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Free Wi-Fi for DS no more at North American McDonald's now

Personally, we can't remember the last time we were in a McDonald's, so this news comes as, uh, well ... news to us. You see, the partnership between McDonald's and Wayport actually expired back in November of last year. Canadians are also up the same creek without a paddle, as the deal with Fatport also expired. This is not to say you can't still get online at McDonald's, it'll just take a bit more for you to get online with your DS.

Apparently, using the DS Opera Browser or a wi-fi dongle with a laptop will still allow you to get your DS online. But, as one might imagine, these alternatives aren't the best. Unless you go with the second choice, you won't even be able to enjoy a game online. Oh well, if it forces you to get wireless internet in your home, it can't be all that bad of a thing, right?

Nintendo dropping the DS browser?

While this definitely goes down in the unsourced rumor book, word on the street forums is that Nintendo may be dropping production of the DS Opera Browser. Considering the lack of buzz or marketing for the DS's internet foray, and the long months of delay that passed before it came to the US, we can't say we're surprised, but we're a little sad. We'll just have to look to homebrew solutions to save the day on this one. In the meantime, we've still got one up for grabs -- but hurry, the contest ends tomorrow!

Reminder: Pick up a DS Browser on us!

We thought a friendly reminder about the ongoing contest might be in order -- you have until this Friday to send in your best amusingly captioned DS images. We're so nice, we're even making a few ourselves to help get you inspired! Check after the break for a much better effort, courtesy of JC. C'mon, you can do better than this ... so get to work and pick up that free browser, because free stuff is good.

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Cheaper than full price, but more expensive than free

If you're not too confident with your LOLDS photoshopping skills, there's always another option that you might want to consider -- actually buying the Nintendo DS Lite Browser. Spending money is for chumps, we agree, but with Amazon's day-long sale, you can feel significantly less chumpy about parting with your cash.

Usually selling for $29.99, the web browsing application has been discounted down to $21.99 at the online retailer. Throw another $3 item on your order, and you'll also be eligible for Amazon's Free Super Saver Shipping. You'll be loading up random images of anthropomorphised pets in no time!

[Via CAG]

DS Fanswag: Win your own Nintendo DS Browser

Move over, Caturday -- it's time for DS macros to take the stage. It's no secret that we're somewhat fond of those memes from the internets around here. Some may even say we're too fond, but really, is that even possible? Can there be a meme overload? Let's test it and find out. We've got a shiny new copy of the Nintendo DS Browser (Lite or Phat -- your choice!) up for grabs for the best DS macro. That's right, folks: we want to see DS macros. Cat macros are so yesterday. The DS is the new cat.

The best DS macro (as judged by the DS Fanboy staff) will win its creator this spankin' new browser, and we'll send out a couple of those Jimi game shells to the runner-up. And yes, fan folks -- if you can manage to incorporate both the DS and a cat or two, it might just earn you bonus points. All you have to do is make a lolDS pic (we expect to see a lot of weeping hinge cracks) and e-mail it as an attachment (along with your responses to this form, which allows us to post the winners) to dsfanboy.contests [at] with "lolDS contest" in the subject line. You can enter as many times as you'd like, but please, for our sanity and yours, send only one DS macro per e-mail. Get cracking, because this contest is only open through Friday, August 24; anything received after the clock ticks over onto Saturday on the east cost will be discarded. We'll announce the winners on Monday, August 27, and also show off the best DS macros, as created by you.

Don't forget to check out the official rules, as there are some very particular guidelines that must be followed if you want your entries considered. Specifically, if you are under eighteen, you must supply not only your e-mail address, but a valid e-mail address for your parents as well, so that we may notify them that you are entering this contest. Parents who do not wish their minor children to participate may have those entries removed by e-mailing us at remove.requests [at] And once again, to the disappointment of our international readers, this contest is open only to residents of the U.S.

Though we've already listed the form above, if you wish to enter, you must agree to and include this information, which means you agree to the terms and conditions of our contest as laid out in the official rules. Get reading, get clicking, and start making some pictures!

Friday Video: The letter 'F'

If you're not quite comfortable with your ability to write the letter "F," then this is the video for you! Alternately, it could be seen as a quick test of the DS Browser's handwriting recognition. It was hard to tell, since we were completely focused on the Soul Glo commercial from Coming to America playing in the background. Check it out after the jump -- it's so short, you might even want to watch it twice.

