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    by Published on January 11th, 2008 02:42

    via DS Link,

    DSLink software 2.31 version
    English kernel update 2.31 verison

    Kernel update procedure

    1.Copy_DSLINK_.NDS file to TF card root directory.

    2.Enter the DSLink interface to run this NDS file then appears the Kernel update interface for update.User can also enter the Kernel update program by long pressing START key to start the NDS.

    3.Press SELECT key in the update interface to begin the update. There will be progress notice when updating,when it appears the notice to turn off the power that means update successfully.

    Note:If any error happened when updating, user can follow the instruction or restart to update by long pressing START key again. User can backup _DSLINK.NDS to any GBA backup card that can run NDS file to update DSLink.
    ive been waiting for this update for a long time.
    i was wondering when it was going to come out.
    just found out about it today, but at least it got updated. ...
    by Published on January 11th, 2008 02:42

    via DS Link,

    DSLink software 2.31 version
    English kernel update 2.31 verison

    Kernel update procedure

    1.Copy_DSLINK_.NDS file to TF card root directory.

    2.Enter the DSLink interface to run this NDS file then appears the Kernel update interface for update.User can also enter the Kernel update program by long pressing START key to start the NDS.

    3.Press SELECT key in the update interface to begin the update. There will be progress notice when updating,when it appears the notice to turn off the power that means update successfully.

    Note:If any error happened when updating, user can follow the instruction or restart to update by long pressing START key again. User can backup _DSLINK.NDS to any GBA backup card that can run NDS file to update DSLink.
    ive been waiting for this update for a long time.
    i was wondering when it was going to come out.
    just found out about it today, but at least it got updated. ...
    by Published on October 26th, 2007 03:08

    via IGN,

    UK, October 25, 2007 - Ready those 'It prints money!' GIFs. Nintendo has announced that profits are soaring and its half-yearly net income has more than doubled compared to a year ago. Of course, what that actually means is a lot of people are buying Wii and DS consoles.

    All this good news means Nintendo has increased its earnings forecast for the whole year from 245 billion yen to 275 billion yen, with total sales coming in at an expected 1.55 trillion yen worldwide. What's more, as of September 30 this year, the number of Wii units shipped worldwide is 13.17 million, while the DS has raced to 53.64 million units.

    In the six month period ending September 30, Nintendo's net income jumped from 54.35 billion yen to 132.42 billion yen, while sales more than doubled compared to the same period last year, climbing from 298.8 billion yen to 694.8 billion yen. Wowsers.
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    by Published on July 5th, 2007 05:39

    DSLink software 2.20 version

    1.Add 170 games Cheat files, so far 832 games are available for Cheat. And the former Cheat data has been supplemented and modified.
     
    2.Fix 1158 saver problem, and add the corresponding Cheat data in this update, and now can be used normally.
     
    3.Fix 1137 saver problem.

    4.Fix 0696,0960,0961,1040,1050 problem that it can not be saved when use Cheat.

    5.Add gameinfo.ini setting files, user can select game saver format on his own, so if some game software identifies some errors that make the saver unavailable, user need not to wait for the software updating, but add the corresponding record ands select the saver type by himself.

    6.English game name library is updated to NDS:1162.

    DSLink software game name library kernel game names

    And: Recently, we will update the software to make DSLink support SDHC standard large capacity MicroSD(TF) card, so according to the SDHC standard, it can support 32G byte(256Gb) TF card.

    gameinfo.ini file format:
     ;game ROM name(RomName): User can select DSLink special encrypted format or non-encrypted format, we recommend to use the non-encrypted format and use game ROM name only. Do not contain the last 4 game version codes, so it can correspond to all language version ROM directly.
     ;Saver tyle(SaverType):saver type automatically identified(default)
     ; 1:EEPROM 4K
     ; 2:EEPROM 512K
     ; 3:FLASH(2M-8M)

    For example(1158 is FLASH 4M saver type)
     [1158]
     RomName=ZELDA_DS:PH
     SaveType=3



    Note:
    1:Please manually delete the romname.lst of the directory of system_ in the TF card, DSLink software will automatically install the new romname.lst while add ROM.

    2.Thanks the friends for developing EmuCheat.

    Check for download: DSLink companion software download
    remember, dont get the DS Link confused with the DS Linker. ...
    by Published on June 14th, 2007 21:40

    via DS Link,

    DSLink software 2.11 version
    English kernel update 2.11 verison

    1.Support special Cheat modify address, some Cheat data with special address is now available.

    2.Add 266 CHT Cheat files. So far, 662 games support Cheat.

    3. Solve the saver problem of 1103.

    4.Kernel has enlarged the loading quantity of Chinese and English game names, solve the problem that some Chinese game names can not display.

    5.Chinese and English game name library is updated to NDS:1018.


    Simplified English game name library:

    DSLink software game name library kernel game names

    Note:
    1:Please manually delete the romname.lst of the directory of system_ in the TF card, DSLink software will automatically install the new romname.lst while add ROM.

