Tech-Gaming writes: "After my 14 year Pokémon absence, I was more than just a little nostalgic when SoulSilver arrived at my office. I spent the remainder of my work day humming the title theme to the original Pokémon games and belted out the old cartoon intro on my drive home. I was lived on the cusp of being "too old" for Pokémon when it was first released for the GameBoy in 1996. After reading an article in Electronic Gaming Monthly about the coming PokéPhenomenon, a friend asked me "are you ever too old for a turtle with guns on his back?" I answered "no" and started the pre-holiday begging process to ensure a copy would rest under my non-denominational winter festive vegetation."