End of the Game.com Looks at Failed Handheld

Many will luckily not remember Tiger’s attempt at a true handheld console. The Game.com featured a black and white touch screen as its main gimmick, but the absurdly low refresh rate made anything involving motion almost impossible to see. The few highlights of the limited release list were games that required limited movement, like pack-in Lights Out or Wheel of Fortune.

Someone had enough interest in the hardware to track down some of the developers and score interviews with them, certainly the first time that has ever been done. EndoftheGame.com is a small blog with some .gif endings and those interviews that are well worth a read. There is some discussion of the unreleased NBA Live port, and how Tiger treated the programmers. It is worth a read if you want to keep up on obscure gaming history.