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DS Life Volume 1.
-By Philip Wesley-
-Presented by DMG Ice.com-
-May contain harsh language and/or rhetoric-
-Presented March 21st, 2004-
|Well, this month took forever to get started.
Here's the first of five DS articles that should have been up a lot
earlier! This one contains a nifty little PNG that you can print out
for comparing the screen sizes on the Nintendo DS, Nintendo GBA SP,
NGage *cough*, the rumored screen size for the next Nintendo Game Boy
system, and the mammoth PSP. It also contains some interesting
Before I get started: Congratulations to Sony for Kuju Games announced dedicated support of the PSP. I can't wait to see Bill & Ted's Excellent PSP Adventure! I'm really sure all those Train Simulators will do wonders for the American market as well. Hell, they may be a huge hit in Spain; but only if the Socialists don't outlaw Video Games. Naw, Socialists will just raise the taxes. Remember what great economic state the USSR was in before the evil Reagan Regime pushed toward its demise by the proliferation of Democracy? Ah, Spanish speaking breadlines will be the next thing the Terrorists hit. Congratulations on screwing yourselves!
All politics aside, the following PNG -when printed out right- matches all the sceen sizes perfectly. Some printers attempt to make the image larger than it really is. If you have trouble with it at first, trying importing it into a word program before printing. Once you have it matched up right with the GBA SP: The other screens will be perfect too. The PSP screen is slightly smaller than I figured it would be; but that system will still not fit into anyone's pockets correctly. Maybe I just need to have baggier pants? Didn't Jinco's go out of style a few years ago? I guess the PSP size is just Sony's way of making up for some sort of freakishly small endowment. Click on the image below to download it.
Most everyone has already seen the current "rumored" specifications for the Nintendo DS. The Touch Screen, the larger Screen Size, the Wireless IEEE802.11 protocol, the N64 quality graphics, the microphone input, the movie playing capability, the wireless messaging, and the ARM946E-S & ARM7TDMI processors are certainly interesting. I think a true test of a system is what games you can play on that system. There has been more speculation on the technical side of the system and a lot of "in-the-box" comments on how games might be. The rest of this editorial is meant to explore how your favorite games could be improved and made more challenging on the DS. This is pure speculation; but you have to admit that these would ROCK hard and heavy. We are assuming the DS shares a very similar design to the Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP in this editorial and future editorials. The rest of this editorial series will focus on how older games could be improved by the DS. These are made to sound like game previews; but no actual games have been announced for the Nintendo DS (*cough* Nitro... heh. *cough*) as of yet. These are theoretical games. NOT REAL GAMES. Our first game is a great old stand-by. We are assuming that the Nintendo DS will come with a Stylus and have a Microphone accessory sold seperately.
From Russia with love; this old classic gets new life on the NDS as it takes full advantage of the systems unique skills! The game features are as follows!
You get the idea, right? The DS opens up a bunch of neat new play ideas that have been previously unexplored in the portable world. Although there are games that use various aspects of this game already, such as: Mickey's Tetris Challenge (Game Boy Color), and Animal Crossing (Game Cube). The combination of all of those elements creates a very enjoyable game that could make the Nintendo DS truly appealing to puzzle gamers. It would be a fitting tribute to see real Tetris multi-player back in full force. The Original Game Boy Tetris is still considered to be the best version of Tetris. Maybe the Nintendo DS Tetris can beat that? I hope that this editorial has gotten everyone thinking about how incredibly sexy the Nintendo DS really is. For those unimaginative boobs who scoff at the idea of two screened portables, I hope this makes you think a little. If it does not, than maybe you should shove your XBox up your ass and repent for the fact that YOU are killing the video game industry.
-Editorial by Philip Wesley-
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