Re: Best Portable Gaming System
too many germs on ipod touches. though it is a nice system, I would prefer it without the touch feature. all it does is make it more expensive so apple can get more money without really doing much.
I was also considering getting an ipod, whether it be a touch, or an ordinary, but the ipod classic has several music playback issues, the ipod firmware is going to be updated soon (which is actually a bad thing btw), and itunes sucks so much I can't believe more people complain about it.
As a music player, I currently have a Zune, but that also sucks because microsoft are so completely idiotic, they decided to make their own product not compatable with their own software. installing zune on windows is a chore, and their is no way to sync it with the, better of most media applications, Windows media player. the zune software is a cheap immitation of windows media player and only one third as functional, not to mention, slow, bulky, and refuses to read music tags properly. The zune also offers games as of version 3.1 i believe, but they suck so much it's like we were living 30 years ago. They work better as applications, but it's nothing like the ipod's ability to play games and make excellent use of applications. so why do i still have a zune? -it's not an ipod!
psp is good if you homebrew it, same with DS, but psp has a better screen with better graphics – therefore has the capacity to do more.
oddly enough i don't have a psp, but rather a DS. I don't use it often, but overall it's not bad. the stylus is annoying and i try not to use it at all. some people say thats the best part of it, but since I'm a gamer – and not some retarded housewife – I tend to just use the D-pad and buttons. Why? because it's easier, and using the stylus is slow, and you often end up with your own hand in the way. One thing I'll never get used to is cranking my neck down to see a tiny screen. I'm far to used to being on my recliner, with my surround sound, ps3, and 40″ 1080p TV. Let's face it, The DS should have been designed so that you can plug it into a TV to use as the top screen.
Overall, hand held systems are okay if you have nothing else, or you're out and about and obviously cannot bring your home cinema experience on the train ride with you to work o_O
But the lack of ergonomic structure involved in the creation of the handhelds in question, along with the lack of decent graphics from most of them, several incompatabilities, and feble attempts to be unique, mean that almost none of the companies involved are gonne get MY money.
I'm sure they don't care though! ~Who in the world would ever think the companies care about what thier customers say!?