP.

Advise me, oh TB friends: should I do it?
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: sean80 on September 13, 2006, 11:21:46 AM
So, Gamestop will sell me a DS Lite for $100 if I trade in my SP.

Advise me, oh TB friends: should I do it?

I'll give you the same advice I gave to Chris and that is that you should do it....according of course that there are games on the DS that you are interested in. 
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: fetterdave on September 13, 2006, 11:26:29 AM
Oh, there are plenty of games I'm interested in, but overall I'm probably just going to save my money for 360 game purchases in November.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: sean80 on September 13, 2006, 11:27:16 AM
You could always look at the DS as a family purchase that everyone could use.   :)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mrpig on September 13, 2006, 11:27:52 AM
Iíd do it.  I already traded my SP in to get $30 in credit.  I might even take my wifeís DS and trade it for a Lite next week.  With the credit I have Iíd only be looking at $40 for a new DS Lite.  Right now my wife is addicted to Sudoku Grand Master and still has a ways to go before she gets though all the puzzles.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on September 13, 2006, 11:47:52 AM
Target shows the Pink and Onyx DS Lite coming out today.

Question: is Tetris DS worth getting?  How does the WiFi portion work?  (I take it that you compete against someone online?)  I was addicted to Tetris back on an old PC version I had.  Not sure if I'd be as thrilled with it now as I used to be.  It might be a title I look for "previously owned" in a few months.

Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: sean80 on September 13, 2006, 11:58:07 AM
Question: is Tetris DS worth getting?  How does the WiFi portion work?  (I take it that you compete against someone online?)  I was addicted to Tetris back on an old PC version I had.  Not sure if I'd be as thrilled with it now as I used to be.  It might be a title I look for "previously owned" in a few months.

I really like Tetris DS.  There's a lot of game modes that you can play.  My favourite mode is called "touch" where there is a tower of blocks and you have to use the stylus to move blocks into lines and lower it until the cage of balloons hits the ground. 

I've only played the WiFi a couple times but I liked it.  I can't remember, as it's been a while, if there are multiple game modes but I only played people head to head.  I think you can have up to 8 people playing at a time. 
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on September 13, 2006, 12:52:58 PM
That does sound interesting--much more than a single Tetris game like the original.  Thanks!
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Sparkz on September 13, 2006, 02:45:00 PM
I am seriously considering getting another copy of Tetris for our house.  I have not been able to play it since I gave my wife a DS last month.  Is it addicting?  Lets just say I woke up last night at 3am, and my wife was sitting up in bed, still playing Tetris.

In regards to the EB trade in deal, can I trade in both a DS phat and GB advance towards a DS lite for $50?.  Also, is there a way to find out what I'd get in trade in value for the following games:  Nintendogs, Meteos, Feel the Magic, and HalfLife (Xbox version).  I want a black DS lite, but am cash strapped this week.  Damn IRS quarterly estimated tax payments!
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on September 13, 2006, 09:04:15 PM

In regards to the EB trade in deal, can I trade in both a DS phat and GB advance towards a DS lite for $50?.  Also, is there a way to find out what I'd get in trade in value for the following games:  Nintendogs, Meteos, Feel the Magic, and HalfLife (Xbox version).  I want a black DS lite, but am cash strapped this week.  Damn IRS quarterly estimated tax payments!

I'm not sure if you could trade two for one, and I know the EBs around here will not quote prices for trades over the phone, so just ask when you are in there.

I picked up one of my onyx DS Lites that I had on reserve today. I would have much rather had a matte finish than this shiny one  :-\ It is like those black ipods that show every damn finger print get all smudged up. It also has a stuck pixel so it is going back after work tomorrow. I might opt to get the plain old white one, as these smudges are annoying as hell... >:(
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Sparkz on September 13, 2006, 09:15:11 PM
Does the black DS show fingerprints as bad as the PSP?
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Bellatrix on September 13, 2006, 09:48:45 PM
Target shows the Pink and Onyx DS Lite coming out today.

Question: is Tetris DS worth getting?  How does the WiFi portion work?  (I take it that you compete against someone online?)  I was addicted to Tetris back on an old PC version I had.  Not sure if I'd be as thrilled with it now as I used to be.  It might be a title I look for "previously owned" in a few months.



Rudy, it's a very fun game! I really enjoy Tetris DS, paricularly the WiFi/multiplayer stuff. It's so much fun!! The reason I enjoy it so much is the multiplayer modes in it.

However,  the single player version is good in it as well.

My favourite Tetris is still the one on the original Gameboy. That one will never die...it's timeless.

Tetris DS is one that if I hadn't picked it up when it was released and I was looking for it now, I probably would buy it "previously owned".
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on September 13, 2006, 09:49:30 PM
I picked up a black one tonight. The special offer is an extra $20 for the DS Phat, bringing it to $60 trade-in. My GBA SP traded in for $30. So, the DSL was ~$40. It sucks that you get taxed on the full price, and not the price you actually pay.

I haven't opened it yet, so I don't know if it's as bad a fingerprint-magnet as the PSP. I imagine so. I spent a week obsessing about the smudges, then stopped caring.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on September 13, 2006, 09:51:04 PM
I picked up one of my onyx DS Lites that I had on reserve today. I would have much rather had a matte finish than this shiny one  :-\

Agreed...the two GBA:SPs I bought for the kids last year are matte, and while they show a couple of tiny scratches, they don't look constantly smudged.  In a way I'm glad I got the white DS, just for that reason, as I figured the onyx would show too many fingerprints.  The pink may be light enough to hide them, but I'm the last person who should have a pink DS in my hands... :D
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on September 13, 2006, 09:53:40 PM
Rudy, it's a very fun game! I really enjoy Tetris DS, paricularly the WiFi/multiplayer stuff. It's so much fun!! The reason I enjoy it so much is the multiplayer modes in it.

However,  the single player version is good in it as well.

The WiFi would be the deal clincher for me.  Thanks!

Back when Tetris was first released, I had a "non-official" version I downloaded over an old 1200 baud modem back around 1988.  There's still some charm to that old version--I spent countless hours playing it!  There was also another PC-based game called Frac, that was basically Tetris, but in 3D, with various shapes made out of cubes that were falling down.  We were addicted to it at work, and I've never seen another game like it anywhere. 
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on September 13, 2006, 09:55:09 PM
There was also another PC-based game called Frac, that was basically Tetris, but in 3D, with various shapes made out of cubes that were falling down.  We were addicted to it at work, and I've never seen another game like it anywhere. 

I loved that game!
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mrpig on September 14, 2006, 10:59:00 AM
I did the trade last night as well.  Now I have an onyx Lite and my wife has the white one.  She was actually quite pleased with her new machine.  Stayed up late playing Sudoku yet again.  She also mentioned that the DS Lite was easier to hold and my wife has rather small hands.

