Nintendo DS

Paid vs. Free Entertainment: A Case Study

By libertyc
February 20, 2013 // 2 Comments

Techdirt has a great write-up about a British children’s author, Terry Deary, who is on a misguided campaign against libraries. Deary believes libraries are giving away entertainment for free; he also believes they are severely damaging the book publishing industry. Techdirt’s Tim [...]

Nintendo e-book plans for 3DS handheld

By libertyc
June 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

We’ve written a fair amount on various different apps and carts that can turn the Nintendo DS into an e-book reader. Now Electric Pig has an article about Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata talking about possible e-book plans for the new Nintendo 3DS, at the Nintendo E3 keynote. Said Satoru, [...]

British children’s writer sells e-stories for Nintendo DS

By libertyc
May 20, 2010 // 1 Comment

Remember the public domain e-book cartridge that was made available for the Nintendo DS? Now British children’s author Anthony Horowitz is publishing three selected horror stories from his forthcoming collection, More Bloody Horowitz, as digital downloads through Nintendo’s DSi Ware download [...]

Next-generation Nintendo DS to feature high resolution, accelerometer—great for e-book reading?

By libertyc
March 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

New information has come to light about the next generation of Nintendo hand-held game console, to be unveiled at E3 in June. Most interestingly for e-book readers, the screens are going to have much higher resolution than the current generation and will be essentially contiguous, with no space [...]

Harlequin offers books on Nintendo DS in Japan

By libertyc
March 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

Romance publisher Harlequin has hit the Nintendo DS in Japan, according to the press release. Thirty-three titles will be offered with five of them being new titles and three of them being titles that were formerly available only on line. The books have been enhanced by offering some interactive [...]

Nintendo DSi XL to get public-domain e-book cartridge

By libertyc
February 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

We’ve reported on Nintendo DS e-book applications several times over the last few years—both homebrew apps such as dslibris and a commercial cartridge containing 100 public domain e-books released in Europe in 2008. The other day, Paul received an email suggesting the new Nintendo DSi XL could [...]

Will the next Nintendo DS be a better e-reader?

By libertyc
April 25, 2008 // 1 Comment

What will the next iteration of the Nintendo DS be like? The question is timely, for sales of this popular handheld have begun to slow. Furthermore, the DS-Lite (photo) is almost 18 month old, the typical life span of Nintendo’s handheld systems. Next generation DS? At this point, the [...]

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