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New Retro-Friendly Handheld from Sega?

Post by racketboy » Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:23 pm

Word on the street is that Sega will be releasing a new gaming handheld, but instead of directly competing with the GBA, PSP, and DS, it will be geared more toward emulating classic Sega systems in addition to playing media files.

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What's the chances this will work out?
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Post by Cid Highwind » Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:48 pm

Interesting, I wonder if it will become true or not.

However, I doubt it would be the concept for a hit. Sega is already re releasing a lot of their old games, especially Sonic games. I wonder just how many times people are going to buy the same game. I can understand it is fun to play the old Sonic games on your PS2 again, but getting a handheld to play the same game on the road as well sounds like overkill, unless you can't spend a day of your life without Sonic.

I doubt the CPU would be powerful enough to perform DC emulation, no matter how good emulation is, it still requires a lot of raw power. Maybe the Dreamcast on a chip would be an option?
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Post by Nico0020 » Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:19 pm

interesting. dunno what to think.
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Post by Sir Savant » Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:54 pm

http://www.inpactvirtuel.com/news/Sega- ... NSOLE-.htm

It was an April Fools Joke. Poisson d'avril. Pardonent-les.
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Post by melancholy » Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:54 pm

Sir Savant wrote:http://www.inpactvirtuel.com/news/Sega- ... NSOLE-.htm

It was an April Fools Joke. Poisson d'avril. Pardonent-les.
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