Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Things We Do On Our Vacation. 1. Downloading Free Games

Spending time at DS Station, downloading free games.

If you ever tag along with us for a vacation in Japan, be prepared for this. Countless times at some store (usually either Yodobashi or Bic Camera. Yamashiroya in Ueno is a favourite of ours too. ^^) looking at games and toys and at this games station. You have been warned. XD

27 comments:

  1. Are those stations just Wifi? Noticed a DS station at McDonalds, but couldn't use the internet with my iPod Touch. =P

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  2. @Blue Shoe,
    If I'm not mistaken, those station & zone service like the one in the photo are limited to downloading trial softwares and games to DS consoles.

    And those wi-fi access available at McD and trains are limited to DS too.And its not all access to the world wide web at this stations. Just another marketing tool to furhter hook DS owners and future owners.

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  3. Gotcha, thanks. Curses - I have yet to find somewhere with free Wifi access...I can never connect to the internet with my Touch!

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  4. @Blue Shoe,
    I know one place (or a couple of hundreds around Japan) - Toyoko Inn chain. XD

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  5. Very scared to tag along lah like dat!! Hahaha!!

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  6. So this is going to be a list of things you do on your vacation? How many posts will we be seeing on this topic? Hehe

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  7. @foong,
    Just stuff we did and will probably do again that's pretty much would not be featured in any tour group itineraries. :p

    I only have 3 so far. :)

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  8. Oh that's so awesome can download so many free games also!

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  9. I can download an old games such as Mario, Donky kong by wii at home.
    That's interesting although I seldom play a game now.

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  10. @Bella,
    Yup. And you can see a bunchof people around this DS Station too all holding their DS, playing games. Something that non-gamers wouldn't understand. A

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  11. @cocomino,
    I have a wii too, and we seldom played the wii nowadays.

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  12. I did not know it's free to download! When I have a chance to visit these shops, I will take a look at what they have:)
    Just let us know when you and your family are in Japan. Around Christmas vacation season???

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  13. @Yoshi,
    Before. On Raimie's birthday in early Dec but we'll hit Kyushu and Shikoku first before making our way back up to Tokyo.

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  14. Cool, got free download for games... just wonder is tht any possibility the iphone or other gadget dot infected with virtual virus?

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  15. Free download!? Wow, that's cool. Japan is so interesting. Wish I could spare a week to visit. :(

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  16. @Alice,
    The download is not a full download. Just a sampler. If you don't mind spending hours standing or sitting around the station, you can play a whole game there and we saw many people doing just that.

    These stations are for exclusive use for DS handheld consoles so no other gadgets can use it. Virtual virus from these stations? No idea. But then, it isn't as if we can download any old games from it anyway.

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  17. @ECL,
    Free downloads to limited stuff, mostly samples before you decide to buy the game itself. Of course, you can play it there but you can stray too far from the DS station to enjoy that.

    One week only? One week in Japan would be too short for me!

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  18. So good. Free games some more?!
    In Japanese department stores, they have many free food trials too.
    You can save lunch if you go and try different stores lah.

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  19. @London Caller,
    Samples of latests games mostly lah...

    Yeah, I've done the eat until full sampling food there too. XD

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  20. Yamashiroya is a not so big toy shop. You know very well everthings in Japan.
    If I want to buy somethings in a future, I will ask you which shop is very good.

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  21. @minor,
    True, Yamashiroya isn't that big, but still it has lots of toys. But I actually don't buy my son's toys there because the price is a tad higher than say... Yodobashi. ^^

    LOL. I know a little about some places in Tokyo. Not all! XD

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  22. I am exactly the same. I can spend hours in those big electronic stores in Japan like Yamada-denki or Eiden.

    Japan Australia

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  23. @Japan Australia,
    You too? Cool!

    A friend of mine tagged along last year, and boy! Was she bored with us spending so much time at electronic shops. ;p

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  24. If its my husband, he'd be stuck in the electronics shop for HOURS ..if its me ..where its anime, fashion and cafe thats where you can find me ^_^

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  25. @cuteandcurls,
    Then, we fit just fine if we travel together. :)

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  26. @Ayie,
    Who can say no to freebies, eh? XD

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