Sunday, September 30, 2007

Q Did This To Me!

I used to be a casual gamer. I would get a role-playing or adventure game and spend a few months just playing around with it. It was a fun existence, and it was made more fun when I picked up my DS. Then my good friend Q asked me, "Did you pre-order Pearl or Diamond yet?" That is the day my career as a casual gamer ended. Why? Because on that day I decided to get a pokemon game for my son and his DS. A week after that I got the other game so I could catch pokemon and send them over to his game so we could share the experience. Ever since then my casual gaming DS has basically become a dedicated Pokemon machine.

The compulsion is there, I may not have a catch 'em all, but dang it I want a full pokedex! How strong is this compulsion? Oh let me tell you. Yesterday, on one of the most beautiful days of the year, I ended up working on filling my pokedex. I went to Toys R Us with my son, the infamous Q and his youngest minor prophet to download a pokemon we'd never be able to get anywhere else. There we were - a pastor, a college professor, and two of our kids together to download an imaginary animal.

Thanks Q!

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9 comments:

Calvin said...

Oh my. I'm so glad I haven't gotten Diamond or Pearl for my DS. I'd never get Mandy to give it back to me.

Dr. Qohelet said...

Bwahahah!

And the prophet still has your level 69 Raichu to boot!

Seriously though, just wait till you're buying games to get Pokemon you can send to another game. Then the compulsion is real ;-)

wezlo said...

I want my raichu back

CoderForChrist said...

I just bought (finally) a DS this weekend. However, I've already heard enough to knew enough not to get the Pokemon games (actually, I played one of the earlier games on a GameBoy once...wasn't terribly interesting to me, but, meh...). However, what I didn't realize was that Phoenix Wright would steal my life away...

And I haven't even started Metroid Prime!

...bringing it to work today is probably going to turn out to be a bad move...

Mandy said...

I wish I had time to play Pokemon again...*sniff*

wezlo said...

I spent today in the underground tunnels looking for a Thunderstone so my son could evolve a raichu. This game is wild...

wezlo said...

You know, I write all this stuff on the pastoral ministry (and theology thereof) and it takes a post on pokemon to get any comments - we're all weird.

Melanie said...

Heh. Pokemon is crazy. It is one of the reasons I am avoiding a DS. I managed to escape once, I can't say I could again.

wezlo said...

No, you must join the cult! It'll make you feel good, it'll make you feel good....