GameGadget, a system that wants to be "the iPod of Gaming"
UK-based company GameGadget has unveiled a new, open-source game system today, simply titled the "GameGadget 1.0".
The press release is vague, but shows the high ambitions the company has for the system, boasting the tagline "a revolutionary Open Source handheld gaming device that will change the way that games are played, developed and sold."
Here's what Jason Cooper, creator of the GameGadget, had to say:
The system will be released in January 2012, has a price tag of £99.99 (about $135), and runs a version of Linux. Other than that, not much else is known about the system other than a few screenshots.
If anything, this isn't entirely new. Companies like GamePark Holdings, OpenPandora, and Dingoo Digital have made open source, handheld systems before, but with little success. However, this new system might just have a chance.
Meh I just stick with my GPH Wiz.. good for all oldschool stuff and looks way nicer then this ugly thing.
So....its basically this then http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-d1-49-en-70-3ujp.html
Give it thumb sticks, and we will talk.
yea no, this is gonna fail hard
Yeah, I can pretty much picture how a discussion with their sales represenative will go...
Well, what games does it play?
"It's an open source gaming platform, that-"
What games does it play?
"It plays all kinds of games, and it has wireless-"
What are the titles that it plays?
"It has thousands of archived games that-"
"Well, classic games mostly, but that is not impor-"
Does it have any good Role Playing Games?
"It has many different generes that-"
How about a competitive monster collection game, like Pokemon, does it have something like that?
"Well, we can not use lisenced titles from other companies, but-"
Puyo Pop; even the N-Gage at least had Puyo Pop. Will your system play that?
"We will have to get back to you on that; but please look at the loads of other features, such as streaming Netflix video-"
So is this an actual real thing or something a few crooks came up with to scam investors then run away to the Bahamas.
That D-pad looks like it's going to hurt to use. I played Marvel vs Capcom 1 on Dingoo before it was kinda head-ache inducing, maybe this thing will get it right.
The Dingoo A320, I believe.
They're not portable devices though. Well the 3DS and PSP are... BUT STILL, IIRC the cheapest "classic" games are like $5 across the board. For GameGadget, I'd guess they'd be about $1.99 per game if they want to compete with Apple's devices. If not, it'll fail.
Well I do like that the d-pad is based on the PlayStation d-pad (AKA THE BEST D-PAD) but the quality, at least judging from the pictures, looks cheap. Seems interesting at least.
Does it matter??? That's how the Xbox controllers are configured.
I do believe that Dr Ashen over on YouTube has already reviewed something very similar to this.
so its an "ipod without the stuff but a better gaming" console
The problem with the whole "classic game" route is that a huge portion of these games are owned by Nintendo, which is not a third party company. I mean, there are great classics from companies like SEGA and Capcom, but Nintendo basically controlled the classic market. This shouldn't effect it that much, but Rare is also currently owned by Microsoft, so that eliminates the chance of any of their games appearing on this system.
By the way, the picture looks like someone just cut the bottom off of a DS lite.