Upcoming handheld system 'Playdate'

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eneuman96
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Upcoming handheld system 'Playdate'

Postby eneuman96 » May 23rd, 2019, 7:09 pm

The developers of the successful indie game Firewatch have announced a portable system that has a crank as part of the controls:

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/23/the ... -playdate/

A weird idea for sure, but at least looks more interesting than most modern gaming platforms not made by the Big Three.

It also has a bizarre approach where games are released in "seasons" (apparently only digitally), and I can't say I'm really sold on the $150 price tag. Even so, I can't help but wonder what will become of this thing.

Hardcore Sadism
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Re: Upcoming handheld system 'Playdate'

Postby Hardcore Sadism » May 24th, 2019, 12:09 pm

Apparently no backlight.

Screw this I hope it never sells one single batch.

Even that dorky freaking POCKETSPRITE was usable indoors, and my thumbnail could probably smash its display.

lynchie137
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Re: Upcoming handheld system 'Playdate'

Postby lynchie137 » May 24th, 2019, 9:06 pm

Looks interesting for sure. But I hope to God that they change the name for this handheld before it hits the stores..


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