Looks like "DSTemp.net" around here...

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by intangbl, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. intangbl

    intangbl Member

    Aug 30, 2004
    United States
    Wow really looks like the DS has taken over around here.

    Kinda rough on us GBA people.... I don't really understand the DS attraction, I do not own one & most likely never will, it's too big & clunky.

    I like my portable games to fit in my pocket.

    It's fine by me if other folks like em, I just wish we could keep some perspective. I don't think the DS will be around all that long it's not a big enough departure from GBA to justify lugging the ugly thing around.

    Just my opinion. NOT trying to start a big deal.
  2. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

    Nov 19, 2002
    My DS fits in my pocket and its barely bigger than an original GBA.
    I've not used my GBA or the GBA side of my DS in ages, which is a shame.
    GBA might be the best handheld ever (IMO), but the DS is catching up quickly.
  3. Sc4rFac3d

    Sc4rFac3d GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jul 30, 2005
    Yup indeed, fits in my pocket nicely too. Better than my PSP, wich is a shame, cus I could really use it as an MP3 player. Also, look around, there aren't many GBA games to be released soon or late, it's kind of... Well I wouldn't call it dead, but it's close to. While the DS is just warming up, seeing all these new movies (Tales of Tempest rocks!!) really make me happy for owning a DS. [​IMG]
  4. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

    Former Staff
    Apr 11, 2003
    United States
    I couldn't be happier with my DS right now.
  5. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    same here [​IMG]
    with all the Mario Kart madness these days...

    (btw I got a DS but I play only 1 game with it: MARIO KART! hehe.)
  6. djgarf

    djgarf I Am A Raver

    Former Staff
    Oct 24, 2002
    England U.K.
    it's a sad fact but the gba is dying slowly now and things will move onto newer systems

    we will always be gbatemp though
  7. Puck The Joker

    Puck The Joker Puck, The Arrogant Phuck

    Nov 3, 2002
    Yeah, and I think I heard somewhere that early next year, Nintendo is going to stop producing GBA games, but I can't remember where I heard it.
  8. WeaponXxX

    WeaponXxX Too F'in Blonde

    Nov 4, 2004
    United States
    Currently in Chicagoooooooo
    LoL look at all these people on this topic! Well the DS does not fit in my pocket, my PSP did not fit in my pocket, the only one to fit in my pocket was my micro. But the DS has been so booming with great games I actually have not played my Micro more than 15 minutes since it was purchased on the release date. Also yes the SP does fit in my pocket, just not comfortably but then maybe it's cause I don't have much space left in my pants? Bottom line is that the GBA is dead, shit FFIV came out and I haven't played it yet because I have been busy with AC, when I get bored of AC I will go to Mario Kart, I havent EVEN taken my Mario Kart online yet!, then by that time Metroid will be out and more and more games, I LOVE FFIV, but I am too busy with the DS, Oh then there is bust-a-move DS, that too, seriously just swamped with games to play on the DS. R.I.P. GBA, you will be revived I promise, you were great, you hold some kick ass portable ports, give me some space, I promise I will be back. I love you.....
  9. Zaraf

    Zaraf GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 23, 2005
    Edmonton, Alberta
    I think it's the PSP you're thinking of that not going to be around all that long. The DS has started a new spin on games, and developers love it (just like the Revolution). I personally don't find it to be too "big and clunky", and it feels fine. However, Nintendo IS planning on releasing a new slimmer and more compact version of the DS (DS SP?) early next year, so you might feel like picking that one up.
  10. djgarf

    djgarf I Am A Raver

    Former Staff
    Oct 24, 2002
    England U.K.
    you been drinking too much again lol

    it is a shame that the gba is dying because it's been such a great ride but all good things must come to a end sometime
    just look on the ds as a new exciting beginning
  11. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

    Aug 2, 2004
    This topic reminded me of the time I had to use my original GBA to flash some games to the flash cart since my sister was using the SP version. And the only thing I can think of was, "WTF? I ACTUALLY PLAYED THIS?" It felt bulky than I remembered and since I lost the lights that I attachted to the GBA, it was darker than I remember. Then again, I was a very happy kid in those times with a copy of Tactics Ogre and a 130 in 1 GBA bootleg game.
  12. Luse

    Luse Now with more MOOSE!!!

