Author Topic: The GameGadget  (Read 39657 times)

twisty2k7

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Re: The GameGadget
« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2012, 01:16:36 am »
They originally said that pricing would be much less than ?5.  On Facebook, people are speculating that the only reason they're quoting ?5.00 per game is to make the idea of over ?140 of software free seem appealing and tat they'll drop prices on launch.  This does seem to be causing mixed reactions though.  Time will tell

twisty2k7

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Re: The GameGadget
« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2012, 11:23:22 pm »
For those who have pre-ordered, consoles were sent out today via Fed Ex for next day delivery to arrive before the UK bank holiday weekend.  Check Facebook for updates

packo

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Re: The GameGadget
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2012, 11:46:22 pm »
And another stupid 3.5" screen   Bad very Bad  idea

Now days We need  a  5" inch screen  , we have so many 3.5"  on the market 

Why buy Another one..

 

   

gibberish

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Re: The GameGadget
« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2012, 08:10:03 am »
3.5" is the perfect size imo. the dingoo screen is just a little too small.
what would be amazing is 3.5" with 640x480 though, for dosbox etc.

ruffnutts

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Re: The GameGadget
« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2012, 11:05:48 am »
GameGadget running OpenDingux

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mCO9J3M99g" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mCO9J3M99g</a>

and

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT4C45zviq0" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT4C45zviq0</a>

Thanks to BAFelton  ;)

OldSkoolFool

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Re: The GameGadget
« Reply #45 on: June 11, 2012, 06:02:22 am »
I can assure you that the unit is hackable. I have played it first hand, and that I've seen much more than just Genesis games run on it. However I can't really offer much more advice than that for now. This also includes the US version of the http://www.dascheap.com/game-gadget-portable-emulator.html as well.

I can reasonably say that once this gets into the right hands, that this will be a Dingoo killer.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmJp4Tjq4qA" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmJp4Tjq4qA</a>

pcercuei

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Re: The GameGadget
« Reply #46 on: June 11, 2012, 11:39:54 am »
Yeah. Just like the A320e and A380 are dingoos (A320) killers.

Alien Grey

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Re: The GameGadget
« Reply #47 on: June 13, 2012, 07:52:11 am »
Yeah. Just like the A320e and A380 are dingoos (A320) killers.

Yeah right, and I don't think that it's ever going to be in the right hands because they don't care about the GameGadget. The GCW Zero looks promising but i don't think it's going to replace the Dingoo A-320 as well.
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1wiierdguy

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Re: The GameGadget
« Reply #48 on: July 17, 2012, 07:53:22 am »
 So does having Open Dingux on this make it worth getting? I'd love something that can do what the A320 does, only with a bigger screen.

Alien Grey

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Re: The GameGadget
« Reply #49 on: July 17, 2012, 08:33:04 am »
So does having Open Dingux on this make it worth getting? I'd love something that can do what the A320 does, only with a bigger screen.

I don't think so. I think that you'll be better off with a GCW Zero if you like something that can do the same as the Dingoo A-320 and want a bigger screen.

Have a look here: http://game-consoles-worldwide.com/
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K-77

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Re: The GameGadget
« Reply #50 on: July 17, 2012, 10:36:50 am »
Yeah. Just like the A320e and A380 are dingoos (A320) killers.

+1

And about the video did he said micro usb for tv-out? at 3:51

I bet Jenny is responsible for that.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2012, 10:49:53 am by kowkar77 »

ruffnutts

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Re: The GameGadget
« Reply #51 on: November 29, 2012, 09:58:56 am »
GameGadget only ?29.99 free shipping on ebay now lol...

EDIT: wow ?24.00 free shipping even cheaper haha
« Last Edit: November 29, 2012, 10:01:00 am by ruffnutts »

naxeras

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Re: The GameGadget
« Reply #52 on: November 29, 2012, 03:54:59 pm »
GameGadget only ?29.99 free shipping on ebay now lol...

