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Old 12-12-2004, 09:20 PM   #1
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anyone have a Nintendo DS yet?

if so thoughts? impressions? Its between this and the PSP (which comes to the states in March 2005)
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I don't have one, and I probably won't get one, but just in general interest....
Anyone thinking about porting Linux?
If we're lucky it's a standard arch.
Old 12-12-2004, 09:31 PM   #3
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Well its.....different.....the touchscreen is really unique and of course all my GBA titles play on it. Not many games available as of yet for it but you can be sure it will grow. Metriod is pretty cool as is the Re-release of mario 64. I like it a lot and the batter lasts forever they did a good job on it. They could have though added some more buttons.

As for the PSp well the graphics are much better but does it matter on such a small screen? Also I heard thigns about the battery life beign great to batterlife being pretty short which concerns me. I am not a big fan for the PSP and the games I have seen to be coming out for it have all been lackluster. But I guess we shall see. If it means anything the DS is cheaper and will probably always be cheaper in typical nintendo fashion.
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Got mine in the mail just a few days ago, was one of the lucky ones here in norway. Got it from japan, guess if I was confused the first time I turned it on. Everything was in japanese.
I love it, allways been a nintendo fan.
If you are thinking of buying the psp you should reconsider and read some reviews. Everything I read is bad, like 2h battery if you are lucky. Check it out yourself, playing dvds and mp3s would have been cool but when you can't even watch lotr whitout the battery going criticall I don't think it's worth it.
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There actually is a group trying to port Linux to the DS. I've also heard that a $1000 bounty has been offered somewhere for the first person who can do it (don't know if it's true).

Oh yeah, and the DS is really awesome. Great resolution on GBA games and the Metroid demo it comes with is awesome. It's an FPS that uses the stylus like a mouse would be used for PC. Check it out

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Old 01-13-2005, 09:39 PM   #6
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You guys seem to have read really one-sided news arcticles about the PSP. The fact is that the PSP has a lot more processor power and graphics power. Due to this reason the battery will last a shorter time.But the battery time of the PSP really depends on what your doing with it ,if your maxing out its
potenial the time is 2 hours but if your listening to music and playing less graphics intensive games it will be more like 5 hours. This handheld console battle is very much like the xbox and the PS2,the thing that kept the PS2 a best seller for along time is it games not its capabilities,those are just a added advantage. I think that sony understands this concept very well as it has already started to scoop up exclusive contracts with game companies, for example rockstar and gta for PSP. The one with the better games will win this battle. I just hope sony wins so I have the added benefit of better graphics,the ability to watch movies and listen to mp3s. But when it comes to it I will buy the one with better games.

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a couple of my friends have DS's and i really wasnt impressed enough to buy one. the games are, like most nintendo games, childish and stupid. maybe if they get goldenye multiplayer on there, it would be a good reason for buying it, but i really dont any reason to. or ma ybe if the linux port is any good...

the psp seems cool, but i dont think it will sell because it costs too much and the ds is too popular.
Old 02-19-2005, 09:34 PM   #8
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I've bought the ds, and i really like it. It is the most innovative thing to happen to gaming since the analog stick.

And it depends. If you want to watch movies and listen to music, get the psp. If you want to just play games get the ds.

The psp battery life is actually between 4-6 hours, but when you try to watch a movie on it it drops to 2 hours because the disc is constantly spinning.


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