Allen, what happened to the pink one for your daughter??
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on September 14, 2006, 02:05:40 PM
Allen, what happened to the pink one for your daughter??

I ended up doing the selfish thing. I'm passing my white one down to her. I put a Mario skin on it, so it's just like new, right? Don't you judge me!

(Actually, I wasn't sure if she'd reject it as being "not like Daddy's," and I'm nowhere near confident enough to play a pink DSL.)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on September 14, 2006, 06:51:57 PM
Damn, I'm going to stop buying game systems from game retailers.

My new black DS I picked up yesterday had a stuck blue pixel. I take it back  today and Gamestop doesn't want to take it back. I have to use my $20 warranty. Even then, they are reluctant to exchange it. I ask, "If I break it in half will you give me a new one?" and they exchange it.  ???

Anyway, I had two reserved but wanted to make sure my son wanted to get rid of his phat blue one before I picked them both up. Of course, he did and so I picked his up today: stuck green pixel!

Two out of freaking three??

 >:( >:( >:(

Rather than hassle with damned Gamestop, I am going to return it to Nintendo...I guess.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on September 14, 2006, 06:57:44 PM
Exchanging with Nintendo is a breeze. Nintendo's hardware comes with a year warrantee. The Gamestop warrantee is a waste of money; I think you only get to use it once, anyway. Contact Nintendo and they can send you a new unit even before you have to mail the damaged one back (they'll pre-charge your credit card, but it doesn't go through unless you don't send it in).
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on September 14, 2006, 07:19:47 PM
Exchanging with Nintendo is a breeze. Nintendo's hardware comes with a year warrantee. The Gamestop warrantee is a waste of money; I think you only get to use it once, anyway. Contact Nintendo and they can send you a new unit even before you have to mail the damaged one back (they'll pre-charge your credit card, but it doesn't go through unless you don't send it in).

Nintendo tried to talk me out of it as well, telling me dead pixels were normal for LCD devices and I wouldn't notice after a couple of weeks! I told him I noticed it now and wanted it corrected.

I guess they are going to repair it: They are sending a label and gave me a repair number. Repair or replacement is fine with me as long as the end result is a dead pixel free DSL. I don't see why retailers and manufacturers expect you to shell out money and settle for less than what you paid for.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mrpig on September 14, 2006, 07:33:04 PM
The trick is buying hardware at the right retailer.  The only reason I bought from Gamestop this time was the trade in deal.  My white (now my wifeís) DS Lite was purchased at Costco.  Iíve never had a problem returning anything to Costco.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Geese on September 24, 2006, 03:42:45 PM
I'd like to announce I'm now part of the "DS-lite" crowd. Traded in my DS, Advance SP, Advance, and a handful of games, and walked away with a pearl DS Lite.

After seeing my DS next to my friends Lite (and seeing how my backlight looked like it was shut off compared to the lite), I had to make the plunge. Very happy with the 'upgrade'.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on September 24, 2006, 04:53:22 PM

After seeing my DS next to my friends Lite (and seeing how my backlight looked like it was shut off compared to the lite), I had to make the plunge. Very happy with the 'upgrade'.

Yeah, a side by side comparison and the will to resist getting a Lite is withered greatly. Congrats :)

I hope mine gets back from Nintendo in the next week or two...  :'(

Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Sparkz on September 24, 2006, 07:17:31 PM
I took advantage of the EB trade in deal, and traded in my old DS and 9 games (PSP, Xbox, and DS games I haven't played in forever).  I was planning on getting a used copy of either Zoo Keeper or Magnetica in hopes of prying Tetris loose from my wife's DS, but there was no used copies or new copies of either.  So I treated myself to a new copy of Metroid Pinball.  Ended up only having to give EB $6 and some change.

I got the black one for myself, and left my wife the white one.  I had every intention of getting the pink one for her, but her white one has fallen off the night stand four times already (thankfully I got a Best Buy warranty, knowing there was a high chance of nightstand falls happening).  So as I was packing up the stuff to take to EB, I noticed the white DS under the bed and figured it had taken a fifth dive.  I figured I would need a new warranty with a pink one, so decided on a black one.

The new back DS does show fingerprints, but only on the outside of the case, so its not as distracting as the PSP.  Overall I'm very happy.  And last night, as my wife and I were sitting up in bed, each of us playing our DS lites, she said to me, "You know honey, I think this is one of the best presents you ever got me".
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on September 25, 2006, 06:19:50 AM
And last night, as my wife and I were sitting up in bed, each of us playing our DS lites, she said to me, "You know honey, I think this is one of the best presents you ever got me".

Nice  8)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mrpig on September 25, 2006, 01:48:24 PM
I donít know what all you DS Lite owners do for storing/carrying you DSLs around, but I like to have a case for my portables.  If Iím actually taking it somewhere then itíll most likely be banging around in a backpack with a bunch of other stuff.  Donít want any booboos. 

For the original DS there was a nice licensed case that would also hold a few DS games as well as GBA games.  It was a little bulky but I liked it.  For the DSL Iíve been waiting for a nice case but the only thing on the store shelves that was descent has a crappy vinyl insert designed to let you play the DSL while itís still in said case.  Not for me.  I wanted something a bit better.  I went looking around on Play Asia and found a nice hard case by Hori that looked like it was perfect.  The pictures on Play Asia and Horiís sites werenít the best but it was only $10 so I said ďwhat the hellĒ and ordered it.

It arrived about a week later and it turned out to be all I had hoped for and more!  The DSL fits snugly and there is room for an extra stylus as well as for several games.  I think I have 7 in it at the moment and could easily put 4 more in.  Itís categorized as a hard case but itís not firm plastic, itís more like a reinforced soft case.  I think itís ideal for a small protective case. 

If anyone is looking for a case for their DSL, this one is highly recommended by mrpig!

P.S. Iíd provide a link but I canít view Play Asia from work.  If I remember Iíll do it when I get home.  I think you can easily find it by searching for ds hard case on playasia.com.

EDIT:  Link. (http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-b6-77-1r-49-en-15-ds%2Bhard%2Bcase-70-1i24.html)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Bellatrix on September 27, 2006, 09:39:48 PM
I finally broke down and bought a DS Lite  :D I went to EB on Monday and traded in my old DS plus three DS games and about four X-Box games. The total for the trade-in's came to $117.00 so I ended up paying about $37.00 for the Lite. Not a bad deal at all  :D Jeremy and I both figured I'd be shelling about about $100.00 for it so the $37.00 was a pleasant surprise!

