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    Unhappy The end of the game.com

    Howdy, y'all.

    This has been in the works for far too long and today, I'm nauseous to announce that:

    “The end of the game.com” rides again.
    www.diskman.com/presents/gamecom

    Yep. My formerly threadbare website about a handheld game system that's even less enjoyable than the Supervision [!!]... is back. Now bloated with far more information than you'll ever care to know, to experience it is a grand adventure in masochism. (Though still less painful than actually playing game.com games.)

    If you're wondering why I've wasted so much time building a virtual shrine to such a useless piece of plastic stuffed with shoddy electrical components, it's simple: I did it because I knew no one else would. Amen.

    So come on by and relive all your game.com favorites.
    (I'd say, "You'll be glad you did," but we both know you'll regret it.)
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    I remember seeing those games on a Best Buy shelf and thinking "Man those games look so cool!!!" I wouldve been pretty disappointed had I actually got my mom to buy me any game.com stuff. To me they are about as worthless as those V-tech systems
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    I'm gonna check this site out. I have long considered the game.com to be the worst system ever.
    BUT, i am a sucker for underdog systems. I might have to dig mine out of storage and give it another try.

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    There's a PC emulator for Game.com that works pretty good. That's about as far as I'd go!
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    Commercials page: You accidentally posted the same commercial twice. Top and bottom ones.
    I wanted one of these when they were new. I thought I'd be able to surf the full web, chat, play the games online. lol. Looking back, I'm glad I bought a pager instead. Not even joking.
    I like the site! I'll spend some more time there.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyMoniker View Post
    Commercials page: You accidentally posted the same commercial twice. Top and bottom ones.
    Fixed, thanks for letting me know!
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    All right, I'll be the one to ask, as I couldn't seem to find the answer on your site: Can the Game.com still connect to the Internet today?

    You've done a great job, by the way--from the crisp screenshots to the generous downloads. Thank you. Also, if anyone knows of a similar site for the R-Zone, I'd be interested in checking it out. Here is one for the Virtual Boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gideon View Post
    Can the Game.com still connect to the Internet today?
    Sure, why not? There are still plenty of providers that continue to offer dial-up internet. So nothing much has changed, you'll still need: a game.com + game.com Internet kit + dial-up modem + dial-up ISP + phone line + patience + an appetite for the absolutely zany. But I'll leave that adventure for someone else.

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    You've done a great job, by the way--from the crisp screenshots to the generous downloads. Thank you.
    Sure, you're welcome. And thanks for the kind words, I appreciate it.
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    That's definitely a passion project website.... nice work!

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    Today's update:

    Added some details and screenshots for Holyfield Boxing, NBA Live '99, and Small Soldiers to the rumored games page. This info was mostly scooped from the archived website of developer Handheld Games.

    game.com rumored games page
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    Their CEO certainly knew how to hype up a game, it seems. Holyfield Boxing actually sounds like a good deal of fun. The camera angle for NBA Live looks atrocious, however.

    Quote Originally Posted by CMA Death Adder View Post
    Sure, why not?
    So the Internet cartridge doesn't first try to connect to game.com, for example, failing if it doesn't receive an expected response?

    Ahh, never mind. I didn't watch the whole video, but apparently that's exactly what happens. Bummer. Edit: Apparently, email functions normally. Also, it seems the video uploader was just a kid without much of a grasp of networking concepts or even retro gaming--so perhaps his assessment was unfounded. Gotta hand it to him for his level of interest, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gideon View Post
    Their CEO certainly knew how to hype up a game, it seems.
    Understatement, heh heh. I rolled my eyes several times while adding those statements to the site.

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    The camera angle for NBA Live looks atrocious, however.
    As do the players' heads: they're floating several pixels above their bodies!

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    it seems the video uploader was just a kid without much of a grasp of networking concepts or even retro gaming
    Uhh, yeah. Questionable "reference material" there, Gid. He has zero concept of what he is talking about.
    Also - I believe you may have been confused when he was referring to Delphi? You don't *have* to use Delphi. It was just the service that Tiger was partnered with at the time.

    Thing is, I'm afraid I can't get you all the facts on this like I'd prefer to. I hope one day to be able to muck about with the game.com Internet kit, and see just what can be done with it in modern times. If and when that happens, I'll prepare a full report for my website, and also share it here. For now, we'll just have to remain patient.
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    This thread triggered a memory... I actually own a Tiger Game.com handheld, in box. Never played it - I've never seen so much battery corrosion on an electronic device before. But I have one, for "bragging" rights only. I also have several games for it, mostly bought at a thrift store for 89 each. Never even opened the packages up. There's no need, I'm only going to be disappointed with the result of playing the games. Like the Tiger R-Zone games I have - I'm pretty sure that Panzer Dragoon game on the R-Zone will not compare equally to the Saturn game.

    At least somebody is taking the time to keep the faint memory of the Game.com alive, that's laudable. Good job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve W View Post
    I actually own a Tiger Game.com handheld, in box. Never even opened the packages up. There's no need, I'm only going to be disappointed with the result of playing the games.
    That's the spirit! Brother, you're OK in my book.

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    I also have several games for it, mostly bought at a thrift store for 89 each.
    Still a rip-off.

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    At least somebody is taking the time to keep the faint memory of the Game.com alive, that's laudable. Good job!
    Thanks! I enjoy doing the research, and sharing my findings.
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