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nielo360

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Re: My Top 10 favourite Portable Video Game Consoles (Official or Chinese)
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2015, 12:29:22 pm »
i dont have a top ten list but here are some devices i have enjoyed in no particular order

1. gameboy color
2. nintendo ds
3.gpd g5a
4.jxd s7300 unfortunately broke playing m.u.s.h.a
5.psp 2000
6.original gameboy advanced

things that don't belong on this list but are portable and i gamed on

1.cybinco crappy and awesome all at the same time
2.acer iconia a200 tablet + logitech f710 wireless controller
3.nokia 3210 lots of hours of snake
4.acer aspire one + usb saturn controllers

Omg how did I forget the Nokia 3210 LMAO I spent a good portion of my life playing snake on that thing!

chip

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Re: My Top 10 favourite Portable Video Game Consoles (Official or Chinese)
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2015, 05:10:01 pm »
I can't believe nobody's even mentioned the Gamepark GP32.



Sure, the specs are laughably antiquated by modern standards and weren't even all that impressive in 2002:

  • ARM920T @ 133mhz
  • 8MB RAM
  • 3.5" 320x240 non-backlit LCD
  • SMC flash cards (topped out at 128mb)
  • 4 action buttons and a wonky joystick
  • Pitiful original games selection

But it was the first open-ish handheld, and the first handheld capable of homebrew and/or emulation.  If it wasn't for the GP32, there would probably never have been a GP2X, or Wiz, or caanoo, or a Pandora, or probably even a dingoo.  Many of the devs who ported and perfected most of the emulators we use today got started on the GP32.  The GP32X forums are where the whole open handheld scene was born.

I still have my GP32 somewhere, and it's still one of my all-time favorites.  In it's day, it was the best (only) thing going for mobile retro gaming.  And its legacy is still pretty damn impressive.
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b0h3mian

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Re: My Top 10 favourite Portable Video Game Consoles (Official or Chinese)
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2015, 08:39:07 pm »
I do not really have a Top 10, but here it goes:

- Nintendo Gameboy Original (man, with the Lightboy and Soundboy attachments, it weighted bricks)

- Nintendo Gameboy Advance SP (cute little clamshell device, super convenient)

- Sony PlayStation Portable (so versatile, runs so many emulators, it's beyond belief at that time)

- Sony PlayStation Vita 1k (love the machine, it's screen, its overall feel, but sadly the game selection can be more)

- Nintendo 3DS XL (finally a decent sized DS, but a year+ after I got it, Nintendo announced the NEW 3DS...Well, still hope Nintendo will eventually get on the HD screen bandwagon)

- Tapwave Zodiac (a palm os device, in the days of handspring treos, blackberries, Symbian phones, the Zodiac was like the future, a PDA that could be a game device.)

Honorable mentions: Gameboy Color, PSP Go, Nintendo DS Lite, Gamegear
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Re: My Top 10 favourite Portable Video Game Consoles (Official or Chinese)
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2015, 07:14:38 am »
I can't believe nobody's even mentioned the Gamepark GP32.



Sure, the specs are laughably antiquated by modern standards and weren't even all that impressive in 2002:

  • ARM920T @ 133mhz
  • 8MB RAM
  • 3.5" 320x240 non-backlit LCD
  • SMC flash cards (topped out at 128mb)
  • 4 action buttons and a wonky joystick
  • Pitiful original games selection

But it was the first open-ish handheld, and the first handheld capable of homebrew and/or emulation.  If it wasn't for the GP32, there would probably never have been a GP2X, or Wiz, or caanoo, or a Pandora, or probably even a dingoo.  Many of the devs who ported and perfected most of the emulators we use today got started on the GP32.  The GP32X forums are where the whole open handheld scene was born.

I still have my GP32 somewhere, and it's still one of my all-time favorites.  In it's day, it was the best (only) thing going for mobile retro gaming.  And its legacy is still pretty damn impressive.

Ahahahahahahahaha, is that you, Chip? From the GP2X forums?
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Re: My Top 10 favourite Portable Video Game Consoles (Official or Chinese)
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2015, 01:31:34 pm »
Ahahahahahahahaha, is that you, Chip? From the GP2X forums?

Yep.  That's me.

