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    1. Sony Playstation Portable (PSP)
    $149.99
    2. PlayStation 2 (new design)
    $149.99
    3. Xbox Core Console USM
    $49.99
    4. PS2 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge
    $49.88
    5. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge
    $34.88
    6. GBA Pokemon Emerald
    $199.99
    7. LEGO Mindstorms: Robotics Invention
    $39.88
    8. PS2 Lego Star Wars
    $149.99
    9. Nintendo DS
    $34.99
    10. Pokemon Emerald with Frontier
    $79.95
    11. Game Boy Advance SP - Cobalt
    $47.88
    12. God of War
    $169.97
    13. Playstation 2 Console with Jak
    $46.95
    14. PSP Need for Speed: Underground
    $44.95
    15. Forza Motorsport
    $44.95
    16. Gran Turismo 4
    $79.88
    17. Game Boy Advance SP - Platinum
    $83.95
    18. Game Boy Advance SP- Flame
    $39.88
    19. XB Lego Star Wars
    $39.99
    20. Baby's First Toys

    1. Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) Value Pack
    by Sony Computer Entertainment
    Video Game (24 March, 2005)
    -- our price: $399.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007TFLLC
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    The era of no-compromises handheld gaming has arrived. Get ready for immersive, 3D gaming on a console that is poised

    to change the way we think about portable devices. With wireless internet, video and digital music playback, and incredible data storage and connectivity options, the Sony PSP--or PlayStation Portable--is a complete solution for the mobile digital lifestyle. Sony has hit the mark by combining both horsepower and groundbreaking features into a package that weighs just a hair more than half a pound.

    Design
    The PSP's exceptional performance comes from a 333 MHz processor that dwarfs the speed of competing handheld consoles. Add this polygon-pushing muscle to 4 MB of fast DRAM and 32 MB of embedded RAM, and you've got a device with graphics rendering capabilities close to that of the PlayStation2. And because no game is complete without audio, the PSP is generously appointed with built-in stereo speakers, as well Dolby Digital 7.1 surround soundcapability. Sony has also pulled out all the stops with the PSP display. The bright, 4.3-inch LCD sports a 16:9 aspect ratio and 480 x 272 pixel resolution--plenty of real estate for heavy gaming action and widescreen-format movies. All of this is powered by a removable, and rechargeable, lithium-ion battery.



    Screen machine: The 4.3-inch display sports a 16:9 aspect ratio and 480 x 272 pixel resolution. Movies and games on the go have never been more gorgeous.

    From a controls perspective, the PSP is made for gaming. If you're familiar with a PlayStation controller, you'll be a pro at the PSP's controls in no time. Directional buttons, as well as an analog stick are provided. Meanwhile, the familiar left and right shoulder buttons, as well as triangle, circle, cross and square buttons are integrated into the device's slim case. Finally, home, select, and start buttons give you quick access and control over the PSP's important functions.



    To have and to hold: The PSP's easy-to-master controls are cleverly integrated into the device's slim profile.

    Supported Media
    At the heart of the PSP is a new, proprietary media format known as the Universal Media Disc, or UMD. Each UMD can hold 1.8 GB of data, enough room for rich and complex games. UMDs, which are housed in a protective cover, slide into the rear of the PSP. Sony has declared the UMD an open format for developers and media content owners, so movies, music and other media are on the horizon from third parties. Sony has also signed on many popular game developers for the platform, so a deep library of titles is on tap.

    While the UMD is great for read-only media such as games and movies, Sony solves the problem of data storage with the addition of a Memory Stick Duo slot. With Memory Stick Duo media, you can store your saved games, downloaded online content, personal video and audio files, and more. When you want access to these files from your PC, simply use the PSP's USB 2.0 port to turn the device into a fastportable media drive. Then, drag and drop files such as your photos, MP3s, and videos onto the PSP, just as you would any other removable storage device. The PSP ships with a 32 MB Memory Stick Duo, and additional media with higher storage capacities are available.



    Major media: Sony's PSP-compatible Universal Media Disc (UMD) can hold 1.8 GB of data.

    Connectivity
    The PSP blows away the competition in the connectivity department. Indeed, the PSP's ability to connect to the internet, and to other PSPs and USB-based peripherals, is a real advantage. At the top of the list is Wifi connectivity, or IEEE 801.11b. Use this wireless internet standard to connect to other gamers around the world for hot multiplayer action--all from your couch, or your local Wifi hotspot. As mentioned, the PSP's USB 2.0 port is great for PC connectivity, but it also opens the PSP up for a whole range of future peripherals. Sony has plans for the PSP in other ways, too; the unit's infrared port speaks of remote control capabilities in the near future.

    A Digital Companion
    If you haven't already guessed, Sony has positioned the PSP to be much more than a gaming device. Out of the box, the device is ready to serve as a portable video player and photo viewer. By using the new H.264 MPEG-4 video standard, Sony obviously has its eyes on making the PSP a robust video device with support for feature length movies and more.In addition, the PSP offers a great way to transport and share your photos in JPEG format. And let's not forget the music. Load up your favorite MP3-encoded songs onto a Memory Stick Duo and you've got a portable audio powerhouse. The device also supports Sony's ATRACaudio codec, so you can play songs acquired from Sony's Connect Online Music Store. Sony even ships a nifty pair of earbuds--complete with an inline remote control-- with the PSP.

    What's in the Box
    PSP device, AC adapter, battery pack, 32 MB Memory Stick Duo, earbud headphones with remote control, soft case and hand strap. ... Read more

    Features

    • Sony PSP Specifications and Features:
    • Dimensions: Approximately 6.7 in (W) x .9 in (H) x 2.9 in (D)
    • Weight: .62 lbs (including battery)
    • CPU: Proprietary PSP CPU
    • Main Memory: 32MB

    Reviews (465)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Way too much $$$!!!
    The PSP is good I'll give it that, but I think that Sony is cramming too much stuff into thier first handheld. Make it more simple. plus it is WAAAAAAAY too much money, my parents are not gonna spend that much for me, and it's just not worth that much, nor should anyone have to spend that much on a system meant for gaming, with a few extra goodies thrown in. You over obsesive gamers...-_-

    5-0 out of 5 stars way out in front
    I just got my new PSP. Initial impressions - a very serious piece of kit. It's beautifully constructed, but looks like it wouldn't survive a big drop. It certainly has an 'adult' feel to it - not the 'mainly for kids' that the Nintendo DS exudes.

    I loaded Ridge Racer in and was just taken aback by the quality of the graphics, game play and sound. It really is just like having a PS2 that you can stick in your back pocket.

    The quality of the movie trailers on the sample disc are just out of this world, as is the sound. The remote control has a light, really cheap feel to it but works perfectly well.

    Even being out of the box for an hour the screen is attracting dust underneath so a screen protector is definitely called for, as is a memory card-coz 32MB is no use at all!

    I was expecting a lot from the PSP having read many reviews, but it's actually exceeded my expectations. The large screen is just amazing - far ahead of anything else in it's class. I'm on the lookout for dead pixels - but so far the PSP is way ahead of it's competition.

    3-0 out of 5 stars pros and cons
    PSP is more suitable for extreme gamers. It's sleek, mature look are more suitable for teenagers or adults. For kids, I recommend GBA SP or GBA DS. The selection of games are more in tune with popular titles like POKEMON. PSP is more for teens as it has more action and maybe violence in it. The selection of games are more like racing, sports...things that usually does not appeal to children.

    Next, I want to enphasise on the use of memory sticks in PSP. Everything must be stored in memory sticks so it is a bit inconvenient. What more, the memory sticks cost quite a sum so be prepared to spend lots of money on them.

    But, the graphics on PSP are way better than those found on GBA. It is capable of displaying about 15 million colurs wherelse GBA DS can only display 260,000 colours only.

    So as to conclude the end of this review, PSP's graphics and features are good. But think about the amount of money to spend on memory cards...think twice. ... Read more


    2. PlayStation 2 (new design)
    by Sony Computer Entertainment
    CD-ROM (29 October, 2004)
    -- our price: $149.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004SQPD
    Sales Rank: 1
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Internal volume has been reduced by 75 percent
    • overall weight has been halved
    • thickness trimmed down to 2.8 cm (thickness of current model is 7.8 cm).
    • Size is almost as small as a hardcover book, making it easier to carry around and enjoy games and DVD videos anytime, anywhere.
    • Equipped with an integrated Ethernet port and modem port for online play.

    Reviews (156)

    5-0 out of 5 stars PS3's power puts it in the league of supercomputers
    The playstations are no longer just toys.The latest generation PS3 has processing power that puts it firmly in the league of supercomputers.
    PS3 can handle 2 teraflops of processing power(one teraflop=a trillion calculations per second).Prior to 2000,only three computers in the entire world had greater than 2 teraflops of computing power.Even upto 2003,there were only 29 supercomputers that would be faster than the PS3.Sony's PS3 is 35 times faster than its predecessor PS2.
    The new PS3 will be more than just one step forward for the gaming industry.With high performance graphics card in tow,and unbelievable polygon count,PS3 promises to deliver movie-quality
    images for majority of its games.PS3 also comes with a Blu-ray disc drive,the next generation of drives that can store upto 50 GB of information.PS3 is expected to launch in spring 2006.
    P.S.-The above info about PS3 was given here in the PS2 section since amazon does not have a link for PS3 as yet.Hope you found the info helpful.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I KNOW....
    I know HOW THE PS3 LOOKS LIKE THERE ARE 3 DIFFERENT COLORS! THE COLORS ARE SILVER,WHITE,AND BLACK. I KNOW HOW THE X-BOX 360 LOOKS LIKE AND NINTENDO REVOLUTION! ALSO THE NEW GAME BOY. GAME BOY MICRO! I KNOW HOW ALL THE NEW SYSTEMS THAT ARE COMING OUT LOOK LIKE!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good product which provides some different feeling.
    This is a good product.Why I say different feeling, because although it is another version of PS2, it is different because the loading of the games is quite faster than the old Playstation 2.So that I don't have to wait that long.Good product. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Video Games    2. PS2 (PSX2)    3. Sony Playstation (Play station) 2    4. Playstation2 (Play station2)    5. Console (ps2console playstation2console)    6. Controller   


    3. Xbox Core Console USM
    by Microsoft
    Video Game
    -- our price: $149.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001B15RA
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Take the power and flexibility of a dedicated computer gaming system and combine it with the easy-to-use, instant-on format of a high-end console system and what do you get? Well, if you also add in DVD playback ability and broadband Internet connectivity, you get Xbox.

