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Death of the Portable

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Portable gaming has been around almost as long as gaming as a whole.  Since the first moment bleeps and bloops could be captured on a screen, engineers have been hard at work trying to recreate the same experience on the go.  Now with both the Playstation Vita and Nintendo 3DS this goal has, for the most part, become a reality.  While neither is quite on par with the likes of their HD gaming counterparts, there’s no doubt that the smaller screen does make the distinction difficult.  Having personally played Resident Evil: Revelations, Super Mario Land 3D, Wipeout 2048 and Uncharted: Golden Abyss, I admit that I feel these games are nearly identical both in gameplay and graphics to home console titles.  This is nothing new, in fact many would argue that the Playstation Portable was nothing but a slew of PS2-style titles both unique and ported.  Unlike the PSP, though, it appears that the gaming public claim this is what they want.  The sales, of course, tell a different tale.

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Written by Fred Rojas

February 27, 2012 at 1:36 pm

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