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This brightness setting probably takes a toll on the SP's battery life, but I'm willing to make that sacrifice when it makes every game look this good. As an added bonus, the SP plays games the Micro and DS won't, including titles from the Game Boy and Game Boy Color library. Several months ago, I called the PSP-3000 the ultimate evolution of that handheld. Even at this early stage of testing, I think I can safely say the same thing about the AGS-101.
|Somewhere under all those scratches is a|
Game Boy Advance SP.
Oh, but it gets better! I went to another Goodwill (that scuzzy one in Nogales) and found a GameCube for a quite reasonable five bucks. I already have two of them back in Michigan, but what the hell, for the price of a Big Mac I could always use another. However, popping open the case revealed a nasty surprise, which I'll share with you now...
I'm not sure what all those brown spots are, honestly. I desperately hope that they're coffee stains, because I'd rather not consider the alternative. What I can say is that they were a little slice of hell to remove, dried into every nook and cranny of the machine. It took a handful of cotton swabs, a generous amount of alcohol, and a whole lot of scrubbing to get this thing even close to clean, and I still feel like I've got work left to do on it.
How do people even let their consoles get in this condition, anyway? Okay, the Game Boy Advance SP has always been a little scratch-prone, but it's frustrating that someone did a spit-take inside this GameCube (possibly after discovering the price of Smash Bros Melee on eBay) and just left it that way. Come on, people, this stuff is history. Show it a little respect!
* Yes, this is coming from a bitter Trekkie who doesn't have his own holiday.