Tag Archives: handheld

Nintendo Strikes Back

Sorry to burst your bubble, pirates, but it seems that Nintendo’s next handheld unit will block flash carts used for pirating games. It took Nintendo a long enough time to take legal action against the creators of such flash carts as the R4 or N5, now it’s making damn sure that no one is going to illegally emulate its games. ...

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Google’s G1 Phone At Walmart Come Wednesday

Tomorrow, you can be like Vince and get a hold of Google’s G1 phone. Walmart will start selling the G1 phone at a discounted price starting Wednesday. It plans to sell the phone for $148.88 in 550 different stores, competing with T-Mobile’s price tag of $179.99. But alas, with cellphones there is always a catch. Whether you’re a new customer ...

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Nintendo DSi Officially Announced

After Nintendo’s dodgy business of denying the speculation of its new handheld’s existence, the company cracked, officially announcing the DSi. Could it be trying any harder to be an iPhone? Nintendo cut the GBA slot from its Lite model, meaning no more backwards compatibly for you Pokemon-lovers. To make up for this loss, the screens are 17 percent larger and ...

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Speculated Nintendo DS Tries To Be An iPhone

Over the weekend, Kotaku posted a report from Nikkei Net suspecting Nintendo of planning to release its next incarnation of the Nintendo DS. There is speculation that the new DS will include a built-in camera and music playback as well as improved wireless functions. According to Nikkei Net, the new version is expected to be priced below $190 dollars. As ...

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Unleash The Charitable Gamer Inside Of You

What better time to buy a Nintendo DS than on September 29th. Firstly, you’re getting a kick ass handheld gaming system. Second, $5 dollars of your purchase will go to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure foundation and aid in the fight against breast cancer. So, you can play your new found Nintendo DS and feel good doing it, ...

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The Force Is Strong With This One

From the Atari Flashback Portable to the portable SNES, it seems almost every system has been turned into a handheld at this point. Over at the Ben Heck forums, user Hailrazer posted an impressive DIY project of his. Using an old Lazer Doodle he found at a flea market, he modded it into an impressive portable Nintendo 64 dubbed Darth ...

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DIY: Your Very Own Portal Gun

Ever since playing Portal, I’ve always wanted my own Aperture Science portal gun. When the feds are chasing me, there is no getaway cleaner than teleportation. Instructables member Chiok feels the same way and hopes to get into the props and special effects industry by creating this replica of the famous portal gun found in Valve’s puzzle game, Portal. Using ...

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Meet The New iPod Touch

Every once and awhile, Steve Jobs must prove to everyone he’s still functioning on a coherent level. That’s why whenever he opens his mouth, time stands still and everyone on the planet lends an ear. The Apple chief executive announced today that the new iPod Touch is, “the funnest iPod weve ever created.” But, what’s it packing? For starters, it’s ...

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Pac-Man Mini Plays All The Classic Hits

You’ve got to be tired of dicking around with that stylus on your Nintendo DS. After all, writing or any act like it is tiresome, especially if you’re a gamer who just likes the simplicity of an analog stick, one button and a high score list. Modder Sam Thornley yearned for portable classics like the Atari Flashback, so he made ...

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DIY: Custom DS Guitar For Guitar Hero: On Tour

Eric Ruckman was one individual disappointed by Guitar Hero: On Tour’s guitar peripheral for the DS. So, in an effort to form gameplay more faithful to the original Guitar Hero, Eric found a wireless PS2 guitar that no one wanted and cut a hole in the controller, removing all the guts. He then managed to connect the buttons of the ...

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