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The DS Life is a weekly feature in which we scour the known world for narrative images of Nintendo's handhelds and handheld gamers. If you have a photo and a story to match it with, send both to thedslife at dsfanboy dot com.Hazz: Hey, dude! :)Nelson: Hey, Hazz. How's your DS?Hazz: It's a little bi...

December 19th 2007 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Some merry pranksters pulled one over on former Republican presidential candidate Sam Brownback ... and it's all because of the DS. Last month, GamePolitics picked up on a particularly atrocious entry at Blogs 4 Brownback, an unofficial site for the then-candidate that focused on the very dangerous...

November 7th 2007 at 4:40pm 0 Comments
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Due to the ability to transmit signals wirelessly, UK prisons have banned the Nintendo DS (along with some other video game systems). The reason? They fear that the devices can be used to plan a terrorist attack. Of course, should they actually research the system, they'd know that the wireless capa...

September 11th 2007 at 2:50pm 0 Comments
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Next-Generation's Eric-Jon Rössel Waugh acknowledges that the Nintendo DS is an industry-changing system, but still sees the portable console as an "unfinished project." He wrote up a wishlist of improvements that he feels would fulfill the handheld's potential, extending its shelf-life. And wh...

March 22nd 2007 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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We've always equated PictoChat with the banana peel in Mario Kart DS. It might be better than nothing, but we were really hoping for something a little more useful when we opened up that item box. Despite its polished interface and availability with every Nintendo DS system, hardly anyone uses Picto...

March 21st 2007 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gaming_news/DS_phone_not_by_Nintendo'; Imitation is the best form of flattery: Japanese mobile phone operator NTT DoCoMo has unveiled the Mitsubishi-built D800iDS, yes, a dual-screened celly that features a touch screen in place of a keypad. The D800i will even inc...

January 17th 2007 at 2:55pm 0 Comments
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While waiting for Ken Kutaragi's Tokyo Game Show keynote to begin, we fired up our trusty DSs to capture the zeitgeist of the audience: a mixture of press, VIPs, camerapeople, and sneaky stowaways. Despite a slow start, the chatroom quickly filled up and, by the time the speech began, they were all...

September 22nd 2006 at 1:55am 0 Comments
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The guys over at DS-Play, one of several large DS community sites, have rolled out a PC version of Pictochat. Situated comfortably within your browser window, the program emulates the functions of the built-in DS program, namely sending text messages to others and displaying poorly drawn genitals. I...

April 27th 2006 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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The connection between holding a stylus and holding a pencil is a fairly obvious one, though many would agree that the latter is more often involved with unpleasant things such as writing essays, ticking boxes in a Reader's Digest survey and, of course, stabbing people in the eye. To be fair, I did...

January 12th 2006 at 5:00pm 0 Comments