A portable text game console. Yes, please.

Boing Boing Gadgets asks the rhetorical question: Who’d like a portable text game console? With some neat mocked up possibilities, too.

I’m raising my hand, by the way.

The intent behind such a device would be, in their words, to "open up the possibilities to the world’s vast back catalog of ASCII-style titles." In other words, to play any and all ASCII text-based games.

Like Nethack. Or text adventures (hundreds, if not thousands, of them). Or any other game that just used plain text.

As long as it was a cool gadget. With a long battery life.

For that matter, why don’t they have this type of thing for Commodore 64? Basically a handheld C-64. With keyboard and everything. It could be done.


One Reply to “A portable text game console. Yes, please.”

  1. Oh god! Get rid of what you have first…you don’t need anymore computer-related thingys in the house (unless it’s a new puter for me)

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