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« on: March 17, 2008, 08:15:37 PM »
So, what has recently come to the fore is a question of classification.

The newest Nintendo handheld system is officially named the Nintendo DS.  My sister calls it the GameBoy DS.  We have since come into an argument where both sides have pretty sufficient evidence.  We are at an impasse and need help deciding once and for all what the name of the system is.

This is meant to be lighthearted fun, but still... we want an answer.  Let's see what we can come up with, alright?
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Chupperson Weird

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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2008, 08:38:17 PM »
The name is Nintendo DS. Nintendo has specifically stated that it is not part of the Game Boy line. Welcome to 2005.
That was a joke.

« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2008, 08:41:45 PM »
The official name is Nintendo DS.

It's its own thing. When it came out, Nintendo called it the "third pillar", the other two pillars being the GCN and GBA. Since it was its own pillar, the DS is definitely not part of the Game Boy line.

Hope this helps you win an argument.

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megamush

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2008, 08:42:39 PM »
What does "DS" stand for anyway?
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2008, 08:51:25 PM »
Dual Screen
Developer System
Dust Strikers
Deadly Silence
Dual Strike
Dawn of Sorrow
Digging Strike
Dual Sympathy
Dragon Song
Drill Spirits
Dragon Sword
Dark Secret

Did I miss any?

-Lizard Dude

« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2008, 08:54:03 PM »
Derek Stiles.

And yeah it's not a Gameboy.
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BP

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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2008, 08:55:57 PM »
Drawcia Sorceress/Soul

And yeah it's not a Game Boy.
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MEGAߥTE

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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2008, 09:15:13 PM »
I think it stands for "Dumb Sister."

WarpRattler

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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2008, 09:15:54 PM »
LD, you missed Dual Spirits.

« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2008, 09:17:34 PM »
Doesn't Suck.

AbercrombieBaseball

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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2008, 09:53:19 PM »
I used to think it was a Game Boy myself. I don't think I knew it wasn't really a Game Boy until I read about it on here.

missingno

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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2008, 10:42:46 PM »
I'd somewhat enjoy if the DS played GB/GBC games, though.

But yeah, it's its own thing.
Ditto used Machop!

megamush

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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2008, 06:08:10 AM »
I thought DS stood for "Diagnostic System"
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ShadowBrain

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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2008, 07:41:44 AM »
It's its own thing. When it came out, Nintendo called it the "third pillar", the other two pillars being the GCN and GBA. Since it was its own pillar, the DS is definitely not part of the Game Boy line.
Maybe this is just me, but I think that Nintendo should win some kind of architectural award for being able to balance themselves on two pillars for so long.

Also, I've probably said this before, but why is (or, at least at its "beginning", was) so much of the DS software self-referential? It's really dumb, to be honest; it's not like there were a bunch of Game Boy Color games like Mario: Giga Bowser Chaos or The Legend of Zelda: Ganon's Big Crash. How was it unoffically decided that almost every game had to have some sort of "DS" reference?
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Chupperson Weird

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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2008, 10:13:48 AM »
The Devs thought they were being clever. (They were.)
Also it's just about the same as Super This and That or Whatever 64.
That was a joke.

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