I got the onyx Lite and I really like it! I played it a lot today (home sick from school) and I love how clear and bright the screen is. The only thing I've noticed with the onyx though is it does show finger prints quite a bit. However, I am very happy with it  :D

Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on October 04, 2006, 09:33:02 PM
WooHoo! My DS Lite arrived from the repair shop today with all pixels present and accounted for  :)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on October 22, 2006, 07:43:58 PM
I just noticed Chloe's DSL has the hairline crack on the left hinge problem. Contacted Nintendo (on a Sunday even!) and they're sending me a box for replacement. Yeah, it's a bummer that the system has this manufacturing flaw, but it's so nice to deal with a company that just replaces it without a lot of runaround or lies.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on April 23, 2007, 10:54:29 AM
Exchanging with Nintendo is a breeze. Nintendo's hardware comes with a year warrantee. Contact Nintendo and they can send you a new unit even before you have to mail the damaged one back (they'll pre-charge your credit card, but it doesn't go through unless you don't send it in).

I love Nintendo. Microsoft needs to seriously study their customer service. Chloe's DSL won't turn on, the screen blinks and goes out. I called Nintendo this morning and they're sending me a replacement (which will also have a one-year warranty). The CSR, in addition to being chatty and probably really cute, sounded like she was born and raised in Redmond. No arguing, no lies, no being transferred to a supervisor for more arguments and lies. Just fantastic customer service that breeds lifelong customer loyalty.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on July 04, 2007, 06:47:42 PM
Nintendo unveils new DS camera (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=26382)

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Nintendo has announced plans to release Face Training, a new DS game which will come with a digital camera add-on and teach users how to perform facial exercises.

As reported by Wired, the camera will plug into the DS's GBA port, and will come bundled with the game in make-up box-style packaging.

Fumiko Inudo, an expert in facial exercise, will be endorsing the game. It's being developed by Intelligent Systems, the studio behind Advance Wars and FIre Emblem.

Face Training is due out in Japan on August 2. Nintendo has yet to reveal whether the game will go on sale in the US or Europe.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Bryan on September 06, 2007, 10:58:40 AM
We dangled a carrot for Xander over the weekend - all A's and B's at school and he will get a shiny new DS Lite in December (not Xmas), just as a reward.  He has a few friends with them and it is the only system we are lacking (other than the PS3).
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on October 23, 2007, 12:02:51 PM
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PRESS RELEASE: Hong Kong Raid Nets 10,000 Products Used To Play Pirated Nintendo Software
Press release supplied by Games Press 09:59 (GMT) 23/10/2007

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 22, 2007 - At Nintendo's request, the Hong Kong High Court has intervened to help stop a global distribution operation involving game copying devices and modification chips ("mod chips") that violate its copyrights and trademarks in the Nintendo DS™ and Wii™ systems.

On Oct. 8th, the court ordered the raid of Supreme Factory Limited facilities. During a three-day period, Nintendo representatives seized more than 10,000 game copying devices and mod chips. The game copying devices connect to the Nintendo DS and are used to copy and play game files offered unlawfully via the Internet. The mod chips allow the play of pirated Wii discs or illegal copies of Nintendo games downloaded from the Internet.

The search also turned up volumes of documents reflecting the scope of the operation. The Supreme Factory Limited has ties to a French company, Divineo SARL, and its principal, Max Louarn, who are also named in the legal action initiated by Nintendo. The High Court prohibited the companies from further distribution of the devices and from disposing a portion of their assets worldwide, and ordered that such assets be frozen pending outcome of the legal proceedings.

This may affect the supply/price of modchips and flashcarts, so I would (and did) order now if you're interested in such things.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on November 15, 2007, 11:13:03 AM
Nintendo denies analyst claims of slimmer new DS with larger screens (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=30672)

Which pretty much guarantees one is coming.

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Nintendo has responded to an analyst's claims that it has completed work on a new version of its DS Lite handheld, maintaining that it is "rumour and speculation and we are not commenting further."

Evan Wilson, from Pacific Crest Securities, is quoted in a GameSpot report as saying that the new model was "thinner, has on-board storage, and larger screens," and would lose the GBA port to accommodate the changes.

The report continued that any new version of the hardware wouldn't be unveiled for some time, "until sales begin to tail off in all three major geographies."

Although, if we have to wait for sales to taper off...
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on November 15, 2007, 11:14:48 AM
Better have wide viewing angles like the old DS lite (the new ones that have been shipping in the last couple of months have a lower-quality screen).

I'm pretty happy with my Lite.  I can't see upgrading as long as it keeps working.  And so far, no hinge crack!
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Failsafe on November 15, 2007, 11:18:12 AM
Does this mean larger screens with the same resolution?  Is that a good thing?
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: iPeter on November 20, 2007, 02:15:35 PM
I've been chatting with Allen about getting DS and he says the newer models (not white or black) don't have the same resolution as the old ones. Has anyone had both and can confirm this? I want to get one of these Zelda bundles (http://kotaku.com/gaming/special-editions/new-ds-bundles-now-with-pictures-324796.php), but not if the hardware isn't as good as a white or black version.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on November 20, 2007, 02:25:31 PM
It isn't the resolution, it's the viewing angle that has gone to hell with the latest LCD vendor.  I think it affects all the new models (red+black, Zelda, whatever).
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on November 20, 2007, 02:37:08 PM
Everyone seems to be saying that the white/black/pink don't have these screens. Also, there might be a vaguely-yellowish tint to the new screens. Have they switched over to a new vendor across all SKUs, or just the newest versions? Is there a lot number or something on the box that would indicate when it was manufactured?
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on November 20, 2007, 02:47:15 PM
Oh brother.  I can't afford to send my DS in for repair.  I just hope I don't end up with a "refurbished" replacement that has the new crappy screen.  What impresses me about the DS is how bright and clear the LCD is, even when I can't hold it at an ideal angle.

*sigh*
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: FLYING SE7EN on December 05, 2007, 05:31:54 PM
I caved.

I found a pre-owned, Black DS-Lite for $79 at GameRush.   It didn't have a charger, so they knocked $10 off the price.   I then used $36 in trade credit (from Uncharted:Drake's Fortune) toward it.  Got it for $33.

Just ordered my Flashcart for $41.  It'll be here on Saturday and I should be good to go.


Paging Chris...


J.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: FLYING SE7EN on December 11, 2007, 05:18:58 PM
Suhweet.  Got my flashcart today.  I'm rockin out Pirate style.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on January 25, 2008, 03:32:59 PM
Is the original DS (not the lite) hard to find?  My older daughter wants a DS, but I'm afraid of breakage--she doesn't have the best of motor skills, and also has a bit of a temper.  After what happened with my DS Lite hinge, I'm really wary of her having one of thse.  (Her mom is looking to buy it for her.)  I'm wondering if the original DS, being larger, is a little more rugged, and if I could still score one used (read: cheap) at one of the used gaming outlets around town.  Saw one on gamestop.com for $79, but that seems a bit steep.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Geese on January 25, 2008, 03:42:58 PM
I don't have my original DS anymore, but I don't remember it being any more sturdy than the current DS. Although, Wendy did drop our DS lite and the hinge slightly broke. It still works, but it's off just a bit.

