First of all i suggest you watch it before commenting, two people did not go on the show, they were there to check that the information which was said on the show was accurate, just the same as Microsoft did the previous week when they did a feature on setting up Xbox Live.From what I understand of British law, this whole thing is very legally hazaardous. If the two people who went on the show are not being truthful about the abilities of 2X, that could be considered either false advertising OR slander if something is said to make the 2X seem less than what it is. These two reps should be tracked down and identified as soon as possible, so we can determine how much about the 2X they actually know.
Its clear from your comments that you have not seen the show, whos interests would it be in for anybody to knowingly make up information? Also the show aired on Tuesday unless you have a time machine you can't go back and stop it from happening.If the show is aired as-is, not only would it be either defaming or possiblly false advertising the GP2X system, but GPH could have a pretty good lawsuit on their hands, especially if the producers of the show KNOW about the inaccuracies before the show aired.
I'm not a lawyer, but I suggest a new segment/interview with someone who actually knows what the hell they were talking about. The only other option is to let either Craig or Evildragon watch the interview in question to see how much damage would actually be done on all sides.
I agree its not only for developers, maybe he should have said a lot of the users also code for the system.He said a few things that could detract from the actual purpose of what the GP2X is really for, but nothing astronomically full of it.
Only slight concerns I would think:
I don't agree that it's only for developers.
I don't agree that the GP2X can't be a serious work/business app. tool.
They showed Doom and Duke 3D running without indicating it needs the data files from the shareware/full game.
They said something to the effect of running the same games as PC and Mac? That should have a bit more clarification.
He mentioned the words EMULATOR and ROMS outright
He didn't mention the fact that you have to "rip" the movies from DVD, or encode them on your computer first.
The words "crazy community" by which I can assume he meant us and the other forums, would seem to imply that we're only a small bunch of programmers and not serious about gaming.
They said the device runs on linux, but they didn't say that you don't need to KNOW Linux in order to play with the 2X.
Other that that, it wasn't so bad.
Thank you for the clip, Orkie
My thoughts entirely. Unlike us, most people have never heard of gp32/gp2x and hence this was a good introduction. The description that it was more for writing than playing games was a bit odd - but lets face it, running and installing games *isn't* for non-technical types. Pretending that it is will cause more problems as will lead to a backlash.If I'd watched the clip and had never heard of the GP2X, I'd be searching the WWW right about now to find out more.
Ok, there were some inaccuracies in the interview, but I don't see how sales would be hurt by it. Considering the short slot allocated to the review, I'd say this should be looked upon favourably as anyone watching who's in the market for a new handheld would probably be curious.
I can't see what all the fuss is about.