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The quirky little Playdate handheld gaming console is finally getting closer to release. Panic, the company behind the eye-searing yellow device, says that it will finally be available to preorder in July. And if all goes according to schedule, the Playdate will start shipping later this year. Unfortunately, Panic isn't more specific on the official preorder date but said that the Playdate would come with a $179 price tag. That's $30 more expensive than initially announced, but Panic promises to make it up to customers when it comes to games (more on that later). As for the console itself, it's powered by a miserly 180MHz Arm Cortex M7 SoC with 16MB of RAM, paired with 4GB of NAND flash (up from... Read more...
Remember the little yellow handheld console called PlayDate? It is an adorably sized game system with a monochrome display and unique hand crank, and it is still being developed for an eventual release. While we wait, the company behind the PlayDate, Panic (the same company that published the popular Untitled Goose Game), bombarded Twitter with a bunch of videos showcasing the console in action. "Hello. We’ve been working non-stop to finish up Playdate, but in the meantime, we wanted to give you a small update on our Playdate Developer Preview," Panic said. "It's a lot of fun news." According to Panic, actual PlayDate units are now in the hands of 250 people around the world, presumably... Read more...
What fits in your pocket, can be cranked, and is fun to play with? Get your mind out of the gutter—the correct answer is Playdate, a new handheld gaming system from Panic, an Oregon-based software and video game company that has mostly focused on apps for macOS and iOS (it also published Firewatch, an adventure game that was released on several different platforms). The handheld gaming console market is dominated by Nintendo, and the Playdate sort of resembles a fresh take on the Gameboy, but with a unique twist. There is a crank on the side. Yes, an actual crank that users can grab hold of and, well, crank to their heart's content. For what purpose, you ask? It's not to power the device,... Read more...