Chromatic?! WT actual F

pixeljunkie

Whilst Drunk., I Found God., Booze = Bad.,
20 Year Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2003
Posts
7,241

giphy.webp
 

GohanX

Horrible Goose
20 Year Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2001
Posts
12,600
This doesn't really look bad, looks like a neat GBC clone, but the price and Christoph marketing are LOL. Except, Christoph made a much better Gameboy for close to the same price.
 

Neodogg

Dogg-Father,
20 Year Member
Joined
Nov 27, 2002
Posts
5,733

what is this contraption? Seems like something to do with braces...
 

wyo

King of Spammers
10 Year Member
Joined
May 22, 2013
Posts
10,418
Oh shit, it's heirloom quality! So when you prematurely drop dead and your family is cleaning out your storage unit hoardings, at least they will have this timeless artifact to pass on to future generations!
 

Heinz

Parteizeit
15 Year Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2005
Posts
22,593
I think Nintendo and their lawyers need to come and 'buy them out' Heirloom get fucked
giphy.gif
 

famicommander

Tak enabled this rank change
15 Year Member
Joined
Sep 18, 2007
Posts
13,716
someone already invented the game boy advance sp and it has the added bonus of playing game boy advance games too
 

wataru330

Mr. Wrestling IV
20 Year Member
Joined
Sep 16, 2003
Posts
9,926
Oh shit, it's heirloom quality! So when you prematurely drop dead and your family is cleaning out your storage unit hoardings, at least they will have this timeless artifact to pass on to future generations!

Too soon man. Too soon.

RIP stealth lurker
 

fake

Ned's Ninja Academy Dropout
15 Year Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2008
Posts
11,141

what is this contraption? Seems like something to do with braces...
LOL I guess bootleg plastic parts for Koss headphones? But the product description is just selling them as standard issue Koss units?
 

fenikso

Athena's Stalker
15 Year Member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Posts
3,954
You know what I've always wanted? An artisanally crafted, bespoke, heirloom quality hand crafted FPGA GBC, just like our ancestors used to make them, in the before times of the 1990's.
 

NeoSneth

Ned's Ninja Academy Dropout
20 Year Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2000
Posts
11,160
$200 is about twice as much as I would pay for this.
I like the idea, but I'd rather see some other people review it first.
 

fenikso

Athena's Stalker
15 Year Member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Posts
3,954
The FunnyPlaying offering is less than half the price at $70 bucks. I've had it since early in its release, and it works great.

I mean, it doesn't have a magnesium alloy shell, but, y'know, it somehow manages to get the job done.
 

Lagduf

2>X
20 Year Member
Joined
Dec 25, 2002
Posts
47,352
Who are these products for?

Old goobs getting high on nostalgia or younger goobs who grew up in a DLC/Digital/No Physical media era?

Both?
 

pixeljunkie

Whilst Drunk., I Found God., Booze = Bad.,
20 Year Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2003
Posts
7,241
The younger goobs who long for an era they weren't a part of and watch too much Youtube seem to be the more likely candidate for something like this.
This for sure
 

fenikso

Athena's Stalker
15 Year Member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Posts
3,954
I'm sure it's also for the snobs who need to over pay/think things in order to 'enjoy' the games.

Guys!, it uses a special LCD screen that is only found in aircraft, typically. O m g

Saw an article about this online this morning, and apparently it's been designed by the same dude who invented the oculus vr goggles.
 

pixeljunkie

Whilst Drunk., I Found God., Booze = Bad.,
20 Year Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2003
Posts
7,241
I'm sure it's also for the snobs who need to over pay/think things in order to 'enjoy' the games.

Guys!, it uses a special LCD screen that is only found in aircraft, typically. O m g

Saw an article about this online this morning, and apparently it's been designed by the same dude who invented the oculus vr goggles.

despite all the specs - they're ugly as hell
 

deviljin102

NEST Puppet
10 Year Member
Joined
Feb 12, 2010
Posts
175
I read an article about this yesterday. The screen has a more accurate color depth than the analogue. They did a comparison of a pokemon game in which lapras looked more color accurate which looked more yellow on analogue.
 

pixeljunkie

Whilst Drunk., I Found God., Booze = Bad.,
20 Year Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2003
Posts
7,241
I read an article about this yesterday. The screen has a more accurate color depth than the analogue. They did a comparison of a pokemon game in which lapras looked more color accurate which looked more yellow on analogue.

Claiming accuracy to match an inferior screen experience is retarded. Both GBC and GBA colors were over-saturated because the screens were shit back then. Emulating that aspect is a step backwards. But as @GohanX mentioned these are people seeking to emulate something specific in terms of experience that those of us who had it originally probably have no desire to revisit or sense of nostalgia about at all.
 

ShootTheCore

Genam's Azami Sharpener
Joined
Feb 11, 2015
Posts
1,516
Looks like Palmer Luckey (the founder of Oculus VR) is behind this, and he put a lot of emphasis on doing a native resolution screen.

1717630749228.png
 
Top