No links here. I just want to share a few comments about Nintendo. First of all, I wish there were more DS games. I can understand a slim library at launch but it has been a few months now and the releases have been sparse. Waiting for the killer apps like Metroid Hunters, Nintendogs and Mario Kart DS feels like an eternity. Speaking of Mario Kart DS, how will it get online? I hope we will not have to hang around EB stores or something like that. Ideally the Nintendo DS will connect to its servers through Airport on my Mac. I read something about a USB adaptor so fingers crossed that Nintendo will support OS X. GBA compatibility on the DS feels like a mistake. Don't get me wrong, the screens of the DS are much sharper, brighter and colourful than the GBA SP and I am enjoying re-playing older games just to see them at their best. I think it was a mistake to make the DS backwards compatible for two reasons. First, the DS is supposed to be the third line of Nintendo's consoles, not GBA 2. If Nintendo really wanted to make that point they would not include this compatibility. They probably realised how thin the DS games library would be in the months following the launch so they added this feature as a temporary solution. Second, the DS is bulky enough as it is so taking away all the GBA components would make it slimmer. I suspect that at some point a re-designed DS will come out that excludes the GBA components, just like GB compatibility was taken out of the GameBoy Micro. Speaking of the Micro, when will it be released? The screen is supposed to be better than the DS's, the price will be low and it would easily fit into my pants' pockets. I hope it comes out soon. There is supposed to be a GBA 2 in the future and I look forward to GC-class graphics on that. It should feature a hard drive so that games, video and audio files can be stored on it. Think an iPod for games. I am still wondering what the Revolution's controller will be. My best guess is that it will be a touch-pad or a track-ball with force feedback. For playing the older games we will need GC controllers; there are four such ports on the Revolution prototype. Nintendo may be waiting for Microsoft and SONY hype to calm down before revealing their products. They know that their consoles are going to be compared and they would want to look the best from this comparison. The Revolution could be great but I think portable games will be the most innovative for the next ten years. Once getting online becomes accessible to most DS and PSP players their consoles will start gathering dust. My GC will probably gather dust when I get my hands on the DS games mentioned above.