Who is buying a Pandora?

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Who is buying a Pandora?

Post by Maturion » Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:39 am

Who of you is buying a Pandora?

That device looks so cool... although I am waiting a bit until I buy it.... first I want to see, what the homebrew scene is doing for the Pandora...

http://www.openpandora.org - http://www.openpandora.de
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Re: Who is buying a Pandora?

Post by Specially Cork » Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:14 am

Looks great, but I can't find where on the site all this great new homebrew entertainment is - the sort of thing that would make a £199 handheld worth the money. I don't want to sound too negative, but the same old snes emulators, tetris clones and quake ports aren't really that fun anymore.
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Re: Who is buying a Pandora?

Post by Nico0020 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:14 pm

I don't want to sound too negative, but the same old snes emulators, tetris clones and quake ports aren't really that fun anymore.
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Re: Who is buying a Pandora?

Post by Ex-Cyber » Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:05 pm

I think the thing has a hell of a lot of potential, but I just don't have the necessary combination of money, free time, and enthusiasm at the moment. Besides, I don't even know when they're taking orders for the next run.
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Re: Who is buying a Pandora?

Post by Polymira » Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:16 pm

I may pick one up since the only handheld I have is a fat nintendo ds now a days.

But, when I had a gp2x (xmas gift from ex) , I ended up selling it after not too long. It just didn't measure up to the sony psp at the time (it didn't have a sleep option, it sucked ad playing video, and it royaly failed at a dpad)....

I liked the idea of the pandora having wifi / keyboard. But I have an iPhone, i don't need a pda in my console.

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Re: Who is buying a Pandora?

Post by TyBO » Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:09 am

BoneyCork wrote:Looks great, but I can't find where on the site all this great new homebrew entertainment is - the sort of thing that would make a £199 handheld worth the money. I don't want to sound too negative, but the same old snes emulators, tetris clones and quake ports aren't really that fun anymore.
I agree with this.

I'm still getting a Pandora though. I'm really more interested in using it to watch movies, check email, browse the net, listen to podcasts, etc etc. The latest video shows it being used as a portable Linux desktop, which is very cool.

Also, they claim it gets 15 hour battery life, which means I'll be using it way more than I used GP2X. I never wanted to turn it on cause I figured the batteries would just die mid-game. :(
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Re: Who is buying a Pandora?

Post by Lartrak » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:15 am

Probably the best thing to do differently with it over the older handhelds is play older PC games. I mean, you could play Fallout on it, right? What's better than portable Fallout?

But, I still haven't caught up with all the releases on my DS I have, so I dunno if I'll getting one anytime soon...
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Re: Who is buying a Pandora?

Post by Nico0020 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:43 am

give me portable quake 3 arena with netplay and i'd be hooked. Hell I still play that on my dreamcast.
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Re: Who is buying a Pandora?

Post by Maturion » Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:28 pm

I do not own a GP2X/GP32 or ever had one so this makes the Pandora a lot more interesting for me. The thing works with several linux distributions, including openSUSE, so I am sure one day we'll see a working quake 3 port... one day... But hell Q3-DC is still the best. :)
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Re: Who is buying a Pandora?

Post by Lartrak » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:36 pm

Thought I'd mention that looking at the OpenPandora forums, it appears several people are working on Quake 3 ports. Apparently it should run quite well - some people were even saying Doom 3 *might* be possible once the source comes out. :o

I should think Netplay would be in as well. Sure hope so.
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Re: Who is buying a Pandora?

Post by Wagh » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:37 pm

I like it but I need a new 360. That thing is almost twice as much as one. Hard to justify the price tag.
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