I'd say just go for whatever you can get cheaper.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on January 28, 2008, 07:44:58 PM
My DS still has a cracked hinge...actually, a chunk fell out of the hinge on one side.  I'm hoping it doesn't cost too much for Nintendo to take care of it for me. 
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on January 28, 2008, 09:14:57 PM
If it's within a year of purchase, it should cost nothing. If it's been more than a year, it still might cost nothing, depending on the CSR. My cover story would be that it's my daughter's DS and she hadn't brought it to my attention way back when because she thought I would be mad at her for breaking it, even though I was aware it was a well-known manufactured defect. Had you registered it at Nintendo before?
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: vortech on January 29, 2008, 12:13:18 AM
http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jim_hill/archive/2008/01/28/monday-mouse-watch-disney-has-trouble-convincing-guests-to-come-make-a-magic-connection.aspx
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on January 29, 2008, 09:06:09 AM
If it's within a year of purchase, it should cost nothing. If it's been more than a year, it still might cost nothing, depending on the CSR. My cover story would be that it's my daughter's DS and she hadn't brought it to my attention way back when because she thought I would be mad at her for breaking it, even though I was aware it was a well-known manufactured defect. Had you registered it at Nintendo before?

No, I haven't registered there.  When I hunted around, I could not find anything other than a phone number to contact customer service, and an online "estimate" that it would be around $75 to fix.  I bought it in August of '06, so it's been almost a year and a half.  I may have to schmooze, no?  :D
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on January 29, 2008, 09:20:11 PM
Curiosity got the best of me, so I called Nintendo.  Normally it's $75 for repair, but she offered me $50 to either repair or replace (with a refurb) at their option.  It's $85 to purchase a refurb from them.  I set up the repair for $50, and will ship it in a few weeks.  If I ship it myself, not using their prepaid label, it's only $42.50. 

Guess I'll get it done...I can't play this with the screen floppin' around on me.  If I'm lucky, maybe they'll replace it with a refurbed gold Zelda version.  :D

Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on February 03, 2008, 10:55:32 PM
The DS cartridges need a new feature.  They need a "find me" signal just like cordless phones.  Press a button, and it beeps until you find it.

I'm in the middle of packing up the house and moving :( , and I have now torn four rooms completely apart and still have yet to find the Nintendogs (dalmatian edition) that got lost in the summer.  And I'm sure I'm the one who lost it....my older daughter, one day, sold all of the dogs and bought a new one, basically wiping out everything we had worked on.   So I recall taking it and putting it...somewhere.  Usually I was putting stuff in the kitchen.  And then I checked the computer desk.  No go.  The furniture has all been checked...twice.  Even took the fabric off the bottom of one of the chairs to see if it fell inside.  Nada.  I'm almost ready to check my pockets in all of my summer clothes, hoping it didn't end up in the laundry.

I realize they need to make these things small, but...jeez, c'mon, let's put a homing device in these little suckers.

[/rant]

P.S.  I'm also still missing the Kirby game for the GBA.  One of 'em lost it, not me...
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Bryan on February 04, 2008, 11:18:44 AM
My neighbor tried a micro sdhc card with his new R4DS - no go.  He is swapping it out for the regular card - just wanted to let you know that they are not compatible.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: iPeter on February 06, 2008, 10:53:52 PM
My DS sure is pissing off my 360. I have been neglecting it so much it officially hates me (http://www.360voice.com/tag/mr%20entr0py) now.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on April 13, 2008, 11:15:19 PM
Has anyone ever seen an antenna in a DS go bad?  My Opera browser was dropping a connection every so often, but I chalked it up to the application.  I noticed today while playing Mario Kart with my daughter that my antenna signal indicator was fluctuating yellow and red.  And we were sitting four feet away from each other.  We didn't lose a connection, but I've never seen it do that before.  Still have the broken hinge on mine, and can't afford to get it fixed right now either...this thing might be a basket case from the looks of it.  I also think I have a portion on my lower touch screen that isn't reacting as it should...at the very bottom, just a little bit right of center.

Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Bryan on April 14, 2008, 09:18:12 AM
I don't mean to hijack Rudy's question, so please consider mine as well:

I need linkage to a good DS Lite case.  Small form factor, only need to store the system and the charger.
Thanks!
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mrpig on April 14, 2008, 03:41:55 PM
I don't mean to hijack Rudy's question, so please consider mine as well:

I need linkage to a good DS Lite case.  Small form factor, only need to store the system and the charger.
Thanks!

I still like my case. (http://www.tehbias.com/forum/index.php?topic=437.msg25803#msg25803)

It does have three dedicated game slots, but they could easily be ignored.  I don't keep the charger in the case but I'm pretty sure it would fit if you weren't storing any games.  I could try it out if you think you're interested.  Let me know if you have any questions about it.

Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on April 14, 2008, 09:19:39 PM
I still have this (http://www.amazon.com/Game-Advance-Case-Light-Blue/dp/B00005MAPY/ref=sr_1_32?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1208221814&sr=1-32) case from my GBA days. The DS fits nicely in the padded velcro enclosure and there is ample room for the charger and games in the zippered section.

You may need to try ebay, though. I have yet to see a case that I would rather use.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Bryan on April 15, 2008, 09:12:29 AM
Not available, so you need to send yours to me Tony.

Matt,
Since Tony is sending me one, I only need one more.  Does yours have room for the charger?
Thanks!
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: mrpig on April 15, 2008, 04:51:53 PM
I just tried it and the charger fits just fine. 
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on June 30, 2008, 10:22:42 PM
I've been playing Soul Bubbles lately and it is a pretty cool game. The game play makes good use of the stylus, the graphics are nice and it is really fun to play.

You basically blow a bubble around a maze collecting souls. You drag the stylus in the direction you need to bubble to go. You get powers via masks the are activated with the D-pad that allow you to manipulate the bubble, i.e. cut it into smaller bubbles to fit through smaller gaps, create new bubbles, and increase or decrease the amount of air in the bubble.

Surprisingly fun. I'd recommend checking it out. (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3163607)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on August 21, 2008, 08:18:36 PM
Well, I went and dunnit now.  I left my half-cracked DS on the arm of the recliner, and it got knocked off.  :(  So now I have a top lid that just dangles by the wires on the side.

I don't even know if it's worth sending this back to Nintendo.  I still may see what  they have to say--at the very least, I could talk them into a $50 repair and get back a refurbed unit that I could give to my better half, and keep as a spare. 

I really want to find the gold Zelda DS though.  What are my chances of finding one on eBay that is still new in the box?  (I've seen a few auctions for these, but some get to astronomical prices.)  I've seen replacement cases for the DS, but they are from Hong Kong and probably garbage, no?