    The advanced components inside Xbox make it the undisputed powerhouse among current game consoles. A 733 MHz Intel main processor and 233 MHz graphics processor from industry leader nVidia deliver photorealistic graphics in real time. A cavernous hard drive stores saved games and characters, making flimsy memory sticks obsolete. The built-in Ethernet port enables super-fast multiplayer online gaming over a broadband Internet connection. Four game controller ports allow you and three of your buddies to play at the same time, or you can use them for other peripherals such as gamepads, light guns, and who knows what else?

    But Xbox has more going for it than fancy innards. The Xbox's Windows-based operating system is a breeze to program on, earning it grateful accolades from Electronic Arts, Infogrames, THQ, and other game producers. The less time developers spend struggling with the operating system means the more time they spend tweaking gameplay, which ultimately results in better games. And games are what it's all about.

    Well, games and the fun of owning a green-glowing game console that looks like it came from Darth Vader's living room.--Mike Fehlauer

    The Xbox Video Game System with Controller S includes the Xbox console, the popular "S" style Microsoft controller, and all necessary cables. A DVD kit (sold separately) is required to access DVD playback ability.
    ... Read more

    Features

    • Xbox game system (includes Xbox console, one controller, and power and A/V cables)
    • 8 GB hard drive
    • Ethernet port for broadband Internet and local area network gaming
    • 4 controller ports
    • Plays DVDs with separately sold DVD kit

    Reviews (244)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Oh, I love my Xbox.
    My title simply states it. I love XBOX. I mean its the same price as a PS2 except with 4 controller ports AMAZING graphics (i have doom 3) 8 gb hard drive, and able to upload CDS for games. WOW. Do what I did. I traded in my PS2 for xbox almost a year ago and I'm glad I did. So, go the way of an XBOX!

    5-0 out of 5 stars XBOX Rocks!But if you really want a good system....
    Dont get me wrong the XBOX is THE best system available.But if you are seriously wanting one, wait untill November of this year when the XBOX 360 will hit shelves.Its going to be the new XBOX and the new BEST gaming system EVER!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Xbox does not suck
    Im an Xbox owner And Gamecube owner but seen the PS2 in action. Ive read some lies about the Xbox that arent true first of all The Xbox is being recalled because Xbox overheated and catches on fire is some what true yet false the Xbox overheats and the cords catch on fire thats because the models before Oct 2003 had a little defect But the models are now safe. The controllers were huge at the time but over the years the Xbox controllers shrank now there are diferent varietys of Xbox controllers. Now the Gamecube I like the GCN for great titles like The Mario series,the Sonic series,Super Smash Bros Melee and Resident evil 4 I agree the GCN has Improved over the years. Sorry Nintendo Lovers But Nintendo..is..DYING and I repeat DYING Nintendo is not coming out with good new titles just plain sequels. It hasnt made a good game since metriod prime. Although maybe a miracle will happen When Legend of Zelda comes out later in 2005. Nintendo just lost the company Rare to Microsoft Because Microsoft has more money and better games than Nintendo. I Know Your thinking Halo or Halo 2 well yeah thats what made MIcrosoft today Before i played Halo I Hated that game I thought it was stupid till i played it. I had my GAYcube for 3 years and it doesnt work at all even on a brand new Game. I like this system but its not all that great.

    Now the Kid who wrote Xbox sucks Is wrong the Xbox is a great system And the Controllers dont come in one color it comes in three like See through blue and green and regular black And PS2 and GCN have black controllers but theyre not ugly unlike xbox THEYRE THE SAME FLIPPEN COLOR YOU COLOR BLIND IDIOTS. The graphics are better than the other systems the xbox graphic processer has 233 MHz and The PS2 has 150 MHz and the GCN has 162 MHz (wow the GCN has beter graphics than the PS2).The memory is internal which makes it so you dont have to buy a memory card when you first have the system ( unlike the GCN an PS2) you can buy a memory card if you want But it cost $24. You can play online and talk to who ever is online. Microsoft is a very succesful company and if your still not sure dont listen to the Losers who pretend to have and Who buy theyre Xbox from hobos cuz theyre lookin to get shot by people who have or made xbox. Talk to Xbox owners or talk to video game sellers From gamestop,game crazy, and ebgames or G4 tech tv ( for people who dont know when you see agood system when you see one its a tv show check your local listings) ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Video Games    2. Xbox (x box)    3. Microsoft    4. Consoles   


    4. PS2 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
    by Lucasarts Entertainment
    CD-ROM (04 May, 2005)
    list price: $49.99 -- our price: $49.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007SL1ZI
    Sales Rank: 2
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Third person action gameplay consisting of a series of lightsaber battles against a variety of uniquely challenging enemies including droids, humans and Jedi.
    • Live the most exciting moments from the movie and follow the films tragic conflict through the perspective of Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
    • Master both the light and dark sides of the Force using dozens of different lightsaber attacks and upgradeable combos.
    • Devastating Force powers including Force stun, Sith Lightning and Jedi Mind Trick.
    • Battle in over 16 levels across four movie worlds including the planet Corusant, the sinkhole planet of Utapau and the volcano world of Mustafar.

    Reviews (30)

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best games made for ps2!
    I dont know ifyou guys have been compaing this to the other star wars games, but the old games you just randomly fired with your gun, almost no upgrades, but it was online anabled. In this game you acuacly go around as a jedi and kill people with the force battle enimies and kill boses with your litsaber. (I am refering to star wars battle front in my comparison.) If you are questing this game in any way go to blockbuster and rent it then make you deciting.

    5-0 out of 5 stars a gamers addiction
    this is one of the best games i have ever played. the graphics are amazing and it is so cool being able to follow along in the footsteps of anakin as he changes to the dark side. I will admit it maybe ruins the movie a little, but we all know the outcome already so who cares. If you want to play a game that keeps you glued to the screen of your tv then this is one for you!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Revenge Of The Sith PS2 game
    I really think that Lucas Arts did a great job on this game. All the characters have different ability's. The extra things on this game are amazing like the duels you can play. For the duels you can choose different characters like Obi Wan, Anakin, Darth Vader, Mace Windu and Ben Kenobi, General Grievious and Count Dooku. This is a very good game! The only thing that disappointed me was that they didn't have the Yoda Vs Sidious fight. Plus you can't choose Yoda as a duelist. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Video Games    2. PS2 (PSX2)    3. Sony Playstation (Play station) 2    4. Playstation2 (Play station2)    5. Action    6. Adventure    7. Star Wars (Starwars)   


    5. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
    by Lucasarts Entertainment
    Video Game (04 May, 2005)
    -- our price: $49.88
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007SL202
    Sales Rank: 4
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Third person action gameplay consisting of a series of lightsaber battles against a variety of uniquely challenging enemies including droids, humans and Jedi.
    • Live the most exciting moments from the movie and follow the films tragic conflict through the perspective of Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
    • Master both the light and dark sides of the Force using dozens of different lightsaber attacks and upgradeable combos.
    • Devastating Force powers including Force stun, Sith Lightning and Jedi Mind Trick.
    • Battle in over 16 levels across four movie worlds including the planet Corusant, the sinkhole planet of Utapau and the volcano world of Mustafar.

    Reviews (27)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Real Letdown
    Anyone who has played Battlefront knows why this is a letdown.Dual player coop mode has only four scenes!! Four!I really expected much more.Graphics are great but it's mindless and lacking in tactics.

    2-0 out of 5 stars What a drag
    I am a big fan of the Star Wars video games, but this one is a definate let down.The game is mindless and simple with very few even challenging parts.The game took almost no time to complete and left me feeling ripped off after only a few hours of playing.The game was more about pimping the movie by showing actual movie footage, than by giving the game substance and meat.If you want a movie preview this is your game, if you want a game keep shopping.What a drag.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Side Scrolling Game In 2005?
    Why in the year 2005 are they still making side scrolling games? The reason older games used this format was because of inferior computer capabilites.Yet now in the year 2005 they make a side scrolling game.This game is ok if you like side scrolling old-school technology. You cant see the enemies coming at you until there right on you,but it doesnt matter because the game is easy.I wish it was a third-first person game with tons of detailed & different light saber & force moves.This game just plays too outdated for my taste. But many kiddies who werent born to experience old-school gaming now get a chance in this game.This game could of been better.But its just another lame movie based video game. It was rushed into production and released just before the movie to live off of hype. This game wont have lasting appeal or playability. Except for the versus mode.I think Bounty Hunter on PS2 & Republic Commando Xbox are far superior games. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Star Wars (Starwars)    2. Video Games    3. Xbox (x box)    4. Microsoft    5. Action    6. Adventure   


    6. GBA Pokemon Emerald
    by Nintendo
    Video Game (01 May, 2005)
    -- our price: $34.88
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007D4MVI
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Are you looking for a new Pokemon challenge? With a focus on continuing the story, Pokemon Emerald brings together elements and characters from Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. Emerald is the third adventure to take place in the Hoenn region, and it features all new areas and exciting new plot twists.

    In Pokemon Emerald, your character is an aspiring Pokemon Trainer and new inhabitant of Littleroot Town. You'll enter the neighborhood amid a truckload of boxes, eager to explore your new environment. Eventually, you'll stumble upon a challenge that forces you to select from three Pokemon -- Torchic, Mudkip or Treecko. Once you decide, you can begin your quest to become the world's greatest Pokemon Trainer.

    If you've played the Ruby or Sapphire installments, you'll recognize many of the locations in Emerald. Although familiar, quite a lot has changed in Emerald. The most exciting addition is Battle Frontier. No matter how well you think you know Hoenn, you will always discover something entirely new. Plus, you may even encounter a new Gym Leader in your journeys.

    You are up against stiff competition in Emerald. Team Magma and Team Aqua once again look to disrupt the peaceful civility of Hoenn. Unlike Ruby and Sapphire, both gangs have set up camp in this adventure. That means you'll be facing double-the-evil, double-the-clever, scheming plans. To really spice things up, Emerald has added sightings of the rare Pokemon Rayquaza. The plot thickens!

    The Battle Frontier of Pokemon Emerald brings together seven battle facilities. Each area provides a unique battle experience. Special Trainers called Frontier Brains head each facility and they will test every aspect of your combat skills. Your victories will be memorialized in the form of Frontier Symbols, and you must defeat the Frontier Brain at each location several times in order to earn your awards.

    With new locations like Battle Dome, Battle Arena, Battle Factory, and Battle Pike, Pokemon Emerald will throw you awesome new twists and challenges. The new adventure in Hoenn is full of adventure and has plenty of opportunities to hone your battle skills. Just keep your composure, explore the island, and you can become the world's greatest Pokemon Trainer. ... Read more

    Features

    • For use on the GameBoy Advance or the GameBoy DS

    Reviews (16)

    4-0 out of 5 stars If you didn't get Ruby or Sapphire, this is a must-buy
    Pokemon 3.5 (Emerald Version.) An updated version of the third installment in the Game Boy Pokemon RPG series.

