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13 minutes ago, ZOK said:


I’ve started watching the rest of this guy’s videos…they are strangely compelling.

I found that an awful watch, I might be the compete opposite on this one.... still looking forward to the Playdate though .

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11 minutes ago, MikeBeaver said:

I found that an awful watch, I might be the compete opposite on this one.... still looking forward to the Playdate though .


I like the way he’s on the BBC talking about video games seemingly by accident.

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10 hours ago, ZOK said:


It’s a portable device - that doesn’t mean it’s going to be used outside.

 

The Steamdeck is a £500 portable device that isn’t going to get used outside either.

This does read a bit like ‘I don’t want to use it outside so why would anyone else?’ I’ve had reasonable use of my switch on the go, it wouldn’t be a total deal breaker but it is a negative. There’s plenty of people who do use portables portably. 

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2 hours ago, easilydone said:

This does read a bit like ‘I don’t want to use it outside so why would anyone else?’ I’ve had reasonable use of my switch on the go, it wouldn’t be a total deal breaker but it is a negative. There’s plenty of people who do use portables portably. 


No, you’re wrong. I’ve personally met everyone in the world (including you) who owns or has owned a portable device in history and not one has ever left the house with said device. This is why I have been confident in making such a nonsensical empirical statement. 
 

It also makes you a liar, sir! And me, who used to use his Switch on the bus all the time.

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I remember the GBA non-lit screen days, and by far the best visibility you could get was outside in the sunshine. I wanted to play it indoors but found it actually encouraged me to go to the park. Of course I only discovered the screen advantage because Boktai made me go outside in the first place.

 

I don’t buy that the Playdate screen is no good outdoors, unless you mean at night.

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On 19/04/2022 at 22:14, ZOK said:


I like the way he’s on the BBC talking about video games seemingly by accident.


Hey, it’s how I managed it.

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5 hours ago, Stanley said:

Can’t believe there is no light when the solution is plainly obvious, put a dynamo in it and crank ahoy. 


If some reviewers are fondly recalling the godawful GBA screen, then having similar nostalgia for hand-crank torches of the 1980s wouldn’t be much more of a stretch. 

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It's impossible to back light this type of screen as it is opaque. It would have to be edge or front lit, but nobody on Earth currently makes such a thing for this specific screen. So it would need to be designed from scratch, which would be a very big job. 

 

And all this talk about using it for a week and putting it in a drawer. What are you on about? You seem to be forgetting one important thing: the games. The device is just the gateway to fun experiences. 

 

As for turning it off, it goes into standby and because the screen is e-ink-like that can retain its contents using almost zero power. 

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Also, the whole deal is specifically designed so you can't put it in the drawer after a week if you want to see everything it has to offer. 

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I've ordered one this week, not coming until late 2022/2023.

 

The buzz may have died by then, but I'll still enjoy it based on the 24 games shown already. In a world of huge 100 hour story epics, I'm always looking for arcade-style quick fire games.

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2 hours ago, Kramer said:

I've ordered one this week, not coming until late 2022/2023.

 

The buzz may have died by then

The games I'm working on won't be released by then so you've still got some good stuff to look forward to. 

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They are teenage engineered, which is all you need to know. Can one ever truly put a price on desirability?

 

Having said that, I thought those tees looked a bit rubbish, even at a tenth of the price.

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7 minutes ago, Yiggy said:


That’s because you’re not cool enough. 


Come on, let’s not lose our minds here! I’m probably just too cool (poor).

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