“Got game?” This would likely be the question I’d first ask Russel after meeting him (if this was to come about, of course). I say this as he has been making a concerted effort to get his hands on everything to do with mobile gaming.
I may not be a mobile and portable gaming expert, but I can tell you that I probably have more hands on experience than most people. Since the beginning of the year, Iíve been plowing much of my blog advertising revenue into mobile gaming so I can really grok the whole space better. Last night I finally picked up a Gameboy Micro and pretty much completed my collection for the year. (Well, I shouldnít say that too quickly, thereís still the Linux-based GP2X and the GPS enabled Gizmondo, but both are incredibly niche devices so I doubt Iíll be buying either.) I decided to take the pic above and give some general thoughts.
First is about the Gameboy Micro. Itís pretty damn amazing, I have to say. The physical size is the same as the Nokia 6680, but itís a little lighter. The screen is definitely tiny – tinier than most cell phone screens laid on the side, actually – but because of its 240◊160 pixel resolution and incredible brightness, it looks just incredible. If only Nokia had gone sideways with their N-Gage! Because itís more compact, it has the effect of making the somewhat pixellated GBA Games really look totally modern and new. I questioned the screen size when I first saw the news of the micro, but the brightness and resolution make a *huge* difference. This will be my main GBA game machine from now on as itís actually more comfortable to play on than the GBA SP or the DS because itís so lightweight. [Read the rest]