QUOTE(foft @ Nov 10 2007, 10:47 AM)
Surely $320 isn't much at all for most working people is the US anyway? Few days work? Sure it may cut the audience down in the younger members who are asking for it for christmas/birthday or saving, but...
I'd like the Craiginator as planned with all its power. It will be a substantial leap forward in portable, openish, handheld gaming for the first time in years. No I don't count phones or PDAs, I mean things with proper controls! Much more than the GP32-GP2X transition was. I'm actually shocked its so cheap (if it ends up so cheap) given what it is expected to do.
Well, considering a lot of people here in the US get paid minimum wage of 6.25 to 8.00/hr depending on the state, no, it's not just a couple of days work. But like I said in another post, save up longer....as long as you have to...for something that you want.
QUOTE(DaveC @ Nov 10 2007, 11:31 AM)
For those of us Americans complaining about the price, well that is what we deserve. You voted for a war mongering oil industry president that cares nothing about running up the national debt to record levels to make his cronies rich, and you did it *twice*. Next year when you elect Guiliani it will only get worse. Now you pay the price.
Don't lump all Americans into one big mess who voted for Bush. Not everyone did. I didn't. America doesn't really have a choice when it comes to elections. Republicans outnumber democrats, that is all there is to it. This country truly is divided in half by those who hate Bush and those who don't. Please understand that. Just because someone wins an election doesn't mean they won it by a 100% majority or that the ballots even remotely reflect the TRUE America.
Not to get all "paranoid" here but I for one think that when it comes to elections, electric ballot boxes, and the like, there is no way things are not tampered with. It's impossible in this day an age, with the money and connections Bush has.
And let's not forget the other countries around the world with leaders and companies that go hand in hand making money with Bush.
QUOTE(b_o_b @ Nov 10 2007, 02:02 PM)
QUOTE(DisgruntleElf @ Nov 10 2007, 10:09 PM)
However the longer the "Craiginator" delays the tougher the sell.
Agreed, but the openness of the device will sell to a hardcore audience even if there will something "better" in the market.
Of course the sooner it is launched the more likely it will be a success.
If the first plans of Craig weren't delayed because of all the criticism on the blueprint it could have been a sweet Christmas present.
I really doubt this.
They have already said that it will be a top of the line machine for the next five years, considering what they are putting into it. So, with that said, I want it to take as long as it takes to get it perfect and going. Since it will be top of the line, no matter when it comes out say in six months to a year, it will STILL be top.
Plus, I think a unit will sell on it's own merit. Yeah, they could rush out and sell a bunch in a month or two. But what about testing? Making it great, perfect, etc. GPH gets blamed for bad quality control, bad service, etc. Why is everyone saying that the sooner it comes out, the more likely they are to buy it? Won't that mean that it's less perfect?
They let you know about this to better the unit. I can understand, just from all these posts, why exactly the unit has not had any info come out. Imagine if they gave you a concrete picture, example, whatever. Then when things change, here comes a huge conspiracy theory, or bitching, etc.
I believe that a unit will sell on it's own merit like I said before - people will see what it can do, and even if sales are slow at first - it will be just like the GP2X's - people will ask others what should I buy, what can I do, etc. And then decide for themselves. Just because it's not ready in a month or two, who cares? I just don't understand that logic. "I heard about it and I want it now, otherwise, forget it". If it is as good as everyone says it will be, it will be worth the money, and worth waiting for.....and still be an excellent, top of the line unit.