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    Game.Com Discussion thread

    Lets talk about it.

    Pro Tip: it's pronounced as "Game Com". Not "game dot com"?

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    All I really know about it is that it's near impossible to see the screen.
    Hit detection. it's all about hit detection.

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    Is Tiger Electronics still around or did they fold?

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    I went through like 10 as a kid, I think they kept dying when I left them in my mom's van on a hot day, but Kaybee Toys was always cool with me returning it since I kept the receipt.

    IDK, not much to say, the games were of course shitty but cheap as hell at the time IIRC, somehow I found Fighter's Megamix on it enjoyable (dunno if I would today haha).

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    We're going through this shit again?

    How many more ways can you say "awful garbage?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lets Gekiga In View Post
    Is Tiger Electronics still around or did they fold?
    They've been absorbed into the Hasbro hive mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greedostick View Post
    Lets talk about it.
    I haven't played it in ages, but I still have it, along with five or so games. The screen spoils it all. I remember how much I hated WonderSwan Color for its screen ghosting, and once Crystal came out, I never looked back, but man ... Game.com takes the gold medal at the ghosting olympics.

    Games pretty much fell into two categories. "Too jerky" and "fine, it it weren't for the ghosting". Resident Evil 2 had busy backgrounds which were hard to read, and the animation were game and watch-like. Fighters Megamix on the other hand had smooth jumps, but everything was a blur. I feel that some games were ported over without much regard to legibility. Let's just shrink down the original and take away the color and animation frames was the motto, I'm sure.

    I know Game.com hit the market before WonderSwan and NGP, and handhelds were still evolving back then [not that they aren't now, but you know what I mean], but this was much, much worse than Game Boy, which was ancient by then. Plus, Game Gear was out, and so were TurboExpress and Lynx.

    But! I do remember I was surprised at the quality of PCM samples it could play. Hearing real voices and digital music [short samples, anyway] from a small handheld back then was a big deal. All in all, I wouldn't give it any time of day in 2017.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greedostick View Post
    Lets talk about it.

    Pro Tip: it's pronounced as "Game Com". Not "game dot com"?
    It's game com. The piece of shit even says it that way when you turn it on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Shroom View Post
    It's game com. The piece of shit even says it that way when you turn it on.
    I never turned one on or held one. Think I saw one in person once. Never plan on owning one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FilthyRear View Post
    How many more ways can you say "awful garbage?"
    xorthen, uiengineer and MASS CREW are three more ways to say that.
    >

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    Shwing

    CLANG

    GAME COM... ACTIVE

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    xorthen, uiengineer and MASS CREW are three more ways to say that.
    MASS CREW has friends.

    You have smokehouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FilthyRear View Post
    MASS CREW has friends.

    You have smokehouse.
    Well that's just mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    Well that's just mean.
    #justfacts

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