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02 October 2008 @ 01:01 pm
Video game stuff  
Nintendo had a conference or something today/yesterday and announced a whole lot of new stuff. The most important of which is probably the new revision of the DS, called the "DSi". The new version adds a somewhat bigger screen, a SD card slot, two cameras (although there still seems to be some disagreement about whether they're both 0.3 megapixels or whether one of them is actually 3 megapixels) a web browser, better WiFi, and a few other improvements. It does lose the GBA slot though, which apparently makes some people very sad.

There's also two video montages of upcoming games for both the Wii and DS which are kind of interesting. The DS lineup is here and the wii lineup is here.

I kinda suspect that everyone who really cares already knew about all that though :)
Kirin: Goomba-transparentkirinn on October 2nd, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
Yup. :)

The one thing that would make losing the GBA slot worthwhile is if they make a big library of GBA/GBC/GB games downloadable. Given the way Nintendo Virtual Console releases work, though, I figure I've got a couple years before we get there. Which is fine since my Lite works great.

One thing I'm excited for: Picross 3D! It it doesn't come out in English I'll... be mildly cross and import it, probably. (Where's our Professor Layton sequels, dammit?) Also, intrigued by the Wario Ware/Mario Paint mashup looking thing.
Vesperasol_rei on October 4th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
Actually, I hadn't heard about it yet. ;p

I'm kinda confused why there would be two cameras. Although, I certainly like the idea about having better WiFi. With the internet browser I have for my DS, the ONLY place I've gotten it to work is at home, which is the place I care about it working the LEAST. ;p
Kirin: Goomba-transparentkirinn on October 5th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
Smaller camera on the inside hinge, pointed at the user, presumably for head-shots for use in-game or in chat. Bigger one of the outside cover, for taking regular pictures of actual stuff. It should be interesting to see if/how companies use them in games.