    2.Thanks the friends for developing EmuCheat.
    ive been waiting for new software and firmware update for forever.
    and remember people DS Link is not the same as DS Linker.

    EDIT: dont download the ds link pc software from the ds link site.
    they give a link to V2.10 not 2.11.
    so i changed the link here to have V2.11 ...
    by Published on June 2nd, 2007 00:09

    via IGN,

    Although the summer months are generally regarded as a barren time for releases, this year there doesn't seem to be the typical drought of new titles. Of course, the games coming out may not be the juggernauts of 2007, but at least shops have something to shove on their shelves each week.

    Onto this week's releases and, being the kind-hearted gentlemen that we are here at IGN, we'll let ladies go first and take a look at Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary, which is released on PC and PS2. If you haven't been following the progress of this game, it's a revamped version of the original Tomb Raider that uses the Legends engine. We thoroughly enjoyed the PS2 edition, scoring it 8.7 and saying: "Anniversary sticks to what it does best and ends up outdoing every Lara game that's been made since. Lara is back on great form, and re-imagining a ten-year-old classic has clearly been a risk worth taking."

    Next up is Shadowrun on both PC and Xbox 360. There's been a lot of hoo-hah around this game because it's the first to let 360 owners and PC owners blast each other in the face over Xbox Live. Unfortunately we've yet to review either game but from what we've played on the 360 it seems like a fairly stripped-down arena-based FPS with a rudimentary single-player and some magic spells thrown in for good measure.

    Talking of magic, also released this week is Meteos: Disney Magic on DS. It's an updated version of the DS block-swapping puzzling classic but with Disney characters instead of the charming dancing aliens from the original. Despite the likes of Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh making an appearance, we actually enjoyed it, scoring it an 'impressive' 8.0 and concluding that "if Disney put this version online we would have scored it higher, but we're keeping an open mind here: Meteos: Disney Magic does a really good job moving the design forward".

    Also out today on DS is Wario: Master of Disguise. Unlike Wario's recent ventures into the mini-game genre with the enjoyable WarioWare series, Master of Disguise is a more traditional platformer that uses the touch screen to execute a range of special powers. Disappointingly this return to Wario's roots wasn't very enjoyable, scoring only a 'passable' 6.0 from IGN US and leaving us to complain that "the implementation of the touch screen elements are so amateurish with concepts that wouldn't have flown in the early part of the Nintendo DS system's life cycle". Oh dear.

    Also out this week is Smash Court Tennis 3 on PSP - just in case you like the idea of having Maria Sharapova in your pocket. Anyway, that's it for now and we'll see you next week for a look at Forza Motorsport 2 on Xbox 360 and Pangya! Golf With Style on Wii.
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    by Published on June 2nd, 2007 00:05

    via IGN,

    Today Agetec announced it will release the music game Rhythm 'n Notes this fall. The title aims to actually improve players' rhythmic and tonal skills with games based on piano and drums. In typical game announcement fashion, Agetec says Rhythm 'n Notes will appeal to all musical tastes.

    Divided into a variety of lessons, the note exercises task players with identifying notes and chords. Rhythmic activities test your ability to keep time in a range of signatures and patterns. Don't have any rhythm? Tone deaf? A practice mode will let you get familiar with notes, chords, and meters by both name and sound.


    She bangs the drum.

    "Educational games that are truly fun are hard to come by," said Mark Johnson, Producer at Agetec. "Rhythm 'n Notes gets it right with addictive, enriching play."

    Drumming exercises will utilize the stylus to tap the touch screen in time with the beat. Rhythm 'n Notes even delves into the fundamentals of music composition.

    This will be the first music game for Agetec, whose other upcoming Nintendo DS titles include the remake of Cookie & Cream and Brain Buster Puzzle Pack.
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    by Published on June 1st, 2007 23:59

    via IGN,

    Today newly-formed developer Renegade Kid announced it has partnered with Gamecock to release its first game, Dementium: The Ward. Kid calls Dementium a "next-generation" handheld title that combines action/adventure, survival horror, and first-person shooters. The game sports 3D visuals that apparently push the DS to its technical limits and is being aimed at mature gamers.

    "Renegade Kid is looking to move above and beyond what most games are attempting on the DS, and with Gamecock we've found a publisher who is supportive, developer friendly, and willing to give us the freedom to create the game we want," said Jools Watsham, Owner and Creative Director of Renegade Kid. "Dementium showcases what a powerful piece of hardware the DS is, while drawing in a mature crowd that's looking for a title they can really sink their teeth into."


    It's what's on the inside that counts.
    "From the first meeting, Renegade Kid have proven themselves to be innovative, unafraid to push the 'norms' of gaming and incredibly talented -- all of which we think are the key characteristics of a great developer," said Harry Miller, Head of Development at Gamecock. "It's great when you can sit down with a developer who shares the same vision of where games should be going in creating new and exciting titles to offer an alternative to the bland remakes and sequels flooding stores today."

