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manicdvln
12-09-04, 04:16 PM
Overview of the Nintendo DS:

http://www.nintendo.com/overviewds
http://www.nintendods.com/index.jsp

Technological demo:

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/nintendogs.php

*Nintendogs is a prototype of a game that uses voice recognition (calling your pet name, doing commands, tricks), touch screen to interact with your pets, virtual surround to have better feel of the spaces and environment as well good 3d gfx and models that DS is well capable of doing and multiplayer in sharing your pets with others...


Nintendo DS Hands-On:

http://www.lik-sang.com/news.php?artc=3530
http://ds.ign.com/articles/564/564540p1.html?fromint=1
http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?show...559&hl=nintendo (http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=251559&hl=nintendo)


Some unofficial projects under development:

- Porting Linux OS on to the DS.

http://dslinux.cssourcefiles.com/

- Tunneling LAN games on DS to work online.

http://www.teamxlink.co.uk/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/nitro/

- Hacking DS roms, custom boot loaders and decryption.

http://forum.gbadev.org/viewforum.php?f=18
http://members.fortunecity.com/infinityhq/dsdev/dsdev.html


Rumors:

- Nintendo Officially going online with DS?:

Although unconfirmed, we have recieved information that Nintendo have been hinting at a 'suprise' release with regards to the DS in around March 2005. It is no accident that this is when the PSP launches in US (and the DS launches in Europe).

Most people seem to be looking towards an online service from Nintendo and this is certainly the most likely option. Maybe Nintendo will provide a fully blown, free to use, online multiplayer system for all DS users to use. (even Europeans from launch?) This would certainly tempt people away from the PSP and into buying the, what is already a massive seller, DS.

If the online service surprise is what it turns out to be, then could we also see a March 2005 release for Animal Crossing? Nintendo have always related this game to all our their talks of an online service and as of yet the official release date is set at '2005'. It certainly doesn't rule out March.

I guess all we can do is to sit and wait.... and wait.... and wait some more...

Still, its very exciting. We'll bring you more as soon as we hear it!

http://www.touchds.com/modules.php?op=modl...=article&sid=69 (http://www.touchds.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=69)

*It seems the project has to do something with the Gamecube tunneling group http://www.warppipe.com/ in which the founder and project Manager, Chad Paulson, has hinted that we will soon see the warp pipe logo on back of DS games. There is also alot of hype revolving over a mysterious warp pipe project under the name of "Demasked": http://www.demasked.com/.

- Nintendo DS Rumble Pack feature? Add-on or built-in?

A growing number of DS owners are reporting a screen asking if they want to activate a rumble feature. See details by reading more.

With certain flash carts, when setting the alarm, the Nintendo DS will ask you "Would you like the Rumble Feature to accompany the alarm?".
http://www.dual-scene.com/modules.php?op=m...order=0&thold=0 (http://www.dual-scene.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=16&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0)

*Here is a picture: http://www.dual-scene.com/images/rumble.jpg


DS Fan sites:

http://www.touchds.com/
http://www.dual-scene.com/index.php
http://www.nintendonow.com/
http://www.planetgamecube.com/
http://www.nintelligent.net/


Troubleshooting/FAQ:

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/ds/index.jsp


Nintendo Survey:

http://www.nintendo.com/survey_ds.jsp


Where to buy DS online?:

http://www.lik-sang.com/
http://www.videogamesplus.ca/
http://www.success-hk.com/
http://www.ecost.com/

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