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Re: My Top 10 favourite Portable Video Game Consoles (Official or Chinese)
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2015, 02:56:12 pm »
Awesome mate, come and spend more time with us @ http://boards.openpandora.org No more Craig! :D
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Re: My Top 10 favourite Portable Video Game Consoles (Official or Chinese)
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2015, 07:27:47 am »
People haven't received the XD yet and it is already second in the polls... Sure.

mhmm i thought that too about the GPD XD getting 2nd place when Sony doesn't have it yet lol but , i Really really don't think that sony is working for GPD if you're thinking that part

sony has been part of this forum for like the longest time , i think everyone's just excited about the XD maybe that's why it got 2nd place
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lemmywinks

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Re: My Top 10 favourite Portable Video Game Consoles (Official or Chinese)
« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2015, 11:05:42 am »
I think it's hard to beat The Gameboy and DS line for handheld gaming, I've had tons of handhelds over the years but it's the Nintendo stuff that gets the most use.

I guess my top ten would be:

1 - DS Lite
2 - GBA SP
3 - 3DS XL
4 - DSi XL
5 - Dingoo A320
6 - GPD G5A
7 - Gameboy
8 - PSP 2003
9 - PSP Go
10- JXD S7300b

DS Lite is actually one of my least favourite DS consoles now, however it has that GBA port and got so much use over the years it has to be top, the combined GBA and DS library is such an amazing collection of software.

Also while not being a console gotta give a shout out to the HTC G1. It ran emulators well enough at the time and had conveniently placed 1, Q, W and A buttons on the left hand side which meant it was a nice early gaming phone. Even had the trackball on the right which was supported in an early version of Quake, pretty good for the time.
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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
PC:
Medion Erazer, Toshiba Z20t, Dell Mini 9, Psion 5MX
Tons of other old laptops and tablets.....

LordDavon

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Re: My Top 10 favourite Portable Video Game Consoles (Official or Chinese)
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2015, 02:38:19 am »
I can't believe nobody's even mentioned the Gamepark GP32.

Sure, the specs are laughably antiquated by modern standards and weren't even all that impressive in 2002:

  • ARM920T @ 133mhz
  • 8MB RAM
  • 3.5" 320x240 non-backlit LCD
  • SMC flash cards (topped out at 128mb)
  • 4 action buttons and a wonky joystick
  • Pitiful original games selection

But it was the first open-ish handheld, and the first handheld capable of homebrew and/or emulation.  If it wasn't for the GP32, there would probably never have been a GP2X, or Wiz, or caanoo, or a Pandora, or probably even a dingoo.  Many of the devs who ported and perfected most of the emulators we use today got started on the GP32.  The GP32X forums are where the whole open handheld scene was born.

I still have my GP32 somewhere, and it's still one of my all-time favorites.  In it's day, it was the best (only) thing going for mobile retro gaming.  And its legacy is still pretty damn impressive.

I had two.  I think I still have one with a cracked screen out in the garage.  I may still have my Tapwave Zodiac also.  lol...

My favorite was the Sharp Zodiac.  It wasn't a gaming machine, but the games were great.  I even ported a few emulators to it, back in the day.  I loved that system!

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Re: My Top 10 favourite Portable Video Game Consoles (Official or Chinese)
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2015, 02:53:32 am »
My favorite was the Sharp Zodiac.  It wasn't a gaming machine, but the games were great.  I even ported a few emulators to it, back in the day.  I loved that system!

What the **** is a Sharp Zodiac? I googled it and nothing came up?
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« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2015, 03:21:54 am »
Personally, I don't have a top ten. I always favored emulation for the ability to turbo past all of the parts that drag on and on - playing Pokemon the original GB was probably the most frustrating gaming experience of my life.

That being said, the GPD XD seems like a contender for a good handheld. I can see why people like it - I always liked the clamshell design myself. But I'm now eyeing something completely different: the Steamboy.
I'm basically a PC gamer, so this is pretty big for me. I don't know how it will preform, or the quality of the trackpads, or how long its battery will last. Still, its premise is pretty amazing - a super compact notebook running SteamOS (Linux). I'm guessing that will also support the most current emulators, but that is just a meager amount compared to the amount of games available on Steam.

So, yeah, if we're talking about a hypothetical top 10 - the Steamboy is probably my number 1.

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Re: My Top 10 favourite Portable Video Game Consoles (Official or Chinese)
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2015, 05:27:59 am »
My favorite was the Sharp Zodiac.  It wasn't a gaming machine, but the games were great.  I even ported a few emulators to it, back in the day.  I loved that system!

