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Anonymous
February 17, 2005 1:16:40 AM

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I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses. I for
one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If you bought one
for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.

Eddie G

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Anonymous
February 17, 2005 1:16:41 AM

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"Eddie G" <mickeddie(remove me)@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses. I for
> one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If you bought
> one for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.
>
> Eddie G
>im 32 and i bought one for me now i have to fight the kids off it......
Anonymous
February 17, 2005 6:20:16 AM

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On 2005-02-17, Eddie G <mickeddie@comcast.net> wrote:
> I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses. I for
> one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If you bought one
> for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.
>
> Eddie G

Plenty of adults play them. Check the IGN message boards for example. I'm
30 and I play one as my sole "console". I once saw a 70+ year old lady
whip one out at dinner to show to her grandkids. She was playing
WarioWare. The GBA is no kiddie machine as many of the trolls like to say.
It's a great 2D gaming system. Maybe the 2nd best ever.

Preston
Anonymous
February 17, 2005 6:51:41 AM

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I'm (ahem) 52 and have bought every version of the Gameboy since the
beginning, including the DS. I have OCCASSIONALLY allowed my kids to play
them - they are also grown now.
Anonymous
February 17, 2005 7:49:58 AM

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I have a GBA SP and just got a DS too. Looking forward to a PSP also.

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"Eddie G" <mickeddie(remove me)@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses. I for
> one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If you bought
> one for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.
>
> Eddie G
>
Anonymous
February 17, 2005 7:56:06 AM

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"Eddie G" <mickeddie(remove me)@comcast.net> wrote
> I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses. I for
> one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If you bought
one
> for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.
>
> Eddie G

Bought one for myself. Had it not of been for the GBA-SP, I probably would
not have gotten a GBA. I gave it very little thought prior to the GBA-SP.
The design was what brought me in. I've since purchased a DS as well.

Prior to the GBA-SP, my last handheld was a Sega Nomad -- which I still
have. Great game device, but not exactly "mobile". :^)

Cheers,
-ES
Anonymous
February 17, 2005 7:56:08 AM

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"Eddie G" <mickeddie(remove me)@comcast.net> wrote in
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> I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses. I
> for one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If you
> bought one for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.
>

I'm 47 and own a GBA SP. I'm seriously considering getting a PSP when the
price comes down.



--
"Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never
try." - Homer Simpson
Anonymous
February 17, 2005 2:14:42 PM

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Eddie G wrote:
> I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses. I for
> one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If you bought one
> for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.
>
> Eddie G
>
>

My wife and I received our GBA as a wedding present (we were 23 at the
time). Since then she has bought a GBA (at 24) of her own, and a DS for
me (at 26).
Anonymous
February 17, 2005 7:13:14 PM

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"Eddie G" <mickeddie(remove me)@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses. I for
> one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If you bought
one
> for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.
>
> Eddie G
>
> I'm 37. I haven't yet, but probably will once tax money comes in or B'day
rolls around. CG
Anonymous
February 17, 2005 9:37:03 PM

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Well I have a GBA SP and a DS and I bought my wife a GBA SP. Before the SP
we both had GBA's and before that GBC. Our sons are 2 1/2 and 6 months so
they watch when we play, but that is it.

AceoHearts
Anonymous
February 17, 2005 10:25:05 PM

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"Eddie G" <mickeddie(remove me)@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses. I for
> one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If you bought
> one for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.
>
> Eddie G


32 now had GB GBC GBA SP and yes I will be getting DS
Anonymous
February 18, 2005 12:51:10 AM

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"Eddie G" <mickeddie(remove me)@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses. I for
> one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If you bought
> one for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.

31 here - had GB, skipped the dreadful GB pocket/GBC, also skipped the GBA,
then bought a GBA SP. Won't be getting a DS as again, it's just a dreadful
waste of money.

Only got the GBA SP so I have a handheld I can program, and it was cheaper
than a PDA.

Maybe get a PSP, but they'll have to drop in price a hell of a lot. And
there's not going to be a lot of scope for running homebrew on them either.
UMDs? Way to go, sony.

D.
February 18, 2005 2:55:34 AM

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36 here, gave my SP to my girlfriend recently in anticipation
of my getting a DS when they're released in March over here.

I also own a Gamecube, and I love PC games; gonna invest in
a new graphics card soon too.


