1. Jayro

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    For those scoffing at the price, you're getting a top of the line product for your money, and it's super feature-rich. If this was some shitty Chinese clone with a bad screen, terrible sluggish UI, and cheap-ass GBA SoC with emulators and bad performance, then sure... Your arguments would then be valid. But this is none of those things. It's an FPGA and even has a downloadable GB dev kit for it. It plays ROMs, carts, flash carts, midi music support using nanoloop, is dockable to a TV, and will have regular firmware updates.
     
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  2. 64bitmodels

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    all of that but you can only play GBA and GBC games. no thankx lol
     
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    A modded 3DS can play NES SNES GBC games with the really nice official Nintendo emulators and play GBA DS 3DS games natively, so I don't think this is worth at all, seeing how a 3ds is like less than $100 right now. To be fair if you don't care about DS and 3DS games at all, and this handheld somehow has a better d-pad than the 3DS (and you are rich), then you can get this for the best retro gaming experience I guess
     
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    I gotta say, this is absolutely kickass. Actual hardware recreation instead of emulation is exactly what I want in a clone console, and I'm glad someone's finally doing it.

    I can't afford it, though. And although I do really want one, at that price point, it's just not something I would find myself saving up for. The ability to easily make games for it is really neat, and if the 'local multiplayer' actually refers to playing link cable games locally, I'd be more interested, but trying to do any kind of splitscreen on that console sounds like a kind of hell I don't want to experience. And $100 for a dock is kinda ludicrous. Unless there's a lot of processing that needs to happen with hardware in the dock, I just can't understand paying that much for it.
     
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    Lmao...bro you seem butthurt over other folk's butthurt. Calm down and just enjoy the thing.

    Not gonna lie...I tried hard to hate on this, but I can't. It's a nice looking handheld and I just heard about the collaboration with GB Studio and I'm also digging the nanoloop stuff and it would be fun to use with LSDJ. I might get two.
     
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    I mean if the only thing you care about is being able to play the games in some capacity then yes you're correct. However there's a lot more considerations and priorities that others have. And also most of your argument relies of VC injection which is a lot less convenient than leading ROMs directly or using a flash cart.

    This the display is better, the battery life is likely better, and having FPGAs included means there's basically infinite potential within the capabilities of the FPGAs. Also everything else I've said is likely relevant but I admit I'm too lazy to repeat it all
     
  7. 64bitmodels

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    again though this is just a gameboy machine. for 199 you could get a switch lite and play a hell of a lot more than just game boy games.
    it would be better if this were a jack of all trades, doing all the consoles listed alongside some home consoles like snes and genesis but this is nothing but a game boy machine, and if i can play those games on my 3ds why even bother
     
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    From what I understand, SNES and Genesis cores may very well be possible at some point in the future. Also it supports Lynx, NGP, and Game Gear out of the box, requiring only a pin adapter which won't really apply to the roms.

    You have to consider that as with anything a community will form around these with active development, and also the main FPGA guy at analogue is a friend to the community and is known to create unofficial firmware for us.

    At the very least GB(C), GBA, Lynx, NGP, GG, and likely more in the future. A bit more than "just gameboy"

    And as I keep on saying. "just playing the games" isn't everyone's only proprieties. I'm not trying to convince you guys to bother, it really seems like it's not for you. My point is though for what it is it definitely has a market and it a very fair price.

    I mean when people were complaining about it being way over-priced I was expecting something a lot crazier than $200 I mean honestly just the materials quality makes me think it'd be very unlikely to ever be priced below that, not to mention that for those who want a handheld device that plays their favorite games, but they prefer not to mess around with software emulation, it's literally just about the best we could hope for
     
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    I really like it, but i would not spend 200$ w/o shipping.

    I have an IPS GBA with Everdrive that can play the same (except Lynx), but additional MS =)

    Im pretty sure its a nice piece of hardware and they will sell it, but if you want all the adapters and power cables and hardcase, then you are close to 400$.
     
  10. eriol33

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    That's truly a nostalgia bait. The price is too steep. Probably will sell more if it costs around 70 bucks
     
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    They'd also be selling below cost at that o price I can almost guarantee. Whether you think it's being used justifiably or not the hardware used is quite high-end.

    Also the point I make time and time again is that comparing it to cheap shitty Chinese clone consoles is the wrong comparison. It makes a lot more sense to compare it to original hardware, where the value becomes obvious very quickly/.

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    This costs about the same as just a fully modded GBA and has many additional capabilities out of the box. And does still work with flashcarts. Also none of the accesories are necessary to get a good usable experience better than what you already have.
     
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    Ahh this looks so damn yummy sexy :wub: i love the design <3!! i really would love to order one but as of right now i am broke. gonna just enjoy the reviews of it.
     
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    I really like the location of the shoulder buttons, very smart. I also like that they're gonna release it on my birthday, it could be a nice present or myself! I understand the base price, but I don't like the prices of (all) the peripherals.
     
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    is there open source fpga device that can do all of this ? can someone dump their fpga and install it somewhere else?
     
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    Yeah, I already signed up :)
    Though I doubt they will accept me, as they are a company which focuses on emulation rather than new stuff.
    I think it's targeted to developers looking to port, for example, the wonderswan to the system.
     
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    Not convinced now. Will wait for reviews.
     
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    No, you can use the ones designed for it, on the github link I posted.
     
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    Official or not, they are still emulators. And emulation will always have overhead which equals latency.This isn't software emulation, it's FPGA hardware simulation. The levels of responsiveness are amazing if have only ever played retro games through emulation. I see a lot of people dismissing this because "meh I can play on emulators" and hey, that's great for you if what you have works great for your needs, but you're not the target audience anyway, so why even bother posting about something you clearly don't fully understand?

    I'm not gonna buy one of these but I understand the price tag, and honestly I think it's a pretty good price for what it offers, considering Analogue's other products.

    My main concern here is that I already have a modded GBA, so even though I really wanna buy it I have no use for it. I could use a multi-console FPGA since I only have real hardware setups for SNES, N64, and PS1 - but this + the dock is just too much when you can get a MisTer kit for much less...
     
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