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Old 02-28-2006, 12:39 PM   #1
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Default Microsoft's new handheld

Take a look:

http://gear.ign.com/articles/691/691935p1.html

To be honest I'm not too excited about this, Nintendo has beaten the PSP with the DS (a hugely underpowered and simple machine in comparison) so I don't think Microsoft will succeed, especially in Japan (have you seen the Japanese sales figures for the 360? About 150,000 sold since launch).
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I don't need to see it to you that it'll be buggy.
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Old 02-28-2006, 01:58 PM   #3
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It seems alright, but to me, its rather like a smaller palm PC pilot that can do more, not a console as such. Though they say they want it to do everything, which is okay, but it isn't really that small either, and it definietly does not have the looks.
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Old 02-28-2006, 03:04 PM   #4
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the features seem good. But we have seen how the DS has been beating the PSP even though the PSP has almost the same features has the new handheld.

I think it looks pretty cool. I think it will be expensive.
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Old 02-28-2006, 03:14 PM   #5
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Yeah, i think it will be expensive also. It just seems like a pocket PC though with 3D cababilities for games. Doesn't seem immencely different than that.

So in that sense, it can't compete with handhelds like DS and PSP anyway, even if Microsoft think it can.
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Old 02-28-2006, 03:52 PM   #6
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It seems big, is it just me? or does it look huge? lol.
And how can the DS beat the PSP if it can't play music or movies???
IMO i like the PSP, and probably will buy one soon.
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Old 02-28-2006, 04:04 PM   #7
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It does look huge yes, but like I said, it won't compete with handheld gaming consoles of now... its basically a pocket PC with more gaming capability...
I still catoragarise the PSP as a gaming console.
With that, I wouldn't.
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Default Re: Microsoft's new handheld

I agree it's big and bulky, but in the article it says:

"Keep in mind that the movie is a year old, and is purely video concept art at this point"
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What ever happened to that gizmondo thing?

This ms thing looks basically like a palm top to me!
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Default Re: Microsoft's new handheld

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What ever happened to that gizmondo thing?

This ms thing looks basically like a palm top to me!
lol, the company went bankrupt
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ok how much do you guys think it is going to cost, i think $375, everybody else place your guess's
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$399. looks nice though...but i won't be getting it. i won't need it
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thats soo stupid. its way too big for a "handheld" has a goddamn keyboard attachment...what n00bs gonna use that? microsoft is taking it to a new level each day.
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It'll be different. Definately not for those who are used to the simplicity that only Nintendo offers. Also, it should be pretty interesting if it uses Windows Mobile or Windows Media Center 2005 because those two OS's are pretty good. This is probably like the Jack of all Trades in the handheld market. It's definately not a dedicated gaming handheld like the PSP or DS, but it might show some potential in that area.
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Hmmm, I'll stick with my PSP. Does everything I ask of it and more.
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True, the PSP has the most capabilities of the hand held consoles at the moment, and as written in the Edge magazine, it has emulator capabilities too, etc, with special firmware/software. Though am not going to go into that just incase it scrapes illigalness. Since its in a UK magazine, I guess its okay to say that much.
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I love the fact that PSP fanboys preach that they can use homebrew to play old Nintendo games.

Must be because they're no good games for the PSP
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Wouldn't say that I'm a 'PSP Fanboy' but there are some very good games on it. One minute playing pinball, then gta liberty city, then TOCA 2, then listen to some MP3's, then watch a movie. All on the train on the way home. Then when I'm finished, just pop it in my pocket! Can't beat that.

I'm not interested in the homebrew side of things as I don't want to risk knackering my PSP just to play a few old snes games. Also if I was going to put an emulator on it, it would have to be MAME.
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I want to put Homebrew stuff on my psp (quite frankly, there is alot of good stuff you can put on there) but i dont want to risk messing up my firmware to downgrade. I mean sure if i only had the first version (like 1.2 or whatever it was called) then sure id get it, but i got the gigapack thing which went into production after 2.0 came out and thats what i got on it. It didnt have homebrew capabilities anyways so I upgraded to 2.6
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