Sunday, April 10, 2005

Anti-Nintendo DS

Alright, I have officially seen too much anti-Nintendo stuff lately, especially regarding the Nintendo DS and PSP systems. So I must say a few things.

First, the DS rules. It kicks ass. Anybody who has played one for longer than a minute and with a game other than the Metroid demo would know that.

Secondly, the PSP sucks. It uses a disc system for games which is bad for two reasons; the discs wear out, and they have no on-board memory. It also has no touch screen or microphone, and it doesn't have games that are, well, ANY GOOD!

Who cares if the graphics are better? Does that make it funner? No. Does it make it more realistic? Yes. Is that better? Not necessarily. So why bother with better graphics?

Another thing is all the anti-Nintendo bias to come to light from all this. I was in a Fred Meyer the other day and noticed the various headings for the gaming systems in the Home Electronics section. XBOX, GameCube, GameBoy Advance, Playstation 2, PSP. Where's the DS?

Then I saw it. Crammed in the GBA section, a small stack of DS equipment sat in a corner.

It wouldn't be so bad, if it was only Fred Meyer. But it isn't. It's everywhere. Just look at GameSpot.com. The DS has to share a forum with the GBA, while the PSP gets its own spot. Why is this so bad? They are implying that the DS is the next GBA. It is, in reality, a whole new product line, totally distinguished from the GBA. But they are making it look like a toy. It isn't; it's a serious portable gaming system.

Also on GameSpot, even before the PSP was released there were a dozen news articles for it, while the DS only had one.

Is it just me, or does everyone hate Nintendo?

2 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Levingston said...

okay first of all...
i have been a nintendo fan since day one. (N64) and then i progress...Gameboy, Gamecube, DS...
and i have NEVER been dissapointed...i even tried out the PSone, and such, and i was EXTREMELY dissapointed...i never got a system that wasnt made by nintendo again.

Now, if people would go to the NINTENDO forums, they could actually be educated in videogames.

I for one, realize and know, the DS is not the next Gameboy. and, well...yeah.

im from DLstudios...love the site!

Sunday, April 17, 2005 7:40:00 PM PST  
Anonymous sauceman said...

day one? N64 is a new system still...
We're talking gameboy, nintendo, and super nintendo for day one...chiefy boy!

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 4:59:00 PM PST  

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