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Old 01-17-2013, 10:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking into get a handheld gaming device.

Im going to finish "A" School here in march, figure its time to sell the xbox and get something portable to take with me onto the boat, but I don't know anything about handhelds, other than Nintendo is the one that plays pokemon games.
So yeah, can someone give me a quick overview about everything about all the handheld devices?
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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CES 2013: Nvidia Launches Project Shield Handheld Gaming Console [VIDEO] - IBTimes UK
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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looks like a pretty sweet piece of tech, but its set to release in the second quarter of the year, I need this like mid February.
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i have the original psp and now i feel it was just a fad. i don't even play it anymore because most games are just worse-looking spinoffs of console games. i guess same goes for the 3ds but i'd much rather play mario than uncharted on such a small screen. why have godly graphics on a 5 inch screen that will never look as good as your ps3? besides, i'm going to be playing outside i'd rather have something cartoonlish and colorful like levels of mario that i can actually see under the sun than some realistic shading that darkens everything.

i'd rather have laid-back games too, since if i have to suddenly start and stop a game, it's hard to get into the mood of a game with serious themes. i think on that note nintendo has the more suitable games. besides, the 3ds is almost a full $100 bucks cheaper than the playstation vita, $50 cheaper if you buy the 3ds xl for a larger screen. you'll look like a tool no matter which system you're seen holding in the streets anyway.

and the 3ds can play regular ds games.... that's a whole ton to choose from. and since you said pokemon, the next game comes out october, strictly for 3ds, so you might as well get it now. if i am buying a handheld console now, i'd go for 3ds just for being cheaper. i'll feel less bad once it gets outdated.
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I've got the first psp as well, it's pretty fun once you load custom firmware and dump tons of games into it.
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firmware?
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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firmware is like an os. it's to your handheld like windows to your pc. people design their own and upload them for free. the rest of us download and install them to run software that you normally can't run on the psp. that could be fun if you're willing to go that route/are into that kind of thing. personally i'd focus more on the official game library.

and you can actually download link's awakening to your 3ds from nintendo's official eshop http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail...b5YpHrhhNU57I6
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The nintendo e-shop (you purchase games via wifi) has hundreds of vintage and retail games you can purchase without going to a brick and mortar store.

def hands down the most versatile handheld ive ever owned
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
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PSP with customfirmware is pretty awesome, I have a 64gb card in mine and have TONS of games including an SNES emulator and an N64 emulator. I think there was a gameboy emulator for it as well, so it could run all of those titles also.

edit: Then again, you could just grab a bad *** laptop and call it a day.
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