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http://game-consoles-worldwide.com/"

Kickstarter begins tonight sometime after 11PM (GMT).

Looks particularly good, pricing is apparently going to be around $120 before shipping.
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Interesting.

I've never made a kickstarter pledge before. By pledging do I 'promise I'll buy it' or 'pay up now and wait for x months/years'?
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The former, I believe
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Wow, that looks pretty awesome. I look forward to seeing the pledge options on Kickstarter.

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I get the kind of feeling the Pandora generated, only this time the legwork has already been done and they're going for a games only device.
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Worries me the lack of solid info or updates without digging through threads on forums :roll:
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This looks very promising, I would've loved a microswitch based d-pad, but the 4/3 3.5" 320*240 screen looks already quite nice. If the emulation is spot on it could be the handheld console I've been waiting for since my GP32 10 years ago!
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Here's the kickstarter page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gcw ... n=56ffdb8d"

$135 is the lowest pledge to get yourself the system. Seems absolutely worth it to me!
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For the love of god put another goddamn thumb stick on that thing especially since they show Duke 3d :palm:
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Screw FPS on a tiny screen.
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Yeah that's the other thing 3.5 squint :roll:
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Just about still pocketable :D
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Yeah I guess they've got to weigh up portability and battery life.
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gargoyle67 wrote:For the love of god put another goddamn thumb stick on that thing especially since they show Duke 3d :palm:
Is the design fully finalised? You could always sign up and argue your case on their discussion boards.

At first I disagreed with you about dual thumb sticks, but now that I think about it, it would be worth having for some DOS fps and also, just so that you have emulation of a right handed mouse. I suppose otherwise, you could aim with the nub left handed and use the 4-buttons at your right hand for running and strafing. :think:

The main thing for me is I hope they don't focus too much on dream specs and then scrimp on the D-pad. They should rip off Nintendo's D-pad as much as legally possible.
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For the extra few pence its worth having imho, It makes for a better all round emulation device, The question is why wouldn't you have two thumb sticks :P >Robotron :awe:
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That would be better using the digital input of the d-pad and diamond-arranged buttons. Think: Smash-TV on the snes.
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The Kickstarter has begun. I've already pledged! :D

*edit: also, here's a link to their nicer website.
http://www.gcw-zero.com/"
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Has my backing now too.

This'll get some :rolleyes: but the specifications mean that you could install this in a cab with very little trouble. If you wanted to. And it'd beat the pants off any of the Chinese multigame boards.

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In for the win :thumbup: :awe: :thumbupright:
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Nice video on the xbox emulation comparison, cools. :awe: :thumbup: :thumbupright:

I like how it's not completely one-sided to promote his product, showing problems with each.
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