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The next generation of handheld gaming ...

Post by Trev » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:49 pm

... leaves me w/a bunch questions. I guess my top 2 are ...

When will a new model 3DS come out that has a 2nd thumb pad built in (the Japanese add-on looks so ugly!)

and ...

How is Sony going to appease those of us w/a psp umd collection that we can't use on the Vita?
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Post by sneth » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:17 pm

nintendo: either before xmas, or a few months afterwards.

sony: they wont. UMD's have been dead for a long time.

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Post by Trev » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:55 pm

A few months afterward sound about right for Nintendo. I think thats when the new Monster Hunter is being released, so it would make since to have a new model w/the built in feature the game needs.

Sony makes me skeptical. I mean, whatever happened to the Psp Go?
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Post by Austin » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:22 pm

Trev wrote:I mean, whatever happened to the Psp Go?
It bombed and died a quiet death because it was a terrible idea.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:37 pm

That sounds like a lot of SONY gaming ideas. :lol:
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Post by 3DOKid » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:33 am

All hand held gaming is shite.

I've had a DS, PSP, iPhone and now Tablet. The PSP was alright, only because I could convert Silent Hill from PS1 to PSP. SO that doesn't count. Since the game was PS1 game that 'just happened' to run on a handheld. I enjoyed some other PSP games: Ridge Racers, Ace Combat, Kill Zone... but as you can see they are all 'big' games crammed on to a small fiddly device.

My wife swears by her DS, and plays Zelda, Professor Layton, and I'll admit to playing Nintedogs but...

Blind Freddie could have seen the PSP Go was going to fail.

3DS shows how fickle the wider consumer market is.

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Post by FrumpleOrz » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:38 am

My wife swears by her DS, and plays Zelda, Professor Layton, and I'll admit to playing Nintedogs but...
Convince your wife that the Nintendo DS is simply a Tiger Game.Com rip-off. Both have touch screens. What else do you need?

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Post by Austin » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:50 am

I forgot about this topic. I ended up buying a 3DS at the beginning of January (Let's just say, self-service electronic kiosk machines + an empty credit = bad combination). It's actually pretty good. The problems? It has a very thin amount of absolutely awesome games. It needs more software.

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Post by Trev » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:01 am

The Dsi xl has spoiled me ... I want a bigger 3DS.
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Post by Austin » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:51 am

That would be nice, indeed.

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Post by Lemmi » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:08 pm

i stopped at the GBAsp, i dont care for the double screens, and i especially hate anything in 3D (and yes ive played those machines)

now im playing my Sega Nomad, so i can play NHL97/98 again without having to hook up my genesis to a tv

i had an atari lynx but i re-sold it because i would never play it

my handhelds in order and when i got them
Gameboy 1994 (only had 2 games and i lost my Tetris game)
Game Gear 1997
Sega Nomad 1997
Atari Lynx 2004 - sold 2008
GBAsp 2007

in other words the next gen can do what they want as im set for handhelds
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Post by 3DO Experience » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:40 am

3DOKid wrote:All hand held gaming is shite.
Have you played New Super Mario Bros. ?
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Post by Trev » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:49 am

I'm pretty sure 3DOKid thinks the Mario titles are "girly games." :P
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Post by boabject78 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:18 pm

The 3ds is a good system, Mario 3d land is a worthy addition to the 3ds library. Resident Evil is surprisingly good and shows off the systems capabilities really well as you'll realise that the 3ds is a big tech step up from the ds.
I love handhelds, Atari Lynx is still very impressive even today, but these new handheld/PC in your hand things just seem like overkill.
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Re: The next generation of handheld gaming ...

Post by ArfredHitchcacku » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:47 pm

Trev wrote:... leaves me w/a bunch questions. I guess my top 2 are ...

When will a new model 3DS come out that has a 2nd thumb pad built in (the Japanese add-on looks so ugly!)

and ...

