handheld gaming - C or D?

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it has come to my attention tht some ppl don't actually like handhelds. I know, right? I was like wtf too but there must be some of these deviants out there on ilg

I say unreserved C but show yourselves

cozwn (webinar), Sunday, 9 August 2009 21:33 (twelve years ago) link

I thought the Gameboy was pretty shit but I love me some DS.

De Mysteriis Dom Passantino (jim), Sunday, 9 August 2009 22:05 (twelve years ago) link

^^^ That sums up my thoughts too

AND I KNOW THE NEIGHBORS HATE ME NOW (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 9 August 2009 22:07 (twelve years ago) link

Original b/w Gameboy pretty much blah apart from Tetris. GB Color was better but it wasn't until GBA that handheld gaming made sense to me. Before then it was "if I'm on a long trip and I've read all of that book and there's nothing interesting to look out of the window at, then I'll dig out the GB/GBC/GBA".

grocery groin (snoball), Sunday, 9 August 2009 22:10 (twelve years ago) link

Although having said that I don't have a DS and the whole "stylus" business just seems clumsy for something that you want to be able to close up and put away at almost a moment's notice.

grocery groin (snoball), Sunday, 9 August 2009 22:11 (twelve years ago) link

being able to snap the case shut in lieu of finding a point to save and turning it off really helps tho ~

thomp, Sunday, 9 August 2009 22:13 (twelve years ago) link

But you're holding the stylus in one hand and the DS in the other like a bistro waiter.

grocery groin (snoball), Sunday, 9 August 2009 22:21 (twelve years ago) link

it wasn't until GBA that handheld gaming made sense to me

I feel the same!

Nhex, Sunday, 9 August 2009 23:55 (twelve years ago) link

Classic, because evidently it costs too much to write good RPGs on consoles these days (and I don't do much PC gaming b/c I don't like mixing business with pleasure). But there are lots of good RPGs on DS now; and for Picross and related puzzle games the stylus is great.

deep olives (Euler), Monday, 10 August 2009 08:52 (twelve years ago) link

i hate them. i had a gameboy advance which pretty much sucked but worse was the psp that literally made me motion sick to the point of puking within 5 minutes. waste of $$$$. when i was a kid i loved those game and watch things though.

Hillary had Everest in his veins (sunny successor), Monday, 10 August 2009 13:26 (twelve years ago) link

kinda wish i still had my gba instead of my ds lite, i played it more.

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Monday, 10 August 2009 14:11 (twelve years ago) link

Hated gba because it had no back light on my version.
Despised psp because it just would not fit snuggly in my hand and the analogue control was awful.
Love the ds though, even holding the stylus while playing is not a problem.

Great Scott! It's Molecular Man. (Ste), Monday, 10 August 2009 14:27 (twelve years ago) link

gba advance i meant

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Monday, 10 August 2009 14:30 (twelve years ago) link

i think that's what the 'a' stands for isn't it?

Great Scott! It's Molecular Man. (Ste), Monday, 10 August 2009 14:36 (twelve years ago) link

gba sp i meant

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Monday, 10 August 2009 14:40 (twelve years ago) link

whatever

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Monday, 10 August 2009 14:40 (twelve years ago) link

hott
http://www.hometheatermag.com/images/archivesart/0306GameBoy.1.jpg

cozwn, Monday, 10 August 2009 14:41 (twelve years ago) link

hott
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2463/3787773725_87cc10249b.jpg

cozwn, Monday, 10 August 2009 14:44 (twelve years ago) link

i REALLY want one of those GBA micros. and a game boy pocket and a gbc. all for respective best play of each generation of cart without having them stick out of the DS. even though I DON'T EVEN PLAY THE BLOODY THINGS THAT MUCH. i'm kind of annoyed at myself for wanting them.

thomp, Monday, 10 August 2009 14:58 (twelve years ago) link

oh, and an og game boy for pure design classic value.

thomp, Monday, 10 August 2009 14:58 (twelve years ago) link

really want one of the famicom micros, but not willing to spend 2-4x as much for one

http://www.kiimi.com/wp-content/uploads/gameboy-famicom.jpg

zappi, Monday, 10 August 2009 16:13 (twelve years ago) link

ooo..thats pretty

Hillary had Everest in his veins (sunny successor), Monday, 10 August 2009 16:15 (twelve years ago) link

yeah that shit is awesome. I made myself wait to play Mother 3 until I could get a flash cart and it was TOTALLY worth it.

the other thing about micros is that the d-pad and buttons are v. possibly the best in the history of video games. also it's the only GBA with a normal-foax headphone jack!

"I have seen bloodstains on the Pac Man joystick" (jamescobo), Monday, 10 August 2009 17:52 (twelve years ago) link

I want the famicom gba sp bright
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_F2J0cH7F2FQ/SAuH7udanQI/AAAAAAAABMc/AXFVMcfK3V8/s320/famicom_071403_small.jpg

cozwn, Monday, 10 August 2009 18:49 (twelve years ago) link

why is the top white? should be gold iirc

Hillary had Everest in his veins (sunny successor), Monday, 10 August 2009 22:35 (twelve years ago) link

ahhh now i see

does this mean i get 2 SBs?

Hillary had Everest in his veins (sunny successor), Monday, 10 August 2009 22:56 (twelve years ago) link

twelve years pass...

Because the upgrade to Big Sur on my MacBook means I can't play the various imitations of Asteroids, Space Invaders, Tetris, and Pac-Man that I used to play, I'm interested for the first time in a handheld console that can play such games. There are zillions of these things, many of which require considerable setup by the user or are of dubious quality (materials, functionality, etc.). Any recommendations for one under $100? The Evercade looked interesting but doesn't support Tetris (yet, anyway) and apparently has a problematic display.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Sunday, 10 October 2021 01:59 (one week ago) link

if you are looking for an emulation handheld the Anbernic rg351p or rg351v are the current standard devices, they differ in small ways but are basically the same in two different form factors. the SD cards they come with are infamous for being bad so you should provide your own, a 128GB is plenty. they can be fiddly to set up but there are plenty of how-to guides out there, and even preconfigured SD card images that you can just copy over and get going.
i have a 351p and it's a great wee device, this site helped me a lot to choose & set up.
https://retrogamecorps.com/

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Sunday, 10 October 2021 03:09 (one week ago) link

Thanks -- I've seen that the Ambernics are admired (and came to that site from YouTube) but am admittedly queasy about the setup despite assurances that it's easy. A lifetime in the Apple ecosystem has probably spoiled me.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Sunday, 10 October 2021 06:02 (one week ago) link

Anbernics, that is.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Sunday, 10 October 2021 06:03 (one week ago) link


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