New DS peripheral @ Tokyo Game Show

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  1. tenchan4
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    Played this at Tokyo Game Show yesterday, and can honestly say this is a DS peripheral I would definitely buy.

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    I know it looks just like a cheep plastic knob, but it's sturdy and has some weight to it. I think it's made of metal or something. It really makes arkanoid feel like the old arcade version, in every respect. Plus the new Space Invaders Extreme was really fun to play using it as well.

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    Anyone think this rare version of the game will ever get dumped?

    More info on the games:
    TGS 2007: Arkanoid DS, Space Invaders Extreme, and a sweet paddle peripheral
     


  2. jgu1994

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    I saw this on ds fanboy a few weeks back, its a good idea, but it will be a bit hard to utilize. All i can see are space invaders, and breakout clones.
     
  3. Hadrian

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    Yeah it also comes with Arkanoid DS first. Its a old fashion game paddle.

    Looking forward to the new Arkanoid and Space Invaders, looks like they've finally done some good new versions.
     
  4. jesterscourt

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    Why can't it be flush with the Lite? Argh.
     
  5. Sonicandtails

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    Because people like me don't want/have the Lite.
     
  6. mikagami

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    Do not want. I want my Lite to stay... light.
     
  7. Awdofgum

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    I came in here hoping it would be a mini guitar peripheral for the Guitar Hero DS.
    But that looks alot fun.
     
  8. ghettobob

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    What about the silver DS Lite ?
    Is that not unique too?
     
  9. MaHe

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    It's been out for quite a while in Japan ...
     
  10. Urza

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    Ryuusei no Rockman.
     
  11. reaperman@home

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    might be good for some homebrew driving games and other sims, but I wouldn't imagine taito ever developing/packing this with any non-retro commercial titles or licensing its use.

    I like that it gets this kind of idea out there, paving the way for similar accessories. Ideally I think that accessory/grips are an even better idea, covering the entire base.

    I think that a generic controller-grip accessory would be best with removable/interchangable control units allowing the unit to accept small knobs, flight or arcade sticks, buttons, keypads etc while leaving room for a larger rumble pak. Commercially I don't think it will ever happen unless it's done by one of the pirate hardware companies, since we're about the only people out there with 'crazy hardware attachment' budgets where I game budgets should be.
     
  12. jesterscourt

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    I'm sorry. Well, I have a lite (after I sold my phat to a friend) and aside from a few d-pad issues, I like it a lot better. Brightness, better battery life, and it doesn't look retarded when someone sees me pulling it out of my pocket. As for the whole hand cramping issue, I have a 3rd party wing case that fixes that issue for marathon gaming sessions.

    Although I'm not making this into a "which is better" issue. I've tried both and PERSONALLY I like the DS Lite better overall. They both have their positive and negatives. Snaking is damn near impossible for me now, for example.

    Back on topic, When the DS camera thing came out a month or so ago, I saw that it was flush with the NDSL, I was figuring/hoping that everything else would follow their lead. I guess not.
     
  13. JPH

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    I won't be buying that - and how in the hell are they going to dump that?
     
  14. Urza

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    I think he means the game, not the controller.
     
  15. robowns

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    lol, i wouldnt be seen with an original ds they are huge, look like a bender carrying one of them around
     
  16. iffy525

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    looks cool but i dont want to spend money on it. its not THAT cool.
     
  17. Urza

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    I'd get it if it was only like 10USD.

    Also, think about the modding possibilities. I'd get a whole bunch and take them apart.
     
  18. Hadrian

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    I don't think it'll be available to buy separately from the games. At the moment I know that you can either buy Arkanoid DS with it or without when its released in Japan. Nothings been said about Space Invaders Extreme will have it included other than it'll support it.
     
  19. Kellicros

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    Isn't this this same thing? Yeah, add another game to the list. [​IMG]
     
  20. Hadrian

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    Exactly the same thing.