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Submitted by NYC_Gamer 596d ago | preview

IGN-Archos GamePad Gaming Handheld Hands-on

IGN:Though the Razer Edge and Nvidia Project Shield took a lot of the portable gaming spotlight this week at CES, Archos showed off its Android handheld, the GamePad. Introduced in August and already available in Europe, the GamePad is an Android 4.1-based device with a 7-inch display and traditional analog thumbpads, action and shoulder buttons, and a d-pad. What's most compelling about the GamePad, however, is its price. When it makes its North American debut in March, the GamePad will be priced at just $169.99, besting the competition in terms of affordability. But can it compete with regards to performance and user experience? I went hands-on at CES to find out. (Archos, Tech)

MultiConsoleGamer  +   596d ago
Hideous!

But it also has a lot of potential.
guitarded77  +   595d ago
I keep seeing these Android gaming devices in articles, but what games are there to sell the systems? The hardware is interesting, but without software worth using, I see no potential.
Blank  +   595d ago
Excellent comment you deserve *props* for such a great observation I mean im sure android has its gems but they I dont think all these companies should go in at it all at once little by little im catching to what phil harrison said in an article earlier I hope these really donr their homework and also realize just how many manufacturers are jumping on the bandwagon for android mobile game handhelds im no expert but these devices better have a damn good use aside gaming
Broburger  +   595d ago
Nice, but without palm grips = hand cramps
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360ICE  +   595d ago
and hand cramps could lead to dancing.
miyamoto  +   595d ago
Sic Parvis Magna
Great Things Start from Small Beginnings.
- Drake

All I see is that Android is spreading video gaming to the masses at a very sky rocketing pace.

Like Jack Tretton said he does not see mobile gaming as a threat to traditional gaming but a complement.

It help small upstart developers make games.
It helps young gamers get introduced to video games entertainment.

Both game makers and gamers mature through time and look into more deeper and immersing gaming experiences found on consoles and pc.

With a free OS and inexpensive games Android is the perfect entry level in video gaming today.

So there you go. That is why software and hardware makers are flocking to Android.

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