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A look back at the many, many celebs who tried to fool us into believing they played the Nintendo DS

Big time gamers, this lot.

HARD TO BELIEVE, but the original Nintendo DS came out in 2004.

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So humble in its beginnings.

Seemingly, every kid who was worth their salt got one for Christmas off Santa.

As well as classic games like Animal Crossing and Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain?

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That chap had an attitude problem to say the least, but at least our parents thought they were letting us play something educational.

Yes, the Nintendo DS was bloody everywhere - Nintendo had every moderately famous person under the sun attempting to shift units.

Here are The Saturdays having a go

The Saturdays launch A Dog is Not a Toy campaign - London Source: EMPICS Entertainment

Not enough to go around that day, unfort.

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Where’s your Nintendog now Mollie, eh?

There’s Jedward having a go on theirs

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Jedward were tasked with showing how diverse the Nintendo DS was in terms of play.

You can even play it standing up!

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Amazing. What will they think of next?

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Former Northern Northern Irish former international footballer Sammy Clingan

… Though he looks like he might actually be playing it for enjoyment. As you do.

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Bonus points for that effortless multi-tasking.

Here’s Zoe Ball doing some ‘facial yoga’

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Which I’m sure she definitely still does every day without fail.

That, and playing virtual darts with her dad.

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And, of course, Girls Aloud

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Nicola was the hardcore gamer of the group.

Cheryl’s a dab hand at Mario Kart though, be warned.

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“This where it gets intense, people.”

The console was a big hit among X-Factor contestants too – particularly Alexandra Burke and Olly Murs

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When you tell him this isn’t your first time playing the Nintendo DS

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The betrayal.

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Here’s Nicole Kidman in the absolute horrors over her brain age

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Honestly, shook.

Further proof that you can be an Oscar-winning actor and still not have it all.

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Imagine being a taxi driver and one day, to your delight, you pick up day-time TV hosts Philip Schofield and Fern Britton

… Only for them to then spend the entire journey in the back of the cab playing Big Brain Academy.

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Actually, never mind. Ant & Dec met some ‘London cabbies’ and they’re all obsessed with it as well, apparently

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Before One Direction inevitably went to shite, the lads loved playing Pokémon together

The lads introduced the game to Harry Styles like some kind of gateway drug.

Check out those vintage 1D haircuts – simpler times.

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What do actors Julie Walters and Patrick Stewart do during rehearsal breaks?

Play Brain Training, obvs.

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Kate Hudson’s the same, flat out playing in her trailer

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Liv Tyler also seemingly had massive issues concentrating and so naturally turned to the Nintendo DS for help

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What is going on in Hollywood? Like, is everything ok?

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Memory loss is even starting to affect Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host Chris Tarrant

So much so, that e even forget his and his, eh, now ex-wife’s wedding anniversary.

Absolute scenes.

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