Mmm, slim

Until a few hours ago, I never owned a PS2.

Okay, you can stop laughing now.

For a long time now, I’ve been amassing PS2 games without owning a console on which to play them. Katamari Damacy (and the “less than three” sequel), Kingdom Hearts, X-Files: Resist Or Serve and ICO have been gracing my shelf for far too long without being spun at high speeds and shot at with a red laser.

I was excited about the announcement of the PlayStation 3 for what some might consider to be all the wrong reasons: I knew that once the $600 console hit the shelves, the PS2 prices would plummet shortly afterward. So patiently I waited, watched the PS3 hit the shelves in their crazy limited supplies and capture the imagination of millionaires everywhere, all the while checking with local game shops for the imminent price reductions. And this Sunday, while walking through my hometown’s Game Crazy, I saw that they had a refurbished slim PS2 for $99! Armed with $45 in gift certificates, I swooped in for the (proverbial) kill!

And forgot to buy a memory card. Oh well, I’ll never get tired of rolling around a giant ball covered in crabs.