Thursday, October 02, 2008

Without an i ... you die !!

Joystiq's staff has been very quick to put out a comparison of all three latest portable machines to play games on:

DSi Vs. PSP-3000 Vs. iPhone.

So we sort of salute Nintendo's newest variant of their eponymous handheld console, now sporting the most trendy i like some sexy tail.

I couldn't care less about slightly bigger screens, which, amusingly, GamesIndustry reported that they would be slightly larger, at 3.25 inch, which is the size of the DS tank's screens.
I couldn't care less about those screens since the dual screen is the most retarded thing this console boasts.
I couldn't salivate to the addition of two cameras (3 and 0.3 MegaPX, this will be as useful as the microphone!).

But there's that online store system coming in, the DSi Shop, which is an obvious reply to Apple's App Store and Sony's PS Store.

I'm still waiting for Sony to add something meaningful to their handheld.

All it can do for the moment is bring a couple of exclusives, which will artificially keep the PSP alive.
Artificially because it doesn't offer anything that different from other consoles, aside from games. That's kinda poor when the console was supposed to be much more.

Besides, opponents have superior complete formulas to offer now.

Sony's attempt at boosting PSP sales is the PSP-3000, which only raised eyebrows a few weeks ago when it was presented, with its new TV output, Spyke friendly microphone and two new exciting colours, Pearl White and Mystic Silver (too bad, I craved a Bloody Red).
Again, what about a touchscreen? Nothing.
There's support for the GPS.
Huh, it's not like there are a thousand exciting games to make using the GPS.

- Where are you?
- I'm here, two stations away from the café!
- Hey! It's true, I can stalk y... I can see you! That's such immense fuuun!!1!

In Japan, kids gather and sit, playing Monster Hunter 2 (a repetitive boring game about mob slashing). They don't walk separate ways with their PSPs and play online. That's precisely why it didn't keep people's attention when the new console was presented. They're not so hot on the online thing that lets thousands of cunts badmouth other players on servers.

Most amusing with the DSi is the addition of the new memory stick slot. Surely, Nintendo must have also put a hardware slot-protection against the R4 in the process... never mind, it won't stand long enough, and people will start to crack the firmware to launch games from the sticks, like it's done on the PSP.
Say goodbye to the GBA slot. An issue if you planned playing GBA games legally... unless, he he he, you're going to pay for them again on the DSi Shop. Beware the price.

I'm seriously thinking about adding an i particle to my name.

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