First Look: Nintendo DSi
The cameras present users with interesting ways to interact with their games while giving developers a new tool to devise creative games and experiences. I tried one such new game (details to come soon) that incorporates the cameras and your motions to create an amazing experience.Nintendo is very proud (and rightly so) of this new camera system, so much so that it's boasting: "If the touch screen gave Nintendo DS a sense of feel and the microphone allowed it to hear, the two cameras give Nintendo DSi the sense of sight." The second enhanced feature is called Nintendo DSi Sound. It's an application that serves as an interactive voice recorder and music player. It allows users to actually play around with their music while they listen to it. You can access different audio filters and also control the pitch and speed of recorded voice or music files to alter voices or change the tempo. The microphone is located between the two screens when the DSi is open. There is also a stereo headphone jack that lets users listen to music saved on an internal SD card, even with the screen shut. Finally, the built-in Nintendo DSiWare application allows users to purchase and download from the new app store. Software titles can be downloaded (with a payment system involving Nintendo DSi Points similar to Nintendo's WiiWare system for the Wii) directly to the DSi. Developers are being invited to create new titles that take full advantage of the portable's new features.