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Offline Britelite

Re: GCW Zero Consoles for sale!! Brand New!!
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2014, 12:01:25 PM »
Quote from: Iggy;761364

And once all the hardware drivers are sorted out, original software created for the platform could be pretty cool.

Shame that there probably won't be any decent original software on it though.
 

Offline TheMagicM

Re: GCW Zero Consoles for sale!! Brand New!!
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2014, 12:08:28 PM »
Quote from: Britelite;761363
Well, pretty much every smartphone is capable of running emulators, and even have a display with decent resolution. The GCW isn't able to display an C64 or Amiga screen without rescaling it.


but playing c64 games on my note 3 with no touchpad is terrible.  I can't seem to get used to the on screen joystick.
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Offline Britelite

Re: GCW Zero Consoles for sale!! Brand New!!
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2014, 12:19:03 PM »
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but playing c64 games on my note 3 with no touchpad is terrible.  I can't seem to get used to the on screen joystick.

I agree, but then again, most c64 games are best played with a joystick. Even a crosspad doesn't work for all games. And how about the games that require pressing keys on the keyboard? :)
 

Offline Iggy

Re: GCW Zero Consoles for sale!! Brand New!!
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2014, 03:35:51 PM »
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Shame that there probably won't be any decent original software on it though.

Yeah "chicken and egg" syndrome again.
Not enough software to attract buyers, not enough units/owners to attract software developers.

It looks nice and solid, compact, and the controls look good.
I just don't get into games enough to justify it.

It looks like it has a browser.
That could be useful, although there I'd probably stick to a larger device.
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Offline Britelite

Re: GCW Zero Consoles for sale!! Brand New!!
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2014, 04:38:07 PM »
Quote from: Iggy;761377

It looks like it has a browser.
That could be useful, although there I'd probably stick to a larger device.

In 2014, at a 320x240 resolution, browsing would be horrible.
 

Offline Iggy

Re: GCW Zero Consoles for sale!! Brand New!!
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2014, 05:21:19 PM »
Quote from: Britelite;761383
In 2014, at a 320x240 resolution, browsing would be horrible.

No worse than my Blackberry.

Edit - Then again, the Blackberry has a keyboard.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2014, 05:45:53 PM by Iggy »
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Offline Speelgoedmannetje

Re: GCW Zero Consoles for sale!! Brand New!!
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2014, 05:51:05 PM »
I've already got a GP2x Wiz and a Pandora 1ghz. I use the pandora mainly as mini laptop and portable music player (and occasionally as game console), and the wiz as my primary handheld game console, as the colors are as good as on the original systems it emulates.

If the GCW would have had an AMOLED screen I'd go for that immediately and ditch the Wiz, as emulators aren't updated on the wiz anymore. Any chance for a GCW deluxe with AMOLED? :)
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Offline wrath of khan

Re: GCW Zero Consoles for sale!! Brand New!!
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2014, 10:22:21 PM »
Anyone??
Lol.
 

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Re: GCW Zero Consoles for sale!! Brand New!!
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2014, 09:50:42 AM »
I got the GP2X and Pandora so don't really see the reason to buy this, im tempted since I like to thinker with but I gotta pass this month since summer is coming and I need to spend money on our new house first :/ All from tapestry work, completing my workshop in the garage, fixing the greenhouse to rebuilding the home network xD
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Re: GCW Zero Consoles for sale!! Brand New!!
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2014, 10:59:55 AM »
Build quality on these IMHO is terrible, but the price is fine.  I've got one, rarely used.
 

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Re: GCW Zero Consoles for sale!! Brand New!!
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2014, 01:35:22 PM »
No offense intended, but you're selling these at a higher price than they're available for from vendors online, might be hurting your possible sales...
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« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2014, 07:42:18 PM »
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No offense intended, but you're selling these at a higher price than they're available for from vendors online, might be hurting your possible sales...

Exchange rate is %&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@! from dollars to euros. 150 euros is the retail price for a gcw zero in Europe. Dragonbox.de is 150 euros. Mine is 135.00 euros and I am not even breaking even.
No offense taken, its the lowest I can go. Got hit with 213.00 euros in custom fees.
 

Offline TheMagicM

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« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2014, 07:59:17 PM »
ThinkGeek.com has them for $149.99.   Yours is ~$185...
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Offline Britelite

Re: GCW Zero Consoles for sale!! Brand New!!
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2014, 07:17:46 AM »
Quote from: TheMagicM;761820
ThinkGeek.com has them for $149.99
But for Europeans $150 quickly turns into $200+ due to taxes and shipping costs.

(Edit) I did a quick check, shipping to Finland is $46, and on top of that I'd have to add around 20% tax. So 135e seems like a reasonable price.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2014, 07:20:18 AM by Britelite »
 

Offline TheMagicM

Re: GCW Zero Consoles for sale!! Brand New!!
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2014, 12:39:02 PM »
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But for Europeans $150 quickly turns into $200+ due to taxes and shipping costs.

(Edit) I did a quick check, shipping to Finland is $46, and on top of that I'd have to add around 20% tax. So 135e seems like a reasonable price.


I guess his deal is mostly for Europeans...while TG  is for us here.  Either way..cool little system to have for portable emulation.
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