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Latest handheld released by Nintendo. The Nintendo DS is a portable gaming system which sports two screens, the bottom being the touch screen. The DS' main rival is of course the PSP, which is another portable gaming system released by Sony. Personally I think they're both evenly matched, they both have the good things about them and the bad things about them. Being a proud owner of both consoles, and finding both to be great portable systems, I'll go through each console:

The DS. Anybody saying the DS games are just childish, has honestly never tried playing them, and have their head so far up another gaming company's ass that it's almost popping out of their eye sockets. The games, while appealing as "childish", are extremely fun to play, and worth what you pay for. The DS has a very good battery life, the touch screen and mic adds more interactivity to games, and has a decent range of games out too. You can also go online with it, using Wi-Fi. Having said that, there is no real media(music, films etc.) available for it straight away, however Nintendo are working on many new things for the DS, including an internet service for the DS using the opera browser, which is a very good browser equivilent to the Firefox browser. There are also other ways, for instance using a play-yen. The DS is capable of 2D or 3D graphics, and the graphics are equivilent to that of the Nintendo 64.

The PSP. Right now I'm quite disappointed with the games out for PSP at the moment, however there are some pretty good ones in development as I type. The battery life for it is small, however you can buy batteries with increased battery life, but these do cost a lot. The good thing is that you can store photos, music, films and video on PSP memory cards, and it's good to have all of these in my pocket when on a long journey, with the choice of playing a game too. But the normal memory cars that comes with the PSP is only 32MB, so you have to pay for a better memory card, and they cost loads. I had to pay £90 for a 1GB memory card, and the PSP itself isn't cheap in the first place. There's also some hacks for the PSP, also known as Homebrew. It has better graphics than the DS, which is always nice to have but the actual gameplay of the games comes before graphics, and right now PSP is lacking in a good range of games.

Both consoles are around the same size and there's hardly any difference in weight.

Both are great systems, but my main reason for buying a gaming console was for games, and I'm much more satisfied with the games that Nintendo DS offers me.
Both are evenly matched consoles, but I've had much more fun with the games that Nintendo DS offers me. Fanboys should really play the games before bad mouthing them, but then again, you can't get anything through to a fanboy. ;)
by -Mike- April 18, 2006
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Noun: a friend who is usually only called upon by a friend when a more primary/prominent friend is unavailable.

Taken from the term “second string” in an athletic competition situation. In football, if the star quarterback gets injured during a play, the second string is called off the bench to replace him/her. A “Second String Friend” is essentially benched until needed, if ever.

Synonyms: Plan B, Second Choice, Secondary Friend, Benched Until Needed
I got a call from X the other night. She had an extra ticket to a concert she bought for a friend, but they couldn’t make it so she called me to ask if I wanted to go because I am her Second String Friend.
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Nintendo latest branch of consoles. Shown at E3 2004 in LA. And released in the US in November and Japan in December. Is expected to be released in early 2005 in Europe and Australia. It uses a voice recognition system, has 2 screens around the size of that shown on the GBA. Both screens are capable of 3D and 2D graphical capabilities. Uses a touch screen on the bottom screen for handheld innovation. Built in messenger chat for up to 16 people in 100 feet distnace as of now. Soon to use online capabilities. Back lit light, stereo sound, stylus and many more functions. Was the number one gaming hardware at the end of December 2004. Is not a Game Boy, it's something totally different. Also comes complete with charger and a charged battery life that lasts up to 10 hours, works with GBA SP charger.
Nintendo DS, Handheld of 2004.
by David January 03, 2005
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The superior half of the PSP/DS handheld contest.

If you're lame and you prefer graphics over gameplay, get the PSP.

However, if you want a very innovative handheld system with many addicting and wonderful games with wireless multiplayer and online support, Nintendo DS is for you.
omfg i wil get t3h psp cuz it got gr4fffffixs and gta on it omglol yes!

It's no contest that you're going to be more intelligent if you choose the Nintendo DS.
by A Little Pinprick August 26, 2006
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A handheld gaming console that was released 11/21/04. Dual Screen. A kick ass product.
This Nintendo DS rocks man.
by Mr.Guy December 25, 2004
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Nintendo's new handheld system. It features hit games like Animal Crossing DS, Meteos, and Mario Kart DS. The DS will have Wi-Fi internet service by the end of 2005. The internet service will be completley free and will feature games such as Tony Hawk (Working Title), Animal Crossing DS, and Mario Kart DS. The Nintendo DS is a unique system, and unlike the PSP (Which has better graphics, but is still just a shrunk PS2) it has touch screen control and a huge selection of great games. With a Play Yan you can play music and movies on the DS, plus the DS plays GBA games. The Nintendo DS supports many different types of Multiplayer. They are:

Wi-Fi Internet Multi-player:
Explained above.

Nintendo DS wireless download and play:
One DS hosts a game and the other people with a DS can join the game, even if they don't have the game itself. Most DS games do this. The wireless range of the Nintendo DS is 100 feet, but can be expanded with a "hotspot" that sends the wireless transmision through a more powerful source that can reach up to around 500 feet.

Nintendo DS Wireless Mulri-card play:
Same as Download and play, only each player must have their own game card inserted into the DS.

The Nintendo DS can withstand amazing damage, two mountain climbers even took their 10 Nintendo DSs to Mount. Everest, and the top of it at that, and none of them broke. They also took computers and other electronics, and most of them broke.
If you want a flashy system with great graphics, get a PSP, but if you want a system with great, unique games, plus internet, good graphics, and otherwise, get a DS.
Sony Fanboy: "The PSP can play movies and the DS can't!"

Nintendo DS user: "No, the DS can play movies and music with a Play-Yan."

Sony PSP user: "Yes, it's true the DS has more unique gameplay, but the PSP has better graphics."
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A situation in which a video game (usually produced by Nintendo) leaves you in a state of being unable to survive, complete a level, or interact with the game, usually resulting from a bug in the game's software. This state is known for being most common in old NES games, such as Super Mario Bros. 2 and Metroid.
When I jumped into that wall in Super Mario, I got Nintendo'd because I couldn't get out of it and had to restart the game.
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