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supergoose wrote:If they were to release it again, then they'd probably ruin it. I really wouldn't want to see a half assed 3d version of the game.
Oh I hope not. That's my point. There'd be no need to update it. It doesn't look out of date at all.
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Will it emulate Neo Geo better than the Neo Geo X?
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Potentially, slightly. The screen is more suitable.

To be anal about it (and I know you like anal)... Neo Geo games are designed to display in 4:3 ratio at 320x224. The Zero screen is 4:3 at 320x240 and the NeoGeoX is 16:9 at 480x272 - a strange and completely unsuitable choice of screen for a console dedicated to NeoGeo. So in practice, while both systems can display a crisp 1:1 image (which is 7% shorter than intended), only the Zero will do so at nearly* full screen (*16 pixels of letterboxing). The NeoGeoX 1:1 rendering would be too small, so it achieves full screen with aliasing and a compensating graphics filter that spoils the image.

There is obviously also a widescreen stretch option on the NeoGeoX if you want to make the image even worse.
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Just got my order details asked for :D We're off!
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Same :D
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Thanks for the heads up. My email is a spam festival so I was hoping someone would put up a reminder.
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They're hoping to begin shipping the Zeros by the end of the Month.

Dosbox now ported. vid 1 and vid 2.

The GCW team are also after donations so they can buy the Atari brand. I'm a bit uncomfortable about that, but there you go. Better they have it than some t-shirt company or whatever I guess, but personally I don't know enough about GCW to believe in donating my money towards their "the cause".
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Should be an interesting month. I'm looking forward to see the first reviews of this one and the ouya.
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If they win the bid for the Atari brand, I say they drop the GCW: Zero name altogether and rename it to an Atari portable. :)
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Well, it looks like we're pretty close now. :awe:

I imagine the backers at least would have been following but the units have been made and are on their way over from China at the moment. The bootloader has just been fixed to recognise the 512MB RAM so we should be good to go soon...fingers crossed.

From what I can gather all of the units back by European customers are going to be sent to a supplier in the EU for distribution which should hopefully save us import duty.
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Another confirmation form to fill out. Check your emails.

Shipping this month. Mid June for KS orders. Also it asked for a t-shirt size from $50+ pledgers. I didn't know we were getting one.
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pubjoe wrote:Another confirmation form to fill out. Check your emails.
No mails for me :problem:
I paid before KS and really hope to get my hand on the system.
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Just the one hand eh, What you doing with the other one ? :hinthint:
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The emails are titled "kickstarter update". You may not be on the mailing list but I think yours is being sent out early June (before the kickstarter deliveries).
We have shipped 60 SE units so far between my day job and time I have at night another twenty were QA/QC again last night and package they just need to be weighed and labels printed for them.

By June 12th to 14th, I plan to be done with all SE shipments and then focus on flashing and shipping all the remaining orders. We will have a team of six this weekend two will be flashing, two will be QC/QA, and two will be doing the packing and printing of shipping labels.

Once we complete this all shipping of KS models should start on 14th or 15th of June 2013.
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Thank's for the information.
Hope I'll get my hands soon on my SE :awe:
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Kickstarter models shipping next week.
GCW Kickstarter email wrote: Project Update #57: Status Update July 25th, 2013 "The Eagle Has Landed"
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Thats right "The Eagle Has Landed" the KickStarter GCW Zero consoles have arrive with the fixed D-Pad and buttons. You all have asked a couple questions so I will take time to answers those also.

1. Will the consoles when shipped have tracking yes all packages will be trackable bu USPS.com and Stamps.com links.

2. What about resellers like Dragonbox.de shipping the consoles at this point we are still trying to work out a way but as always when it comes down to the VAT either I pay it or you pay it.

Either way it's not going to be a small amount for me or you who ever pays it, I won't be reimbursed in anyway and it was not calculated into your shipping cost as no one can calculate what each countries VAT or customs fee will be as they differ.

One person same country got charged two pounds another almost thirty pounds same country same customs for the GCW Zero SE. The paperwork was filled out the same so no ryhm or reason to differences.

3. We will start flashing consoles tonight and follow through till Sunday and start shipping on Monday. All SE models that are left from d-pad replacement will ship by Staurday and Monday.

4. As for address changes we are going to reset the webform so everyone can put there new address in if it has changed from address you originally put in when you made your pledge. I will post the link as soon as we reset it as an update.
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For the love of god will people stop supporting kickstarter projects for guff they don't need :awe:
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Yes would somebody think of Apple and Nike?!
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And William hill! :awe:
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kernow wrote:For the love of god will people stop supporting kickstarter projects for guff they don't need :awe:
I can't find HiFi in the model?
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