OK – I’m 30-ish, so what the hell am I doing getting all up and addicted to… VIDEO GAMES! What did you think I was going to say?
So as I’ve mentioned many times, my son goes to a montessori (he is currently working at about a grade 1 level – he’s 5 years old) and they teach him all kinda neat stuff that kids his age don’t normally get because most are busy playing or are at pre-school playing with play-doh and holding hands, singing in circles.
So his teacher tells me to get him a Nintendo DS or Sony PSP since it will help build his eye-hand coordination and help him concentrate on tasks. She also recommends several games — Spiderman 3 WAS NOT ONE OF THEM.
So I go out and pick-up this slick, black Nintendo DS. It’s sweet. At first, I’m not too keen on it, but I bought him SmartBoyz, Diego and Spiderman because he loves the movie, and I figured what the hell.
So he starts playing it. And I’m watching. And he hands it to me.
You try, papa – he says.
It’s the last he’s seen of it! We’re competing for the black piece of plastic. So over the last two weeks, I’ve become thoroughly addicted to this bloody game. I am hunting for cheats online, trying to figure out how to get unlimited health and buying up everything I possibly can using my hero bucks.
Soooo if you don’t see me posting as regularly as I do, hopefully Robert will pick up the slack because I’m off to play with my kids Nintendo DS Spiderman game!
…oh what does this have to do with MMO or IM? Absolutely nothing. But this next bit of information might be useful to you. Have you seen those little Asus EEE PC’s? Well, I spotted one at Staples today — and man is it sweet! Nice and tiny — but unfortunately I felt a little overpriced at $399.00.
I checked Staples (Canada) online store, and they are not listed there yet so they are pretty new to Staples. Interestingly enough, Staples is not listed as a place to buy the Asus EEE PC on Asus’ website either but somplace as kooky as The Source is listed. Hmmm… Most places have it listed at $399.99 HOWEVER NCIX has it listed for $299.99 – $100.00 CHEAPER than anywhere else; but they also have no stock.
If you’d like more information on the Asus EEE PC, just head over to their website – http://eeepc.asus.com/ca/index.htm and read up on it.
Basically the ASUS EE PC is a teeny weeny PC:
- At 7″ and weighing only 0.92kg, you can take the Eee PC anywhere.
- Bumps and shocks are no longer issues. With a dependable solid-state disk, you get unparalleled shock-protection and reliability.
- Power-efficient design provides longer operating time when on the go.
- You’re always connected with built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g that automatically detects and connects to the Internet at any hotspot.
If I remember correctly, the model on sale at Staples is Asus EEE PC 4G (4gb solid state disk versus 8gb) and I believe it was available in black, and white. It also came with 512mb memory — so this definately is not to be used as a development machine. It really is for surfing and e-mailing, not much else (at least in my opinion).
So it is worth it plunking down $399 on a PDA… er, sorry I mean PC. Well I’m not sure. I’ll probably pick one up to try it out and see. Unfortunately this is a MMO blog, so that means Asus won’t be sending one over anytime soon for me to review free of charge.
Hey – ASUS BOYS! If you’re reading, I’d love one to demo for keepsies! Just let me know and I’ll give you my home or work address and you can lickity-split send one over to me!!
If someone out there has one of these puppies, can you tell us more about it? Do you like it? Advantages? Disadvantages? Buy it? Save our money?