Nintendo is sitting firmly at the top of the games console tree right now, having just been 'bigged up' by the release of the US sales figures for October which show the Wii on 803,000 and the DS on 491,000. Both well ahead of nearest rival, the Xbox 360 on 371,000. The old, original, Xbox quite unsurprisingly does not feature in the top six list. That said, the PlayStation 2 does, at the bottom, on 136,000. So why mention the Xbox at all then? Simply because the Xbox 360 has yet to manage to sell more units than the original …

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My son wanted an Nintendo DSi, so he can play games with his friends. The Nintendo can't.won't connect to the Internet. I emailed Nintendo support. Their advice was for me to enable DHCP. I checked that and it is enabled. Next on the list is to configure the Nintendo manually. I have to enter an IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, primary and secondary DNS servers. Presumably I have to dedicate an IP address to the Nintendo in the router. How do I dedicate an IP for the Nintendo and where do I get the subnet mask, etc info. Thanks

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hey there i just started learning informatics and im currently learning pascal and im liking it a lot, its my first time with programming too, only problem i have is we dont have any computer in the classroom to try the code and unfortunately i dont have a laptop or netbook :( what i do have though is a nintendo DS :D and i was wondering if, since it runs linux on text mode maybe there was a way to make it able to run the freepascal ide, maybe there is some other way i cant think of it would …

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I have found a website where you can play Super Nintendo online for free. It is: [URL="http://www.playnintendo.org"]PlayNintendo.org[/URL] One of the best things about this site is you can also save your game progress.

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]17059[/ATTACH]When it was announced at E3 in 2001 that Retro Studios would be developing the (then) next installment in the Metroid series, Metroid Prime, it was shocking to hear that the game would be played from a first person perspective. Considering it was being developed by a third-party studio, rather than by Nintendo, I was already a bit skeptical. It is a series that is taken quite seriously by fans, and they hold it to fairly high standards. When I finally played the game, I was relieved to find that it captured the feel of previous Metroid titles, and for …

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As more Q1 fiscal reports keep rolling in, it's clear that Sony stands out among the gaming pack, thanks in part to a significant rise is PS3 Sales. Unfortunately, Nintendo and Capcom didn't fare so well. [ATTACH=RIGHT]16254[/ATTACH][B]Sony[/B] Sony bounced back from a 1st quarter loss of $426 million last year, fueled by increased sales of the PlayStation 3 hardware and software. They finished the quarter ending June 30th with a net income of $295 million, and sales of $18.7 billion. The PlayStation arm of Sony is still reporting an operating loss of $43 million, but it is a significant improvement …

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cant decide which is best, caanoo has the best specs, dsi has the most fun games, and the psp go looks the slickest...can you see my dilema.

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]15945[/ATTACH]Team Ninja, widely known for their Ninja Gaiden titles, are in charge of the latest entry in the Metroid series, known as Metroid: Other M. The series director Yoshio Sakamoto and two Team Ninja cohorts reveal their intentions and aspirations for the revamp of Nintendo fans' favorite space vixen and her quest for intergalactic peace. In the first video(all fan-subbed by Metroid Database), Sakamoto admits his interest in Samus' human side and strives to create a psychological connection with the audience. In previous games, we are witness to oddly-touching moments between Samus and the embattled Metroid larvae, but he wants …

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At a recent Q&A session in front of investors at E3, Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime adamantly defended the Wii console’s pace to break the record-setting game sale trends of the Playstation 2, claiming that his console is at the “high watermark” of its existence, with software sales numbers topping that of the PlayStation 2, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 in the current market. Matt Matthews, analyst for Gamasutra, has compiled a data outlook suggesting otherwise, contending that the Wii console has recently reached its software peak. "[Wii software] appears to have hit a plateau in 2009 with sales …

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When [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story260273.html"]I wrote about a NES[/URL] and some old games being sold by a basement clearing mum, and fetching an incredible $13,105 on eBay, you know I kind of thought that was the end of it as far as recession-busting auctions of dusty game carts goes. But oh boy was I wrong. The reason that the games bundle featured in that original story sold for such a large amount was down to the inclusion of one ultra-rare NES title: Stadium Events. As we mentioned at the time, the game is so rare that the box alone is valued at $10,000. …

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Now that's cool. Nintendo has confirmed via a [URL="http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2010/100323e.pdf"]press release[/URL] that it is set to release a brand new DS portable video game console, complete with 3D capability but without the need to look like a total dork and wear those silly glasses. Unfortunately though the Nintendo 3DS, how did they come up with that name, will not be released in time for Xmas it would seem. Likely timeframe is 'before the end of March 2011' which is a bit of a shame if you ask me. Here's what the Nintendo press release, translated from the Japanese so excuse me …

