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The Twelve (well, thirteen, actually) Sales of GameFly

Video game rental service GameFly has a pretty big year-end sale going on through January 4th for over 30 of its used DS games. Though the carts are all pre-played, each one will come with a new manual and case, so you need not worry about receiving an incomplete set.

As usual, we've picked the notable titles out of the bunch and listed them for you, except this time, we've done it in Christmas carol form!

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
DS Fanboy sent to me:
  • Twelve Diddy Kong racers Racing ($17.99),
  • Eleven Spectrobes for collecting ($15.99),
  • Ten Hoshigamis a-SRPG-ing ($14.99),
  • Nine Planet Puzzles Leaguing ($19.99),
  • Eight Custom Robos a-fighting ($12.99),
  • Seven Sim Cities a-building ($16.99),
  • Six Bombermen a-touching ($22.99),
  • Five of Sonic Rush's golden rinnngggggs ($17.99),
  • Four Mana Children ($14.99),
  • Three Elite Beat Agents ($22.99),
  • Two Mega Man Star Forces ($17.99 each),
  • And a Naruto: Ninja Council 3 ($17.99)!
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Critics' top 10: 2007 vs. kittens


2007 is almost over, and the end of the year brings joyous tidings of List Season. It's the time for taking stock of the last 12 months of gaming, and trying to make sense of it by putting things in numerical order. Join DS Fanboy for our best-ofs, worst-ofs, and other categories-ofs.

When determining the best games of the year, it's a good idea to go at it from different angles: by referencing our own history of reviews, obviously, but we must also look to the wider journalism community. Our reviews, while insightful and entertaining, were not comprehensive. We just didn't play everything. In addition, one reviewer's opinion is simply not sufficient data to make definitive conclusions, even if that one reviewer is me.

So we turned to everyone else in aggregate to see what they thought of this year's releases. We've gathered the top 10 DS games of 2007 according to their Metacritic ranking. Keep in mind that many of these games tied in Metascore, meaning that if we were to rank the games, there would be fewer than ten positions. It's still sequential, but with a lot of tie scores.

We then carefully applied science to these games in order to convert the Metacritic numbers into a rubric we feel more accurately conveys the quality of these games. Head past the post break for Metacritic's top ten DS games of 2007, graded on a scale from adorable kitten video to unbelievably adorable kitten video.

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DS Fanboy presents: Game Night 12/6/07


Quick, check your calendar. What day is this? Thursday? Awesome. That means it's time for Game Night, our weekly tradition of throwing down with you, the reader, in the best and brightest of the Wi-Fi Connect-compatible library of games. Sure, we vote for a "theme game" each week, but that doesn't mean that's all there is to play. Heck no, we've got tons of different games at our fingertips that we're dying to play. So, be sure to stop by tonight and play them with us!

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DS Fanboy presents: Game Night 11/29/07 aftermath


It felt good to be back after our break over the holiday, as we threw down in some Metroid Prime Hunters and enjoyed the company of our good friends. You could be one of those good friends, you know. All you have to do is show up at next week's Game Night and you're in our very exclusive club. It's so exclusive that anyone can join.

What should be our theme game for 12/6/07?

DS Fanboy presents: Game Night 11/29/07


Oh, how good it feels to be back. After the holiday, we're glad to be back into the swing of things. So, tonight we gather and get our game on. Join us, won't you? We sure would appreciate it.

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DS Fanboy presents: Game Night 11/15/07


If you're anything like us, when you punched out of work last night or perhaps as you were finishing dinner with the family, you felt a slight tingle run down your spine. It was the calling. It lets you know that something big is coming. An epic struggle, between the forces of Lite and Phat, where men and women meet in the arena of combat, DS clutched tightly in their hands. Well, tonight is the night it all goes down. So, kiss you loved ones goodbye and prepare for the fight of your life.