    Nintendo's Pokemon franchise became a massive success in its native Japan relatively quickly. Although it took the franchise a little longer to catch on in America, it finally did catch on, and when it did, it took the nation by storm. Pokemon games and products sold like crazy, despite the fact that the franchise was virtually unrecognized in America at its time of release. By 2003, the phemonenon was pretty much dead in America, but still, Nintendo went ahead and released the two latest adventures in the series, Ruby and Sapphire. Two years later, the revised Emerald version was released. Read on for my review.

    PROS:
    -THIS GAME GIVES YOU MORE OF THE SAME MONSTER CATCHING AND BATTLING ACTION THAT YOU HAVE GROWN TO LOVE IN THE FIRST AND SECOND GAMES. To put it simply, if you liked the first game, it's quite unlikely that you won't like this one.
    -THE GAME GRAPHICS ARE DRASTICALLY IMPROVED OVER THOSE OF THE PREDECESSOR TITLES. In this game, the graphics are not only improved, but the game is also optimized to make usage of the Game Boy Advance's thirty-two bit technology. It's nothing earth-shattering, but it's as good as a Game Boy Advance game like this can look! And YES, the Emerald version makes graphical improvements over Ruby and Sapphire. Nothing earth-shattering, but it's noticable.
    -IT'S NOT JUST A REHASH OF EARLIER GAMES. Although the game uses the same general formulas, the game is entirely new, and the world is much larger this time around. Even after you beat the game, there is still a ton of stuff to do, like capture all of the creatures in the game and train new monsters. The game even introduces the concept of two-on-two battles!
    -NINTENDO DESIGNED THIS GAME WITH PLAYER CONVENIENCE IN MIND. Remember how in the first games you had to go through all those menus just to use an item (like your bike or fishing pole?) Well, in this game, you can set the select button to use an item! This really comes in handy and speeds up the general flow of the game.
    -TONS OF NEW CREATURES AND ABILITIES. Many of the old Pokemon are gone, but there are tons of new ones! And some of the new ones are pretty damn cool. Needless to say, there are new legendary ones as well.
    -YOU CAN TRADE WITH POKEMON RUBY AND SAPPHIRE, AND FIRE RED AND LEAF GREEN . This is necessary to complete your Pokedex, since no one game has every creature.
    -THE GAME REUSES THE CONCEPT OF BREEDING POKEMON. If you get a male and a female Pokemon together at the Daycare center, they just might lay an egg! This concept is necessary to get many of the "baby" Pokemon in the game.
    -YOU CAN NOW GET GROUDON AND KYOGRE IN ONE GAME! BOTH of these creatures are now available in a single game, at level seventy each no less! And YES, Rayquaza is still available for catching (the cover should give that away), as are Latios and Latias.
    -BATTLE FRONTIER. This is the major addition to Emerald over the early Pokemon 3 releases, and it's a damn good addition to the game.

    CONS:
    -YOU CAN'T TRADE WITH THE OLDER GAMES (Game Boy Color and before)! This is a huge problem which is the major reason the game doesn't get a five-star rating in my book.
    -MANY OF THE PROBLEMS THE OLD GAMES HAD WERE NOT FIXED FOR THIS GAME. Examples of this include not being able to rename Pokemon you get in trades, not being able to unlearn HM moves on your own, and the general pace of the game moving too slow.
    -CONSIDERABLY MORE DIFFICULT THAN EARLIER GAMES. Chances are you're a gamer who is looking for a challenging portable RPG, but in many ways this game is TOO difficult. It seems that no matter how much you level up your monsters, it just doesn't seem to be enough in many places.
    -THE MYSTERY EVENT/EON TICKET CONCEPT IS FLAWED. Why, you ask? YOU NEED AN E-READER FOR THEM! And, to say the least, the E-Reader is a rip-off! Why didn't Nintendo find another way to incorporate these elements into the game?
    -WHY DOESN'T THIS GAME USE THE TIME OF DAY AND DAY OF THE WEEK SYSTEM THAT THE PREVIOUS GAMES USED? This was one of the best things about the previous games, and I am disappointed not to see it here.
    -WHY DO YOU HAVE TO PLAY THROUGH THE WHOLE GAME TO GET TO THE BATTLE FRONTIER!? This was a huge disappointment, since I've already essentially played through the game already in my older Ruby and Sapphire games.

    OVERALL:
    Pokemon 3 is a damn fine RPG, even if it doesn't quite top Pokemon 2. If you have a Game Boy Advance, this is an excellent game to add to your collection. A little word of advice - you can NOT get all of the Pokemon in one game, so if you get Ruby, you might want to make sure a friend owns or will buy Sapphire, or vice versa. Also, these games are compatible with the Fire Red and Leaf Green, you may want to get them too (or know someone who does.) Either way you look at it, Pokemon 3 is a damn good portable RPG. And if you're gonna get one version of it and don't already have Ruby or Sapphire, get Emerald.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money if you have Ruby/Sapphire
    Okay, it's fun.Can't deny that. And yes, there are a few new features.However, unfortunely it's mostly the same old Ruby/Sapphire game recycled.If this were a PC game, they would have released it as an add-on to the original for half the price, not as a whole new game.
    Save you money and wait for the next series to begin instead.

    5-0 out of 5 stars emerald
    hi bought this game last week and i finshed it today i put 4 stars because its like ruby and sapphier exept some places but over all it dezervs 5 starshint....for those who have this game and finshed it go to the safari zone and walk there u will notest that pokemons from silver and gold verion will be there exampel like milktank and todile and lots andlots of pokemon will be there (beating the elit 4 is requiered)

    sorry about my spelling iwas writing fast
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    Subjects:  1. Role Playing Games (Game, RPG, RPGs, CRPG, CRPGs)    2. Strategy (Strategic)    3. Video Games    4. Nintendo Game Boy Advance (Gameboy)    5. GBA    6. Action    7. Adventure   


    7. LEGO Mindstorms: Robotics Invention System 2.0
    by LEGO Systems, Inc
    Toy
    -- our price: $199.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00005NLID
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Many high-tech toys start with a fun and fascinating idea only to make it frustratingly complicated in the execution. Leave it to LEGO to make a technologically advanced toy fun to play with. The enormous 718-piece LEGO Mindstorms Robotic Invention System lets you construct a variety of moving robot vehicles and then program them from your Windows 98- or Windows Me-compatible computer. The robots are all based around a bright yellow basic unit, which serves as the functional heart of whatever is being built. The brick receives commands from the computer via an infrared tower unit. The computer interface is incredibly user-friendly and intuitive. What's most impressive about the system, however, is the variety of robots that can be built. There are detailed instructions for each one, and since these are LEGOs, builders are free to come up with an endless variety. --John Moe ... Read more

    Reviews (76)

    5-0 out of 5 stars rocks
    This toy rocks!!!!!!!!! you get to build a robot, program it, and add sensors!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Invention, Robotics, Computer Programming
    If you want your child to take the steps necessary to prosper in the future, this is the kit to purchase.

    The kids of my generation had telescopes, microscopes and chemistry sets.We only could dream of building and programming a functioning robot!

    It truly will create a positive mindstorm in your child !!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Windows XP fix
    With regard to users having problems using this kit with windows XP.The dreaded freeze problem will only occur on computers using hyper thread processers.(...)

    Save this zip file to your harddrive.You should have previously installed the mindstorms software and the USB tower.Unplug your USB tower, restart your machine and follow the installation instructions.The freeze issue should now be a thing of the past. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Construction    2. Building Sets    3. Electronic    4. Motors    5. Robotics   


    8. PS2 Lego Star Wars
    by Eidos Interactive
    CD-ROM (29 March, 2005)
    -- our price: $39.88
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    Asin: B0007M2266
    Sales Rank: 9
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (33)

    5-0 out of 5 stars I have ONE thing to say: BUY THE GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Reviewer:Star Wars Lunatic

    This game is awesome. U can play episodes I II III.
    IT IS AWESOME! BUY IT!
    thank u for your time
    Bye

    5-0 out of 5 stars Probably one of the best Star Wars games EVER!!!
    Alright, when I first heard about this game I thought it would be boring and hardly worth my time but boy, was I WRONG! This is a great game next to Revenge of the Sith. You get to playepisodes 1 through 3 and unlock secret characters, extras and even a Bonus level, Episode 4! It's easy to beat I'll admit but the game has great replay value thanks to free play mode and the 2 player Drop in and Drop out mode. Just remember that if you decide to play Episode 3, there are a few spoilers in store so choose wisely. A game worth buying if you're a Lego or Star Wars fan! This was a review from your old pal, DC.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Cool Game
    This game is pretty cool, i have unlocked almost all the characters. And yes, you can play as the dark side ( I don't know if you can unlock Darth Vader)! There are plenty of levels, some are easy and some are very diffucult(the majority of the levels are easy). My 3 year old brother can even play it, and he loves it!
    The controls are great, as well as easy to learn. All in all, a very fun game, and just about anyone can just pick it up and play!(Oh yeah, i forgot, the graphics and music are great! Top notch!)
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    9. Nintendo DS
    by Nintendo
    Video Game (21 November, 2004)
    -- our price: $149.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00064MUIA
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    In a surprising number of ways, the Nintendo DS is quite unlike any video game system that's come before. First, there's the two screens, one above and one below. The idea might seem like a gimmick -- the screens are far enough apart that you won't be able to see them as one long screen -- but the format works in a complementary way. Depending on the game, the DS serves action in one screen and details, maps, stats, or alternate views in the other. Switching your eyes between screens takes a little getting used to, but quickly becomes automatic, like checking a rear-view mirror while driving. Both screens are back-lit and a little larger than that of the Game Boy Advance SP, so they'll be easy to see in most conditions.

    Nintendo DS used with a stylus
    Players can control games using the touch-sensitive bottom screen of the DS.
    The bottom screen also functions as a PDA-style touchpad. It comes with a small stylus, as well as a stylus that attaches to your thumb. This touch screen might be both the best and worst feature of the DS. One one hand, it brings the freedom of PC-style mouse control into gaming, but using it also tends to block what's going on in that screen. For example, while playing the Metroid Prime: Hunters, you could use the left thumb pad to move, the left shoulder button to fire, and the touch screen to look and jump. As you track foes on the bottom-screen map, however, your view will be partially obscured by your own right thumb.

    The good news is that Nintendo has stressed a lot of comfort options, both in the operating system and in their games. Want to play Metroid without the touch-pad? Select a different control scheme in the game's option menu, which also includes configurations for lefties. You can even customize your DS to automatically play the inserted title or to start with the main menu, choose which screen to display your GBA games, to add a nickname for wireless play, and more.

