GameGadget - An Open Source Retro Gaming Handheld Coming Soon

GameGadget-An-Open-Source-Retro-Gaming-Handheld-Coming-SoonHoping to offer retro gamers what the iPod is to music enthusiasts, Blaze Europe have introduced an open source Linux based handheld known as the GameGadget. This upcoming device is set to allow developers to re-open their back catalogue of classic games, while giving indie's yet another platform to work on.

If you don't already have access to a Gamepark 32, GP2X, Open Pandora or an Xperia Play, the GameGadget might be the answer to your portable retro gaming needs. While no other specs apart from the fact the GameGadget is Linux based have been released, rumours on other websites such as T3 suggest the device will be capable of launching 16-bit titles with ease.

Until we have further information of what this mystery handheld is capable of, we will leave you with the knowledge that the GameGadget is is set for release before the end of the year at £99.99.

Link: GameGadget

Last Updated ( 21 November 2011 )  


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(Link to this comment) TwoHeadedBoy 2011-11-22 14:34
A new handheld always interests me, but I think I've found perfection with the modded PSP. If this does anything that the PSP CAN'T do, then I'll start paying attention.
(Link to this comment) Tyron 2011-11-23 08:39
The controls don't look that good, but I agree with TwoHeadedBoy a modded PSP is the way forward! Except when Sony release games that require the latest software mod :(
(Link to this comment) chocklo 2011-11-24 15:01
It's the dpads that always let these things down. Pity really, it looked like Blaze had actually got it right with their Gopher. It's difficult to judge things just by looks but I agree, the controls don't look like they're great.

I hope it's capable of more than your average GB, GBA, GG MS, NES, SNES, MD, some MAME, NG type affair.

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