November 23, 2004

Nintendo DS Changes the Rules of the Game

Originally posted by Shelly Palmer from EmmyAdvancedMedia, reBlogged by ts

With Nintendo DS, dual screens and touch-screen technology allow you to interact with games like never before. Wireless communication allows you to experience real-time multiplayer gameplay, while built-in PictoChat software gives you the power to draw, write and send messages wirelessly. Nintendo DS revolutionizes the way games are played.

There’s a nice write-up in USA today.

So, what’s the big deal? Another handheld kids game out in time for the holidays. True enough, but this one is special. First of all, its street price is around $150 and, for what this is, it’s amazing. Dual screen (one of them touch-screen) and wireless. Just how cheap can this stuff actually get? If you believe the guys from Intel - there is no downward limit. We’re going to see much more handheld technology and as the feature sets grow, it is going to change the way we live. Wi-Fi, Wi-Max and RFID alone have the capacity for monumental change - add some computing horse-power and it’s a new ball game. When we look back on the early days of the transition … this class of “toy” will be considered a tipping point.

Via EmmyAdvancedMedia