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Gamepark Holdings Officially Announces the WIZ Handheld 166

Croakyvoice writes "Gamepark Holdings, the makers of the GP2X Console, have today announced the successor, which is called the WIZ. The new GBA Micro-sized console features a touchscreen, Linux OS, an Arm9 533MHZ 3D processor with 64MB of ram and will have commercial games on sale at launch in October. Best of all for fans of homebrew and emulation on the GP2X, all that needs to be done is recompiling of sourcecode."
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Gamepark Holdings Officially Announces the WIZ Handheld

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  • Cheezy Anime (Score:2, Insightful)

    by InsaneProcessor ( 869563 ) on Tuesday August 26, 2008 @01:30PM (#24753459)
    All of the games look like cheezy anime. I am not impressed or amused. This just looks like another hand held disappointment.
  • I can't afford one (Score:5, Insightful)

    by sm62704 ( 957197 ) on Tuesday August 26, 2008 @01:31PM (#24753483) Journal

    I went to the site, and there was no listed price. "Son, if you have to ask what it costs, you can't afford one". Too bad, It looks like something I would really like.

    Maybe the lack of a price on the "buy it now" button was an oversight; if so, they need to get their heads out of their asses. Very few of us are Bill gates or Larry Ellison; we can't buy things we don't know the price of.

    A lame website makes me think they must have a lame product as well. Be careful with your sites, folks! A good site will sell a bad product, but you can't even sell a good product on a bad site.

  • Re:Cheezy Anime (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Dogtanian ( 588974 ) on Tuesday August 26, 2008 @01:54PM (#24753803) Homepage

    All of the games look like cheezy anime. I am not impressed or amused. This just looks like another hand held disappointment.

    If it's meant to be like the GP2X and GP32 (of which some misguided person made the same criticism), then you're missing the point. Those were primarily meant for those seeking a more open, hackable handheld that can run emulators and all sorts of other things. They're not really competing with the DS or PSP, which would be better choices if you just want to play games- or at least the kind of mainstream games that Nintendo and/or Sony want you to play.

  • Re:Cheezy Anime (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Kingrames ( 858416 ) on Tuesday August 26, 2008 @01:57PM (#24753859)

    so make your own.

  • Re:emulation (Score:3, Insightful)

    by AdamThor ( 995520 ) on Tuesday August 26, 2008 @02:06PM (#24753995)

    Emulators are inefficient, and the Wii is not the most powerful of the current gen:

    WIZ might make Wiis wheeze...

  • Re:Cheezy Anime (Score:4, Insightful)

    by geekoid ( 135745 ) <`dadinportland' `at' `yahoo.com'> on Tuesday August 26, 2008 @06:21PM (#24757269) Homepage Journal

    I hate that fallacy.
    Just becasue someone can't do something doesn't mean that can't identify something that is crap.

    I can't build a jumbo jet, but if someone made one with square wheels, I would point out the flaw.

  • Re:Reality Check (Score:2, Insightful)

    by TimSSG ( 1068536 ) on Tuesday August 26, 2008 @08:02PM (#24758281)
    You do know if reverse engineering is illegal all the IBM compatible PCs are illegal because the BIOS was reverse engineered. Tim S
  • Re:Reality Check (Score:3, Insightful)

    by atraintocry ( 1183485 ) on Tuesday August 26, 2008 @09:21PM (#24759121)
    • Reverse engineering is legal, at least in the US. Most tech companies would be out of business if it wasn't.
    • Reverse engineering has nothing to do with copyright or copy-protection. I can't figure out if you're talking about the DMCA or what, but you definitely are confusing things, perhaps on purpose.
    • Emulators aren't illegal. End of story. NES hardware clones have nothing to do with emulation. Again, you're either confused or purposefully being confusing.
    • This isn't the music industry. Nobody's "targeting" anybody. ROM sites aren't elaborate honeypots as you seem to be suggesting. Even the ROM sites don't get hassled, providing they stay in line with what the ESA asks (no high-profile games like Mario, Zelda, etc).
    • Judges interpret the law as written. That it doesn't agree with your personal beliefs doesn't mean it's wrong or that any particular judge is an idiot.
    • There's no commercials. For Christ's sake, they're probably hoping to sell 50,000 tops, half of them in South Korea. To the extent that they advertise that you can play emulated games, it's because in Korea they can get away with it and everywhere else they're way under the radar.
    • Sony and Nintendo can do as they please? You said reverse engineering, and by association, emulation, was illegal. By that logic, they'd still be breaking the law.

    Look, obviously most of these ROM files are being played computers, MAME boxes, and devices like this, by people who don't own the originals. Downloaded from people who don't have distribution rights. And I'm not going to tell you not to vilify people when you're clearly so good at it. But for god's sakes, at least get your damn facts straight. Reverse engineering is legal. Emulators are legal. Both are important tools and used every day in the tech industry. LEARN TO READ.

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