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9:30 AM on 05.10.2012

Nintendo DSi price drop: DSi $99, DSi XL $129

There's some new pricing for Nintendo's older handhelds. Starting May 20, the DSi XL will retail for $129.99, and it's smaller screened little brother, the standard DSi, will go for $99.99. Both will still be packed with Flip...

Dale North


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10:30 AM on 01.30.2012

Nintendo tests DSi text-to-speech in Japanese classrooms

Nintendo and NTT are testing a voice recognition project in Japanese schoolrooms that would help hearing impaired students in their schooling. In these test classrooms, speech from a teacher is captured into an electronic bla...

Dale North

8:00 PM on 10.25.2011

New DSi XL bundles for the holiday: Blue and Rose colors

I always think that Nintendo invites trouble each holiday with these bundles, especially with the ones that contain older hardware. The gamer kids I know would be pissed if they got a DSi XL for Christmas instead of a 3DS. Su...

Dale North

7:30 PM on 09.10.2011

The DTOID Show: Our Friday live show happened!

Hiya, fellas! Sorry I'm late on posting yesterday's episode of The Destructoid Show, but Max and I stayed up all last night playing Dead Island with some of the guys from Bitmob. The things we do for work! Anyway, yesterday'...

Tara Long

9:40 AM on 09.09.2011

Not a typo: Nintendo reveals new DSi XL color

After struggling with initial 3DS sales, Nintendo must think it's golden on that front after the price drop. The company announced last night that sales of handheld were up 260% following the price reduction to $169.99. So wi...

Nick Chester

12:15 PM on 08.25.2011

Nintendo DLC: Gargoyle's Quest, Ignition Factor, and more

I'm on a plane, so I'm going to make this brief: it's Thursday so some downloadable stuff is coming to Nintendo platforms. It's this stuff: Nintendo eShop (3DS) Gargoyle's Quest ($3.99) eShop/DSiWare Let's Create! Pottery ...

Nick Chester

1:15 PM on 08.15.2011

Max and the Magic Marker coming to Nintendo DS

Indie title Max & the Magic Marker is coming to the Nintendo DS this holiday, publisher Easy Interactive has announced. The game seems like a perfect fit for the handheld, too. At its core, Max is a platformer, with the t...

Nick Chester

4:45 PM on 08.08.2011

Nintendo hosting 25th Zelda anniversary celebration

So Nintendo released the original The Legend of Zelda for the NES 25 years ago. Thinking about that makes me want to barf, because that means I'm super old. But it's also very exciting, and Nintendo is celebrating in all sort...

Nick Chester



Hands-on with Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 photo
Hands-on with Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
by Robert Fooks

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (DQMJ2) is the upcoming monster hunting role-playing game for the DS. The player assumes the role of a child who quite possibly aspires to follow in the footsteps of Michael Vick as he captures wild creatures and forces them to fight in death defying arena battles for money, fame and maybe even the girl. All joking aside, the game is portrayed in a much more innocent light and is well deserving of its E rating. 

Just as in DQMJ, DQMJ2 functions in a similar fashion to Pokemon where players will rely on their monsters to fight turn-based battles for them in nearly every situation. Unlike Pokemon, there is quite a bit more depth to the mechanics on offer here. Players will field multiple monsters at a time with the overall number of monsters allowed in the party being dependent on the size of the monsters chosen.

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3:15 PM on 07.29.2011

3DS and DSi XL are the same price! No cuts planned

Maybe you were hoping that Nintendo would also push down the price of their other portables after yesterday's 3DS price drop from $249 to $169. IGN asked following yesterday's announcement and get a flat "No" back from Ninten...

Dale North

11:15 AM on 07.20.2011

Sega finally announces WayForward's Aliens: Infestation

Great news for Aliens fans and Jim Sterling: Sega has finally officially announced Aliens: Infestation for the Nintendo DS. The side-scrolling action game, as we already knew, is being developed by the 2D, side-scrolling mast...

Nick Chester







So many Kirbys! Kirby Mass Attack preview photo
So many Kirbys! Kirby Mass Attack preview
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Kirby Kirby Kirby Kirby Kirby Kirby Kirby Kirby Kirby Kirby! Yes, I'm excited for a new Kirby game, but the reason I just repeated the pink little suckball's name is because that's exactly how many Kirbys you'll be controlling in Kirby Mass Attack.

An evil villain has split Kirby up into ten pieces, and you need to find a way to put Kirby back together as one.

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1:00 AM on 06.02.2011

Valet Parking 1989 developer diary brings the discomfort

This video sort of feels like a sequel to Napoleon Dynamite, set in Sweden, with no scripted jokes, focused on some guys who made a DSiWare game about the least fun parts of old Grand Theft Auto PC games. That's supposed to ...

Jonathan Holmes

9:40 AM on 05.09.2011

Nintendo DLC: MDK 2, WayForward's Mighty Milky Way

After a few weeks of slim-pickings, there's a few cool things of note coming to DSiWare and WiiWare this week. Specifically, games that involve space -- WayForward's DSi title Mighty Milky Way and MDK 2 (originally developed ...

Nick Chester

6:30 PM on 03.23.2011

Target accepting trade-ins on Nintendo DS systems

Targets getting into the trading game, offering up store credit towards if you're willing to part with Nintendo's older handhelds. The retailer has partnered with NextWorth for the in-store trade-in options, just in time for ...

Nick Chester

3:20 PM on 02.21.2011

Nintendo DLC: Faxanadu, a fire place, and more

I can't be the only one who thinks of the 1980's musical film, Xanadu, when someone mentions Faxanadu. Right? Anyone? Guys? Well, it's out on Virtual Console this week. Faxanadu, not Xanadu. Although I'd totally buy that. If ...

Nick Chester