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Acekard 2i flash-cart for Nintendo DSi

Acekard 2i flash-cart for Nintendo DSi

Acekard have unveiled their latest flash-cart, which is compatible with the new Nintendo DSi.  Unlocking the handheld for homebrew tinkering, such as running PMP software, ebook reader and unofficial games, as well as supporting cheats and game saves, the Acekard 2i is functionally the same as its DS predecessor but simply adds DSi compatibility.

Demo video of the Acekard 2i in action after the cut

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 45 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 45 2008

It's been all about the smartphones this week, with the long-awaited HTC Touch HD finally reaching our hands for one of the first full English-language reviews online.  If our initial video demos last week whetted your appetite, head over to part one and part two of our full review to really gorge yourself.  Meanwhile, to cheer up those in the US who are still smarting over HTC's decision not to offer the Touch HD there, we reviewed AT&T's newly released BlackBerry Bold.

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Nintendo DSi hardware differences causing developer headaches?

Nintendo DSi hardware differences causing developer headaches?

Portable gaming confusion abounds, as an unnamed Nintendo developer claims that an upcoming game from their stable has been refused release due to "being incompatible with the DSi hardware".  The DSi, Nintendo's latest evolution of their handheld system, is supposed to be backward-compatible with all DS games (excluding those which require the GBA slot, as it no longer has one); however the developer is claiming that their new title, fine on the DS, causes system freezes on the DSi.

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Nintendo DSi titles region-locked: Imports pretty pointless

Nintendo DSi titles region-locked: Imports pretty pointless

Nintendo's DSi has been a surprisingly controversial gaming launch, but something a whole lot of people agree is disappointing is that the handheld won't reach the US until "well into" 2009.  Of course, that's nothing particularly new when it comes to slick Japanese games hardware (or software for that matter), but Nintendo have laid a trap for anyone turning the usual salvation, the importer: DSi titles will be region-locked.

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Nintendo Pedometer for ‘Your Life Rhythm’ DSi walking game

Nintendo Pedometer for ‘Your Life Rhythm’ DSi walking game

Nintendo's DSi and DSi Shop aren't the only new things coming for avid gamers; they're also looking to bring some Wii-style "get off your fat cheeks and do some exercise" action courtesy of the new DSi Pedometer.  Confirming the information gleaned from a trade document earlier this week, the Nintendo Pedometer will connect wirelessly with the DSi and be used initially with a new game title, "Your Life Rhythm".

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