Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Big Boy Toys

When I am in my early teens, my favourite past time is to visit the arcade shop with my dad to play pin ball. The shop is less than half a kilometre away from my flat. We would normally be there during weekends for our round of pin ball. I am not sure why I am hooked to it. It could be the challenge, the challenge of keeping a single metallic ball on a enclose board tilted 45 degrees. The longer you can prevent the ball from falling into the hole and the more targets you hit along the way, the more points you will get. Or it could be the fun of playing an hour plus of pinball with just 20 cents. Every 20 cents will buy you 3 chances. The reason is I am quite good at it, hence I will always get “free” balls every now and then by hitting the 100k points mark.

Actually what joy does one gets from playing pin ball? It beats me but when I played my body will sometimes sway excitedly from left to right when the flipper hits the ball. Flipper is the 2 “little things” that is control by the players. It is the only thing that is standing in the way between the ball and the hole. There are a lot of games and toys that I played during my teens, example Atari or those interesting electronic games like Popeye, Octopus and etc. I bought myself a PS one during my working days but it was stolen by someone when my house was broken into.

And for this Christmas and New Year, I have bought myself a toy. A slick and a small black wonder with an incredible screen and of course the capability of surfing the net wirelessly. I got myself a PSP. I am not sure if it’s a spur of the moment of purchase but I was attracted by its look and its display and what portable game console could allow you to surf the net, compete and play the games with a group of people wirelessly, listen to music, view pictures and see video. Why a “going to be 40 years old man” goes out and buy a PSP? Ummm, I guess I am still a small little boy trap in a man body. I guess nothing beats the feeling of becoming the champion racer, great kung fu fighter that can knock out a big guy with a single punch, treasure hunter and etc. Although all this is done and simulated in a little black rectangle but the feeling of achieving and accomplishing something is one thing us human loves. Oh someone is calling me, “Ok Michael, I am coming, rev up your engine and wait for me”…..

PSP with all the items in the value pack and seen with the screen visor from logica.

And I got a free leather organizer for slotting a certain amount using my mastercard....

9 comments:

keatix said...

wow..that's sophisticated. i hv seen one of this things but hv no idea what is it abt....

Lynne said...

Wah, nice black PSP, very sleek!! Hey, nothing wrong with grown men playing with toys wat ... the more the merrier! Hehehe

Chan Kok Kuen said...

When people said that there is always an animal in all of us, there's still the kid in all of us. Congrats for getting the PSP. I will have to wait till they have "cheaper" softwares/dvds before embarking on the ideal to get one for myslef. At the moment, I am just contented with the PS2! BURNOUT is the best game so far, crash your car and would get penalises but instead you get rewarded.

c o n s u e l a said...

nice :)

It's a nice toy with no age limit!I did consider buying it but figured I wouldn't play with it as much as I do with the PS2...so I threw out the idea. Instead am saving up for the new PS3...

letti said...

ooo..PSP...i'm pretty content with my PS2 for now..i know, it's two whole different worlds, but i know you're gonna have a lotta fun with yer PSP..yay! merry christmas!

SooHK said...

Keatix, buy one and try it out... but its a bit slow surfing the net using it.

Lynne, some think its not so mature..hahaha

Kok Kuen, yeap you are right the games is a bit expensive..

Consuela, oh the new PS3, that will be another killer hardware...

Letti, yeap I play until a bit pening pening..hahaha

leecs said...

i am not in PSP that much...
saw one guy was playing it when having my hair cut at saloon...after a while all the hairstylists were behind to look at him playing!!!! kekeke
wanted PS2 but my financial controller stopped me...
now will wait for PS3 and replace my 8 years old DVD player at home :) shhhhhh dont tell her that it is PS leh...

SooHK said...

LeeCS, The only complain on PSP is the cost of owning the games. Its cost Rm180 - 230 per game. The graphic is the best so far...

leecs said...

kekekeke uncle ho always help us in this case....heard that someone already broke it and soon the games will come out liao..
and someone already running windows 95 on it???

yes, the graphic is good....i think my all time still the GT4..

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