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Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by spidermanalf, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. spidermanalf

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    Righty, I work for a telecoms company and I have just spent the last 5 hours playing with/testing and mauling the N-gage.

    It is a nice piece of kit. I played Sonic, Tomb Raider, Vurtua Tennis and Pandemonium.

    Sonica and Virtue tennis play like GBA games and Tomb Raider plays like the PSX version. Pandemonium just sucks!

    the size is a little smaller than the GBA (about 3/4 the size of it), BUT when you talk to someone you look a div, why you ask, WELL, imagine the cartridge slot of the GBA, you doing that? Well, Imagine that bit on your cheek! Thats how you have to hold it to talk people! You look a tit!

    Also to change the games you have to dismantle the phone, and swap it out. It's like taking the sim card out of a phone every time you want to play something else.

    I asked about other capabilities, but as usual with these things the sales reps had no idea of the true tech specs!

    All in all, teh N-Gage is very dis'n-gage-ing (do you like that)

    If you want to ask any q, just ask, the N-gage people are here for a few days!

    Here is what they do NOT know (already asked)

    - price

    Oh and Red Faction is coming out on it!
     
  2. ebuyeruk

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    i know you said you dont know but have you got any news on the price since posting this post last week?
     
  3. holtehero

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    I can tell you O2 are going to sell the ngage for £99 with a contract, expect the other OPCO's to follow suit :smashin:
     
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    Thats about right!

    Although, this is really a version 1.0 by all accounts!

    they are taking on board the following

    - Battery life (only 4/5 hours and 12 hours standby!!)
    - Game swapping - have to take it to pieces to swap games
    - Screen size - rubbish

    100 from 02 is the rumblings I am getting from the retail channels, they are hoping that is upgrade AND new connection price!
     
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    i think if nokia have any sense they will bring in a revised version in the future (design wise) after hearing all the issues such as screen size and cartridge swaping.

    I think to beat competition from forthcoming companies such as sony's psp and gba they'll bring out a new design. Well they should.

    I think if they get these things sorted (and the price) it will worthy competitor as the games already look way better than the gba!
     
  6. spidermanalf

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    Its true the graphics are spot on, no denying that.

    But its the rest of the phone.

    AS a phone it is very feature heavy and is good, as a games playing machine, it needs a hell of a lot of reworking!
     
  7. Miyazaki

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    they bring out a new phone every five minutes anyway.

    I'd like samsung to do a gaming phone and make it look like their a100, i love that phone
     
  8. ramseyculdesac

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    if you look at the site it has screen shots and demos, and to be fair the graphics are a lot better than i expected.
     

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