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After Nintendo's successful run of the epic 'Cooking Mama' on the Wii and DS as well as reports that 'Gardening Mama' and 'Crafting Mama' are both on their way to the shop shelves, it's been reported that Nintendo are adding another title to the franchise, Babysitting Mama.
Looks like the franchise is taking on the role of home economics class, albeit just not in real life...Have you had a go at Cooking Mama? I played it on a Japanese import a while back and found it to be one of the most fun games I'd played in ages.After Nintendo's successful run of the epic 'Cooking Mama' on the Wii... more
You can now not only look after your pet dogs or race Luigi and Wario on Mariokart, but you can find your way, after a GPS system has been designed to work with the DS.
It's certainly new to me, and sounds like a pretty good idea, it connects to Google Maps via a U-Blox GPS receiver, and can connect to other devices such as laptops and PDA’s, all the time rendering the standard 2D images or even a 'fake-3D' map.
Question is can you get it off your little brother or sister in the car for long enough to find out where you need to be going...?You can now not only look after your pet dogs or race Luigi and Wario on Mariokart,... more
New game soon to be out for the Wii and DS (DSi). Its a bit like Mario Kart but it's not.
Looks like a real fun game and something different to add to your collection. You can play it the same way you would Mario Kart, with the Wiimote and Nunchuck, Gamecube Controller, Sideways Wiimote, or the Wii Wheel.
I personally look forward to giving it a whirl (I was gonna say Wii-rl but I thought it would be cheesy.)New game soon to be out for the Wii and DS (DSi). Its a bit like Mario Kart but... more
Hey Current dot com! Im super excited because on Monday I booked my flight to Japan! This will be my second year going and my first time going to Tokyo Game Show (TGS). Im also just going to hang out eat some katsu and drink some Chu-Hi. Since its 6 months off that gives me plenty of time to get excited but also plenty of time to learn some Japanese. Last year I knew how to say "excuse me" "hello" "thank you" and "this" and that was about it. So this year Id like to be able to function a bit better and not rely on my friends to translate everything for me. So, I picked up Japanese Coach for DS a while back and figured now was a good time to commit myself to it. Im going to practice it daily from now until the end of September and see if my DS can actually teach me to speak some Japanese.
What I want to know is this, has anyone else tried and really stuck with the language learning games for the DS? Have they helped you?
If you havent tried one or just havent stuck with it Im challenging you now to pick up one of the programs...a language one, a fitness one, a stop smoking one...whatever. Pick one up and stick with it for 6 months. Let me know how it goes and lets see if we really can use our gaming systems to learn with. I'll check back in occasionally to show off my Japanese skills and see how everyone else is doing.
Bonus points to anyone who picks up the Ninja Training game and actually becomes a ninja.Hey Current dot com! Im super excited because on Monday I booked my flight to Japan!... more
Hey everyone, just popping in real quick after the Nintendo keynote to say hi. The big announcement was Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks for DS which will be out later this year. Few other announcements include some Final Fantasy games for WiiWare and some updates to the Wii Menu itself that will allow you to download and store more games. Oh and the keynote took a page from Oprah and gave everyone copies of Rhythm Heaven for DS which is a funky series of rhythm based mini games. I'll have a more detailed write up shortly but for now....back to the show floor! If theres anything you want us to check out, any questions you have for anyone or anything youd like to see please let me know in the comments. We'll be filming it all and have it up for your viewing pleasure later.Hey everyone, just popping in real quick after the Nintendo keynote to say hi. The big... more
Grand Theft Auto is known for selling a stupid amount of games in an exceptionally short time, just look at the sales for any of the previous titles and you'll see that shifting copies of the games has never been a problem.
So for a video games 'expert' to say that the upcoming GTA 'Chinatown Wars' is going to be the biggest game to hit the Nintendo DS doesn't seem that much of a claIm, but given how many copies of Brain Training have been sold, it definitely becomes more credible.
Going on the reviews the game's received on Metacritic, he thinks that the game could easily shift over 2 million copies just in the US...
Is it going to be the most popular game on the DS ever? Or will Brain Training retain its title?Grand Theft Auto is known for selling a stupid amount of games in an exceptionally... more
HM Customs and Exile have warned that there is an influx of fake consoles coming into the UK this Christmas and they could burn down your house.