    Nintendo DS used with a stylus
    Up to 16 players can connect wirelessly within a 100-foot radius.
    That's right, the DS is wireless-enabled. Say good-bye to that daisy-chain of network cables that was previously necessary for portable multiplayer gaming. Nintendo's proprietary wireless format has a radius rated at 30 to 100 feet depending on environmental interference with its signal. Surely, it's more than enough for friends to game from one end of the bus to the other. We experimented in a small, nearly empty parking lot and got great reception at the upper end of that rating. The DS network can handle up to 16 users, though you can expect the maximum number of players to vary from game to game.

    Also, unlike all but the earliest video game systems, the DS comes with a built-in application. It's called PictoChat, and it allows people to write and draw pictures in a chat-room format. Since it's built in to the DS operating system, you'll always be able to interact with other DS users.

    Nintendo DS used with a stylus
    The built-in program PictoChat lets you write and draw with others.
    But not all is new; Nintendo has re-invested some favorite features of older platforms into the DS. It's backward compatible to the Game Boy Advance, which means that older Game Boy and Game Boy Color games won't work in this machine but GBA games will run fine (sadly, the wireless feature doesn't extend to GBA games). Like the GBA SP, the DS is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides approximately 10 hours of play on a four-hour charge. Old timers might recognize the A/B/X/Y face buttons from the Super Nintendo controller, though they're not in the same positions. The standard headphone jack and wide-body comfort of the first GBA model is back, coupled this time with the SP's screen-saving clamshell design. In terms of its ability to display graphics and sound, the DS is a little better -- and a whole lot smaller -- than the Nintendo 64.

    Overall, the Nintendo DS represents a rather large leap in portable gaming. With some mystery shrouding the future abilities of its internal microphone (voice recognition) and its IEEE 802.11 wireless network, the DS may have left some surprises up its sleeve. --Porter B. Hall

    Pros:

    • Great design marries innovative new features with great features of old systems and lots of customizable options
    • Wireless up to 100 feet
    • Built-in PictoChat lets you write and draw pictures with up to 15 other DS users

    Cons:

    • Sometimes hard to see and use the touch screen at the same time
    • Wireless multiplayer feature won't work with GBA games
    • Can't connect to other wireless devices...yet
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    5-0 out of 5 stars new vs old
    ever since the ds came out systems bine loosing money, psp then came out and now its a battle psp vs ds. in my eyes which sould be everyones nintendo has been out since the early 90s and playstation late 90s i trust oldies more they allways come bacl but do new stuff noooo.remember nintendos first hand held it stunk so does the psp. so dont get new gwt old. ps there comming out with pda on the ds not psp.

    1-0 out of 5 stars PSP vs. DS? PSP Takes It In 2 seconds. Why?
    GRAPHICS
    PSP: AMAZING GRAPHICS! WE ARE LOOKING AT A PS2 IN YOUR POCKET!
    Nintendo DS: I do not own one but some of my friends have them and I have played one, Nintendo DS, were looking at some what of a SNES in your pocket.
    VIDEO
    PSP: Plays videos at the quality, speed, and picture of a plasma screen!
    Nintendo DS: Dosn't even play them.
    MUSIC
    PSP: As good as an IPOD. The memory sticks cost less than an Ipod and have just as much storing space.
    Nintendo DS: Dosn't even play music.
    DURABILITY
    PSP: I have dropped mine 2 times, no problems, I have no dead pixels.
    Nintendo DS: Well, lets say if we go by the quality of it mabye 2-3 days of playing no more no less. :P
    DESIGN
    PSP: Sleek, sweet button and speaker placemet. 4.3 inch screen tops DS anyday.
    Nintendo DS: OOOO 2 screens! WHO CARES who wants to poke everything you see on the screen, and probably have it broken in a day or two because your jabbing it constantly!
    OVERALL
    Lets see the score ummm lets see.... 5-0 for PSP? WOW everybody says DS is better :O. Well who cares about a stupid litte plumber when they can have a decent game not about a plumber with his boyfriend Luigi! PSP gives you better selection of games better all around, so Nintendo, and kids out there your wasting your time with a dumb money grab. And as for Nintendo corp, give it up you guys suck! Sony is way better than you.Nintendo thinks they can add a little useless screen in there charge and extra 100$. I say boycott Nintendo they can't even compete! Mario and his boyfriend Luigi can go and cry with their stupid creators! I suggest go buy a PSP, and if you don't have money sell your DS its not worth owning!


    Too Bad It Dosn't Go Lower Than 1 Star! Negative 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 Stars From the_truth


    PS: I would put more zero's but, theres no use wasting my fingers on a DS review

    PSS: I shouldent have even wrote this review its wasting time and finger strength, not to mention valubal website space that coul be used for more PSP praise

    Utter Dissapointment From the_truth

    1-0 out of 5 stars Superior To The PSP?!?
    I personally, do not see how anybody can possibly say that this is better than the PSP.The people who compare this to the PSP and try to make it sound better come up with very, very lame reasons such as that they want a pure gaming system.Well, movies or music would not hurt to have on a handheld, but either way, you could not buy the movies or memory cards to put music on.These people also say that they do not like sports games, what is what most of the games on the PSP are, then the game selection of PSP still bashes PSP.The PSP still has NFSU Rivals, Midnight Club 3: DUB Ediion, Wipeout Pure, Twisted Medal: Head On, Metal Gear Acid, Ridge Racer, Lummies, Tony Hawk and Grand Theft Auto (Coming This Summer) while on DS you get NFSU 2, Warioware Touched, Asphalt Urban GT, Ridge Racer, Super Mario 64 are the only games worth looking at for the DS.These Nintendo Fanboys also mention that the games for the DS are about $35 and are about $50 for the PSP.Well, you truly get a better deal with the PSP games.The PSP games hold 1.8 GIGs and are $50, meaning that you are paying less than $30 a GIG.The DS games are $35 and hold 1.1 GIGs so you are paying a a bit over $33 a GIG.This does not even go into the excellent graphic advantages or giant screen or better games of the PSP.The price of the unit is good because a DS, a portable DVD player, and an MP3 player is well over $250.The PSP also comes with a memory card that has enough memory to save all of the games you will get (it is 32 MB and the career mode of each game is about 2 MB, so it holds removable data of 16 games.)The movies are DVD quality but since the movies can not hold as much as a DVD there are no extras like deleted scenes.The movie selection coming by this summer is very good.The price of a memory stick is lower than the price of an MP3 player with equal memory.I know I said way too much about the PSP but I would get it if I were you.I have a DS and it is now collecting dust since I got PSP.So, I would not get DS and get a PSP.DS is a mediocre system while the PSP is a great system. ... Read more

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    10. Pokemon Emerald with Frontier Battle Tin
    by Nintendo
    Video Game (01 May, 2005)
    -- our price: $34.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00085EVZC
    Sales Rank: 26
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars If you didn't get Ruby or Sapphire, this is a must-buy
    Pokemon 3.5 (Emerald Version.) An updated version of the third installment in the Game Boy Pokemon RPG series.

    Nintendo's Pokemon franchise became a massive success in its native Japan relatively quickly. Although it took the franchise a little longer to catch on in America, it finally did catch on, and when it did, it took the nation by storm. Pokemon games and products sold like crazy, despite the fact that the franchise was virtually unrecognized in America at its time of release. By 2003, the phemonenon was pretty much dead in America, but still, Nintendo went ahead and released the two latest adventures in the series, Ruby and Sapphire. Two years later, the revised Emerald version was released. Read on for my review.

    PROS:
    -THIS GAME GIVES YOU MORE OF THE SAME MONSTER CATCHING AND BATTLING ACTION THAT YOU HAVE GROWN TO LOVE IN THE FIRST AND SECOND GAMES. To put it simply, if you liked the first game, it's quite unlikely that you won't like this one.
    -THE GAME GRAPHICS ARE DRASTICALLY IMPROVED OVER THOSE OF THE PREDECESSOR TITLES. In this game, the graphics are not only improved, but the game is also optimized to make usage of the Game Boy Advance's thirty-two bit technology. It's nothing earth-shattering, but it's as good as a Game Boy Advance game like this can look! And YES, the Emerald version makes graphical improvements over Ruby and Sapphire. Nothing earth-shattering, but it's noticable.
    -IT'S NOT JUST A REHASH OF EARLIER GAMES. Although the game uses the same general formulas, the game is entirely new, and the world is much larger this time around. Even after you beat the game, there is still a ton of stuff to do, like capture all of the creatures in the game and train new monsters. The game even introduces the concept of two-on-two battles!
    -NINTENDO DESIGNED THIS GAME WITH PLAYER CONVENIENCE IN MIND. Remember how in the first games you had to go through all those menus just to use an item (like your bike or fishing pole?) Well, in this game, you can set the select button to use an item! This really comes in handy and speeds up the general flow of the game.
    -TONS OF NEW CREATURES AND ABILITIES. Many of the old Pokemon are gone, but there are tons of new ones! And some of the new ones are pretty damn cool. Needless to say, there are new legendary ones as well.
    -YOU CAN TRADE WITH POKEMON RUBY AND SAPPHIRE, AND FIRE RED AND LEAF GREEN . This is necessary to complete your Pokedex, since no one game has every creature.
    -THE GAME REUSES THE CONCEPT OF BREEDING POKEMON. If you get a male and a female Pokemon together at the Daycare center, they just might lay an egg! This concept is necessary to get many of the "baby" Pokemon in the game.
    -YOU CAN NOW GET GROUDON AND KYOGRE IN ONE GAME! BOTH of these creatures are now available in a single game, at level seventy each no less! And YES, Rayquaza is still available for catching (the cover should give that away), as are Latios and Latias.
    -BATTLE FRONTIER. This is the major addition to Emerald over the early Pokemon 3 releases, and it's a damn good addition to the game.

    CONS:
    -YOU CAN'T TRADE WITH THE OLDER GAMES (Game Boy Color and before)! This is a huge problem which is the major reason the game doesn't get a five-star rating in my book.
    -MANY OF THE PROBLEMS THE OLD GAMES HAD WERE NOT FIXED FOR THIS GAME. Examples of this include not being able to rename Pokemon you get in trades, not being able to unlearn HM moves on your own, and the general pace of the game moving too slow.
    -CONSIDERABLY MORE DIFFICULT THAN EARLIER GAMES. Chances are you're a gamer who is looking for a challenging portable RPG, but in many ways this game is TOO difficult. It seems that no matter how much you level up your monsters, it just doesn't seem to be enough in many places.
    -THE MYSTERY EVENT/EON TICKET CONCEPT IS FLAWED. Why, you ask? YOU NEED AN E-READER FOR THEM! And, to say the least, the E-Reader is a rip-off! Why didn't Nintendo find another way to incorporate these elements into the game?
    -WHY DOESN'T THIS GAME USE THE TIME OF DAY AND DAY OF THE WEEK SYSTEM THAT THE PREVIOUS GAMES USED? This was one of the best things about the previous games, and I am disappointed not to see it here.
    -WHY DO YOU HAVE TO PLAY THROUGH THE WHOLE GAME TO GET TO THE BATTLE FRONTIER!? This was a huge disappointment, since I've already essentially played through the game already in my older Ruby and Sapphire games.

