Untitled Goose Game's publisher is making a gaming handheld that has a crank on the side

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  1. Chopsuey

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    I kinda like it. Okay, only if it is an all aluminium/metal Body and games are for free.

    I Always wantet to see an handheld with a full metal body.
     
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  2. momin

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    I really love that they introduce a new interaction way / controller to the way we play games.

    Price is high, yes. But if they keep releasing games and publish tools for us to develop games, I'M IN.
     
  3. hippy dave

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    Maybe we'll eventually get an emulator, with a usb crank.
     
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  4. smileyhead

    smileyhead This is definitely not a robotic component!

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    Hopefully it supports running custom code. It should be interesting for experimenting.
     
  5. eriol33

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    that design is not ergonomic at all. probably will crash and burn just like other non-nintendo handheld. what niche they are trying to target? stupid parents?
     
  6. gman666

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    I definitely like the form factor and the build quality, but I wouldn't buy that. Maybe if they actually gave it a shot and made a real game system (Color LCD, Dual Speakers, an Analog Nub, and a few more buttons) it would be good.
     
  7. Kadji

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    This might sound entitled but: What the f*ck are they thinking? They should be spending their time finishing the Untitled Goose Game...

    EDIT: I am stupid and just realized that it's the publisher and not the devs that are developing the handheld.
     
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  8. MetoMeto

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    well it's yellow.. xD
     
  9. sion_zaphod

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    I like the look of it but the price is OTT. Can see this being a fad in Japan then the west for all of a month (anyone remember the Barcode Battler?).
     
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    About the games, they wrote it in the product page:

    "All twelve games in Season One will be included — there’s no extra charge."
     
  11. eyeliner

    eyeliner Has an itch needing to be scratched.

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    This is a great idea.
    Short supply, so it can't sink the developer. They produce the quantity they can afford and throw them to the market. Possibly, if they sell half of the units, they make even.

    Quirky games, with weird form factor will always find their target users.

    I like it, but I won't certainly be able to get one, and wouldn't pay scalpers in the aftermarket.

    They won't get rich out of it but they will leave their mark, I guess.

    I like these ideas.
     
  12. grey72

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    A Gameboy for hipsters?
     
  13. FAST6191

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    There are rarer input devices that I can see adding things to games -- roller balls, aspects of joysticks like tilt hats, throttle sticks and what have you but a crank is one I have a hard time coming up with non minigame uses for. That or they are going to emulate one armed bandits.

    Maybe it will get half life 2 and they can justify the wait for a lift.
     
  14. MetoMeto

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    Tbh i got no problem about it, but that handle thugh.....and the price...
     
  15. Arras

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    It's a gimmick handheld, and there's nothing wrong with those - I liked my Pokemon Mini back in the day - but 150$? I guess it might sell some units and they won't go broke over it if the supply is small enough, but it seems like a shame most of the games that will be developed (as few as they may be) for this might not make it to any other platform.
     
  16. Taleweaver

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    Oh, man...that's certainly one bold move from those devs! :blink:

    What? That handle? I wasn't talking about...no, not about the black & white screen either.


    I'm talking about it only having two buttons.


    Look...seriously: even if that on/off button has more functions (small tap to pause?), then that's severely limiting the potential of the device.

    Of course I can be a bit skeptic about the handle (ergonomics 101 says hi), but it's too early to say anything about that. If the product quality and the games are there, it might just make a profit.


    ...then again: for a 150 bucks price, this better be "better than sliced bread" quality. Not everyone can pull a nintendo*. Heck...not even nintendo can consistently pull a nintendo. :P


    *that is: make something completely weird and off the wall, and get away with it.
     
  17. radicalwookie

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    150? You mad bros?
     
  18. gameboy

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    crank that soilder boy game console...
     
  19. DANTENDO

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    Breaking news nintendo sues as this handheld is to similar to the Nintendo yellow question mark block:lol:
     
  20. DarthDub

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    Why doesn't the crank charge?
     
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