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WRUP: It's a wide world web out there edition

With the releases arriving this week, many of you U.S. readers are probably trying to get your surf on with your DS Phat or Lite. Other regions have more titles to choose from this week, so if you fall in that category, what do you plan on playing this weekend? For the rest of you in the U.S., will you be surfing the web, or are you looking to get your puzzlin' on?

What are you playing?

Ironic? DS Phat browser only available online

Downtrodden DS Phat owners: here comes more ammo for insults from the elitist Lite crowd. It seems that Nintendo doesn't think there are enough of you out there who refused to "upgrade" to redundant systems, and has chosen not to release the Phat-compatible version of the Opera browser (which includes a GBA-cartridge-size memory pack and would thus bulge from a DS Lite) in stores.

Not to worry, however-- much like Electroplankton, you'll still be able to buy it from Nintendo's website and from other online retailers. That's fine with us. If we had any interest in talking to people in real life, we'd have less use for a Web browser.

(We tease the DS Lite adopters, but really, if you've got a DS, you're cool with us.)

[Thanks, zshadow!]

DS Daily: So, about that browser ...

For those of us in the U.S., the DS browser is finally being released. For those of you in other markets, you've already had several months to check it out. But here's the thing: do you browse on your DS? If you're thinking of getting one when it's released in America, do you plan to use it often? For those who have it or want it ... do you have any other portable means of accessing the internet? We're curious about how many readers are out there browsing on the go.

Opera browser boxed, demonstrated

Siliconera got a chance to check out the American release of the Opera browser at SXSW, and they handily took some video of the demonstration, so we can see ... what Japanese and European DS users have been seeing for quite some time. We've been waiting so long for this application. Could it really be on the way?

They also got some pictures of the US boxart, which says that the DS browser puts "The Internet at your fingertips". That's somewhat of a strange choice of slogan; as far as we can tell, the Internet is always at your fingertips, except when you use a stylus-based input method.

DS Opera Browser coming to the US in June

Used this picture like FOUR timesObviously, wireless tube extension technology was only in its infancy here in America when Opera released its own internet browser for the Nintendo DS mid-last year. Tucked away in a laundry list of releases, however, we've noted that Opera has finally decided to port the darn thing over for our enjoyment, coming on June 4th.

Though no pricing has yet been revealed, one has to wonder exactly how many of these they're going to sell. It's nice to be able to browse in a hotspot without the bulk of a laptop, but as our sister site Joystiq notes, it lacks Flash, sound, PDF, and video support. Exactly how badly do you want to check up on DS Fanboy every hour?

European gamers enjoying DS browser

Here's good news from Europe for a change -- last week saw the release of the Opera Browser for the DS. The browser, which has two viewing modes, retails for €39.99 (or about £30). And hey, you got it before the U.S. and not too long after Japan. So if you're reading today's news about delayed games from the comfort of your couch with DS in hand, know that you have some small bonus.

For those of you in Europe who picked one up, how's it working for you? Give us your impressions. And we're surprised we haven't yet heard about any filtering services, but we're sure they're coming ....

Opera asks you guess the web page for free stuff

Opera is running an interesting contest which rewards those who know the net the best with a DS Lite and Opera web browser. By heading on over to their contest page, you'll be asked to identify four different webpages by merely seeing a zoomed in snapshot of the page's contents. The 4 different pictures on the site are tough to identify, however we're reminded of Nintendo's Touch Generations page by the fourth picture. That isn't the correct answer though, as we've scoured every inch of the site and failed to find a matching graphic.

Anyone else want to contribute some guesses?

[Thanks Captain Seagull!]

DS browser gets European release date

While there have been several topics of discussion on the DS Opera browser's Japanese and US versions, we, along with the rest of the inter wubs, have been remiss and apologize for not including the vast European gamescape (it is too a word!). Releasing on October 6th for £30, the browser will include the same set of features as the Japanese and US versions of the software, aside from the ability that allows the user to slide between alternate worlds.

Ok, we may have made that last part up...

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DS Opera endures real life test

Joshua Zimmerman, the gentleman responsible for creating the above video, decided he'd enlighten us all with a lengthy demonstration of the final DS Opera browser that recently released in Japan and will soon make its way to the rest of the gaming world. In taking it through its paces, Joshua shows how surfing, inputting text, and the zoom-in feature will work, as well as giving us a close look at page loading times for the browser.

[Thanks Twenty5!]

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