• Playdate preview: You won't believe how fun this dorky, $179 game system is

    6 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / On Thursday, July 29, you will be able to preorder the $179 Playdate game system. It is very, very yellow-and actually quite fun!
    Lately, I find myself reminiscing about the era when digital playthings looked like toys. You may rightfully question my nostalgia about Tamagotchis, handheld LCD games , and the purple, handle-loaded GameCube, but my line of work revolves mostly around testing products with mature aspirations. Sometimes, I want companies to lighten up and put the "fun" in "functionality."
    That bias contributes in some part to my interest in the Playdate , a $179...
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