DS..hand help video games

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DS..hand help video games
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Fri, 03-20-2009 - 8:02am

Hi there !

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Fri, 03-20-2009 - 11:23am

LOL....he's not the only one. My son is 6 yo and doesn't have one, nor do I have

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Mon, 03-23-2009 - 2:31pm

My kids have one... sort of.

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Mon, 04-13-2009 - 6:15pm

Hey Sue ,
Brianna does not have a DS.

We do have a game she plays on mine it's Personal Trainer Math, the only reason why we have it and she uses the DS is because it's a learning game.

She has a Leapster 2 that she uses and that's all educational.
We also have a Wii and she does use that but the Wii isn't your average video game system it's actual exercise.

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Registered: 04-08-2003
Tue, 04-14-2009 - 3:40pm

I let my son play Sudoko on my DS, but I figured it would help him learn to pay attention to everything around him to help him in his chess tournaments. Then daddy sold his hand-held Sony to get a DS for his 7th birthday.

I personally like having one for the parents & then letting the kids play with it ... I think you have more control that way. But hubby & I disagree I guess, LOL.

He only has 2 games and they force him to read. So in that aspect we like it. I do put it up high while he's at school so all of his homework & gymnastics are done before gets the DS.

Oh BTW, I noticed nobody explained what a DS is for you ... it's the new Nintendo hand-held. It takes over the Gameboy, but does allow you to play old Gameboy games on it as well. We play games that are about 20 years old on it.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 04-15-2009 - 9:10am
The new DSi does not have a slot for old Gameboy games.
Just to clairify that there is a difference between the new DSi and the older version the DS.

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Sat, 04-18-2009 - 10:49am
Thank for letting us know that, something I did not know.

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Sat, 04-18-2009 - 11:19am

Yeah that's exactly why I didnt get the new DS-i.

didn't need the camera and mp3 player, they have shakers and I've got an ipod. And we still have some of the old "gameboy video" cartages the kids like to watch.

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Sat, 04-25-2009 - 9:05pm

Whew! Am I glad those came out a few days after my son's birthday. Daddy really had a hard time trying to decide if he should give it a little late or not. My son often goes back & play all the games my hubby bought when he was a teen.

Too bad. That has always been one of my favorite things with Nintendo.

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"Only when we are sick of our sickness shall we cease to be sick."

~ Lao-Tzu, from The Tao Te Cheng