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There are many ways to catch a Pokémon, but for two special weekends in June, there’s only one failsafe way for fans to get one of the most unique characters in the enthralling Pokémon® universe on their Nintendo DS™.

From June 20-22 and June 27-29, Pokémon players are invited to bring their Nintendo DS systems and Pokémon® Diamond or Pokémon® Pearl games to the nearest GameStop store where they can receive Deoxys™, a legendary character with transformative powers and an impressive set of battle-ready moves.

With an imaginative roster of characters and richly interactive game play, the blockbuster Pokémon game series has attracted millions of fans worldwide. According to the independent NPD Group, Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl have sold more than 4.2 million combined in the United States alone, while Nintendo DS continues to be ranked as the nation’s top-selling hand-held game system.

“We definitely detect that they [gamers] are serious and we know there is an issue in this, so it’s something that we’re working on. Definitely there’s no plan to issue hardware, an external hard drive, but we know that we have an issue in that area. It’s very obvious and we’re perfectly aware of it, but there’s nothing we can say beyond this. This area is fully handled by the development team in Japan. It’s very linked to the overall strategy; that’s something they’re working on.” – Nintendo Europe’s Laurent Fischer, senior marketing director

You know, I don’t even think it matters at this point what solution Nintendo comes up with for the storage situation. Even if Nintendo allows games to be played off of SD cards, gamers will gladly accept that solution rather than nothing at all.


Twilight Syndrome trailer

Posted on 12 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in DS, News | 1 Comment


Word to the wise: It looks like if you update your Wii, the Twilight Princess save data will be deleted if it corrupted by the well-known exploit. A new update to the Wii system will “check for and automatically remove such save files” that are unauthorized save files. So, it looks like those who wish to update their Wii system will no longer be able to take advantage of the notorious Twilight Princess hack in the future.

Update: “With this update, you can now move a Mii from the Mii plaza to the Mii parade in the Mii Channel. To do this, simply pick up a Mii using the A and B buttons and then release it over the Mii Parade icon in the upper right corner of the screen.” – Nintendo Wii email

Update 2: Reports are coming in that the Wii Freeloader no longer works with this new update. Also, most have been able to use the homebrew channel, but if it was not installed before the update, it still seems that you will be unable to install it after the update.

Warning: There are spoilers in this video

“Our current game uses the Balance Board actually, and it’s due out in September on WiiWare. So yes, much like Theta we came up with several prototypes of games and picked one that we thought was the most uniquely suited to the interface. The interesting thing is that the games you would think would work well with the Balance Board actually don’t. So it should be interesting to see what kind of stuff gets made for it.” – Giles Goddard, 1080 developer

It’s very possible that this title will be showed off. Perhaps the balance board game is more of the “core” titles that will be shown off at E3.



Considering Nintendo’s limited upcoming lineup, gamers have known that Nintendo must have something big in store for this year’s E3. Fans were teased with a plan to announce a “gamer’s game” at E3, but much more can be expected at this year’s E3. Nintendo’s Marc Franklin has confirmed that “will be announcing several new titles that core gamers will be interested in around the time of E3.” Mr. Franklin also addressed the current third-party situation, noting, “Look at the plans being made by third-party publishers. They realize that Wii is the current platform of choice in this generation, and their bottom lines depend on appealing to the largest base.”

So, will we begin to start seeing less of titles such as Carnival Games and more of titles such as Okami?

The Nintendo Channel has been updated which allows you to view tons of stats. When you view a game page, you can check to see whether a game is for gamers or anyone, the vibe of the game is hardcore or casual, and whether or not the game is best played alone or with a friend. Surprisingly, the population of Super Smash Bros. Brawl owners are split dead even in regards to game is for, and only 35% of Super Mario Galaxy owners believe that the game is hardcore.

Battalion Wars 2

74% gamers 26% anyone
67% hardcore 33% casual
64% alone 36% friends

Big Brain Academy

3% gamers 97% anyone
94% casual 6% hardcore
19% alone 81% with friends

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

73% anyone 27% gamers
76% casual 24% hardcore
84% with friends 16% alone

Endless Ocean

96% anyone 4% gamers
97% casual 3% hardcore
77% alone 23% friends

Excite Truck

71% anyone 29% gamers
66% casual 34% hardcore
29% alone 71% with friends

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Crosswords DS-Wordsearch Demo (Expires 6/24)

The other demos are mostly recycled, but at least you can get another chance to play Arkanoid!