Before I arrived in South Korea, I had purchased a Nintendo DS Lite in Canada. So far, I've been addicted to my Nintendo and playing it whenever I have a spare moment. One of the best features of the DS is the wireless feature which enables you to connect with other players who also have a DS. Every since the DS Lite was released in South Korea in the early spring of this year, I've seen the number of DS units grow at an exponential rate (many kids at work have them). Nintendo has sold over 42,000,000 units (yes, 42 million!) worldwide since the DS was introduced in 2004!
Sooo...after always spotting people playing their DS Lites on the subway, I decided to start bringing my DS with me so I could ask other people to play (especially on days when I'm doing filming for online lessons--I have to travel 1.5hrs one way to Yatap Station, southwest of Seoul).
This weekend I played Mario Kart versus three random people on two separate occasions on the subway. How did I ask them to play? I just asked "hey do you want to play Mario Kart?" or gave them a nudge to acknowledge that I also had a DS with Mario Kart. Faster than you can say ba-da-bing, ba-da-boom, I was tearing up the tracks on the subway. One thing I need to be aware of is where I am because time flies when you're playing video games--I almost missed my stop today!
Here is a video from yesterday of me playing Mario Kart versus some random dude on the subway. Since it was history in the making I made Devante take a quick video of this glorious moment in time:
I've played Mario Kart with students at work during break times before--that's when they learned that teacher Gdog is the ultimate champion, just like this fellow! Muahahaha!
If you haven't heard, Nicole Kidman is now advertising for Nintendo! Check her out playing Brain Age 2 (she's not good at paper, rock, scissors):
Anyone else out there with a DS? My Mario Kart friend code is: 356583 661890; add me and we can setup a time to play. George Bailey, are you ready?