Manufacturers in Asia have been churning out counterfeit Nintendo DS consoles and selling them on the market for £40 instead of the normal £100. Nintendo say that the power supplies with the fake consoles are dangerous since they have not passed strict UK tests and could explode.
For £40 I'd be interested to see how these things hold up, although an exploding Nintendo is one thing I think I'd rather not have in my stocking this year...HM Customs and Exile have warned that there is an influx of fake consoles coming into... more
Not only can you have 'sexy-time' with hookers, blow up buildings and hijack cars, but you now have to sell as much heroin, cocaine, weed, ecstasy, acid and downers to 'punters' as possible in the upcoming DS version of GTA.
According to reports, shifting the 'gear' will give you cash to spend in the game and 'up your experience of market conditions.'
The Rockstar VP Dan Houser told Edge magazine, "We wanted to have a drug-dealing mini-game in lots of the GTA games...We played with it a little in Vice City Stories, because it worked really well juxtaposed with the main story."
"It works well with what GTA is, with driving around the map, and it gives you another thing to think about - another layer or piece of the puzzle to keep you motivated... It does intersect with the main story and things you learn from it work with the story, but it mostly runs on its own."
Ha! to all those thinking they were gonna tone it down for the DS....Not only can you have 'sexy-time' with hookers, blow up buildings and hijack... more
Nintendo are certainly no strangers to seeing their consoles reinvented and fashioned into musical instruments,, from the SNES version of Mario Paint (which featured a composer function) to 'blipcore' made from sampling converted Game Boys.
So, they've obviously put two and two together, and have announced the company has linked with Korg, purveyors of electronic synths and general production lovliness, to create the DS-10 Synthesizer. A beat-making
Check what the UK press release had to say:
"As you compose, work your way around the synthesizer using the replication of the original KORG MS-10 interface spread across the duel screens of the Nintendo DS. Create the sound of your choice using the Touch Screen: through switching interruptors; modifying drumbeats by drawing marks; or editing the synthesizer tone colour by tweaking knobs and connecting patch cables between the jacks on the Synthesizer Patch Panel, With the ability to save up to 18 different sessions, continue to develop and build electro tunes over time and even connect to fellow musicians' consoles through the wireless connection function to work on a project together."
I'm tempted to get a DS just so I can make tunes on my way to work.
Nintendo are certainly no strangers to seeing their consoles reinvented and fashioned... more
Thanks to its innovative design and wealth of fantastic games, the Nintendo DS has scrambled to the top of the handheld gaming war, making the hardware wizards at Nintendo the darlings of the games industry.
But what if they don't hold the patent on the touchy tech?
As reported by video game blog Gamepolitics, John R. Martin has filed a complaint alleging that he owns the patent on the system's lauded touch screen. While the patent was updated in August of 2005 -- a full six months after Nintendo launched the DS -- it was originally filed a decade earlier in 1995.
The patent seems to cover the key input ingredient of Nintendo's popular handheld, citing "an improved method of operating a touch screen on a CRT or ICD computer screen [that] uses finger release as input registering" in "an electronic game device system [which] is switchable between an amusement mode and a gaming or gambling mode and is useful for vehicles such as airplanes or boats..."Sounds a little like the DS to us, minus the gambling bit.
Nintendo, however, doesn't see the connection -- the company has responded by requesting that the entire suit be summarily dismissed.
This isn't Nintendo's first scrape with patent infringement. Earlier this year the company coughed up $21 million to tech company Anascape over several Nintendo game controllers, including their famous Wavebird, widely considered the first legitimate wireless game controller. Thanks to its innovative design and wealth of fantastic games, the Nintendo DS has... more
Holy crap. I never thought about how insidious Animal Crossing truly was underneath the cutesy appearance until I read this. That's messed up.Holy crap. I never thought about how insidious Animal Crossing truly was underneath... more
What pisses me off is when people say I'm not a 'real' reviewer because I try to be funny. They usually say this when I've slagged off a game they like. What the hell do you define as a 'real' review, anyway? I give my honest opinion on the games I play and give reasons why I like or don't like them. What more do you want? Is it because I don't put percentages or stars out of five at the end? Because I think that opinions on video games can't be represented numerically?
The response to my review of Phantom Hourglass is what brought this on, incidentally, because apparently a bad Zelda game is like a cow lying down in the road in India and you're not allowed to complain.
Still waiting on some music from Mods before I can think about releasing the new game. Go nag him.What pisses me off is when people say I'm not a 'real' reviewer because... more