Next handheld evolution coming from HP
Could be great, could be shit. Who knows. But Hewlett-Packard are working on this new handheld which uses GPS, a camera i presume, and other things to transfer real-world footage into your game and transform your play session into Surf Ninjas 2: Geeks Run Amok (click the source link for the [old] video). The thing takes a smart cue from the Game Boy Micro’s aethetic design, and seems to incorporate a touch panel face (including screen and button operation) for that extra dash of future-ness. It uses HP’s “Mscape” gaming software, which i don’t know the significance of but the term must be pretty important to be so prominently displayed in quotes.
The prototype above is kinda fuglified, but the concept is attractive enough to keep an eye on. Just don’t expect it anytime soon. If it works out, we might have a nice Game Boy replacement after all. Like a mother who wanted a daughter, but instead dresses up her little boy in Shirley Temple clothing and gives him pigtails and big swirly lollipops. That’ll be us.