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Are we there yet?


Airport One of the best things about being a teacher - aside from the enormous pay and sexy cultural cachet -  is never having to say goodbye to Spring Break. Mine arrives next week and not a moment too soon. We're all headed to Santa Fe New Mexico for some much needed rest and rejuvenation, and I can't wait.

By the way, did you know Santa Fe's art market is the second largest in the United States, after New York City? Pretty amazing for a city of 75,000.

So I'm looking forward to a week of handheld gaming, and I thought it might be fun to temporarily transform this place into The Brainy Portable Gamer and focus on titles I otherwise tend to ignore. I'm bringing my iPod Touch, PSP, and DS with me (gotta maximize my options, ya know), and I plan to post a little something each day about the game(s) I'm playing. Don't expect deep analysis (I am on vacation, after all), but more of a daily gaming diary that simply highlights what I'm up to.

If you'd like to play along with me, feel free to jump in and comment. Below is a list of recent games I'm bringing with me. It's heavy on iPhone games because I've got some catching up to do on that system. A total of 5177 iPhone games have been released since the device appeared, so my attempt to catch up has no chance of success; but I'll give it a shot anyway. Surely, somewhere in that massive pile are some good games. 

iDracula (iPhone)
Retro Game Challenge (DS)
Crisis Core (PSP) - not exactly a quick-play game, but one I've been longing to try
Edge (iPhone)
Field Runners (iPhone)
Rolando (iPhone)
MLB '09 (PSP)
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix (DS)

If I'm missing a game you think I should try (especially an iPhone title that emerges from the crowd), feel free to let me know. We leave on Sunday. And, yes, we know Santa Fe is hardly a typical Spring Break destination. That's sort of the whole point. ;-)