    In Dementium, players awake in a seemingly abandoned insane asylum. Soon they encounter grotesque surgical experiments gone awry wandering the halls and other mysterious inhabitants. Players must solve puzzles and escape the hospital with their lives. Renegade Kid promises gory visuals will be the icing on the cake for older gamers.
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    by Published on June 1st, 2007 00:42

    via IGN,

    In yet another bid to restrict the purchase of M-rated games by minors, New York assemblyman, Joseph Lentol, has gotten a new piece of legislation past the New York Assembly, reported GameDaily BIZ today. The newly-passed bill will make it a felony to sell M-rated videogames to minors. Transgression of this law could result in 1-4 years of jail-time.

    Lentol's A08696 bill would create an Advisory Council on Interactive Media and Youth Violence, which would be responsible for evaluating the ESRB's ratings policies. The bill is purposely vague, and would punish the sale of games depicting "depraved violence and indecent images" as class E felonies. The bill defines "depraved violence" as any representation of "rape, dismemberment, physical torture, mutilation, or evisceration of a human being." The bill also contains a provision which obliges new game consoles to come with built-in parental controls. Of course, this is redundant, as the Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3 all have parental controls in place already.

    The Entertainment Merchants Association stood up in defiance of the legislation, and its proposed harsh penalties. "This bill is ill-conceived and unconstitutional," stated EMA President Bo Andersen. "The proposal to jail retailers and clerks for up to four years for selling certain video games to persons under age 17 is apparently based on misunderstandings about what retailers are doing currently. The requirement that video game consoles include parental controls ignores the fact that the new generation of consoles include them already. Finally, nine similar proposals that have been enacted around the nation in recent years have all been blocked by federal courts on First Amendment grounds. For such an ill-conceived and unconstitutional law, ignorance is no excuse."

    "This bill is impermissibly vague," Andersen continued. "A8696 seeks to apply real-world standards of violence to the fictional and fanciful world of video games, an environment in which they have no meaning. As a result, retailers and clerks will not and cannot know with certainty which video games could send them to jail under A8696. It was depressing to hear members of the Assembly note the constitutional problems with the bill and then state that they were voting for it."

    As stated by Anderson, there have been numerous similar bills passed across the U.S. in recent years, all of which have been shot down in federal appeals courts on constitutional grounds. This newest piece of legislation may find a comparable fate.
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    by Published on May 31st, 2007 00:44

    via IGN,

    Once again proving that there's very little justice in the world of videogame sales, the brilliant sort-of footie fest Mario Strikers: Charged Football, has been bested by a mighty tide of movie tie-in mediocrity.

    You see, Activision's Spider-Man 3 has managed to ensnare the number one position for the fourth week in a row. While, creeping up in second place, is the awfully average Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End, which launched on every format possible last Friday.

    At number three in the charts then is Mario Strikers: Charged Football, which we guess hasn't performed that badly considering it was only released on one console - unlike both Spider-Man 3 and Pirates.

    Meanwhile, the rest of the top ten features the same familiar faces from last week. So, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars moves down from two to four and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 drop the ball, falling from three to five.

    At the lower end of the chart, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles moves up from 11 to six, Sims 2: Pets sniffs its way from 13 to seven and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion suffers a critical blow, meaning a drop two places to eight. Elsewhere, FIFA 07 shoots its way to the ninth place compared to last week's 23 and Final Fantasy III plummets five places to 10.

    For this week's official Chart Track UK full-price videogames top twenty run-down, cast your eyes below.


    UK ALL-FORMAT FULL-PRICE TOP 20, WEEK ENDING MAY 26

    1 SPIDER-MAN 3 (X360, PS3, WII, DS, PSP, PS2, GBA, PC)
    2. PIRATES OF THE CAR.: AT WORLD'S END (X360, PS3, WII, DS, PS2, PC, PSP)
    3. MARIO STRIKERS: CHARGED FOOTBALL (WII)
    4. COMMAND & CONQUER: TIBERIUM WARS (PC, X360)
    5. TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 07 (X360, PS3, PS2, PSP, XB, WII, GC, PC)
    6. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (GC, DS, GBA, PS2, PC, X360, PSP)
    7. SIMS 2: PETS (GC, PC, PS2, DS, GBA, PSP, WII)
    8. THE ELDER SCROLLS IV: OBLIVION (X360, PS3, PC)
    9. FIFA 07 (X360, PS2, PSP, XB, DS, GBA, GC, PC)
    10. FINAL FANTASY III (DS)
    11. PONY FRIENDS (DS)
    12. NEED FOR SPEED: CARBON (X360, XB, PS2, PSP, DS, GBA, GC, WII)
    13. VIRTUA TENNIS 3 (PS3, X360, PC, PSP)
    14. SONIC AND THE SECRET RINGS (WII)
    15. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. (DS)
    16. POKEMON RANGER (DS)
    17. GUITAR HERO II (X360, PS2)
    18. CRACKDOWN (X360)
    19. BUZZ!: THE MEGA QUIZ (PS2)
    20. GOD OF WAR II (PS2)
    ...
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