Finally, I have one.May 26, 2020
the GBA is my favorite console and i got my first today. best day ever.
lol bad pic! tomorrow I'm doing a comparison between gpSP, Gbarunner2, VBA-M and the actual thing!
The PSP vs DS: why I can't choose a sideApr 29, 2020
Since the beginning of gaming, we had to decide which console to choose; Colecovision vs Intellivision, the NES vs Genesis, the Gameboy vs Game Gear, these were questions that would puzzle most gamers. But the DS had a secret weapon, it had a crazy wide audience and library, and appealed to gamers and people who video don't play games alike. But what about it's rival, the PlayStation Portable? In almost all ways, the PSP had the advantage. The PSP had better specs, console games on the go like Gran Turismo and SOCOM, and a robust connection to the PlayStation Network, and was very successful, but was still beaten by the DS. The DS (original, the DSi had a store and apps) lacked in almost everything. It didn't have online connectivity except for the now dead Nintendo WiFi Connection online multiplayer Client(that could only be accessed through WEP networks on DS), couldn't play music or movies, but I love the DS family so much. The DS feels so wonderful and collectible, like you want to get every single color and have a big collection, where the PSP feels like you just get one and you're done. like I have a PSP 3001, and that"s all I need, but with my DS collection, it will never feel complete. The PSP feels like a more robust gaming experience on the go, with graphics in my opinion match the PS2, but the DS feels more like an experience. Before school, me and my friends play Mario Kart DS together and I wouldn't trade that for anything.
What about all of you guys? Do you guys have fun memories with these consoles? Have a good day reader
My Little Handheld Collection :)Apr 28, 2020
Hey reader! It looks like you stumbled across my first blog post! I thought I would use this wonderful space to talk about my little collection of handheld consoles!
Of course, we must start with my DSi, my favorite! I have mine in the light-blue color, and its in decent condition. I got it at my local retro gaming store for $60 CDN and modded it the day I bought it! I got it sometime last February. It's truly wonderful, but I having a problem with the shoulder buttons. Only half the time do they actually work, and I'm kinda upset about that. In my home country, you have to be 16 to have most jobs, and I'm not of that age, meaning that I can't replace it because I don't have money and my warranty is void because of It's mod. I've been looking on my local craigslist for repair services but I haven"t had any luck. Its alright though, it works perfectly half the time and I wouldn't want to trade her in, because my DSi is my favorite and shes like my baby!
But of course, 1 isn't enough, so a few weeks ago, I did something slightly shameful. My favorite console is the Gameboy Advance, but I don't actually have one. So I emailed my local game store (now they want you to email before you come to reduce chance of infection) and asked if they had any GBA models in stock, and they said they had 1, but it was in box and 150 bucks. Obviously, that's way to expensive for me. But I knew they had my favorite GBA game in box (GT Advance 1) and I was dying to play it legally, so I looked through every game I had and picked some to trade in, and with the little cash I had, I was able to muster up $50 combined and I left for the game store. Of course my mom decided that it "wasn't safe" to get on the Skytrain (It's the Vancouver slang/official term for monorail) during the season of COVID-19, but she said she'd be willing to walk with me there. Sound easy? it was the biggest work out of my life. to get to this game store, you can stay on the same road as the nearest main road to me, but that's a 6k walk with many hills and and traffic so loud you can't hear your own voice, so was there and back worth it? I knew it would be a challenge, but I accepted. So after about an hour of tiresome hiking up and down the busy streets of metro Vancouver, we reached our destination and I pulled open the door and went inside. I wasn't able to browse the selection of goodness that I was surrounded by but I already knew what I wanted. I pulled out my robust selection of games and placed them on the counter. As I thought, I would receive $30 in store credit that was added to my nice, crisp $25 in my pocket. The girl at the counter asked; "what can I get for you today?" and I said the fateful words that took away my savings and set me back on actually finding that perfect GBA. I love it and I hate it, but I don't regret it. I wanted one and a compromise worked in my favor, and got me my first GBA game. So I just said what I made my walk for; "I'll take a blue original DS and the boxed copy of GT Advance."
Not all of my wonderful handhelds came to me in such dramatic ways, such as my PSP, I got that one through my grandpa, who bought it for me through doing some work for him, and my Gameboy pocket, which I got from my mom and built a small game collection around, including a Japanese reproduction cart of Pokemon yellow, but I have one last story.
I love the 3DS, I love it so much I bought one a while back (well, not exactly). I was able to muster up the money to buy a 2DS, which I loved dearly, but it became boring, so I used it to trade in for my DSi, which I knew I could mod. But I missed Mario Kart 7, but I told myself that I was being stupid, and to enjoy TWilightmenu++ and all the lovely things that came with a modded DSi. but I knew i missed the circle pad and big back that the 2DS featured. I later found myself talking to a friend older than me about gaming and all that and he mentioned that he had a modded 2DS that didn't use, and I immediately offered a PC and monitor for it plus games and a case. Of course, he accepted and we met the next morning and traded our goods. That day I turned the Beautiful blue handheld on and fell in love again. It was nice to have a 2DS once again!
Hello again reader! if you somehow made your way through this, I thank you! tell me if there's something specific I should write about. have a good day!