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    NDS Free Nintendo DS Game Demos

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    Nintendo is experimenting with “download stations” at three airports where users can wirelessly download free game demos to their Nintendo DS consoles. The free game demos currently available include…

    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend
    Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day
    Elite Beat Agents
    Cooking Mama

    But Nintendo plans to swap in new games periodically. Nintendo also says the demos are “temporary” — meaning, presumably, that they expire at some point.

    The game download stations appear at the international airports in New York, Atlanta, and Cincinnati, as part of a partnership with Delta Air Lines. There’s four stations at New York’s JFK airport (near Delta Terminals 2 and 3), plus stations at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International.

    Delta had already been trying to distinguish their airline with special services like in-flight HBO shows and on-demand programming. (They bragged the Nintendo download stations were “yet another innovative entertainment offering to our global travelers.”) But the partnership also fits into Nintendo’s relentless quest for new customers, according to a Nintendo spokesman. “Because people typically have a lot of down time, airports are ideal places for people young and old to try out free new game experiences and see what they like.”

    Nintendo says the game demos will “build on Nintendo’s goal to expand the world of video games to new audiences,” which seems a little disingenous. (You have to own a Nintendo DS console already, so you’ve probably also experienced the “world of video games”.) What they’re really after is higher game sales, and maybe some brand-building. But Nintendo has found a genuinely new and untapped marketing channel.

    When a company is fighting both Microsoft and Sony, they have to be creative!


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    if its free, its for me

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    i dont like having to go to download stations to have to play a demo.

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    Most people here have an 1st slot card for the DS. So they will just download an commercial game and put it on the 1st slot card. xD

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    Mama fix!!

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    will these be coming to any UK airports?

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    idk, but those demos are pretty old, especially the crap tomb raider. They need to get some newer demos for download, seriously, they're getting old.

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    they should make it so u can go to a website and set up your wireless internet to act as a download station

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy4point0 View Post
    they should make it so u can go to a website and set up your wireless internet to act as a download station
    That's not possible since you have to use download software at the DS menu.

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    But it is possible to download it and keep it on the ds if you have a flashcart and use the homebrew database in DSOrganizer. There, you download files (demos, vids, and pics) from the DSO menu and once you're done all you have to do is run it from the main menu off of the menu of the cart, its so easy man.

    O, and BTW, Hyrule, you should pick a better Link to put up as your avatar, he's too green and nasty-looking.

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