Months after we'd thought this "rickroll" meme had died from overuse -- a recent survey showed that an estimated 18 million American adults have been rickrolled -- homebrew programmer Madcat1990 has brought it back, porting the popular prank to the DS.
We downloaded the application and loaded it up on our DS just to see if it really worked, and, wouldn't you know it, we rickrolled ourselves. How hilarious would it be if someone tried to run a pirated game on their DS, only to find themselves greeted with Rick Astley's sensuous, soulful voice? Expect to see flashcart manufacturers put out firmware updates with rickroll protection and anti-measures soon.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
5-05-2008 @ 11:02PM
Author X said...
Although the actual video would have been nice, I still love this homebrew. I changed the filename to HaloDS.nds before putting it on my card >.>
5-06-2008 @ 12:33AM
You could do that I suppose, or you could just take one of the videos and convert it to a format playable by one of the several homebrew video players and you'd get a better effect IMO. It's just not a rickroll without the crazy dance moves.
5-05-2008 @ 11:33PM
Finally! Every time I rickroll my friends they say "nuh-uh, I remembered not to click it". But this time, I get to watch as they get humiliated!
5-06-2008 @ 9:47AM
If ONLY I had friends who a.) owned a DS and b.) were into homebrew apps/pirating DS games.
Also: Anonymous needs to use this in the May protest against the Cult of Scientology.
5-06-2008 @ 3:32PM
I'm going to love putting this to use.