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May 1st, 2009

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03:00 pm - Hey!
Hey everyone, it's been a while since there have been any posts, so I figure I'll ramble a bit.

Which games have you been keeping busy with?

On my end, I've started playing some random rhythm game on the DS, "taiko no tatsujin" (yes, it's Japanese and I copy/pasted the title, haha). You "drum" with your stylus, and the layout reminds me of Donkey Konga, but with zanier graphics. I was really surprised when I played, because I've adored Doraemon since forever, and the old school Nintendo games and they have theme songs from them included (Mario, etc, I mean!). 

My wii console hasn't been getting much attention since I finished playing Mario Kart (I hate that steering wheel/wii-mote for driving, but luckily using the nunchunk or gamecube controller works great). But... my young nephew has been glued to the wii, and also my GBA SP - he loves to play Super Mario World! (And refers to the Yoshis as "horses" lol.)  Yes, start 'em off young. I remember the first time I played SMW was on the SNES, when I was 7 or so. The funny thing is...my nephew likes to navigate to the ghost houses and makes ME play; when I was young I was scared of the ghost houses and boos. ;_;

What are some memories from your own childhood in terms of playing these games? : )

I've also been considering purchasing a PS3, if a good bundle ever pops up. I never thought I'd buy one, but I had the chance to play LittleBigPlanet on my friend's system and I really loved it. Right now, I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a good bundle - the price tag's been a good deterent so far since there's only that ONE game I'm dying for...

What's on YOUR gaming wishlist? What new things have you discovered while playing lately? :O Have there been genres or games you've avoided in the past, which turned out to be a new favourite? 

WELLL...hope that gets some discussion going, lol. I hope life is treating everyone well. =)

- some gamer from Toronto, Canada.

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Date:May 1st, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
I am playing, for the millionth time, the first Mercenaries title for the X-Box. I got a dual NES/SNES console for my birthday in November, so I've been noodling around with some vintage titles (the Marios, obviously, Marble Madness, Star Fox, TMNT for the NES). I haven't been seriously, out and out, playing anything though. I did just get Super Metroid and Illusions of Gaia in the mail, so that may be changing here pretty soon.

I tore through Final Fantasy I on the GBA, and might start in on FFIII pretty soon. I have Mario Kart for the GBA and Metroid II, so those keep me busy when I'm on the go.

My friend has the ported Super Mario 3 for the Wii, and if I didn't have the vintage-capable system (as well as Super Mario All-Stars, though I might go out and get the NES SM3 just for the nostalgia of it all) I would get the Wii for that explicite purpose: playing the old SNES and NES games.

I was planning on using my tax return (and $150 of Best Buy gift certificates) to get an XBox 360, Halo 3 (which I STILL haven't played!), a second controller, and Mercenaries 2, but the money I had earmarked for that went into fixing my car.
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Date:May 2nd, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
Wow serious?! That sounds like the coolest gift ever. 8D I haven't played anything playing anything through either, but I guess the good part about some of these old games is that you can pick up them very easily and just play for a little while. :3 When I start playing Tales of Symphonia/RPGs again after not touching for a few months, I'm completely LOST lol.

And I was always soo bad at Mario Kart for GBA....just kept getting creamed on the 150cc levels OR I couldn't get enough coins. I never ended up getting any old games on the wii, but I was happy they offered Paper Mario, in case my n64 cartridge breaks one day. = )

oh that's a great way to spend your tax return money...I haven't gotten mine yet. But it's pretty dismal. -.-''' booo for having to fix the car!
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Date:May 2nd, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
I can't wait for Blazblue and Marvel Vs Capcom 2 to come out (oh, and King of Fighters). I need my fighting game fix and, though I already own MVC2 on another console, having it on the PS3 will be so much better (at least looking, for newer televisions).

I have been playing Bioshock, again, though. This time to get all the trophies. i hate to be addicted to them but they get me to try harder in games and sortof 'completely finish' them, contrary to just finishing the story.
I've also been playing Crackdown on my 360, most addictive sandbox game I've ever played probably.

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