    OVERALL:
    Pokemon 3 is a damn fine RPG, even if it doesn't quite top Pokemon 2. If you have a Game Boy Advance, this is an excellent game to add to your collection. A little word of advice - you can NOT get all of the Pokemon in one game, so if you get Ruby, you might want to make sure a friend owns or will buy Sapphire, or vice versa. Also, these games are compatible with the Fire Red and Leaf Green, you may want to get them too (or know someone who does.) Either way you look at it, Pokemon 3 is a damn good portable RPG. And if you're gonna get one version of it and don't already have Ruby or Sapphire, get Emerald.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money if you have Ruby/Sapphire
    Okay, it's fun.Can't deny that. And yes, there are a few new features.However, unfortunely it's mostly the same old Ruby/Sapphire game recycled.If this were a PC game, they would have released it as an add-on to the original for half the price, not as a whole new game.
    Save you money and wait for the next series to begin instead.

    5-0 out of 5 stars emerald
    hi bought this game last week and i finshed it today i put 4 stars because its like ruby and sapphier exept some places but over all it dezervs 5 starshint....for those who have this game and finshed it go to the safari zone and walk there u will notest that pokemons from silver and gold verion will be there exampel like milktank and todile and lots andlots of pokemon will be there (beating the elit 4 is requiered)

    sorry about my spelling iwas writing fast
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    11. Game Boy Advance SP - Cobalt
    by Nintendo
    Video Game
    -- our price: $79.95
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    Asin: B0002TB4CW
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Early Adopters Pick: March 2003. As theworld's smallest video-game platform, the Game Boy Advance SP is also the first to use a built-in rechargeable battery.

    Many decried the original Game Boy Advance's reflective LCD screen and its reliance on external light sources. The Game Boy Advance SP's main feature--optional backlighting--fixes this complaint nicely, but it's the wealth of other features that makes this system so surprisingly good.

    At first look, you might think the SP is a sleek travel alarm clock. When closed, it's just as tall and deep as the original GBA, but only half as wide. Due to its clamshell design, the screen is always protected from everyday scratches. A small button in the center of the console turns on the backlighting element for use in low-light situations, like in a moving car.

    Game Boy Advance angle diagram The SP comes with a well-designed power adapter that recharges a built-in battery; its prongs fold in for easier storage. Our informal tests found that it takes about four hours to fully charge (you can even play it while it's plugged in and charging), and the battery lasts about 11 hours with the backlighting constantly on--your results may vary. Using the backlighting less often will conserve battery power.

    Withseparately soldcables, you can connect the Game Boy Advance SP to other GBAsfor multiplayer gaming (above) or to theNintendo GameCube(below) to access secret levels, exchange data, or use other specialfeatures that vary from game to game.
    The quality of the backlighting is very good. It's bright and clear when looking directly at it, but degraded from other angles. This is only a problem for friends who are watching the screen from over your shoulder.

    But size, power, and affordability do not come without trade offs. There's no headphone jack here, though Nintendo promises an adapter. The system isn't very loud at its highest volume, and the sound can be turned down to socially acceptable levels. The L and R shoulder buttons are a fraction of the size they were on the GBA, and thus are harder to hit. Also, the reduced size of the SP is slightly less comfortable for adult hands than the GBA, but perhaps more comfortable for smaller hands. The cartridge port placement on the lower part of the console is fine for GBA games, since they are flush with the console body, but older Game Boy Color carts will stick out in a way that takes some getting used to.

    Open it up and the hinge will seek out a preferred, pre-set angle (about 150 degrees), though you can open it a bit wider or narrower for your own comfort. The hinge stands up well to lateral pressure, and over all, the SP seems just as rugged as its predecessor--which has proven to be very rugged, indeed. --Porter B. Hall

    Unit Specifications

    • CPU: 32-Bit ARM with embedded memory
    • Memory: 32 KB with 96 KB VRAM (in CPU), 256 KB WRAM (external of CPU)
    • Screen: 2.9-inch reflective TFT color LCD
    • Display Size: 1.6 by 2.4 inches (40.8 by 61.2 mm)
    • Resolution: 240 x 160 pixels in a wide-screen aspect ratio
    • Colors: 511 simultaneous colors from a palette of 32,768
    • Software: Fully compatible with Game Boy and Game Boy Color game paks
    • Light Source: Front light integrated with LCD
    • Size (closed): 3.3 by 3.23 by .96 inch
    • Weight: Approximately 5 ounces
    • Power Supply: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • Battery Life: 10 hours continuous play with light on; 18 hours with light off; 3 hours recharging
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    Features

    • Screen: 2.9" Reflective TFT Color LCD
    • Display Size: 1.61" x 2.41"
    • Resolution: 240 x 160 pixels
    • Color: Simultaneously display more than 32,000 colors.
    • CPU: 32-bit RISC-CPU with embedded memory.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Game System For The Money.
    I'm a 35 year old man and -- I admit it -- I bought this thing for myself.Once you've made the initial investment in the hardware, the games cartridges themselves are relatively inexpensive(...) making it a good system for the casual video-gamer (like me) or the serious hobbyist.

    Game cartridges are also within the monetary grasp of many older children's allowances, so a GameBoy Advance could be used to teach children discipline with money.In other words, buy your kid(s) the hardware (and at least one game) to start with and then let them purchase other software when their funds permit.And, of course, game cartridges make inexpensive presents when birthdays or holidays come around.

    As for me, game play is very enjoyableand I'm thoroughly impressed with the graphics considering the screen size and pixel depth available to the system. (Currently I'm playing my first two cartridges: Spider-Man 2 and Star Wars III: Revenge Of The Sith.)

    Overall, for young or old, the GameBoy Advance is a great system (even surpassing its gimmicky touch-screen sibling, the Nintendo DS).The only thing an adult player has to consider is that the majority of games are marketed mostly to those in their early teens and younger.Other than that, its excellent.To top it all off, a GameBoy Advance can also play movies and TV shows with GameBoy Advance Video cartridges.

    In short, if you're looking for an affordable expandable video game system, either for you or for your children, get this.

    5-0 out of 5 stars good stuff by carly goldman
    Once I saw this Item I said "mom can we buy this" she said "No" I really wanted this and just so you knowall kids love this ytoy so as a birthday present buy this toy for your child.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Poofy fluffy babey wabey cutesy wutesy rootsy tootsy GBASP!!
    LUV MI GB IT CYOOT! LUV IT! SMAL AN KONVENYENT SOOOOO SLIK! LUVLI AN BYOOTIPHOOL! CYOOT AN FLUFFY[K MAYBEE NT SOO MUTCH THT] BUT VERY SWEET AND SMELLY AND CUTE AND POOFY AND CONTUMACIOUS AND UTTERLY WONDERFUL AND CONTEMPORARY AND INTERESTING AND WARM AND FUZZY AND INVITING AND SPACIOUS! ... Read more

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    12. God of War
    by Sony Computer Entertainment
    CD-ROM (22 March, 2005)
    -- our price: $47.88
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002XL3BA
    Sales Rank: 29
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • GOD OF WAR introduces a brutal slice of life set in the mythological Greek era. Players can live according to their own nature. Even if it is by brute force.
    • Defining the next evolution in gaming, GOD OF WAR presents an explosive gameplay mix: raw melee combat fused with traps, stunts and story driven puzzles.
    • Huge collection of moves: players can swing on ropes, scale mountain cliffs, swim through rivers, slide down zip lines.
    • GOD OF WAR delivers an extensive combat system based on uniquely linking combos for a myriad of fighting moves. Take the combat in air, take out a number of enemies at once, and utilize "context sensitive moves" moves that in particular situations, allow you to grab, kick or throw an enemy.
    • Kratos' main weapons are two blades one attached to each arm by a long chain that wraps around his arm. This allows for both short-range and long-range attacks.

    Reviews (108)

    5-0 out of 5 stars JaGx = teh friend of teh Matt
    Matt Da Llama pwnz at all PS2 games. Matt = Gaming Warlord!!
    Matt Da Llama pwnz at all PS2 games. Matt = Gaming Warlord!!

    Matt Da Llama pwnz at all PS2 games. Matt = Gaming Warlord!!
    Matt Da Llama pwnz at all PS2 games. Matt = Gaming Warlord!!

    Matt Da Llama pwnz at all PS2 games. Matt = Gaming Warlord!!
    Matt Da Llama pwnz at all PS2 games. Matt = Gaming Warlord!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars JaGx = teh friend of teh Matt
    Matt Da Llama pwnz at all PS2 games. Matt = Gaming Warlord!!
    Matt Da Llama pwnz at all PS2 games. Matt = Gaming Warlord!!

    Matt Da Llama pwnz at all PS2 games. Matt = Gaming Warlord!!
    Matt Da Llama pwnz at all PS2 games. Matt = Gaming Warlord!!

    Matt Da Llama pwnz at all PS2 games. Matt = Gaming Warlord!!
    Matt Da Llama pwnz at all PS2 games. Matt = Gaming Warlord!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars JaGx = teh friend of teh Matt
    Matt Da Llama pwnz at all PS2 games. Matt = Gaming Warlord!!
    Matt Da Llama pwnz at all PS2 games. Matt = Gaming Warlord!!

    Matt Da Llama pwnz at all PS2 games. Matt = Gaming Warlord!!
    Matt Da Llama pwnz at all PS2 games. Matt = Gaming Warlord!!

    Matt Da Llama pwnz at all PS2 games. Matt = Gaming Warlord!!
    Matt Da Llama pwnz at all PS2 games. Matt = Gaming Warlord!! ... Read more

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    13. Playstation 2 Console with Jak II (FREE) and Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
    by Sony Computer Entertainment
    CD-ROM
    list price: $189.97 -- our price: $169.97
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000765NHC
    Sales Rank: 278
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (2)

    5-0 out of 5 stars new ps2 awesome two award winning games awesome
    this new version of the ps2 is awesome smaller and thinner way better than the last it can fit some places the last coulndt so this ps2 is a great idea i have it, its perfect and maches my game room ,ha! sometimes i cant even see it!! jak 2 is a great game, for me its the game of 03-04 its really cool i have beaten it and ratchet and clanck:g.c. is a great game for all ages i love this set real satistfied and its not a waste of money youll like it trust me ,hope this was helpful

    5-0 out of 5 stars PS2 rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The PS2 is slim and smaller,better desing than the old one.JakII and Ratchet and Clank:Going Commando the best PS2 Games.And buy Smackdown vs. Raw. ... Read more

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    14. PSP Need for Speed: Underground Rivals
    by Electronic Arts
    Video Game (21 March, 2005)
    -- our price: $46.95
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007U0GUW
    Sales Rank: 53
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Build the Ultimate Tuner: Customize up to twenty high-performance tuner cars then hit the streets to see who rules the underground.
    • Exclusive PSP System Circuits: Accelerate to top speeds on ten visually distinct circuit tracks exclusive to the PSP system.
    • Eight Game Modes: Including Drift Attack, Nitrous Run, Rally Relay, and Car Spec.
    • Go for a SpinAnytime, Anywhere: Engage in two-player head-to-head battles via Wi-Fi or challenge up to four rivals on one PSP system device in Party Play.
    • Pocket TRAX: Listen to music or watch videos on the go with this exclusive new feature for the PSP system.

