Weekend Discussion: Take A Beating



We have all been there.  We saved up, bought our favorite electronic device, and dropped it to the floor where it crashed to pieces.  Today, while at Wal-Mart, a Nintendo rep was there demoing the 2DS and giving away some promo freebies (he gave me the Link Between Worlds treasure chest — THANK YOU!).  While I was speaking to him, a child came up behind and grabbed the 3DS from the table, immediately dropping it to the floor.  The child said sorry, but the Nintendo Rep just picked it up without worrying whether it was broken or not, because the handheld is a beast!

So, for our weekend discussion, have you had a Nintendo (or other game console) that has met a horrible fate?  Maybe you had one that took a beating and kept on ticking?  Share your stories below!

Essel Pratt has spent his life exploring his imagination and dreams. As a Husband and a Father, he doesn't have as much time to write as he would like. However, his mind is always plotting out his next story. Someday he hopes to quit the 9-5 grind and focus on writing full time. Currently, Essel has three published short stories and is working on a handful of novels. Essel focuses his writings on mostly Horror/Sci-Fi, however is known to add a dash of other genres into his writings as well. In his spare time, he can be found playing one of the 40+ video game consoles in his collection, especially his Wii U (NNID: EsselPratt). Click the links below to follow Essel's exploits in the writing world, and be sure to follow his blog at http://esselpratt.blogspot.com/ as well as his articles on Nerdzy.com.


  1. My 3DS has been beaten so badly that my R button doesn’t work and my battery lasts about 15 minutes. Can’t wait to get some spare change to repair it.

  2. More important, I want to know the story behind the poster image, it looks like a train passed over that poor DS!

    I busted my first Game Boy opening it and screwing too tight a screw, that broke the LCD 🙁