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This is such a bizarre combination of the old and the new that at least a few of our geekiest readers are sure to get a kick out of it. The USB Hourglass is essentially an egg timer equipped with an optical beam for keeping an eye on sand levels and a rotating mechanism for flipping the thing when...

December 22nd 2009 at 12:52pm 0 Comments
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None of that Phantom business to be seen here. This is a for-real, corporeal hourglass, and it's being sent along with review copies of the latest Zelda game, Phantom Hourglass. You see, the title has the word Hourglass in it, and this is one of those. An hourglass. Get it? It's being sent out to r...

September 27th 2007 at 5:50pm 0 Comments
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It's true, we didn't hear much about The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass at Nintendo's E3 keynote. But Nintendo discreetly dropped some images into a press release and stuffed them into our briefcase, giving us the notion that if they happened to be shown to you guys, it wouldn't be terrible.A f...

July 11th 2007 at 8:40pm 0 Comments
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This fall, you'll be able to show everyone that you're all about Zelda and also that you don't care that your DS doesn't fit in its case anymore. To commemorate the release of Phantom Hourglass, Yujin is creating a set of six Zelda styli, each with a Rupee on top and a screen-cleaning strap attached...

June 4th 2007 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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It's stylish. It's classy. But we here at DS Fanboy think that Link is getting a little too cute, even yon cel-shaded version. This cuteness is only made more creepy by the fact there is an old man with oddly-styled facial hair standing right next to him. Damn sailors.This boxart reminds us heavily...

May 22nd 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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According to the latest news about The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, the eponymous hourglass keeps your hearts from draining while in a cursed underwater shrine. Link must go from island to island to find sand so he can keep the hourglass full. Basically, he is addicted to sand.That sounds lik...

May 14th 2007 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Last year's middle months were starved for high-profile releases -- publishers held back the big guns for the holiday season, and the Nintendo DS relied on Big Brain Academy and third-party GBA games to fill out its summer schedule. The latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu reveals that this yea...

April 11th 2007 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Proving once again that there are few things that can't be made better with LEDs, Dhananjay Gadre of the Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology has whipped up this flashy take on the venerable hourglass, with plans already in the works for an improved version. In its current state, the LED hourglass...

March 17th 2007 at 5:23am 0 Comments
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Ever since The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass made its debut at last year's GDC, the project has essentially been hidden within a solar eclipse. Now, on the celestial zenith anniversary of that momentous day, Nintendo has felt fit to show off another little part of the game: a multiplayer mode.I...

March 8th 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments