Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing – a potentially lethal fake imported Nintendo DS


Don’t ruin Christmas by purchasing a cheap fake Nintendo DS off the internet and have it explode and burn down your Christmas tree and, subsequently, the entire house and a bit of the neighbour’s house.

That’s the slightly over-dramatic warning being issued by HMRC today, which says it’s intercepted “hundreds” of fake Nintendo products on their way into the UK, including the old DS and the lovely DS Lite – products that include…

Squint at a classic book on your Nintendo DS


When you’re not crossing animals or looking after your Nintendog, you might like to brush up on a spot of classic literature with the 100 Classic Books software.

The application does exactly what it says on the box – lets you read a load of classic books on the pocket console.

While the DS’s screen is no match for the likes of the Sony Reader, BeBook, or Amazon Kindle, it might be worth getting if you want to enjoy a sneaky Dickens, Shakespeare or Melville on the Tube…

WIN WIN WIN! – Nintendo DS and a copy of Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Jedi Alliance


Gosh, this is very exciting. If you’re one of the few people in Britain who don’t have a DS yet, or your kid is, and they’re bugging you about it, then you might fancy entering this competition. We’ve got a Nintendo DS and a copy of Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Jedi Alliance to give away.

The game has a storyline exclusive to the DS, lets you use your stylus as a lightsaber, and you can put together ridiculous pairings of characters, like Mace Windu and R2-D2. Sounds fun, right? So how do you enter? Easy. Simply visit this page, fill in your details, and then hope. May the Force be with you.

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Guitar Hero: On Tour sells 300k in first week after US launch, enters Activision top five


Activision’s latest in the Guitar Hero series — Guitar Hero: On Tour — has sold 300,000 copies in its first week of release in the US, putting it in the company’s top five best-selling launch titles.

Mike Griffith, president and CEO, Activision Publishing, was suitably gushy about the whole thing, saying “Guitar Hero is one of the most successful entertainment properties and continues to push the boundaries of innovation with Guitar Hero: On Tour.”…

'The game with no name' – The Ring-type horror game coming through a DS near you!


DS horror fans of the world listen up and listen up good. The producers over at Square Enix have designed a game that’s going to chill you to the core.

Loosely based on The Ring, the plot centres round the urban myth of a video game that if you play, you’ll die one week later. See how that works?

According to our friends over at Pocket Gamer and Nintendic, who translated the rumour from Japanese magazine Famitsu, the game will start to freak you out by mimicking the DS menu, carrying out phantom operations and sending you dark messages, you know like “You’ve left the iron on” or “Steve Ballmer is your father”.

The game is called “Geemu no Nanatsu” in Japan which translates as “The Game with No Name”…