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News: In-Flight Electronic Blues: TSA Bans Electronics on Flights

In-Flight Electronic Blues: TSA Bans Electronics on Flights

Stricter rules in place in light of recent terror scare

Various reports have been filtering through the Internet since a failed terror attack in Detroit, MI on Christmas Day, that there has been some major clamping down on security. People have reported online there have been more pat-downs and some airlines are enforcing stricter restrictions on flights. This includes, on some flights, bans on all..

News: Final Aardman Flipnote Hits DSi

Final Aardman Flipnote Hits DSi

Last call for animation wizardry

If you've got a DSi, you should really have Flipnote Studio, the brilliant (and free) flip-book animation program that lets you doodle away, add sound and then share your creation with the world. Whilst the efforts among Nintendo Life staff are far too crude to show to the public, master animators Aardman Animation of Wallace and Gromit fame put together a series of..

News: Nintendo Shifted A Boatload Of Hardware Last Week In US

Nintendo Shifted A Boatload Of Hardware Last Week In US

Over 1.5 million units bought between bites of turkey

Last week was yet another good time to be Nintendo as the company reports on selling around a hojillion hardware units in the US. According to the company's internal tracking numbers, over 1.5 million Wii and DS/i systems combined were sold during Thanksgiving Week. If you want to get all micro, that's more than 150 systems every minute for a..

News: Nintendo Preloading DSi's For Black Friday

Nintendo Preloading DSi's For Black Friday

Blue and white handhelds get Mario and Brain bonuses

Nintendo is making the DSi an even more attractive purchase this Friday to coincide with American Shopping Day by bundling in over $20 in downloadable software with certain models. The metallic blue DSi (a new color) will come loaded with five Mario-themed games and apps, namely Dr. Mario Express, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again,..

News: Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Intro Video

Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Intro Video

A little insight into the Spirit Tracks.

The nice folks at Nintendo have just sent over the newest trailer for their upcoming DS release Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. The game is set to hit North American store shelves on December 7th and Europe retail shelves on December 11th. You can check out the new gameplay video that shows off the game's...

News: Japan to Receive Widescreen DSi

Japan to Receive Widescreen DSi

Another variant of the console heading to Japan soon

Just as we were reporting on the possible development of an nVidia-powered DSi successor, Japanese website Nikkei has published a news story claiming Nintendo are ready to launch another variant of the console's current iteration, the DSi. According to the report, the console will boast screens...

News: DSi Speak Channel On the Way?

DSi Speak Channel On the Way?

Rumours and leaks surround DSi voice chat channel!

We know the Wii Shop Channel was updated yesterday to allow those who'd bought the Internet Channel to claim their free NES game, but the DSi Shop Channel was updated as well, bringing with it rumours of a future launch of a DSi voice chat channel. According to Kotaku, those quick enough to access...

News: Assassin's Creed II: Discovery To Make Use of DSi Camera

Assassin's Creed II: Discovery To Make Use of DSi Camera

Handheld spin-off also launching alongside home console editions

It's just been confirmed that the DS version of Assassin's Creed II will make use of the DSi's camera to enable players to put their own faces on wanted posters within the game. Thankfully it hasn't been stated that the game is a DSi-only release, so owners of the DS and DS Lite should still be able to join in with the fun - although..

News: The Elusive Kenji Eno Speaks!

The Elusive Kenji Eno Speaks!

Legendary games industry figure hints at future Nintendo titles

Back in the mid-90s, the games industry was lacking some of the colourful characters that you'll find today, but one man who certainly stood out was Kenji Eno, of Japanese developers Warp. Most well-known for his immersive adventure games Enemy Zero and D, as well as its ill-fated Dreamcast sequel D2, Mr Eno is a colourful character as..

News: Canada Drops DSi Price

Canada Drops DSi Price

Now $179 of your Canadian moneys

Several retailers in Canada, including Toys R Us, are listing the Nintendo DSi at a lower price point. Originally $199 Canadian (equivalent to $183 US or €125), the new price is down to $179 Canadian (or $165 US and €113). By comparison, the DS Lite is $139 CAD. No word on whether this price drop will be rolled out to the rest of the world any time soon..

