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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.

    :arrow: Pre-order link
    :arrow: SOURCE: GBAtemp Inbox
     
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  3. Sansgaming420

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    This is cool, but very niche. Who actually would use this over a hacked vita or 3ds?
     
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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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    this thing is still happening? :lol:
     
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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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    All in the name of "accuracy."

    At least there's nothing about emulating the movement of electrons in the marketing material! XD

     
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    $100 to $200 my phone can do this or my 3DS.. Vita or even probably my TV.... Nah to pricey for me but they do look cool!
     
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    The price is too high, not sure if it cost a lot to make this and that is the reason for the price but if it doesn’t cost too much, $60 maybe for the system would have been reasonable. The dock is really over priced.
     
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    Damn looks nice but the price is insane even for someone as fabulously wealthy as me! :hateit:
     
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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.
     
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    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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    No, thanks. I can get an Android phone cheaper than that and run any portable and home consoles for Android. The fancy design is not worth the money they ask for. I'd rather play my games on the original GB/GB Pocket/GBC. :rofl:
     
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    Thats emulation

    This is not.
     
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    I don't understand, it says it supports 4 players. But how? Unless is link cable games like super mario advance games (Which is just 4 player mario bros classic) you still need link cable. It says it uses 4 player LOCALLY with 4 controllers. None of the supported games work that way. :blink:
     
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    I know, but still... It's 3 times the price of the original GB... And it's not from Nintendo.
     
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    So what?
    It's not like GB emulation is bad or anything.
     
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    Some people just prefer to not sue emulation for whatever reason. (Different for everyone )

    I’m one of those for example. If I had the opportunity to play a game via normal means opposed to emulation I will always choose that
     
  20. Darklinkreturns

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    A modded GBA can pretty easily end up costing about that much, depending on how all out you go with it, and still not have the functionality this thing offers. I'm definitely gonna try for a preorder.
     
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    The price probably makes sense. They have to be aware of the alternatives. I cannot picture 4 people using this.
     
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