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Good Idea Bad Idea: Portable Gaming


Good Idea: The Sony PSP is a slick portable gaming system highlighted by an impressive wide-screen display and PS2-like graphics. It also boasts built-in Wi-Fi, a Web browser, and the ability to play music and videos, as well as to store images. The best part about the psp is the hackability (word?..now it is) of it. [ psp-hacks.com ]. You can get anywhere from all the snes games ever made to some play station 1 games....yeah it's sick.

Bad idea: The Sony PSP's multimedia functionality is underwhelming, especially for video, requiring expensive memory cards. The load times on the UMD games can be excessive. [BUT to fix some of these problems psp-hacks.com] [[not that you heard that from me]]

The bottom line: The Sony PSP elevates portable gaming to the next level, but its multimedia functionality falls short of its full potential. [[ *cough* when not hacked *cough* ]]

Good Idea: The nintendo DS in my opinion is one of the greatest things to hit the gaming community since pac man. It seemed to make it okay to be a gamer in the eyes of my elders. With releases such as brain age and nintendogs this just further instills that "it's ok to play games persona" [little did they know That i was right back to some deathmatch game on my 360 as soon as they left] Gameplay can be fun...depending on the game developers.

Bad Idea:...yeah...I mean although it could be a pretty solid system for some younger people and casual gamers, MOST true gamers are going to stick with the psp..it's just more hard core. And the funcionality of the ds as far as media goes is literally USELESS.


The good...ummm it was portable....WAIT? omg they're making a new one i bet it'll be so much better....oh wait...

The Bad: The first Ngage was..how do i put this....LAYM!!!!!...as for the new one here are the starting titles we can look forward too,

* Tetris
* Tetris Mania
* The Sims™2
* Doom
* FIFA 06
* Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06
* FIFA Street 2

yes that's under the BAD for a reason...This is not a gamers portable friend...trust me, i had the first one...just don't get it..please

Galactic Pinball (Nintendo 1995) A
Golf (T&E Soft 1995) C
Mario Clash (Nintendo 1995) A
Mario Tennis (Nintendo 1995) B+
Nester's Funky Bowling (Nintendo 1996) A
Teleroboxer (T&E Soft 1995) B+
Vertical Force (Nintendo 1995) D
Virtual League Baseball (Kemco 1995) B
Wario Land (Nintendo 1995) A
Waterworld (Ocean 1995) C

Every game i had...and i played them nonstop...and now i need to wear contacts........it was totally worth it :]

The bad. At the time there was no bad about virtual boy. Other than a friends wanting to play it NON STOP.

Sure there are other portable systems but I think you all get the idea.
I have a hardtime saying bad things about any portable system for the simple reason that anything that makes gaming more accepted in the community I am all for [except ngage].
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About BoXDoSone of us since 2:14 PM on 02.02.2008

I'm Joe

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