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DS headset reaches exciting new levels of cheapness

We've been following the continual drop in price of the DS headset for a while. Every time it shows up on Amazon with a new price, we think "Wow, we should totally buy one! It's never going to be any cheaper than this!" But this time, it's cheap for real. Amazon is running out of the amount by which they could reduce the price.

Right now, the retailer is offering new Nintendo-brand DS headsets for just $5.68. You could get one for each ear, and carry on conversations with yourself as you play Metroid Prime: Hunters against yourself (although, yes, one would be on backwards)! Or you could save an extra one in case the first one gets all nasty from being in your ear! Or you could just not spend very much money and have a headset.

Menu-tacular! Advance Wars screens expose nuts and bolts

Nintendo has fired a volley of fifty Advance Wars: Days of Ruin screens in our direction, a fortnight before the game launches on January 21st. This fresh batch focuses on the title's wealth of options, and it's fair to say that the game is looking as menu-heavy as ever.

As well as the title screen, we also get to see quite a bit of the Map Center, some shots of the various Wi-Fi functions (including a reminder that the game will support full voice chat online), and even, uh, what the game's icon will look like as you boot up your DS to play; comprehensive, much?

Fortunately, there's also lots of nice fighty-fighty screens, such as the one to the right, so get clicking, future COs!

Gallery: Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

[Via press release]

Our day is anything but ruined by this new Advance Wars 2 trailer

As with all JeuxFrance videos, you might have to put up with some longer-than-usual load times and buffering issues, so keep that in mind. The video has some of the screens from our gallery below, so portions of it may be familiar, but for the most part it is brand new. Deliciously brand new. And with all of the other videos available, we're finding it to be incredibly difficult to keep our jaw off the ground.

Gallery: Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin to support online, voice chat, and Map Center

Previews for Advance Wars: Days of Ruin reveal that the game's cheerful tone isn't the only thing Intelligent Systems stripped from the turn-based strategy title; fans of the series can expect to find a lot of the "distractions and unnecessary elements" that plagued previous games to be missing. Dual-screen battles and "many advanced units" were cut, and unbalancing CO powers have been softened in favor of more strategic maneuvering.

Gamers waiting for online support's inevitable addition can rejoice, however, as Wi-Fi battles and voice chat made the list of new features planned for Days of Ruin's January 21st, 2008 release. A Map Center system of sharing, rating, and downloading online maps will also come included with the 170 scenarios on the cart.

New troops like the Motorbike (lightly-armed vehicles that can capture territories), Flare (infantry capable of clearing fog-of-war from a distance), and Duster (air units equipped to fight off aerial and ground opponents) promise to add creative angles to past tactics. Check past the post break for more off-screen videos of those units in action.

Read - 1UP's Advance Wars: DoR hands-on impressions
Read - GameSpot's Advance Wars: DoR hands-on impressions
Read - Kotaku's Advance Wars: DoR hands-on impressions
Read - IGN's Advance Wars: DoR off-screen videos

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