The kids over at IGN got their hands on an early-release Nintendo DS handheld gaming machine, and they seem both excited and perplexed. You see, the DS comes with a thumbstrap to allow players to use the touchscreen without greasing it up. Interesting, though, that the game that comes with the DS isn't stylus-oriented. Rather, they're using the touchscreen as a thumb controller, sort of like an analog stick. Will the DS touchscreen become more of a thumb-screen, like a big joystick, instead of the stylus screen we all imagined? Based on the game lineup, it seems this may be possible.