Kombo Writes: "During the DSi launch event in California, IGN was able to discover that the DSi has the ability to play UMD. Does the DSi have any other hidden mysteries?"
Here's the funny thing: in 3 to 6 months, the DSi probably WILL play UMDs (or some of the low-end ones) through emulation. I don't care what Nintendo says about the DSi having better protection against piracy. With built-in memory AND an SD slot, that DSi is going to get hacked in the blink of an eye.
Apparently it's already been hacked and there's some new carts out there.
It's already hacked with the Acekard 2i card :P
hah, gotta love those nintendo promotions people, they dont have a clue about games or consoles they're just in it for the easy pay. two tried getting me to play guitar hero DS on the hight street. no thanks..
It's working for them though. At least in America, their main audience is not the type to pirate games. Nintendo is still printing money, and sacrificing security for accessibility really might be the best call for them.
You're right, most people won't be interested anyway and it's been suggested before that Nintendo is actually aware of the piracy and isn't too fussed about it which could be true. I do doubt it though.
Nintendo has actually been somewhat aggressive. They raided the R4 people I believe (at the time they had the most popular cartridge hack or whatever you call them).
The DS is N64-era technology, the PSP is PS2-era technology. They are miles apart as far as technological capabilities are concerned. I find it nearly impossible to believe that the DS could handle a PSP game, even through the best emulation.
The article's a joke. Watch the video instead of reading the headline.
The DSI has improved internals to the orginal DS models so it is closer in power to a PSP.
Even if they have that extra power now it's not like they are going to make games that actually need the power of the new DSi and leave DS and DS lite owners in the dark.
Lol it really can't it's Hilarious though the IGN Dude tricked her. He's like where does the UMD disc go and she said on the side. But she meant the SD card lol.
Forget the DS playing PSP games through emulation... Hardware needs to be what, at least 10 x as powerfull as the stuff it emulates. DS is like 100 x weaker then the PSP LOL Nintendo sells last gen shiat to customers for a full price. DS check. Wii check. Nintendo suck donkey balls since the N64.
If your comment is true than why psp can't emulate ds games?
But guess which company is winning this generation... That's right, Nintendo! The only business here that actually acts like a BUSINESS and tries to maximize profits. You can spin sales figures all you want, but Nintendo is the winner this generation. Period.
the DS has tons of great games. it doesn't need to play some poor PSP games. PSP = FAIL
Er... No touch screen and no second screen might have something to do with that. :S
@ Cheeseknight Yes, highest sales. Why? Because they sell to the dumb masses that aren't real gamers. They eat any shiatware made for the Wii/DS. They buy the last last gen hardware because it has a gimick control (touch screen or Wiimote). @ idontcare God of War: Chain of Olympus Final Fantasy: Crisis Core Lumines Whipeout Pure GTA Tekken: Dark Resurrection Ridge Racer Syphon Filter MGS PO Disgaea Patapon Loco Roco Daxter Ratchet&Clank All great games, scoring 8.5 and up 2009: Resistance Retribution, LittleBigPlanet portable, Motorstorm and more coming up. I don't want graphics that hurt my eyes as the DS has, I want that PS2 graphics on a portable screen.
You don't understand how a business works. If someone made a business that specialized in wadded up balls of paper and people bought it, why would they change that? Nintendo is winning this generation, and will continue to do so using the cheapest means. If you don't like it, that's too bad. They probably don't care either, it's their business that is, for the most part, recession-proof. Meanwhile Sony and Microsoft can claw away at each other for "dominance" while someone else has already clearly dominated them.
I know exactly how business works: The majority of consumers are morons and buy stuff like the Wii for its Wiimote gimmick, while they just got a supercharged Gamecube in a new package. If Nintendo brought a GameMote the experience would have been the same. But Nintendo producing crap and people eating that, doesn't mean its the best dinner there is it? The mass of people that buys their crap aren't gamers, don't know whats quality and go for the quick fix, untill the Wii is there again catching dust. DS does pretty allright with kids I guess.
How many blonds does it take to put a UMD in a DSi?
if true can any one say lawsuit i guess sony will be geting some of that money thay ben getting form the wii lol
It's not true, the woman is just a bit ditsy.
FYI, you'll find the comment right around the 60 second mark in the video.
