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Reader Kirk Winters has a problem. His DS Phat has succumbed to crack. As we previously reported, those of us who were still clinging to our Phats lost the high ground when they began to suffer the slings and arrows of cracked hinges, but we never thought it would come to this. Nintendo, it seems, i...

September 11th 2006 at 4:24pm 0 Comments
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Much like a used car purchased from a licentious and overbearing salesman, people often come with their own set of inherent, sometimes unpredictable quirks and predilections. It's part of being human and, in most cases, can be kept under control. Unfortunately, that's not how things regularly work i...

August 25th 2006 at 4:35pm 0 Comments
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The ranking, according to number of units sold:- DS Lite: 196,719 33,147 (20.26%)- PSP: 41,289 8,063 (16.34%)- PS2: 26,547 560 (2.15%)- GBA SP: 3,051 267 (9.59%)- Game Boy Micro: 2,031 103 (5.34%)- Xbox 360: 1,204 185 (13.32%)- Gamecube: 940 36 (3.98%)- DS Phat: 934 225 (19.41%)- GBA: 23 11...

August 18th 2006 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Though we may frequently appear to be aloof, apathetic or altogether addicted to awe-inspiring alliteration, the Joystiq crew is actually attentively attuned to the needs of its readers and commenters. We know what you want, and what you want is what we know -- that is to say, we'll teach you how to...

August 11th 2006 at 7:55pm 0 Comments
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The most interesting parts of this week's chart reside at the very top and at the very bottom, much like a decapitated body with Lamborghinis for feet. Nintendo's magical, dual-screened device continues to dominate Japan, raking in the cash like a pickpocket with eight magnetic arms. The ranking, ac...

July 28th 2006 at 3:55pm 0 Comments

In this episode of Attack of the Show, the intrepid G4TV crew tackles that touchy issue of exploding (slight exaggeration) DS Lite hinges. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they handle the topic with all the finesse and class of a walrus falling out a hot air balloon. In fact, the video of an actual walrus p...

July 26th 2006 at 3:55pm 0 Comments
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1UP's Jeremy Parish was kind enough to post the above picture on his blog, reminding us all that the lifetime of a particularly stinging internet meme is likely to extend beyond that of a mere mortal. The depicted DS game is Contact, an Earthbound-ish RPG from Atlus, one of the few developers that c...

July 25th 2006 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo certainly struck the jackpot with their little dual-screened device, didn't they? With 21 million DS units having been sold worldwide, you can bet that the Japanese giant is enjoying every last penny spilling forth from the one-armed consumer. In the celebratory press release, Nintendo poin...

July 25th 2006 at 11:25am 0 Comments
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It seems Japanese gamers are still maliciously toying with the original DS, kicking it to the bottom of the charts one week and hoisting it back up again the next. Shortages and a shifting focus to the Lite are likely to blame, but we can't help but picture a somewhat nervous and haggard DS Phat sta...

July 21st 2006 at 10:25pm 0 Comments