Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 17 to 30 of 30

Thread: About handheld gamey things....?

  1. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    North Wales
    Posts
    1,717
    Thanks
    159
    Thanked
    245 times in 180 posts
    • virtuo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus GRYPHON Z87
      • CPU:
      • i7 4790K @4.8Ghz Corsair H100i GTX
      • Memory:
      • 32Gb G.Skill TridentX 2400 @ CAS9
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 840 EVO 120Gb + Many, many HDs
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 980Ti FTW
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 750W
      • Case:
      • be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 (Orange)
      • Operating System:
      • Win10, Fedora
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x Dell U2515H 1440p DELL U3415W Ultrawide for Work
      • Internet:
      • PlusNet Unlimited 80Mb

    Re: About handheld gamey things....?

    I've been kicking around the idea of getting an original PSP - they do emulation to a point and with a bit of MESSING ABOUT you can run pretty much any PS1 game on them. Some going on eBay refurbed for less than £20.

    If you don't mind the tinkering and aren't too fussed about having a "current gen" system, might be worth a punt? Only thing putting me off is the single analog and (I think) only 2 shoulder buttons.

  2. #18
    RGB Champion Ttaskmaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Reading, UK
    Posts
    4,306
    Thanks
    139
    Thanked
    460 times in 383 posts
    • Ttaskmaster's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X99-PRO
      • CPU:
      • i7 5960X o/c to 4.summat
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair DDR4 somethingorother
      • Storage:
      • Samsung Evo 120GB and Seagate Baracuda 2TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte G1 GTX980Ti
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 1000W
      • Case:
      • Phankecks Enthoo Luxe perspex window
      • Operating System:
      • Win10 64 Home
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer Predator XB270HU 1440 IPS GSync
      • Internet:
      • BT 0.7Mbps 'In The Sticks' version

    Re: About handheld gamey things....?

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    tbh I don't really see why you'd choose a GBA-SP over a DS Lite
    Why would I choose a DS over a GPD Win 2.... why would I choose that over an MSI GT83 gaming laptop....

    Nah, I just liked the idea of the SP's pocket size and it was intended to be a cheap test of how much I'd use portable gaming. The smaller it is, the more likely I'd take it with and use it.... plus the silver one looks like a tricorder off Star Trek!!!

    Once you get into the DS family, there are several different versions, so it seems a toss-up of which features would be worth it... I kinda hate the idea of a big DS Lite form-factor with such small screens.... and so begins the feature creep!

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    given the DS Lite will play all the GBA games as well as the DS ones.
    But not GB or GBC games...?

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Plus afaict you'll pay more for a GBA SP than for a DS Lite.
    Yeah, that's the kick in the crotch, innit!!

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Sounds a lot like the real choice is DS Lite vs 3DS-XL, based on what you're currently considering...
    I'm kinda thinking, if I want something the size of a Psion it's worth getting as many bells and whistles as possible. Of course, this is without considering any SEGA games I might enjoy, so it might be an Android platform of similar form factor would be the better option - I assume Emulators and roms is a no-no, though? It's that backwards compatability question, really.

    Starting to remember why I started PC gaming instead of going console!!

  3. #19
    Bows out! CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hopefully somewhere less backstabby
    Posts
    28,789
    Thanks
    3,203
    Thanked
    4,454 times in 3,440 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: About handheld gamey things....?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I'm kinda thinking, if I want something the size of a Psion it's worth getting as many bells and whistles as possible. Of course, this is without considering any SEGA games I might enjoy, so it might be an Android platform of similar form factor would be the better option - I assume discussion of Emulators and roms is a no-no, though?
    That Sega Mega drive portable can load more games via an SD card.


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

  4. #20
    Bows out! CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hopefully somewhere less backstabby
    Posts
    28,789
    Thanks
    3,203
    Thanked
    4,454 times in 3,440 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: About handheld gamey things....?

    Repeat post.


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

  5. #21
    Big, Mean and Ugly! circuitmonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    889
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked
    91 times in 85 posts
    • circuitmonkey's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8H61-M PRO
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i3 2100T
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz XMS3
      • Storage:
      • 320GB WD Caviar Balck + 1TB Samsung EcoGreen F2 + 1TB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 750Ti
      • PSU:
      • Corsair CX430M
      • Case:
      • NZXT M59
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro (64bit), Vista business (64 bit), XP Pro (32bit), Ubuntu (64 bit)
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" FHD + 2X 19"1280 x 1024
      • Internet:
      • BT Fibre broadband

    Re: About handheld gamey things....?

