The Tieba Baidu forums have come alive with talk of a new machine from a new China manufacturer this week.
The GameStick is basically an OUYA that you can fit in your pocket. It is a Kickstarter-funded, Android-based, open source, home game console for your HDTV. But instead of a little box you put next to your screen, it’s an HDMI stick that comes with (and in) it’s own game controller. That thing with the … Read more
The first GCW Zeros are trickling out to patient and excited customers as we speak. In order to manufacture another 3000 units and satisfy the demand, Justin and his crew are asking for $130,000 dollars via their newly launched Kickstarter campaign. The GCW Zero is the spiritual successor to the infamous Dingoo A320 and promises … Read more
Ubuntu for Phones, from Canonical (Announced January 2, 2013) Big Ideas – One operating system for your PC, Laptop, Tablet, Phone, TV, etc… Desktop Linux based, years of being the top Desktop Linux distro for end users, (Ubuntu is already on phones with Ubuntu for Android) Firefox OS from Mozilla (First announced in 2011 as … Read more
We are all about the non-mainstream here – it’s even in our name. So I wanted to know – what handheld operating systems do you prefer? Other than the obvious iOS and Android / DS and PSP, of course. Note: This is just about the software not the hardware. Multiple answers are accepted, but limited to … Read more
And people think Nintendo updates the DS series a bit too often… Amateurs! Yinlips have updated their flagship Android gaming handheld. Following on the heels of their recently upgraded YDPG17, they have announced an upgrade to their 5″ offering, the new YDPG19. The G19 shares a lot of specs with its predecessor the G18A, in that it … Read more
Craigix, the man behind the OpenPandora console, has recently launched a KickStarter project in which he is hoping to raise $150,000 for his new project. The new project isn’t a console, but rather a controller. It is the follow up to the iControlPad and hopes to improve upon the design of the original, as well as … Read more
Qbertaddict is back to test some requested SNES games on the new GCW prototype. It should be noted that these are not finished ports of the emulators and things should be improved by release, having said that it’s looking pretty sweet so far. GCW team are offering a bonus for pre-orderers. The RAM will be … Read more
You may already be familiar with Blaze Europe, a Doncaster (England) based firm responsible for the handheld Mega Drive machines widely available on the net. I covered one of said machines on this blog about a year ago. It looks as though the team have been working on a new machine in a slightly different … Read more
Robert Pelloni, the author of Bob’s Game (read the video description for more info if you’re wondering what the hell it is) is leading a team of ambitious individuals to launch an Open Source handheld that will supposedly retail for as little as $10. The theory is that they’ll sell them at cost price. The spirit behind this device is a heart warming one: An Open Source handheld whose games will be lovingly made and sold by indie developers via an appstore of some sort. Anyone can sell software for the machine. Premium titles might even come bundled with a free console, that’s how cheaply they are hoping to manufacture these things. The name of the machine is the ‘nD’ (read: inDie) and they reckon it’ll be ready either Q4 2011 or Q1 2012. Developers are said to have working prototypes for their own use currently, and they say they’ll have some to show us soon.