    Reviews (15)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Game for PSP
    I own MLB, Untold Legends, Need for Speed Rivals and Ridge Racer. Need for Speed is by far the best game I've played so far. Some say Ridge Racer is better but, NO WAY!!! The car mods is what does it. Their are so many mods to add to the car to make it faster and look better. The more you play the more mods you can get. It makes you not want to put the game down because you can't wait to see what the next mod will be. The graphics are awesome and also the sound. I've played this game for about 15 hours and there's so much more left. I highly recommend this game.
    P.S. MLB is great also. =)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Another Racer Is Born!
    I just played this game last nite with friends, and I REALLY LIKE IT!!!It's funny when all of a sudden your opponent races right over you and takes the lead...But it's a lot of fun...Now I'm gonna have to get this one too...Thanx guys for getting me hooked...You all know who you b... (TT and your wingman, GC.)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Not a bad game at all
    A lot of people will think that this game is just like the continuation of Need For Speed Underground 2.Well, it is somewhat true.However, this is just a "beating a rival" game so it is a pretty straight foward game.I personally think that it is not bad, but it could be a little bit dull.Well, if you have beaten the game of NFSU2 in PS2, you don't have problem playing this one.For the graphics, it is not bad but couldn't compare the graphics of NFSU2 in PS2 and Ridge Racer in PS2 and PSP.These game has some upper hand of those.But still, this is still a good game to recommend. ... Read more


    15. Forza Motorsport
    by Microsoft
    Video Game (03 May, 2005)
    -- our price: $44.95
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0006BK58U
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    In Forza Motorsport, it's all about you and your car. With over 250 of the baddest racing machines imaginable, an infinite number of ways to customize them, and all the tools you need to tune them to perfection, you'll find yourself behind the wheel of the slickest vehicles on the planet.

    With Forza Motorsport, you'll be able to own cars from the world's most recognized manufacturers. Get behind the wheel of the Enzo Ferrari, Porsche 911, Ford GT, or the Audi R8, to name a few. The physics model of each car is based upon actual car data, so your driving feels like the real deal. Plus, Forza has taken meticulous steps to design each car's visuals according to exact specifications. Teams of artists have worked to reproduce the surface properties of materials in an ultra-realistic fashion -- the painted metal is shiny with gloss, the glass reflects light, and the car's rubber is rich with texture.

    You can trick out every car with real-world body parts, such as rims, wings, side skirts, bumpers, and hoods. At the advanced paint shop you can pimp your ride with phatty decals and classy custom paint schemes. But don't stop with looks alone -- Forza also lets you upgrade your car with suspension kits, turbochargers, superchargers, intercoolers, brakes, and racing slicks. It's your car, and Forza gives you the tools to make it your own.

    And once your ride is ready, you can immerse yourself in 17 different environments that deliver challenging tracks textured with accurate, photo-realistic graphics. Slip on your driving gloves, get behind the wheel, and rev your engine as you ready yourself for the world-famous Nring Nordschleife, the corkscrew turns of Laguna Seca, the urban jungle of New York City, or the lush Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro. Each location has been recreated with detail matching the attention given to the vehicles -- the total package of fast cars and exotic locales makes the racing experience of Forza Motorsport totally awesome.

    Take your powerful, new creation to cyberspace, and challenge the globe's toughest drivers on Xbox Live. Once you've built your vehicle and mastered all the driving nuances, you'll be ready to burn some serious rubber.

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    Features

    • Make every car yours: Collect models from more than 60 top car manufacturers, including Mazda, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, and Dodge. Trick out sport compacts with real-world body kits, rims, spoilers, decals, side skirts, fender flares, and hood scoops. Add motorsport decals and team paint-schemes to supercars, GT racers, and exotics. Transform production cars into racetrack monsters.
    • Tune it up: Take your car to the garage and install alternative engines, suspension kits, bolt-on superchargers, brakes, rims, racing slicks, and more. Fine-tune gear ratios, fuel-mapping, forced-induction pressure, tire temperature and pressure, and ignition timing for the ultimate setup.
    • Experience the most technically advanced driving simulation on Xbox: Top automotive engineers teamed with experienced programmers to create an advanced physics engine for Forza Motorsport, designed to simulates authentic car performance. Cars incur damage and wear, which affects car performance. Advanced tire and suspension models respond to heat and pressure changes as well as weight transfer and aerodynamic load.
    • Drive in gorgeous track environments: From the famously challenging Nurburgring Nordschleife to the spectator-lined streets of Rio de Janeiro, race on meticulously designed tracks with an incredible sense of speed and realism.
    • Check out the revolutionary A.I. Drivatar technology: Train your own A.I. Drivatars to use the same racing techniques you do, so they can race for you in competitions or train new drivers on your team. Drivatar technology is the foundation of the human-like A.I. in Forza Motorsport.

    Reviews (12)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Decent...but overhyped
    I definetly looked forward to this game, but after 2 years of Project Gotham 2, I can't seem to accept what "seems" like a game that was created before PGR2.

    The graphics are by FAR a letdown. GT4 blows it away, and PGR2 is must crisper also.

    Game play is decent...sure its more realistic, harder to drive, turn, less acceleration, but it's NOT AS FUN!!

    If you are a GT4 fan, this may be for you. But if you want instant XBOX live racing with a more "fun' factor...then look to PGR2.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Get the Fanatec Speedster 3 ForceShock steering wheel
    If you have an extra $150 after buying this game, then I strongly recommend you also get Fanatec's Speedster 3 ForceShock steering wheel for Xbox.It was designed to work with Forza Motorsport, and it's the closest you'll get to a force feedback steering wheel on the Xbox.The Xbox doesn't offer true full-blown force feedback, but this wheel is pretty close.The wheel also works with other Xbox racing games, but Forza Motorsport has special code in it to work specifically with the Fanatec wheel to offer force feedback.

    Unfortunately, Amazon doesn't sell this wheel, so you'll have to get it from either Gamestop or Fry's.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A real beauty!!!
    I loved GT3 on the PS2. THe realness was fantastic, but it suffered one problem, after a while it just wasnt fun! As great and realistic as the game is it just wasnt as fun as Need for Speed - Hot Pursuit. Now comes Forza... hands down the BEST racing game I have played period! Adds the realism of Grand Tourismo with the fun factor of Need For Speed Underground.

    It's great that Forza has the option of using the left stick for periferral vision too.... but I wished it was smoother looking all the way around the car like you see when looking to the front right and left corners rather then the straight cuts you see when looking back and to the back corners.

    All in all a great racing game! ... Read more

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    16. Gran Turismo 4
    by Sony Computer Entertainment
    CD-ROM (22 February, 2005)
    list price: $49.99 -- our price: $44.95
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000A0MDV
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Are you searching for a driving game that offers more than just breakneck speed? Look no further than Gran Turismo 4. The most recent installment in this amazingly popular racing game brings realistic driving to a whole new level. With loads of new cars and a vastly improved physics engine, you'll be ready to tackle the roads in your favorite cars from the last century.

    The Cars
    Automotive history is at your fingertips with Gran Turismo 4. You can select from over 700 cars, dating back nearly a century to the 1915 Ford Model T Tourer. From the United Kingdom's AC to Sweden's Volvo, you'll can choose from practically every car manufactured since 1915.

    Beyond the list of cars, GT4 sports a new and vastly improved physics engine. Offering even greater realism than its predecessors, the GT4 engine has been meticulously designed to cover every inch and turn of your driving experience. Using physics to calculate weight, speed, friction, and a host of other nuances, every car delivers performance with its own unique, precise handling and feel.

    This game isn't just about the cars, though -- it's also about the competition. The advanced, lifelike drivers compete with fervor unmatched even by some of your video game buddies. Fueled by the latest advances in artificial intelligence, your digital rivals will react to your every move with behavior modeled after actual professional racers.

    It may take you weeks to test drive all 700 available cars, but with Gran 4 you'll never truly run out of "new" vehicles. This game is equipped with a multitude of options to customize your favorite cars. Brakes, shocks, and engine components can all be upgraded. You can stylize your car with wings, rims, and color, and you can even change your oil. In short, you can do whatever needs to be done to keep your car tuned and looking hot for the next big race.

    The Human Element
    Gran Turismo 4 brings something completely new to your gaming experience. In the stands you'll find spectators who comes to life in3D before your very eyes. They react with genuine human emotions to your every move, cheering as you pass, and snapping photographs as you cross the finish line. Your next pit stop will take place as if you were really there. You'll watch the process unfold in real-time as your crew rushes to change your tires and refuel your tank. But that's not all. With the new addition of convertibles, you are truly in the drivers seat. Your drivers will react with precise and fluid motions, and turn just as you would if you were behind the wheel. Gran Turismo has never looked so unbelievably real.

    The Courses
    Not only does GT4 bring you the rare opportunity to drive hundreds of cars, it also offers you a vast collection of actual racing locations. Rip through the exotic Costa di Malfi in Capri, burn rubber through the urban jungle of Hong Kong, or throw up some serious dust at the Grand Canyon -- no matter where you decide to race, you'll love driving any of the game's fourteen tracks. Feeling nostalgic? With Gran 4, you can even race on some of your old, favorite tracks from previous editions.

    LAN Play
    Compete against your buddies with the LAN play functionality of GT4. Connect up to three PlayStation 2 consoles and bring together up to six players in a racing frenzy that pits you against your friends. Each console will need a copy of Gran Turismo 4, the proper connecting cables, and all the standard gaming equipment. Once connected, you'll be ready for a life-like battle of driving abilities and mental toughness. With LAN play, the action has never been more intense or more realistic! ... Read more

    Features

    • Characteristics of the cars are realistically designed and calculated so that they handle to the real-life physics of that particular vehicle.
    • New technology blends real-time action with a photo-fixed background to immerse the player in real-life environments such as New York City, the Grand Canyon and others.
    • Players will have access to experience more than 500 authentic automobiles encompassing manufacturers from around the world, with a range from vintage to modern vehicles.
    • Gran Turismo 4 offers advanced opponent behavior to capture real-life racing and unpredictability of finishes.

