Old 9th July 2001, 12:08   #1
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GameBoy Advance

Have you gotten yours yet?

I got one a few weeks ago and I'm in love with it... I carry it in my pocket with me at all times.
I even discovered the hidden potentiometer screen control in the rear (however doing so is almost enough to void my warranty).
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Old 9th July 2001, 12:19   #2
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my roommate has one and the screen is so dark that i can hardly play it. how can he fix it?
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Old 9th July 2001, 12:34   #3
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Get the Sony Clié handheld. It's a Palm that plays MP3s. And it's bright as daylight!


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Old 9th July 2001, 12:55   #4
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the gameboy advance isn't an mp3 player... it's the nintendo handheld video game system thingy mabobber.
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Old 9th July 2001, 13:02   #5
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It's my duty in the Winamp Forums to keep the relevance of replies at a low level, as it should be.
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Old 9th July 2001, 13:10   #6
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wombat dropings, now there's a topic for discussion. But seriously who needs water, really? who?

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Old 9th July 2001, 13:12   #7
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Old 9th July 2001, 13:24   #8
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GBA is best played in direct sunlight or under fluorescent lights such as in a classroom. Funny.
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Old 9th July 2001, 13:54   #9
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My son wanted one so he could play it at night in the car while designated driving me around to the bars
Guess that idea is shot(dark display?)
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Old 9th July 2001, 13:56   #10
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so let me get this straight. You were going to let your son drive you around whilst he was playing on his GBA? Does he not have to look at the road?

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Old 9th July 2001, 14:05   #11
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let me get this straight. you look at the road AND drive... at the same time? sheesh, phily baby, one genius is you!
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Old 9th July 2001, 14:18   #12
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[*]He's 13 years old[*]He waits for me outside the bar[*]Plays GBA while Dad loosens the clitoris'[*]Drives me and new mother #273 home at closing
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Old 9th July 2001, 14:50   #13
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El. thats bad

why you want a GBA. give me a good old NES.
or, just give me a bunch of emulators

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Portability!
He plays while I drive making it tough at night when lighting is a problem.
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Old 9th July 2001, 22:39   #15
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Yes, the Game Boy Advance has a very poorly backlight screen, making it very hard to see what the hell is going on in your game. The Web comic strip Penny Arcade pointed this out rather humourously here

This is your brain.
This is your brain on pot.
This is your brain desperately searching for Doritos.

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Old 9th July 2001, 23:44   #16
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Sorry, but what's a potentiometer and if it is what I think it is, what possible use is it?
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Old 9th July 2001, 23:52   #17
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A potentiometer is very much like a volume knob.

po·ten·ti·om·e·ter (p-tnsh-m-tr)
n.
An instrument for measuring an unknown voltage by comparison to a standard voltage.
A three-terminal resistor with an adjustable center connection, widely used for volume control in radio and television receivers. Also called pot.

Not THAT kind of pot

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Old 10th July 2001, 05:07   #18
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/looks for electronic handbook for picture
/cant find it
/says 'fekk' a few times
/scoots back over to the computer

missyob made me post this.
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Old 10th July 2001, 05:38   #19
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A potentiometer is basically a variable resistor.

Anyhow, the GBA does not have a poorly backlit screen. The screen is not backlit at all!

If you don't mind cutting battery life down to a few percent of what it is on the GBA, then fine, take yer backlit bull
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Old 10th July 2001, 05:43   #20
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this a ploy to sell those gba maginifier and backlit addons?

the green colored gb was the best anyways...
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Old 10th July 2001, 07:56   #21
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it's all a conspiracy, they sell you the GBA, and make it so that the display is dark. then they come out with an attatchable light and WHAMO they jack up the price!

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Old 10th July 2001, 21:51   #22
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you're using the term 'backlit' very loosly here, the 'back' part of back-lit pertains to the light being behind the screen, like the computer monitor you're staring at now or a TV. the lights for the GBA are all mounted in front of the picture. There was a version of the GameBoy Pocket that had a backlit screen, but it never made it out of Japan. Neo said it best when he sated "..Not backlit at all!" lol anyway, here's the link you guys wanted to the pentiometer screen thingy article at IGN.

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