Wow, it has been awhile since I did my last blog and so much has happened since then, you could say. I'll try to avoid sports since I am not willing to talk about that much of now, but have had a lot of gaming things going on. That and the weather in Ohio has been great and I have been playing a lot of basketball with my friends. Anyways, on to the good stuff.
For the past few months I have pondered over the decision of whether I should get a DS Lite or not. The problem was how I was going to get the money. I didn't want to just straight-up save $130 and spend it on one. I was going to sell my PSP or find another way. The problem was, I didn't feel like selling my PSP because I still liked it, somehow, and it is my main media player. I wasn't and am not going to buy an iPod.
A great opportunity raised this weekend and my friend was going to sell me his relatively new, hardly played, DS Lite for $60. I was all over that deal and got the money and bought it from him yesterday. I am very glad I did this since I can use my PSP mainly for media and my DS Lite for playing games on, especially on rides. I did have a DS once but didn't like it so I sold it. Then great games started coming out and I deeply regretted it, so having this opportunity was something that I only could have dreamed of occurring.
Over the next month or so, I plan to buy a few games for it. Mainly games like The New Super Mario Bros, Mario Kart DS and a few other big titles. Today I did buy a game for it and that was Pokemon Diamond. Yeah, I kind of felt funny for buying it just based of off how silly it sometimes seems to me, but I always have liked the gameplay and it gives me something to do when needed. I know I will and have already started building up an addiction for it.
So I am really glad I got a DS Lite and plan have set-up the WiFi for Pokemon Diamond. The idea of implementing this was great and I already like it a lot. The only problem with WiFi on the DS is the use of friend codes. I just wish it could be similar to Xbox Live, which is very user-friendly. This way you don't need a new code for every game and every works a lot more connected. I do look forward to getting more games for my DS and am looking forward to the new Legend of Zelda game.
Any other games people are willing to recommend to me would be great.
Aside from me purchasing a DS Lite, I have bought Guitar Hero II for the Xbox 360. This game is truly outstanding and I am starting the hard tour. The selection of songs is outstanding and having the online leaderboards adds a lot too. The only problem I have with it, which is extra, is the cost of the downloadable content(songs). It's around $6.25 for just 3 songs, but I don't really want to rant on that because I could go on for awhile. Quite a few of my friends have GHII so I have been able to experience the multiplayer a few times and it is really fun, whether it be going head-to-head or playing a song together.
My Xbox 360 is pretty much dead again, just like in August of 2006. I have been able to get it working for periods of days by using the "towel trick" which is basically where you suffocate your Xbox 360 and helps fix those messed up solder joints. While it is weird how it works and probably wouldn't be recommended by Microsoft, I am still under warranty and will send it in for free once I receive the box from them. It's pretty ridiculous how a system can be fixed and then break again, but who knows what they actually do. Such a great system, but is just sometimes plagued by these hardware issues, from my experience. Once it is fixed I will quickly forget while playing all the great games that are available and will be available.
I am still hoping that Mass Effect is launched this month, or at least next month, so I can get it for my birthday or with money I get for my birthday. My birthday happens to be in just 16 days(May 16th) and it will be my 16th birthday.(16, 16, 16?) I will be able to get my license shortly after that within a week or so, I just have to finish up driver's-ed, which is the worst thing you'll ever take as you are killed with boredom.
With all that said, school is slowly coming to an end. In just about 37 more days, school will officially be over and on with summer. Hanging out with my friends, video games, football, repeat. I am just getting really excited about this summer and am just done with school now. I still need to finish strong so I don't get myself into any trouble before the summer which would be painful. Some of you probably end here in just a few weeks.
That's all I have for now. Everyone stay good and have fun!