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Postby Adam Balm on Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:51 pm

Jkerr sounds like someone who really likes video games. Let's sign jrkerrdog@hotmail.com up for all the video game product mailing lists we can to thank him for alerting us to his offer.
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:58 am

hahaha... spambot ahoy!!!!
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Postby Wolfpack on Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:10 am

Maybe he could use a few offers for Cialis and herbal male enhancements. Every spam recipient has to have those. How else will they know they don't need a sledgehammer to break through walls?
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Postby LaDracul on Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:24 am

I got my DS because of the new Pokémon game coming out.

Now, before you rag on me, here is why I love the series-
1. I am a chibi addict. And a cute addict.
2. The idea that you can start off with a penguin in the new game ROCKS.
3. The anime has inspired moments. Especially Jigglypuff the naughty balloon.

And I'm gonna be there on Sunday morning in my Pika jumper to get the game. Woohoo.
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:54 am

It's ok LaDracul.... embrace your ghayness.... it's all good. We wont judge you, we'll just let your Vileplume level enough so that you can virtually hand our asses back to all those who taunt you. 'Gotta catch 'em all' remember... the ultimate money pulling slogan.


Yes, I use to like pokemon as well....


No.... I never gave out virtual whoopage....


Yes.... I will one day. :twisted:
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Postby LaDracul on Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:25 pm

Um, you do know I'm female, right?

Besides, it's still better than the ridiculous "Rub Rabbits" game...
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:51 am

I know your a girl, but just because your a girl doesn't mean you can't be totally ghay :roll:

Pokemon is still one of Nintendo's biggest selling game, so it wouldn't surprise me at all that a few people on here would have secret loves for Raichu or are still searching for Mew.

Who else is out there? Huh HUH??? TITG I'm looking at you!
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Postby doglips on Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:01 am

My Articuno is a goddam fucking war veteran.

Gengar, Porygon, Ditto and Golduck were my other faves.
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:08 am

oooohhh...... so THERE you are.... :twisted:


I had a toy Gengar once (tape helped distroy it)... but I always favoured my Venusaur in teh game, I havnen't played since the first game came out on the normal gameboy, is there much of a change in the game?

EDIT: Articun - that's the bird you find in the sea cave right?
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Postby doglips on Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:15 am

Yeah, Articuno is one of the legendary birds ( ice flavoured ), at level 100, Mewtwo is mincemeat.

I only played red and blue on the original gameboy too.
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:38 am

ahhh yes.... It's all coming back to me. Pokemon is such a great idea, especially in regards to the three M's. Marketing, manipulation, and merchandise. One of the reasons why I became so interested. DBZ is another, but I like it for the amazing talent the creators had in padding.

One DS game I am looking forward too is the new Naruto game. Looks crazy good. Anyone seen it?
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Postby opheliaimmortal on Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:52 am

I finished Hotel Dusk yesterday. Anyone played it yet? Really recommend it!
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:53 am

I've heard great things about it but it's like that Ace Agents game, I just don't know about it. Maybe I should give it a go though, as Trauma centre is a fantastic game, and I played it with the same reservations.

EDIT: Oh and welcome to teh Zone opheliaimmortal.... :D
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Postby opheliaimmortal on Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:57 am

I just couldn't get past the surgery on my friends sister in Trauma so i gave it to my grandad to play.

Well i'm waiting to borrow Ace Attourney so i dont know what thats like but Dusk is very different than Trauma. You have all the control - over conversations and your personality. It also looks amazing. Lots of puzzles. Really gets ya thinking.
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:10 am

Just started playing Lost in the Blue 2 a couple of nights ago, it seems to be a fairly strange game. The idea is that you have to survive on this island after your cruse ship is destroyed. You and this girl wash up on the beach and you go about finding some where to live and getting the basics together. Fire, water, food... I've only played a little bit so I'm just in the setup stages of my 'Lost' lifestyle... and eating strange red mushrooms that make me feel dizzy but it seems good fun. The usage of the stylus seems really good and responsive when I'm cutting up coconuts.

