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What gaming locations would you want turned into a Smash Bros. stage?

I was driving home from having lunch with Dale North the other day when I got to thinking about Super Mario RPG, aka the best game ever. I think about that game a lot, and it tends to pop into my head quite often for one reason or another. ...   read

 
 
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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 blackboard, conver...   read

 
 
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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. Sure, you've got ...   read

 
 
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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's live episode ...   read

 
 
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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 with that handled...   read

 
 
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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 ($4.99) Magical...   read

 
 
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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 twist having pla...   read

 
 
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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 sorts of ways, incl...   read

 
 
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Hands-on with Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2

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...   read

 
 
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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 Nintendo. That means ...   read

 
 


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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 masters at WayForwa...   read

 
 
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So many Kirbys! Kirby Mass Attack preview

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...   read

 
 
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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 be a compliment...   read

 
 
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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 by BioWare) for...   read

 
 
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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 the launch of t...   read

 
 
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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 you haven't tri...   read

 
 
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Review: ATV Wild Ride

With ATV Wild Ride, Renegade Kid veers wildly from territory its best known for, be it the nightmarish halls of a mental hospital in Dementium, or the sci-fi action of Moon. But the developer feels right at home with its latest, delivering ...   read

 
 
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Know your Dragon Quest, win a chance to meet its creator

How's your Dragon Quest knowledge? Nintendo's looking to test it, in anticipation of the forthcoming release of Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation for the Nintendo DS. Get your pitchforks out anti-social media folks, this contest is Twit...   read

 
 
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Nintendo DLC: Dolphins, predictions, and diaries

I was so ready to call this week's DSiWare releases the same old stuff we've seen time and time again, but then something caught my eye. Something called 101 Dolphin Pets. We're told to "Choose from more than 101 baby dolphins or simply ado...   read

 
 
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3DS eShop, DSiWare transfers may not come until May

According to rumored details out of a Japanese investor meeting, the eShop, web browser, and DSiWare transfer capabilities of the Nintendo 3D won't be available until May. At Nintendo's 3DS event in New York City last week, Nintendo of Amer...   read

 
 
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Nintendo DLC: Time traveling toast, animal boxing

Time traveling toasted sandwiches? Animal pugilists? This week's downloads for Nintendo's consoles are madness!WiiWare Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time (Stickmen Studios, 1 player, 1000 Wii Points) Urbanix (Nordcurrent, 1-2 playres...   read

 
 
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Review: Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

Murder mysteries are a dime a dozen, but it’s not every day the gumshoe is investigating his own death from beyond the grave. Then again, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective -- the latest game by Ace Attorney creator Shu Takumi -- isn&rs...   read

 
 
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Renegade Kid won't be bringing Mutant Mudds to DSiWare

Renegade Kid's once canceled DS title, Maximillian and the Rise of the Mutant Mudds, will not be getting a DSiWare release after all. The developer put out a call to gamers about a month ago, asking for 1000 blog comments "voting" to bring...   read

 
 
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LEGO Battles: Ninjago coming to DS this spring

If you love LEGO and you wish you were a ninja (who doesn't?), LEGO Battles: Ninjago for the Nintendo DS is right up your alley. The game will be releasing this spring, and focuses on LEGO Ninja who use the art of "Spinjitzu" to turn into t...   read

 
 
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Nintendo president to keynote GDC 2011

Sounds like Nintendo intends on making a big splash at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. It's just been revealed that company president Satoru Iwata will keynote the event, which is now in its 25th year. Iwata's keynote will ...   read

 
 
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