DS - Timeline

Wednesday4th Jun 2014

Tuesday3rd Jun 2014

Wednesday21st May 2014

  • Feature Memories of the Wii and DS Wi-Fi Connection Era

    When the Nintendo Network was but a twinkle in Iwata-san's eye

    It's finally happened, the Wi-Fi connection on the Wii and DS is gone, disconnected on 20th May. The DSi and Wii Shop platforms are still running, but online multiplayer and content in games is now shut down, prompting the end of an era for the last-gen systems. Regardless of the...

Tuesday20th May 2014

  • News Nintendo Overcomes Patent Dispute With Non-Practicing Entity

    Five year fight finally comes to a close

    Way back in February 2009, Wall Wireless LLC – a company whose primary focus is to enforce patents – took Nintendo to court claiming that it had infringed a patent with the DS and DSi hardware systems. Finally, however, after the United States Patent and Trademark Office cancelled all of the patent claims...

Monday19th May 2014

  • Reminder Nintendo's Wi-Fi Service on Wii and DS Closes on 20th May

    Get in those last online rounds

    An era ends on 20th May. Not a glittering golden era that will live on through the ages, but nevertheless a period of time that brought plenty of good times for Nintendo gamers. Nintendo is shutting down its Wi-Fi connection service on Wii and DS, primarily as a result of the closure of the GameSpy infrastructure that...

Thursday15th May 2014

  • Matters of Import Tomodachi Collection

    The best of friends?

    Tomodachi Collection is more a toy than a game in that very special Nintendo way: your own mad little island full of Miis that you never knew you wanted but you suddenly find yourself unable to live without, and while it may be the five-year-old prequel to the upcoming English language Tomodachi Life, that doesn't mean the...

Wednesday14th May 2014

Tuesday13th May 2014

  • News Pokémon Black and White 2 Soundtrack Album Completes Set on iTunes

    The era of the Super Music Collection is over...

    Over recent months Game Freak has released six substantial Pokémon albums, and has now confirmed the final entry — Pokémon Black 2 & Pokémon White 2: Super Music Collection. This is available on iTunes right now for $9.99 / £7.99 / €8.99. It features a whopping 172 tracks from Pokémon...

Monday12th May 2014

Wednesday7th May 2014

Thursday24th Apr 2014

Tuesday8th Apr 2014

  • News Pokémon Black and White Soundtrack Now Available on iTunes

    Remastered music collection joins iTunes' growing Pokémon library

    A few short weeks after the release of the Pokémon Diamond & Pokémon Pearl: Super Music Collection on iTunes, today we get the Pokémon Black & Pokémon White: Super Music Collection, which you can preview and purchase here for $9.99 / £7.99 / €8.99. This digitally...

Friday4th Apr 2014

Thursday20th Mar 2014

Monday17th Mar 2014

Sunday16th Mar 2014

Friday14th Mar 2014

Tuesday11th Mar 2014

  • News Aksys Games Confirms 999: The Novel For iOS

    The official website does plug the full games, at least

    During February Zero Escape series creator Kotaro Uchikoshi emphasized the challenges he was facing to make a third game in the franchise, with publishers apparently not deeming another entry financially viable. Uchikoshi-san was touched by fan support, however, and is contemplating alternative...

Sunday9th Mar 2014

Thursday6th Mar 2014

Thursday27th Feb 2014

Wednesday19th Feb 2014

Friday14th Feb 2014

Tuesday11th Feb 2014

  • News 3DS Sales Tracking Ahead of Game Boy Advance In Japan

    Unsurprisingly lagging behind DS sales figures

    The 3DS has demonstrated its solid market performance yet again, with the latest Japanese sales tracking figures from Media Create revealing Nintendo’s beloved handheld is selling faster than the Game Boy Advance. After 154 weeks since the system’s original release in Japan, a total of 15 million...

Friday31st Jan 2014

Thursday30th Jan 2014

Tuesday21st Jan 2014

  • News Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver Soundtrack Available For Download

    Additional soundtracks coming later this year

    Video game music is perhaps one of the most cherished and appreciated aspects of a game’s reputation. Titles in franchises such as The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario are loved not solely for their gameplay, but for their connection to the player through wit, charm, and music; some of the most beloved...

Tuesday7th Jan 2014