I can’t believe that my trusty, ole PS2 is now a decade old and still runs strong! The first ever PS2 was released on October 2000 and last month marks its 10th year in the gaming industry and 10 years is a lifetime in this industry considering that most consoles last for only five years or less.
Check out this article regarding this remarkable achievement for my favorite console of all time — the PlayStation 2: http://ow.ly/39FOM
I’m having a blast playing my DS Lite! Maybe because I’m playing all things Mario! Mario has been my favorite since the Family Computer (or NES) days. It was the first video game which totally blew all my expectations away. Imagine being used to the blocky graphics of the Atari and then one day I was able to play Super Mario Bros. in the then-new FamiCom console and that changed everything for me. So I guess it could be nostalgia but it could also be that Nintendo still knows how to pack fun in their games for the DS Lite.
I’m having a blast playing the New Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart, Mario Hoops 3 on 3 and Tetris DS (which has Mario in a NPC capacity). Just the sound of the classic theme song is enough to make me smile. Not to mention the still cool albeit classic gameplay of the New Super Mario Bros. I love the music, I love the characters (Donkey Kong is my other favorite), I love the gameplay… and like a kid at heart, I could still say that I love Nintendo!
Just dropped by at Gameline earlier this evening, I mean, yesterday evening. Bought several stuff for my DS Lite — crystal case, LCD protector, hard foam case & charger. Now it looks brand new! 🙂
Yup, it’s true! Got one last week… it’s pre-owned and it doesn’t have a charger or a USB cable, but who cares it’s only P1,700…
I love my PSP and for me, at least … I think, that the DS Lite pales in comparison with the technical aspects of the PSP (Just compare the flimsy directional buttons of the DS Lite with the sturdy counterpart in PSP or the large screen LCD display of the PSP with the smaller, albeit two screens, of the DS Lite)
But the one thing that the DS Lite has it going for itself is NOSTALGIA! Yup, nostalgia. Games I grew up with are in the DS Lite. Games like Super Mario Bros., Castlevania (3 in DS Lite compared to 1 in PSP), Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Zelda, Kage, etc., etc…
So together, PSP and DS Lite compliment my portable gaming needs!