First Console To Be Developed In The UK For Nearly 20 Years
Blaze have become renowned for their nifty little, retro-oriented micro consoles and portable. And now there's a new one coming. The GameGadget has already been touted by some to be the "iPod of retro gaming", and the device will essentially allow consumers to browse a catalogue of titles from a variety of publishers and developers, with an eye towards "creating the ultimate retro gaming handheld".
According to the statement from GameGadget, price points will be flexible with games available at a variety of price points, set by the publisher with the opportunity to sell both individual games and bundle offers.
Moreover, the open source development system should allow for the homebrew crowd and indie devs to create games for the platform too. The GameGadget itself will be the first console to be developed in the UK since the bygone days of the Spectrum and Amstrad.
You can check out the full specs below. It'll release on March 30th, with a current SRP of £99.99, and will be available exclusively through www.gamegadget.net.
- CPU core: 433mhz dual core CPU
- Internal Ram: 64MB RAM / 2GB Flash RAM
- Input: D-Pad, 2 shoulder, 4 face, Start, Select & Reset buttons
- Outputs: Stereo Speakers, Headphones Jack & TV-out
- Display: 3.5” LCD
- Screen Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels resolution (16 BIT colour)
- Battery: Li-Ion (rechargeable)
- Additional Storage: SD/SDHC
- Connectivity: Micro USB
- Dimensions: 140 W x 75 H x 16 D (mm)