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Posted 2006-06-12 by Tony Walsh
I braved rabid crowds of Toronto-based Insert Credit readers to pick up Nintendo's little white DS Lite yesterday, as well as a copy of Nintendogs for the wife. The updated console may be lighter than the original DS, but it's still heavier than I was expecting. It's not totally uncomfortable in the hands, although I'd still prefer the device to be more rounded. And, while the twin DS screens are bright and colourful (and just begging to be scratched), I still feel like I'm playing with two Game Boy Advances stacked on top of each other--but worse, since there's so much space on either side of each screen. The GBA SP was pretty much all screen. Too bad Nintendo couldn't squish the DS down to such efficient proportions.

You may be asking yourself why I'd bother to buy the DS, considering I'm not gushing over how amaaaazing it is. Because it's not going away, that's why. And I need to pay attention to sticky technologies. Once the Opera Browser add-on is available in North America, I'll be looking into creating some DS-specific web content.
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Comment posted by n0wak
June 12, 2006 @ 9:11 pm
I hope you came away unscathed. Those rabid ICers can be dangerous to one's sanity.
Comment posted by Tony Walsh
June 12, 2006 @ 10:00 pm
They were mostly harmless, and also tipped me off to buying screen protectors for the DS. Twelve bucks for a couple pieces of electrostatic plastic. Argh. Next time I'll buy a laptop screen protector and just cut it into DS-sized pieces.
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