EDIT: wow ?24.00 free shipping even cheaper haha

?Where?


gibberish

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Re: The GameGadget
« Reply #54 on: December 03, 2012, 11:12:50 pm »
now that's a fall from grace! weren't these things ?100 when they came out? very glad i never bothered with one of these now.

Semmu

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Re: The GameGadget
« Reply #55 on: January 16, 2013, 10:59:31 am »
Hi everyone!

I really want to have a hackable handheld console, to be able to write my own games and play with those on a handheld console. (I've already written an RTS in C with SDL, so I only need a suitable hardware)
I've heard about GCW Zero, which is awesome, I even backed their Kickstarter project, but $130 seems a bit too much for me. (I can't pay that much for a handheld)
But a GameGadget can be bought for only ?32 on eBay, which is very low price.
What do you think? Should I buy one? I really want to have a handheld, and I even have Linux experience (since I was using it for years), but I didn't do anything like this (flashing games, tuning firmware, etc.)

Thanks for your help!
[C+SDL programmer, want to develop own games for handhelds]

lemmywinks

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Re: The GameGadget
« Reply #56 on: January 16, 2013, 12:36:20 pm »
The Gamegadget even at such a low price doesn't represent a good deal. I'd wait for your GCWZero or maybe try and pick up a cheap A320 in the meantime.

It looks like it bombed and most users are really unhappy with it, when they try and get answers from the official forum the posts are deleted and the users are banned, not good.

Massive thread here if you can be bothered to trawl through it:
http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=33608&hilit=game+gadget

Gets pretty bizarre.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2013, 12:49:11 pm by lemmywinks »
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Semmu

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Re: The GameGadget
« Reply #57 on: January 16, 2013, 12:51:18 pm »
Yeah, I thought about Dingoo, but it's around $100, what I can't really afford.
And if I could, I would rather buy a GCW Zero, it's just $30+ more.

Hmm, I don't know what to do... I really want a handheld console which is capable of running my own games.
[C+SDL programmer, want to develop own games for handhelds]

cdoty

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Re: The GameGadget
« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2013, 12:04:48 am »
The Gamegadget even at such a low price doesn't represent a good deal.

The GameGadget is no worse than a Dingoo, and it's about 1/2 the price. Using the Sandbox, you can run Dingux and OpenDingux, and it's an excellent developer console. I ported two games to it, and had no issues doing so (SDL runs nicely):

http://rastersoft.net/?cat=10

Now, if you're talking about the original price and the promised games, I can agree. But, it's 1/4 of the original price and they were smart enough to include the sandbox mode.

Here's a link to all of the software you will need:
http://www.pocketvideogamer.co.uk/index.php?page=gamegadget
« Last Edit: January 17, 2013, 12:55:57 am by cdoty »

lemmywinks

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Re: The GameGadget
« Reply #59 on: January 17, 2013, 12:41:59 am »
The GameGadget is no worse than a Dingoo, and it's about 1/2 the price. Using the Sandbox, you can run Dingux and OpenDingux, and it's an excellent developer console. I ported two games to it, and had no issues doing so (SDL runs nicely):

http://rastersoft.net/?cat=10

Now, if you're talking about the original price and the promised games, I can agree. But, it's 1/4 of the original price and they were smart enough to include the sandbox mode.

All depends on wether you like giving money to a company that treats it's customers (that's you) with utter contempt or not I guess.
If people can find a use for a console they were mis-sold then that's great, but supporting a company that acts like they did (Blaze or Xploder, both used underhand tactics and lied) is not really a good thing to do. As far as I'm concerned the more unsold Game Gadgets they still have in their warehouses the better.
Handhelds:
GPD Win, GPD XD 64gb, PlayGo, RS-90, 3DS XL, DSi XL, GBA SP, GBBC Clone, Gameboy Pocket c/w screen mod, PSP Go
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Medion Erazer, Toshiba Z20t, Dell Mini 9, Psion 5MX
Tons of other old laptops and tablets.....