How is Sony going to appease those of us w/a psp umd collection that we can't use on the Vita?
If I were you I'd wait for the Vita to get jailbroken and simply download any UMD-only game. I'm not trying to encourage illegal activity and you should certainly also buy a physical copy of the UMD game if you feel so inclined, but if you want the ultimate Sony handheld, you might have to do that; not to mention emulation with a decent chance of someone jumping on the 3DO. If what I'm typing isn't allowed I'll be happy to take it down.
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Post by 3DO Experience » Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:14 am

Well, all you are suggesting is making changes to hardware that someone purchased in order to play games on it that they already bought. I see nothing wrong with that.
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Post by Austin » Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:54 am

If the Vita gets jailbroken like the PSP, AND you can play the PSP games you currently own (via downloading without paying *again*), I will buy one in a heartbeat.

BTW, does the Vita have video-out capabilities like the PSP 2000/3000/GO units do?

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Post by Trev » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:23 pm

I'm leaning towards a 3DS right now. I like it's library better so far, the price is much nicer ... mainly though, I just compare the amount of time I've spent playing my Psp vs. my DSi ... no comparison really. Not only have I spent a ton more time w/my Dsi, but I have probably 3 times as many titles (not counting umd movies) When Nintendo releases an XL model, I'm sure I'll scoop one up.
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Post by sneth » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:53 pm

if there was an easy way to validate current PSP games, they probably would find a way. It's just not worth their time and money unfortunately.

I been buying up PSP games like crazy eventhough I have a hacked system.

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Post by BryWI » Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:13 pm

Trev wrote:When Nintendo releases an XL model, I'm sure I'll scoop one up.
Im not so sure this will happen soon. The reason the screens are at the size they are right now is because that is pretty much the effective zone for glasses free 3d from what I hear. Maybe they can improve upon it, but only time will tell.

PS. I still enjoy my 3ds very much. The activity log says I have 442 hours of use in various apps and games. I've had it since it was released. I do watch quite a bit of netflix on it but I play alot of games too.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:35 am

I doubt the screen size will increase. But I'm waiting for a redesign with the second circle pad. The game library is definitely better than the vita.
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Post by Trev » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:08 pm

I bet the screen size will change eventually. Who knows how much technology will improve before the next 3DS unit. And every Nintendo handheld prior had atleast one change in screen size, and several re-designs/updates.
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Post by BryWI » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:40 pm

perhaps. but I think it's the average human eye/brain that has to change too :/

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Post by Trev » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:51 pm

BryWI wrote:perhaps. but I think it's the average human eye/brain that has to change too :/
Perhaps ... yet tv's are using the same tech found in the 3DS so I'm not sure how that really factors.
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Post by BryWI » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:57 pm

Trev wrote:
Perhaps ... yet tv's are using the same tech found in the 3DS so I'm not sure how that really factors.
I didn't know they had glasses free 3d TVs now. I wonder how poor the view angle is on those, and if there is a distance sweet spot. Do you have link for one of these TVs? I'd be interested in reading more on it.

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Post by Trev » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:08 pm

Got an extra 10 grand? :P

http://ces.cnet.com/8301-33379_1-573537 ... exclusive/

It better be improved, as I've read nothing but meh reviews over the earlier prototype.
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Post by BryWI » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:43 am

Wow, that sounds quirky at best! For 10k, it better be perfect!

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Post by BryWI » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:52 am

I bought Kid Icarus: Uprising today. I usually don't buy brand new games, but I saw it at work and I couldn't resist. This was the first time I really really wanted to buy a brand new game for my 3DS. I do not regret it at all! It's a fun game, and I haven't even jumped into the multiplayer yet!

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Post by Trev » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:52 am

I was watching a video of it earlier. Did you get a download code for the 3D Classic version with it?
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Post by 3DO Experience » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:24 pm

Ok show of hands, who actually played this game back in the day? I did and it was harder than the ****** on a 16 year old boy!
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