Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community  

Go Back   Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community > Interests > Tilted Gaming


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-26-2005, 06:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
Psycho
 
Wingless's Avatar
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Mich, USA
Game Boy Micro: Where the hell is it?

Has anyone here actually seen one in person yet? It supposedly came out last week, although at my store we didn't get any shipped to us.
__________________
Tommy
Nibs is a funny word.
So here I am, above palm trees, so straight and tall...
You are, smaller getting smaller, but I still see... you.

Jimmy Eat World - Goodbye Sky Harbor
Wingless is offline  
Old 09-26-2005, 06:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
Addict
 
CyCo PL's Avatar
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
Yeah, I went to wal-mart yesterday, and they had signs everywhere-- "Gameboy Micro! Coming September 21!", but it was nowhere to be found. I think I'm just gonna get the revamped GBA:SP anyway. The GBASP design is awesome, and it's gonna have a backlit screen that's bigger than the GBA micro's backlit screen... Plus it folds in half, so the screen doesn't scratch very easily unless you leave it open a lot when you're not playing (which I have never, ever done).
CyCo PL is offline  
Old 09-26-2005, 07:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
Knight of the Old Republic
 
Lasereth's Avatar
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
I'm not sure where it is, but I'm really not sure why this Micro version is even coming out. The GBA: SP is the perfect size for your pocket. It feels perfect in your hand. The buttons are easy to get to. You can play for hours upon hours with no hand aches. The battery life is absolutely massive (10-15 hours with the backlight) and the LED hasn't went out on mine since I bought it. Plus, you can't scratch the screen with it folded up, and the screen be be tilted to the way you want it for different heights. It plays GB, GB Color, and GB Advance games. Why in the HELL would you want to make something even smaller that gives up some of these conveniences? The only plus the Micro has is a direct headphone jack. I think the Micro was developed because of the iPod Nano. SMALLER IS BETTER!! HURRAY!!!

-Lasereth
__________________
"A Darwinian attacks his theory, seeking to find flaws. An ID believer defends his theory, seeking to conceal flaws." -Roger Ebert

Last edited by Lasereth; 09-29-2005 at 10:15 AM..
Lasereth is offline  
Old 09-26-2005, 11:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
C'mon, just blow it.
 
hulk's Avatar
 
Location: Perth, Australia
In case you haven't noticed, Lasereth, Nintendo is trying to hit the mass-market It's targeted directly at non-gamers, they don't intend for those of us with GBAs and DSs to go out and buy another one.
__________________
"'There's a tendency among the press to attribute the creation of a game to a single person,' says Warren Spector, creator of Thief and Deus Ex."
-- From an IGN game review.
hulk is offline  
Old 09-29-2005, 05:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
Muffled
 
Kadath's Avatar
 
Location: Camazotz
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lasereth
It plays GBA, GBA Color, and GBA Advance games.
Where can I get me one of those Game Boy Advance Advance games?

Yeah, I love my SP, I don't think the micro is worth it at all. I also don't really want the DS until I grow a prehensile tail and can run the sylus with that.
__________________
it's quiet in here
Kadath is offline  
Old 09-29-2005, 06:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
C'mon, just blow it.
 
hulk's Avatar
 
Location: Perth, Australia
Why wait for a DS? Buy one now! Generally, games that use the stylus avoid the face buttons, and vice versa. Only the very poor games (Splinter Cell *cough*) make you use both.
__________________
"'There's a tendency among the press to attribute the creation of a game to a single person,' says Warren Spector, creator of Thief and Deus Ex."
-- From an IGN game review.
hulk is offline  
Old 09-29-2005, 07:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
Psycho
 
Wingless's Avatar
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Mich, USA
Well we got the shipment in just the other day of black and silver Micro's; it's confusing, however, because the color of the system is determined by the color of the unit, and the silver Micro's have a black faceplate, and the black Micro's have a silver faceplate. Also, the package it comes in is exactly like the display packages we have. With the other systems, the PSP, GBASP, etc, you can tell there's a system inside because of the weight difference. However with the Micro, it's so small and lightweight, it's easy to confuse.

I haven't tried out one yet though...
__________________
Tommy
Nibs is a funny word.
So here I am, above palm trees, so straight and tall...
You are, smaller getting smaller, but I still see... you.

Jimmy Eat World - Goodbye Sky Harbor
Wingless is offline  
Old 09-29-2005, 10:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
Knight of the Old Republic
 
Lasereth's Avatar
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kadath
Where can I get me one of those Game Boy Advance Advance games?
A smart ass in every crowd! Edited.

-Lasereth
__________________
"A Darwinian attacks his theory, seeking to find flaws. An ID believer defends his theory, seeking to conceal flaws." -Roger Ebert
Lasereth is offline  
Old 09-29-2005, 08:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
Psycho
 
shadowalker's Avatar
 
Location: Firefox yourself and change the world!
We got them in at work today, and i sliced one open. It weight is nice seeing that the main outer shell is a brushed aluminum but its too small for my hands, 6'1" 210 Lbs, and the orginal Xbox controller fits my hands well. The micro is TOO SMALL and will not play the older gb games, Just the Advanced.

It has a built in headphone jack, which is needed seeing that the speaker is weak. The screen is nice although about 1 1/2 inch tall and about 2 inchs wide.

Following stats are from our Nintendo Rep.
Dimensions (WxDxH) 4 In x .7 in x 2 in
Weight 2.8 oz
Video Mem 96KB
Display 2 in LCD
Resolution 240 x 160 pixels
Colors 512 out of a max 32,000
Display Feature Sharp TFT with adjustable Back Light
Processor Clock Speed 16.78 MHz 32-bit RISC-CPU
Processor Sharp ARM7TDMI
Main Memory 32KB, 256KB external
Battery Lithium-Ion. Approx 6 to 10 hour life
__________________
I'll make ya famous!
shadowalker is offline  
Old 09-29-2005, 08:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
.
 
bundy's Avatar
 
Location: Tokyo
they're lots of fun.
i've had one for a week or two. cute as hell.
and playing the original mario. what memories.

love them and recommend them.
__________________
Ohayo!!!
bundy is offline  
Old 10-07-2005, 02:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
777
drawn and redrawn
 
777's Avatar
 
Location: Some where in Southern California
Quote:
Originally Posted by hulk
In case you haven't noticed, Lasereth, Nintendo is trying to hit the mass-market It's targeted directly at non-gamers, they don't intend for those of us with GBAs and DSs to go out and buy another one.
I haven't play with one myself since last E3, but I wouldn't want one with my DS already in hand, and an old GameBoy Color. And the GB Micro doesn't play the older GB games. With the price of the Micro at $100 and the DS at $30 more, just go with the DS. But if you reeeeally want a camo face plate, then do what you want. The Micro is best for those who may own 1-3 games and be done with it.
__________________
"I don't know that I ever wanted greatness, on its own. It seems rather like wanting to be an engineer, rather than wanting to design something - or wanting to be a writer, rather than wanting to write. It should be a by-product, not a thing in itself. Otherwise, it's just an ego trip."

Roger Zelazny
777 is offline  
 

Tags
boy, game, hell, micro

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:23 AM.

Tilted Forum Project

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
© 2002-2012 Tilted Forum Project

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360