Nikkei: New Nintendo DS With Camera and Music Playback Coming This Year

Japan's Nikkei newspaper—their Wall Street Journal, so by no means a shady source—is reporting that Nintendo will launch a new version of the DS later this year with a built-in camera and music playback, as well as more powerful wireless. The camera will be used for new types of games—who knows what Nintendo would… » 9/28/08 1:00am 9/28/08 1:00am

Pink Ribbon DS Lite Is an Insult to Cancer Funding

To those who'd like to support a real world cause while defending the princess from Bowser's latest kidnapping, this limited edition Pink Ribbon DS Lite raises money for the cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure » 9/26/08 8:59am 9/26/08 8:59am. For every unit sold, Nintendo passes $5 to the organization. $5!!! Whoa. That's big money!I know, how…

Homebrew DS-DSLR Uses Nintendo DS as a Canon EOS Remote

Really nice piece of DS homebrew here: when photographer Steve » 9/17/08 11:30am 9/17/08 11:30am was searching for a less bulky alternative to tethering his Canon 5D to his laptop for remote functions during shoots, he didn't have to look further than his DS Lite, which he was always packing anyway. With a custom cable that connects through the GBA…

The Nintendo DS Premium (That You Will Never Own)

This silver metallic DS (we know it looks kinda gold in this picture) is one of just 3,000 Premium DS Lites being given away to lucky Club Nintendo members in Japan. 1,000 Premium Silver, 1,000 Premium Black, and 1,000 Premium Rose systems are all winnable by any club member who can provide serial numbers from two DS… » 9/15/08 1:00pm 9/15/08 1:00pm

Pokemon DS Lite Hits US, Only Slightly Embarrassing to Own

The limited-edition Pokemon DS Lite was actually released in Japan back in 2006, but is just now showing up in a Gamestop ad in the US. The flashy, surprisingly mature paintjob features Dialga and Palkia, the two Pokemon—Poke mons » 8/08/08 3:30pm 8/08/08 3:30pm? Poke?—from the Diamond and Pearl covers. It looks to come with a nice bundle, including…

John Carmack Says iPhone As Powerful as Dreamcast, More Powerful Than DS and PSP Combined

We're all for making hyperbolic statements about how powerful the iPhone is as a gaming system, but John Carmack's taking things to the next level. As you remember, Sega has previously said that the iPhone is as powerful as their Dreamcast system, and EA has previously said that it's more powerful than the DS, but… » 8/04/08 11:52am 8/04/08 11:52am

Lightsaber DS Stylus Elicits No Objections From Phoenix Wright

These officially licensed Star Wars Nintendo DS Styluses are just what we need to draw insane circles around Pokemon, help Phoenix Wright solve cases and cut open random people in that really hard doctor game. They come in two flavors: a three-pack of standard plastic ones for $7.99 or a two-pack of glowing ones for… » 7/02/08 2:10am 7/02/08 2:10am

New DS Lite Colors Look Like Watermelon and Green Apple Jolly Ranchers

A pair of new DS Lite flavors—and they do look more like yummy cherry and lime candy flavors than mere colors—have been spotted on a couple of Spanish retail sites, one of which is GAME, apparently the second-largest specialty gaming retailer in the world, so there's some solid reason to believe these babies are real,… » 5/19/08 11:59pm 5/19/08 11:59pm

Rumor: Next-Gen Nintendo DS Unveiled at E3 2008

Hirokazu Hamamura, the head of gigantic Japanese gaming mag Famitsu's parent company, made a prediction that Nintendo will unveil the next-generation DS at E3 2008 this summer. Normally we wouldn't think anything of some businessman making predictions, but if anyone knows what's going on with Nintendo, it's Famitsu… » 4/11/08 2:37pm 4/11/08 2:37pm

Limited-Edition Honeybee DS Lite is Monochrome, Smooth, Sophisticated, Japan-only

The creative result of a collaboration between Designer Hiroshi Fujiwara and Japanese fashion magazine Honeybee, this Nintendo DS Lite sports a matte black exterior with co-ordinating jazzy white interior and hinges. Ok, so "creative" means they just painted it black and white, but it is classy isn't it? Wait 'til you… » 2/21/08 8:00am 2/21/08 8:00am

DS Lite Sound Shell Adds Speakers, Unnecessary Weight

The built-in speakers on the Nintendo DS Lite may not be spectacular, but they manage to get the point—and by point we mean the musical bleeps and bloops of the latest Zelda game—across quite well. GameTech disagrees, which is why they created this Sound Shell DLite addition that not only adds slightly stronger… » 2/01/08 1:29pm 2/01/08 1:29pm