Sunday, May 03, 2009

EDM 121 - Draw a hand held game



I almost didn't do this challenge. I'm a bit too old for the Nintendo and Xbox craze - I was in my twenties when they burst on the scene and so didn't "take" with me. I don't own a Rubik's Cube or any other hand held game. My nephew informs me that my iPod came preloaded with a few games, but it never occurred to me to check a music device for games. That must be age specific, too. So by default, the electronic crossword device is it. Technically, it's not a game but it is handheld. It holds 1000 New York Times crossword puzzles - easy, medium and hard. It's great in airports and on planes because it's small and light and distracts me from that airport related panic attack that's waiting to happen. I use it almost every day, and I'm sure that I've done more than 1000 of them, but have forgotten the ones that I did five years ago. It's a never-ending source of fresh puzzles! You get clues, select across and down, and type letters using the little stylus there on the right. It's quite an ingenious little toy.

5 comments:

Alex said...

It definitely qualifies as a handheld gaming device :)
And it's a very fine sketch too! But Cordelia....nobody is ever too old for Nintendo DS :p

marancat said...

Lovely sketch! Like you, I don't have Nintendo etc - never really my 'thing'. But I do have a PDA with Scrabble loaded and play that every day. Wonderful for making use of time queueing etc!

Alissa said...

Wow, you learn somthing new everyday. This is a nice sketch and I really like the formatting on the page

caseytoussaint said...

Hi Lynn - wow it's been way too long since I stopped by your blog. I just spent an enjoyable few moments looking over your delightful everyday sketches. I haven't the patience even to do crosswords, I'm afraid - it would probably help stave off Alzheimer's, but I get bored too quickly and give up...

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