I also wonder what special edition DSes will come along for the holidays. 
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on August 21, 2008, 08:58:54 PM
Sell the broken one on ebay for parts and use the proceeds to fund a new (or slightly used) one.

Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Failsafe on August 21, 2008, 09:02:02 PM
Aw man, that sucks, Rudy.  Yeah, give Nintendo a call and see what they can do for you.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on August 22, 2008, 11:09:32 AM
My big problem would be trying to convince Nintendo this was really a gold Zelda edition when I bought it, but that it turned white when I washed it in bleach and hot water with the towels.  :D

I'll probably try Nintendo for the heck of it.  When I had the return set up awhile ago (couldn't afford it at the time), we negotiated $50 to repair, or replace if it was a goner.  Maybe I'll get lucky and get the same deal again. 
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on August 30, 2008, 11:39:52 AM
There is now a Pokemon special edition DS out there, and a Guitar Hero.  If these are the special editions for the holidays this year, they are pretty lame.  The Pokemon was at Target for $129, but the GH version was $149 or $159. 

Still want a gold Zelda DS (if anyone sees a deal somewhere, let me know :D ), but I'll get my white one fixed (it's totally trashed, the top screen stays white now) if possible, for my better half.  We'll probably get her daughter a DS for Xmas this year.

At least I can play Animal Crossing on the DS with one screen....it's the only way I can get to sleep at night.  :D
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Failsafe on October 02, 2008, 08:13:54 AM
3rd Generation DS out on 11/1 in Japan (http://www.gamespot.com/news/6198455.html?tag=latestheadlines;title;1)

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Announced in Japan this morning, the Nintendo DSi will boast a slimmer design, bigger screen sizes, two cameras, and new image and music players. It will also lose the GBA cart slot, but in turn adds an SD memory slot for storing music, images and downloadable content.

Black & White models will be available initially.

The chassis of the new console measures in at 2.6mm less than the DS Lite--making it 12 percent thinner than its forbear. In turn, the screens have become larger at 3.25 inches, 17 percent bigger than the original 3-inch LCDs. As for the new additions to the console, Nintendo has packed a 3-megapixel camera on the exterior of the case, with another lower-resolution camera on the interior hinge. The cameras integrate with new multimedia features for the DS, with images and music stored to SD card via the new slot, and software on the console to play multimedia content. A new Internet browser will also be installed on the machine, allowing people to browse the Web and the DSi Shop to download games and applications to SD cards.

The DS Lite and DSi together.

The DSi will launch in Japan on November 1 2008 for •18,900 ($179, £101). International releases will follow in 2009, but Nintendo Europe would not confirm the rumour on GamesIndustry.biz that the console would launch next spring in the rest of the world.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on October 19, 2008, 02:50:42 PM
Wonder if the Japan DSi will work over here or not.  Bet there will be a few on eBay, regardless.  I'll miss the GBA slot though--I still play Zelda: Link To The Past quite a bit.  :D

I noticed Clubhouse Games has been re-released at $19.99.  And I saw a "pink ribbon" DS at Target last week.  Still haven't fixed mine yet, but with the hinge completely busted now, I doubt they will even offer to fix it.  :(  Might have to scrape up enough to get a gold Zelda version on eBay...
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Splicershock on October 29, 2008, 02:23:00 PM
Somewhat random, but since I have a bunch of DS owners handy, figured I'd ask...

Anyways - I was thinking about buying a DS Lite for my mother for Christmas.  She likes to sit and play games on her laptop while she watches TV, but her laptop is painfully slow, and I think she gets frustrated with some of the more complicated games (She misses the days of the 2-button NES controllers...)

As such, I was wondering if the DS Lite was something she'd like, and be able to use without too much hassle.  I know there are some games geared towards the more casual gamer (Brain Age, etc.) but are there enough to justify one of these as a gift for her?  Also, I tried using the pen on some surgery game [Under the Knife] and had trouble myself, is it tough to get used to?

She loved Zelda growing up, so I was hoping this would provide her the opportunity to enjoy similar games while avoiding the need to learn how to use two thumb-sticks, and 8 buttons on one controller, etc. 

Any thoughts would be welcome, thanks!

Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: vortech on October 29, 2008, 02:28:25 PM
If she can't use the pen at all you should be careful about which games to get, but otherwise I'd say it's a good idea. 
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Sparkz on October 29, 2008, 03:09:09 PM
My wife is not a console gamer, but plays Bejeweled, Snood, Luxor, maybe another casual game on her PC.  I got her a DS 2 years ago, and she played Tetris and Disney Meteos non stop.  Last Christmas, I gave her Touchmaster.  That game has not left the DS since, and she plays it everyday.   There are many different kinds of games on that single card, so she's not actually playing the same game over again.  She's recently discovered Mahjong.  For what its worth, she did not like BrainAge or Nintendogs.  I got her a solitaire game, but she hasn't even tried it yet.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Splicershock on October 30, 2008, 08:01:00 AM
Thanks guys - appreciate the input.

I'm sure she could pick up using the pen in most instances - all I know is I couldn't use the syringe in that game to save my life - but then again I never used a DS before either...
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: RuFfNeCk on December 16, 2008, 12:22:01 PM
Piracy issues aside, does anyone know what the current best DS flash card is?  I have an M3 DS Simply, and I'd like to upgrade.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on December 16, 2008, 12:50:41 PM
CycloDS.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: blackcalx on January 18, 2009, 11:57:25 PM
I had received $100.00 in Amazon gift cards from a health program at work and decided to treat myself to a new Cobalt/Black DS Lite.  I passed my original DS down to my oldest daughter and she's currently in the throes of Pokemon: Pearl (I now understand why my parents always threatened to set a timer when I was playing games).  This freed up the Afterburner'd GBA for my son who is currently enjoying my old stock of GB, GB Color and GBA titles.

This makes us a 3-DS family since treating my wife to a pink DS Lite after my youngest daughter was born this past summer.  It was a gamble as she normally dislikes "gadgets" but she's really enjoying it.

Early on in the DS years I poo-pooed the idea of screen protectors but the bundle I bought for my wife had a few and so I applied one to my new DS Lite.  I was happily surprised to see that they have zero effect on the vibrancy and responsiveness of the touch screen.

Oh, and I know I'm late to the party but what a difference in screens from the Fat to the Lite!
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on April 04, 2009, 07:01:02 AM
The DSi hits tomorrow (4/5). I was temped by Gamestop's $70 DS Lite trade deal until I read flashcarts (http://nintendo.joystiq.com/2008/10/31/dsi-rejects-current-homebrew-flashcarts/) don't work with it. Yet at least.

Any of you grabbing one?

Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on April 05, 2009, 11:31:58 AM
They had a similar deal when the Lite came out that allowed you to get one pretty cheap and I jumped on it.