    Reviews (157)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great game, very time consuming and hard
    Hey first off, this game is a really good racing simulator.Graphics are much improved and there is a phenominal selection of cars to choose from.Overall the feel of the driving feels extremely real, but cars can very from the performance of past games (for example the RUF cars aren't very fast this time around).
    There is however a lot of downsides to this game.To start off, as a prior reviewer already stated, why in the world do you have to do rally racing on this to get your liscense?People don't buy the game to drive on a bunch of dirt, that would be Collin Macree Rally or some other rally game.
    Second, this game is extremely long compared to the others, I mean long.That is good and bad.Good becasue you'll probably not get bored playing this for a long time, bad becasue you'll go insane trying to get 100%!Another biggie is some of the endurance races even speeded up (3x's) take more than eight hours!If you can spend nine hours starring at a TV screen never leaving your house then go for it!If not then you are doomed to never complete the game.
    Forth problem is that the game if very very hard.At the higher levels goodluck winning, you'll spend forever practicing before you'll even be able to keep up.But with a lot, and I mean a lot of practice its possible.
    To conclude this is a really really fun game.If you liked the three prior to this then you will love this game, but probably find yourself a little frustrated with the length and difficulty.I been playing a couple months, and am about 90% complete so it is a doable game, if you have the time and paitence!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best car game yet
    Don't listen to rockethead7 because he don't know what he's talking about. I rented GT4 for the first time last Thursday and I thought it was the best Gran Turismo yet. My first car was a 69' Chevy Camaro ss with a 427.(I think it was a 427) Then I raced in the Camaro races a whole bunch. I got the money for the Camaro by doing that data transfer thing from GT3 and got my A and B license and 100,000 dollars. It makes it a whole lot easier. Then I bought a Buick special, won a Chevelle, a Corvette Z06 racecar 1969, with the corvette I bought. I was really interested in getting this game because of the old cars on it. I played it and got more than I expected. It has the best old cars on it, like chevelles, camaros, corvettes, buick specials, 1915 ford model t, and a pontiac gto to name some of my favorites. Rockethead7 sucks. He don't like old cars, and old cars are the best.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great game, Do NOT be fooled!!
    First of i would like to say that this is a tough game not super hard but hard at some points. i am about 30% complete in about a week and a half. The first thing that you need to do if you can is to get the 2 licenses from GT3 and 100,000 credits if you can. That is what i did. this way you can spend all that money on one car and let that car carry you on to more money and more cars. This game is amazing when accounting for the HUGE selection of cars. I would highly recomend this game to anyone. To me this is no doubt the best racing game for the PS2. ... Read more

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    17. Game Boy Advance SP - Platinum
    by Nintendo
    Video Game (23 March, 2003)
    -- our price: $79.88
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002TB4D6
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Early Adopters Pick: March 2003. As theworld's smallest video-game platform, the Game Boy Advance SP is also the first to use a built-in rechargeable battery.

    Many decried the original Game Boy Advance's reflective LCD screen and its reliance on external light sources. The Game Boy Advance SP's main feature--optional backlighting--fixes this complaint nicely, but it's the wealth of other features that makes this system so surprisingly good.

    At first look, you might think the SP is a sleek travel alarm clock. When closed, it's just as tall and deep as the original GBA, but only half as wide. Due to its clamshell design, the screen is always protected from everyday scratches. A small button in the center of the console turns on the backlighting element for use in low-light situations, like in a moving car.

    Game Boy Advance angle diagram The SP comes with a well-designed power adapter that recharges a built-in battery; its prongs fold in for easier storage. Our informal tests found that it takes about four hours to fully charge (you can even play it while it's plugged in and charging), and the battery lasts about 11 hours with the backlighting constantly on--your results may vary. Using the backlighting less often will conserve battery power.

    Withseparately soldcables, you can connect the Game Boy Advance SP to other GBAsfor multiplayer gaming (above) or to theNintendo GameCube(below) to access secret levels, exchange data, or use other specialfeatures that vary from game to game.
    The quality of the backlighting is very good. It's bright and clear when looking directly at it, but degraded from other angles. This is only a problem for friends who are watching the screen from over your shoulder.

    But size, power, and affordability do not come without trade offs. There's no headphone jack here, though Nintendo promises an adapter. The system isn't very loud at its highest volume, and the sound can be turned down to socially acceptable levels. The L and R shoulder buttons are a fraction of the size they were on the GBA, and thus are harder to hit. Also, the reduced size of the SP is slightly less comfortable for adult hands than the GBA, but perhaps more comfortable for smaller hands. The cartridge port placement on the lower part of the console is fine for GBA games, since they are flush with the console body, but older Game Boy Color carts will stick out in a way that takes some getting used to.

    Open it up and the hinge will seek out a preferred, pre-set angle (about 150 degrees), though you can open it a bit wider or narrower for your own comfort. The hinge stands up well to lateral pressure, and over all, the SP seems just as rugged as its predecessor--which has proven to be very rugged, indeed. --Porter B. Hall

    Unit Specifications

    • CPU: 32-Bit ARM with embedded memory
    • Memory: 32 KB with 96 KB VRAM (in CPU), 256 KB WRAM (external of CPU)
    • Screen: 2.9-inch reflective TFT color LCD
    • Display Size: 1.6 by 2.4 inches (40.8 by 61.2 mm)
    • Resolution: 240 x 160 pixels in a wide-screen aspect ratio
    • Colors: 511 simultaneous colors from a palette of 32,768
    • Software: Fully compatible with Game Boy and Game Boy Color game paks
    • Light Source: Front light integrated with LCD
    • Size (closed): 3.3 by 3.23 by .96 inch
    • Weight: Approximately 5 ounces
    • Power Supply: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • Battery Life: 10 hours continuous play with light on; 18 hours with light off; 3 hours recharging
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    Features

    • Screen: 2.9" Reflective TFT Color LCD
    • Display Size: 1.61" x 2.41"
    • Resolution: 240 x 160 pixels
    • Color: Simultaneously display more than 32,000 colors.
    • CPU: 32-bit RISC-CPU with embedded memory.

    Reviews (81)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Game System For The Money.
    I'm a 35 year old man and -- I admit it -- I bought this thing for myself.Once you've made the initial investment in the hardware, the games cartridges themselves are relatively inexpensive(...) making it a good system for the casual video-gamer (like me) or the serious hobbyist.

    Game cartridges are also within the monetary grasp of many older children's allowances, so a GameBoy Advance could be used to teach children discipline with money.In other words, buy your kid(s) the hardware (and at least one game) to start with and then let them purchase other software when their funds permit.And, of course, game cartridges make inexpensive presents when birthdays or holidays come around.

    As for me, game play is very enjoyableand I'm thoroughly impressed with the graphics considering the screen size and pixel depth available to the system. (Currently I'm playing my first two cartridges: Spider-Man 2 and Star Wars III: Revenge Of The Sith.)

    Overall, for young or old, the GameBoy Advance is a great system (even surpassing its gimmicky touch-screen sibling, the Nintendo DS).The only thing an adult player has to consider is that the majority of games are marketed mostly to those in their early teens and younger.Other than that, its excellent.To top it all off, a GameBoy Advance can also play movies and TV shows with GameBoy Advance Video cartridges.

    In short, if you're looking for an affordable expandable video game system, either for you or for your children, get this.

    5-0 out of 5 stars good stuff by carly goldman
    Once I saw this Item I said "mom can we buy this" she said "No" I really wanted this and just so you knowall kids love this ytoy so as a birthday present buy this toy for your child.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Poofy fluffy babey wabey cutesy wutesy rootsy tootsy GBASP!!
    LUV MI GB IT CYOOT! LUV IT! SMAL AN KONVENYENT SOOOOO SLIK! LUVLI AN BYOOTIPHOOL! CYOOT AN FLUFFY[K MAYBEE NT SOO MUTCH THT] BUT VERY SWEET AND SMELLY AND CUTE AND POOFY AND CONTUMACIOUS AND UTTERLY WONDERFUL AND CONTEMPORARY AND INTERESTING AND WARM AND FUZZY AND INVITING AND SPACIOUS! ... Read more

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    18. Game Boy Advance SP- Flame
    by Nintendo
    Video Game
    -- our price: $83.95
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000A9Y11
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Many decried the original Game Boy Advance's reflective LCD screen and its reliance on external light sources. The Game Boy Advance SP's main feature--optional backlighting--fixes this complaint nicely, but it's the wealth of other features that makes this system so surprisingly good.

    At first look, you might think the SP is a sleek travel alarm clock. When closed, it's just as tall and deep as the original GBA, but only half as wide. Due to its clamshell design, the screen is always protected from everyday scratches. A small button in the center of the console turns on the backlighting element for use in low-light situations, like in a moving car.

    Game Boy Advance angle diagram The SP comes with a well-designed power adapter that recharges a built-in battery; its prongs fold in for easier storage. Our informal tests found that it takes about four hours to fully charge (you can even play it while it's plugged in and charging), and the battery lasts about 11 hours with the backlighting constantly on--your results may vary. Using the backlighting less often will conserve battery power.

    Withseparately soldcables, you can connect the Game Boy Advance SP to other GBAsfor multiplayer gaming (above) or to theNintendo GameCube(below) to access secret levels, exchange data, or use other specialfeatures that vary from game to game.
    The quality of the backlighting is very good. It's bright and clear when looking directly at it, but degraded from other angles. This is only a problem for friends who are watching the screen from over your shoulder.

    But size, power, and affordability do not come without trade offs. There's no headphone jack here, though Nintendo promises an adapter. The system isn't very loud at its highest volume, and the sound can be turned down to socially acceptable levels. The L and R shoulder buttons are a fraction of the size they were on the GBA, and thus are harder to hit. Also, the reduced size of the SP is slightly less comfortable for adult hands than the GBA, but perhaps more comfortable for smaller hands. The cartridge port placement on the lower part of the console is fine for GBA games, since they are flush with the console body, but older Game Boy Color carts will stick out in a way that takes some getting used to.

