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  1. Don’t Trade in Your Wii or DS Just Yet, Hackers Have Built a Working Nintendo Wi-Fi Server Emulator to Save Online Play!

    Hack the planet! ...I mean Miiverse. Hack the Miiverse!

    In May of this year Nintendo shut down online gameplay for the original Wii and several DS models to get people to buy the Wii U and 3DS. Players weren't happy. If you haven't smashed or traded-in your old system yet there's hope! Hackers have built a working server emulator that can restore online play.

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  2. Nintendo Devs Credit Animal Crossing: New Leaf’s Success To Having A Gender-Balanced Team

    There was a time in 2013 when I was convinced that I was the only person on the internet not playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf. I knew that it was enormously popular (it's sold over 7 million copies thus far, and gave the 3DS a significant sales boost). I knew that I couldn't go on Tumblr without encountering a gazillion gifs of it. But here's a thing I didn't know -- nearly half of the game's development team was female. And the way Nintendo sees it, that played a big part in New Leaf's success.

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  3. Nintendo Pulling the Plug on Wii and DS Online Multiplayer, Here’s What That Means for You

    Your poor Wii is going to be so lonely.

    Nintendo is moving forward into the future, everyone, and that means systematically killing off the Wii and DS to get players to move from the older systems to the newer ones. They stopped producing the Wii in Japan near the end of 2013, and now Wii games will be losing their online multiplayer components.

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  4. Things We Saw Today: Mark Hamill With His Old Friend the Rancor

    Things We Saw Today

    I don't want context. I don't need context. Knowing that this picture exists is enough. (Nerd Approved)

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  5. Ever Wanted to Eat Your Nintendo DS? Would You Like To Want to Eat Your Nintendo DS?

    eye candy

    The Kawaii Offical is an Etsy shop that sells only items that look like fabulous desserts but aren't. And it's reminding me that lunch was like, an entire hour ago. (via Bit Rebels.) Previously in Etsy

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  6. Nintendo’s New 3DS Campaign Aims for Female Gamers With Gabrielle Douglas and Other Stars

    Great Moments in Advertising

    What do All-Around Olympian gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, Glee's Diana Agron, and Modern Family's Sarah Hyland have in common? They're just a a few of the celebrity names to appear in Nintendo's new female-targeted ad campaign for their 3DS and 3DSXL hand-held systems. The campaign, called "Play As You Are" is using talented, visible women to draw in players who might otherwise be turned off to gaming.

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  7. Stay Sharp At Age 100 By Playing Nintendo DS, Like This Woman

    Clever Girl

    Centenarian Kathleen Kit Connell is unlike most retirees who spend their free time free time golfing or crocheting. No, instead, Connell spends two hours a day playing her Nintendo DS to keep her mind sharp. According to the video's description, "The grandmother-of-one, who still lives independently, said she has used the Nintendo DS Lite, so much she even wore out her first console and had to replace the computer." Watch her go. Just don't ask her to play after 10 p.m. (via Buzzfeed)

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  8. Robin Williams And His Daughter, Zelda In A Commercial For Zelda

    Great Moments in Advertising

    Robin Williams is a genius. He had a child in 1989 and named her Zelda knowing 22-years later it would make for amazing marketing opportunities. Ok, actually he named her that because he loved the video game so much but just go with it. You may remember the Williams' previously advertised for Nintendo's Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in a saccharine sweet spot but this new one, for Four Swords, is even better because it features a stupendous transformation. I won't spoil it for you - watch! (via DigitalSpy)

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  9. Great Nintendo DS Games Prove the 3DS Doesn’t Need to Rely on a Gimmick to Succeed

    It’s time to face facts, people. The Nintendo 3DS went ahead and launched without any clear defining title to back it up. I mean, when you think a title like Nintendogs + Cats is going to please your hardcore audience, perhaps it’s time to rethink a few things. Like, what you were even thinking in the first place and perhaps what drugs you were on at the time. We at Geekosystem feel your pain. It seems like it’s going to take some time for the 3DS to really pick up steam—if it ever does. In the meantime, we suggest going back to the old standby that never steered you wrong: The Nintendo DS. Sure, it might not be the prettiest gal in town, but it’ll stick by you no matter what. I’m not sure when that metaphor got away from me. The following list of Nintendo DS games shows that the last-generation handheld still has quite a bit more magic than the shiny new glassless 3D handheld, and though both handhelds are full of gimmicks, the best route for gaming isn't always to utilize said gimmicks--and in the case of the 3DS, the best route isn't to base an entire generation of gaming on a single gimmick.

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  10. In Scribblenauts, Troll Physics = Valid Physics

    YouTube user Cidwel shows us how the Nintendo DS game Scribblenauts, a game where players can summon almost anything they can think up in order to solve puzzles, accepts Troll Physics, a popular meme that teaches incorrect-but-humorous science, as valid physics.

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