Jump to content



Photo
- - - - -

Retro Gen - Portable Genesis - Preorders $40 @ Gamesboro.net


  • Please log in to reply
122 replies to this topic

#31 mkelehan

mkelehan

    Xbox Live Arcade Fiend

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 02:45 AM

Let's just wait til it's released before we call it a piece of junk.


As I said, I've played it. It's a piece of junk.

#32 soonersfan60

soonersfan60

    Longing for retro CAG...

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 02:51 AM

Wonder why they had to resort to emulation. The Genesis 3 was small and cheap, and likely had no proprietary parts.

#33 robbyH

robbyH

    The King of EVILLLLL!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 02:51 AM

As I said, I've played it. It's a piece of junk.


And can you tell me that it was the FINAL verison?

NO YOU CAN'T! So shut the Fuck up!

#34 bigdaddybruce44

bigdaddybruce44

    Murders & Executions

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 02:55 AM

Looks kind of cheap, but I'll always give anything the benefit of the doubt. One person's opinion one way or the other doesn't mean much.

#35 CoffeeEdge

CoffeeEdge

    Resident Communaut

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 02:56 AM

Wonder why they had to resort to emulation. The Genesis 3 was small and cheap, and likely had no proprietary parts.


SOAC emulators are a lot cheaper than recreating all the original components.

And can you tell me that it was the FINAL verison?

NO YOU CAN'T! So shut the Fuck up!


Haha, someone is desparate to believe in this.
Hi...

DID SOMEBODY SAY "TOOT"?!?
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Posted Image I WILL MOTHERF--KING BAN THE F--KING SHIT OUT OF YOU Posted Image

Posted Image


#36 dcgm

dcgm

    Lovin' CAG

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 03:32 AM

This looks like a shitty pop station wannabe.

Even as an avid handheld collector, I'll pass.
Check out my Jiu-Jitsu training blog!

http://krispf3.blogspot.com/

#37 CoffeeEdge

CoffeeEdge

    Resident Communaut

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 03:48 AM

This looks like a shitty pop station wannabe.


That is a kind of bizarre comparison. :/

They both suck, but a SOAC emulator handheld is a different thing entirely from a broken-ass LCD game.
Hi...

DID SOMEBODY SAY "TOOT"?!?
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Posted Image I WILL MOTHERF--KING BAN THE F--KING SHIT OUT OF YOU Posted Image

Posted Image


#38 kube00

kube00

    Grammar Hammer!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 03:59 AM

ill keep an eye on this

CAG TradeList
Co-Founder of The Gamer's Lounge The Gamer's Lounge: All About video games!
Former EIC of Goozernation.com 


#39 62t

62t

    Zune Duck!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 04:03 AM

the d pad and button lay out looks really bad

My trade list: http://www.cheapassg...ead.php?t=42397

3DS FC 0731-4770-3312


#40 spacebooger

spacebooger

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 04:25 AM

This product seems legit. There is a post at Rackboy's forums about it, but the product had another name - FireBox. Here is a link to a video:
So it seems licensed... and the dude being interviewed knows nothing about retro gaming - Sega Genesis a 32 bit console... huh?
edit - Here is another link to a different article that confirms the name: "Retro Gen"

Edited by spacebooger, 27 June 2009 - 04:35 AM.
another link


#41 eastx

eastx

    The Fighting Bomber

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 05:04 AM

Sega Genesis emulator consoles are typically 32 bit, actually - even though the original console wasn't.

-Paul Acevedo
Editor, Windows Phone Central, iMore, and Android Central
Twitter: @PaulRAcevedo


#42 robbyH

robbyH

    The King of EVILLLLL!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 05:18 AM

SOAC emulators are a lot cheaper than recreating all the original components.



Haha, someone is desparate to believe in this.


All I'm saying is wait for the final product.

#43 mkelehan

mkelehan

    Xbox Live Arcade Fiend

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 05:49 AM

And can you tell me that it was the FINAL verison?

