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The DS Life: Unwrapping

Eric Caoili

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.

Provided they were on Santa's "Nice" list, hundreds of thousands of children (and adults, of course) woke up to find a dual-screened handheld under their tree yesterday. We like to imagine that these new DS owners held the system box high over their heads while The Legend of Zelda's "item fanfare" music played. We also like to picture them running to their computers shortly afterwards to load up and bookmark, as well.

Rather than spend too much time dwelling over what their reactions might have been like, why don't we take a look past the break for photos from ten different post-unwrapping scenes?

Can you believe how happy and content this kid is with his new handheld? Wouldn't you be too, especially if you had on some Buzz Lightyear pajamas and a soccer ball headband? As if this wasn't enough, minutes later, Erich and his sister unwrapped the Nintendo Wii their parents bought for them.

Kyle's shirt was blown clean off by the awesomeness of his Crimson and Onyx DS.

Three cheers! Wait, no, two cheers! Somebody help Rachel up!

*image removed at author's request*

"NO WAI!!!"

Having this much fun can be dangerous. Make sure you wear a helmet like this kid.

Hey, you! Share your Nintendo DS with that munchkin!


This half-woman, half-blanket hybrid can't hide her excitement.

*image removed at author's (and wolverine's) request*

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