Think nintendogs but with people and you can’t throw a ball.
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Postby colonel_lugz on Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:16 am

Do you get to shag the chick?
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:20 am

Na.... but there are these other people on the island that kidnapped the other survivors.... ok maybe that's not true but I've only just gotten to know the girl, I've gotta wait until the third date at least... she's not a tramp Lugz. :roll:








But when it happens that’ll be some mad stylus action! :)
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Postby Logan5 on Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:59 am

MonkeyM666 wrote:Just started playing Lost in the Blue 2 a couple of nights ago, it seems to be a fairly strange game. The idea is that you have to survive on this island after your cruse ship is destroyed. You and this girl wash up on the beach and you go about finding some where to live and getting the basics together. Fire, water, food... I've only played a little bit so I'm just in the setup stages of my 'Lost' lifestyle... and eating strange red mushrooms that make me feel dizzy but it seems good fun. The usage of the stylus seems really good and responsive when I'm cutting up coconuts.

Think nintendogs but with people and you can’t throw a ball.


I own the first Lost in Blue that was released on the DS. Haven't finished it yet though. Have you played that one, and if so what's the difference between the two?

Are you enjoying it? 'Cause I liked the previous one but if there hasn't been any improvements and whatnots I might skip it.
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:03 am

I haven't played the first one I'm afraid, but I believe that it's basically the same kinda thing but with the graphics refined, slightly different mini games and you have a boy and a girl you can separately control (I’m not sure if that’s different or not).

It seems good, I only went for the second due to my belief that they were similar games but then second was more refined.

It does seem to be good fun, I'm trying to get into the whole idea of it and my guys are always bloody hungry but it does seem fun. I can't wait to make a weapon or somethinf so I can go and get some meat!!!!
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Postby Logan5 on Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:53 am

MonkeyM666 wrote:I haven't played the first one I'm afraid, but I believe that it's basically the same kinda thing but with the graphics refined, slightly different mini games and you have a boy and a girl you can separately control (I’m not sure if that’s different or not).

It seems good, I only went for the second due to my belief that they were similar games but then second was more refined.

It does seem to be good fun, I'm trying to get into the whole idea of it and my guys are always bloody hungry but it does seem fun. I can't wait to make a weapon or something so I can go and get some meat!!!!



Thanks for the info.
In the first one you could only control the guy, but after you finished the game you could play a version of it where you control the girl.
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Never figured why that would be any fun, she's always in that damn cave using up all the firewood and drinking my goddamn water. At least she did cook some shit once in a while.

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Postby MonkeyM666 on Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:31 am

Yeah, it's a bastard. She eats all of my mushrooms and doesn't get shit. She just sits and waits to be tended on... stupid pixel bitch. :)
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Postby Coldfire24 on Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:56 pm

I picked up a DS and final fantasy III to play after knee surgery but of course I started playing before then! The game is awesome it feels like you are playing a Playstation game final fantasy (with less plot) still its a massive amount of fun.
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Fri May 04, 2007 9:20 am

from here

[quote]Playing with the Nintendo DS Headset
April 17, 2007
by: Phillip Levin

We play with Nintendo’s brand new DS headset. Is it worth the money?

It’s not unusual for Nintendo hardware to feature mysterious ports that the company doesn’t utilize until years after launch. This is the case for the Nintendo DS Headset, which is the first-party official solution for Nintendo DS gamers looking for a headset for their handheld delight. The headset uses the up-until-now-ignored-by-Nintendo audio/microphone jack on the DS.

Nintendo recently sent us our very own Nintendo DS Headset so that we could write about the product, and since then, we’ve played around with it quite a bit. We have even used it online while playing the upcoming Pokemon Diamond and Pearl.

The headset is not wireless. Instead, it plugs into the recognizable microphone jack on the front side of the DS itself. Dressed in white, it looks nice enough and matches the DS Lite. But while looks are nice, you’re no doubt wondering “How does it function?â€
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Postby Moriarty on Fri May 25, 2007 6:03 am

So last Saturday, my wife and I went to the big Disneyland premiere of PIRATES 3.

At the end of the event, as we're leaving, everyone goes by these tables where they're giving away gift bags.

Inside the gift bag, each person was given a copy of the Wii version of the PIRATES 3 game and the DS version of the PIRATES 3 game.