    I was considering a GDP XD Plus but decided my phones hardware was actually better, and I already owned it.
    So bought a 8Bitdo N30 PRO Bluetooth Gamepad
    And the phone holder
    And along with RetorArch android application I now have a mini console with me at all times, really couldn't be happier and for less than £40

  6. #22
    root Member DanceswithUnix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    In the middle of a core dump
    Posts
    9,271
    Thanks
    440
    Thanked
    940 times in 801 posts
    • DanceswithUnix's system
      • Motherboard:
      • M5A-97 EVO R2.0
      • CPU:
      • FX-8350
      • Memory:
      • 16GB ECC 1333
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Linux, 1TB Games (Win 10)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus Strix RX Vega 56
      • PSU:
      • 650W Corsair TX
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Fedora 28 + Win 10 Pro 64 (yuk)
      • Monitor(s):
      • Benq XL2730Z 1440p + Samsung 2343BW 2048x1152
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb/20Mb VDSL

    Re: About handheld gamey things....?

    Note you need a really old DS if you want to plug GBA cartridges into it. That's a feature no-one in our family has ever wanted to use, I would say 3DS is a minimum.

  7. #23
    Now 100% Apple free cheesemp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Near the New forest
    Posts
    2,189
    Thanks
    144
    Thanked
    140 times in 97 posts
    • cheesemp's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z77-D3H
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 3570k @ 4.2
      • Memory:
      • 16gb Crucial Ballastix Elite DDR3 @1866
      • Storage:
      • 64Gb M4 + 240Gb arc100 + 2x500Gb HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • RX 480 8Gb Nitro+ OC
      • PSU:
      • Antec 650W Semi modular
      • Case:
      • NZXT Source S340 Mid Tower
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 32" QHD AOC Q3279VWF
      • Internet:
      • FTTC ~30Mb

    Re: About handheld gamey things....?

    Personally I've tried:
    PS Vita,
    DSi
    3DS-XL
    Phone with Controller running version emulators
    Switch

    Only one I've stuck with is the Switch. I know its large but the big screen, instant on and resume (I know 3ds had this but screen was just to poor) and better quality games made it worth it for me. Its worth the size! Already put more hours into the switch than the other systems combined...

    Playing Zelda or Mario: Odyessy in bed is a great feeling!
    Trust

    Laptop : Lenovo G505s A8-5550m 8Gb 240Gb SSD Radeon HD 8550G + Radeon HD 8570M dual graphics

  8. #24
    RGB Champion Ttaskmaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Reading, UK
    Posts
    4,306
    Thanks
    139
    Thanked
    460 times in 383 posts
    • Ttaskmaster's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X99-PRO
      • CPU:
      • i7 5960X o/c to 4.summat
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair DDR4 somethingorother
      • Storage:
      • Samsung Evo 120GB and Seagate Baracuda 2TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte G1 GTX980Ti
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 1000W
      • Case:
      • Phankecks Enthoo Luxe perspex window
      • Operating System:
      • Win10 64 Home
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer Predator XB270HU 1440 IPS GSync
      • Internet:
      • BT 0.7Mbps 'In The Sticks' version

    Re: About handheld gamey things....?

    Quote Originally Posted by circuitmonkey View Post
    I now have a mini console with me at all times, really couldn't be happier and for less than £40
    That's exactly the sort of bulky, bulgy, tacked-together awkwardness I'm looking to avoid.
    It needs to fit my pocket.

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Its worth the size!
    It could make the tea, organise my finances, walk the dog and do all the laundry... It still won't fit my pocket.

  9. #25
    Oh Crumbs.... Biscuit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    N. Yorkshire
    Posts
    11,192
    Thanks
    1,392
    Thanked
    1,091 times in 833 posts
    • Biscuit's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI B450M Mortar
      • CPU:
      • AMD 2700X (Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3)
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Patriot Viper 2 @ 3466MHz
      • Storage:
      • 500GB WD Black
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic Focus Gold 750W
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-V359
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity 80/20

    Re: About handheld gamey things....?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    And also size, if not weight too... No deal.
    Switch is off the cards until it fits in my pocket!
    Get bigger pockets... totally worth it

    Love my switch

  10. #26
    RGB Champion Ttaskmaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Reading, UK
    Posts
    4,306
    Thanks
    139
    Thanked
    460 times in 383 posts
    • Ttaskmaster's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X99-PRO
      • CPU:
      • i7 5960X o/c to 4.summat
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair DDR4 somethingorother
      • Storage:
      • Samsung Evo 120GB and Seagate Baracuda 2TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte G1 GTX980Ti
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 1000W
      • Case:
      • Phankecks Enthoo Luxe perspex window
      • Operating System:
      • Win10 64 Home
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer Predator XB270HU 1440 IPS GSync
      • Internet:
      • BT 0.7Mbps 'In The Sticks' version

    Re: About handheld gamey things....?

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Get bigger pockets... totally worth it
    Until I break the big expensive sheet of glass... Tasky breaks things like that!!
    Like I said - Clamshell.

    But for that kind of size, I'm back in the realms of the GPD again!

