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Nintendo DS

A few random thoughts on the Nintendo DS, which I'll apparently be picking up within about a week.

  • Where the heck is a good DS site? One with reviews, news, previews. Don't tell me IGN or GameSpot, of course. Where? Perhaps even a blog-like site?
  • I sure hope I'm able to play against people online. Even in turn-based stuff where latency doesn't matter much. Like Tiger Woods!! (but that won't be enabled - hell, I dunno if it's even multiplayer).
  • I have big thumbs. I wonder if I'll be able to see anything on the bottom screen.
  • I want that Pac-Man game. It looks awesome. But I hear it was mostly a demo.
  • What should I do with my old Advance SP?
  • Sleep mode is great. I can play for a minute and then get back to work and not lose my spot.

That's all for now.

6 Responses to "Nintendo DS"

  1. Online DS. As for a news source other than Gamespot or IGN, nonexistent from what I can tell. Assuming someone gives me one for Christmas, I'd consider a DS Blog or something of the like.

  2. Keep the SP. The DS can't be hooked up to a Gamecube like the GBA can.

  3. nothing agains DS, great for new games, but check gp32 if you are into old 8-bit games.

  4. You should give the advance SP to me! 😉

  5. I don't have the hook-up thing for the Advance right now anyway.

  6. I would love to see a blog like game site, just because of bandwidth issues. Current sites are ad heavy and therefore, load slow, and are designed about pushing more ads. A bit worse, they are obsessed with registration, generally, harvesting emails for the right to view.

    Some of this is because they feel they have a captive audience, of anxious kids that will give away any info, and suffer any marketing shoved down their throat, to get a cheat code to the next level.

    A good blog could bypass almost all of the above downside of the typical game site, while still pulling large numbers of the huge adult audience for the games, enough to sell a few eyeballs in a less obtrusive way to a more targeted demographic, to cover bandwidth costs.

    Meanwhile back on topic, the hookup thing for the Advance of course only works with certain GameCube games, and isn't really that necessary for any of the games, but I use it more that way than any other way-- I have never liked the battery life or screen brightness of the GBA.... The DS has to be worlds better. Is it like holding a N64 and a gameboy in your hand at one time?