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Procyon avatar 12:37 PM on 08.29.2008  (server time)
I'm back, and I need to take a (GP2X) Wiz...

Well, I've been away for a while, wallowing in my own sorrows (see my previous post) but I think I'm ready to come back and focus on what's most important in life: video games and talking about them with other video game lovers. Cuz let's face it, my social life has always taken a back seat to my love of games. Why should one measly failed marriage change that? (Don't worry, I'm not bitter... much.)

Today my thoughts are focused on one thing: the GP2X Wiz. Historically speaking, it's extremely rare for me to buy the same product twice unless it a "junior" model of an existing console. I bought the Atari 2600 jr., the top-loading NES, the SNES jr., the PSOne, and the PS2 Slim. And I bought a handful of GBA models, but they were limited editions. If I end up purchasing this GP2X Wiz, it will literally be my fourth GP2X purchase. So what the hell am I talking about? Feast your eyes on:

Now, the only thing that's really attracting me to this model is the 533MHz clock rating on the ARM processor. That's over double the original speed, which means that the stuttering SNES emulation on my white F200 model should be a thing of the past. Can't say I'm fond of turning the right hand buttons into a second d-pad, but I don't think it will matter too much in the long run. As long as I can Shoryuken with ease on the left side, I'll make due. The built in rechargeable battery is a nice touch as well.

I know there are a couple of Pandora fans out there, but despite all of the supposed "progress" being made to that system, it's still vaporware as far as I'm concerned, and I am highly unconvinced that it will live up to all of it's supposed promises. It easy to claim that the device will have everything under the sun and the kitchen sink, and that the battery will last a bajillion hours, but somehow, I just don't think so.

So I will probably break down and invest in one of these and replace the two I already have at home (and really need to sell... any takers?) I will try to jump back on my usual style of blog, posting about my continuous chronological adventures with Famicom games that I write strategy guides for on StrategyWiki. That is of course, if people are still interested in hearing about them. I know some of my write ups have been hit or miss. But it's fun to share some of the uncovered gems that I come across on occasion with all of you.

Update: Irony of ironies, I did end up taking a leak right after I wrote this post ^_^;

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