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Slipdeath
04-10-2005, 06:24 PM
http://www.digiblast.nl/
I don't really know what this is, it looks like a Videonow thingy. It better not be a new handheld.

Slipdeath
04-10-2005, 11:06 PM
Or it could just be vaporware.

Jean-Luc Picard
09-24-2005, 04:00 AM
Well, it does exist. I saw a few of them in a Belgian supermarket. I was quite surprised. Never heard of it, ever.

It appears to be a European handheld, produced in the Netherlands.The official website is still in Dutch only. It's described as a "personal media center". It indeed plays MP3s and movies (well, cartoons : Totally Spies, Sponge Bob, Sonic...). It can be connected to a TV.

As far as games are concerned, they're still in limited number but use a few big licenses : Tony Hawk, Rayman, X-Men, Superman, and an Atari retro compilation. The pics suggest graphics slightly below GBA standards (the Rayman 3 screenshots are obviously taken from another system).

Obviously aimed at children, with a listprice of 75 euros, horrible name and design, I don't see how it could compete with an established GBA.

Phosphor Dot Fossils
09-24-2005, 06:22 AM
Even so, how can you resist a game with a name like "Spiderman Hysterious menace"? LOL O_O

japancollector
10-25-2005, 02:43 PM
hmm the console is now for sale in dutchtoyshop

i havent play it yet

one thing is for sure its better then the vtech smile and vtech console.That is really a piece of crap.I feel sorry for the childeren get these console/handheld for sinterklaas and christmas.Because of there parents

the handheld can also play mp3 .And you can add photocamera 1,5 megapixel

konami is also going produce games for this handheld 0_o;;?

stil the movie and games cost between 7 - 14 euro.Its look like there are 2 a 3 epsd on 1 cart.I think i buy one yust for fun :-P

here some screens

http://pocket.acbm.com/news.php?id=764

Flack
10-25-2005, 02:56 PM
Slightly OT, but I love the fact that gamers all over the WORLD check in to Digital Press. Thanks for keeping us informed about gaming abroad!

And I agree, that VTech console looks cheesy no matter what country you're in. :)

Jean-Luc Picard
10-25-2005, 03:01 PM
I saw the ad on TV. It was terrible. I seriously doubt any sain kid would want that thing for christmas.

The website is very professional too. The French version says the console provides "imaginable graphics". Well, I can imagine that.

What I'd really like to see is actual game footage. Those screenshots are really odd. They seem to have a resolution of 20x20. And those 3D Rayman 3 shots can't be taken from the same hardware as the others.

japancollector
10-25-2005, 04:02 PM
the item isnt for sale in dutch gameshop my mistake.I was thinking because it was today in toyshopmagazine

more info:

http://www.gadgetzone.nl/nieuws.php?id=678

transulation:

the handheld is for sale at september.It will be included 3 episodes of spons bob or winx club .It will also be included 5 atari classic games.This total pack will cost 79,95 euro

digiblast is a product of toy company nikko.Its a videoplayer and console in 1.there are two addons avaibel for this console .1 digitale camera (1.3 megapixel, 128MB - 39,95 euro) 2mp3-speler (256MB - 29,95 euro).

the handheld has a screen of 2,7 inch

the cartoons are:

SpongeBob Squarepants, Totally Spies, SonicX, Winx Club and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

there are also movies from National Geographic realesed on the handheld

there are contract witch major game companys like:

Atari, Konami, Activision and UBI Soft

yu-Gi-Oh! game will be realesed?konami?

the handheld has been developed strong witch big buttons for childeren

the price is very low.9,9 euro for a cartoon and videoclip.And 14,95 euro for a game

its funny the digiblast is developed in the netherlands.It has become the toy of the year

more information:

A dutch guy named jeroen bakker is the brain behind digiblast

the digiblast is this week for sale in the netherland and will be later relaesed in other country's in europa,united states,japan

----------------------------------------------------------

Technische specificaties:

Full colour, hoge resolutie LCD scherm
( ,high revolution lcd screen)
Mogelijkheid om tekenfilms, video’s en muziek ( MP3) en
jpeg foto’s af te laten spelen.
(posibility to play cartoons ,video's music(mp3)and jpg pictures )
Interne luidspreker
(speakers inside)
Geintegreerde standaard