Eddie G wrote:
> I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses. I for
> one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If you bought one
> for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.
>
> Eddie G
>
>
Anonymous
February 18, 2005 4:04:58 PM

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On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 22:16:40 -0500, "Eddie G" <mickeddie(remove
me)@comcast.net> wrote:

>I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses. I for
>one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If you bought one
>for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.
>
>Eddie G
>

I'm coming up on my 39th birthday this spring, and my first GB was in
1989, when I had to do a fair amount of travel for work. My parents
bought me that. After the GBA came out, I eventually picked one up,
and then got much more into handheld gaming. When the GBA SP came
out, I immediately traded in my GBA and a couple of games I didn't
need, and got the SP. Since then I've been very much involved with
playing loads of GBA games.

My wife got me a DS for Christmas, along with Final Fantasy I & II.
She picked me up Super Mario DS when we were out shopping with the
kids over Christmas break, but that is not of much interest for me.
I'll continue using it as mainly a GBA until something of interest
hits.

I have been watching the PSP with some interest, but the level of
self-importance and arrogance in Sony's announcements, pricing and
customer service is rather off-putting. Having to shell out $400 when
all I'm interested in is Untold Legends seems a bit hard to swallow as
well.

Mike
Anonymous
February 19, 2005 6:20:47 AM

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Eddie G wrote:
> I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses.
> I for one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If
> you bought one for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.
>
> Eddie G

I'm 26 and I bought an SP last year. I still use it a lot during my lunch breaks
and often in the evenings or in the pub. Before then, I've used a Game Gear
since I was 12 until it died on me in 1998. A quick visit to ebay in 2000
secured me another which I use alongside the SP (Sonic Advance may be good, but
Sonic 1 on the GG is far better! ;-) )

I plan to buy a DS next month when it launches here (UK) with Wario Ware
Touched. The SP's screen was quite a disappointment given how good frontlit
screen can be (though never as good as a backlit one), and I'm looking forward
to playing my GBA games on a proper backlit screen too.

Paul.
Anonymous
February 23, 2005 5:09:17 PM

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Eddie G <mickeddie(remove me)@comcast.net> had this to say:
> I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses. I for
> one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If you bought one
> for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.
>
> Eddie G

I'm 27 and I have a GBA SP. I had an original GBA before that, and own the
DS as well. I like console games, too, but I seem to spend much more time i
with the portable systems. Sprite-based, 2D games are my bread and butter. :) 

I probably won't get a PSP only because it's not really cost feasible for me
to get it. I'm interested in seeing how it does, though.

--
amarriner
"We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty"
Anonymous
February 24, 2005 5:18:21 PM

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Eddie G wrote:
> I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses. I for
> one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If
> you bought one for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.
>
> Eddie G

I am 50 and have a GBA. Love the Zelda games.

Jacqueline
Anonymous
February 24, 2005 8:19:55 PM

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"Eddie G" <mickeddie(remove me)@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses. I for
> one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If you bought
> one for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.

My husband and I purchased both GBA SPs ( when they came out ) and DSs for
ourselves - mid 40's.
Anonymous
February 25, 2005 10:47:25 AM

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On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 22:16:40 -0500, "Eddie G" <mickeddie(remove
me)@comcast.net> wrote:

>I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses. I for
>one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If you bought one
>for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.
>
>Eddie G
>

Just to add another thought ... now that my kids are a bit older (8.5
and 7) it is nice to be able to share games with them! My 8 year old
is playing Final Fantasy I & II, which I've just about finished, so it
is nice to compare notes ... I'm learning a lot about my gaming habits
that I hadn't thought about since the Apple ][ days ...

Mike
February 25, 2005 11:43:25 AM

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"Eddie G" <mickeddie(remove me)@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses. I for
> one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If you bought
> one for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.

I'm 34 and I bought a GBA and GBASP primarily for the 2D games rather than
the portability. I also own a GC and a decent spec PC, but my GBASP has had
the most use over the past couple of years.

I'm just hoping that the advent of 3D-capable handhelds doesn't spell the
end of 2D :( 

Steve
Anonymous
February 25, 2005 6:58:01 PM

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I'm 30 bought a GBASP last year, mostly because I wanted to play FFTA,
but also because it's compatible with GB/GBC games, I love old-school
2D fighters and RPGs etc. and I could play it on the commuter run. I've
had a NEOGEO pocket for some time, which I still play, do a lot of
emulation of old stuff on the PC (don't play PC games much), and have a
PS2 and Dreamcast, have no interest in the PSP, and will get a DS as
soon as Nintendo announce an even newer handheld (I'm guessing 2 years).