Oh... and we were each given a brand-new DS as well, customised so it's got the skull-and-crossbones on top and Jack Sparrow on the back. So now we've each got a DS (although I think Toshi has pretty much claimed hers), and I'm itching to get some new games before we go to Hawaii next week.

What do you guys consider the essentials for the system? And keep in mind... I have never in my life owned a handheld game device before. I've always been a console man up till now.
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Postby doglips on Fri May 25, 2007 6:10 am

Mario Kart DS
New Super Mario Bros.
Trauma Center: Under the Knife
Big Brain Academy
Animal Crossing: Wild World

Maybe Children of Mana if you want an RPG....

You need ThisIsTheGirl to give you some more info, he's the DS daddy.....
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Fri May 25, 2007 6:47 am

thedoglippedone wrote:Mario Kart DS
New Super Mario Bros.
Trauma Center: Under the Knife
Big Brain Academy
Animal Crossing: Wild World

Maybe Children of Mana if you want an RPG....

You need ThisIsTheGirl to give you some more info, he's the DS daddy.....


Yeah, TITG knows of heaps of good games. I hear the new Naruto game out this month (?) will be really good. There's always the best seller Pokemon Diamond and Pearl; Cake Mania is good the a younger audience; Metroid Prime: Hunters is fantastic fun once you get use to the controls; Advance Wars: Dual Strike is very popular strategy war game I can't get into it but there are heaps of people who love it; Sonic Rush is pretty fun so bloody fast and the bosses are odd but it's good and uses the duel screen really well; Electroplankton is fantastic, but very strange it's a game about making music; Yoshi's Island DS is the old classic with new vigour; Elite Beat Agents is a cool game as well and worth a look. Don't forget Big Brain Academy teh flagship of the DS; Yoshi's Touch & Go is good fun but the instructions are very poor, you have to figure out everything on your own; Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is a courthouse/murder mystery game. Look at the clues and convict the villain! I really like Mario Hoops 3-on-3, it looks good, it's easy to pick up and it has all of your fav characters; Tony Hawk's American Sk8land gets reviewed very well but I'm yet to play it; Dragon Ball Z Super Warriors 2 (I'm unsure of the title :?) is heaps of fun, and I always pick it up and have a play. It's portable fighting fun with nice graphics and cool SFX.


ummm.... that's all I can think of that I've played and stood out. There are loads of games, but a fair few are revamped old titles... which isn't 100% bad.


Oh, I forgot to add Mori...

YOU BASTARD!!! :D I hope that I was of some help...
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Nintendo DS Thread

Postby bastard_robo on Fri May 25, 2007 7:33 am

Walking past the line for pirates tonight, it was just a straight line of DS's... Dozens and Dozens of them everywere!
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Postby Brit Pop on Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:35 pm

http://uk.ds.ign.com/objects/906/906850.html

For all you DS players... i have no idea whether this game is UK only or worldwide release... but my boy is doing the music for this game - and he threw me a bone and let me do all the VO characterisatons for all the American GI voices - which I hope will get used in the game.... game should be out in a few months!
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Postby Adam Balm on Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:36 pm

BRIT POP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Brit Pop on Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:40 pm

I KNOW!! (Rachel from Friends style)
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Postby Adam Balm on Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:02 pm

Where the hell have you been, man????
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Postby Pacino86845 on Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:54 am

I just received a Nintendo DS as birthday present from some of my friends at work. Yes, I have awesome friends but I was shocked to receive a gift at all! Now I am officially going to read this thread!
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:06 am

Awesome present man - what cool co-workers you have!

There are loads of awesome games for the DS now, it really does have a great selection. I'd recommend one of the Brain-Training types of game - they aren't really games I suppose, but they are very handy if you're taking a plane trip or something. I also enjoyed Contact a helluva lot. MarioKart is pretty essential too - but only if you have regular wi-fi access.

Hang on a minute! Present? Is it your birthday?

If so, HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUDDY!


If not.........


HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUDDY

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That's Monica. :oops:
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Postby Pacino86845 on Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:08 am

HAHAHA, my birthday's tomorrow! Thanks TITGirl!
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Postby kid on an escalator on Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:17 am

Advance Wars Dual Strike is one of the best games for DS imo. The two Castlevanias are pretty good, especially Dawn of Sorrow. New Super Mario Bros if you want a good platformer.

