Check it out for youself:
naw, there XGP version is a psp imitation:
GamePark has developed a 3D system similar to the Playstation Portable, known as the XGP.
lol this is a machine MEANT FOR HOMEBREW!
Im thinking of getting one of these beasts. I wanted to get a GP32 but never got around to actually ordering it (I could run all the apps on my PC anyway), but now, as Im getting more into gadgets generally, I really want to get one of the GP2X machines. I think it'd be best to see what kind of homebrew appears first instead of slashing out on a deadrunner :)
While the gp2x looks similar (like most of them.. think Sega GameGear). This system is all about homebrew support. Sony can't make that claim.
Its just a handheld Linux system, so people can do what they want, since PSP is being harder to do things for now it seems, but I think PSP will still have more then this new device.
While the GP2X is cute, the number of apps for it pale in comparison to the much older, much more versatile Sharp Zaurus series of handhelds:
Hmmm...I wonder if any of the big porters/coders from the Zaurus scene would pick up on programming for the GP2X or PSP?
BUT, since both systems run a Linux kernel and have a full open source SDK out for them, it makes it a lot easier to program for both of them. And usually once the "big" libraries get ported over (i.e. SDL, OpenGL, etc.) then you see a massive pickup in the number of available software for each. It happened to the Zaurus, will definately happen to the GP2X due to it's Linux-based firmware, and will eventually happen for the PSP once they get it ported over to it.
All good things in due time.
all of you developers should sell your psp and get one of these deals. stop writin homebrew on a system not meant for it! your making me update firmware too often :mad:
I think I speak for all devs here when I say, "We have homebrew because we can and we want our system to be the best and fully featured as far as it will allow"Quote:
Originally Posted by scrubs
Now for you updating your firmware, thats your choice... not ours, we stay on 1.50 or 2.00 so dont know what your talking about. =/
Ask Sony to stop trying to prevent homebrew, might have better luck there then talk a PSP dev to stop coding.
Don't forget the wannabe PSP stuff like Video Now XP and VuGo(which on the OS has the exact same logos for music and video that the PSP has)
the gp was out way before the psp was they are just relesasing a second one thats not a big deal besides they encourage homebrew on there so its perfectly legal on the gpx2
i must say i have no idea wat the hell this is nor do i care all im sayin is this is the ugliest piece of machinery ive ever seen and the creaters should drink bleach this is really ugly and plus psp is the pimpest thing out there!
sounds like we got another sony fanboy guys lock'em up! :Jump:Quote:
Originally Posted by pspguy55
lol guilty as charged
thats alright i dont really care whether or not people are fanboys or not. if thats what they love let them love it and not make fun of them for it.Quote:
Originally Posted by pspguy55
as a matter of fact i'm a castlevania fanboy guilty as charged:D
Originally Posted by TheMysteriousThug
I'm not the only one!
BTW the Video Now XP is more like the GBA SP.
Edit: I am also getting one of these puppies (GP2X) for Yule/Christmas.
So I guess I'll have the best of both worlds!
LOL Anyone heard of the GameKing II?
how about the popstation
wow, its only been out for months, and there is already a working ps1 emulator. This thig has potential for homebrew.
the GP32 is longer out... and Homebrews works!
Now with the new GPX2 it will be much easyer..
Now you can put SD Cards in the GPX2 and in the GP32 there you can put only SmartMedia Cards (biggest size: 128megs)
The GP2X looks like major competition though for the others...
1.) Emulation is great, considering the fact that now emulation is covering majority of Nintendo's systems as well as others (SNES, GBA, MAME, etc.)
2.) Has the same movie and music capabilities that PSP has plus OGG, which blows Sony out the water with the PSP.
3.) It's Picture viewing is great, especially since you can view Ebooks, which I doubt PSP can do
4.) Memory Sticks for this thing is so d*$n cheap. I mean, I see almost everyday 1 GB and 2 GB SanDisk Cards being sold on Ebay for around $35 - $40 USD (17-20 Euros). So that blows PSP out of the water in the sense that Memory can be so easily obtained. For the price of one 1 GB Memory Stick Pro DUO I can buy at least three 1 GB SanDisk Cards
5.) The Linux port is easy to program, something at which Sony or Nintendo wants it's customers to do with it's software/hardware.
6.) Not to mention it's homebrew features and other programmable stuff...but you get the point :D
Overall, this proves to be major competition in the handheld system area. I might get one here if I see it show some good progress...
EDIT: I also forgot to add the ability to get some good rechargable AA Batteries (I can get a good 4 pack of NiMH Rechargables for about $8.00, and at the same time I have about 8 sitting in the house)
as soon as mame runs CPS2 games at respectable speed I'm getting one. if I have to sell my psp to raise the funds then so be it.
Yeah I'd sell my PSP for this if it gets to that point.
i might get one, but i have more important things to do right now...