  11. #27
    root Member DanceswithUnix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    In the middle of a core dump
    Posts
    9,271
    Thanks
    440
    Thanked
    940 times in 801 posts
    • DanceswithUnix's system
      • Motherboard:
      • M5A-97 EVO R2.0
      • CPU:
      • FX-8350
      • Memory:
      • 16GB ECC 1333
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Linux, 1TB Games (Win 10)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus Strix RX Vega 56
      • PSU:
      • 650W Corsair TX
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Fedora 28 + Win 10 Pro 64 (yuk)
      • Monitor(s):
      • Benq XL2730Z 1440p + Samsung 2343BW 2048x1152
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb/20Mb VDSL

    Re: About handheld gamey things....?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    That's exactly the sort of bulky, bulgy, tacked-together awkwardness I'm looking to avoid.
    It needs to fit my pocket.
    Sounds like my problem with this sort of thing. I have space for one device in my pocket, for me to carry something else it has to be more useful than my phone to displace it. Given how much a modern phone can do, that isn't likely.

  12. #28
    Not a good person scaryjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    14,860
    Thanks
    1,170
    Thanked
    2,181 times in 1,804 posts
    • scaryjim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • HP Pavilion
      • CPU:
      • A10 4600M
      • Memory:
      • 2x 4GB DDR3-1600 SODIMM
      • Storage:
      • 1TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon HD7660G (IGP)
      • PSU:
      • Battery/HP 19v brick
      • Case:
      • HP Pavilion G6
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 15" 1366x768 laptop panel

    Re: About handheld gamey things....?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Note you need a really old DS if you want to plug GBA cartridges into it. That's a feature no-one in our family has ever wanted to use ...
    DS Lite was the last one to carry the feature over (iirc), and I had a fair few GBA games that I played on mine (including some that I bought specifically to play on the DS), but I'll happily admit that it'd be a niche requirement nowadays.

    I play a lot of GBA games on my Android console, but to repurchase them all on cartridges to stick in a DS Lite would be rather expensive (if I could even find them). It's definitely a shame that there aren't more options in the market; android + controller works really well. If you can cope with the older specs what about a second-hand Xperia Play?

  13. Received thanks from:

    Ttaskmaster (06-07-2018)

  14. #29
    RGB Champion Ttaskmaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Reading, UK
    Posts
    4,306
    Thanks
    139
    Thanked
    460 times in 383 posts
    • Ttaskmaster's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X99-PRO
      • CPU:
      • i7 5960X o/c to 4.summat
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair DDR4 somethingorother
      • Storage:
      • Samsung Evo 120GB and Seagate Baracuda 2TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte G1 GTX980Ti
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 1000W
      • Case:
      • Phankecks Enthoo Luxe perspex window
      • Operating System:
      • Win10 64 Home
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer Predator XB270HU 1440 IPS GSync
      • Internet:
      • BT 0.7Mbps 'In The Sticks' version

    Re: About handheld gamey things....?

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    I had a fair few GBA games that I played on mine (including some that I bought specifically to play on the DS), but I'll happily admit that it'd be a niche requirement nowadays.
    It's a potential requirement... I'm currently 'trying out' some GBA games, to see how many I'll actually play.
    A lot comes down to whether I'll even enjoy enough games (on any platform) to justify buying one... hence looking to start cheap-ish.

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    I play a lot of GBA games on my Android console
    Is there.... istheristheristhere..... a clamshell-style Andy console that you'd recommend?

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    If you can cope with the older specs what about a second-hand Xperia Play?
    If it can run enough stuff and feels good in the hand, I'd not be averse.
    Not many around in good nick for reasonable money, though and Andy 2.3 might preclude a lot of the software/Apps I'd otherwise need.

    Given how many times someone has tried this form-factor and failed (PGS, anyone?), I'd say there is a market for combination console-smartphones... they just need to be done well enough to take off.

  15. #30
    RGB Champion Ttaskmaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Reading, UK
    Posts
    4,306
    Thanks
    139
    Thanked
    460 times in 383 posts
    • Ttaskmaster's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X99-PRO
      • CPU:
      • i7 5960X o/c to 4.summat
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair DDR4 somethingorother
      • Storage:
      • Samsung Evo 120GB and Seagate Baracuda 2TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte G1 GTX980Ti
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 1000W
      • Case:
      • Phankecks Enthoo Luxe perspex window
      • Operating System:
      • Win10 64 Home
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer Predator XB270HU 1440 IPS GSync
      • Internet:
      • BT 0.7Mbps 'In The Sticks' version

    Re: About handheld gamey things....?

    Well, I ended up getting both an SP and a DS Lite... at £35 for both devices, each in black, and including the chargers, 12v car adapters and a couple of games, I couldn't really argue.

    Just got to figure out how to upgrade the SP's really dark AGS001 screen to an AGS101... Loads of tutorials for the GBA, but nothing really covering the SP without doing the full-on BennVenn mod!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •