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The DS Life: Going out to eat

Have you ever gone out to a restaurant for dinner with a group of friends, only to find yourself completely uninterested with your company's conversation, their tired stories and trivial grievances?

Your eyes drift to nearby tables, hoping to find something else that better deserves your attention. You chew on the ice cubes in your drink, crunching out the chatter around you. You nod your head absentmindedly to agree with your companions whilst reflecting on the reality television shows you plan to watch when you get home -- "I wonder if Greg is gonna knock out that sucka Will for kissing his girl?"

When you're stuck in situations like this, don't you wish you could just pull out your Nintendo DS until someone brings out the food?

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The DS Life: Motherly love

The DS Life is a weekly feature in which we scour the known world for narrative images of Nintendo's handheld and handheld gamers. If you have a photo and a story to match it with, send both to thedslife at dsfanboy dot com.

As our own Alisha Karabinus can likely attest, raising a baby leaves little time for anything else in your daily schedule. Taking care of everything you need to do requires some creative multitasking. Jump past the break to see what we mean!

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Passing on that fanboy love

As Nintendo fans, we're pretty much required to at least attempt to pass on that love to our spawnlings, and if you're going to do it, you might as well get started early. Y'know, before they can crawl away from you and protest over your choice of clothing. Thanks to Etsy marketeer kaytea, you can start dressing your children in geeky style before they can wriggle out of your insistent hands. The above NES-decorated onesies are available in both yellow and green for $20 -- a bargain for any fanboy parent.

Unimportant side note: You'd better believe one of these is going on the boychild. He's already alarmed.

Show and Tell: DIY gamer production

Not enough gamers in your life? Make more! That's what many parents are trying to do with their babies. Oh, not literally (or, on second thought, maybe quite literally), but rather, they're trying to encourage gaming in their children from a very young age. Reader John is one of those parents. He's been busily combining two awesome things: bonding with his infant son Micah and playing DS games.

Let it also be said: Micah has some serious hair. That's almost a Final Fantasy-level of awesome right there. On the sadder side of things, for some reason, the sight of my DS Lite seems to make my new son cry. This is tragic, and we can only hope it's a phase.

Have a gaming child? We love to show off your spawnlings, no matter how small. Just snap some pictures of them (or of anything else you have that's Nintendo-related), tell us what's up, and send it all to showmeit [at] dsfanboy [dot] com. We'll take care of the rest.

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No need to imagine: baby Jack is here!

Wondering what Alisha's been up to? Rumor had it that she and husband Christopher were expecting a baby. Thanks to this exclusive screenshot, that rumor is confirmed: it's a boy! Jack Ferenc Hendrix was born February 8, completely unaware that mere hours after the miracle of his birth, he'd be the subject of a DS Fanboy post or a lame game-blogging joke.

We spend a lot of time on the site talking about cute stuff, but no quantity of e-puppies or cutesy anime characters will ever approach the level of cuteness found in this picture. This is the real stuff right here. Congratulations, Alisha and Christopher!

DS Daily: Register your name

This morning, our friend and colleague Alisha is off gifting the world with the very latest DS Fanboy: a new consumer with nearly endless need for training, and for whom every control scheme is novel. In other words, a baby infant. We'd like to extend premature (as of writing time) congratulations!

The impending baby got us thinking about video games, as we desperately try to make things do. Specifically, game-related baby names. Everyone reading this blog is a huge nerd, and nerds do things like naming things after game characters. What's your hard drive's volume label? What's your cat's name?

We wonder if there's anyone out there bold enough, or disinterested enough in the kid's well-being, to have given their offspring a game character name, or to plan to do so in the future. Any baby Luigis out there? Otacon? Marth? Diddy? Agent Chieftain? Lolo? Phoenix? How about a Samus? Zangief? Vic Viper? Pyramid Head? Gas-O? Corn? Waiter Skeleton? Heat Man? Two-P?

Somebody please name a kid Zangief.

And all the gamers say awww

No, no, we're not looking at the adorable baby. Okay, you can look at the adorable baby, but also observe the blurry yellow bits above the adorable baby. What could they be? If you guessed question blocks, you're the big winner!

If nothing else, this craft project definitely sports an accurate title: this may, in fact, be the coolest mobile ever, but now we can't stop thinking of ways to expand on this theme. Controller cut-outs were suggested, but what about little character figures? Or better yet, tiny plushies! Gamer babies can learn to love Mario and company from an early age, right? Come February, this very blogger just may be testing that theory. Which means we might need a couple of these as well.

Have some slick gamer craft projects to show off? Don't forget about our weekly feature dedicated to all things gaming.

Gamer babies need hot accessories, too

We have extreme amounts of love for anything game-related, the wackier the better, but even if we didn't, it would be hard not to coo over this Nintendo-themed baby blanket. Gotta hook 'em while they're young, after all, if we want to make them lifetime gamers.

We tend to think the best part of this particular blanket is that the mushroom is up top, at optimal gnawing range.

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