Do you play your handheld on public transport?

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Do you play your handheld on public transport?

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  2. No.

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  3. Why should I tell you?

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  4. You crazy?! I'll get mugged!

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  5. It's uncool to be seen playing a handheld.

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Oct 3, 2006
  1. x_comp
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    Member x_comp GBAtemp Maniac

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    Well, when I was smaller and owned an original Game Boy, my parents wouldn't let me bring it into school while a few of the other kids did. Now I play on the bus during my journeys in and out of uni because it takes almost a whole hour to get in. Longer if the traffic's really bad during the mornings such as in winter.

    Over here in Scotland, it doesn't seem to be that common although other students seem to be more than reluctant to show off their latest mobile phone features. A few friends of mine do though and they also play their handhelds during lectures (don't do it, kids [​IMG] ). Too bad they're not on the same route as me!

    On the other hand, while on holiday in Asia, I always see a few people bringing out their DS or PSP whether on the bus or train. I even see guys in suits sitting at the surgery playing their handheld while they wait to be called (don't ask why I was in one [​IMG])

    So out of curiousity, I'm wondering how many here play on public transport.
     


  2. ahzael

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    Very often i catch the train to go to the city instead of the car so that i can play with my DS [​IMG] .
    When i was going to uni couple of years ago, i had to travel for 50 minutes somthing on the train, i was playing yugi oh on my limited edition Old Blacks GBA and i often got pissed off cause the trip would end during a very cool duel [​IMG]
     
  3. lagman

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    I did it with my GBASP, but it´s hard to use the stylus on the bus XD
     
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    Yeah.... I play my DS everywhere [​IMG]
     
  5. shaunj66

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    I rarely use public transport as I have my own car.

    Does a plane count? Me and Costello played our DS's against each other (some New Mario Bros. and Big Brain Academy) while flying over the English channel. [​IMG]
     
  6. Harsky

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    Never. For 2 main reasons:

    1. Might drop it since the bus I go on sometimes accelerates and stop suddenly which results in me dropping my MP3 player most times.
    2. I get travel sick.... easily.

    I do like how companies try and market their handhelds as, "IT'S COOL TO BE SEEN PLAYING THIS IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT"
     
  7. slightlyaskew

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    I play on the Metro (local train service) on my 45min journey home.

    I must admit the following tho;

    i) Using a stylus for an action game is near impossible (Starfox, for example). However, stuff like Clubhouse games etc is fine.

    ii) I HATE when people look over your shoulder at what you're playing. Really really bugs me. Somtimes, I'll even turn it off and pack it away...
     
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    I don't think it's cool to play on public transport...

    But I sometimes play anyways. [​IMG] Either that, or sleep [​IMG]
     
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    Can't remember the last time I used public transport, I always use the car. The cars cheaper than it is to catch a bus. I wouldn't use my handheld on public transport or in public because you'd probably get it pinched. The only time I take a handheld out (Its usually the GBA SP because its more portable) its usually when I'm stuck in a waiting room.
     
  10. m_babble

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    I play my DS on the bus to and from Detroit all the time.
     
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    Isn't "dangerous" to use wifi (bluetooth, radio etc) equipment during flight? Well, I belive it is not allowed.
    You are both irresponsibles! [​IMG]


    About the topic:
    It's not a wise idea to play it on public transports (buses) in Rio de Janeiro. Just in July there was 820 bus robberies.
    Never happen to me, but I am sure that the first time I take my DS to the bus, I will lose it. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I bought a GBASP just so I could survive my two hours of commute everyday. Fuck what other people think or say.
     
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    I rarely take a handheld with me when I'm going out...they're just too big to fit into my pocket (except the GBA Micro, the only handheld I took to school for some time), and I'm not outside that often, anyway...
     
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    there alot mugger in my area....
     
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    Not in public transport (as I get dizzy [​IMG]) but always in public. I bring my DS lite everywhere. Usually playing at a coffee shop or something.
     
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    I don't, I just like to play it on the toilet and in my bed. I take it with me when we're going on some trip, but not on everyday transport.
     
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    I`ve always wondered how the people can read, eat and now play on the toilet, it´s hard! [​IMG]
     
  18. ugly_rose

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    I play my DS on the public transport every day, that is, subway and buses. Car is a no-no since it's so cheap and comfortable with public transport here [​IMG]

    So far I haven't seen any other person play a DS in the public transport except me, but I've seen some kids (4-7 year olds) playing their gameboy advance... makes me feel as an immature little child as well but whatever [​IMG]
    Of course, often when I pull it out I get looks. Anyways, the looks I get are more often of the "I'm-curious-about-what-he's-playing" kind than the "grow-up-man" or "I'll-rob-him-at-the-next station" kind. And thankfully so eh? [​IMG]

    So conclusively my motto would be: "For curious looks, travel DS-style!"
     
  19. legendofphil

    Member legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    I think I will be all next week, its Hull fair and it will take AGES to get to uni.
     
  20. BvG

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    Why is being Dutch always connected to weed? [​IMG]

    Anyways... I did it just half an hour ago (gaming in public transport, not smoking weed [​IMG]). Playing Pokémon Mystery Dungeon DS in public isn't something I feel ashamed of ^^
     

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