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Re: New SNK Handheld!?

by Opa Opa Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:31 pm

If it's cheap, like less than fifty or sixty bucks, I'd buy it.

If the price is higher I'd save my money for a Vita.
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Re: New SNK Handheld!?

by Lokkenjawnz Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:10 am

Yes there's other devices that are similar, but seriously, just the fact that it (looks like) it has the NG clicky stick makes it way better than anything similar. I've got a PSP Go right now, which acts as a (very!) portable emulation device, and it works ok, but it's certainly not ideal. This device, assuming it'll get hacked to shit to load emulators and whatnot, is my perfect portable emulator.

I suppose I'm a little addicted to the NG clicky stick, I still need to pick up an NGCD pad, and it's variants.

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Re: New SNK Handheld!?

by Hazerd Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:13 am

Sweet, ill pick one up since i dont have any SNK stuff and dont plan on hunting down a AES or MVS, or any past SNK portables.
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Re: New SNK Handheld!?

by Ivo Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:24 am

I think it is all down to the clicky stick and the price tag they put on this. The rest are details (although, it the main aim is to emulate Neo Geo stuff they should have made the screen 4:3).

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Re: New SNK Handheld!?

by pakopako Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:25 pm

Ivo wrote:I think it is all down to the clicky stick and the price tag they put on this. The rest are details (although, it the main aim is to emulate Neo Geo stuff they should have made the screen 4:3).
But it also has to be a media player (hence all those play/ffwd buttons) because who buys a portable game system these days?

Really. Look at your PSP, your DS, your tablet. THOSE ARE NOT GAME(-only) MACHINES.
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Re: New SNK Handheld!?

by Ivo Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:15 am

pakopako wrote:
Ivo wrote:I think it is all down to the clicky stick and the price tag they put on this. The rest are details (although, it the main aim is to emulate Neo Geo stuff they should have made the screen 4:3).
But it also has to be a media player (hence all those play/ffwd buttons) because who buys a portable game system these days?

Really. Look at your PSP, your DS, your tablet. THOSE ARE NOT GAME(-only) MACHINES.


It is not trivial to make your DS be a media player - how is it not a game only machine? Sure, there is homebrew to change that but otherwise how do you get it to play music out of the box?

You have a point with the PSP, and presumably the 3DS as well, and going forward handhelds certainly do need to compare themselves to the iPhone and other smartphones.

In any case, it is not hard to incorporate that into this and keep the price low - it will necessarily have the hardware in order to play games, it is just a question of throwing a rudimentary player into the firmware or whatever. To be honest I think people already have an iPod or a smartphone to act as a media player and this would sell better if it was cheaper, lost the extra buttons and focused on being a dedicated, cheap game machine with a clicky stick.

For a media player that plays quality games you can get a PSP (Vita or not), or a Sony Experia Play, or one of the Nintendo machines, or an iPhone. But it won't have that clicky stick...

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Re: New SNK Handheld!?

by Cody_D165 Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:14 pm

Ivo wrote:It is not trivial to make your DS be a media player - how is it not a game only machine? Sure, there is homebrew to change that but otherwise how do you get it to play music out of the box?


he's probably referring to the DSi or XL models
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Re: New SNK Handheld!?

by scarper Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:53 am

I don't see myself buying one of these. Unless this was something along the lines of a 2-D geared arcade console with modernized looking sprites, I don't see myself buying something that I can already emulate on several different things I already own.

Then again, if it were a 2-D based next-gen console, they'd have as many buyers as there are people on this forum.
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Re: New SNK Handheld!?

by d123456 Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:00 pm

Somebody should change the 3 unmerged topic titles related to this topic to include the word: ´hoax´. I love how these threads still live on long after it has been called hoax.
Hey, perhaps SNK playmore will wake up one day and see the enthusiasm and say: wait a ....minute! let´s do it! Yeah, probably not, but stranger things have happened.....right?
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Re: New SNK Handheld!?

by retrosportsgamer Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:21 pm

d123456 wrote:Somebody should change the 3 unmerged topic titles related to this topic to include the word: ´hoax´. I love how these threads still live on long after it has been called hoax.
Hey, perhaps SNK playmore will wake up one day and see the enthusiasm and say: wait a ....minute! let´s do it! Yeah, probably not, but stranger things have happened.....right?


Link? Last I heard, that was just within the Japanese article with a question mark.
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