And welcome to the first GBA Anonymous meeting.
February 28, 2005 10:46:25 PM

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Davemon wrote:
> I'm 30 bought a GBASP last year, mostly because I wanted to play FFTA,
> but also because it's compatible with GB/GBC games, I love old-school
> 2D fighters and RPGs etc. and I could play it on the commuter run. I've
> had a NEOGEO pocket for some time, which I still play, do a lot of
> emulation of old stuff on the PC (don't play PC games much), and have a
> PS2 and Dreamcast, have no interest in the PSP, and will get a DS as
> soon as Nintendo announce an even newer handheld (I'm guessing 2 years).
>
> And welcome to the first GBA Anonymous meeting.
>

My husband got me my GBA sp a year or so ago. I was 35 then. He knew I
was lusting after one pretty bad. He's a console gamer, but I love the
portability of my sp. I had a lynx back when but really got into gaming
with the SP. And the Xbox is mine. 8-)

Wendy
Anonymous
March 1, 2005 12:30:54 AM

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I'm 46 and own two (YES, count 'em, 2) GBA SPs. I have over 50 GBA games
and have played most of them - completed many including Golden Sun,
Castlevania - Circle of the Moon, and Metroid Fusion. I also have a
GameCube and play that a lot, too. Many of these games are so well written
they must be for adults (kids can't possibly appreciate the quality.)

- Todd R

"Eddie G" <mickeddie(remove me)@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses. I for
> one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If you bought
> one for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.
>
> Eddie G
>
Anonymous
March 1, 2005 10:19:34 AM

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On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 21:30:54 -0500, "tmredden" <tmredden@cox.net>
wrote:

>I'm 46 and own two (YES, count 'em, 2) GBA SPs. I have over 50 GBA games
>and have played most of them - completed many including Golden Sun,
>Castlevania - Circle of the Moon, and Metroid Fusion. I also have a
>GameCube and play that a lot, too. Many of these games are so well written
>they must be for adults (kids can't possibly appreciate the quality.)
>
>- Todd R

That is an interesting thing - I'm playing Final Fantasy I & II (ok, I
just finished) with my 8 year old, and we each are getting a lot out
of it. I have also heard that the Pokemon games - which my kids love
- grow very well with you.

What a challenge - making games that appeal and are playable for
people from 5 to 105!

Mike
Anonymous
March 1, 2005 11:09:17 AM

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On 2005-03-01, Michael Anderson <txa1265@spymac.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 21:30:54 -0500, "tmredden" <tmredden@cox.net>
> wrote:
>
>>I'm 46 and own two (YES, count 'em, 2) GBA SPs. I have over 50 GBA games
>>and have played most of them - completed many including Golden Sun,
>>Castlevania - Circle of the Moon, and Metroid Fusion. I also have a
>>GameCube and play that a lot, too. Many of these games are so well written
>>they must be for adults (kids can't possibly appreciate the quality.)
>>
>>- Todd R
>
> That is an interesting thing - I'm playing Final Fantasy I & II (ok, I
> just finished) with my 8 year old, and we each are getting a lot out
> of it. I have also heard that the Pokemon games - which my kids love
> - grow very well with you.
>
> What a challenge - making games that appeal and are playable for
> people from 5 to 105!
>
> Mike

That's the beauty of 2D gaming and the GBA and Nintendo. They can
accomplish this. This is why it saddens me that Nintendo will one day
abandon this platform to go with discs and 3D and.... blah.

Preston
March 3, 2005 6:49:22 AM

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37 and lovin it!

"Eddie G" <mickeddie(remove me)@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses. I for
> one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If you bought
> one for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.
>
> Eddie G
>
Anonymous
March 3, 2005 3:20:02 PM

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"Eddie G" <mickeddie(remove me)@comcast.net> wrote in message
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>
>I'm curious how many adults bought a GBA for themselves or spouses. I for
>one am 37 and bought myself one this past holiday season. If you bought
>one for your kid and play it, it doesn't count.

Over the years, GB, GBC, GBA, SP. I'm 62 now, and never played 'em a
lot, but still play the SP from time to time. It lives in my briefcase.
--
Noah
!