My wife and daughter had an opportunity to go visit New York City last month. Thanks to plenty of points available to redeem on our credit card and a friend who was doing professional services work for a company in Manhattan, this was a low cost opportunity. Points took care of the plane fare and they got to stay with the friend at a rather awesome location.
View from the Room
They got to spend a week there and did quite the range of tourist things.
At my behest, they stopped at the Nintendo World Store at Rockefeller Center. It is the only Nintendo store in the US.
While there, my wife took pictures of a display case that had a variety of old Nintendo systems, which I thought I would post here.
Display Case #1
Display Case #2
Display Case #3
Display Case #4
Display Case #5
Display Case #6
I will say that, while the more recent GameBoy DS units are undoubtedly an advance over the past generations of Nintendo hand held devices, they aren’t as interesting to look at as some of the older units.
I was playing around with FRAPS, mostly in hopes of being able to take better quality screen shots in Lord of the Rings Online. Turbine’s JPEG compression is set too high for my tastes.
Anyway, with FRAPS up and active, I managed to catch the end of a Police chase in Need for Speed World.
I had to use an instant cool down buff to end the chase, but the video will give you an idea of how indestructible cars are in the game. The video also became much darker in tone once YouTube finished processing it. I will have to remember that for the future.
I wish I had had FRAPS up and going when the game was broken a few weeks back.