New handheld gaming device incoming – the GameGadget

A new handheld gaming device called GameGadget will be released worldwide by the end of this year, it has been announced today.

GameGadget is being touted as a revolutionary Open Source handheld gaming device that will change the way that games are played, developed and sold. GameGadget said that the device is their first “Go Anywhere – Play Everything” games console, called The GameGadget 1.0. Built alongside a revolutionary software service (GameGadgetGames), GameGadget offers gamers, developers and publishers, unrivalled choice and flexibility in how they play, create and sell games.

Jason Cooper, the creator of the GameGadget said:

“GameGadget has been designed with the ultimate goal of playing every game on a single device, just as the “iPod” was for music. Hundreds of thousands of games are currently “archived” and no longer being enjoyed by Gamers, with no value being generated for the developers and publishers. The launch of GameGadget creates a market for gamers to play the games they want to play. The GameGadgetGames service, just like “Apple’s App Store”, allows the owners of these games, to re-market their back catalogue, in their original format, set the appropriate pricing and gain incremental revenue, BUT with no additional investment”.

It is certainly a interesting proposition and could fit neatly between smartphones and Nintendo’s and Sony’s handheld devices if the game prices are right, details of which have yet to be revealed. The cost of the unit though is only a little lower than the cost of a 3DS, however with games costing a good £30 each maybe the GameGadget could carve out a market for itself.

The GameGadget 1.0 will be available exclusively from www.gamegadget.net SRP £99.99. GameGadgetGames is scheduled to launch January 2012.

Author: Martyn Newton

Overlord of PopBucket and a gamer from a very young age with earliest memories including Theme Park, Detroit (look it up), Sim City, Championship Manager 2, The Lion King and Command & Conquer.

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