Schermverlichting aan / uit
(screenlighting on /off)
Toetsenbord vergrendeling
(keyboard??)
Afmeting: 12,5 cm breed, 11 cm hoog en 3 cm dik
(weight = , 11 cm high,and 3cm fat)
Slots:
Cartridge slot: voor video, spelletjes en muziek cartridges en de optionele MP3 speler en fotocamera cartridge.
TV-Out slot ( wordt alleen gebruikt met de digiBLAST TV-out cartridge)

Aansluitingen:
(connections)
Hoofdtelefoon ( stereo)
(headspeakers)
Stroomaansluiting

Knoppen:
(buttons)
Aan / uit
(on/off)
Speciale video en muziek knoppen: spelen / stop /
Vooruit / Achteruit
(special video and music buttons play/stop/rewind ect)

5 spelletjes knoppen
1 joy pad
Start
Selecteer
Volume
Contrast

Stroom:
(power)
Oplaadbare NiMH batterijen
(recharcheabel battery's)
Lader ( voor UK: 4 x AA nodig , zij hebben geen oplaadbare versie
loader (the uk version need 4x aa battery's they dont get recharchabel version :evil: )

Enixis
10-25-2005, 05:52 PM
That device looks like a cross between an N-gage and a gameboy. It has N-gage functionality like playing mp3s and watching videos and those games look like gameboy ports.

japancollector
10-26-2005, 01:20 PM
update:

pictures taken by the picture addon can be copied to the pc witch usb cabel .Mp3 can be copied to the mp3 cardgridge also by usb cabel

on this website you see picture of prototype digiblast

http://www.first-touch.nl/text/text.php?id=780

transulation

The first time we heard about the digiblast was in the jetrix magazine.An we are thinking it was a joke

we give the producer an intervieuw.And go to the headqueter of nikko

questions?
nikko going to start a bigger campain then the nintendo ds?
there are 55 games in devolpement for the digiblast.?

the digiblast is developed for childeren between de age 4-14 .Ofcource older peopel can also enjoy the system

nikko of the netherlands doesnt work on the games an handheld.The company in astralie is working on it.They do there best.You will be suprised about the quality of few of them

digiblast wil realesed this year in France, germany, netherlands en turkey –Francis.In 2006 in rest of europa and usa


Where did the name came from?
the name digiblast is from me.There is no meaning of the name.Early names we think for the system where Go-Deck and Xplorerr.The last name we dind't take because microsoft have problems witch that name.At the beginig they dont had any problems witch it


What about the cardgridges of the system?

there is no limite to the memory of the cardgride.Will there a big size memory game?.We have enough memory for it .if fredie fish is 600 mb .And we want the game.The game will come

The os of the digiblast is on the gamecardgridge .This is because to protect it for copy.At the end its useless because wo want to copy a game of 14,95?.We have deals witch all major company's .

what about the games?

20 games are ready for sale.more then 35 are in devoplement.

line up

Activision 5 in 1
· Spider-Man: Mysterio’s Menace
· Pitfall lost Expidition
· Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4
· X-Men
· DigiQuad
· Rayman
Fast and Furious
· Trucks
· Counterpunch
· Freddi Fish
· diverent Disney games (like Disney sports on the ‘Cube)
· many, but also many secret titels

what is the quality of the handheld .Must we think of gameboy colour or gameboy advance?

not gameboy colour .It has an ARM9 processor (same processor behind nintendo ds)the games will be 2d .Only a few shoot m ups and racegames will be 3d.See it as the sister of gba

what about the battery?

the battery will work 6 a 10 hours.When you use only the mp3 its works a lot longer.I am a gamer and know its important that the battery work long

prototype in work:

http://www.first-touch.nl/digiblast/first-touchdigiblast.MOV


the website is online

rbudrick
10-27-2005, 11:41 AM
Hmmm, may not be crap after all...my interest is definitely piqued.

