I own an Iphone 3g, which has pretty much been my portable gaming device of choice thanks to a MMOG called Kingdoms Live where I lead a clan of 170 people. Previous, I owned a Nintendo DS, which I bought the day it came out. It was the old silver clam shell version, and there were 5 games available at launch. The only one really worth mentioning was Super Mario 64 DS. Oh, it was swell, to have an N64 in my hands with two screens.
Well, I stopped using that clunker of a video brick, and started downloading apps – which is how I prefer to have games now – on a hard drive. Nintendo basically dropped off my radar until just now. Articles have begun to spring up about the 3DS. It is a 3D (without glasses) portable gaming device, with more power than the iphone and psp – and with double the amount of pixels on a larger screen. Sounded enticing, so I investigated.
It’s going to cost about $200, but seeing that this really does look like the beast of a gaming set (3D, megavisual, download store, two screens) – its going to be worth it. Google it and see all the buzz. I’m excited. (PS – the 6 yr and under warning doesn’t affect us adults, but parents take heed.)