Decisions, decisions.... (DS Lite vs. Airsoft Rifle vs. Cell Phone)

Discussion in 'Games' started by Lopez.T.H., May 17, 2006.

  1. Lopez.T.H. macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2005
    This has something to do with gaming as a DS Lite is involved.

    My birthday is coming up soon and I have 3 items I can choose from.

    1. DS Lite and 2 games. (Animal Crossing, New SMB)
    2. Airsoft Rifle Rifle
    3. New Cell Phone "switch_back"

    Help me choose!
  2. Ja Di ksw macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

    Apr 9, 2003
    Very different items, it really depends on what you want. I don't know if I would get the new SMB, though. Don't get me wrong, it's awesome, I really like it, but it's short. If you only have it and Animal Crossing for a decent amount of time, you're going to just be playing AC for awhile. I'd get Mario and Luigi, Partners in Time, MarioKart, or some other game that lasts longer or that you can play online.

    Personally I'd go for a paintball gun over your air gun if you have people to play with :D
  3. Lopez.T.H. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2005
    I dont like paintball. At all.
  4. crachoar macrumors 6502a

    Mar 22, 2004
    There's no way in hell a $130 Airsoft rifle is any good at all.

    Gimmick phones like that charge per message for AIM and IM clients. They suck for gaming and they usually suck as phones.

    Get the DS.

    However, I can say, I became bored with 'Animal Crossing' within a month. I'd invest in 'Castlevania' to be honest.
  5. Lopez.T.H. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2005
    I think I might just lay off on the airsoft rifle. The phone does not charge per message. The first 150 IM's are $4 a month. and 50 extra are 99 cents. I have a phone with the Virgin Moble service and it suits me pretty well. I just need a new phone. Phone and the DS are my best bet.
  6. Foxglove9 macrumors 68000


    Jan 14, 2006
    New York City
    Rifle seems boring. The phone seems redundant. So video games it is! :D

    I just realized how expensive everything that's some birthday present, to yourself perhaps?
  7. Lopez.T.H. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2005
    Well, about 1/4 will be paid for by my parents... So basically it is to myself.
  8. mikeyPotg macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2006
    I never really liked the idea of "pay-per-minute/im/etc", but maybe thats just cuz Im not responsible enough. I would think that 150+ im's would go by in an instant. I think I do over 150 im's a day, easily if that includes sent and received. I'm a fan of normal plans and phones, personally.
  9. iShane macrumors 6502a

    Jan 7, 2006
    New York -> SF
    I would go for the DS Lite. But with different games. I find the Sims kind of addicting.
  10. echeck macrumors 68000


    Apr 20, 2004
    Boise, Idaho
    I'd definitely go with the DS, but perhaps with Mario Kart and one of the other games? I think it would be better to have a game with more replayability. If you really like Animal Crossing then go for it, but Mario Kart is really fun, and you can do multi-player mode which is really fun too. :)
  11. Bubbasteve macrumors 65816


    Dec 23, 2004
    Charleston, IL
  12. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

    Mike Teezie

    Nov 20, 2002
    Get the DS, no question.

    Forgive me ignorance, but what does one do with an Airsoft Rifle?
  13. Otto Rehhagel macrumors regular

    Otto Rehhagel

    Jan 21, 2005
    Get the DS. Then get Brain Age. It makes you smarter so in the future, you don't ask questions like this again. :p
  14. mouchoir macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2004
    London, UK
    DS lite with mariokart... well, I'd love that :)
  15. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Or you could take your money and invest it into somthing you'll never forget..... like picking up a hooker and losing your cherry :p :p

    But then if you want somthing that will last more tha 15 seconds, i'd go with the DS :D :D :D
  16. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

    Aug 27, 2003
    Personal opinion:

    Airsoft is ... well ... shooting air guns isn't all that great to me. Or any gun for that matter.
    The switch_back doesn't look that great. T-Mo Sidekick clone in my opinion.

    DS Lite + 2 games is what you should go for.
  17. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Wow, you guys have Virgin Mobile in america! Richard Branson sure gets around a bit.

    Right. Go for the DS. The phone is foul. The gun? No. DS? Would be my choice. I would recommend Animal Crossing as a good starter game, it's not hard at all (theres no difficulty) just a nice enjoyable game to kick start your system with. Mario is supposedly easy too. Another good first game to buy.

    When you want harder games try Advance Wars and Nanostray.
  18. cubist macrumors 68020

    Jul 4, 2002
    Muncie, Indiana
    Hey, get the DS Lite and Opera, then use the web to send your IMs. Hopefully someone will come out with a VOIP card for the DS soon. Who needs a phone?
  19. sam10685 macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2006
    Portland, OR
    DS Lite 'fo 'sho... There's AWESOME games out... there's even more AWESOME games coming out. (i'd also tend to think it'd be a good plan to start saving for a Nintendo Wii.)

    yeah. i didn't relize this but a DS Lite can do almost everything a phone can. ...and then some, er-- a lot. get the DS.
  20. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    Do you need the phone? is it really needed?
    Do you really need a DS lite? or would you rather talk to your friends(girls) on the phone?..

    Get a pre-paid phone and get the DS lite.

  21. Lopez.T.H. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2005
    Well. The phone would be nice, I really dont like staying at my computer to send/recieve IM's becasue I mainly play games. The DS Lite is on the top. I have a character in my friend's Animal Crossing game and I find it pretty fun. I would get that New SMB and Advanced Wars. I have the first 2 on GBA and I love them. 2nyRiggz, Im gonna go with your suggestion.

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