The death of the Nintendo DS and PSP is here

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  1. Panzer Tacticer
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    So today, I might have seen the death of the merit of having a Nintendo DS and certainly the death of the worthless excuse that is the PSP.

    An actual PC gaming hand held, could it have finally happened?



    Now explain to me again, why is it we need the Nintendo 3DS with it's puny screens?
     


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    XD i am sure this will fail
     
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    Because that's PC gaming which some people aren't a fan of and games on the DS/PSP can't be played properly on the PC 100% great through emulators.

    There, I answered your question.
     
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    1. This is a concept product that is very unlikely to hit markets (at least not for many years). It's basically irrelevant.

    2. This is not handheld.

    Sorry, I'm going to have to revoke your gamer punditry license.
     
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    Because the 3DS is actually getting launched and isn't just a concept piece?
     
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    this is just a concept, and the only real change is the keyboard.
    EDIT: oh er, and LCD Keyboards have been around for years, and while admittedly they don't integrate with games as well as this promises, they generally aren't used because they are inferior to regular keyboards both in physical factors (response time, tactile feedback etc..) and in value.

    PC Gaming on a portable form factor will never work.

    on a slightly related note, the 3DS looks ridiculous, will be rather overpriced and has underpowered hardware while the PSP2 is overpowered (although prolly better priced, i.e. they get less profit) considering that will likely get less developer support than it deserves.
     
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    For me, for something to be handheld, it has to be usable while walking. I can't see playing that while walking.
     
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    Because the DS, PSP and soon the 3DS are supported by those who actually make games?
    Because they are actually handheld consoles.
    Brand loyalty? Ninty and Sony have and will remain to be the major gaming companies with microsoft toddling behind (that's coming from someone with a 360 and no PS3)
    Who wants to play COD on the move?
     
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    What is this?
    A mini netbook with a GPU?
     
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    Nope, there is no GPU present. The new Intel chipset's main advantage is that they now contain much better graphics processing cores - something that AMD is also adopting in the near future.
     
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    This gimmicked netbook didn't kill the ds or the psp.
    The psp has been dead for years and the ds recently died with the announcement of the 3ds.
     
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    This already exists. It's called Pandora.
     
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    you can just call it a laptop
     
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    Nah it won't kill the Ds or the PSP .....but I certainly do want one [​IMG]
     
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    In the mood for moaning so here I go...

    1) I saw no reference to what OS was on the system, could be it's own OS which will take awhile to catch on with devs.
    2) I agree they're idiots, I do not class that as handheld, if you can easily walk around while playing that's a handheld but that's just me.
    3) I was actually talking about microsoft with the 360, PC gaming is on it's own.

    Everything else I agree with, more or less.
     
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    Even if this does come to the market, I strongly doubt it will really be a threat against the handheld market.
    As interesting as it is, I don't think it's interesting enough for people to start throwing their other handhelds into the trash.
     
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    Looks good but it's just a concept.
    Check out the OpenPandora. It's a powerful handheld gaming system that runs Linux and can emulate many games.
     
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    The entire video, nay, the entire idea can be summed up by the lie that is the first 6 seconds of the video.

    Have these people never heard of a laptop?
     
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    Pandora eh? Looks nothing like a Razer Switchblade.

    Speaking of, I see no way that this product can ever kill hand-held consoles (like the 3DS or PSP2). If it does get released, it'll probably be severely underpowered (or have major heat issues), be awkward to use (part of the point of a mouse is to move the cursor without obstructing your view of the screen), and cost a fortune (or rather, more than the PS3 did at launch). The next generation hand-helds may be overpriced for a while, but it won't cost nearly as much as a Switchblade.

    There's also the issue of battery life, and everybody knows how long the batteries of current hand-held consoles and smartphones last.
     
  20. Frederica Bernkastel

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    The Pandora is something else entirely, and after actually using one I can safely say that it is *not* worth your time or money. (I actually had one on pre-order). The support is bad, the hardware is buggy (seriously, nubs and keyboard don't work properly). Not to mention the first batch isn't even fully out yet - 3 years after it was announced.

    Ontopic, it is true that laptops are awful for gaming, as I have already mentioned there are extreme limitations presented by the form factor. Graphics processing is generally inferior, as a dedicated card cannot be fit, processors are weaker than their desktop counterparts (though often more efficient) and most importantly, the cooling usually sucks.

    I don't really think there is much more to be said here, it's a cool concept - but like all concepts the final product will be different.
     

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