FC30: celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Nintendo Famicom

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  1. Costello
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    Did you know that today is the 30th anniversary of the original Nintendo Famicom? You didn't? Well now you do! To celebrate this wonderful day, a company has contacted me to announce the release of a pretty awesome looking product: the FC30.

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    The FC30 is a wireless bluetooth controller imitating the design of the original Famicom controller, and that is compatible with all sorts of cell phones (iPhone, android...) and many other devices. Read more below:
    To read more about the product you may consult the document that the team have sent me. Clicking this post will also reveal a bunch of detailed photos for you to examine. In addition, FC30 are releasing a limited edition made of actual gold, manufactured by a famous Hong-Kong jewelry brand (Chow Tai Fook J.G. Ltd.). More details in the attached document.

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    Some samples are being sent over to GBAtemp for reviews and for competition prizes. We can't wait to get our hands on this little gem!
     

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  2. TheCasketMan

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    I always preferred the famicom design to the NES. The controller also had a mic.
     
  3. Devin

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    Smexy. Did they throw a price on that bad boy? Nice that they're only making 30 of the Gold Limited edition ones. :lol:
     
  4. Costello
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    I wasn't too excited for this product, until I saw... this ...

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    I absolutely, totally want one now. They're sending me a free sample! being an admin has its perks :gba:
    Gonna get a few samples for competitions too so there will be some up for grabs soon :)
     
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  5. raulpica

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    Looking terribly slick! I'd love one of those to play with Android emulators on my Smartphone :D

    Any news on pricing, Costy? I want one :D
     
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    That is awesome!

    There goes one of my trivia questions, though, with the answer on the front page and all.
     
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    Happy bday Famicon!

    Here is a bargain for any Famicon fanboy:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!




    I would possibly buy one of these pads to use with my android phone and tab. Will have to wait on reviews as I have a PS3 pad and Wiimotes which I think can be used with android though I've never tried it myself.
    I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII and a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1" and with Shadowrun Returns coming in a few weeks it might be the perfect time to try out a controller solution.
     
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    I like it very much, I can't wait to get one, I want to play Contra on my Smartphone, it's Note2.
     
  9. DinohScene

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    That looks super neat!

    I'd love to have one!
     
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    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY. I seriously want this for the Nexus 7. Only downside I can see is that they use the mini USB to recharge instead of the standard micro USB.
     
  11. macmanhigh

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    I've been using my PS3 Dualshock on my Galaxy S3..........but I NEEDS one of these NOW!!!!!!!!
     
  12. Magnus87

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    I want a pair but the second with microphone
     
  13. Lemmy Koopa

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    Oh wow, this looks really nice. I love the fact that they put X Y and L R buttons on it. I absolutely love the NES and Famicom stuff and got a retroUSB port for my NES controllers, but honestly the only thing I will use them on is NES games because 4 buttons is a pretty low amount.

    It's nice if you want more buttons but want to still feel like you're using a NES controller.

    One of the reasons I got a Mario edition GBA Micro is because it looks like a famicom controller.
     
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    Sexy!
    PS: Costello, remember how we talked about you sending me something nice? :P
     
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  15. Ammako

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    I would definitely use that for playing on emulators, not just on android either.
     
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  16. Mushkin

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    just sent them an email
     
  17. Qtis

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    Not bad! Even though I've got 4 original NES controllers, I'd be interested in this :P
     
  18. spinal_cord

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    I didn't really like the Famicom controller, the NES one was much better. Besides I already have a bluetooth SNES controller.
     
  19. Damian666

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    In your code...
    wanna know the price >.<
     
  20. jonthedit

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    Pre-ordered.
    I've been waiting for something this cheap with bluetooth tech to come around.
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