Former Nintendo Engineer Explains Why The DS Was Created

While Nintendo’s Game Boy is probably one of the more iconic handheld consoles of all time, the Nintendo DS has done pretty well for itself. In fact ever since its release, the console has sold millions upon millions of units, and we also saw future iterations of the device in the form of the Nintendo 3DS and the 2DS.


This Is Where Nintendo 3DS And DS Games Go To Die

History repeats itself, and this saying is true and steadfast. After all, it was not too long ago that the successful excavation of buried E.T. titles for the Atari 2600 system happened, and in the 21st century, we too, have video games that are unloved and unwanted, so where do all of these titles end up? Considering how the Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS have large libraries, there are plenty […]


Bonus items for Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 revealed

If you’re the sort of gamer who has to complete every quest within the game, or collect every item or visit every location, then you might be in for a pleasant surprise, especially if you were planning on picking up Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. It has been revealed that there are three surprises in store for players if they were to complete the game in its entirety, i.e. […]


Toyota introduces Nintendo DS-controlled vehicle navigation system

Toyota has introduced a new navigational system in Japan that uses a Nintendo DS as its remote control. Basically it works with Toyota’s new Smart Navi system, using a DS cartridge that can connect to the system via Bluetooth. Dubbed as Kuruma de DS, the system allows passengers to use the Nintendo DS to input destinations, view maps and even sightseeing info. Passengers can also save places on the Nintendo […]


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Mewtwo coming to Pokemon Black/White for a limited time

Heads up Pokemon Black/White players! If you happen to own a copy of either the Black/White version of Pokemon on your Nintendo DS, you’re in luck as it would appear that the Mewtwo Pokemon character will be making its way into the game come February 2012. Pokemon collectors or players will be able to download the Mewtwo Pokemon character onto their DS via the Nintendo W-Fi connection service, but it […]


Nintendo hits 50 million sales for DS console

We all know that Nintendo has had more or less a continued string of success in the handheld video game industry right from the early days of the Game & Watch to the Game Boy that held its 8-bit ground for a decade or so, while the DS also took the world by storm – so much so that more than 50 million units have already been sold in the […]


GAMETECH’s Double USB Charger lets you charge two devices at once

If you carry out with you a variety of gadgets, such as a smartphone, a tablet, a portable gaming console, camera etc, you probably have a ton of devices that need charging by the end of the day. GAMETECH’s Double USB Charger will allow you to charge up to two devices simultaneously from one device while on the go, without the need for battery packs or additional batteries for your […]


Upcoming DS Pokemon game to be bundled with Bluetooth keyboard

You probably wouldn’t associate typing with Pokemon, but the upcoming Pokemon typing tutor game for the Nintendo DS is called Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS and will be bundled with a Bluetooth keyboard. The interesting feature is that the cartridge will have a built-in Bluetooth chip, since the DS doesn’t have built-in Bluetooth. Of course, it’ll be interesting to gauge the response to this game, since not everybody would […]


Babysitting Mama creeps us out

I don’t know about you, but those dolls that close their eyes when you put them to a lying down position, only to have them open those eyelids when upright just creep me out. If dolls are your thing, then you might want to check out the new Babysitting Mama accessory that is part of the best selling Cooking Mama franchise which has already sold over 6 million games. This […]


Jumbo Nintendo DS Screen project

So you were proud of your Nintendo DS boasting a couple of displays when it came out many years back compared to the Sony PSP’s solitary display. Well, you might not be so smug anymore knowing that you do not have the largest display on the block for a handheld console, thanks to this modification that supersizes the Nintendo DS to a couple of massive displays, without sacrificing the interactivity […]


Nintendo DS R4 Flash Cards Now Illegal In The UK

While folks in the US are celebrating the legal developments of jailbreaking the iPhone, Nintendo DS owners over in the UK are in for a little bit of bad news, as London’s High Court has ruled that R4 cards, which is commonly used to circumvent security on the Nintendo DS, cannot be sold, advertised, or imported into the UK. Apparently some 100,000 R4 devices have been seized in the country […]


Sims 3 Goes Official On The Xbox 360, PS3, DS And Wii

If you aren’t addicted to The Sims game yet, you might be very soon. EA has confirmed that the Sims 3 is bound for consoles, and is slated to hit the Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS. The game won’t be just blindly ported to different console, as each version will boast some unique features. Examples include the Nintendo Wii which offers an exclusive beach town for your […]


Nintendo Confirms The 3DS Is Its Next Handheld Platform

While exact details of Nintendo’s upcoming 3DS portable gaming console haven’t been revealed yet, President of Nintendo America, Reggie Fils-Aime, has come out and said that the 3DS will be the biggest handheld launch since the gaming company released the DS back in 2004, and they have ideas that they want to bring to the consumer, but aren’t able to do so with the DS. Considering the DS isn’t the cutting […]


Concept 3D-capable Nintendo DS Is Awesome

While Nintendo hasn’t furnished us with the full details of the upcoming 3D-toting Nintendo 3DS yet, the folks over at Yanko Design have come up with their own interpretation of a 3D-capable Nintendo DS, and it looks awesome. The idea of it having both displays linked together is certainly a good one, as when you flip the console open 180 degrees flat, you’ll have a flat surface with a giant screen. […]