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DS Fanboy presents: Game Night 11/8/07 aftermath


Like a walk of shame after a one-night stand, we found ourselves wishing that last night's Game Night session could've lasted longer for us and not have come to a close. But, those pesky responsibilities of ours always seem to get in the way. Oh well, them's the breaks.

Hit up the poll below and vote for next week's theme game.

What should be our theme game for 11/15/07?

DS Fanboy presents: Game Night 11/8/07

We hear your cries! We know you all want to get your Worms on, as we've read in comments that you all want to play. That's great and we're glad to hear it, but just because it isn't on the poll doesn't mean you can't play it folks. Those titles in the poll are just the theme game choices and by no means do we seek to force it down your throat. If we didn't remove the game that won the previous week's poll, then everyone would vote Pokemon every week. This gives people who are interested in other games a chance to play their game of choice.

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DS Fanboy presents: Game Night 11/1/07 aftermath


Friday has become a mixed bag for us. On the one hand, it marks the beginning of the weekend, which is always nice, but it also means we have to wait a really long time before we can play games together again. And, being bloggers and having a responsibility that never ends, we rather enjoy the small break we get to play games with you awesome readers every week. So, hit up the poll below and vote for next week's theme game while we cry in the corner, waiting for Thursday to come back again.

What should be our theme game for 11/8/07?

DS Fanboy presents: Game Night 11/1/07


It's Thursday. You know what that means. We're going to get together and celebrate some good, old-fashioned multiplayer action on the DS. And, we've got something special waiting after the break. So, get a move on and get ready to get your game on.

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Rumor: Contra 4 and Ninja Gaiden coming to DS Download Stations?

GoNintendo's "inside guy" is usually spot-on with his scouted information on upcoming Download Station games, but keep in mind that this tally is anything but official. According to the mole's report, this Version 7 update to the in-store wireless stations will feature a total of twelve game demos and five videos, all of which you can see after the post break.

Playable demos for Contra 4 and Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword top the gossip, promising to bring run-n-gun shootin' and ninja-of-the-night flippin' to our handhelds soon. Once this update hits, we are going to be on these two titles like gravy on mashed potatoes. Who knows, we might even eat some mashed potatoes with gravy while we play the demo. These are crazy times we live in.

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DS Fanboy presents: Game Night 10/4/07


In just a few hours, a battle of epic proportions will be waged across the world, across DS units. There will be winners and there will be losers. It's just a fact of life that some must win and some must die. Go on into the post to see your weapon of choice.

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DS Fanboy presents: Game Night 9/27/07 aftermath


Why do all good things have to come to an end? As we dropped our fair share of blocks in Tetris DS last night, we held on for as long as we could, but eventually had to depart. As much fun as Game Night always is with you folks, we just couldn't stay longer than an hour. We wished we could, but them's the breaks,

Hit up the poll below to see what next week's theme game will be and bring us that much closer to the next Game Night.

What should be our theme game for 10/4/07?
Picross DS
Clubhouse Games
Planet Puzzle League

DS Fanboy presents: Game Night 9/20/07 aftermath


Yesterday evening was the kind of magical event that occurs when two loving people attend a nice restaurant and one of those individuals gets down on one knee, presents a ring and proposes marriage. We felt the love. We also threw down in some Metroid Prime Hunters and Tetris DS. Seriously, it was a Game Night to remember.

Let's make sure next week is even better! Vote below and rope a friend into attending. We, as well as you, know it won't be a disappointment for them.

What should be our theme game for 9/27/07?
Picross DS
Planet Puzzle League
Clubhouse Games
Tetris DS

DS Fanboy presents: Game Night 9/13/07 aftermath


Sadly, I was unable to partake in the festivities last night. No worries, we've been doing this Game Night thing for quite awhile now. So, you can bet next week I'll be there, with several bells on. In the meantime, why don't we figure out what our theme game for next week will be by voting below.

What should be our theme game for 9/20/07?
Picross DS
Planet Puzzle League
Clubhouse Games
Tetris DS
Metroid Prime Hunters

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