Fan making “Game Boy Macro” out of DS systems
Posted on 2 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in DS, GBA, General Nintendo, News, Random | 11 Comments | 0 Likes
Do you have an old DS lying around? If so, Anthony Thomas can take it apart and reconfigure the system into a “Game Boy Macro”. This is done by removing the top screen, adjusting the placement of the speakers, and touching it up a bit.
Thomas isn’t taking any additional orders currently due to an overwhelming response. To give you an idea of the cost though, it’s $130 if he provides all of the materials, and $110 if you send in the DS. There are standard colors like white, black, and red, but custom colors can be done for a few dollars extra.
You can find the Game Boy Macro site here. View some photos in the gallery below.
Square Enix store has notable discounts on DS and 3DS games for its Black Friday sale
Square Enix has heavily discounted a variety of games as part of its Black Friday 2015 sale.
On DS, there are quite a notable standouts. Here’s the full lineup:
Chrono Trigger – $6
Dragon Quest IV – $9
Dragon Quest V – $12
Exit – $6
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time – $9
Final Fantasy IV – $6
Final Fantasy Tactics A2 – $6
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fate – $12
Final Fantasy: 4 Heroes of Light – $6
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days – $7.50
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded – $9
Space Bust-a-Move – $6
Space Invaders Extreme 2 – $6
The World Ends with You – $6
There also a few 3DS discounts:
Bust-a-Move Universe – $8
Heroes of Ruin – $12
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy – $12
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Limited Edition – $10
You can find all of Square Enix’s offerings here.
Radiant Historia director has some interest in making a sequel
Posted on 2 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in DS, News | 9 Comments | 0 Likes
Radiant Historia celebrated its fifth anniversary in Japan a few days ago. Atlus published the game on November 3, 2010.
Mitsuru Hirata, Radiant Historia’s director, took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared just a few words about the RPG in celebration of the milestone. Here’s what he shared:
“Oh, is it already 5 years! Although it is hard to admit that it was never a hit, I’m really grateful to see that many people still love it. Personally I also have a strong emotional attachment with this title. I’ll always hold onto an attitude ‘someday a new Radiant Historia!’ lol #rh_atlus”
I have to say, I’d be totally up for a Radiant Historia sequel! If I really think about it, it might actually be one of my favorite DS games.
Yuji Naka wants to make Ivy the Kiwi? and Rodea: The Sky Soldier sequels
Yuji Naka has created a few titles at Prope, including Ivy the Kiwi? and Rodea: The Sky Soldier. Both have been standalone games, but that doesn’t mean Naka isn’t interested in making sequels – quite the opposite actually.
Speaking with Hardcore Gamer, Naka expressed interest in returning to Ivy the Kiwi? if given the opportunity. The same also goes for Rodea. At the same time, he’s also thinking about completely new ideas.
“Ivy the Kiwi and Rodea are two titles that have a special part in my heart, so I would love to try creating sequels if I am given the opportunity. I constantly have ideas for new titles. Though I cannot say them here, please look forward to the day I can show them to the public.”
Naka further expressed interest in revisiting Rodea when asked if he’d like to see a comic series based on the game:
“If I am given the opportunity, I would love to have Rodea as a comic book series. I also personally want to see more of Rodea’s adventures.”
Scribblenauts series has sold over 13 million copies
The Scribblenauts series has sold over 13 million copies, according to developer 5th Cell.
Several Scribblenauts games have been made, most of which are on Nintendo platforms. The latest entry was A DC Comics Adventure in 2013.
5th Cell will be starting a new project on crowdfunding site Fig later this month. The studio hopes raise enough funds to create an original IP.
Sonic Classic Collection cut games/content, Crazy Taxi 4 pitch
Posted on 5 months ago by Brady(@emitremmus22) in DS, General Nintendo, News | 6 Comments | 0 Likes
SonicStadium.org has found evidence that Sonic Classic Collection for DS was originally planned to include more games and content, as well as concept art for a Crazy Taxi 4 Pitch.
The info comes via former SEGA Studios Australia employee Brooke Luder’s portfolio, specifically an image that includes logos for Sonic Spinball, Sonic 3D Blast, and Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, all of which were never included in the retail game. Luder’s resume also indicates that video content was planned at one point. Check out the gallery below for more images.
Perhaps even more intriguing is concept art for a Crazy Taxi 4 pitch. No information is given on the proposed game, but the single image shows a cab driver jumping from one cab to another.
Legend of Kay DS vs. Wii U comparison
Legend of Kay may have originally came out on the PlayStation 2, but the game also ended up on DS back in 2010. You can see how it stacks up to the just-released Anniversary version on Wii U in the video comparison below.
Suda51 on No More Heroes and love for Travis, Killer7, cancelled Silver Case DS port
The folks over at Anime News Network have published an interview with Suda51. The two sides talked a bunch about No More Heroes, Killer7, and even the Silver Case DS port that never made it to market.
You can find a few excerpts that we’ve picked out below. For the full interview, head on over here.
UK software sales for the first half of 2015
The latest issue of MCV provides data about the sales of gaming systems in the UK. Above, you’ll find a chart showing how the Wii U, 3DS, Wii, and DS performed in terms of software sales during the first half of 2015. All data was collected by Chart-Track.
Latest Nintendo shop maintenance set for Monday
Posted on 6 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS eShop, DS, News, Wii Shop Channel, Wii U eShop | 0 comments | 0 Likes
It’s almost that time again! Nintendo has more maintenance planned for next week, and it will be affecting the Wii U and 3DS eShops as well as the Wii Shopping Channel and DSi Shop. The next round of maintenance will be happening on Monday from 4 PM ET to 8 PM ET (1 PM PT to 5 PM PT).