I'm sticking with the Lite.  I really, really like the Lite.  I'd hate to give up the GBA slot and the ability to use this (http://www.shopncsx.com/paddlecontroller.aspx).
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on June 23, 2009, 02:38:10 PM
Has anyone ever seen, or tried, one of these?

http://www.r4i.co.uk/shop/r4/r4-sdhc-card-for-ds-ds-lite-plus-4gb-micro-sdhc-memory-card-r4plus4gb/12311

Might be interesting...
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: vortech on June 23, 2009, 03:01:38 PM
Has anyone ever seen, or tried, one of these?

http://www.r4i.co.uk/shop/r4/r4-sdhc-card-for-ds-ds-lite-plus-4gb-micro-sdhc-memory-card-r4plus4gb/12311

Might be interesting...
Yeah, I've got one.  I mostly use it for emulators and homebrew, but Sometimes If I have a long trip I will use it to just bring one cartridge with multiple games. 
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Bellatrix on June 24, 2009, 06:56:10 AM
The DSi hits tomorrow (4/5). I was temped by Gamestop's $70 DS Lite trade deal until I read flashcarts (http://nintendo.joystiq.com/2008/10/31/dsi-rejects-current-homebrew-flashcarts/) don't work with it. Yet at least.

Any of you grabbing one?



I'm sticking with my DS Lite for now. The poor thing has been sitting on a shelf now for quite awhile really looking like it needs some attention ;).

I don't even want to think about how overgrown with weeds my town in Animal Crossing is going to be! YIKES!!! :o
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on July 01, 2009, 03:13:36 PM
Yeah, I've got one.  I mostly use it for emulators and homebrew, but Sometimes If I have a long trip I will use it to just bring one cartridge with multiple games. 

Is it easy to copy games to this cartridge?  The idea of having all my DS games on one cartridge (for trips, and to keep my originals safe) is attractive...although I would lose progress on games if they were saved on the cartridge.

Are there also emulators to play older game system games on it (like original NES, SNES, N64, Gameboy, etc.)?  Just curious...

I'm sticking with my DS Lite for now. The poor thing has been sitting on a shelf now for quite awhile really looking like it needs some attention ;).

I don't even want to think about how overgrown with weeds my town in Animal Crossing is going to be! YIKES!!!

My Animal Crossing is overgrown as well.  And somehow I got my calendar all messed up: I fixed the date, but didn't realize the year is set to 2010 vs. 2009.

Emily didn't bring her DSi when we met up the other weekend--she got the blue one.  I like the features on it, but I don't really see anything that is a deal maker for me: I have a digital camera, a Zune, etc., but the idea of a built-in browser is attractive (especially if it works better than the Opera DS cartridge I already have, that works fine for browsing "mobile" sites).
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: RuFfNeCk on July 01, 2009, 08:05:45 PM
Has anyone ever seen, or tried, one of these?

http://www.r4i.co.uk/shop/r4/r4-sdhc-card-for-ds-ds-lite-plus-4gb-micro-sdhc-memory-card-r4plus4gb/12311

Might be interesting...
Buy a CycloDS.  Best flashcard on the market for a DSLite.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on July 01, 2009, 09:01:26 PM
Has anyone ever seen, or tried, one of these?

http://www.r4i.co.uk/shop/r4/r4-sdhc-card-for-ds-ds-lite-plus-4gb-micro-sdhc-memory-card-r4plus4gb/12311

Might be interesting...
Buy a CycloDS.  Best flashcard on the market for a DSLite.

Looks interesting.  I'll have to read their forums to find out exactly all it can do...
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on July 02, 2009, 09:31:43 AM
The flash carts as as simple as can be.  Well, simple if you are obtaining the ROM images from torrent sites or newsgroups.  I'll assume for the sake of argument that you own a legit copy, it's a don't ask don't tell policy as far as I'm concerned.

If you want to dump your own cartridges I think it's a little bit trickier and I think some of the later ones have various protections that would have to be patched up.  And copying save files on/off of the legit cartridges is another thing that is more involved.

But if all you are doing is copying a dumped retail game, or homebrew game, or emulator to the DS, all you really do is put the micro SD card in a card reader and drag/drop the .nds files to the card.  Put the card back in the flash cart and play.  Likewise, the game save files appear on the flash cart and you can drag those back off later to the PC to back them up or save them.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on July 02, 2009, 01:51:29 PM
Thanks Mike--that makes sense.  I should grab one of those.

What are these "torrents" you speak of?  ;)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on October 08, 2009, 07:36:59 PM
Emily and I have been playing with some of the DSi features a bit.  She loves the camera--she takes a lot of photos, and manipulates them with the onboard software.  One other thing it does--it can upload photos directly to Facebook...so I have a few of hers up on my account right now.

I just bought a 4GB SDHC card for it, but my older reader won't work with it.  I'm going to find a cheap reader, and then load all of the music from her MP3 player on it (as AAC files of course).  I'll let everyone know how the music player works in it.  It is no Zune-killer, but until her Sansa Clip gets fixed (the backlight quit in it :( ), at least she'll have some tunes.

I compared the Opera game cart for my DS Lite with the downloaded Opera browser for the DSi.  It is definitely improved, and MUCH faster.  Browsing isn't as tedious, and pages with more content load up much faster now.  As I may have mentioned before, I don't use the browser on the DS as a substitute for the computer--instead, I use the mobile versions of most sites in it, which it works quite well with. 

We've also downloaded an animation studio for the DSi, and also a Brain Age game that is based on art and drawing, which is pretty cool.  Downloads are fairly quick, although you often find you have to download a firmware update beforehand. 

Does the DSi have a higher pixel dimension count than the DS Lite?  Some of the basic graphics (such as the DS "boot screen") look a bit fuzzy, like when you zoom in on graphics on your computer and they get the "jaggies".  It's like they are stretching DS content onto a larger screen.  Otherwise, it's plenty bright.

Then again, my eyes are getting worse, so they may need to make a DSs (s = senior edition) that uses dual 15" LCD monitors hinged in the middle, and a giant crayon of a stylus.  :D
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on December 02, 2009, 08:48:18 PM
Has anyone ever seen, or tried, one of these?

http://www.r4i.co.uk/shop/r4/r4-sdhc-card-for-ds-ds-lite-plus-4gb-micro-sdhc-memory-card-r4plus4gb/12311

Might be interesting...
Buy a CycloDS.  Best flashcard on the market for a DSLite.

No kidding! Ordered one and it arrived today. Much cooler interface than the M3 DS Real. Really nice.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on February 28, 2010, 10:33:33 PM
Has anyone ever seen, or tried, one of these?

http://www.r4i.co.uk/shop/r4/r4-sdhc-card-for-ds-ds-lite-plus-4gb-micro-sdhc-memory-card-r4plus4gb/12311

Might be interesting...
Buy a CycloDS.  Best flashcard on the market for a DSLite.

