DS - Timeline

Wednesday8th Jul 2015

  • News Updated Club Nintendo Game Card Case Now Available to PAL Gamers

    Reversible covers for Mario, Legend of Zelda and New 3DS cover plates

    Club Nintendo is now shut down in North America, but will keep on rolling in Europe and Australia until 30th September. With user star collections no doubt dribbling down, there continue to be new rewards offered to tempt gamers to clean out their accounts. The latest addition is...

Friday26th Jun 2015

  • News There Are Now Over 600 DSiWare Games And Apps

    Not dead yet

    The 3DS may be entering its twilight years but that doesn't mean that DSiWare - the downloadable software service which launched with the 3DS console's forerunner, the DSi - is completely dead. In fact, thanks to the large helping of DSiWare games in this week's Download Update, there are now 604 games and apps available for DSiWare...

Monday15th Jun 2015

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    Review Big Brain Academy

    So keep on playing those mind games

    The advent of the Nintendo DS into the handheld arena back in 2004 ushered in a fresh experience for many gamers, made possible by the system's many new features and abilities. This brand of entertainment was often referred to as "Touch! Generations" by Nintendo, and ran throughout the Nintendo DS and Wii era...

Thursday14th May 2015

Wednesday13th May 2015

Monday11th May 2015

Tuesday28th Apr 2015

Thursday9th Apr 2015

Tuesday7th Apr 2015

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    Review WarioWare Touched!

    A Touch of Magic

    Nintendo's initial Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS Wii U Virtual Console titles certainly are an eclectic mix - with WarioWare Touched! perhaps being the most unexpected inclusion of the bunch. Having been initially released on the Nintendo DS in February 2005, WarioWare Touched! is one of the DS's earliest titles, coming from an era of...

Saturday4th Apr 2015

Friday3rd Apr 2015

Thursday2nd Apr 2015

Wednesday1st Apr 2015

Friday20th Feb 2015

Saturday24th Jan 2015

Tuesday20th Jan 2015

Tuesday16th Dec 2014

Monday1st Dec 2014

Wednesday26th Nov 2014

Monday24th Nov 2014

Friday21st Nov 2014

  • Anniversary The Nintendo DS is Now 10 Years Old

    Went from baby phat to slim

    It's a big day for the original DS, as it's 10 years to the day since the first model in the iconic family of systems — commonly referred to as the 'phat' — arrived in North America. Few will forget the E3 reveal of the DS by Reggie Fils-Aime, and its clamshell / dual screen design was a surprise after the sustained...

Monday29th Sep 2014

  • Video Here Are Some Cool Facts Around the DS

    Thank goodness it wasn't called City Boy

    The DS family of systems is a fundamental part of Nintendo's history for multiple — and obvious — reasons: it is the company's most successful hardware and the second highest-selling in the industry's history, it introduced a new brand that lives on with the 3DS family, and it sidelined the iconic Game...

Wednesday6th Aug 2014

  • Art Controller Evolution Photo Series Hammers Home The Nintendo Factor

    A visual record of how Nintendo has pushed the industry forward

    Nintendo has been responsible for some major innovations when it comes to controllers — the NES D-pad, the N64 analogue stick, the Wii Remote — and Spanish artist Javier Laspiur has put together a photographic whistle-stop tour of the evolution of the game pad which shows just how...

Tuesday22nd Jul 2014

Monday21st Jul 2014

Thursday17th Jul 2014

Thursday19th Jun 2014

  • News This Is Where Unwanted 3DS And DS Games Go To Die

    Spare a thought for these abandoned titles

    Ever wondered what happens to all the 3DS and DS games that never find a loving home, either brand new or on the preowned market? They get recycled, as the materials they are made from still have some value — even if the code contained on the card doesn't. Reddit user HxCut works at a recycling plant and...

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    Review Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain?

    Brain food

    It seems like only yesterday that we got Game Boy Advance games on the Wii U Virtual Console, but now DS games have also joined the party. Curiously enough, Nintendo has chosen not to start off with one of their classic franchises, like Mario or Zelda, but has instead opted to go with one of their best-selling titles, the original Brain...

Friday13th Jun 2014

Friday6th Jun 2014

  • News Nintendo Spain Secures Win Over R4 Card Retailer

    Better late than never

    While Nintendo has, for the most part, successfully held off the mass proliferation of pirated software on 3DS and Wii U, it was a major issue for the DS, in particular. R4 cards, regardless of their potentially innocent use, were largely sold and utilised to download and play ROMS of DS games for free, and for a time they...

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