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Tiger Game.com
Posted on: 2010/8/16 23:46
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Who owned one of these bad boys? A touch-sensitive GameBoy-like system with two more face buttons, built-in PDA functions and internet connectivity? I remember thinking this beast was really cool when it came out, but it didn't take off and I never bought one. Still, it had Duke Nukem and Sonic games so surely it had potential, right?

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#2
Re: Tiger Game.com
Posted on: 2010/8/16 23:56
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Joined 2010/2/15
Netherlands
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I've read about this. Apparently it was trying to do so much it was only mediocre with all of its functionality. Especially the screen was bad - it's an LCD you'd find in such items as the novelty "1001-in-1 Tetris" console, meaning that any scolling on the screen left a constant fade because the previous pixels took some time powering down.

It's still a cool concept, though.
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#3
Re: Tiger Game.com
Posted on: 2010/8/17 2:42
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Joined 2003/7/25
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I've got one... not too bad, except the LCD sucked. I helped hack it a little bit a few years ago. Heh, the game.commies site is still up: http://gamecom.guruwork.de/ .

DogP
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#4
Re: Tiger Game.com
Posted on: 2010/8/17 3:08
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Joined 2010/6/22
Germany
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I have it and I hate it! And because it is one of worst handhelds I love it. In Europe it's an uncommon system and the game titles promised a lot of fun (Duke Nukem, Jurassic Park, Resident Evil, Virtua Fighter, Sonic etc.). So I gave it a try and was shocked! I own three games: Jurassic Park The Lost World and Sega Fighters Megamix, they are unplayable bad. The best game is Lights Out, it makes really fun.

Didn't know that the Game.com has an internet connectivity function
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#5
Re: Tiger Game.com
Posted on: 2010/8/17 15:25
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Haha, that was supposed to be the biggest selling point of the system (internet connectivity). That's why the name of the system is "Game.com". Of course, the internet functionality required an extra modem adapter, and if you actually wanted to get on the internet you also needed the browser cartridge. And internet browsing was text-only and apparently really lousy. Plus you had to pay for the internet service and there was no actual online gaming, so very few people ever used it for that.

Yes, the LCD screen was bad, but I wouldn't be surprised if it were the exact same LCD the original Gameboy used. The re-release of the Game.com (called the Pocket Pro) had a better LCD with better refresh rates.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game.com
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#6
Re: Tiger Game.com
Posted on: 2010/8/17 16:23
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Heh, no... this screen is MUCH worse than the original Gameboy (I played them side by side a few years ago to make sure it wasn't that I was spoiled by new hardware). The spinach display is still perfectly playable... even if it is kinda ugly. And I also have the Pocket Pro, and the screen isn't any better (at least not noticeably).

DogP
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#7
Re: Tiger Game.com
Posted on: 2010/8/17 17:23
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Weird, everything I have read said the screens were comparable, and that the pocket pro was close to the GB Pocket. I think it even says that last part on the wiki.
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#8
Re: Tiger Game.com
Posted on: 2010/8/17 20:24
Nintendoid!
Joined 2003/7/28
USA
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I've got 2 of these bad-boys. Fighters Megamix is pretty awesome. Yes, the screen is horrid. Trying to play Sonic Jam with such a slow screen is an exercise in futility. I've always thought it would be cool to homebrew though, it'd be nice to program with the touchscreen functionality. The best part of the system is, without a doubt, the dual cartridge slots. Much, much better than Tigers attempt to capitalize on the Virtual Boy, the R-Zone! LOL
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#9
Re: Tiger Game.com
Posted on: 2010/8/17 23:22
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Joined 2010/2/14
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OMG the R-Zone!!!! HAHAHAHAHA. What a POS, but I remember thinking it looked so cool and futuristic at the time. Didn't it retail for like $30?

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#10
Re: Tiger Game.com
Posted on: 2010/8/18 0:35
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Joined 2010/8/11
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I own a game.com
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