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aka: Game Dot Com

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"I don't believe it myself. Imagine reading your e-mail on this thing and you'd have to hook it up to a modem, so you couldn't leave your house anyway... WHY NOT JUST USE A COMPUTER!?"
The Angry Video Game Nerd's review of the handheld.

The (pronounced "game com") was a handheld system made by Tiger Electronics, famous for making low-quality LCD games long beforehand. The system can be seen as revolutionary for its time, as it had a touch screen and rudimentary Internet functionality long before other video game companies tried their hand at it, along with other curious features like having two cartridge slots (initially). Perhaps this was for the best, as the router used to connect the to the internet was a nightmare to hook up, and both the instructions that came with the system and the ones on Tiger's site were incorrect.

Nonetheless, it's still an interesting little nugget of video game history, and it got a decent amount of games with recognizable brand names on them (though the games themselves were rarely up to snuff).




In addition to the above, Internet and Tiger Web Link were released as part of internet-connection accessories.




  • Awesome, yet Impractical: The Internet link function and touch screen were ahead of its time, but in function they were lacking. The touch screen was not very functional, and the Internet function negated its portability, since you needed to hook it up at home to use it.
  • It's Pronounced "Tro-PAY": The dot in the name isn't pronounced.
  • Take That, Audience!: One of the ads for the game had an angry midget shilling the handheld, yelling that it "plays more games than you idiots have brain cells!" The midget is immediately swarmed by the angry crowd. And given the handheld only had 20 games released for it, no wonder they were so angry!

Alternative Title(s): Game Dot Com


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