I miss the days when portable gaming was portable

#1GM_Posted 7/31/2011 1:50:40 PM
Excluding the massive brick that was the original Gameboy (though for being an 80's device it really WAS portable rofl) the Gameboy systems that followed were truly portable systems. The GB Pocket is my all time favourite design for any handheld gaming system ever and the GBA as well as its two iterations were all extremely portable and pocket sized. The DS family on the other hand have ranged from semi-portable to being bricks and the 3DS is no different.

It's completely possible to create a mobile device with good graphics and processing power and have it compact, just look at any smartphone in the market such as the iPhone 4 as an example. I don't understand why we are going backwards with the size of portable systems and making them bigger once again. The DSi XL was ridiculous in its size.
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#2Mariofan15Posted 7/31/2011 1:51:30 PM
Your point? The 3DS isnt even that big. It's small compared to the DSI XL.
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#3Baha05Posted 7/31/2011 1:51:40 PM
What?
#4FalloutZXPosted 7/31/2011 1:52:23 PM
the 3ds is a nice size uness u have the nyko pak
#5GM_(Topic Creator)Posted 7/31/2011 1:52:39 PM
Mariofan15 posted...
Your point? The 3DS isnt even that big. It's small compared to the DSI XL.

It's too big, makes me look like I have a surprise in my front pocket and it looks awkward holding in public.

TLDR: Make things smaller and they are more appealing to the masses.
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#6BraveAdolPosted 7/31/2011 1:52:40 PM
It has XL right in the name

Is this really a topic?
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#7LightHawKnightPosted 7/31/2011 1:52:54 PM
I am guessing you wear those emo pants that you can't even wear any underwear or boxers underneath. The 3DS is pretty damn portable, since it fits in almost any pocket.

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#8Mariofan15Posted 7/31/2011 1:53:54 PM
GM_ posted...
Mariofan15 posted...
Your point? The 3DS isnt even that big. It's small compared to the DSI XL.

It's too big, makes me look like I have a surprise in my front pocket and it looks awkward holding in public.

TLDR: Make things smaller and they are more appealing to the masses.


No,it isnt. It isnt THAT big.
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#9GM_(Topic Creator)Posted 7/31/2011 1:53:54 PM
LightHawKnight posted...
I am guessing you wear those emo pants that you can't even wear any underwear or boxers underneath. The 3DS is pretty damn portable, since it fits in almost any pocket.

Nope to the emo pants (lol) and look at my post above.
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#10LightbulbFishPosted 7/31/2011 1:53:56 PM
Portable gaming is quite portable. My iPhone fits anywhere I want it to.
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