NO YOU CAN'T! So shut the Fuck up!


Well, since E3 was less than two months before they plan to have this mass produced and sold, I pretty much can. If they had a better prototype, they sure as hell wouldn't have shown what they did on the show floor to potential buyers.

Hey, your money. But if you think I should keep quiet about what I played at E3, well, I think you're missing the point of E3. :-)

#44 CoffeeEdge

CoffeeEdge

    Resident Communaut

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 06:08 AM

Our site is relatively new, and I'm hoping that the Sega
Posted Image:)



You are a relatively new poster, and I'm hoping that you finish your
:-s
Hi...

DID SOMEBODY SAY "TOOT"?!?
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Posted Image I WILL MOTHERF--KING BAN THE F--KING SHIT OUT OF YOU Posted Image

Posted Image


#45 LiveCrazy_Joe

LiveCrazy_Joe

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 12:17 PM

Why would anyone want this. You can do this with a psp and carry the whole genisis library on your memory stick+ anything else you want.


This can be done on the DS Lite as well.

#46 shoe478

shoe478

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 12:51 PM

This can be done on the DS Lite as well.


Hmmm, last time I said flash card, my post got deleted but psp homebrew posts stay up. A bias perhaps? :)

#47 Tracid

Tracid

    Fuer Grissa Ost Drauka

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 01:10 PM

http://kotaku.com/53...handheld-coming

#48 eebuckeye

eebuckeye

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 01:20 PM

Very interested... will wait for others to review until buying.. So far only one person has supposedly played it at E3. I'm sure that is true but I want other opinions...

Great concept! If you think it is a stupid idea you are missing the point.

#49 CoffeeEdge

CoffeeEdge

    Resident Communaut

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 06:03 PM

Great concept!

Handheld console clones aren't exactly a new concept.

If you think it is a stupid idea you are missing the point.

Could you explain the point?
Hi...

DID SOMEBODY SAY "TOOT"?!?
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Posted Image I WILL MOTHERF--KING BAN THE F--KING SHIT OUT OF YOU Posted Image

Posted Image


#50 ViolentLee

ViolentLee

    Still Man Fights

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 09:12 PM

Well, since E3 was less than two months before they plan to have this mass produced and sold, I pretty much can. If they had a better prototype, they sure as hell wouldn't have shown what they did on the show floor to potential buyers.

Hey, your money. But if you think I should keep quiet about what I played at E3, well, I think you're missing the point of E3. :-)

A lot of publishers end up putting up demos at E3 from months-old code, just because that stuff takes time to put together -- time that they can't use to be working on the actual game. Sad, but true.
Thus, I wouldn't really be 100% confident that a hardware prototype at E3 is using their latest tech, either. After all, making hardware is way more time-consuming that burning revs.

mqqgUvv.jpg   ECqYO0a.jpg
My action/scifi novel, Still Man Fights, is available in paperback and e-book form at Amazon.com.

My new travelogue, Japan Chronicles: of Rock Gods and J-Pop Idols, is also on Amazon.com.


#51 fairtrade

fairtrade

    Minor Circuit Champion

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2009 - 11:29 PM

I wonder what would happen if I plugged a 32x into the top of it.
Fight me @ mybrute.com: http://kspiff.mybrute.com

#52 E*Master

E*Master

    Cross Border Gamer

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 28 June 2009 - 10:02 AM

Lets see..

Some of us (like me) have PSP 3000 models or simply don't want to mod their PSP and risk bricking it.

Some people do not even have a PSP

PSP button layout sucks for a lot of GEN titles.

Pretty neat lil portable but I still have my Nomad if I ever even wanted to take GEN gaming on the road. Something I haven't done since prolly 2001 though. Any Genesis gaming I do these days is on the CDX in the living room.

I'd like to see a Genesis, SNES or NES clone with component output finally come along, I'd be all over those.


