GP2X Just Released

October 29, 2007 at 5:33 pm (Gaming)

It’s been a little while since I last posted here, but just today the new model of the GP2X came out and orders are now being taken. The new model doesn’t really bring anything new in terms of speed or memory, though it’s already a fairly respectable machine compared to other game handhelds out there. The new model does, however, replace the control stick some people have complained about with a D-pad and the screen is now touch sensitive. If you already have one of these devices, it’s debatable if you should upgrade. If you don’t have one, though, I’d say they are worth it.

Another thing to keep an eye out for is currently codenamed the “Craiginator” and is a pretty beefy console that’s in the works. It’s dubbed the “spiritual successor” to the GP2X, though it won’t be out for some time and the new F200 model of the GP2X can stave of the urge to repeatedly ask if the Craiginator is done yet 😉 One thing though, many of the PSP’tards seem to be propagating the fact that the GP2X uses standard batteries as a fault. While I can see how you would think this if you lived in a cave, I personally think it’s a pretty good decision. Using standardized batteries instead of proprietary lithium ion cells means you don’t have to pay for expensive batteries that are only costly because you can only get them from one place without voiding your warranty. If you chose to get a GP2X (or if you have one), rechargeable batteries are the way to go. I can say from using them in wiimotes, you save money with them over the long run (and they’re way more convenient).

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