Game Boy Micro

Not for the first time, I find myself marveling at Nintendo’s Reality Distortion Field. Those Nintendo fanboys put Apple fanatics to shame. Take the new Game Boy Micro. It’s a Game Boy Advance SP, except it’s wider and rectangular rather than square, it doesn’t fold up, and the screen is half the size. Were there really people saying “Man, I love the GBA SP, but I wish it was a more awkward shape to fit in a pocket, and could you make the screen a lot smaller and easier to scratch?

N-Gage mini-review

2003-10-11 I saw the Nokia N-Gage today. I confidently predict that it will be a dismal failure, based on the following features: The size of an original Game Boy Advance. Needs about 2x the pocket space of a Game Boy Advance SP. Tiny screen, about 2/3 the size of a Palm device, half the size of a GBA-SP. Complicated. I fiddled around with it for a while trying to work out how to make a game start, then gave up.