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forest-spirit said:
I have to say that the idea of buying an iPhone X only to turn it into a gameboy is pretty tempting.

Finally the iPhone X is good for something. =P



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It won't be authentic unless you can't see shit on the screen unless there's just the right amount of lighting cast on it. Too much or too little = RIP



Hiku said:

It won't be authentic unless you can't see shit on the screen unless there's just the right amount of lighting cast on it. Too much or too little = RIP

What's this about shitting on the screen? O_o



snyps said:
Good I hate touch screen phone game controls

Nintendo's "solution" won't be much better. The case buttons seem to press on predefined areas of the touchscreen beneath. That will be imprecise and unresponsive as hell.

There are much better pad solutions via Bluetooth for smartphones and emulators that can use the full screen (or the screen area of your choice) for the game graphics.



Conina said:
snyps said:
Good I hate touch screen phone game controls

Nintendo's "solution" won't be much better. The case buttons seem to press on predefined areas of the touchscreen beneath. That will be imprecise and unresponsive as hell.

There are much better pad solutions via Bluetooth for smartphones and emulators that can use the full screen (or the screen area of your choice) for the game graphics.

How can you think that when it hasn't even been released yet?



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An educated guess. I tried similar solutions with button attachments on touchscreens and they were all bad.

And I know that I prefer emulated games to use the full screen (while keeping the correct aspect ratio) instead of only using a tiny fraction of the screen.



Pass. I rather have Nintendo make a Gameboy classic.

I can just imagine the annoyance of always having to put on/take off this Gameboy phone case every time you have to use your phone for messages and phone calls.



CaptainExplosion said:
Hiku said:

It won't be authentic unless you can't see shit on the screen unless there's just the right amount of lighting cast on it. Too much or too little = RIP

What's this about shitting on the screen? O_o

The original gameboy's screen was difficult to see in many situations. If it was too bright from sunlight, you'd essentially only see green. And back then screens had no backlit functions, so if it was too dark, you couldn't see anything.
Playing gameboy in a car at night you would be at the mercy of passing street lights to be able to see properly.

And when the battery got weak, the colors on the screen started to fade. 



Hiku said:
CaptainExplosion said:

What's this about shitting on the screen? O_o

The original gameboy's screen was difficult to see in many situations. If it was too bright from sunlight, you'd essentially only see green. And back then screens had no backlit functions, so if it was too dark, you couldn't see anything.
Playing gameboy in a car at night you would be at the mercy of passing street lights to be able to see properly.

And when the battery got weak, the colors on the screen started to fade. 

Ok, because at first it looked like you said "can't shit on the screen".



I would guess they did this to prevent other companies from doing it (though I’m pretty sure this has been done multiple times).

Either way, if I’m being optimistic, I would hope this means they’re going to actually release this as an official product, and finally start re-releasing some of their classic portable titles on smartphones. Just releasing all the Pokémon games from GB to GBA, for like $10 a pop each, would rake in billions for them overnight. It’s an untapped market, and I’m surprised Nintendo hasn’t capitalized on it yet.



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