Nintendo working on an Android tablet!

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  1. DinohScene

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    "Nintendo" was banned when I was in elementary school.
    If you got caught playing a Gameboy Colour then you're forced to give it to the teacher who would then later give it back when the school was out.
     
  2. WhiteMaze

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    I got caught playing my GBA in class, back when I was a kid.

    When it was returned at the end of the day, all kinds of new saves had been made, and even worse: overwriting mine. Damn bastard.
     
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    That luckily never happened to me.
    Brought me GBC to school multiple times and no such thing fortunately.
     
  4. Satangel

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    Yup same here.
    I've been in an elementary school a few months ago, and I saw 2 kids with 3DS's playing each other. I would have loved to do that, sad :(
    Was much harder back in the day, with link cables and such.
     
  5. DinohScene

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    Dem linkcables <3
    Dem pokiemanz <3
    Dem memories <3

    Don't forget the pokemon trainingcards as well.
    Those where banned at me school for a while as well :c
     
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  6. Joe88

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    Yomega Yoyo's
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    Tomigotchis
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    Nextels

    </3
     
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  7. WhiteMaze

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    My fault for playing in class ;_;
     
  8. FAST6191

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    I have been a cynical bastard since I was 5 years old.
     
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  9. Warrior522

    Warrior522 "In all things, balance."

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    Christ you people are old.

    Seriously though, this is either going to give Nintendo a kickstart into a completely new field for them, something they haven't attempted... ...since the dawn of gaming, actually. Or it's going to fall flatter than the collision mapping on Big Rigs Over The Road Racing.

    Now we wait.
     
  10. WhiteMaze

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    I lol'd XD
     
  11. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink Intel Pentium III Hamster inside

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    inside your crappy old PC
    and like all android tabs (well most) it'll be rooted sooner or later
     
  12. bigjaylildremynameislong

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    Seeing as Microsoft makes the Surface Pro tablets and Sony makes Vaio Tap tablet with x86 processors and full desktop capabilities that can run games on medium settings smoothly (since Intel Haswell), and even their ARM tablets have huge gaming capabilities, such as Microsoft's Xbox ports and Sony's Playstation Mobile, where actual console games are ported to the ARM devices, I think they're far ahead. All that's missing is the hardware buttons, which there are thousands of options. You can even hook up an Xbox 360, PS3 or Wii controller to any Android or Windows 8 device through blu-tooth.
     
  13. WhiteMaze

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    True, true.

    But what's funny, is that even with those "thousands of options", neither Microsoft OR Sony have released a tablet with proper gaming buttons.

    A keyboard? An Xbox 360 controller? A USB mouse? If I have to carry any of those, I might as well just buy a laptop and get access to all my steam games, and every single pc goodness, while being portable too. Virtually no difference in cost here either.

    I've tried Nvidia's Shield, and despite its eye-watering ugliness, it is by far the best android gaming device I've come across.

    But hey, I speak for myself.
     
  14. Luigi2012SM64DS

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    Or an arm 6 processer.
     
  15. urbanman2004

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    I used to play Mario teaches typing as well when it was on the Mac ('95ish) and I still can't type worth a flip lol.

    That thing is sure damn ugly that's for sure
     
  16. Chary

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    Now repeat after me...
    HYAH, HYAH, HYAH.
     
  17. The Milkman

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    Throwing milk at the bitches!

    Yeah man, like, using patches developed for other devices on a educational tool. I mean like, you totally out smarted Nintendo.
     
  18. Kyouhei

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    I can see it now, This as the "Link Likes Learning Letters!" Video game Credits >_<
     
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  19. bigjaylildremynameislong

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    1. Nobody wants dedicated hardware buttons stuck to their tablet.
    2. Detachable hardware buttons still haven't been done right. (see Razer Edge http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/03/28/razer-edge-gaming-tablet-review)
    3. A laptop does not offer the same type of portability as a mobile device like a smartphone or tablet, nor the battery life (typically).
     
  20. cdoty

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    This could put the Philips CDi software, using Nintendo characters, to shame.
     
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