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Blaze Announce Release Date For GameGadget Console

Matt Gardner
Blaze, GameGadget, Portable gaming, Retro games

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.

Hardware specs:

  • 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)



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Late  Jan. 26, 2012 at 10:56

Someone's nicked the top half of that DS.
And rather stupidly moved the headphone jack to the top, so the wire will need to either wrap around the unit or drape across the screen.
And I get the distinct impression that ain't a touchscreen - which will limit your options.

I'm all in favour of British development, but that looks like a budget version of a DS phat (hello 2004) but without a budget price.
(Yeah it's fairly cheap, but I paid significantly less for a DS lite, a tt card, and a 16gb microSDHC).

(Piracy's bad, y'all...)

RiKx  Jan. 26, 2012 at 11:20

waaaaaay to expensive for the specs especially considering its sentiment. Doesnt say anything about wi-fi either. Its a good idea but needs wi-fi, online store of retro games with publisher partnerships similar to the VC but less crap...

Last edited by RiKx, Jan. 26, 2012 at 11:21
phil16  Jan. 26, 2012 at 14:37

Got to agree with the previous postings. Too expensive. You can get a Sony Ericsson Play which can do all this for about £130-150 with the right deal and its got the advantage of having access to the android games as well as any emulator you can imagine. Its also higher spec and better res screen.

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