    Nov 5, 2002
    What are we supposed to do become a shrine to the GBA?

    Die out slowly with the GBA?

    Become one of those boards about a dead system?

    I don't think so, at the heart of this board are a bunch of handheld lovers, hell most of the staff have a GBA DS and a PSP, we move with the times...

    We will always be GBAtemp, but we will also keep up to date, there isn't much of anything coming to the GBA, so when you see a new release that's quality praise it as these are the end days of the GBA...
  13. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

    Oct 24, 2002
    United Kingdom
    South England
    Yeh. Well... Um... Wow...

    But... Er...

    Ok Luse definetely said exactly what need to be said! Go listen to the man! [​IMG]

    If GBA is dying... There's not much we can do about it. We post all the latest releases still, (And always will). But we can't do much more than that.

    If the members want to talk about NDS more, then so be it; it's their forum. Get with the times!

    We all have to move on, and the NDS is where we're headed.
  14. 754boy

    754boy :D

    Oct 24, 2002
    United States
    You must have really small pockets [​IMG]
  15. WeaponXxX

    WeaponXxX Too F'in Blonde

    Nov 4, 2004
    United States
    Currently in Chicagoooooooo
    Where do I have room for all that stuff? Here is a picture of me on the beach with no place to put my DS!


    and a pic of me around the house with yet still no place to put my DS


    I keep my Micro tucked in my Cheeks
  16. Rather Dashing

    Rather Dashing Advanced Member

    Nov 11, 2005
    United States
    I for one welcome our new DS overloads.
  17. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

    Dec 31, 2003
    If you have anything to say in the GBA threads then go ahead and say it. Start a thread. You see my point? Not much is happening in the GBA camp atm. It's not that people are ignoring the GBA, it's just that nothing is happening for "us GBA people" to discuss.

    As for the release schedule, I know it depends which country you're in but a board like this operates internationally so everything coming up for release in my country has already been discussed on it's earlier relase dates in other countries. So the games release threads are going to be pretty dead, even though I'm still doing the dog-waiting-for-the-mailman thing at the letterbox waiting for Warioware Twisted in Febuary [​IMG]

    The GBA's been going for about 5 years now (ish?). Developers who already have the system have done pretty much everything they want to do by now, and are moving on to newer hardware. Also, new developers are looking at the market as it stands now and are attracted by the extra twinky capabilities of the DS especially the touchscreen input, not to mention the small price difference between the two systems (which, although I don't have it yet is what made me decide to get a DS rather than a Micro).

    So yes, the DS is taking over. But we all knew this would happen anyway, regardless of Nintendo's "not a successor to the GBA" statements.

    TOO MUCH INFORMATION FOR MY FRAGILE LITTLE MIND!!!! *curls up in a ball in the corner*
  18. Kyoji

    Kyoji ウッーウッーウマ

    Apr 15, 2003
    United States
    We pretty mcuh follow Nintendo's lead 'round these parts. So if the next GB ever comes out, I would expect disucssion to turn toward that.
  19. Lily

    Lily One Scary Lady

    Former Staff
    Jun 18, 2004
    British Columbia
    Aww Kyoji, now I need to go and watch some Gilmore Girls. [​IMG]
  20. lastdual

    lastdual Newbie

    Yeah, the DS is just where all the best releases are right now, but there are still a few to look forward to on the GBA:

    Drill Dozer
    Scurge Hive
    Metal Slug 1 (if it ever happens)
    Alien Hominid (ditto)
    Final Fantasy 5-6
    Pirate Battle
    Racing Gears 2

    (hehe, seems to be dominated by orbital media stuff...)

    I'd still love to see Shantae Advance, but the chances look pretty nonexistant.