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'Personal Transport Dinosaur' doesn't do traffic jams

Who could have possibly called this one? While many have spent the last decade or two fretting over the environmental impact of carbon emissions from cars, the real answer to our transport/pollution woes were to be found in a 1990 videogame all along! The fact that the solution also consumes and ...

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Yoshi's Island flooded

These DS systems have been filled with water! And not because they fell out of someone's pocket into the toilet-- they're designed to be full of water. As you savvy readers have already figured out based on the still Yoshi's Island DS art on the top screens, and the two solid buttons (and possibly...

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Some Yoshi antics

If you've been holding off on picking up Yoshi's Island DS because you've never played the original and had no idea what to expect from the game or, in changing the roster up a little bit felt the game would be altered for the worse, then we suggest you watch the embedded video, available after th...

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Yoshi's Island ad, now with more tongue

We've been all abuzz when it comes to Nintendo's ads lately, but this new commercial for Yoshi's Island DS falls a little flat. Sure, it's cute, and it communicates the game well. Of course, we love the tongue, and the addition of the pink DS Lite is nice -- since pink is typically associated with g...

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Metareview - Yoshi's Island DS

The original Yoshi's Island has attained G.O.A.T.* status. True, not everyone agrees that it's the single-greatest 2D platformer ever, but SNES's Yoshi's Island certainly ranks among the best. Now, more than a decade later, Nintendo has finally published a true sequel (we don't count N64's Yoshi's S...

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Metareview: Yoshi's Island DS

One of the most anticipated titles for the DS this holiday season, Yoshi's Island DS brings back the colorful island that is home to the all-eating, egg-producing creatures. With the sudden appearance of a mysterious island floating above the home of the Yoshis, all of the school's children go missi...

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Yoshi's Island site open for clicking

The official minisite for Yoshi's Island DS is up, and it is so very clickable! Make sure you slide your mouse pointer around, as there's music hidden in one of the flowers. Under "see more" by the DS, there's a very simple introduction to the game and the characters that's quite charming. The ba...

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Changes for Yoshi's Island

If you were hoping to lash friends with Yoshi's tongue, looks like today might not be your lucky day. Yoshi's Island DS (formerly Yoshi's Island 2) seems to have lost its WiFi features; at least, the icon is no longer on the boxart. But it does seem that many of the elements that made the first ...

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Yoshi's Island 2 preview

Several gamers are claiming that Yoshi's Island is indeed one of the best 2D platformers... of all time. Then there seems to be a general understanding that things were falling apart with Yoshi's Story and that this little DS game could pull the series out of its so called slump and put it back on t...

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