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Nintendium:

 1 Pipping Fool, Thu, 6th Jan '11 3:46:49 AM from Sydney, The Vivid City Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Reborn
Truely the most indesturctable element known to man

I mean look at this shit.

Nintendo: Our products are FUCKING INDESTRUCTIBLE.

edited 6th Jan '11 3:47:04 AM by PippingFool

SomeBODY once TOLD ME the WORLD is gonna ROLL ME. I AIN'T the SHARPest in TOOL the sh-ee-ed...
 2 Pykrete, Thu, 6th Jan '11 12:47:24 PM from Viridian Forest
NOT THE BEES
IIRC they used to quality-test Game Boys by chucking them off the roof of a 3-story building onto asphalt.

Fractally long
I remember reading a letter in Nintendo Power about some guy whose Game Boy got run over by a truck and still worked. Those things are legendarily sturdy.
 4 Pykrete, Thu, 6th Jan '11 2:11:10 PM from Viridian Forest
NOT THE BEES
GB cartridges are about as hardy. Things have survived going through the laundry, being left outside in coastal weather for months, and had holes burned in them with a blowtorch and still worked.

 5 Meophist, Thu, 6th Jan '11 2:24:08 PM from Toronto, Canada
Even some of their more modern stuff, like my DSi, is surprisingly durable.

edited 6th Jan '11 2:24:18 PM by Meophist

 6 Rhyme Beat, Thu, 6th Jan '11 2:24:34 PM from Eastern Standard Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Wind at my Back
MY only compalint is that I wish they'd made their Pokewalkers that sturdy. I lost two of thos things to the wash.
 7 Pipping Fool, Thu, 6th Jan '11 2:30:09 PM from Sydney, The Vivid City Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Reborn
Also. I remember a different console drop test concerning the 6th Gen consoles that went like this:

  • 1st Test "Sledgehammer Smash"
  • 2nd Test "Cinderblock Falls, See Who Survives"
  • 3rd Test "Attack of the 50ft Drop"

1st test:

Slegehammer'd the PS2: Went down like a sissy.

Slegehammer'd the Xbox: Quite a few plastic pieces fly off, but it still works.

Slegehammer'd the Gamecube: Not even a scratch

2nd test:

Dropped a Cinderblock on the PS2: FATALITY

Dropped a Cinderblock on the Xbox: KILLING SPREE

Dropped a Cinderblock on the Gamecube: CINDERBLOCK BREAKS IN FUCKING HALF.

3rd test:

50ft Drop on the PS2: Instadeath

50ft Drop on the Xbox: Smashed into pieces

50ft Drop on the Gamecube: Quite a few pieces of plastic flew of here and there, but it still MOTHERFUCKING WORKED.

Seriosuly, Gamecubes were built like motherfucking PANZER TANKS.

edited 6th Jan '11 7:10:43 PM by PippingFool

SomeBODY once TOLD ME the WORLD is gonna ROLL ME. I AIN'T the SHARPest in TOOL the sh-ee-ed...
A friend of mine accidentally scratched his Gamecube lens, so we decided to take it apart and look at the insides. We didn't have one of those special screwdrivers, so we had to break the case open. We spent about four hours trying to find a way to do that. Eventually, several consecutive 30 foot drops onto concrete cracked it enough that we could wedge a screwdriver in it and pull it apart.
Harkinian & The Bois
[up][up] Is there any video of this?
 10 Marioguy 128, Thu, 6th Jan '11 3:00:22 PM from various galaxies
Geomancer
Morgan Webb actually tried this test.

edited 6th Jan '11 3:00:51 PM by Marioguy128

You got some dirt on you. Here's some more!
 11 AC Drawings, Thu, 6th Jan '11 3:02:54 PM from MY PERSONAL REALITY
YOSH!
[up][up][up] They should be making panzer tanks out of gamecubes. Heck, I bet our infrastructure would lat longer than the Germans' if we made it all from gamecubes.
When All Else Fails, you have fun and flirt wit da ladies, dats da Drawings way!
 12 Sivartis, Thu, 6th Jan '11 3:06:24 PM from Washington State
Captionless One
Wish they still made them like that. I dropped my DS lite onto the bathroom floor from 3 ft and it completely ruined the color on both screens.
♭What.
 13 Fawriel, Thu, 6th Jan '11 3:29:40 PM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK
It's a good thing, too. Playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl a lot, my GC controller has got to be able to take a looot of throwing. smile
SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH
 14 Chagen 46, Thu, 6th Jan '11 3:33:38 PM from I don't really know
I'm calling BS on this.

Me and someone else managed to rip my DS in half with only our hands during a confrontation.
"Who wants to hear about good stuff when the bottom of the abyss of human failure that you know doesn't exist is so much greater?"-Wraith
Harkinian & The Bois
It should be explained that both the Wii and to a DS lack Nintendium. Try doing that to a Game Boy.
Fractally long
Which systems have Nintendium?

Game Boy and GameCube are tried and true. Anyone know how sturdy stuff like the Game Boy Pocket, Nintendo 64, et cetera are?
Harkinian & The Bois
I think both the NES and SNES have Nintendium.

edited 6th Jan '11 3:48:31 PM by nohaynicklibre

Fractally long
I've definitely dropped and stepped on my SNES and it still works fine.
 19 Fawriel, Thu, 6th Jan '11 3:51:35 PM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK
I think the real question is, what about the 3DS? Will it survive the decidedly three-dimensional punishment the real world will make it suffer?!

PS: I managed to break my GBA, but I... I uh. I really had to try.

Also made a good dent in the wall prior to that.

edited 6th Jan '11 3:52:33 PM by Fawriel

SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH
(srahc 84) eltit
The DS doesn't entirely lack Nintendium, actually. The hinges that connect the top and bottom screens are decidedly not Nintendium, but the two halves are each pretty strong.
I guess it is.
 21 Aondeug, Thu, 6th Jan '11 4:27:49 PM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
I remember trying to break my gameboys. Those fuckers survived being thrown off ledges and at walls and being hit with hammers...

My step brothers have broken two gamecubes. They amaze me.

edited 6th Jan '11 4:28:11 PM by Aondeug

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A-HYUK!
^^ Seconding this. *looks at partially-functioning R button on DSi*
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 23 AC Drawings, Thu, 6th Jan '11 5:53:12 PM from MY PERSONAL REALITY
YOSH!
@ Chagen: The D Ses are most certainly Nintendium, the hinge just don't have enough nintendium in them.
When All Else Fails, you have fun and flirt wit da ladies, dats da Drawings way!
The GBA was Nintendium-deficient. I saw one take a drop of about eight feet onto cement, and though it still worked, the right half of the screen was borked.
 
 25 Cider, Thu, 6th Jan '11 6:16:14 PM from Not New York Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
The Final ECW Champion
As I said on the video game forum, the Game Boy Pocket made me a believer, next to the graphically superior but structurally inferior Game Gear. Years later it made me believe again against the graphically superior, but structurally inferior DS and PSP. The DS battery life and sound quality hasn't deteriorated like the PSP's but I think that's main due to the latter being junk, the former still lacks Nintendium as my screen has a small scratch from Metroid Prime Hunters.

The Game Boy Advance SP, is pretty tough too though. I've dropped it more times than I'd care to admit and the shoulder buttons look like chewed up gumballs, but it still plays fine.edit, though I've never dropped it when it wasn't closed. I don't know if its durability holds up if opened.

edited 6th Jan '11 6:17:21 PM by Cider

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