Kombo: I admit it. I'm a sucker for toy gadgets. I love my digital playthings. It's an odd obsession for one such as myself, because I've never been terribly big on actually playing the darn things. I've owned basically every major portable (even a Neo-Geo Pocket Color) throughout the years, but I don't play them nearly as much as my consoles. It's gotten worse as years progress with the casual shift affecting portable game tastes even more than consoles. Thanks to that fact, I rarely play my DS at all now.
In fact, outside of the random Mario Kart DS (better than Mario Kart Wii) and New Super Mario Bros. multiplayer sessions, I haven't touched it at all. Likewise, I decided to pass on the DSi. That decision echos a little bit of sadness in my heart, because I was messing around with my sisters and love the flip book app. I used to draw flip books as a kid, so it seems right up my alley. Sadly, I can't swallow the cost of yet another DS for one free app. I've owned every single Nintendo portable ever released (even Virtual Boy). Being able to come to such a decision makes me wonder if I have still have any future with Nintendo portables. What a sad thought.