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Submitted by Jourdy288 1424d ago | opinion piece

You Should Care About the Wikipad 3D Because it Could Be the Future of Handhelds

BNR: You've probably been hearing that the iPad is the future of gaming- well that's not true. If everything goes right, it'll more likely be the Wikipad. (3DS, Android, iPad, Next-Gen, PS Vita, Tag Invalid)

THILLREBORN  +   1424d ago
It sounds interesting but the handheld market is crazy fierce thanks to smart phones.
MastaMold  +   1424d ago
smart phones are handhelds now get fhe F out of here! PS Vita is the future
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Jourdy288  +   1424d ago
I'd definitely say the market is pretty crazy due to smartphones and such, but at the end of the day, dedicated hardware will win out. There's only so much you can do without buttons.
schlanz  +   1424d ago
and what happens when (in the future) we have an Xperia Play device that isn't half-assed and has the same kind of developer and marketing support as dedicated hardware
BitbyDeath  +   1423d ago
@sclanz, will these future devices have sticks and buttons or will they only be controlled via a touch screen?
jujubee88  +   1424d ago
It sure is silly what these silicon and plastic things drive people to do.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1424d ago
Same here

And I'm not even close to joking.
Tapioca Cold  +   1424d ago
Author - "it’s pretty nifty showing one’s parents various images captured throughout the day on the living room television"

You live with your parents?

hikarux3  +   1424d ago
what wrong with living with parent?
Jourdy288  +   1424d ago
Not a fail when the author is young ;)
xursz  +   1424d ago
I think I'll stick with the Vita for my gaming handheld.
tarbis  +   1424d ago
And they say ps vita is not portable enough to put in your pockets. What do you have to say about wikipad? You got one hell of a pocket to put that in while you can't put in a ps vita? LOL!
caseh  +   1424d ago
'It’s going to cost $199 USD and I suspect it’ll be the most affordable (not to mention powerful) tablet on the market.'

Very big assumption to be making at that price, some kind of spec sheet to back it up would help.
Wintersun616  +   1424d ago
Lol! No...

That looks like one of those toy laptops for kids, except it's a tablet. It probably has some black-and-white 2D games that don't even use all those buttons, and a drawing app.
murkster-dubez  +   1424d ago
This is almost vapour-ware no confirmation on what processor it has inside, there's loads of Chinese made hardware with gaming controls that run android games, this is nothing new.
ozstar  +   1424d ago
didn't read lol

What the hell is that article about?
Jourdy288  +   1424d ago
It's about the Wikipad, an upcoming tablet that's built for gaming- I, the author, have actually been chatting with the company making it. They're actually planning on a $199 price point and they want the Wikipad to have (very) high specs.
fear88  +   1424d ago
This will end up like the Pandora handheld.
Tidybrutes  +   1424d ago
LOL - It looks like it has a PS Vita D Pad and Xbox buttons... this in my opinion will fly under the general public's radar
Hicken  +   1424d ago
I doubt highly that it will.

It has no console maker backing it, which means no exclusive games. No Halo, no God of War, no Mario. Unless the OS is open enough for emulators, but those don't even count as actual games.

Just looking at that concept, it's a mix of other things: the d-pad and analogs off the Vita, the buttons from 360 controllers, etc. That, in and of itself, will be off-putting.

People complain about the size of the Vita, which is admittedly large for the standard pocket. THIS thing would need a backpack or, if you're brave enough, a man-purse.

It could very well turn out to be a great tablet, but I doubt it'll be much more of a gaming device than the likes of the iPad and others.
Jourdy288  +   1424d ago
Well, I certainly think it'll be a better gaming device than the iPad- not necessarily a more popular one, though.
murkster-dubez  +   1423d ago
Why are you pushing this device so much? Its a thick tablet with a controller. You could buy a controller for any tablet and I can almost guarantee the ipad has more graphics power than this rubbish.
Sithlord-Gamble  +   1423d ago
Darn Double Post
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Sithlord-Gamble  +   1423d ago
OMG ... Jourdy with his BULLS*** again.

Didnt u learn ur lesson the last time u posted this stupid article???

I remember u pissing off alot of people and u got ur a** handed to u with so many disagrees that u changed ur tune and added an update note.

Here ill repost my response to u last time u wrote this stupid, idiotic article just to refresh your memory ...

"Sithlord-Gamble + 12d ago

Dear Author -

You sir, are a f****** idiot!

Sincerely, REAL gamers

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Jourdy288 + 12d ago
...Harsh. Seriously, I think the Wikipad 3D is a better system. I never said it'd outsell the Vita. I just feel more comfortable knowing that with the Wikipad, I don't need to worry about getting overcharged for games that came out years ago. Is it perfect? No. The Android Marketplace is flooded with crap. But can it be better than the Vita? In some ways, yes. Did you read the article, or just the title? Also, you have no place claiming that I, the author, am not a real gamer.

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Sithlord-Gamble + 12d ago
Oh i read the article, and like alot of others here, i thought it was a complete joke, crap ass article.

To even remotely suggest that any .99 game is quality enough to compete with a dedicated gaming library of the vita (or anyother dedicated handheld) is just idiotic and to suggest that a handheld built for cellphone games that could even remotely take on sony or nintendo is laughable at best.

U sir do real gamers an injustice to even entertain or cheer on something like that. Furthermore, its people like u that add to the whole mobile vs handheld nonsense, and for you to wish a product like this to be made and further the decline of hardcore gaming is disgusting.

NOTHING in android/apple market can compare to even the worst game on a console/handheld.

So before u get defensive about peoples comments, stop urself next time u wanna make a stupid comment like "seriously, i think the wikipad 3d is a better system" ... someone that makes statements like that in defense of a casual mobile handheld is NOT a real gamer. Sorry if that makes u butthurt.

U can go play angry birds with ur wife. The hardcore real gamers along with myself will happily pay and enjoy games like uncharted and gravity rush.

Let me know when android games even come close that kind of pedigree. Jackass.

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Give it a rest and Go back to ur damn hole. This thing will FLOP just like Ngage and everyother dumb device that tries to enter the dedicated market against the big 3.

And everytime u post stupid articles like this, the more u make urself look like an idiot. Get off app gamings nutz ... jeez.
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Jourdy288  +   1423d ago
You're quite foolish, you know that?

Did you even read the article? This device is where "hardcore" gaming might wind up, and you know what? I'm fine with that. If devices with buttons, *REAL BUTTONS* wind up overtaking the iPad, that's a score.
Listen. I don't want to argue with you. I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings- I know you're awfully sensitive, and your spelling quite clearly indicates that you're suffering some great emotional distress or other disabling factor. However, there are real games, good games on Android, and I believe that the Wikipad 3D can help move the Android gaming scene along.
I'm not here for a fight. I'm just here with my opinion- and what I believe is going to be best.

And just for the record, I am a "real" gamer.
You ever play The Neverhood? Earthworm Jim? Alright then.

There's no reason to be throwing around insults.
And just for the record, insulting "app gamings" is really stupid. There are games I've played on mobile devices that rival full-blown console/PC tiles.
So is it guaranteed to be the future? No. But if it is, I want a future with proper controls, OK?
Have a nice day.

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