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Pokarface (OP)

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Which console do I buy?
« on: August 04, 2018, 03:51:46 am »
Hi, I want to play Dreamcast on a mobile and feel a smooth experience since that's a console I never owned. Do I buy a GPD XD with LegacyRom, GPD XD+, Ps Vita, or something else? (I don't want to use my laptop, it's too heavy to carry around).
I would also like to know which console has a Dpad that will allow me to play fighting games and not feel too slow. I haven't seen anything noticeably better between GPD XD with legacy rom and GPD XD+ on YouTube, and even the Bluetooth support has an alternative on GPD XD
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076B995TL
Maybe the advantage is that one overheats and the other doesn't and PSP games?

Money is not issue, it's more important to have an enjoyable gaming experience. I'm tempted to buy the GPD XD Win 1if I can use it for work as well
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Re: Which console do I buy?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2018, 04:58:59 am »
Go with GPD Win 2.
It's the ultimate option, you won't regret it. It can do everything and play everything!
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Re: Which console do I buy?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2018, 09:43:09 am »
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Money is not issue

I would have to agree with sony then.

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Re: Which console do I buy?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 02:48:27 am »
Go with GPD Win 2.
It's the ultimate option, you won't regret it. It can do everything and play everything!
But what's using the gamepad like? I considered the Win before I settled on the XD, and a big reason for going with XD was that the Win just looks uncomfortable. What with the d-pad to the right of the thumbstick, and a big keyboard in the middle that I feel like you'd accidentally press all the time with the fleshy parts of your hands under your thumbs.

It's too bad they're not available in brick and mortar stores, I'd love to hold one in my hands and try it out for myself.

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Re: Which console do I buy?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 12:01:48 am »
I have a Win 1. The keyboard is very solid, you literally have to press it down. Just casually touching it will do nothing.
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Re: Which console do I buy?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2018, 08:18:39 pm »
I have a Win 1. The keyboard is very solid, you literally have to press it down. Just casually touching it will do nothing.
That's good to hear. What about the d-pad placement? Is it awkward to use? I feel like it being placed to the right of the analog stick means you'd have to stretch your thumb uncomfortably to use it. Is that not the case?

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Re: Which console do I buy?
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 12:34:41 am »
I have a Win 1. The keyboard is very solid, you literally have to press it down. Just casually touching it will do nothing.
That's good to hear. What about the d-pad placement? Is it awkward to use? I feel like it being placed to the right of the analog stick means you'd have to stretch your thumb uncomfortably to use it. Is that not the case?

I think you're getting confused between Win 1 and Win 2.

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Re: Which console do I buy?
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 03:15:59 am »
Oh my lord, who on *earth* decided on that gamepad layout for the Win2?!

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Re: Which console do I buy?
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2018, 03:47:45 am »
It's shit as fuck, especially if you have tiny hands.
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Re: Which console do I buy?
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2018, 09:55:21 am »
I don't have any issues with the Gamepad layout on win 2. I had my doubts at the beginning, but i play completely fine.
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Re: Which console do I buy?
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2018, 12:50:56 pm »
I think you're getting confused between Win 1 and Win 2.
True, but then I basically have the same concern regarding the use of the sticks and having to reach uncomfortably far to use them. But judging from Skelton's later comment about not having any issues with the gamepad layout, I guess that's not a problem.
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Re: Which console do I buy?
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2018, 10:06:44 pm »
I've been using my XD for Saturn and GameCube and older games and I use my win 1 for everything else from saturn amd gamecube up and thrown at it so far has played. Even some good ol steam games, mainly the old Thief series. Some things need to be patched to play on the win, thankfully there is almost always a fix for things that don't run right on the win. The only thing I haven't been able to do so far is remote play my ps4. When I try to install it, it says it can install due to screen resolution.

 

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