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Solar-powered Nintendo DS lets you throw away your charger

Solar-powered Nintendo DS lets you throw away your charger

Take one Nintendo DS, a handful of solar panels, some spare time and this Instructable, and you could end up with this: a solar-powered DS that you never have to plug into the mains again.  By strapping four 60 x 60mm panels - each capable of a maximum 3 volts at 40 ma power output - to the top and bottom outside casings of the DS, you can actually create a trickle-charger potent enough to avoid ever needing mains power.

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Nintendo Wii sales set new industry records

Nintendo Wii sales set new industry records

Nintendo has set amazing sales records in the year 2008 due to the growing popularity of the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS gaming devices. Never before has a gaming console sold more than 10 million units in a single year, but Nintendo has almost accomplished this twice in 2008.

According to independent sales data released yesterday by the NPD Group, the Wii had a total sales number of 10.17 million units for 2008 with the Nintendo DS coming in as close second with just 9.95 million. In the last generation of gaming devices, Nintendo fell short against Sony and Microsoft with its GameCube, but this generation Nintendo has redeemed themselves with amazing sales.

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Nintendo announces full Q1 2009 DS and Wii lineup

Nintendo announces full Q1 2009 DS and Wii lineup

Nintendo UK has just released a list of the upcoming DS and Wii titles for the first quarter of 2009. This list has plenty of interesting games on the way, including a game designed to help keep players fit called “Walk with me! Do you know your walking routine?” just in time for our quilt filled new years resolution to get healthy. Walk with me! Even brings the competitive nature of video games to keep players motivated to stay healthy.

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Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days for DS coming to US

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days for DS coming to US

Apparently the makers of Kingdom Hearts really like to name their games strangely. The Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories game just came out today but it seems another Kingdom Hearts game will be coming to the US as well. And it has a strange name, too.

The game is called Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and will be available for the Nintendo DS. In this new game, you will be able to portray the role of Roxas, a member of Organization XIII. Sure, this sounds completely unrelated to Mickey Mouse, but it does have a tie in.

According to the press release, Roxas as the "other" hero from Kingdom Hearts II and this new game focuses on what happened while Sora was asleep. Roxas travels across the Disney Worlds and you will then uncover the ties between him, Sora and the 14th member and why he left the organization. Sounds interesting. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days will also have a multiplayer mode....

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