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Monday, 06.Dec.2004

15:14 - retail therapy // gaming

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so, after hearing about the NintendoDS, I was somewhat intreguied (my inability to spell it did not deter from my feeling of it). After reading the various praises being sung of this device by webcomic folk, I was interested. After playing the Metroid: Hunters demo in the stores this last weekend, I had to have it.

I must admit, the stylus interface is really quite cool. I haven't had a chance yet to really play some multiplayer, but it sure does look fun. I also picked up the Mario varient for this platform, and it's quite fun. I like the attention to detail in the graphics and moves available. I admit it, I'm a kid at heart, I like Mario. That, and the atmospheric sound fx are done very well considering there are only two speakers to work with. 'Bout the only thing I don't like is having to use the stylus in my left hand, but I can't really see using my left thumb for all the other commands so there really isn't any other option, I guess.

Though the size of the game cartridges scares me. I'm afraid I might accidentally swallow one, or something. I shit you not, these things are *slightly* larger than a quarter.

So yeah, my scholastic inabilities are still making life teh sux0r, but at least now I have spiffy video games to play. :)

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From:gregory_geiger
Date:0:31 07.Dec.2004 (UTC)

i dunno

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I mean you drop ~200$ on it for a small hand held video game. Does the wireless some already plugged in? Can you send messages? I guess I will have to play with one to see how much there is a need. But the games offered so far don't grip me, yet. Do another review of it in a month. ;-)

Your homework is going to suffer, isn't it. :-P
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From:lograh
Date:0:47 07.Dec.2004 (UTC)

Re: i dunno

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nah, homework won't suffer much. I've allready passed up two hours worth of vid-gaming opportunities to study today. It is proving helpful while I'm sitting on the phone trying to get through to tech support or sales. :) Besides, I've hit the point with this class where the time spent studying isn't the issue, it's the specific examples being studied. I need to find some way to study this that makes sense because the normal stuff isn't sinking in.

the wireless is built-in, but doesn't appear to have a tcp/ip stack and instead only works for multiplayer stuff with other DS systems in the wireless range. built-in system-system chat, though, so if you're really bored and there's another DS in range you can send eachother stupid messages.

oh yeah, I'll do a review after I have tried out a few more games. This wasn't meant as a full-fledged tech review or anything.
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From:gregory_geiger
Date:1:04 07.Dec.2004 (UTC)

Re: i dunno

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i want a "full-fledged tech review" damn-it! ;-P

Cool! I look forward to it.
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