Just recently a new game was released for the Nintendo DS, Pokemon Black. Throughout my life and I expect, many others as well, they have been influenced by this game in some shape or form.
It started out as a kid in middle school playing Pokemon Red and to this day as a adult (apparently) This game has led to my love of video games and technology in general. I hope this game has influenced many others in the same way it has affected me, from Squirtle to the Oshawatt or however the creators of Pokemon decided to name the water starter this version around.
I hope others as well have been affected and realize how great this series. A final shout-out to the Developers of this game, creating a very well constructed piece of gaming that essentially created the Nintendo handheld division.