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The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is not the most valuable of old video games consoles, and you can pick them up for less than $50 across America. Which is probably why the lady who goes by the name of lace_thongs35 was rather surprised to [URL="http://www.hotbloodedgaming.com/2010/02/11/would-you-pay-13105-for-an-nes-with-5-games/"]see hers sell[/URL] for $13,105 on eBay. And no, that wasn't a mistake or a prank bid, but rather a case of genuine collectors making genuine bids and getting genuinely carried away. Now I am a collector of vintage video games consoles, and video games, myself and know only too well how easy it is to …

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I love a [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/20193/53/"]good patent story[/URL], I love my [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry1264.html"]Nintendo Wii[/URL] and I love bouncy cushions. However, it is a rare thing to be able to write a news story which covers all three. Yet it would appear that Nintendo has, indeed, filed a European patent for a bouncy cushion for the Wii. The [URL="http://v3.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/description?CC=EP&NR=2080538A1&KC=A1&FT=D&date=20090722&DB=EPODOC&locale=en_EP"]actual patent[/URL] refers to an inflatable air cushion or other seat, and comes complete with a special pocket for your Wii Remote in order to detect your movements and a Nunchuk can be used as reins. Did I mention that this particular bouncy cushion doubles up …

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File under strange but true. It would appear that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second has been presented with a specially commissioned gold-plated Nintendo Wii games console by THQ as part of a marketing campaign for some new game. The rather loose connection between British royalty and the game in question is that it is called 'Big Family Games' and you don't get much bigger than the British Royal Family. THQ product manager Danielle Robinson says "The Royal Family is arguably the most important family in the country so we felt that they had to have a copy of the …

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Amazingly, the 100 millionth Nintendo DS handheld video gaming console has been shipped. Since the original Nintendo DS launched way back in 2005, at least here in Europe, it has pretty much dominated the handheld market despite strong competition from Sony with the PSP. Nintendo tell me that, as of the end of December 2008, there were some 83 Nintendo DS titles which exceeded 1 million global shipments, and no less than seven titles which managed to exceed 10 million shipments. Brain Training anyone? Indeed, it was games like Brian Training which helped Nintendo to reach beyond the traditional young …

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My youngest daughter got a Nintendo DS for xmas, complete with a bunch of cutesy games which seem to involve patting animals of various kinds. It is, of course, pink. Which has kind of summed up the DS, a handheld games console for the family which is all cuddly and inoffensive. All that is about to change as the DS goes X-rated. Yes, it is true, while mum has her brain training games, and the kids can save a Lego universe or an endangered animal, dad has pretty much been left behind. Until now. With the [URL="http://www.bbfc.co.uk/website/Classified.nsf/0/BAEA7A0AEE438867802575390040EAD8?OpenDocument"]news[/URL] that Grand Theft …

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According to the latest figures to be released, it would seem that as far as gamers in the UK are concerned Nintendo is the bees knees grabbing nearly half the market. The [URL="http://www.elspa.com/"]ELSPA[/URL] numbers show that the [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/22425/532/"]Wii[/URL] managed to increase game software sales by 112 percent over the previous year to hit a total of 20.1 million sold. Only just behind was the DS with some 19.1 million games. Add it all up and you get, if my math is correct, 39.2 million Nintendo games sold in the UK during 2008. Not bad, considering the total number of games …

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Bloomberg is out with a story this week saying IBM will lay off 16,000 more employees, on top of the 15,000 the firm has already cut. Since economic recovery usually lags job losses, it’s another morbid sign that we’re still in the teeth of this economic hurricane. Note also that the IBM numbers won’t be counted in the lousy jobs number coming out from the U.S. Labor Department later this week – that’s how bad things are getting. I’m also hearing rumors from Microsoft insiders that more layoffs are coming to Seattle, too. Elsewhere, the stock market seems to have …

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Proving that no holiday is sacred, The Register is reporting today on not one but two scams involving fake products to be on the lookout for this shopping season. Graphics card vendor HIS sent out an alert that, despite [URL="http://news.softpedia.com/news/Graphics-Card-Maker-HIS-Joins-Netbook-Market-98967.shtml"]reports[/URL] to the contrary, the company has [URL="http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/12/05/his_fake_netbook_warning/"]not ventured into the netbooks market[/URL]. HIS marketing chief Peter Yeung told The Register in no uncertain terms that "HIS has no plan for netbook products" and promised "swift legal action" against whomever is behind the counterfeit devices. In similar news, British customs agents seized hundreds of [URL="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/05/nintendo_warning/"]allegedly counterfeit Nintendo DS and DS[/URL] Lite …

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An update on the report from the UK’s Financial Times and The Telegraph that Microsoft is all set to buy Yahoo’s search engine division for $20 billion: more media outlets are carrying the story on Sunday night, including Drudge and CNET. But CNBC found an inside source who claims the deal is not complete and may not happen, at least until a new Yahoo CEO is in place. That is said to be a personal objective of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, CNBC reports. This story should be breaking mainstream by Monday morning on the East Coast and I’ll keep an …

