Left Behind

As a gamer it seems that I have officially been left behind. Sony and Microsoft have made it nearly impossible for me to continue playing into the new generation. I just don't have the income to put down on these new Mr. Fancy-Pants video game systems and an HDTV - not to mention $60 a game. It will be quite sometime before I have enough extra cash on hand to drop on this stuff. So where does that leave me during the next generation? Well, for the most part it looks like I'll be sticking to the retro gaming. I will also be picking up a DS Lite (with a protection plan so when Navy is released I can "break" mine for a quick exchange). I had a DS for a short time a while back but after the touch screen started coming up with dead pixels I quickly got rid of it. Along with the DS I'll be getting the Datel MAX Media Launcher and the M3 Perfect mini-SD so I don't have to carry around a bunch of GBA carts. I've been sitting quietly by this week watching the next generation unfold and I'm not really all that excited. Sony has an awful price point and no games that I am looking forward to. Microsoft has Live Anywhere (and Vista) which sounds interesting but who knows if they can actually pull it off. And then there is Nintendo's Wii - which, I admit, I am looking forward to. If it shapes up well I may even buy one on launch day. The virtual console for retro games does not interest me however, the idea of using it to show case small developers (ala Xbox Live) is good and might land us some very fun games. I might need to brush up on my Gamecube coding. :D I've got a few more E3 reports and some videos to watch so...