Albatross Revue take a look at Sony and Nintendo's current heandhelds and tell them no thanks I have a smartphone
That's like looking at a very good car for a generous price and saying "no thanks, I have feet".
haha funny! eat my bubble.
"I've got a very good car for you." "No thanks, I have feet."
Some people walk and drive at the same time..
I hate articles like this. This sorta crap is why I hate gaming journalism. The sad, sad irony is that this attitude (smartphones are good enough. no need for a handheld) is the exact OPPOSITE of how people treated the Wii. Imagine if some gamer was like "Dual analog sticks? HD graphics? Awesome hardcore franchises? Nah, I have a Wii! Now, excuse me while I go play Elebits", they would have been LAUGHED OFF THE INTERNET. Yet, when it comes to handheld gaming, apparently "gamers" are perfectly fine accepting a vastly inferior product for their gaming needs. Hah.
doesn't it just make you long for that future to arrive sooner rather than later.
did he just diss all gamers?
The Binding of Isaac is a PC game not a mobile game, and i think Nintendo is trying to get that game for the 3DS...
Er, great. There's ton of stuff I have no interest in either, but I don't go out of my way to write about it.
i buy 3ds and vita because i like them i'm a gamer the hadhelds looks nice with nice games..if i want a iphone i'll buy one..for a *DIFFERENT* use.. handhelds are made for gaming, i'm a gamer..take my money sony and nintendo this is what i want, if i want to play boring games with no purpose i'll log on facebook. and hey apple i have a phone allready..it cost me 30 bucks and i can make calls with it..thats what u use a phone for! i'll by handhelds for my good gaming experiences..get lost stupid writers oh and get lost apple for making my head itch.
blah blah blah no real gamer games on a phone or tablet without buttons. these articles piss me off; it's like they're trying to brain wash us into thinking handhelds are dead.
Michael Pachter, is that you? ……...... I own an iPad and iPhone and angry birds and infinity blade don't satisfy my gaming needs. My 3DS and all 3 consoles and PC do however, and I may just buy a vita too. This article is obviously just his opinion, but his opinion sounds like Michael Pachter trolling about how "handheld gaming is dead"
To this article i say no thanks to gaming on smartphone/tablets without real physical controls, horrible battery life, and low quality finger poking/swiping games. My phone is for texting, making calls, and browsing the web when bored. the only so called game its good for is words with friends nothing more. i will gladly spend my hard earned $250 for a machine that will give me the core gaming experience Im looking for.
I cant remember the last time I read such a blatent troll article @ some of you. Even michael patcher isnt saying dedicated handhelds will die. The 3ds is outpacing every handheld thats ever been made ( and some consoles too). Its on the 100 mil pace. So what exactly is mobile changing? nothing. Just a new place for really bad "games"
The problem is, no major effort is put into mobile games to make them anything more than high ROI projects. This is why I still say the smart phones will only hold the casual market. Games like Infinity Blade are not ventures into the hardcore realm like people think it is. It's a game that teeters on the fence between hardcore and casual, as it is still a game that can be played mindlessly. The graphics are nice, but people also don't realize that the lighting is baked, any post-processing effects are pre-rendered, and they limit camera angles. There are many limitations to the hardware that a handheld like the vita just doesn't have.
Yay! Another tech hipster who thinks that his preference for games should be MY preference for games! The future is clearly a device that can do lots of things poorly rather than one thing really well! This is clearly a troll article but it does do an excellent job of revealing how incredibly short-sighted and un-empathetic the pro-smart phone/anti-dedicated handheld crowd is to people who aren't them. Let me summarize their argument: "I love my smart phone! Since I love it, it must be what is best for others too!" And they ignore the huge issues mentioned by other posters above (battery, controls, superficiality etc.)
And i dont want to hold the authors wiener either. LOL Seriously if your a casual smartphones are good enough. But if your a core gamer smartphones wont cut it at all. And the number one reason for this is because the core want good controls and high budget games. Something that smartphones don't provide (only some provide decent controls).
Nobody should take the article seriously as it lacks depth, evidence and analyses. It is an amateurish effort at best. It is behind the times, as it failed to mention the recent renaissance of the 3DS and its multi million selling recent titles.
Okay, i`ll be enjoying Kingdom hearts dream drop distance and Uncharted Golden Abyss on the go, while this guy is clinging to his fucking angry birds. Bottom line is Gamers want proper games, not some sucky pick up and play game where you`re a ninja chopping water melons by flicking your finger on the screen. He can keep his Iphone, the gaming community is better off without this guy anyway
Watch your language lol remember we on a gaming website don't take it seriously.
'Gamers' are irrelevant. Not a big enough market, for handheld purposes. The Wii has demonstrated very capably that non-gamers are a far bigger market, and that's the one the likes of Angry Birds cater to. I expect handhelds to vanish because they're not financially sustainable anymore. I hope I'm wrong, as I was about the death of Nintendo.
"I anticipated Nintendo’s demise even as I sat at my N64, and became convinced of it once I got my hands on a Gamecube. Yet they’re still kicking, and their Wii is everywhere. It’s never a foregone conclusion" Looks like someone is mad nintendo still around.
I am an Oldschool gamer and i don't have "any" Handhelds .. Does this mean that I am not a "Gamer" ?
I approve of the inverted commas around 'gamer' there. Personally I don't like the term, but sometimes I use it for convenience. I don't think there's such a thing as 'a gamer', just people who sometimes play games.
I think he has a point. To a certain extent the current handhelds are gaming devices for hardcore games, well vita anyway, while smartphones fill that casual niche GameBoy stood in. Should have looked at the Experia Play though.
let me see should i stick with 3ds cause i just got super mario 3d land,mario kart 7,dead or alive dimensions,and february 7 i will have resident evil and then february 14 tekken 3d prime edition with tekken:blood vengeance 3d movie!! or should i get an iphone or ipad to play anger birds or infinite blade hmmm thats tough!!!!lol and sony fans have and incredible handheld coming in february with great exclusive games should they get vita or and iphone for there gaming needs??!!lol this is a joke we have the best two handhelds ever out and we should buy a phone instead of them??this guy is a asshole and not a gamer so he should not talk about gamer stuff!he should get the sand out of his vagina and go cry about something else!!and 3ds sold 4 million in the usa faster then wii so this asshole is already behind with his trash talk!!!
"this guy is a asshole and not a gamer so he should not talk about gamer stuff!" 'Asshole' is possible and has been argued many times, but I've been gaming regularly since 1986 and at last count owned 18 consoles (including half a dozen handhelds), so I think I've got that covered. I'm not saying smartphones are better gaming platforms than handheld consoles. Personally I much prefer playing games on proper handhelds (perhaps because I'm *gasp* a 'gamer'?). But Sony and Nintendo are capitalist corporations. They're in for profit, not for art or to make you happy. The rise of the smartphone is making dedicated handheld gaming devices not financially viable. Have you looked at the figures for the 3DS? Not how many units it's sold, but how much profit it makes? It's not pretty.
Oh boy, another doom and gloom article. The 3DS is doing just fine, and its place in the market is completely justifiable. Naturally the market for dedicated handheld gaming devices has, and will continue to shrink but not to the point that these devices won't find success. There is just so many flaws in this article, too many unmentioned factors which will keep Nintendo's handheld from failing, even in the midst of what is nothing short of a technological revolution regarding the adoption rate of smartphones and the dizzying speed at which they have been progressing. It's far too easy to get trapped into thinking that smartphones will kill every other device out there from cameras to gps units to dedicated gaming devices. One day that may happen, but it sure as hell isn't going to happen during this generation of handhelds.
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