compared to other modern options, there's things like the gba consolizer - which is neat, but i still like playing handheld games on handhelds - and also, that's $170 and still requires a sacrifice of an original GBA
there's gbc mods where you can put an ags101 screen into them, but again, that's sacrificing original hardware for a mod, and I kind of hate that trend?
since my og ds is knackered, i could probably mod that into a game boy macro, but i lack those kind of skills
digital foundry, star citizen
i had no idea the base system requirements were that high
like even of the people that backed it, how many are actually going to be able to run it with any level of performance whatsoever if they don't have the latest top of the line pc that apparently will need to be even more top of the line as time goes on
finally got a new usb-c adapter for micro computer (i’ve never fully trusted the one it came with, but it will appear to brick if fed anything other than a 12V supply - and other usb-c power adapters I own only supply 5V/9V/15V)
which now that i’ve got it on again means windows updates
which are as optimised as ever for this form factor
gb pocket: i do know where this one is, but again, no backlight plus less compatibility
gba sp: everything works fine on this, but the control layout has always cramped my hands a bit
og ds: hinge is completely knackered
ds lite: hinge is less knackered but getting there. obviously only supports gba. has one advantage in that i can use my ezflash 3-in-1, which is dependent on a ds flash cart
potential problems with the analogue pocket: sp style l/r buttons, and maybe menu button placement?
thinking about this more, and yeah, i've got other options for gba/gbc hardware, but i think the pocket would be the most convenient
gc/snes: i need a component to hdmi adapter for these to work on my new tv. game boy player by itself is suboptimal, but running homebrew on my gc means faffing with memory cards while loading f-zero gx.
original gbc/gba: honestly not sure where these are at this point, no backlight without a mod that's going to cost almost pocket prices
depending on pricing, that analogue game boy (+game gear and lynx?) could be the first analogue console I preorder
I debated the Mega SG, but while I have my old games (and no working console as far as I remember), I don’t have most of them close to hand, they’re kind of buried
My GB games though, I know where they are, and it’d be an incentive to finally replace the Pokémon save batteries
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