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Square Enix Countdown Ends, Lord of Vermilion 2 Unveiled!

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280w ago - Just over a week ago Square Enix launched a countdown for a new video game title, and it didn't take long for some of the artwork to leak out.

Since then, the teaser site was updated daily with new images acting as clues, and speculation led to Lord of Vermilion.

Today the countdown has ended, and as pictured below the game revealed on the [Register or Login to view links] is indeed a sequel dubbed Lord of Vermilion 2.

To quote: Now that the countdown is over, the title that was shrouded behind mystery has been revealed. Come this autumn, the sequel to Lord of Vermilion will make it's way on the scene.

Unfortunately, no platforms have been revealed, but wouldn't it make a great PlayStation Eye game? Post your thoughts below!
 

XCM Eye Candy Chrome Shell for Nintendo DSi Unveiled!

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280w ago - Today we received word from the guys at [Register or Login to view links] of their new XCM Eye Candy Chrome Shell for the Nintendo DSi portable.

A few pictures of the replacement case are below, with the rest located on their [Register or Login to view links] page.

To quote: The XCM Eye Candy Chrome Shell for the NDSi handheld console is a unique aftermarket case that's sure to make your friends green with envy.

Made from extremely high quality plastic these cases will stand out in any crowd. To make it even easier to install, a special screwdriver is included for free... No additional tools are required!

Those interested can check out their [Register or Login to view links] page for where to get one.
 

Facebook Connect Photo Integration with Nintendo DSi Launches

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281w ago - First announced with the recent Nintendo DSi System Update, today Facebook connect photo integration with Nintendo DSi launches.

Press Release: FACEBOOK CONNECT PHOTO INTEGRATION WITH NINTENDO DSI LAUNCHES TODAY

Free New Integration Lets Users Upload Photos to Their Facebook Profiles

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 3, 2009 - Starting today, Nintendo DSiā„¢ owners have even more ways to share their experiences with friends and family. Using an Internet-connected Nintendo DSi system and the Nintendo DSi Camera application, Facebook members can take pictures with either of the system's two cameras and upload their photos directly to their Facebook profile. This function will be available after 5 p.m. Pacific with a free downloadable system update.

While reviewing pictures they've stored in the Nintendo DSi Camera album, which includes photos taken by users and manipulated using the built-in interactive lenses, users can simply tap the Facebook icon on the system's touch screen to instantly transmit photos to the user's Facebook profile. The user's system must be configured to a wireless broadband Internet connection for the transmission of photos.

"Facebook and Nintendo DSi...
 

Nintendo Finally Feels the Pain as Sony Continues to Struggle

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281w ago - For the first time, the economic downturn appears to have caught up with the maker of the Wii, as sales and profits plunge.

Nintendo continues to operate profitably, something that can't be said for Sony, which faces the same conditions that Nintendo does, but announced another losing quarter today.

To quote: Japanese electronics companies face two significant issues when it comes to the current economy. The first is that the crisis has caused the currencies of larger, stable economies to increase in value.

The strength of the Yen has meant that overseas sales, which constitute the majority for many of these companies, are worth less; both Nintendo and Sony have been hit with this problem.

The second issue is that consumer spending has dropped, which means fewer products sold. So far, this hadn't been as severe a problem for Nintendo, but the trend finally caught up with it this quarter.

Compared to the same quarter a year ago, handheld sales dropped by nearly a million units, to just under 6 million total (over half of those were the DSi). Wii sales dropped by more than half, with only 2.23 million sold in the previous quarter. Software didn't fare as badly,...
 

Nintendo Releases First DSi System Update, Blocks Flash Carts

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281w ago - Update: According to [Register or Login to view links], the new DSi Firmware v1.4 has reportedly blocked all flash carts but adds Facebook functionality. Some flash carts are updatable for the DSi, but as of yet there is apparently no work-around.

Today German site PlanetDS.de (linked above) is reporting that Nintendo's DSi handheld has received its first System Update.

There is currently no word yet on whether this targets Nintendo DSi Homebrew.

To quote, roughly translated: Nintendo has released the first system update for the Nintendo DSi. In version 1.4 the DSi Shop comes out with a new version and an update of the Nintendo DSi Browser can be downloaded.

The improvements that have been made, are a slightly better browsing speed and some security updates.

In addition, in Japan the Flipnote Studio received an updated as well. For now the US and Europe are still waiting for this free DSiWare opportunity to come.
 
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