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I love the DSi too. Pure awesome.

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone here knows a good way to fix the scratches on the touch screen of a DSLite. (I'm very careful with my system, but sometimes the stylus has a jagged edge or a bit of something on it that scratches the screen.) I heard once that toothpaste is a good way to fix scratches. Anyone know of a way?

I don't know of any way to get scratches out once you've got them, but I'd highly recommend screen protectors to prevent any more.

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Just started Chibi Robo for DS, and it's fun so far. Even though it's totally different than Pikmin, it has something of a similar feel for me.

I started Chibi Robo: Park Patrol awhile back, but I got like 2 of the other characters before losing interest. I never played the GameCube one so I can't compare it to that.

With all the talk of the DSi, I'm still waiting for the chance to try it hands-on before I even think about upgrading my Lite (a red-lidded one that kind of has a matte body to it anyway). I've give up waiting for GameStop to upgrade their kiosks... :-x

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I used to worry about scratches for the DS. You only really see them when you try to look for it, but I mean, it's a touch screen.. you almost have to expect them to appear eventually. I hate screen protectors because they almost seem impossible to get on without any air bubbles. :\

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I used to worry about scratches for the DS. You only really see them when you try to look for it, but I mean, it's a touch screen.. you almost have to expect them to appear eventually. I hate screen protectors because they almost seem impossible to get on without any air bubbles. :\

not to mention how they screw with the sensitivity

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I've been loving the DSi since it came out; the size and camera have been my two favourite bits. Also, having tried both the old (and very terrible) DS Lite browser, and the new DSi browser, I can safely say that the new one is actually decent. Sure its not mind breaking, but compared to the old one (which was lucky if it actually loaded a page at times, even with the memory expansion), its nice to be able to look at some websites on the go without the need for a laptop.

I just wish there were more DSiWare games available!

I got a giant, pretty obvious scratch on my original DS. I really don't care tbh.

Same here, but mine came with the scratch when I bought it (huzzah for $90 DS!)(it was actually a new one, surprisingly), but I still somehow got full trade price (i.e. more than I paid for it) when I got my DS lite.

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not to mention how they screw with the sensitivity

Really? Because I found them to not affect it at all. Maybe you just had really shitty ones or you put them on wrong or something.

Mine work great.

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The scratches on my DS are slowly becoming more noticeable.

Damn you Rhythm Heaven emot-argh.gif

Though I guess using the larger DS Lite stylus (lost my originals) isn't helping either

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So I've been wanting a DS for a while. I've sort of been waiting for the Lite to drop in price after the DSi was released, but that never happened, and I just got my tax return so I'm planning to just suck it up and by a DS with it.

The question is, should I get a DS Lite or a DSi? I don't have any version of the DS at all right now, so it's not a question of "upgrading". The DSi costs like $50 more than the Lite and loses the GBA slot (which would be nice to have, but I have a GBA SP that still works fine, so it's not all that big a loss), and adds some cameras, a microphone, and from what I hear a small increase in general quality (bigger, brighter screen, better buttons and controls, etc), plus the DSiWare thing and a slot for SD cards to put stuff (including music, IIRC?) on.

So is it worth it? It seems like the DSi is trying really hard to be an all-in-one type of thing (ie camera, music player, internet browser, etc) but that's not really what I'm interested in. I just want to play DS games. I've heard talk of DSi exclusive games in the future -- does that just refer to DSiWare (which I've heard is generally pretty unimpressive), or what? If the Lite got cheaper I'd pick it up in a heartbeat, but I'm tired of waiting for a price drop that may never happen, and I'm wondering if the DSi is worth the $40 extra it costs.

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Most DSiWare sucks so far, but I spent the free points you get last night on the Mario vs. Donkey Kong game, and it's great. (I think the deal is if you buy a new DSi and register it before October, you get 1,000 points for the store).

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That's nothing. CE's Brawl thread got to 773,426 before it was locked.

BUt this thread is better because I post in it, so there :razz:

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So I've been wanting a DS for a while. I've sort of been waiting for the Lite to drop in price after the DSi was released, but that never happened, and I just got my tax return so I'm planning to just suck it up and by a DS with it.

The question is, should I get a DS Lite or a DSi? I don't have any version of the DS at all right now, so it's not a question of "upgrading". The DSi costs like $50 more than the Lite and loses the GBA slot (which would be nice to have, but I have a GBA SP that still works fine, so it's not all that big a loss), and adds some cameras, a microphone, and from what I hear a small increase in general quality (bigger, brighter screen, better buttons and controls, etc), plus the DSiWare thing and a slot for SD cards to put stuff (including music, IIRC?) on.

So is it worth it? It seems like the DSi is trying really hard to be an all-in-one type of thing (ie camera, music player, internet browser, etc) but that's not really what I'm interested in. I just want to play DS games. I've heard talk of DSi exclusive games in the future -- does that just refer to DSiWare (which I've heard is generally pretty unimpressive), or what? If the Lite got cheaper I'd pick it up in a heartbeat, but I'm tired of waiting for a price drop that may never happen, and I'm wondering if the DSi is worth the $40 extra it costs.

I haven't had any personal experience with the DSi, so I can't say for sure, but it might be worth it for the upgraded controls. The DS is my favorite game system to come out since the PS2, but the DS lite has very cheap and crappy controls. Way worse then even the original DS and PSP. Awful d-pad and buttons, OK shoulder buttons, and the worst standard start/select buttons I've EVER used in over 20 years of gaming. The DSi seems to fix these problems, so if you are planning to use your DS a lot (I've used mine for many hundreds of hours personally), 40 bucks might be worth it for the control upgrades alone. Think of the bigger screen and other extras as just gravy.

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DS Lite has the worst D-Pad I've ever used. I litterally can not get Bum/Phantom Rush blitz in Final Fantasy VI Advance to work on the DS Lite. I can only do it when playing on my GBA/GameCube adapter.

So just a heads up there. Worst D-Pad ever.

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Wow, I didn't realize that the DS Lite controls were quite that bad. I mostly wanted to make sure the DSi didn't have any crippling minor flaws like that. I talked to BardicKnowledge on #ocremix and it sounds like the DSi is the way to go. It's not that much extra cash, and since my SP still works fine the loss of the GBA slot isn't that big a deal.

I've heard it's pretty easy to scratch up your touch screen with certain games, though (Elite Beat Agents -- one I'm definitely interested in getting -- was mentioned specifically). I read back a few pages in this thread and there's mention of screen protectors. Anyone use one? Know specific brands to look for or avoid? Third-party accessories like that always vary hugely in quality, so if anyone has any experience with that one way or another it'd be a huge help.

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