    Open it up and the hinge will seek out a preferred, pre-set angle (about 150 degrees), though you can open it a bit wider or narrower for your own comfort. The hinge stands up well to lateral pressure, and over all, the SP seems just as rugged as its predecessor--which has proven to be very rugged, indeed. --Porter B. Hall

    Unit Specifications

    • CPU: 32-Bit ARM with embedded memory
    • Memory: 32 KB with 96 KB VRAM (in CPU), 256 KB WRAM (external of CPU)
    • Screen: 2.9-inch reflective TFT color LCD
    • Display Size: 1.6 by 2.4 inches (40.8 by 61.2 mm)
    • Resolution: 240 x 160 pixels in a wide-screen aspect ratio
    • Colors: 511 simultaneous colors from a palette of 32,768
    • Software: Fully compatible with Game Boy and Game Boy Color game paks
    • Light Source: Front light integrated with LCD
    • Size (closed): 3.3 by 3.23 by .96 inch
    • Weight: Approximately 5 ounces
    • Power Supply: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • Battery Life: 10 hours continuous play with light on; 18 hours with light off; 3 hours recharging
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    Features

    • Sleek red handheld gaming machine
    • Optional backlighting allows gaming anywhere, any time
    • Clamshell design protects from scratches
    • Power adapter charges batteries as you play
    • Easy to hook up with other gamers using connect cable

    Reviews (80)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Portable Gaming Console to Own: maybe the only to own
    I got the Nintendo DS, and let me tell you this: you would still need the Gameboy SP.In fact, I went back to buy an SP!!!

    Why?First of all, the DS is much bigger (more like the old Gameboy Advance) than anticipated to be carried in your pocket: the SP when folded is really the perfect form.

    Secondly, you really don't want to carry an $150 equipment with a touchscreen.Of course, there are certainly more expensive hardware out there with touchscreen such as PDA that can be carried around in your pocket, but the DS really feel fragile in comparison WITH THE FOLDING DUAL SCREEN.

    Thirdly, there are a lot more games to pick on Gameboy Advance than in the DS and the newest PSP's libraries.

    Lastly, Gameboy SP (and DS) use cartdridge.That means that there's no need for more load time.The data comes straight from ROM.That means that you can just turn the console on, wait for the Logo screens and some other few introductions, press Start, load previously saved game, and fire up.Few seconds here and there saved means a lot when you can only have very few time to play (e.g. during a short break).

    Nevertheless, that doesn't mean that the DS is inferior.The Nintento DS is quite superior to the SP, but its superiority is only justify in hardware upgrade, not portability and practicality.For instance, I find the screen in the DS to be much better in graphic than the SP.But for longer use, the SP is much easier to the eyes, and it has the option to have the light off if needed.The DS don't have that option, and that explains to you why the colors in the DS are more vibrant: the colors come straight from the screen where you cannot turn off its brightness, whereas the SP you turn off and on a LIGHT (LED I believe)!

    In practical life, the Gameboy SP is the gaming console that I use the most.The battery is integrated in the console, and is rechargeable every time that you plug in the AC adaptor (much like a mobile phone, or the Nintendo DS).Unlike the older Gameboy systems which requires alkaline battery to be inserted, this newer system, Gameboy SP and higher version, saves money and time with the integrated lithium (not sure if I got this spelled correctly) battery.

    I own a PS2 and Gamecube.Graphics, sounds, and playability are of course better in those systems: no doubt about the XBOX.But quite frankly, as an adult with a family I barely find MY CHANCE to get my hand on the TV (because my wife uses it and picks her own channel to watch), and on the joystick (if my children doesn't mess them up).If I move the PS2 or Gamecube to another room with another TV, by the time I'm all set with the cables I would have been done playing with the SP already.Even if everything is all setup to go without interruption, by the time the CD loads up the game, then loads up the saved game, I would have been on the sofa playing a Gameboy Advance game with the TV on, and my drink and snack next to me.

    With a compact gaming console such as the Gameboy SP, you can fold it and put it in a place where no one else can use it such as in your very own pocket, carry it with you, and have your own private time more instantly at your will anywhere (e.g. bathroom :).

    When your wife complains to you that you spend too much time playing video games, that's because you are really spending a lot of time playing video games, but indeed that's because you are using the biggest TV in the house for your own entertainment.Well, with the Gameboy, you can have your wife take the biggest TV in the house, and play the game that you like instantly.

    Forget about other system, you'll be amazed how small those cartdriges can be arranged.Forget about the original box of the PS2 in your library collection where you'll have to find some space to put them, or the heavy CD case that you may have.Try it, and you'll see how practical it can be.Of course, the Gameboy Advance doesn't have all the game such as Chrono Cross and etc...

    5-0 out of 5 stars The coolest toy in the world
    I got this Gameboy on my birthday.And when I got it,it looked pretty dumb. But then when I got my first game for it, it was great. This was one of my first experiences with a Gameboy SP, and on the plane trip to Hawaii, I couldn't stop playing it!!
    It was one of the best toys I ever got, and it should have a 5000-star rating! It was so easy to use and the keys for it were in the best position. One of the best parts about it is that there are so many games to choose from.There are future games, exciting games and fighting games.It really is the coolest toy in the world.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Overall Best
    It dosent matter if you get the flame one or not. I have the Blue one and it is no different from the red one.The SP is the best handheld ever created. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Video Games    2. Nintendo Game Boy Advance (Gameboy)    3. GBA    4. Consoles   


    19. XB Lego Star Wars
    by Eidos Interactive
    Video Game (05 April, 2005)
    -- our price: $39.88
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    Asin: B0007M226G
    Sales Rank: 61
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Compete in action packed lightsaber duels against Darth Maul
    • Experience mind-blowing space battles in your starfighter
    • Use the Force to construct - accessing secret areas and overcoming obstacles - and play as many favorite characters such as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Yoda and more!

    Reviews (14)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Lego StarWars- an awesome game w/ many cheats
    The first few seconds i played this game, and i was hooked. Its title may make people think its a poser video game, but i say its the real deal. its also fun to beat up your partner, giving them less limbs and stuff. i rate it a 11 out of 10 because its just that good!
    Also, here are a few cheats to use at dexters diner
    ~Ki Adi Mundi = DP55MV
    ~Padm`e = 92UJ7D
    P.S. all the codes require lego Studs.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Revenge of the Bricks
    First a point of clarification: Lego Star Wars is not a game destined to go down in the annals of gaming history. It is not for the hardcore gamer. However, if you are a devoted fanboy of Star Wars, or Legos or Star Wars AND Legos, then this game will not disappoint.

    First I shall talk about the many ways this game is a fanboy's delight. There is something very odd, yet astoundingly cool about seeing the Star Wars universe transformed into Legos. Every aspect of the game is tied to the bricks. When enemies (and your character) die, they shatter into lego pieces. Jedi have to use the force to build and break pieces. Every ship, building and character is built from bricks. It all works flawlessly and, thanks to good graphics, looks good too. Also, transforming the Star Wars movie into Legos adds a quirky sense of humor to the (in some people's opinions) sometimes lacking movies. Familiar scenes are fun to see skewed as Lego reimaginations. There is no dialogue, so all the little Lego guys communicate through facial expression and sound effects, and it works surprisingly well.

    For the Star Wars fanboy, you are set, if anything by the sheer number of playable characters. You can unlock almost any Jedi that has been in the prequel, and tons of other characters that all look great and sometimes hilarious as Legos. I'm pretty sure this is the only Star Wars game that you can play as Darth Maul, Darth Vader and The Emperor, not to mention a Gronk Driod, three versions of Obi-Wan, Yoda and of course, R2-D2.

    Gameplay wise, Lego Star Wars is a bit more complex than its look would mandate. Combat is simple, but effective. The game also has a very simple RPG feel, as you have a party of different characters that you must switch to at different times to perform different tasks. This is no Final Fantasy or KOTOR by any stretch of the imagination, but you do need to be mindful of having the right characters with you at the right times. It adds something to a game that could be seen as too juvenile.

    That brings up a good point. Lego Star Wars is marketed as a kids game. This will scare away the hardcore gamers, which is probably a good idea and just what the makers wanted. Hard core gamers who are not Star Wars fans probably should keep looking for a deeper, more challenging game. I am not a kid (per se) but I was still able to find a lot of enjoyment in this game. The most "kid-like" quality is that it is short. In a rental period, you could unlock pretty much anything worth unlocking.

    The saving replay factor is that every single level has the chance for cooperative multiplayer, so its a great game to have on your shelf when friends come over. Because its controls are simple and the story is familiar to almost everyone, its a great game for people that don't usually play video games.

    All in all Lego Star Wars is a fun great game. Though its not for everyone, its for anyone that likes Star Wars, Legos and accessible gaming.

    5-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!
    For PS2 this game was awesome!!!!i dont have any other platforms so i dont know about any others but i thought it was really cool, the graphics were avg. compared to most PS2 games and the concept of LEGO and star wars put together was just the icing on the cake. It is a clean game with no gore or blood or anything, so if your parents are like mine and are very strict about what games u can play then even they will let u play THIS game8-) -its a smiley ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Star Wars (Starwars)    2. Video Games    3. Xbox (x box)    4. Microsoft    5. Action    6. Adventure   


    20. Baby's First Toys
    by Sassy
    Toy (04 October, 2003)
    -- our price: $39.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000067QZI
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    In the bright, cheerful colors that Sassy has become famous for, this set of miscellaneous playthings and teethers is sure to capture baby's interest and attention. While the eye-catching colors and shapes, are sure to draw baby's eye, the toys in this set also come in a variety of textures and shapes, so that baby can investigate how each one feels in her hand and, inevitably, in her mouth. Soft, flexible rubber parts on many of the toys make them just right for a little playful gnawing when baby is teething, while other toys in the set come with smoother plastic parts that have been rounded off to prevent injury. --Chris Burns ... Read more

    Features

    • Diversity of shapes, colors and textures
    • Soft rubber teething toys
    • Smooth plastic play toys

    Reviews (25)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
    I wasn't sure what toys to buy, since there are so many to choose from.This set of toys were perfect.Since my daughter could first hold a rattle at around 3 months until present she has loved these toys.There is something for every step of the way.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Assortment of Baby Toys
    I bought this set before my son was born and couldn't wait to show him all of the bright, colorful toys.When he was a few weeks old, we held the rattles in front of him, and he stared at them in amazement.Eventually he learned to hold and shake them on his own, and then he discovered the other toys.He fell in love with the yellow and purple jingle ball, and he would have lots of fun shaking it and rolling it across the floor.The teethers are nicely textured, and the linking letters are fun to dangle from an activity gym.Also, my son loves the little yellow rubber ducky and the purple octopus.I squirt him with them during bath time, and he laughs and squeals.Of all the toys we now own, many of his favorites are from the original Sassy set.This toy set has been wonderful, and I would highly recommend it to other parents.Not only are the toys designed with bright, high-contrast patterns to please young infants, but also they are varied and durable enough to please older babies.This truly is a great assortment of baby toys.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best gift ever!
    I received this box of toys as a shower gift for my twins.They are now 7 months old and continue to play with these toys.They both continue to go back to this set, more so then any other toys they have.I will always buy this as a baby gift from now on. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Gifts    2. Gift Sets   


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