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The DS Life: The coolest guy on the train

Eric Caoili

As a somewhat respectable grown-up who makes a somewhat living on the Nintendo DS subculture, I have to stop myself from trying to see what someone's playing whenever I spot a handheld gamer in the wild. I restrain myself for two reasons:
  1. I like to keep up this illusion of me being a somewhat respectable grown-up
  2. I don't want anyone mistaking me for a pedophile just because I was stealing glances at some kid's Piplup
Children, though, have no such reservations with running up to a stranger to see what he's playing ...

Check out the guy in the orange shirt -- he wishes he could watch the aging salaryman's game, just like all the other kids. Instead, he's stuck sitting next to a boring, non-DS-playing woman. He is so frustrated by this turn of events, he actually ripped his pants!

The DS Life is a weekly feature in which we scour the known world for narrative images of Nintendo's handheld and handheld gamers. If you have a photo and a story to match it with, send both to thedslife at dsfanboy dot com.

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