Handheld Gaming = more, Mobile Gaming = Less

 

As far as handheld gaming, actually a little more than past generations.   I don’t know why, but when I was a kid, the handheld would get hours upon hours of play in my room or just laying randomly around the house.   I just thought it was so cool, especially on the Gamegear that you could take almost-Genesis type games and then go anywhere with them.   I guess why I feel out of games for the most part was due to going backwards when the Gamegear died and then eventually picked up the Gameboy color.   I mean 4 years later and this machine by Nintendo was inferior to a console that I had 4 years earlier.    Yes, the battery life was better, but still no backlight just sucked.

Well now the GBA came along and games for that were amazing to say the least.   So, 2002-ish if any of you remember the afterburner kit for the GBA, it was a hardware mod where you could put your own backlighting into your GBA and then you could play that thing anywhere.   So I was super hardcore with this and I even installed a toggle switch for a off, lowlight, and full-lit mode because it did draw some extra battery life, but it was so worth it.   That is when I got into handheld gaming game again, and between some truly awesome games for the PSP and that classics now on the DS, I play handheld games usually more than consoles now being in college and it being so hard to sit down and flip on my Playstation 3 even for an hour or two.

The mobile gaming scene, I just don’t think games are there for the iPhone, blackberry, smartphones in general.  I mean I use a phone to communicate primary. I do have some music and a few podcasts that I put on my Blackberry, but it is not usually a huge draw on battery life and is for those just in case times when you didn’t bring the iPod cause you never thought you were going to need it, but now you do have some downtime.   But when I want to listen to music, I have a 80gig iPod to carry all my music around.   Now, if I want to play games, the DS or PSP comes with.   And as always, the phone is on me.   It is too hard on the iPhone to play games with no buttons.   I have bought a few for my sisters and play with that every once and again but it is just not something I can see myself investing in anytime soon for that kind of limited experience.   There is a high barrier of cost, games kill the battery on the iPhones which would be a device that I would tend to want to keep my battery life up on incase I do have to make a long call I did not expect or something.

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Posted by WickedCobra03

 

As far as handheld gaming, actually a little more than past generations.   I don’t know why, but when I was a kid, the handheld would get hours upon hours of play in my room or just laying randomly around the house.   I just thought it was so cool, especially on the Gamegear that you could take almost-Genesis type games and then go anywhere with them.   I guess why I feel out of games for the most part was due to going backwards when the Gamegear died and then eventually picked up the Gameboy color.   I mean 4 years later and this machine by Nintendo was inferior to a console that I had 4 years earlier.    Yes, the battery life was better, but still no backlight just sucked.

Well now the GBA came along and games for that were amazing to say the least.   So, 2002-ish if any of you remember the afterburner kit for the GBA, it was a hardware mod where you could put your own backlighting into your GBA and then you could play that thing anywhere.   So I was super hardcore with this and I even installed a toggle switch for a off, lowlight, and full-lit mode because it did draw some extra battery life, but it was so worth it.   That is when I got into handheld gaming game again, and between some truly awesome games for the PSP and that classics now on the DS, I play handheld games usually more than consoles now being in college and it being so hard to sit down and flip on my Playstation 3 even for an hour or two.

The mobile gaming scene, I just don’t think games are there for the iPhone, blackberry, smartphones in general.  I mean I use a phone to communicate primary. I do have some music and a few podcasts that I put on my Blackberry, but it is not usually a huge draw on battery life and is for those just in case times when you didn’t bring the iPod cause you never thought you were going to need it, but now you do have some downtime.   But when I want to listen to music, I have a 80gig iPod to carry all my music around.   Now, if I want to play games, the DS or PSP comes with.   And as always, the phone is on me.   It is too hard on the iPhone to play games with no buttons.   I have bought a few for my sisters and play with that every once and again but it is just not something I can see myself investing in anytime soon for that kind of limited experience.   There is a high barrier of cost, games kill the battery on the iPhones which would be a device that I would tend to want to keep my battery life up on incase I do have to make a long call I did not expect or something.