The next Game Boy

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Helpful Corn, Jan 16, 2012.

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Will there ever be another Game Boy?

  1. yes

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  2. no

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Jan 16, 2012

The next Game Boy by Helpful Corn at 3:15 AM (3,211 Views / 0 Likes) 45 replies

  1. Helpful Corn
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    When the DS was relleased Nintendo was emphatic on the point that the DS was a 3rd tier and seperate to GB-GBC-GBA line. Where they just hedging the potential failure of the DS? Did the success of the DS and the explosion of the handheld market disuade them from devolping a new Game Boy? It's rummored that the WiiU was initially a handheld, did it stem from Game Boy development? Will there ever be another true Game Boy? What features would you like to see included or excluded in a Game Boy 4th Generation?
     


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    Highly doubt it.

    As for features...
    Dual screens... one of which is a touch screen...
    3D... make that a wide 3D screen...
    An analog stick...
    Some cameras...

    Oh wait. Seriously, why would they go back to making systems that are a part of an old line?
     
  3. Helpful Corn
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    seeing as how DS stand for dual screens any handheld with that feature would be a part of that line.

    It's my belief that the WiiU was intended to be a pocketable console with Wii level graphics, I also believe that they are indeed still developing one.
     
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    The DS line is the new GameBoy. This isn't the first time Nintendo's said something they didn't end up doing, after all.
     
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    I don't think there will ever be another true Game Boy.. but I wish there would be.. such awesome nostalgic memories. lol
     
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    I would love to see a single screen handheld offering from Nintendo again. The GBA still rides with me as my main portable on trips.
     
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    If they released another GB with a legitimate reason to buy one, and sell it alongside the 3DS, I'd buy one.

    EDIT: A great idea I just thought up would be a brand new Game Boy Micro-styled device with today's technology and brand new games. The only problem would be the fragment between it and the 3DS.
     
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    Yeah... I just can't see any company selling two handhelds along side each other. They would be competing with themselves. Not good business.
     
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    I still own and periodically play my GB Micro. The graphics are still amazing I have 6 games I save it for;

    Advance Wars
    A.W. Black Hole Rising
    Golden Sun 1
    G.S. 2,
    Fire Emblem
    F.E. Sacred Stones.

    Oh there are other good games of course but I can never really see getting rid of these even if they are remade on anything else... The opening scenes of fire and story for FE does not look nearly as good on the 3ds ( or anything else) as it did on the GB Micro. The 3ds just makes older (GBA) games looked washed out and aged, even in compatible screen modes. It just POP-ed and Rock-ed.

    The Micro was laid to rest long before it should have been, cut down in it's prime one might say. I'l like to see a new GB Micro with DS sized cartriges and some of the best RPG's that the DS had ++, many which would still fare well on single screen as they didn't really make effective use of the second screen anyway...
     
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    I think it's been too long for the "Game Boy" line to have the same sales power that it once did. To many, reusing it might seem like a "step back", and considering how mutlimedia functions are becoming increasingly important for gaming devices, they probably aren't going to go use a title that seems to denote gaming as its only function.

    It's sad, sure, but that's how marketing goes.
     
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    I doubt it. The DS has evolved far beyond what was expected when they said that. The one-screen handleld gap it left was filled by the PSP in my opinion.
     
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    I think you're probably quite far from the truth. There's no way a company would go from "high-end portable tablet" to "mid-range (in terms of power) home console with a tablet that just streams from a central device that does all the work".
     
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    This thread obviously isn't serious, but anyway...

    It wont happen. Even if Nintendo didn't intend to end the gameboy line after they made the DS, the PSP basically ruined any point of returning to the gameboy. Since the PSP is basically the same general thing but better. (AKA, handheld and has one screen...).
     
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    psp has no gaems
     
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    you has no gaems.
     
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    It is nice to wonder about what ifs, what if Vita was a Nintendo product and the 3DS was built by Sony. Vita is what I wished Nintendo built and not another dual screen system with 3D. Again a fantasy.... :sleep:
     
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    I really don't understand the want of going back to one screen... :unsure:

    Also the 3ds is in a different line of the ds.

    /repeat in vain
     
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    Doubt there will be.
    But if there is:
    Backwards compatiablity.
    Dual Analog sticks.
    GOOD Camera.
     
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    The duel scree (and now 3d) was their prized gimmick. The thing that made it new, and not to quote apple, revolutionary. I doubt they'd go back to only on screen... they would have to use larger screens.. which they already need
     
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    saying there will be a new gameboy is like saying there will be a gamegear 2, or a nes 3 (nes=nes1, snes=nes2) never gonna happen tho would be cool if they kept 2 lines DS/(2)i/(3)3DS & GB line.. but wouldn't be a perpous of making another handheld just for it to have 2 screen.
     

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