Analogue Pocket pre-orders open next month

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Analogue's revival of the GameBoy through its own hardware is happening soon. The company announced today the date when pre-orders go live as well as additional details. If you haven't heard of the Analogue Pocket, know that it is a handheld that plays Game Boy, Game Boy Color & Game Boy Advance cartridges. With adapters, it is also able to play game carts from other handheld systems such as the Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color and Atari Lynx.

Sold separately is the Analogue Dock which supports up to 4 controllers and allows controller connection via Bluetooth, 2.4g and wired USB. (you read that right, it supports 2.4g in addition to Bluetooth).

Custom games can also be created for the Pocket with GB Studio without prior programming knowledge. Games created with GB Studio are generated in the proprietary .pocket files and are playable off the SD card. Additionally, with its Nanoloop digital audio workstation, owners of the Pocket can also create their own music.

Pre-orders open on August 3rd, with the Analogue Pocket price at $199.99 and the Analogue Dock at an additional $99.99.

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I actually thought it was just a FPGA-Game Boy from the article I saw earlier.

Still, I have a PSPGo and a 3DS, and a Switch to play these portably on, not to mention the biggest Chad of them all, my PC!
 
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I think it's a really interesting device. Especially the screen and all the modes it comes with are worth looking into.
But 199 is a bit much for a retro system I think.
If this would play original games, as in you could make new games for it, then I would seriously consider this.
Right now it is just too expensive. And they definitely won't lower the price.
 

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I think it's a really interesting device. Especially the screen and all the modes it comes with are worth looking into.
But 199 is a bit much for a retro system I think.
If this would play original games, as in you could make new games for it, then I would seriously consider this.
Right now it is just too expensive. And they definitely won't lower the price.
Actually that is one thing they advertise on the site.
We partnered with GB Studio so you can bring your game ideas to reality with zero programming knowledge needed.

GB Studio is a quick and easy to use drag and drop retro game creator for your favorite handheld video game system. It allows you to generate proprietary .pocket files with GB Studio and run them off your SD card.
So there is that.

For me, even if the price is reaaaaaally steep, especially if you factor in the $99 HDMI dock, I'm still really interested. Gonna be a week of deep contemplation for sure.
 

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Actually that is one thing they advertise on the site.

So there is that.

For me, even if the price is reaaaaaally steep, especially if you factor in the $99 HDMI dock, I'm still really interested. Gonna be a week of deep contemplation for sure.
I don't want to make game boy games. I want to make original Analogue Pocket games.
GB Studio is just a Game Boy game maker. (I say just, but it is actually a nice and advanced tool for people who don't want to code, but do want to make game boy games)
 
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