Sure you can... but I have a shitload of carts that I can utilize in this thing. Also it's a nice peace in any retro-lover's collection. Plus i wanna see ppl's faces when I on the subway as i pull out a bigass genesis cart, insert it into this thing and effing play it.

#53 SaberSword

SaberSword

Posted 29 June 2009 - 04:23 PM

It doesn't look like a sold portable to me. It looks cheaply made. I wouldn't spend over 20 dollars on this device.

#54 niceguyshawne

niceguyshawne

    Hardcore since '74

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 30 June 2009 - 12:10 AM

If it works well, I could scrape the money together for one. I have a lot of old Genny games that I could use with this.
Posted Image

#55 Andrigaar

Andrigaar

    CAG Veteran

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 30 June 2009 - 04:04 AM

I wonder what would happen if I plugged a 32x into the top of it.


On a realistic note, you'd need to power the 32x and plug that into a TV.

But screw that. CDX 2.0!!!!!!

#56 QuickSciFi

QuickSciFi

Posted 05 July 2009 - 08:31 AM

Having read your posts so far, I do have something to point out:

Emulation-wise, this machine plays ACTUAL genesis cartridges with REGION FREE built in. I've played ported games before. I've played emulated games too (NOT nescessarily the same thing) and indeed emulation costs the gameplay heavily in some games, graphics in most. But if this is HARDWARE "emulation" (NOT SOFTWARE AS IN THE CASE OF PSP CRAPSHOT EMULATION GAMES), how can it possibly change the gameplay of any ORIGINAL Gen/Mega-Drive Cartridge?

My opinion:
The Nomad ate through batteries, had a flickering screen, no reset button (X-Men anyone?), and was heavier than a model 3. Yet, I loved it and love it still. Why? Because it was a HANDHELD SEGA GENESIS.

How bad do I want this new Retro-Gen (Or Firebox or whatever they want to call it)? Well, let me just say that only TRUE retro gamers could understand this: PRETTY DARN BADLY!!!!

On another note, and this goes to RETRO-GAMER and WANNABE-RETRO alike, One should at least appreciate the fact that this is a NEW SEGA Genesis/MD (Clone or Not). Whilst the rest of us sat on our arses playing these gems from the last decade, these guys at Firebox decided to give the fans some hope and actualy made the effort to bring that plan into fruition. The time is near, We've waited for something like this for so long, even gave up on the idea of Sega as Hardware enterprise (BTW, licensing means SEGA gets a piece of the action, too). Will you be willing to pass this up? How about the regular console version? I personally choose to view these two items as the NOMAD 2 and the Model 4 genesis/MD respectively. Why not? If you're a true Retro Gamer....NO, If you're a TRUE SEGA GENESIS Retro Gamer, then you would definitely understand this.

#57 eastx

eastx

    The Fighting Bomber

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 05 July 2009 - 08:37 AM

QuickSciFi I understand wanting a new portable Genesis, but doesn't the bad button layout and d-pad discourage you? A bad controller can really impact a game's fun.

-Paul Acevedo
Editor, Windows Phone Central, iMore, and Android Central
Twitter: @PaulRAcevedo


#58 robbyH

robbyH

    The King of EVILLLLL!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 05 July 2009 - 10:39 AM

Does the button layout put us off? Yes it does. Does the d-pad leave something to be desired? Sure. BUT IT'S A PORTABLE GENESIS!!

You had to be there.

#59 placebo1

placebo1

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 05 July 2009 - 05:06 PM

Does the button layout put us off? Yes it does. Does the d-pad leave something to be desired? Sure. BUT IT'S A PORTABLE GENESIS!!

You had to be there.


I was there. It's called a Nomad.


Or nowadays a PSP.

#60 robbyH

robbyH

    The King of EVILLLLL!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 05 July 2009 - 06:56 PM

I was there. It's called a Nomad.


Or nowadays a PSP.


Now I have a psp 3000, so I'm SOL!