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Nintendo giving away gold Game Boy Advance SPs

In a tradition that's about as old as the Zelda series itself, Nintendo is giving away seven 24 karat gold-plated Game Boy Advance SPs to celebrate the release of The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (a game that hasn't generated much hype in the storm of Nintendo's new handheld gaming unit)....

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Nintendo adds third DS factory due to demand

Nintendo hoped they would be able to sell 1 million units of their new Nintendo DS portable game console in the US around the holidays.  Instead, 2 million pre-orders have flooded in, and in response, they have added a third DS factory in China.  While this won't fill the initial 2 mill...

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Yes, we were there.

It was cold, and it was worth it.  We headed over to the Gamestop at 33rd St. and Broadway last night around 11:00pm and waited until midnight to pick up our copy of Halo 2.  A couple hundred people were in line and things went pretty smoothly until a couple homeless people decided ...

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Nintendo DS out of the box, one thumb down. On the screen.

The kids over at IGN got their hands on an early-release Nintendo DS handheld gaming machine, and they seem both excited and perplexed.  You see, the DS comes with a thumbstrap to allow players to use the touchscreen without greasing it up.  Interesting, though, that the game that c...

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Dragon Quest Slime PS2 controller from Hori

For the hardcore SquareEnix RPG fans out there, Hori has released the Dragon Quest Slime PS2 controller.  Sitting on your floor or shelf, this controller looks just like a Slime from the Dragon Quest video game.  Flip it, and you have a fully-functional Dual-Shock controller.  For t...

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Videos surface showing Nintendo DS in action

Videos surfaced recently showing Nintendo's DS portable gaming unit in action.  The videos highlight the system's stylus input interface, showing everything from virtual operations to puppies interacting with the pointer.  While some games are gimmicky (rub the girl, rub the girl!), oth...

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Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) launch date and price

Sony's PlayStation Portable, or PSP, will be released in Japan on December 12, 2004 - just 10 days after the Nintendo DS launches there.  Sony has set the price at 19,800 Yen, just under $200 US.  Sony is also promising 21 games out before end of year.  Confirmed launch titles will...

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Lego robot plays Super Mario Bros...and wins

In an ongoing effort to rid the world of productive robots, three college students have crafted a Legobot that can beat the first level of Super Mario Bros.  Using Legos and a basic circuit board, Matt Sesno, Ben Rowe, and Tim Dooley built a robot made of Legos that is capable of playing Super ...

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Namco's new 3-in-1 retro cabinet featuring Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., and Mario Bros.

Namco are making 30-somethings rejoince as they offer a new arcade cabinet featuring three of the biggest Nintendo classics ever: Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., and Mario Bros.  The new cabinets will host a big 25-inch screen so you can bask in the detailed 80s graphics like never before. ...

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New images and a video of the PlayStation Portable's UMD in action

We were just clued in to some new shots and a video of the PlayStation Portable using the Universal Media Disc (UMD). The mechanism appears to be similar that used in many Sony MD units, in that is is both slot-loading and flips open to eject the disk.  The best part of video clip is wh...

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