Wow, some girl who was hired for an event doesnt know what a umd is. WGAS.
he seemed like an ass...
You caught the two reasons why this vid is hilarious!
DSi UMD playable FTW can't wait to play socom on my DSi
its obvious she doesnt know what a UMD disk is and thinks he is asking about a memory card slot.
Daemon rules, that was hilarious. Alot of people give ign crap but their nintendo team is always entertaining. I thought that was Matt Casamassima with the psp. Funny stuff, im sure they'll get some jokes out of this in the next podcast.
Poor girl, lol
fine .. if you want ps3 graphics on a handheld, fine for you! i play NDS games because they're innovative. if i want to play a ps2 game i buy a ps2. to each his own but don't bash the DS because 80% of all games are much better than anything on the PSP except Crysis Core and God of War COO. if you're not a fan of innovation, that's your problem. back to Chinatown Wars .. the best GTA since Vice City.
Innovation in what... That touch screen? Thats only used really to be great in a small percentage of all games? Like the Wii with its new Wiimote only really works in really, really few games really good? (Zelda, Mario, Metroid Prime and Madworld for example) but the majority is a pile of games that use it like crap? Thats not called an innovation. Thats called a sales gimmick. PS2 graphics on a handheld is innovation in the handheld sector alone. Never before there was such much power in ones hand. Touch screens/Wiimotes? Only gimmick stuff...
Better graphics is not an innovation. There is nothing original in better graphics, as handheld graphics have naturally evolved from year to year as is. Sony did make a bigger leap in that department than Nintendo did, but that is a leap that would have happened eventually. Before the DS, the idea of creating a portable that revolved around a touch-screen was unheard of. Better graphics was a step that nobody talked about, why? Because it's going to happen anyway. It's nothing noteworthy. That being said, I still enjoy playing my PSP occasionally. But I'd guess that I've played my DS at least 4x as much. That's because I've already played the games on my PSP before, only it was on a sofa and looking at at TV playing a PS2. Size Matters, Daxter, God of War: COO, and Portable Ops were mediocre in comparison to the different series they were spawned from. At least Patapon and Locoroco were entertaining. "Never before there was such much power in ones hand." What if I held a PS3 in my hand? "Touch screens/Wiimotes? Only gimmick stuff..." It's so blatantly obvious you haven't played anything good on the DS/Wii, or (More likely) you refuse to accept that there are amazing games on both of Nintendo's current systems. If you think No More Heroes, Madworld, Trauma Center, Phantom Hourglass, Professor Layton, Meteos, World of Goo, Boom Blox, and GTA: Chinatown are all "gimmick stuff" then you need to grow up. And that's barely scratching the surface of my collection.
Dude, I own a Wii myself and I play Madworld and House of the Death: Overkill which are fun. But the Wii overall is a crappy system for what you pay for it period. Yes there are SOME good games. Sad thing is though that most of it are Mario's, Zelda's, clones on Nintendo's characters and a few other ones. Its just easy: Wii - 45 games on or above 8 out of 10 PS3 - 96 games on or above 360 - 140 games on or above Its that simple. Overall the Wii has a large pile of minigames/shiatgames.
Anything for degrees huh buddy? Unfunny.
Man you need to really stop trying to shove your opinion down every ones throats. Just because you think everything Nintendo makes is gold doesn't mean everyone else does. Personally everything you named I could careless about the only games that even matter to me thus far on DS are Pokemon, Advance Wars, Fire Emblem and The World Ends With You. 1 of which started on the Gameboy an an 2 on GBA. An you wanna talk about been there played that well hell the DS is the undisputed king of remakes. An I'm sorry lets not sit here an act like a top down GTA an cutting open a box or hot wiring a car with a stylus is mind blowing innovation at its best. Just because you love it, don't put it out there like your opinion is the only one that matters. Just as much as you like it I or anyone can hate it just as much. I'm not saying your wrong as that's your opinion but you seem to be under the impression that your opinion is absolute. An anyone who disagrees with you doesn't know have good taste in games an that sir is bs.