No kidding! Ordered one and it arrived today. Much cooler interface than the M3 DS Real. Really nice.

How's that working out?  I haven't bitten yet.  Been dumping money into the car on long overdue maintenance, rather than spending it on anything fun.  (I did roll over 200,000 miles two weeks ago, though, so I've got that to be thankful for.)

I've got my eye on the DSi XL.  Maybe my hands would not cramp up so much with the larger case, and my lousy eyesight would get some relief.  The DSi is noticeably faster in some respects--Emily's Opera browser (free download) smokes the one I have for the DS Lite.

Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on March 01, 2010, 12:55:12 AM
Guess who had to get bifocals last week?

DSi XL is tempting but I can't afford the cash right now.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on March 22, 2010, 01:26:14 PM
I don't have bifocals yet, but certainly need my reading glasses.  It's impossible to see any text on the DS without them.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on March 23, 2010, 07:08:30 PM
Quote
March 23, 2010

To Whom It May Concern:
Re: Launch of New Portable Game Machine

Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Minami-ward of Kyoto-city, President Satoru Iwata) will launch "Nintendo 3DS"(temp) during the fiscal year ending March 2011, on which games can be enjoyed with 3D effects without the need for any special glasses.

"Nintendo 3DS"(temp) is going to be the new portable game machine to succeed "Nintendo DS series", whose cumulative consolidated sales from Nintendo amounted to 125million units as of the end of December 2009, and will include backward compatibility so that the software for Nintendo DS series, including the ones for Nintendo DSi, can also be enjoyed.

We are planning to announce additional details at E3 show, which is scheduled to be held from June 15, 2010 at Los Angeles in the U.S.

Quote
NOT official but nikkei says
- 3D Stick
- vibration pack
- tilt sensor under decision
- wireless connection speed up
- battery life up
- smaller than 4" screen

http://www.nikkei.com/tech/news/arti...E2E2E2E2E2E2E2

Quote from: IGN
Sony fans should not expect a 3D PSP announcement anytime soon.

In an interview with IGN, SCEA's Director of Hardware and Marketing John Koller said the company is only focusing on the 3D console space right now.

"Our focus on 3D right now is on the console," he said. "There's a tremendous amount of opportunity on PlayStation 3 with 3D. The amount of interest in 3D from the retail side and game publishers is off the charts. We know we have a hit with 3D on PS3 and we're going to concentrate our efforts there."

Koller also questioned today's announcement of the Nintendo 3DS, saying he wasn't sure if there is a market for 3D handheld gaming with a younger audience.

"I think it remains to be seen where Nintendo goes with 3D on a portable," he added. "Having been in the portable space for quite awhile, I think it's an interesting move but one I'd like to see where they go from a demographic standpoint. 8 and 9 year olds playing 3D is a little bit of a stretch given where some of our research is right now."

Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: RuFfNeCk on April 02, 2010, 12:08:42 PM
Just replaced my busted CycloDS with an AceKard 2i.

Great card so far, and the price cant be beat. 13$ shipped from DealXtreme.

Works on All DSes, including the DSi.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on April 02, 2010, 12:35:28 PM
Does anyone know if the DSiXL has placed any restrictions on flashcards?
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on August 03, 2010, 03:14:44 PM
I bought a DSi XL for myself.  There is supposedly no difference between DSi and XL flashcard compatibility.

I got the latest gen R4DS (R4DS DSHC RTS).  It works great on the DSi XL except most games do not pause when the lid is closed, the whole system shuts down.

Has anyone else had lid/pause issues with newer cards and DSi/XL systems?
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on August 03, 2010, 09:14:04 PM
My nephew has the XL. I thought it was sort of obnoxious. LOL

In other news:

Dragon Quest 9 is awesome.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on September 29, 2010, 06:27:41 PM
Nintendo 3DS software lineup

http://www.youtube.com/v/wPCsFAmIxCM

Some of the games look like they'll be pretty incredible when played in 3D.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on November 20, 2010, 09:39:09 AM
The 3DS launches in Feb in Japan for about $298 American. That's about $100 more than I hoped it would be :(
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on November 20, 2010, 10:18:38 AM
For the tech that's inside, that might be a reasonable price. But, damn, handheld gaming is now on par with console prices. I've been reading about the PSP2 and it's got some ridiculous specs as well. The best portable gaming deal right now is probably a Touch or iPhone.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on January 21, 2011, 06:06:46 PM
$249.99. (http://www.nintendo.com/3ds)

March 27, 2011

Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Bryan on January 21, 2011, 06:57:54 PM
No way.  Far too expensive for a gimmick.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on January 21, 2011, 09:18:26 PM
No way.  Far too expensive for a gimmick.

Gimmick maybe a bit harsh, but that is a price tag that will keep me from a preorder.

My goodness, couldn't I get a used PS3 and a game or two for that amount?
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Bryan on January 22, 2011, 01:00:13 PM
I meant the 3D part, full love for the DS platform.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on January 22, 2011, 01:21:11 PM
People also called "two screens" a gimmick. I have every confidence Nintendo will utilize the platform and tech in unique ways. It is expensive, but not really out of line. I rarely play my DS these days, so I'm not looking to be an early adopter, but I'll probably get one for Chloe's birthday in September.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Bryan on January 22, 2011, 01:25:41 PM
I think 3D is a gimmick, or fad in itself.  I would never buy a 3D television either.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on January 22, 2011, 01:46:14 PM
Better go chase those kids off your lawn.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on January 22, 2011, 10:26:23 PM
People also called "two screens" a gimmick. I have every confidence Nintendo will utilize the platform and tech in unique ways.

I honestly have more faith in the DS platform than I do the Wii. All of the games I have played and enjoyed on the DS have been great because of the DS and the touch screen technology. Wii games have always felt like the programmers developed a game and tried to figure out how to implement the motion control after the fact. I'm not sure I have played a Wii title that I wouldn't have enjoyed more if it had the option to use a Wavebird.

That said, I am all at once excited and ambivalent about the 3DS. Will the games be great because of the technology or in spite of it?
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on March 04, 2011, 10:49:34 PM
So the hinge on my DS busted and I decided to buy a replacement case and switch it out.

I dorked up the touch screen in the process and had to order a new one of those. I never knew the touch screen was a separate screen that sat on top of the LCD screen  :P  It's the same way for the iPhone and other touch screen devices!

I think I got the case for $20 $14 shipped and the replacement screen for less than $10 shipped. The screen arrived yesterday and I made the swap today.

The replacement case was surprisingly high quality. It came with all the replacement parts you would need to remove the motherboard and two screens and make the swap, including the little rubber parts.

