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Zapablast05
04-05-09, 10:44 PM
Anyone else get one? This is my first "DS" labeled Game Boy lol. I was just wondering if anyone else bought one. I went to Target to buy some nails and a hammer and walked over to the electronics and I saw the DSi and I thought I'd just grab it since GameStop was sold out haha. I guess I saved an extra $25 on the reserve money haha.

Bman212121
04-05-09, 10:48 PM
Anyone else get one? This is my first "DS" labeled Game Boy lol. I was just wondering if anyone else bought one. I went to Target to buy some nails and a hammer and walked over to the electronics and I saw the DSi and I thought I'd just grab it since GameStop was sold out haha. I guess I saved an extra $25 on the reserve money haha.

Who goes to Target to buy nails???? Now that I think about it I don't recall seeing a hardware store in Carson.

Zapablast05
04-05-09, 11:01 PM
Who goes to Target to buy nails???? Now that I think about it I don't recall seeing a hardware store in Carson.

How do you know what is and isn't out here? o_O...

Lol, I bought some toothpaste and a toothbrush if that counts? There's a Home Depot here lol.


Off topic. DS Downloads isn't working, has this always been going on or is because the DSi just came out?

Bman212121
04-05-09, 11:07 PM
How do you know what is and isn't out here? o_O...

Lol, I bought some toothpaste and a toothbrush if that counts? There's a Home Depot here lol.


Off topic. DS Downloads isn't working, has this always been going on or is because the DSi just came out?

I was in Carson while you were away... I stalking you... :bleh:


Actually my cousin was out there for an internship, so I stayed with him for a week or so. :)

EDIT: I know where the Home Depot Center is...

NarcissistZero
04-06-09, 01:29 AM
I was never really tempted to buy a DS... most of the games are more casual, which I don't enjoy. The main thing I would play on it is old-school 2D games, but I can play those via roms on PC, so...

saturnotaku
04-06-09, 05:16 AM
I was tempted to pick one of these up by trading in my DS Lite at Gamestop for $70, but since the DSi won't play Gameboy Advance games, forget it.

zoomy942
04-07-09, 11:50 AM
I was tempted to pick one of these up by trading in my DS Lite at Gamestop for $70, but since the DSi won't play Gameboy Advance games, forget it.

agreed. i still play Super Mario World GBA on my DS alot.

saturnotaku
04-07-09, 01:24 PM
agreed. i still play Super Mario World GBA on my DS alot.

I got my hands on a classic NES Super Mario Bros, as well Super Mario Advance 4 and would love to be playing those right now while I'm in Manhattan. But probably 7 out of 10 times that I turn it on with a GBA cart in there, it won't recognize it. It's currently on its way back to Nintendo for repair/replacement.

zoomy942
04-07-09, 01:47 PM
I got my hands on a classic NES Super Mario Bros, as well Super Mario Advance 4 and would love to be playing those right now while I'm in Manhattan. But probably 7 out of 10 times that I turn it on with a GBA cart in there, it won't recognize it. It's currently on its way back to Nintendo for repair/replacement.

wait - they have classic NES Mario on a GBA cart?

XDanger
04-07-09, 02:07 PM
Wow thats dumb to drop the GBA comaptibility,

Maybe they'll release them in 1 big compilation...


My girlfriends mother has a DSi, I wanted to play with the browser but got told...

Whats it like?

I didnt know there was a PSP-3000

saturnotaku
04-07-09, 02:45 PM
wait - they have classic NES Mario on a GBA cart?

Yeah, they have a lot of original NES games that were "ported" to the GBA. Xevious, Zelda, Zelda II, Castlevania, and of course, Mario Bors to name a few. Mario isn't rare per se, but it's among the harder GBA carts to locate. I happened to stop in the Gamestop at a local mall, and they had a copy. There are quite a few on eBay (http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=mario+brothers+classic+gameboy+advance&_sacat=See-All-Categories) if you're so inclined.

Zapablast05
04-07-09, 08:24 PM
The DSi browser is powered by Opera and it's similar to the iPhone web browser. Pretty cool, but it's Wi-Fi use only. If they were going to take out the GBA backwards compatibility slot, they should have at least put some type of mobile NIC or something. With the money that Nintendo has, they can launch a satellite and broadcast internet on Wii's and DSi's lol.

CaptNKILL
04-07-09, 08:40 PM
The DSi has some nice features but IMO they aren't enough to justify the loss of the GBA port and the extra $40 tacked on to the price.

I really wish they'd just embrace the homebrew software community. My DS would barely be used if I hadn't bought an R4DS for it. I play a game on my breaks at work and then I use a nifty little program called DSOrganize to keep track of my work schedule. Animanatee, Pocket Physics and Warcraft: Tower Defense are perfect for the DS as well.

If they gave the thing a little more memory, a slightly larger screen (higher resolution would make DOSBox ports and emulators much more reasonable) and supported user-made programs on an SD card I'd probably buy one these right now.

|MaguS|
04-07-09, 09:36 PM
Worse offense is larger screen with same resolution so things look so much worse on it. My friend imported one and it really brings out the flaws on the screen. oh and it doesn't support imports anymore... so if you import you have to play imported titles...

zoomy942
04-07-09, 09:58 PM
The DSi has some nice features but IMO they aren't enough to justify the loss of the GBA port and the extra $40 tacked on to the price.

I really wish they'd just embrace the homebrew software community. My DS would barely be used if I hadn't bought an R4DS for it. I play a game on my breaks at work and then I use a nifty little program called DSOrganize to keep track of my work schedule. Animanatee, Pocket Physics and Warcraft: Tower Defense are perfect for the DS as well.

If they gave the thing a little more memory, a slightly larger screen (higher resolution would make DOSBox ports and emulators much more reasonable) and supported user-made programs on an SD card I'd probably buy one these right now.

what is this r4ds you speak of?

|MaguS|
04-07-09, 10:12 PM
what is this r4ds you speak of?

RAM Cart that allows you to play Roms on your DS... um illegal...

CaptNKILL
04-07-09, 10:16 PM
what is this r4ds you speak of?

Its outdated now but its a device that goes in the DS game slot and holds a micro-SD card. You can fill it with any games or apps that you can find online.

The reason you don't hear about them much is that they are mostly used for pirating games since you can play DS ROMs directly off of SD cards.

I think its an awesome platform for homebrew though. Because of the touch screen and the abundance of screen space (two screens) the DS is very good at being a mini-PC. The main problems are related to support though.

If there was a little more memory, better screen resolution and support for homebrew software I think we'd see some really awesome freeware for the DS, but as it is right now its just a little bit too limited. SNES, Genesis and DOS games require more pixels than the DS has available on a single screen so right there the possibility of carrying all of your favorite old games in your pocket is hampered. Most emulators end up cutting off portions of the screen or scaling them down a lot.

I really want to get my hands on one of these eventually. ;)

http://www.openpandora.org/

crainger
04-08-09, 01:35 AM
I was gonna get a DS, but there is a Symbian port of SCUMMVM that plays all my adventures just nicely. So that's my gaming there. I just load up an 8Gb card with full CD talkie version and away I go. ::D: