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Rumor: Nintendo DS carts going out of production worldwide

[Update: The tweet has since been removed, but this lines up with the announcement from Nintendo that the original DS model will no longer be serviced starting April 30.] The Nintendo DS came out in 2004 do you feel old yet?, and Nintendo h...   read

 
 
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NINTENDO

Nintendo is shutting down the DSi Shop

The Nintendo DSi Shop has been around since the system's launch in 2008/2009, but its time is now coming to an end, as Nintendo has announced plans to shutter the storefront next year. The process will begin in Japan on September 30, 2016, ...   read

 
 
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Mega Man Star Force

Check out the Mega Man Star Force kids all grown up

Remember Mega Man Star Force? It was an insanely popular subseries that warranted multiple iterations and versions (a la Pokémon), but when Mega Man kind of just...died...it did with the rest. If you never felt like you got to s...   read

 
 
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Sonic Classic Collection

Crazy Taxi 4 pitch revealed by former SEGA employee

Released back in 2010 for the Nintendo DS, the Sonic Classic Collection was a let down. It only contained a select few games (and removed multiplayer options), whereas other collections like Sonic Mega Collection had many more tit...   read

 
 



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Virtual Console

Lucky! Europe gets Advance Wars 2 on Wii U

One of my most-played Wii U games is, I kid you not, Advance Wars. That's not a judgment on the quality of the console's (lovely) exclusives, it's just that the game is really damn good. I'm dying for the sequel, my favorite in the series, ...   read

 
 
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Mario Virtual Console

New Super Mario Bros. returns on Wii U tomorrow

In 2006, many of us were desperate for another 2D Mario game, and Nintendo finally came through with New Super Mario Bros. for the original DS. From what I remember, it was a good game. Perhaps not great, but certainly sufficient. Then the ...   read

 
 
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Obscure Video Games

Obscure Video Games: Nanashi no Game

[Update: Sorry for the confusion everyone! As you said in the comments, the link below is actually for the sequel to Nanashi no Game and not for the original. Thanks for the correction!] Nanashi no Game (The Nameless Game) is a trip back in...   read

 
 
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Smash Bros. stages
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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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Dementium

Renegade Kid now has the rights for the Dementium series

Did you like the Dementium series on the Nintendo DS? Well there's a reason why developer Renegade Kid couldn't create more games in the franchise -- they didn't have the rights. After a long wait, Renegade's Jools Watsham announced th...   read

 
 



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Crappy games

Ah, so that's where all those extra copies of iCarly 2 ended up

I figured former Destructoid editor-in-chief Nick Chester had purchased all of the unwanted copies of iCarly 2: iJoin the Click! and, I don't know, bathed in them or something. Apparently not! This image comes from reddit user HxCurt, who s...   read

 
 
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Game Center CX

Fans have translated Retro Game Challenge 2

At long last, Aaron Tokunaga-Chmielowiec and co. have released their English translation for Retro Game Challenge 2 / Game Center CX 2. The patch is available for download here. Thanks to XSEED, we got a taste of the series back in 2009 wit...   read

 
 
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Nintendo WFC

So long, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection

Nintendo is no longer supporting its Wi-Fi Connection service as of today, marking the end of online functionality for Wii, DS, and DSi games -- but, notably, not the end of the Wii Shop Channel, DSi Shop, and video services. You can still ...   read

 
 
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EA

These are the EA games going offline on June 30

Electronic Arts said last month that it was working to find a solution to the GameSpy Technology shutdown on May 31, 2014 that will mean the end of online functionality, including multiplayer, for a number of titles that rely on the service...   read

 
 
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2K Games

2K moving Borderlands, Civilization games to Steamworks

2K has announced plans to migrate some of its online-enabled games away from GameSpy Technology since the service is shutting down on May 31, 2014. Loads of titles will be impacted -- not just 2K's library -- so consider this just one more ...   read

 
 



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Please understand

Nintendo ending online services for DS and Wii titles

[Update: Nintendo of America, as well as Australia, have also announced the end of the Wi-Fi Connection service. Looks like it's across the board.] Nintendo of Japan has announced that they're ending all DS and Wii online services for games...   read

 
 
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DS games on Wii U

Wii U Virtual Console will be getting DS games soon

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata gave a presentation detailing what they're doing to turnaround the company's poor performance. On top of the stuff we detailed here, it was also revealed that the Wii U will be seeing Nintendo DS games appear...   read

 
 
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Top Ten Legit Pokemon

With Pokemon X and Y now out for public consumption, you're probably curious as to what the best Pokemon are for your silky pleasures. Fortunately, Jim Sterling is here to drop knowledge bombs in yo' face, and tell which Pokemon are the mo...   read

 
 
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Doodle Jump

Doodle Jump is heading to 3DS and...DS?

Doodle Jump on smartphones is one of the best time wasters on the platform, but the Kinect version was a huge mess, mostly due to the forced motion controls. So it seems as if they're trying again with Doodle Jump for the 3DS and DS, which ...   read

 
 
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Stan Lee is a playable character in LEGO Marvel Heroes

You knew Stan Lee was going to make an appearance in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. But did you know he was going to be a complete badass? Stan Lee can Hulk out, swing around like Spider-Man, use a laser blast like Cyclops -- He has ALL the pow...   read

 
 



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Level-5 game sales

Layton series has sold over 15 million units

Level-5 has kicked the fans in the collective nuts with the complete tonal shift that is Layton 7. That must mean the games are on their last legs and can no longer make bank on Nintendo handhelds alone, right? Not likely if these facts and...   read

 
 
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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes also coming to Xbox One and PS4

Finally, after all this time, we get to see the villains of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Magneto, Dr. Doom, Venom, Dr. Octopus, Loki, Green Goblin, and even Galactus himself will all be featured in the game. We get to see some more heroes too...   read

 
 
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Nintendo vs. flashcarts

Nintendo files suit against Florida flashcart distributor

Piracy on the DS was kind of a big deal, which is why Nintendo has been taking measures to ensure that the same filth doesn't infect the 3DS ecosystem. The 3D handheld has remained more or less untainted thus far, but the only thing stoppin...   read

 
 
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This is the ultimate collection of Zelda strategy guides

Well look at what just popped up over on Amazon! The Legend of Zelda Box Set is a collection of Prima strategy guides that includes six hardcover books for Ocarina of Time 3D, Spirit Tracks, Phantom Hourglass, The Wind Waker, Twilight Princ...   read

 
 


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Renegade Kid and Moon

The rights to the Moon IP revert to Renegade Kid in 2014

Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham has some good news for Moon fans -- they will regain the rights to the Moon IP in 2014. Apparently a deal was struck between Renegade Kid and the publisher (Mastiff) in 2009, with a five year agreement, so when ...   read

 
 
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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is a ton of fun

I am so jealous of kids growing up this day and age. They have the coolest videogame consoles, the Internet, iPads, and now LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Combining Marvel, one of the hottest movie proprieties right now (and not to mention some ...   read

 
 
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