Sean Kenney has one of the best job titles in the world. Calling himself a “professional kid”, Kenney has been making artworks and models out of LEGO for several years now, and has been commissioned by several companies.
If you need a place to juice up your Nintendo DSi or DSi LL (XL here in the states), you could plug in into that boring old AC adapter that came with your system – or you could do this…
The guys at Hori Japan have come out with this ridiculously gleeful Pikachu charging stand (translated) for Nintendo’s latest handheld systems.
The Professor Layton series may not be quite as big in the western world as it is in Japan, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate a good puzzle–or a cracking good Nintendo DS case. This booklike case not only offers protection for your handheld… it intellectualizes it, too!
It’s a new take on the holiday bundle: according to Best Buy’s Black Friday ad, Nintendo DSi units are going to be available already loaded with DSiWare items to save new owners the trouble of downloading their favorites (and paying for them!)
One of the main reasons to buy a Nintendo DSi instead of a DS Lite is the built-in digital camera. Now you can add to your creative photography options thanks to this new kit from Thrustmaster.
The DSi Studio Kit provides you with a variety of shooting options including a removable flash, and wide angle, macro/close-up and telephoto lens attachments.
If you’re looking for a simple (and removable) way to customize a gaming system, vinyl stickers and clings can be a good place to start. The (likely) lack of permanent damage offers a safety net to the clumsy and un-artistic, and it doesn’t take much effort to produce something that looks slick and personalized, like this Nintendo DSi redone as a monument to the Mooninites of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, who do whatever they want, whenever they want, all the time.
I think my favorite part of this is that the DSi camera just seems like a part of the picture.
Sure, the Nintendo DSi is pretty nice (though apparently not big enough), but that camera just doesn’t have enough oomph for some people. You know the type: the folks who need giant thrusting accessories, be they useful or not.
…it’s just that this sort of brotherly love tends to be more about punching and less about hugging. Call it the Super Smash Bros. Call it domestic violence. But you know everyone wants to see this guy’s DSi when he whips it out in public!
So you’ve got a Nintendo DS, or maybe a DSi. Maybe even something else, some other gadget with a similar shape. You’ve got to put it into something to protect those smooth surfaces. Why not shove it down the gullet of a friendly monster?
Seriously, this has to be the least-scary monster I’ve ever seen, even with those fangs.
At last! The Oregon Trail, the pinnacle of depression in gaming (or should that be the nadir?) will be available on DSiWare. Just in case, you know, you couldn’t already play it on seven or eight other devices in your home, like your computer, iPhone, or toaster.
If you’re one of the thirteen people in the world not familiar with The Oregon Trail, here’s the quick version: it’s a game in which you’re probably gonna die, and if not you, then someone, and it will likely be from dysentery.
Ever wanted to learn how to draw and paint, but don’t have the time or money to deal with real world art supplies? Well if you happen to own a Nintendo DSi, you can sign up for the Art Academy without so much as buying a tube of paint.
Art Academy: First Semester (do I smell a sequel already?)
I love playing video games because they give me quantifiable proof of my progress, unlike in real life where sometimes (cue violins) you just don’t know where you are, what you’re supposed to do and where you’re going (stop music).
If you were smart fortunate enough to have picked up a Japanese DSi, you’re going to want to check this out: Aa Mujou Setsuna, a bullet-hell style vertical shmup available on the serious cheap: 500 Nintendo points.
Flip Notebook has been in this space before, only then it was Moving Memo Pad, and it was limited to the Japanese Nintendo DSi. Now, however, the free animation app for DSiWare is suddenly available, outside the regular release schedule.
If you feel the need to ugly up your Nintendo DSi, Takara Tomy has a creative way of managing it: magic film note stickers. What? Exactly.
These Memo Film notepad stickers actually aren’t a bad idea; there’s definitely plenty of reason to take notes while grinding away at one of the DS’s lengthy RPGs.
Facebook has hit the Nintendo DSi–in Japan, at least–in a limited, if useful sense. The combo was announced at E3 with little fanfare, and no detail, but thanks to a recent update, Japanese DSi owners can now upload pictures they’ve taken with the handheld straight to Facebook.