GPD haven’t had much competition when it comes to clamshell handhelds. Over the past few years they’ve done an excellent job of cornering the market with high quality devices spanning most niches from Android gaming and Windows gaming to general computing and even IT support with the upcoming GPD Micro.
If you’re looking to turn your Raspberry Pi in to a retro gaming machine you couldn’t go far wrong with a NesPi case for it. Like most cases though, the original NesPi doesn’t offer a proper means to shutdown or reset the device. Whilst pulling the plug does the job, if your machine was writing … Read more
Over on the Dingoonity forums, 1wiierdguy posted a 1 month old video from youtube that until now seems to have been overlooked. It shows off a prototype handheld called the MU due to be released in the near future. The technical specs are, as usual, not mentioned but people are speculating that this could be … Read more
Remember the ridiculous squabbling around the 2 different versions of the Dingoo A320 last year? Well brace yourself because I feel we’re in for another bumpy ride in the coming months. The user ‘dingootech’ on the dingoonity forums is part of the Chinese firm that splintered away from Dingoo Digital and formed the new company … Read more
Close ups of the JXD3000 internals have surfaced on some Chinese PMP forums. Though they don’t give much away, speculation on iMP3 is that the SoC is from Guangdong based firm Actions Semiconductors. Actions SoCs were common in budget Chinese MP3 and MP4 players around 3 or 4 years ago, and can still be found in some players sold today under various brand names.
If rumours are to be believed then this particular chipset can already be found in one other Chinese PMP sporting a rather slick flash UI, the KO TV500. The JXD3000 is currently only available on TaoBao.com, which is a Chinese wholesale and private seller site. It is possible to order from there via a 3rd party such as Zarmark, but it can work out fairly expensive. Give it a few weeks and DX will probably have them anyway.
While we’re here, a few more JXD3000 Playstation vids have shown up on youtube… embedded below for your viewing pleasure.
Here we see him attempting and failing to load his save file in Resident Evil 2, and a bit of Parasite Eve gameplay too…
Ohhhh JXD… Where to begin? Well, not at the start because it’s too depressing. So let’s begin at the end, with their latest handheld, the JXD3000. It finally looks like hardware has gotten both fast enough and cheap enough to start churning out handhelds capable of more than SNES/Mega Drive/GBA emulation. Hooray for that! This new model is apparently capable of emulating the Sony Playstation right out of the box, a first for any handheld gaming machine out of China.
Check the vids below for some Castlevania and Tekken 3 action.