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DSi Drops GBA Support (and the Homebrew that Comes With It); Old DS Cool Again

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Bad news, folks. We totally missed it in the wake of poor battery life specs, but Nintendo's new DSi will completely ditch support for GBA titles. That not only means no more playing GBA backups (they only loaded from the now extinct GBA slot), but even if you were to load some sort of GBA emulation through the DS slot, chances are that the DS's processor wouldn't be fast enough to handle it (integrated GBA hardware processed these games before). Also, no GBA slot means that the lightly supported but excellent DS rumble pack and similar accessories are dead too. I can't speak for everyone here, but the DSi is becoming a bigger disappointment by the second. [Kotaku]

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At first I was happy to see a new revision of the console, but they neglected important points.

Supporting WEP only is rather embarrassing these days

Removing the GBA port is like spitting on Guitar Hero

No MP3 support? You're kidding right?

battery last LESS longer than the previous version

Seems like Nintendo is not a good listener, their consumers are asking something and they don't deliver. If there were MBOs in this company, a lot would be losing their jobs.