Topic / Nintendo DS

Review: Pokémon Black and White

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For fifteen years, Pokemon has become one of Nintendo’s most recognised brands, rivalling that of Mario, Link and Donkey Kong. For its longevity, it has kept carrying over characters, but now Nintendo has seen its time to bury the hatchet with a massive overhaul to traditional game setup that we have known for so long. But do the modifications restore or tarnish the brand name? TECHGEEK.com.au’s verdict on Pokemon Black […]

Nintendo 3DS: Australian Release Date and Price

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Nintendo Australia has revealed information about the Australian (and New Zealand) release of the Nintendo 3DS. The pricing of the Nintendo 3DS in Australia is $349.95 AUD and for New Zealand $453.00 NZD. The date for the console release is the 31st of March 2011. Nintendo Australia has planned a tour around the country for people to experience the console first hand. This tour begins in Melbourne’s The Nintendo Experience […]

Nintendo brings out wireless keyboard, new Pokemon typing game

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Nintendo is trying to milk out more money from the DS before it is soon replaced by the much-hyped Nintendo 3DS. And its latest addition is something that we weren’t expecting – a QWERTY keyboard. And it’s for one game only – Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS. Yes, it’s another useless Pokemon game. The keyboard is a wireless Bluetooth keyboard. However, the Bluetooth reciever is in the Pokemon Typing […]

Nintendo: net profit down 74 percent; slashes Wii, DS sales numbers

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Sony isn’t the only one making an announcement.  Nintendo announced its earnings for the third quarter, and it isn’t pleasant reading. The company’s results showed that its net profit for the nine months through December dropped 74 percent. The company’s operating profit for Q3 sank 47 percent as it reported 104.6 billion yen (or US$1.3 billion), compared to the 192.3 billion yen same time last year. It failed to meet […]

Nintendo 3DS has a 3-5 hour battery with 3DS games

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Do you produce power? Well, if you answered No you might want to start. And if you answered yes….see a doctor. Nintendo has just announced at Nintendo World 2011 why the new Nintendo 3DS includes a charging dock. The reason is that the device has a 3-5 hour battery life when playing 3DS games and 5-8 hours when running DS games. Keep in mind that the latest Nintendo DS, the DSi has […]

Top 5 Games for Christmas (Part Two)

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We covered the consoles in part one, but what about the portables? So here is the second part of our list of games you should consider when buying a game for the Nintendo DS or the PlayStation Portable for that special person, family member or co-worker. Don’t forget, you have less than a week to get these games! So you probably should start going in stores to get them to […]

Super Scribblenauts for under $30! [Bargain Hunter]

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Got a child that has a Nintendo DS? Well, one of the games that they might enjoy is Super Scribblenauts, a game that basically puts the child’s imagination in a problem-solving game – and yes, there is even an option to put in the word “Anything”. The sequel to the popular Scribblenauts, those who have played it will love this game. However, the price might put you off – $58.00 […]

Nintendo posts net loss – first in seven years

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With declining demand for the Nintendo Wii and the delay of the highly-praised Nintendo 3DS to next year rather than sometime before the big Holiday Shopping season, Nintendo has posted a net loss during the April-September financial period, the first net loss in the last seven years. Nintendo posted a net loss of 2.01 billion yen for the first fiscal half, with operating profit for the period falling to 54.23 […]

E3 2010: Kingdom Hearts Re:coded

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At E3, Square Enix has released information about a somewhat new game to the Kingdom Hearts series, Re:coded.  Similar to Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, the game will be a release on another console than the original, in this case the Nintendo DS. Kingdom Hearts coded was a mobile game released in Japan over a couple of years, ranging from 2008 to 2010.  Re:coded will have a similar plot to […]

Pokemon Black and White: Legendaries

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The Japanese Pokemon Website has revealed the fifth generation Pokemon or Pokemon Black and White Legendaries, Reshiram and Zekrom. The cover of the Pokemon Black version will feature the Legendary Pokemon Reshiram, and the White version cover will feature the Legendary Pokemon Zekrom. Reshiram is white in colour with blue eyes, possessing big wings and claws. Reshiram somewhat has familiar features such as Palkia’s feet and Darkrai’s head and tail? […]

CoroCoro leak details two new Pokemon for Generation V

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Yesterday, a leak of the new issue CoroCoro has revealed the identity to a previously silhouetted Pokemon and it’s pre-evolution. Many speculated that it could be a Lucario or Mightyena evolution or even a whole new Legendary, but it has been revealed as an entirely new Pokemon. From Left to Right: Zoroark, Zorua. The first Pokemon to be revealed is Zoroark. According to the scan, he is a dark type […]

Nintendo’s anti-piracy measures, have they gone too far?

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“ROMs can only be obtained and played if you already own the game, have a license to the game or are part of a commercial marketing company. This seems fine until you notice that your gameplay is disrupted from built-in anti-piracy software, programmed by Nintendo to stop you from allegedly playing it illegally.”

Nintendo to bring out black-coloured Wii, Red DSi to Japan

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After having the White colour since launch, despite promises of having more colours when it was revealed – when it was called the “Revolution”; Nintendo will be bringing a black coloured version of the Wii to Japan. Along with this, there will be black-coloured versions of the Wii Remote, the Nunchuck and the Classic Controller Pro. It is expected to sell for 25,000 yen and is to come out on […]

NPD: Video games, consoles sales fall in April

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Video games and consoles sales in the US have fallen due to the slowing economy, few “blockbuster” releases and a tough comparison with a year-ago period that featured several hits, according to a report released by the NPD Group on Thursday. Sales for the Nintendo Wii fell 52 percent from a year ago, selling only 340,000 units; the PlayStation 3 sales dropped by a third, to only 127,000 units; and […]

DSi breaks homebrew flashcards

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Before you chuck away that Nintendo DS, here is something you should consider (especially if you use any homebrew flashcards). According to a member on the Chinese gaming community Hacken.cc, the new Nintendo DSi has rejected all of the ten tested homebrew slot-1 cards. The cartridges tested were the R4DS, EX Flash V, CycloDS, G6 DS Real, M3 DS Real, Supercard DS One, iTouch DS, FCard, NCard, M3 DS Simply […]