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One of the less-discussed features of the DS is the downloadable demo -- probably because a lot of people just don't use it! Whether it's a matter of not being near a download station, or having a download station in an inconvenient location, most gamers we know who own a DS have never, or rarely, d...

March 12th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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From late next week, every DS owner in Japan will have totally free access to the first of four student-developed titles. That's because the games in question were originally created under the watchful eye of Nintendo, which is now releasing these at DS Download Stations around Japan. Each game wil...

March 7th 2008 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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With Majesco's environmentally aware RTS, Eco-Creatures, scheduled for the next DS Download Station update, we're reminded of how great it is that we can actually try out some handheld games now before buying them. And it's not all Nintendo-developed titles, either -- third-party manufacturers are p...

January 30th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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After you've dropped more money in a vending machine than you ever thought possible, you're left wondering how to fill your new iPod with media to escape the monotony of your 10 hour layover. Enter 22Moo, an Australian hardware and software designer who is developing an iTunes kiosk -- dubbed PodBuf...

July 27th 2006 at 11:41am 0 Comments
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When you ask DS Fanboy readers to do something for you, they don't waste much time. This is a valuable lesson I've now learned after putting out a call to you guys to let us know where and when you stumble across one of the many Wi-Fi tendrils of Nintendo's download station network currently spreadi...

April 3rd 2006 at 2:43pm 0 Comments
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One of our UK-based readers sent us one of the first bits of information to help in our ceaseless quest to locate all the DS download kiosks in the world ever. "I found a DS demo kiosk in HMV on Oxford Street in London.  It was demoing Mario Kart DS and had a crappy times new roman a4 prin...

March 29th 2006 at 3:13pm 0 Comments
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With March in full swing, it's finally time for Nintendo to begin placing mysterious, oblong structures in various game stores spread across the North American continent. Emitting undetectable Wi-Fi beams, these innocuous-looking kiosks promote a very subtle form of mind control, implanting the desi...

March 8th 2006 at 5:54pm 0 Comments
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Upon hearing that the NYC Nintendo Store had begun hosting a DS Download Station, Gaming Steve rushed to the scene with a phat DS in hand and some Brain Training in mind. After failing to find the actual station, a shocking truth was revealed: The Wi-Fi signals are coming from inside the store....

March 8th 2006 at 3:41pm 0 Comments