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Blogs Thoughts on The Arctic Cooling GCM

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 18 Feb 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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    This isn’t really a review, and I can’t label it as such, if only because Arctic Cooling’s GCM isn’t really the type of device we usually cover. Still, when it landed in the office I just couldn’t help myself. It looked so cheap and nasty that the other guys in the office recoiled from it in melodramatic disgust. I had to write about it....

    http://www.bit-tech.net/blog/gaming/2011/02/18/thoughts-on-the-arctic-cooling-gcm/
     
  2. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Arrrgghhhhhhhh!

    My eyes are bleeding!

    Damn you!
     
  3. Loafers

    Loafers What's a Dremel?

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    Since nobody in your office likes them, can I have one :D?
     
  4. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    I'll stick with my original Game Boy then (which still comes on holiday with me)!
     
  5. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    Quietpc has them for 29 pounds before vat.
     
  6. Canon

    Canon Reformed

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    looks set to rival the 3DS for sure :eyebrow:
     
  7. FelixTech

    FelixTech Robot

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    I think the review still stands :)
     
  8. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    What no screen shots?
     
  9. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    But can it play Crysis?



    ...Sorry.
     
  10. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Why is it called Arctic Cooling?
    Doesn't fit into their productline at all :confused:
     
  11. mkb

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    LOL that was a little scathing hehe. So in summary: do not want.
     
  12. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    Bargain!
     
  13. maverik-sg1

    maverik-sg1 Member

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    So reading between the lines - you don't like it then? :p
     
  14. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    On one hand, good that you seem to have made up with Arctic Cooling.
    OTOH, lol
     
  15. Skippylee

    Skippylee Now then!

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    Having tried one of these I totally agree with the review. It is as described. But I have to say the product is not aimed at mature gamers, those people how are used to the game play of the more modern hand held gaming consoles, so you would think it is a "pile of crap", I know I did, and still do!

    The GCM is aimed at young children of 4-7, the type of kid who will pick up a console like this, play it for about a month or so and then move onto some new. Trust me I know. I have a kid at that age and that is exactly how it went, he loved it! Therefore it is cheaper for you to buy a console like this than one of the more expensive mainstream alternatives. It's better to waste £30-40 rather than £100+!
     
  16. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    You guys need to come up with a "Bit-Tech Steaming Turd Award" for products this bad.
     
  17. enciem

    enciem New Member

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    Looks like trash, but I'd love something similar that had all the old LCD Game & Watch games on it. Loved those things.
     
  18. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    Could be worse. It could be a PopStation.
     
  19. Toploaded

    Toploaded New Member

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    Yeah pretty much, it's what gamers like us would give to their young kids to stop them whining on about playing our PSP's. However, for the same price you could probably get a gameboy advance with a good few games off ebay, so there really is just no justification for this.
     
  20. Blackmoon181

    Blackmoon181 Geography,Its not just colouring in

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    whats the battery life like on it ?

    the only saving grace perhaps....
     
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