Though many recognize the original Game Boy as a pioneer that introduced handheld gaming to the masses, few realize that the gray brick was also instrumental in the emergence of another important video game platform -- the upside-down gaming console!
Nintendo obviously sees upside-down gaming as a high-priority feature, as it has made sure to implement the functionality with every one of its portables (save the Virtua Boy), from the Game & Watch to its latest upside-down gaming console, the Nintendo DS.
To honor Nintendo's upside-down gaming consoles and to show you that I'm totally serious with my praise for them, here's the music video for Alanis Morissette's "Head Over Feet." It's a pretty rad song in spite of the video's close-ups on Alanis's face and her crazy, Canadian eyes.
Upside-down gaming, you are the bearer of unconditional things. You held your breath ... and the door for me. Thanks for your patience.
That's right, upside-down gaming is my best friend -- best friend with benefits!
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
6-11-2008 @ 11:06PM
Prince the Ripper said...
hey I do this a lot
6-11-2008 @ 11:30PM
I haven't done much upside-down gaming in awhile. Mostly right-side up. The good old days. But, yes, that was the best time of gaming. Seeing my Charizard win while hanging from the top of my LCD was great.
6-12-2008 @ 5:18AM
Iunno, I tend play sideways (which goes even further when playing Kat & Ana's boss on Twisted!), what will layin' in my bed & all. Still the seat of a couch feels alright on your back, but I find that I prefer the support offered by being on my side rather than the wavy in-the-air hold or the scrunched near my face hold.
6-12-2008 @ 8:15AM
wow... upsidedown gaming is nice, but my arms tend to get weak after approxmarly 10 minutes...
6-12-2008 @ 9:22AM
Help's prevent gamer's hunch.
6-12-2008 @ 12:10PM
This works ok for some games.... but for TWEWY, I tend to drop my DS on my face >_< Or maybe I'm just clumsy.
6-13-2008 @ 3:09AM
Silicon Siren said...
Always wanted to mount an LCD on the ceiling so I can lay on my back and game below it. I use to sit that exact way on the sofa when I was little gaming on the gameboy.
6-14-2008 @ 6:38AM
I too have not gamed like this in a while. Typically it is because the places I've been playing are not conducive to reverse comfort positioning.
I discovered RCP many many years ago, back when the Batman game was originally available for Gameboy. (It was either that, or reading, one of the two, but hey! both count, right?)
By the way I made up "reverse comfort positioning" and I like how it sounds! ;)
6-16-2008 @ 3:41PM
It's frustratingly satisfying playing EBA upside down.