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Postby illage2 » 11 Jan 2013, 11:27

So not only is this device gonna set you back, but you also need to invest in a decent PC to stream games? Okay.

What about the design, that's the wost design I've ever seen for a handheld console, honestly it looks like something out of the 80's.

Can I ask, why the f**k would you need the expensive nVida sheild to play Angry Birds?

Personally I think the Vita is better. I can play MGS HD on it :D enough said!
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Postby richomack360 » 11 Jan 2013, 11:39

Ugliest console / handheld - EVER.
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Postby Barca Azul » 11 Jan 2013, 11:59

richomack360 wrote:Ugliest console / handheld - EVER.


Does that matter? Having watch the vid, looks better than I first thought.

The cost and functionality is more important. For pure android gaming, im not convinced, although it punches a big hole in vita game prices and Vita should look to android compatibility.

for PC gaming, hmmm, not sure, especially if you have to have a certain card in your PC.
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Postby flyfletch » 11 Jan 2013, 12:08

Come on guys, its not that bad. The point is being able to play Android games without the stupid touch screen controls and being able to stream your PC games as a bonus. If they can get developers to make specific games for this as well it could be very good. Would easily be one of the most powerful handhelds out there.

And its a testament to how goo the Xbox controller is when everyone copies it, it may not look the greatest but it looks extremely functional, unlike most handhelds.
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Postby richomack360 » 11 Jan 2013, 12:13

Barca Azul wrote:
richomack360 wrote:Ugliest console / handheld - EVER.


Does that matter? Having watch the vid, looks better than I first thought.

The cost and functionality is more important. For pure android gaming, im not convinced, although it punches a big hole in vita game prices and Vita should look to android compatibility.

for PC gaming, hmmm, not sure, especially if you have to have a certain card in your PC.


Yeah it really does. If you have something technically brilliant why not go the whole hog and put it into a good looking piece of kit. It looks like one of the "10 in 1" game machines you can get at the market.

Horrid design.
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Postby Barca Azul » 11 Jan 2013, 12:40

richomack360 wrote:
Yeah it really does. If you have something technically brilliant why not go the whole hog and put it into a good looking piece of kit. It looks like one of the "10 in 1" game machines you can get at the market.

Horrid design.


Yeah I kind of get your point, but on the other hand, the whole reason it makes sense is because iOS and Android gaming for many is too clunky and perhaps they are trying not to compromise on the controls for a better looking piece of kit.

Its essentially a controller with a screen stuck on it.
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Postby Asinine » 11 Jan 2013, 12:42

Instant fail...

...and I like the idea of Android consoles.
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Postby richomack360 » 11 Jan 2013, 13:05

Barca Azul wrote:Its essentially a controller with a screen stuck on it.


Exactly. Its clearly not good enough. Why realise a product with a glaring negative factor ? Ok, nintendo have done it with the Wii U - but for a completely new brand you must do better than this.
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Postby stealth » 11 Jan 2013, 13:15

totally lame
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Postby Drusus » 11 Jan 2013, 13:23

Trouble is it's a bit too big to carry around for my tastes and yes the streaming feature is nice but if I'm at home I'd rather play on my PC and massive monitor in a comfy chair. It's an odd device, very enthusiast but I can see a small set of people falling for it's charms and coming up with some great ways to use it.
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Postby MPH » 11 Jan 2013, 14:36

What a button masher. At least the ladies mash numerous buttons at the same time. This dude constantly hit the same one.

(Not being sexist, just every woman I've ever been out with -- that actually tried to play games -- totally button mashed)
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Postby illage2 » 11 Jan 2013, 15:25

Asinine wrote:Instant fail...

...and I like the idea of Android consoles.


There's this thing ..... called Ouya :D

If I wanted to play Angry Birds with a controller I'd just buy them on Xbox. (I mean .... not that I would right ... that'd be stupid ..... O_O )
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Postby Bambis Dad » 11 Jan 2013, 15:29

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Postby Mobius01 » 11 Jan 2013, 15:30

I'm an Nvidia fanboy, but even I'm wondering what they were smoking when they came up with this hilarious monstrosity :shock:
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Postby Sengphet » 11 Jan 2013, 15:38

need portable WoW...
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