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    DS2 - Possibly Unveiled at E3 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWR
    Nintendo's next handheld is drastically more powerful, and dev kits are in the wild.

    Developers have their hands on the DS2, and the system could be unveiled at E3 2010, according to an anonymous source.

    The source said that a developer is working on a title for the DS successor, which was billed as being much more powerful, and that the release date is set. When pressed, the developer only hinted at the fact that the system won't be announced at the Game Developer's Conference in March, but might be announced at E3 2010 in June.

    All the recent rumors make this scenario very plausible, and there is a possibility that the DS2 could be hitting Japan before the year is out.

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    very awsome

    Quote Originally Posted by pc world
    will the sequel to nintendo's ds handheld video game system include a tilt sensor to one-up apple's iphone? Signs point to yes, says an inside source at a developer who claims he's laid hands on one of nintendo's super-secret 'ds2' development kits, and that he's extremely impressed.

    According to cvg, an insider at nintendo affiliate the pokemon company (responsible for the eponymous franchise, including the games, films, and tv shows) had a chance to fiddle with prototype ds2 hardware.

    His preliminary verdict? "genuinely the best thing [he's]...ever worked with."

    "i can tell you that it's got a 'tilt' function that's not dissimilar to iphone, but does a lot more," he said, though he cautioned that nintendo told him it was still early days for the product.

    The iphone uses a basic accelerometer that's capable of tilt-sensing but little else. Could nintendo's ds2 add more sophisticated stuff like shock and vibration detection? Pedometer-like capabilities for sport-related activities? Image stability to let you snap crisper pictures? Gesture or tap recognition through light clothing to let you perform simple tasks like switch out music? Process multiple axes (like sony's sixaxis gamepad) for higher-fidelity controls in racing or flying games? Employ dual accelerometers--one in each screen--that let the screens themselves somehow interact in new ways?

    Moreover, doesn't this sort of technology place apple and nintendo on a collision course? Nintendo's fond of reminding us it makes devices to play games expressly, while apple's quick to bracket its technology in terms of "lifestyle solutions," where games are just one of several blips on the company's mobile radar.

    But as motion-sensing and touch-based functionality in these devices overlaps and the desire for device consolidation grows, locking horns seems more like a "when" than an "if." whether nintendo steps up with iphone-like functionality or apple simply rebrands its iphone and ipod touch as 'ds-killers' and markets to a younger demographic, i think we're on the verge of a showdown instigated by natural market convergence.

    As for nintendo's so-called 'ds2' with tilt sensor and nvidia tegra graphics chip, don't look for a gdc 2010 reveal, or even an announcement by e3 this summer. Not if whatever developers are presently fiddling with is just a first-phase prototype.

    Besides, nintendo's in no hurry to retire its economically bulletproof ds. Apple's upcoming iphone refresh probably won't add any groundbreaking new game-related features, and the iphone's worldwide install base remains a fraction of the nintendo ds's 125 million-plus.(pc world)

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    I'd be happy with a new DS that makes the PSP look like a kids toy, it would be nice if they add a little joystick, too. I don't want to pay for all the other bells and whistles.

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    As long as it can do video and has a wifi web browser I'd buy one.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc View Post
    As long as it can do video and has a wifi web browser I'd buy one.
    yes that would be nice... but would that be stepping on the toes of apple with the ipod touch.... One has to wonder????


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    Oh and a higer resolution than the pants one that the DS has right now.

    Step away is what I say, Apple have had it too good for too long already. I can't believe I am actually contemplating buying an iPod Touch despite hating Apple and iTunes and everything starting with i basically.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Hey i was anti Apple to... until my wife bought my a ipod touch.... i have to say.... AMAZING!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by emuhack View Post
    Hey i was anti Apple to... until my wife bought my a ipod touch.... i have to say.... AMAZING!!!!

    My wife and I both were anti-iPod, as well.

    When I was slightly interested in the Touch, she called me a sell-out. Later, I won a Nano 4th Gen at a Christmas party and after seeing it in action, she thought that maybe it wasn't all that bad. Then the other day, she played around with her friend's iPod Touch and actually wants one. Hopefully we'll both get one when our tax return arrives.

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    Both my Daughters have one and I was rather fancying one of those iPads for the Wife if they are at a decent price, otherwise she'll get one of those netbooks instead.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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