News: New DSi and Wii Remote Colors Announced

New DSi and Wii Remote Colors Announced

Nintendo adds a bit of color to the holiday shopping season.

For those gamers who've been wishing for new DSi colors to be released in North America, it looks like your wish is about to come true. Not only is Nintendo bringing out two brand new DSi system colors, but they're also bringing an all-new black Wii Remote and Nunchuk to go along with it. You can check out a snippet of information from..

News: First DSi-Only Retail Releases Hitting This Fall

First DSi-Only Retail Releases Hitting This Fall

Will come in a new box too

Back when the DSi was announced, Nintendo revealed that the new handheld would pack more horsepower under the hood than the DS and Lite. It certainly wasn't the first time the company had released an incremental upgrade to handheld hardware; apart from the obvious color screen, the Game Boy Color was essentially a slightly beefed-up Game Boy, complete with exclusive games..

News: Shantae Sequel, For Serious This Time?

Shantae Sequel, For Serious This Time?

WayForward Tweet refers to big announcement via Nintendo Power.

GoNintendo is reporting that our genie-related prayers may be answered soon. The long-teased and seemingly forgotten sequel to 2002's Game Boy Color title Shantae might be closer than we think. It all began with the lastest issue of Nintendo Power, which promised the reveal of a DSiWare...

News: Nintendo Wants To Spark Indie DSiWare Development

Nintendo Wants To Spark Indie DSiWare Development

Zap!

Hot on the heels of Sony's PSP "Minis" program, Nintendo is about to launch something similar for its DSiWare download service. Like the Minis service, Nintendo's new initiative will make it easier for indie developers to publish their own games through DSiWare. Nintendo will keep the current pricing structure of 200 ($2), 500 ($5) and 800 ($8) Nintendo Points, and will charge..

News: Cyber-Squatter Uses PSPgo's Web Domain to Pimp DSi

Cyber-Squatter Uses PSPgo's Web Domain to Pimp DSi

Valuable domain name is nabbed from under Sony's nose

The practice of 'cyber-squatting' - which basically means buying a domain name in the hope that it will one day become valuable - has been commonplace for a while now, but this is one of the more amusing episodes we've witnessed. An industrious Chinese person has registered the domain name www.pspgo.co.uk, probably thinking that Sony will open..

News: NA DSi Owners to Get Facebook Functionality Tonight

NA DSi Owners to Get Facebook Functionality Tonight

Keep yourself connected

Nintendo of America has announced that North American DSi owners will be able to upload photos to their Facebook accounts when the new system update goes live around 5PM pacific time. Lucky Americans will be able to tap a Facebook icon whilst perusing their photos and instantly send them to their Facebook profile, as if by...

News: Upload Your DSi Photos Directly to Facebook

Upload Your DSi Photos Directly to Facebook

New feature on European/Australian and Japanese DSi systems.

If you've got a European, Australian or Japanese DSi, you can now go to the settings menu or the DSi Shop to be presented with a system update - Once you've done this, the photo album will get a new feature. After taking a picture, there will be a new button when looking at it in your...

News: Nintendo DSi Hits 100,000 Units in Australia

Nintendo DSi Hits 100,000 Units in Australia

The Nintendo train just keeps on rollin'!

In only the 14 weeks the DSi has been available in Australia, the total amount sold has already hit 100,000. Now for a population of 21 million, that's already 1 in every 210 people (which for a country like ours is a pretty high impact rate in such a short time!). Here's more from Nintendo of Australia. Independent market research group GfK Retail and..

News: PopCap Confirms Wii, DSi Support

PopCap Confirms Wii, DSi Support

Casual developer expanding its console line-up.

PopCap Games, best known for their beyond-successful Peggle and Bejeweled series', are one of the biggest names in so-called casual gaming. So far, though, their console support has been limited to only a handful of releases on DS and Xbox Live Arcade (and some iPhone stuff), curiously lacking any releases for the world's current most popular home..