I ordered a lime green case and decided to leave about 1/2 of the original case on. Looking back, I would have kept the two colors, but maybe kept the outer shell one color and the inner shell another.

All in all, I was pretty happy with the results.

(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q304/scobeto/IMG_0216.jpg)

(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q304/scobeto/IMG_0217.jpg)
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: blackcalx on March 05, 2011, 12:45:55 AM
That's great and all, but where's the Afterburner?
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on March 05, 2011, 04:14:54 AM
I actually like the look of that DS a lot!
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on March 05, 2011, 07:37:55 AM
That's great and all, but where's the Afterburner?

Ha! I still have my GBA with the Afterburner I installed on it. That process was just a bit more difficult, but this one was a bit more time consuming with the dual screens and all the itty bitty cable ribbons.

I actually like the look of that DS a lot!

Thanks! I searched the internet to see what others had done, but I didn't find many. Most people seem to paint their existing case. My son's DS is pretty banged up so I was thinking of doing something with his, but he has a sexy green DSi now so I doubt it would get much attention.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: blackcalx on March 05, 2011, 01:08:45 PM
While there is currently nothing wrong with my DS case your pictures have me feeling that mod itch again.  I wonder if my daughter is tired of "metallic rose"?
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on March 05, 2011, 01:48:39 PM
Well,  here (http://myworld.ebay.com/turbocomputers&ssPageName=STRK:MEFSX:SELLERID) is the seller I bought it from. Shipping from Hong Kong took a little bit, but I wasn't in a hurry. The seller has quite a few different listings at different prices, so you may save a dollar or two if you browse the listings a little. For the money, I have no complaints.

I would utilize some of the how-to videos on YouTube rather than use the link for the online guide they include. It is OK, but the videos are superior and you won't run into too many problems if you follow them.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on March 30, 2011, 06:15:06 AM
So any one pick up a 3DS?

I think I'll wait for the slimmer version with longer battery life that will surely be released within the next couple of years.

Maybe.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on March 31, 2011, 10:47:06 AM
So any one pick up a 3DS?

I think I'll wait for the slimmer version with longer battery life that will surely be released within the next couple of years.

Maybe.

Mine will be here today, I'll post impressions.

I'm a gadget hound, couldn't help myself.  I'm not playing 360 these days because I'm busy downsizing and getting my housed fixed up to sell, but I squeeze a few minutes of portable gaming in here and there.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: scobeto on April 02, 2011, 09:24:30 PM
Finally tried the 3DS today. I was impressed!

As soon as a title is released I am interested in, I think I am going to grab one!
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on June 09, 2011, 03:40:30 PM
The latest 3DS system update includes Excitebike 3D for free (offer ends July 9, not sure what it is going to cost after that), which is a pretty nifty remake of the NES classic. 

The store is up and the free downloads include videos of Super Mario 3D and Ocarina of Time 3D.  Wow, both games look absolutely great.  The latter gave me a bit of the Fable III vibe that I got when playing that demo with shutter glasses at PAX East; it really felt that the 3D would add to the experience more than it does with the current crop of 3DS titles.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: RuFfNeCk on May 24, 2012, 09:37:43 PM
Got my Midnight Purple 3DS today. I need friend codes!
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on July 17, 2013, 03:51:33 PM
Well,  here (http://myworld.ebay.com/turbocomputers&ssPageName=STRK:MEFSX:SELLERID) is the seller I bought it from. Shipping from Hong Kong took a little bit, but I wasn't in a hurry. The seller has quite a few different listings at different prices, so you may save a dollar or two if you browse the listings a little. For the money, I have no complaints.

I would utilize some of the how-to videos on YouTube rather than use the link for the online guide they include. It is OK, but the videos are superior and you won't run into too many problems if you follow them.

My original DS Lite (in white) has the busted hinge also, but it appears your seller has gone AWOL--still listed, but nothing more for sale.

I had figured I would get one of those Zelda style gold DS shells, but only if the quality is good.  Even if I don't use the DS much, at least it will be intact and ready to use, rather than collecting dust somewhere.  For that matter, I don't even remember where I stashed it during the last move.

Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on July 18, 2013, 01:45:58 PM
The crazy thing is my launch white DS Lite still has a perfect hinge.

My left shoulder button just went out, though.  Need to get a tri-wing screwdriver and crack this baby open and see how bad it is.  The DS Lite remains my favorite way to play most GBA games, so I'm never selling it.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on July 24, 2013, 01:44:28 AM
I wish I still had a GBA SP. I use my Game Boy Micro when I want to play a GBA game.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on August 01, 2013, 04:06:27 PM
I wish I still had a GBA SP. I use my Game Boy Micro when I want to play a GBA game.

I wish I still had the eyesight I had when I bought the Micro.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Rudy on September 07, 2013, 03:49:50 PM
I wish I still had the eyesight I had when I bought the Micro.

I can certainly relate. *sigh*  I use reading glasses now, but it is getting to where the gauges in the car are getting fuzzy.   Time for bifocals?  Probably.

I still have the kids' GBA SP here, and the DS Lite still plays the GBA carts, so I'm set.  I did pick up four free GBA games via the local Freecycle just for kicks. 

My white DS Lite was the victim of kids visiting the house, a blanket, and the DS being left open on the couch...
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on September 07, 2013, 05:35:30 PM
I'm really looking forward to the 2DS. I have a few 3DS games, but it's a bother to borrow Chloe's 3DS XL, and the 2DS is a good price for just occasional gaming. I don't often use the 3D effect, and rarely even turn up the sound, so the mono-only speaker doesn't matter. And no hinge to break!
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Beer Monkey on September 09, 2013, 01:59:31 PM
I'm really looking forward to the 2DS. I have a few 3DS games, but it's a bother to borrow Chloe's 3DS XL, and the 2DS is a good price for just occasional gaming. I don't often use the 3D effect, and rarely even turn up the sound, so the mono-only speaker doesn't matter. And no hinge to break!

I always use headphones, so I don't really mind about the mono output.  I think 2DS is a logical entry for the product line.  Be warned there are a couple of places in Super Mario Land 3D where you actually need the 3D to navigate an area (bad game design decision IMO) but YouTube can help.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on November 08, 2013, 12:19:38 PM
I love my 2DS!
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Sparkz on December 01, 2013, 09:06:15 PM
I have a code for Zelda Oracle of Seasons that came with my preorder of Link Between Two Worlds.  I already have the game on my 3DS, so thought I would offer it up here as an early Christmas present to anyone who is interested.  Let me know and I will send you a PM with it.
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on December 02, 2013, 03:47:18 AM
Me?
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: Sparkz on December 02, 2013, 12:08:13 PM
Winner!  I will send it later tonight after I get my son to bed.
Edit:  PM sent
Title: Re: DScussion
Post by: adamsappel on December 03, 2013, 09:46:21 AM
Thanks, Mark!