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OpenPandora
« on: October 14, 2013, 05:40:00 pm »
I don't think many people have this, but does anyone here? I'm wondering if it's worth getting, if it lives up to what's advertised.

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Re: OpenPandora
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 06:17:17 pm »
For that kinda money? Hell no. That hardware was outdated years ago.

It's a great device but it needs the price halved before it's worth it.

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Re: OpenPandora
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 11:49:05 pm »
But what are alternatives? Nothing that small could claim to run the stuff it claims, and with a built in gamepad. I guess waiting for better ARM netbooks (or whatever you want to call them), but today?

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Re: OpenPandora
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013, 02:26:41 am »
I remember hearing about this device a few years ago, I hadn't realised that it actually got off the ground. And ho-lee-shit is it expensive. Who in the blue flying fuck is going to cough up that much dough for a hand held console? I mean, sure, it's an all in one emulation device, but still. I think I will be just fine with my "customised" psp, despite it's limitations.

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Re: OpenPandora
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013, 03:11:15 am »
But what are alternatives? Nothing that small could claim to run the stuff it claims, and with a built in gamepad. I guess waiting for better ARM netbooks (or whatever you want to call them), but today?

I would've suggested dingoo in a heartbeat, but it does not have as many nice features the pandora has. PSP's have also been a pretty popular choice for many people. I haven't followed the scene for years, so I don't know any new handheld that has similar capabilities.

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Re: OpenPandora
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2013, 08:09:41 pm »
I'd always remembered back in high school i wanted to buy that cuz of it's awesome features & being able to run MS-Dosbox 90's games in near perfect emulation & was able to run Neko Project 2 aka PC-98 games in also perfect emulation! :) but now since i got a PSVita & soon an original Xbox from a friend (which i'm still waiting for) which too runs every popular emulators in flawless fps & emulation in general. So now i guess i have no use for it (plus it can also run Sonic Robo Blast 2 as well) ;D

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Re: OpenPandora
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013, 09:27:31 pm »
It doesn't have to be too expensive
I never wanted to work in a pet shop, you know. I wanted to be...a lumberjack.

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Re: OpenPandora
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2013, 11:32:30 pm »
All the stuff mentioned is basically emulation on jailbroken stuff. This is supposed to be no-nonsense, simple emulation, and with an OS to run other applications. As the open pandora sites says, 'completely open, no jailbreak bullshit'. I think if it had video output to more than old TVs, I might consider coughing up that much, since it's a tiny laptop with 10 hr. battery (if the claims are true). But because it's not, then it does seem painful to pay that much for that thing. I guess it depends how much you want to pay to remove all the hassle of old game emulation on a handheld. But then you buy it and it turns out to be hype and it actually sucks. No way to test this before buying.

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Re: OpenPandora
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2013, 04:07:50 am »
There is also the option nowadays to use an Android smartphone + a controller attachment (there are a few on the market by now). That just sets you back 50$ or so, assuming you have a smartphone anyway. Those also don't have to be jailbroken or any other hassles.

The Pandora looked extremely interesting when it was released, but it missed its window of opportunity.

I played 5 minutes with a Dingoo before, it has such a tiny screen. On a smartphone you easily get 5-6 times the screenspace.
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Re: OpenPandora
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2013, 11:19:52 am »
we are in a horrible and deadly danger