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Dreamcade Kickstarter ending in 4 days


#1 Gainer   Cheapening it up. CAGiversary!   211 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:08 PM

After hearing Shipwreck's brief overview on the CAGcast I actually backed this project because it looks like a good deal and I haven't seen another thread on the forums for those who don't listen to the CAGcast. There are only 4 days left for people who may want this at the 'preorder' discounted price.

https://www.kickstar...o-rule-them-all

There's been a couple recent YouTube reviews which also seem positive.

https://youtu.be/cNUwcW-xUFg

https://youtu.be/E5PQxkjUG-I

Seems like it's worth looking at if your into this sort of thing.
Before anybody accuses me of it, I promise I'm not a shill for the company. I've just have missed some kickstarter discounts I've regretted because I wasn't aware of their existence and figure with all the excitement over the SNES mini there are probably a few others who may be interested in this at the (supposedly) $20 discount.

#2 IAmTheCheapestFox   Better Than You CAGiversary!   19700 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:11 PM

Is this even legal?  Seems super sketch in so many different aspects. 


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#3 Gainer   Cheapening it up. CAGiversary!   211 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:13 PM

Is this even legal? Seems super sketch in so many different aspects.


Not sure honestly. They say that lawyers have reviewed it and such but I would not want to be a producer/investor in it. That said, I look forward to playing with one. :)

#4 ds8k  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:18 PM

Uhh, this seems incredibly illegal. Did they write or license the emulators they're shipping with this product? They're promoting a product that actively encourages illegal downloading of video game ROMs.



#5 exoudeous   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:36 PM

that thing is the biggest scam ever. its their 2nd try kickstarting it, first time the units were supposed to cost 300 each, how are they magically 200 dollars less now? a lot of their features are impossible/illegal/lies

this is going to be the next Kickstarter scandal lol.



#6 d1rtyyyy   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   15 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:42 PM

I know, my spidey-senses are going off all over on this kickstarter but CAG got a review unit... I'm so CONFUSED!!!! 

 

Any word if the X-Arcade Tankstick works with this thing??? This would really be a great insert for an arcade cabinet without needing to use a PC with a front-end like Hyperspin!



#7 Gainer   Cheapening it up. CAGiversary!   211 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:55 PM

that thing is the biggest scam ever. its their 2nd try kickstarting it, first time the units were supposed to cost 300 each, how are they magically 200 dollars less now? a lot of their features are impossible/illegal/lies

this is going to be the next Kickstarter scandal lol.


I hope you're not correct. I've been lucky with kickstarter so far (except spaceventure... that $20 is long gone) and between shipwreck, rgt, and eta prime all saying it works as advertised I was willing to gamble on it, but there is no guarantee they don't drop the CPU specs on the final product making it no better than a raspberry pi. I would hope their company name is more valuable than a scam to make $30,000 though, especially as they have been in business selling arcade cabinets for many years now. I am less concerned about them being a scam and more worried that Nintendo and co. Cease and desist them into oblivion before the product is delivered.

#8 exoudeous   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 04:20 PM

they already got 100K from winning a tv show http://abc.go.com/sh...episode-5-recap

 

also those guys reviewed the emulator part of it, they didn't mess with ANY of the outlandish other features they say they will have.

 

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I don't think i can even list how many things are wrong with that one statement alone.

 

100 dollar Windows 10 gaming machine? what part of this sounds legit to you?



#9 Gainer   Cheapening it up. CAGiversary!   211 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 04:45 PM

they already got 100K from winning a tv show http://abc.go.com/sh...episode-5-recap

also those guys reviewed the emulator part of it, they didn't mess with ANY of the outlandish other features they say they will have.
I don't think i can even list how many things are wrong with that one statement alone.

100 dollar Windows 10 gaming machine? what part of this sounds legit to you?


Oh, I agree that I don't see all those features happening. For my part, I am just hoping for a faster retropi, possibly with steam in-house streaming (ala steam box). I read that windows 10 is available at a ridiculously cheap license for the mini-pcs, but haven't looked into its actual license cost in that scenario.

The low price does concern me as I've priced out low-end Nuc style pcs to use in my bartop arcade and they all end up being about 160ish. I'd be fine with an upgrade to the eventual raspberry pi 4, but reports are that won't be released until at least 2019.

#10 Link127   Dad gamer CAGiversary!   1116 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:21 PM

For those that have backed, did you just do the base $99 unit or go with a bundle?  Didn't shipwreck say the controller that comes with it isn't so great? 

 

I've been debating whether to back it or not, but now that I've seen this thread I'm not sure if I should at all.  It just seems too good to be true with what they're promising.  Don't get me wrong.  I want it to be good.

 

It would just be nice to have one box hooked up instead of dozens of classic consoles. 


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#11 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10164 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:15 PM

Tempted but would I actually use it?

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