-ROb

Slipdeath
10-27-2005, 07:19 PM
So has it been officialy released in europe?

japancollector
10-28-2005, 07:25 AM
i dont have visted stores for a while
but on a dutch gameshop(looks like ebgames and gamestop) website. you can preorder the item.So i think it isnt realesed yet

http://www.eplaza.com/winkel/main.phtml?submenuid=19&tabbladid=3&subcategoryid=3307#

I think the item must be realesed before 5 december.Because its then sinterklaas.Its something like christmas but then witch more gifts.

japancollector
11-17-2005, 07:36 AM
update:

very strange the console and most games and aplication you can still only preorder them

only these few you can order(bestel) now(direct).strange they relaese some videogames and cartoons before the system is realesed

realesed items:

digisquad

winx episodes

winx episodes


http://www.eplaza.com/winkel/main.phtml?tabbladid=1&submenuid=87#


futher there are 4 new games

goldminer joe

http://www.digiblast.nl/gameDetail.php?gameID=31

crazy jack

http://www.digiblast.nl/gameDetail.php?gameID=32

superstar chef

http://www.digiblast.nl/gameDetail.php?gameID=33

counterpunch

http://www.digiblast.nl/gameDetail.php?gameID=34

I think they must relaese the system very fast .Otherwise they lose a lot of money.Few days ago sinterklaas arrived in the netherlands.So most peopel are now buying presents to giving at 5 december.

Sothy
11-17-2005, 10:00 PM
lolz

sinterklaas rules.

japancollector
12-11-2005, 07:32 PM
lol

http://www.xs4all.nl/~almekind/sint/images/sint1.jpg

http://www.sniklaas.nl/images/foto05.jpg

he''s already back in his own country.5 december has passed.Have got from him a aladin set witch 7 games factory sealed.Sonic dx for pc.And sonic r jp factory sealed for saturn.And a lot of chocolade

Now waiting to santeclaus te come for more presents

digiblast is wierd it has been selled in some stores in the netherlands already for a while.I realy mean some stores (small amount).It hasnt been official realesed yet

you can buy it on marktplaats

http://www.marktplaats.nl/index.php3?url=http%3A//koopjes.marktplaats.nl/computer_hardware/spelcomputers_nintendo_en_gameboy/14348720.html%3Freturn%3DeJwlysEKwjAQBNB%252FKbTHx LUX2RCk%252FZPVFhMSm6W7YFX8d1N6mjfDEAJ%252BI56cIMA FG5lpvQcXVBmtTYXnxTxpTcqZSMUs2R4Xw4GvW%252FbQTeLTq %252B2HKT7iLZNo249a6gAVubbhE3nnVrnn%252B8giseLcsYf G%252Ff5Feiux%26df%3D1
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Slipdeath
12-18-2005, 12:31 AM
Is that like a Dutch ebay?

japancollector
12-21-2005, 02:28 PM
Is that like a Dutch ebay?

its www.marktplaats.nl .Its more like a market you can buy direct.And also bid .It isnt as save as ebay because of no feedback.But on this site most dutch peopel are selling there stuff.its more populair than ebay because its free

but if someone in us is intrested in a digiblast i can search for one in the netherlands and ship to usa

Slipdeath
05-24-2009, 01:32 PM
What ever happened to this handheld? Was it released, I don't think I've ever come across an owner.

japancollector
07-02-2009, 08:35 AM
What ever happened to this handheld? Was it released, I don't think I've ever come across an owner.

it was released(witch almost no games(witch one cartoon and gamesoftware ) .this was the last i see about it on television ( its a dutch cosumer /complain program ) :

http://cgi.omroep.nl/cgi-bin/streams?/tv/vara/kassa/bb.20060211-live.asf?start=0:20:24.147&end=0:24:8.29

Its in dutch .The company that create the videogame software went bankrupt just after release of the digiblast.People where complaining in that program no software and Accessories where released after release of the system .The company make a promise it will be realease more software in a few months in that program .After this i havent hear anything about it anymore

i have seen it been on sell in stores .and on fleamarkets

as far as i know two type of digiblast where released

1 ) sponsebob edition
2 ) totally spy's edition

It included both a cartoon cartrige .And a atari arcade classic cartridge(5 games)

there was also a cartridge digiquad released a kartgame

here is a website witch some pictures of it

http://www.bright.nl/wie-zoet-is-krijgt-lekkers-wie-stout-is-een-digiblast

http://www.retrocomputermuseum.nl/Collectie/IMG_3752.JPG

http://giadagiocattoli.it/negozio/images/digiblast.jpg

Tupin
07-17-2012, 04:24 PM
Big bump, but was looking at the "worst selling consoles" thread and know this isn't technically a console, but it seems like it sold horribly.

Was it only sold in the Netherlands?

Slipdeath
03-27-2013, 11:20 PM
Big bump, but was looking at the "worst selling consoles" thread and know this isn't technically a console, but it seems like it sold horribly.

Was it only sold in the Netherlands?

Mostly in the low countries and was briefly redesigned in Italy.