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The Question of the Epoch ... - nil.enroll(aetheric_username, quantum_class_id)
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The Question of the Epoch ...
Nintendo DS or Sony Playstation Portable ?


The DS has innovative design (dual screens, touch screen, microphone ) and games that take advantage, along with many educational cartridges, and some backward compatibility to GBA. It comes in colours, yay! I have a GBA cartridge (Movie Player Advance) that would let we load media in with CF cards.

The PSP has a huge pretty screen and some compelling titles, including some new titles that may be language switchable (FF, FF II, according to IGN). It comes in black, like Ford intended. The PSP has UMD rom and MemoryStick rw capabilities. There is cool sync software for Mac OS X.

Nintendo is hacker-agnostic and generally targets all products toward youths, so there are almost no (1 so far?) 'mature' rated titles. Sony is evil, and uses lots of DRM and other nonsense to annoy hackers, who prevail anyway. Sony's hardware is substantially nicer. There are many many cool titles available for either platform in JP versions. Both have wifi and some wlan and internets capabilities like networked play. The price points are only 50 bucks apart.

So, that's what I know, but what do y'all say?

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sotto_voce From: sotto_voce Date: August 17th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I say... buy whatever arimathea is selling :)
arya From: arya Date: August 17th, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Buy the DS. The games are better. I love mine!
adric From: adric Date: August 17th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks!

What cards have you got, or are you playing these days?
arya From: arya Date: August 17th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thanks!

I have both the Castlevania games, Mario & Luigi's Superstar Legend (or whatever the DS one was), Final Fantasy III. I've also played some of a friend's games, the ones that were good were Meteos (best puzzle game in a long time), Puzzle Fighter, Cooking Mama (don't laugh, it's awesome), Advance Wars...
homasse From: homasse Date: August 17th, 2007 11:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
DSLITE. I love, love, LOVE my DS and have never once regretting buying it. The games I've played have all been interesting and easy to get into.

Someone mentioned that the DS screens scratched easily, which might be true, but I bought a $3 screen protector when I bought my DS, used the DS without it for a few days then stuck them on, and there was no appreciable difference in how the touchscreen reacted.

The PSP is shiny and has lots of random cool features, but for something that's just plain fun, the DS, like the Wii, is the way to go.
From: lovelace Date: August 18th, 2007 04:55 am (UTC) (Link)
ZOMGDS!!!!

I have a pink DS Lite with a Hello Kitty skin. It's pretty much the most adorable thing ever. Can you "cute out" a PSP? I don't think so.

Besides the games are soooo, soooo retardedly fun.
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