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Nostalgia for Nerds: What is your favorite game system of all time?

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This Slack discussion by Limarc Ambalina, Amy Tom, Tomas Sirio, Nicolas Ng, richard-kubina and Jack Boreham occurred in Slogging's official #gaming channel, and has been edited for readability.

Limarc AmbalinaFeb 10, 2021, 5:54 PM
What is your favorite video game system of all time and why?
Amy TomFeb 10, 2021, 5:56 PM
N64! It’s the most nostalgic for me. Endless hours of smash and Pokemon Snap
Tomas SirioFeb 11, 2021, 12:30 PM
The SNES and GBA
Tomas SirioFeb 11, 2021, 12:30 PM
I couldn't afford any of those. But emulation was great back then
Nicolas NgFeb 11, 2021, 2:03 PM
Some of my best memories were playing Halo and Gears on the Xbox 360 but the versatility of the Switch really makes it my favourite dedicated video game system
richard-kubinaFeb 11, 2021, 3:33 PM
N64 is definitely up there, coming out with a system that had 4 ports out of the box was big. Having the joystick and shoulder/trigger buttons were a game changer.

Playing 4 player Golden Eye with friends provided so many hours of fun, we didn't need much else in terms of titles, Mario Kart 64 block fort battle mode didn't hurt!
Limarc AmbalinaFeb 11, 2021, 3:53 PM
Lots of Nintendo fans in here I see! I grew up with the Game Boy Color and PlayStation 1 and in a lot of ways, RPGs like Final Fantasy 7 and Final Fantasy 8 inspired me to become a writer and led to me being here today. However, at the moment and for the past 5 years or so, my favorite system has been the PlayStation Vita. I don't know why it doesn't get enough love outside of Japan, but it is portable, has a touch screen, and can connect online. Not only that, it also has remote play abilities so you can play PS4 games on it if you want to lie in bed instead of sitting in front of the TV.

It is so versatile and home to Danganronpa, one of my favorite games of all time. I'm trying to get a complete collection of every english game released on the device!
richard-kubinaFeb 11, 2021, 5:25 PM
Vita reminds me of the Sony Tablet S. It had a really advanced (at the time) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia_Tegra GPU. I picked one of those up when it came out and could play some PlayStation games like Crash bandicoot on it, but that game is hard enough without a touch screen...

I did like playing Pinball Arcade on it though, nudging the game with the accelerometer was fun, although when you sneezed :sneezing_face:, you immediately tilted the f out 😦
Jack BorehamFeb 11, 2021, 11:47 PM
I loved my vita, as well. It's a portable indie game machine, which I love. It's a shame many third-party developers didn't support it.
Jack BorehamFeb 11, 2021, 11:51 PM
Personally, my favourite console of all time is the Nintendo DS. Such a versatile machine with tons of games. I remember playing New Super Mario bros with my sister and spending hours playing Pokemon on the system. Such as a great console. It made my childhood and gave me some of my fondest memories.
Limarc AmbalinaFeb 13, 2021, 5:32 PM
Jack Boreham the DS is incredible too, also can be used as a retro gaming system. The only issue I have is lack of thumbsticks, which is why I prefer the Vita and 3DS. But the Vita just has a better screen. The PHAT vita specifically.

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