Backlit GBA Rumors...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Morgan Jolley, Aug 1, 2002.

  1. Morgan Jolley

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    In the latest EGM, The Quartermann (their videogame gossip guy) mentioned that he's heard rumors of a backlit GBA for 2003. The cool thing about this is that even if it doesn't come to America, we can still import it because there's no region lockouts on the GBA.
     
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    Interesting possibility, but I'll have to remain the skeptic on this one. I would be interested to see if they could beat the afterburner's technology though-it has the advantage of not being a pure backlight, since it also makes use of the reflective front screen. If you're ever used a backlit PocketPC etc. in the sunlight, you'll know that it creates just as much of a problem as a lack of light for a non-backlit device. By contrast, I've never had a problem with my AB-equipped GBA in any light conditions, but had a hard time with my HP Pocket PC in the sunlight (and I doubt that Nintendo will include as much screen control as I had on that thing).

    Still, it'll be interesting to see what they come up with.
     
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    Why would you need a backlight in sunlight?
     
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    I assume Nintendo would allow you to turn the light off. You can turn the Afterburner off if you install the switch.
     
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    There's a lot of people who say that it will be years if Nintendo ever comes our with a backlight version of the GBA. Normally I would see this as true, but with the success of the Afterburner, I think Nintendo will strike back sooner than we think with Official Nintendo version, while the Afterburner will remain for those who want to mod their current GBA.
     
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