When it comes to RPGs I am a bit disappointed so far. There is Final Fantasy III and it's decent. There are some great RPGs coming though. FFIV remake with 3D graphics and Dragon Quest IX will be awesome for sure.
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Postby Pacino86845 on Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:21 am

Thanks for the suggestions folks, keep 'em coming!! I'll look up the games you're recommending and try to whittle the options down to about two games... to begin with, of course! :D
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:28 am

Nice one Pacino. They're fantastic little machines you'll have heaps of fun with it. I posted some suggestions above for Mori, have a look and see what you like. I'll also add that Spiderman 3 game I hear is pretty good. I'm yet to have a play but it reviews well.
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Postby Pacino86845 on Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:37 pm

ThisIsTheGirl wrote: I'd recommend one of the Brain-Training types of game


Just a question: are you referring to Big Brain Academy?

I've been looking up some reviews on IGN (reliable?) and reading up on some of the suggestions here... I'm having a major overload. I want to start with a couple of games: right now I'm leaning to Advance Wars and Trauma Center, but then again maybe I should get New Super Mario Bros. or Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, or Metroid Prime Hunters, or Contact, or AAAAAAARRRRRGGGHHHH!!!

I think it'll come down to what I can find in my area, for the first couple of games. Once I know more (and have a bit more money), I might start ordering stuff online... OMG I can't wait, but I can't make a decision!!! I WANT IT ALL!!!!

EDIT: Half an hour later, I'm still totally overwhelmed... how does the wi-fi work? The DS would just hook up to my router, or do i need some sort of special account?
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Postby kid on an escalator on Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:20 pm

Pacino86845 wrote:
ThisIsTheGirl wrote: I'd recommend one of the Brain-Training types of game


Just a question: are you referring to Big Brain Academy?

I've been looking up some reviews on IGN (reliable?) and reading up on some of the suggestions here... I'm having a major overload. I want to start with a couple of games: right now I'm leaning to Advance Wars and Trauma Center, but then again maybe I should get New Super Mario Bros. or Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, or Metroid Prime Hunters, or Contact, or AAAAAAARRRRRGGGHHHH!!!

I think it'll come down to what I can find in my area, for the first couple of games. Once I know more (and have a bit more money), I might start ordering stuff online... OMG I can't wait, but I can't make a decision!!! I WANT IT ALL!!!!

EDIT: Half an hour later, I'm still totally overwhelmed... how does the wi-fi work? The DS would just hook up to my router, or do i need some sort of special account?


First about the online. You need a wireless router and on your DS in an online capable game you search for the router. It's pretty self explanatory and no special account is needed. You can read about it in the manual for a game that has online capabilities. There is a blue Wi-Fi logo on the covers for the games that has some kind of online play.

IMO you should get Advance Wars and either NSMB or Castlevania: DoS. If you want one of the brain training games you should wait for the second game that will hit soon. Not sure about the US date but it's out in Europe very soon.
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Postby Bob Samonkey on Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:21 pm

Pacino86845 wrote:----------->The DS would just hook up to my (wireless) router<----------
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Postby Pacino86845 on Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:38 pm

I'm in Europe, kid with awesome name, and thanks for the tips! I hope I could find Castlevania or Advance Wars... the hunt is on tomorrow!

Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:
Pacino86845 wrote:----------->The DS would just hook up to my (wireless) router<----------


LOL, thanks Bob! I'm not THAT stupid!
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:38 pm

Pacino wrote:Just a question: are you referring to Big Brain Academy?

I've been looking up some reviews on IGN (reliable?) and reading up on some of the suggestions here... I'm having a major overload. I want to start with a couple of games: right now I'm leaning to Advance Wars and Trauma Center, but then again maybe I should get New Super Mario Bros. or Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, or Metroid Prime Hunters, or Contact, or AAAAAAARRRRRGGGHHHH!!!

I think it'll come down to what I can find in my area, for the first couple of games. Once I know more (and have a bit more money), I might start ordering stuff online... OMG I can't wait, but I can't make a decision!!! I WANT IT ALL!!!!



