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    Default Sega Annnounces Game Gear Micro

    https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/3/21...gnifying-glass



    $50, four different games on each. Buy all four and you get a magnifying glass. Not too sure about this.

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    I like the idea behind it, but (a) this'll never make it over here, especially the RPG versions, and (b) four games each is a bit underwhelming. I wouldn't mind if all the games were in one unit, and it had a microSD card slot on it (or something similar but less easy to copy) that maybe they could sell other game collections for it. Or at least have an online store for titles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve W View Post
    I like the idea behind it, but (a) this'll never make it over here, especially the RPG versions, and (b) four games each is a bit underwhelming. I wouldn't mind if all the games were in one unit, and it had a microSD card slot on it (or something similar but less easy to copy) that maybe they could sell other game collections for it. Or at least have an online store for titles.
    Add to those that (c) the screen is absolutely tiny, if this image is to be believed:

    Seriously, I'm pretty sure I've seen larger screens on 1990s digital cameras.

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    Honey i shrunk the game gear I don't know sega lost me on this announcement.

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    They're cute, and I like the idea of being able to play Game Gear games on a screen of modern quality (that's still within a handheld and official), but they seem pretty useless in terms of functionality. As tiny as they are, I imagine most of these are going to just eat up shelf space as a display piece within their boxes. I have small hands (compared to male gamers, at least), so I generally don't mind small handhelds at all. The GBA SP is fine for me. But even I have my limits. At that size, I'm skeptical how well one could control the games, and I imagine I'd be squinting to make out what's happening on the screen, especially with the games that have text. And limiting each to four games is a joke. Even if you put all 16 games on one single unit, that'd still be such a small sampling of the library. But maybe this point is moot because I wouldn't be surprised if this gets hacked shortly after release and people find a way to get the entire library on them. Then it would just come down to how tolerable the form factor is. The fact they'd offer a freebie magnifier for buying all four units certainly isn't a good sign.
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    At that price it's a hard no for me. I think they are cool but even with
    bifocals i would have a hard time seeing the screen.

    I would buy them just to have on the shelf if they were $20 each.

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