What the **** is a Sharp Zodiac? I googled it and nothing came up?

Sorry.  Sharp Zaurus.  That's what happens when the kids bug me while I am typing.  It is a PDA that had a model sold in the US (5500, I think), and then came out with a clamshell model in Japan.  It had a small screen, Xscale processor, and a keyboard.  Great little unit.

I had every model!  I was working with a company called Dynamism, and they asked me to convert the model from Japanese to English.  After I did the conversion, they hired me to help support them.  Sharp kept coming out with new models, so I was given every unit to convert.

skelton

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« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2015, 10:00:26 am »
Very hard for me to make a top ten. Probably the one I like or use most at the moment are 3ds and PSP, followed by Vita.

I also love my Wiz, and even though I have a GCW Zero, I use the wiz more. I almost never use my GCW Zero.

About Android devices, my favourite is JXD s601, though nostalgia has a key role here, because it was the device that pushed  me to begin with android development and custom firmwares.  Also, when this device came out, lot of people joined here trying to remove limitations imposed by JXD, like 600 mhz speed and things like that. It created a good development community that has dissapeared unfortunately.

GPD g5a is also one of my favouites, because it's a very nice device and I have enjoyed it too. GPD q9 is also a fine device I have enjoyed, but at the monent for android gaming or emus I just prefer to use my phone + gamekilp and ps3 controller.
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Re: My Top 10 favourite Portable Video Game Consoles (Official or Chinese)
« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2015, 01:08:08 pm »
...but at the monent for android gaming or emus I just prefer to use my phone + gamekilp and ps3 controller.

You know, here's a funny thing.  I just picked up a Note 5 last night, and put my iPhone 6 Plus away in case I need it later.  I haven't even thought of installing a game on the Note 5, and the iPhone may have 3 games on it that I've played.  I almost never think to play games on my phone.  I have a couple controllers from Moga (one iPhone and one for Android) that have clips on them for phones, and just always use them with my tablets.  Maybe I should try that with the iPhone.

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Re: My Top 10 favourite Portable Video Game Consoles (Official or Chinese)
« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2015, 02:10:51 pm »
...but at the monent for android gaming or emus I just prefer to use my phone + gamekilp and ps3 controller.

You know, here's a funny thing.  I just picked up a Note 5 last night, and put my iPhone 6 Plus away in case I need it later.  I haven't even thought of installing a game on the Note 5, and the iPhone may have 3 games on it that I've played.  I almost never think to play games on my phone.  I have a couple controllers from Moga (one iPhone and one for Android) that have clips on them for phones, and just always use them with my tablets.  Maybe I should try that with the iPhone.

Well, in my case I only use for emulation. I don't play android games except for a few console ports like Ducktales or Jet set radio.
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Re: My Top 10 favourite Portable Video Game Consoles (Official or Chinese)
« Reply #35 on: August 22, 2015, 02:26:35 pm »
My favorite was the Sharp Zodiac.  It wasn't a gaming machine, but the games were great.  I even ported a few emulators to it, back in the day.  I loved that system!

What the **** is a Sharp Zodiac? I googled it and nothing came up?

Sorry.  Sharp Zaurus.  That's what happens when the kids bug me while I am typing.  It is a PDA that had a model sold in the US (5500, I think), and then came out with a clamshell model in Japan.  It had a small screen, Xscale processor, and a keyboard.  Great little unit.

I had every model!  I was working with a company called Dynamism, and they asked me to convert the model from Japanese to English.  After I did the conversion, they hired me to help support them.  Sharp kept coming out with new models, so I was given every unit to convert.

I envy you :(
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Re: My Top 10 favourite Portable Video Game Consoles (Official or Chinese)
« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2015, 12:43:33 am »
I envy you :(

It was fun, back in the day.  I rather enjoyed the challenges.  Heck, I learned how to port applications, program a little, and even created andLinux to be a development environment for the GP32x, and Zaurus.  They were fun times, and I do miss them a little.

After programming in Java and .NET (C#) professionally for quite a number of years, I no longer have the same love for those types of projects.  andLinux is almost dead, except I don't have the heart to take down the andLinux.org domain.  Wife is wrecked with Morning Sickness these days (I'm 44 and having another... ack!), run a business and the kids always have their hands out.

 

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