You can't go wrong with Advance Wars and Trauma Center - two great games, the latter gets extremely difficult in the later stages, but I had a whale of a time playing it. One of the only videogames to actually cause me to sweat while I was playing it. You can get quite immersed in it actually. You'll find yourself eating your dinner in front of the TV thinking "damn! I just lost a patient! I can't watch TV right now!!" :lol:

Castlevania and New Super Mario Bros are also great games, and you'll want to get them at some point. Metroid was a weird one for me. I thought "online handheld first-person shoot-em-up deathmatches??? FUCK YEAH!" but it didn't really turn out that way for me. I dunno if it's just that I'm a bit of a klutz, but I found the control system a little too funky for my tastes. I tried a few different options, but I kept getting my ass royally whooped online which kinda took away the charm of the game for me. I'd put your cash into one of those other games (although if a few Zoners have Metroid, I'd be up for a little online battle every now and then - same with MarioKart, Pokémon or ISS, for that matter!)

The Brain Training game I have is just the original Dr Kawashima's Brain Training - there are now two variants on that (Logic and Memory, I think) - and like you say, there is also Big Brain Academy, which I think is supposed to be more "gamey", and basically geared towards having fun.

The Dr Kawashima series tend to be sold cheaper than your average DS game, so you could maybe pick one of those up in a few weeks...
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Postby Pacino86845 on Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:53 pm

Thanks again TITGirl, tomorrow morning I'm going hunting for games... I'm pretty sure I can find New Super Mario Bros and Contact in stores, since they're fairly recent, but I'm hoping to come across a couple of the other choices so that I can have a proper decision-making crisis, just the way I like it!
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Postby Logan5 on Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:46 am

My tip?

Check out Lost in Blue 2: survivalist game set on a seemingly uninhabited island. You need to gather food and water to survive but also other stuff to build a temporary home while trying to find a way back home.
Hotel Dusk: a kind of straight forward point and click detective story.
and the Phoenix Wright games: awesomely cool lawyer games. Just finished the first one called Ace Attorney. Excellent.

If you're into shoot em ups I'll gladly recommend Nanostray, if you can find it.
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:29 am

Sim City on the DS is actually pretty cool. Got my hands on a copy yesterday. The stylus is the only way to plan a city! It's little weird to get into to start with as the method to use to get to building everything is a little hidden, and there's lag dueto the massive amounts of info at times (and loading times are slow too) but by what I've played so far... it's just like the original but better!
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Postby Pacino86845 on Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:31 pm

Thanks for the suggestions... I finally picked up three games yesterday afternoon: New Super Mario Bros., Contact, was very glad to find Advance Wars: Dual Strike, but was sad NOT to find Trauma Center. Once I'm into those three games a bit, I'll be doing some hunting online for Trauma Center. I only played the system very little so far, but it's bloody brilliant!
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Postby Pacino86845 on Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:10 am

Well I quickly and happily added Trauma Center to my growing collection, and just picked up Elite Beat Agents today! Now I hope I can finally hold off on buying more games as I'm officially broke... nevertheless, I've already got my sights set for what might possibly become the best DS game of all time: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.

Here's the IGN page on the game

Here's a little IGN article about the game that has a couple of embedded videos that'll make DS players drool

Now, on three, we drool in unison! One, two,-
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Postby LaDracul on Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:21 am

Anyone try out the DS internet browser? I've been considering getting that one...or maybe the RPG/Puzzle hybrid "Puzzle Quest".

BTW, I heard about another medical game coming to the DS, but it's going to be a little like "Grey's Anatomy" where the characters have to deal with personal issues.
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Postby Pacino86845 on Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:24 am

LaDracul wrote:Anyone try out the DS internet browser?


I've been wondering about that one myself, and IGN gave it a horrible review. Already on the box it says that it doesn't support Flash videos and various file formats, such as pdf. To top it off the price tag is kinda hefty, and the IGN review I read said it was slow as hell. :(
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Postby LaDracul on Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:29 am

Pacino86845 wrote:
LaDracul wrote:Anyone try out the DS internet browser?


I've been wondering about that one myself, and IGN gave it a horrible review. Already on the box it says that it doesn't support Flash videos and various file formats, such as pdf. To top it off the price tag is kinda hefty, and the IGN review I read said it was slow as hell. :(


Hmm, maybe that's why my store isn't getting any more...

"Puzzle Quest" it is.
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