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Here’s What 545 Kilos of Nintendo DS And 3DS Games Looks Like

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Reddit user HxCurt has posted an image showing 545 kilos of Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS games being sent to die. The large cardboard box that the games are contained in measures 121cm x 121cm x 121cm. HxCurt says that majority of game being sent away for disposal are Activision’s terrible iCarly 2 on Nintendo DS. Be sure to enlarge the image and see if there’s any games you recognise.

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Wii U Virtual Console Gets Its First Nintendo DS Game In Japan

The Wii U Virtual Console has received its first Nintendo DS title in Japan. Brain Age is now available in the region as a free download through the service. Originally released in 2006, the brain-training game presents quick mental activities that were designed to help players flex their mental muscles. It was inspired by the research of Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, a prominent Japanese neuroscientist. Nintendo has yet to release DS games on Wii U outside Japan.

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Remember Nintendo’s Wi-Fi Connection For Wii And DS Games Closes Today

Nintendo’s Wi-Fi connection will close today, May 20, for various Wii and DS games. So whether you’re looking to race for the last time against online players in Mario Kart Wii, or travel to your neighbour’s town in Animal Crossing: Wild World for the DS, you better act quickly. With less than four hours until the online service’s permanent closure, you can check out the list, here, to see all of the games affected.

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EA To Close Online Services For Select Wii And DS Games By June 30

EA will permanently close online services for select Wii and DS games by the end of June, the publisher has announced. The news follows GameSpy’s closure at the end of this month after providing a number of older games with online multiplayer and matchmaking services. EA has issued an updated list of all games affected which use the GameSpy platform, and below you’ll find a list of all the Wii and DS online game services shutting down. Earlier this year, Nintendo said it would discontinue all online services for Wii and DS games on May 20.

Wii Online Services

  • Bejeweled 2
  • Dracula – Undead Awakening
  • FIFA Soccer 08
  • Green Day: Rock Band
  • MySims Party
  • MySims Sky Heroes
  • SimCity Creator
  • Sneezies
  • The Beatles: Rock Band

Nintendo DS Online Services

  • Dragon Sakura
  • FIFA Soccer 08
  • FIFA Soccer 09
  • FIFA Soccer 10
  • FIFA Street 3
  • Madden NFL 08
  • Madden NFL 09
  • MySims Racing
  • MySims Sky Heroes
  • Need For Speed: ProStreet
  • Need For Speed: Undercover
  • Skate It
  • Spore Creatures
  • Spore Hero Arena
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08
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Nintendo Issuing Game Reprints Without Wi-Fi Connection Logo

smash_brawl_no_wifiNintendo has begun issuing reprints of popular Wii games without the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection logo due to the online service’s worldwide closure on May 20. According to a snapshot of Super Smash Bros Brawl’s reprint for the Nintendo Wii, it no longer sports the NWC logo on the case and has an amended ESRB rating, which states that its online functionality is no longer rated by the board.

Although only one reprint has been confirmed, it’s possible Nintendo will be reprinting cases for those games that still guarantee sales. However, in the mean time the publisher has warned those who purchase games that its online service for Wii and DS games will close by placing stickers on such titles that use the service. The Wi-Fi connection will close permanently on May 20, perfectly placed for the upcoming Mario Kart 8 release.

 

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Game Freak Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Junichi Masuda has confirmed that Game Freak celebrated its 25th anniversary on April 26th. Best known for the Pokemon series of role-playing titles, the developer was founded in 1989 by Pokemon creator Satoshi Tajiri. The studio’s latest projects, Pokemon X and Y, were released worldwide on October 12, 2013, marking the first global launch in franchise history. The two games combined sold more than four million units across Japan, North America and Europe in their first two days on the market.