I was grabbing lunch and stopped at the game store like always and to my great pleasure, there was a DS kiosk!
There were two DS units setup head to head so people could play against each other, but the other guy there didnt want to play 2 player. That bastard.
Picto chat is pretty cool. The user interface and menus are friendly and make nice sounds. The stylus makes the sound of a crayon scribbling when you "write" in picto chat. You can change all the manus to one of 6 languages (I have my iPod on all Japanese, so I like that option). Metroid Prime hunters demo was up and running as well. The game looks so good in action, much much better than the stillshots on the web. The control I must say is VERY strange with the stylus. I have been playing Prime on Gamecube for the last week straight, so I can do a direct comparison. Right now, I think that the cube is still better with control, but they didnt have the "thumb show"/ wrist strap available to check out, instad of using the stylus I used my thumb and I can say that shooting enemies is easier because you just touch the enemy and it shoots it. I'm not mentioned a bunch of things I guess. But, I was impressed and I cant wait to pick up my DS when they hit the streets.