Never in any of my posts did I say that PS3 or 360 had bad games. Go read the posts. The only thing I said (Or even implied) was that people say the Wii and DS's games are shovelware when that is definitely not the case, and I abhor it when people make these idiotic claims. I happen to own all 5 of the current generation consoles and handhelds, and love all of them. You've obviously never heard of "playing devil's advocate" either - do you really think I adore the new Nintendo? Did you even check my profile (the Gamercard specifically)? Hell, I liked the Gamecube era more than the Wii era, SMS was awesome as were Pikmin 1/2. When did I say the DS was a "mind-blowing" innovation? All I said was the DS innovated more than the PSP (Which anyone with a brain could understand), and that no one had thought to make a touch-screen handheld as a gaming platform. I never used the term "mind-blowing" nor would I. I do think it is the superior platform, but I can understand if people like their PSP more. Just about everyone in this world thinks their opinion is "absolute." Few people want to be proven wrong, why do you think I'm an exception to this rule? P.S.: The GBA was the king of remakes. The only remakes I can think of on the DS are the Square-Enix remakes (Lets not forget that they put remakes of FF1, 2, and Tactics on PSP) and the Super Mario 64 remake. Also Fire Emblem didn't start on the GBA, it started on the NES.
since when are playing cardgames innovation? I can admit yeah the DS did some that nobdy ever did before, but it doesnt matter if they did if the only games using that function is card games, and mario game. i mean yeah its innovation, but every game the ds does, can be done on the psp. EVERY GAME. while im playing God of War: Chain of Olympus Final Fantasy: Crisis Core Lumines Whipeout Pure GTA Tekken: Dark Resurrection Ridge Racer Syphon Filter MGS PO Disgaea Patapon Loco Roco Daxter Ratchet&Clank Dragon Ball you will be Pokemon (pokemon got old years ago, its the same game with new art. card games and wiiware and name some good games on the wii that doesnt have mario or luigi in the game? can only think of 2 or 3 right?....yeah
Card games? Do you know nothing about the DS's library? Let's think of a good many games that have nothing to do with cards or Mario. -Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass -Professor Layton and the Curious Village -Phoenix Wright -Metroid Prime Hunters -Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars -Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow -Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin -Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia -Meteos -Advance Wars: Dual Strike -Advance Wars: Days of Ruin -Kirby Canvas Curse -Animal Crossing -Picross DS -Henry Hatsworth You can't do Phantom Hourglass on the PSP. You can't do Layton on the PSP. You can't do Chinatown Wars on the PSP. You can't do Metroid Prime Hunters on the PSP. You can't do Kirby Canvas Curse on the PSP. Etc. If they didn't have the touch-screen then they would not be the same game. Of the PSP games you mentioned, the following can be easily argued as downgraded PS2/PS3 games: God of War: COO Wipeout Pure GTA Tekken Ridge Racer Syphon Filter Disgaea Metal Gear Solid Daxter Ratchet & Clank Dragonball That's 11/15. They are nothing more than either portable ports or essentially the same game, only portable. You can argue that for only a few of the DS's major games (Zelda, Metroid and maybe NSMB. Before anyone mentions Kirby, Canvas Curse was easily the best in the series). Good games on the Wii not involving Mario and Luigi? Here goes: -Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess -Madworld -No More Heroes -House of the Dead: Overkill -de Blob -Wario Land -World of Goo -Resident Evil 4 -Okami -Metroid Prime 3 -Fire Emblem -Trauma Center: NB Gotta love N4Droids...
i thought it was halarious and you gotta love the ign nintendo guys. yes this will definantly be on their next podcast by the way whens that coming out its already tuesday.hopefully by tommoro
"The DS is N64-era technology, the PSP is PS2-era technology" lol did you say ps2? the psp is basically a 2 decade old pa1 that has specs nothing near the ps2 as bad as it even was, so please don't insult the ps2 it actually had good visuals not crap ps1 graphics.
PSP has some of the best games I've ever played. Not suggesting for a second that DSi is bad, but graphically it's bad.
i knew this had to be a joke.
it has pretty good photoshop abilities. Last night my son took a pic of Ryan Seacrest on the TV and put our cat's head on him. Laughed my butt off...who knew how good my cat looks in a suit?
someone's gonna get fired... this is gonna go straight to failblog lol
You guys managed to ruin a funny joke thanks fanboys for turning this into a heated discussion >_>
That PR girl got clowned...DSi uses UMD's haha
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