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1 hour ago, Camel said:

 

If it does, SNES games which use the shoulder buttons won't be much cop.

 

This looks great. Worried it looks a bit uncomfortable though.


it does gba games which have shoulder buttons?

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3 minutes ago, ulala said:


it does gba games which have shoulder buttons?

 

It's got shoulder buttons in the style of some of those recent Game Boy type emulation handhelds - half way up the back 'n sides of the machine. Not ideal but functional; necessary only for GBA and future cores which will need them.

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Someone on Ars Technica pointed out there’s enough resolution to emulate the gaps between the pixels on the original hardware, so someone else mocked this up:

 

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If it had an ambient light sensor you could have it emulate the original GBA screen pretty closely...

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44 minutes ago, ulala said:


it does gba games which have shoulder buttons?

 

True but the GBA also only has two face buttons.

 

All irrelevant of course if it has shoulder buttons as posted above.

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I seriously don't get the position of the 3 select type buttons.:huh: Who in their right mind thought it would be a good idea to place them underneath your thumb muscle?:blink:

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Aesthetically this is stunning (aside from that start/select placement which is a bit WTF?) as it screams nouveaux riche hipster in extremis as the price is squarely aimed at the fixie riding, waxed mustache having, soya frappe latte drinking twats.

 

Was hoping Nintendo would make a GB Mini first, maybe this will prompt them into action depending on how it sells? The screen scaling thing is an excellent touch though.

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Thats the ideal price for the hipsters. Any less and its too common and thus loses its allure and more and it may prevent them from tweeting about their latest nano brewery related acquisitions.

 

Gotta hit that sweet spot! I do wonder how they are going to handle the dpad/buttons though as this is the first time they've gone fully in house (even though 8bitdo by and large are shit when compared to the real thing). The screen scaling to recreate the pixel effect is a really nice touch though and I wonder what it'll be like once modded/opened up due to the extra power.

 

For me the GB Micro still knocks it out of the part in every respect and with a flash cart you're good to go. That said if those slinky Chinese cats copy the design and make it cheaper with the same power I'd buy one for laughs as they are coming along nicely too but not quite there yet.

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56 minutes ago, Luck said:

Thats the ideal price for the hipsters. Any less and its too common and thus loses its allure and more and it may prevent them from tweeting about their latest nano brewery related acquisitions.

 

Gotta hit that sweet spot! I do wonder how they are going to handle the dpad/buttons though as this is the first time they've gone fully in house (even though 8bitdo by and large are shit when compared to the real thing). The screen scaling to recreate the pixel effect is a really nice touch though and I wonder what it'll be like once modded/opened up due to the extra power.

 

For me the GB Micro still knocks it out of the part in every respect and with a flash cart you're good to go. That said if those slinky Chinese cats copy the design and make it cheaper with the same power I'd buy one for laughs as they are coming along nicely too but not quite there yet.

 

 

I love my gba and micro, but as im getting older the screens are just too small for me to use comfortably now.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Luck said:

Thats the ideal price for the hipsters. Any less and its too common and thus loses its allure and more and it may prevent them from tweeting about their latest nano brewery related acquisitions.

 

 

hipsters!

 

you mean gamers natch

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24 minutes ago, ulala said:

 

hipsters!

 

you mean gamers natch

 

I know what I mean and so do you. Be real, you know the type that fuel most of these sales and they are the plaid wearing ponces I mentioned earlier.

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2 hours ago, Luck said:

 

I know what I mean and so do you. Be real, you know the type that fuel most of these sales and they are the plaid wearing ponces I mentioned earlier.


Take it to Off Topic, Facebook or the Saloon Bar, we’re not here for culture wars. 

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3 hours ago, Luck said:

 

I know what I mean and so do you. Be real, you know the type that fuel most of these sales and they are the plaid wearing ponces I mentioned earlier.

 

Goodness. Is there a terrible childhood incident involving beard oil and craft beer that you aren't telling us about?

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Isn't it more likely to be bought by really anal retro gaming types? Like the folk in this forum? I can see that device with a crank and monochrome screen appealing to hipsters, but this is more for the 'hmm but does it have the correct resolution for NGPC games' crowd surely?

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3 hours ago, Alexlotl said:


Take it to Off Topic, Facebook or the Saloon Bar, we’re not here for culture wars. 

 

Come on then boy, I'll have you and your girlfriends. I'll do the lot of ya.

 

2 hours ago, DeciderVT said:

 

Goodness. Is there a terrible childhood incident involving beard oil and craft beer that you aren't telling us about?

 

I have a thing when it comes to fakeness and pretension and coincidentally these two are usually at maximum overdrive when said subgenre of humans are about. That and the fact that as an axe wielding lumberjack check shirts, a beard and brew were my stock in trade till these vapid culture vultures came along. Grrr

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Delighted to see yet another retro handheld which has opted to go for iconic rather than ergonomic form-factor, abstracting the Gameboy's design rather than, you know, something actually comfortable to hold. I guess I really will just have to get my hands on an AGS-101-modded original GBA at some point.

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