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Tech I’m thankful for: Portable gaming devices

by Joey Davidson | November 27, 2015November 27, 2015 3:00 pm PDT

This holiday, the Davidsons are set to welcome another into the family. My daughter should be born, literally, any day now, and that means I’m back to a few months of sleepless nights before she settles into a solid routine.

This will be my second kid. If my first was any indication, the no sleep thing is as bad as everyone makes it out to be.

Which brings me to what I’m thankful for: portable gaming devices. Yes, while my newborn decides that she’s not content fed, changed and warm, it’s up to me to rock her to sleep. For the first 20 minutes or so, it’s cool. Any parent knows, though, that once the kid is asleep, it can be tough to transition them off of your chest and into a crib.

With Connor (my first), I’d plop down on the rocker, wait for him to fall asleep, mute my DS and pass the half hour that way. It’s much better than staring off into darkness at three o’clock in the morning, trust me.

So, with my daughter nearly here, I have a few games picked out for my late night sessions. On my PS Vita, I’ve decided to run through Persona 4 Golden once more. I’ve found that JRPGs are really, really good for this kind of late night drudgery, and P4G is my absolute favorite.

On my Nintendo 3DS, I’ll be playing Persona Q for the first time as well as whatever Atlus JRPG goes on sale next. I’m hoping it’s an Etrian Odyssey title.

Kids are awesome. Really. The staying up thing? Not so much. I’m thankful for tech like the 3DS and PS Vita because it’s a great way to pass time without going absolutely insane.

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...