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Hello there. I'm Tim. I am a white 20 something that grew up in the suburbs and I'm currently perusing a language arts for elementary education degree at a little liberal arts university with a somewhat successful division II football team in the middle of nowher- WAIT DON'T LEAVE YET! I feel like saying that I like video games is a bit redundant so I'll get into the nitty gritty right away. I was a die hard Nintendo fanboy from a young age but very rarely got to play any games. I got my GameBoy Color with Pokemon Pinball when I was about 7 and my N64 when I was 9, which was about one year before the GameCube came out. I have basically built a career out of "catching up" (so please don't spoil the ending of Mass Effect 2). Currently I love my Xbox 360 and my Wii totally gets played on occasion sometimes. I think military shooters are the most boring thing to happen to video games since the loading screen. However! I think video games are the greatest thing ever and that it's cool if you like Battlefield or whatever, but personally I would much rather watch "The Prestige" than get one in Call of Duty.
One thing I learned from trying to be a musician (I had a brief affair with a music ed degree) is constant peer input will do wonders to your progress, so if you have ANYTHING to say, please comment.
Phoenix Wright: Justice for All
Binding of Isaac
Demos (Now that the holiday madness is over there is some interesting new thing almost every week)
Pokemon (Gold and Silver especially)
Super Mario Galaxy
and some others, this list changes so frequently I'm afraid it will be outdated fast, so those are my definite top 4.
So last weekend, my friend and I ventured from the all inclusive shelter of our university's campus to go to the local mall and pick up a 3DS for my friend while it was on sale at GameStop for $150 instead of the usual $170. He also picked up Zelda and every thing was all good and fun. Well, the mall itself wasn't that fun but you get the point. We returned to campus and tried to get on the wifi network to update it. So first we tried the normal network and after some Googling and research we came to the conclusion that the 3DS does not support WPA2 Enterprise networks. This was annoying, but not a deal breaker. There is another network option that lets you log in using a web browser so we tried that next... except then we couldn't used the web browser because you needed a system update to use it.
Sorry for the overused meme, it just seemed too perfect.
So we came to terms with the fact that we couldn't use either of the wifi networks at our disposal and went to the local Burger Kind to use the free access which worked for about half the update before stopping and giving an error message.
An empty status bar is a Nintendo status bar.
At this point we gave up and left. Zelda and school work was during the week but then again last night, we went on our usual weekendly quest for anything that was not campus food. While waiting at a red light I noticed a charter bus next to us. Busses are not an uncommon site on this stretch of road mind you, there's shuttles running in between the downtown campus and the other main campus all the time, but this was a charter bus for some reason instead of the usual city bus. After some small boring chit chat we noticed the paper in the window on the door saying it was a shuttle for our school's "President's Ball" shuttling people between the downtown venue and the dorms. However, also by the information, was a sticker advertising wifi onboard. After a sitcom worthy glance at each other I grabbed his 3DS from the center console and began the pain in the ass process of finding the network connecting to it and then testing it. Thankfully it was unprotected and it went through fine without demanding a web page logon. It was working and we were happy... but then the light turned green. After some laughable excitement we followed the bus from a respectable position until it turned onto the expressway and we turned around defeated. Thankfully there were a lot of busses shuttling people to and from Prom II: The Perfect Night. After loosing connection a couple more times with a couple more busses we got our food and decided to go troll for an open network in one of the apartment complexes. We creeped for a while and finally updated the god damn system and then returned back to the apartment.
God forbid a Nintendo product work like a normal piece of technology.