Tag Archives: Handheld
The portable GameCube mod scene seems to really be picking up. A first timer by the name of Ashen has put together a stylish looking mod that he calls the “GameCube Fusion”. This white on white handheld runs GC games via SD cards and has an additional controller port for local two player action. The only two drawbacks we’ve spotted so far is the lack of a battery pack and the fact that it’s cooling fan makes it louder than an Xbox 360 launch unit. Detailed video after the break.
We’ve seen a ton of N64 portables, but this is a first. This handheld is the first we’ve seen that offers split-screen multiplayer, hence the dongle in the picture. We’re not too sure how practical this is, but nonetheless it is cool to watch. Hit the jump for some portable multiplayer action in: GoldenEye, Mario Kart, F-Zero, and of course Doom.
We’ve seen a lot of last gen and retro consoles modded into handheld form, but really haven’t seen anything in regards to the Nintendo GameCube. That all just changed, thanks to a dude by the name of Jonathan Shine. The CCube (Compact Cube) is built from a GameCube and an old answering machine case. Detailed video with gameplay after the break.
“It’s like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonder?” Well not really! If you’re looking at the picture and asking yourself, “what the heck is that thing?” This is, well was the Panasonic Jungle, it was announced a few months back and was supposed to take on the Nintendo dominated handheld market. The Jungle’s angle was to get MMO gaming away from the confines of the desktop and out on the go. This sounded like a decent concept, but in actuality the thing did look pretty cheap and Jungle is a cheesy name. It’s being said that Panasonic has halted production of the device, “due to a change in market conditions.” Really? Not much has changed, people just didn’t want this thing! Perhaps if we dig deep enough we’ll find one of these as a collector’s item on Ebay? Does anybody have Rob Dyrdek’s phone number? We think they gave him one of these things.
You know that new Japanese Nintendo 3DS that you just paid well over the retail price for on Ebay? Well just inside its first few days of release, it’s been torn bit by bit by some folks over at a site called Tech On! They’ve taken a really close look at the handheld’s 3D display, but the 3DS’ saga doesn’t end there. Almost as fast a you can root/hack an Android phone, this bad boy has been seen making nice with an R4 flash card. This gives the system the ability to run unauthorized DS games, which can potentially lead to region unlocking and possibly piracy. Hit the jump to see some of that good old R4 banned in many countries, you shouldn’t be doing that, Reggie Fils-Aime is gonna get you FUNK! Come on it’s not like “Wii” never seen a Nintendo product get hacked!
We’ve seen a PS2 crafted into handheld form before, but not as cosmetically pleasing as this. Built by a modder going by the name of “techknott” this slick piece of hardware has just about everything you’ll need, except one key piece of equipment, a battery pack. Yeah, apparently adding a rechargeable battery pack drastically increases the build price. Which makes us wanna leave a note to the benefactor, if you plan on spending money for a custom built gaming handheld, spare no expense! This reminds us of a Lamborghini without a set of brakes. Speaking of “breaks” a video is waiting immediately after.
If you were wondering why the NGP (PSP2) was announced so early and what Sony’s plans are for the future of portable gaming, than look no further. PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai sat down and shed a little light on what they’re up to. So before you go flood your local game store with reserve money, you might wanna see this.
After months of speculation, the Nintendo 3DS has an official stateside release date and price! Well if you read the title you already know, but just in case you missed it, the 3DS will hit retail March 27th for $250 and will be packaged with 2GB of memory and a charging cradle. In regards to titles you can expect to see: Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D, Madden, and Dead or Alive Dimensions. Nintendo plans on having more than 30 titles between launch and E3. There is also no official price point set for games just yet, but we expect to hear something soon. There will also be a Virtual Console for the new handheld. For those of you who claim to be surprised about the price point, please consider how much smartphones and PMPs are costing. The fact that this is a 3D handheld gaming platform which will also support 3D movies and photos, the price isn’t really that bad.
We’ve received word that the long awaited PSP2 will be officially unveiled at a Tokyo press event on January 27th. We’ve heard for quite some time that developers have been playing with unreleased hardware, but no confirmed images or video footage have surfaced. We don’t even have any official hardware specifications, but it’s been rumored that the handheld will feature: two analog sticks, touchscreen, rear and front facing cameras, 3G/4G connectivity, traditional PlayStation brand buttons, and a quad-core CPU. If things hold up, we should hear something from Sony soon. We didn’t expect them to let Nintendo increase their stranglehold on the handheld market by releasing an uncontested 3DS.
Nintendo’s 3DS was arguably the hottest item at last year’s E3. Hot enough to make people do anything, even steal! That appears to be the case. That snazzy picture above is of Yoshi and a hot 3DS stolen from a production factory in China. With all the horrific stuff we see about the conditions in these factories it makes us wonder how an alleged employee managed to pull this off? It gets even deeper, aside from taking some high-res pictures, the thief managed to get the thing on Youtube. Perhaps this was a case of a crook for hire? Take a look at the quick video of the soon to be released handheld that still doesn’t have a sales price here in the US.