MG – Another Android Handheld Gaming System

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The MG is a new Kickstarter project looking to score a whopping $950,000 in pledges. What is it? It’s a handheld Android WiFi gaming device. They are calling it the first portable Android gaming system, but I disagree. First of all, this device is not really that much different than the non-smartphone Android handhelds already on the market like the Samsung Galaxy Players. The MG will be powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and will feature a 4 inch 480×800 resolution display, 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM/4GB of internal flash storage and a Micro SD card slot. Those specs aren’t very impressive in my opinion. Other features of this system are software based. It has a DebitSmart digital wallet that can be used to setup “game allowances” so your kids can buy games from the Google Play store. There’s also an Avatar system which seems goofy to me, but maybe I’m just turning into a fuddy duddy. I guess my main gripe with this device is that it just seems lame when you can get the just announced ARCHOS GamePad, which looks awesome with the built in controllers, larger display and faster processor. That’s the one I want for sure. If you’re more impressed by the MG, a $99 pledge will earn you a discount when they are available. It’s not listed how much that discount will actually be though. A $149 pledge will get you an MG by the holidays. What do you guys think?

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  2. Wow, Julie. I think that was a perfect analysis. This thing is going to fail because it is basically a slow android phone (without the phone) selling within the price range of way better hardware. Why would any gamer want that over say a $199 nexus tablet with $25 of store credit for games or whatever?

    1. @OEB I have no idea why anyone would want it. I’ll be curious to see if they meet their goal. By the looks of things, probably not. They are only up to 30k of their crazy 950k wishes…

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