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CypressDahlia
02-01-2012, 06:14 AM
http://www.gamegadget.net/press-release.html

Basically they are releasing a portable console for indie games that will be compatible with popular indie game platforms like game maker, klik etc, etc. This is awesome.

jubeh
02-01-2012, 06:43 AM
I've been looking forward to being able to make a game using a dpad and buttons instead of keyboard controls and I didn't want a gp2x. I saw this a while ago but a lot of dudes wrote it off as bogus.

Fenn
02-01-2012, 11:56 AM
D-pad? Eh, I'd have preferred analog or circle pad because it's more comfortable, but it at least appears to have shoulder buttons. Seems cool.

T1B3R1U5
02-01-2012, 03:14 PM
I had heard of this on ShackNews on the forums there. Man, this thing is spreading like wildfire...It's cool though, I just hadn't seen it to know what to make of it.

Hayashida
02-01-2012, 04:40 PM
D-pad? Eh, I'd have preferred analog or circle pad because it's more comfortable, but it at least appears to have shoulder buttons. Seems cool.

Fenn...

Anyway this looks pretty wicked. The SRP is like £100 tho so thats kind of expensive

jubeh
02-01-2012, 04:44 PM
Yeah thats actually too much money

Hayashida
02-01-2012, 04:46 PM
I can never tell if you're being sarcastic or not

Rio
02-01-2012, 04:52 PM
There's not much information so I can't really get excited about it. I hope it takes off though because I support indie games and their developers but right now it's just.... meh.

T1B3R1U5
02-01-2012, 06:22 PM
I'm psyched about it. Well, not too psyched to the point where I'm gonna save a shit ton of money for it. Sorry about the language. I really hope it does take off, it'll really get the Indie Gaming community out there.

Fenn
02-01-2012, 11:38 PM
Sorry I forgot its indie so it has to be different.

CypressDahlia
02-02-2012, 01:48 AM
Naw, it's just that d-pad is a far more precise control mechanism than either of those. Mini analog sticks and circle pads are just clumsy.

Regantor
02-02-2012, 11:41 AM
A D-Pad is also much easier to program for, making it better for indie-ness. But eh...

Overall, I an't sure. Mobile phones are already making leaps and strides trying to do the same thing, so really the controls are the only major boon at the minute. Would I pay £100 for that? I dunno. Depends on what level of games are actually compatable with it. Exclusives would definately make me feel more confident about their place in the market, too.

Fenn
02-02-2012, 12:23 PM
Naw, it's just that d-pad is a far more precise control mechanism than either of those. Mini analog sticks and circle pads are just clumsy.

More precise but less fluid. I just tried out Phantasy Star Zero on the 3DS, and it handles SO much more comfortably than the D-Pad did. But whatever, I could deal with a D-Pad.