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It would appear that Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima, who won gold in the men's 100m breast stroke event, [URL="http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=195049"]has a Nintendo Wii to thank[/URL]. I was always told not to wee in the pool, but Kitajima had his Wii in the gym so that's OK then. Apparently, the Olympic swimmer included playing games on the Wii as part of his training routine to prepare for the Olympic Games. Now you are probably thinking he was using that Wii Fit thing, but no, Kitajima reckons he played Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games instead. "Mario does the breaststroke. And thus, …

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Here’s a factoid that might interest you. The one-day record holder for a movie premiere is Spiderman 3, which brought in $59 million in ticket sales on its opening day. The one-day record for a video game – Grand Theft Auto IV – earned $310 million on its opening day. Last year, video game sales finally surpassed Hollywood, and is now an $18.8 billion behemoth – a 40% increase from 2006. Studies show that 68% of Americans play video games, and I’m saying that it’s no coincidence that the video game industry has skyrocketed since the launch of Nintendo’s Wii. …

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Six weeks ago I wrote that video game stocks were going to be a good play for the duration of 2007 - - and probably well into 2008. As I said at the time, anyone with a 12-year-old boy in the house recognizes the familiar hoots and hollers from the den or playroom, when the kids fire up the Wii and really get rolling. For my part, I don't mind as long as my boys balance out the Wii time with some fresh-air, outside time. Inside, I'm just happy a Wii console hasn't crashed through my TV screen. But the …

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I have to admit, on my perch here overlooking Wall Street, of the industries traders typcially jawbone about, video games arean't at the top of the list. Exhibit "A". At a dinner Wednesday night with three options traders over some Kobi steaks and some good wine, all the talk was about consumer stocks, and how they might be impacted by the ongoing credit crunch (in fact, August consumer confidence numbers released today are down a bit). On the other hand, I have two boys, both of whom choose their "good report card" rewards from one industry - - and one …

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There can be no doubting that the Nintendo Wii, despite the still extremely silly name even after living with it for a couple of months, has been something of a gaming revolution. Not because of the power of the console, Nintendo has no gone down the Hi-Def, triple core, HD-DVD, Blu-ray, yada yada yada path of Microsoft and Sony, and it has done sales little harm. Nope, this revolution is being backed by good old fashioned fun. The factor that has all but been somehow forgotten in the competitive rush to be crowned kings of gaming hardware, it would seem …

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Everyone is up-in-the-arms about Nintendo's new console beating Sony's. The sales of the Wii in November (roughly 467,000) are more than double the PS3 sales (147,000), according to NPD. But what most articles about this don't talk about: the PS2 is still winning, and easily. It managed to sell 664,000 Playstation 2 units. That's a lot. Especially for an old console. Why is this so? Many people probably like their PS2s. After all, that's why the Playstation 2 became so popular. The Playstation 3 also costs way too much. The Blu-ray support adds a lot of $$$, and Sony's been …

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Just as the games console which has the honor of being at once both one of the most innovative entertainment devices to arrive in our homes and the most stupidly named, the Nintendo Wii, arrives on the market so a lawsuit starts that attacks the very heart of that innovation: the remote control. Interlink, a California based remote control manufacturer, alleges that Nintendo has violated its patent as far as the motion-sensitive technology within the Wiimote is concerned. Although the Wii was only released this week in the UK, being a tech journalist I naturally have been able to have …

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All 3 major game consoles have been released -- Microsoft's Xbox 360, Nintendo's Wii, and Sony's Playstation 3. Out of all of these, the [URL="http://today.reuters.com/news/articlebusiness.aspx?type=technology&storyID=nN29388999&from=business"]PlayStation 3 appears to be losing[/URL]. Why? The previous generation console, the PS2, dominated consoles created by Microsoft and Nintendo. The answer lies in the companies objectives when creating their console. Microsoft basically created something with better graphics, and focused on what was most popular in their previous console: Xbox Live. The graphics aren't a huge leap on all games, but they found what worked. They're doing alright. Nintendo decided to think outside the box. They …

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[URL="http://metasploit.blogspot.com/"]H.D.Moore[/URL], he of Metasploit toolkit fame, has vowed to publish details of one browser vulnerability every day during July. Already he has been true to his word with exploit information relating to Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari but nothing that would help any would be attacker run unauthorized code on an unsuspecting victim’s computer. Although officially Moore claims it is to publicize the inherent dangers of browsers, there is a feeling that it might also have something to do with a bit of a spat between Moore and Microsoft. Only a couple of weeks ago Microsoft berated the security researcher …

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Sony used to have game. Its hold on the console market anything but inscrutable, being down to a long standing dedication to technical innovation, game play and pricing. But could that all be due to change following the debut of the PlayStation 3, dubbed PayStation, at E3 last week? Not only does Sony appear to have lost the pricing plot, but technical specs leave much to be desired as well. Let’s start at the bottom, bottom line that is. At $599 the PS3 will be far and away the most expensive games console money can’t buy. The industry insider talk …

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