WTB: Dingoo A-320

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  1. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCE2Vv4Srvw"]YouTube - Dingoo Digital A-320 Emulator[/ame]


    I have recently decided I must have one of these. Curious if anyone here by chance knew a good place to get one, before I go register at Benheck.
     
  2. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    so...i don't get it...its...a gba emulator with DS buttons a psp menu and only one screen?

    what does this stupid thing cost?

    Currently my DS is running a flash cart ($30) that runs DS games and a media program. That flash cart is using a 16gb mirco sd ($40) to store my games, movies and music. On that microsd is a program that allows me to boot to my slot2 device ($35). That slot2 device can run gba games, act as extra ram and rumble. And from the games selection on the slot2 device I have a nes, snes and genesis emulator. <_<
     
  3. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    Do not question my motives. Just find a place that sells these.
     
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    AntonJ3000 I am inactive and make horrible maps

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  6. Caliostro

    Caliostro L6: Sharp Member

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    I can safely say I don't honestly understand the retro movement in games... Unlike music or literature games do age... and not very gracefully at all...

    Things like 2D, or low polygon graphics generally disappear because they become old... And obsolete... And we learn to do bigger and better.

    Either ways, best of luck!
     
  7. SiniStarR

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    what the hell is that? A DSP?
     
  8. Penguin

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    No idea about shipping, but I have bought from ThinkGeek before and must say they are very safe.
     
  9. MrAlBobo

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    hey! no insulting 2d

    and please don't try and tell me music or literature don't age :p
    How much do you enjoy 50s music? <_<
     
  10. Caliostro

    Caliostro L6: Sharp Member

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    Quite a lot, assuming it's good one. Elvis had some good stuff, Bob Dylan (ok, he's mostly 60s), and I admit I don't know a lot of names. Was a big fan of the Fallout OST, which contains music anywhere between the 30s to the 60s best I can tell.

    Even further back too. Bach? Johan Pachelbel? Mozart? All for it.

    More recent? 80s? Fuck, 80's were the golden age of music man... From Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, to The Who, Dead or Alive, Public Enemy, Queen, Men at Work.... Throw a dart, odds are you'll hit something good.

    Contemporary? Well, nowadays you got the music market flooded with shit, but pick a genre and there's good stuff out there. Metal? Ishiwatara Daisuke. Will. Blow. Your. Mind. Techno? A little more electric? Benni Benassi or Benassi Bros.. Quality. You prefer something more classic? More instrumental? Yann Tiersen. Or go to the good'ol electric guitar and you got names like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Impelliteri, Gonçalo Pereira (a.k.a. Tricot)... It goes on.

    I don't listen to years, I listen to musics. When Bob Dylan sings about "times changing" back in 1964 he sings about change now, in 2009. And 30 years from now, in 2039. Because the motions are all the same. When Ishiwatara Daisuke delivers Sheep Will Sleep, you feel it. You feel it now, you feel it tomorrow, you feel it 145 years from now. When a good opera singer gives you a great rendition of Ave Maria, or Der Freichutz, or any other good opera, it's as good today as it was centuries ago.

    The same goes for literature.

    However, when I play Frogger, or Super Mario Bros, or the original Doom, I undoubtedly recognize they were an important historical landmark in gaming culture... But I also recognize they look like crap, that since then we've discovered we can do stuff in the third dimension (cool stuff), that we're not stuck to 16 colours or whatever the fuck it was... Overall, that we can just do better. See, old games were mostly constricted by our own technical limitations. We did 2D because till John Carmack rolled around with Wolfenstein 3D and later with Doom, 3D was a gamer's wet dream. We did huge boring speech bubbles with static NPCs because we were fucking lucky to have functional NPCs at ALL! Gameplay was linear because we were still stumbling around the concept of making things jump properly.

    There are, however, some classics... Games that have never aged and most likely never will. Mostly adventure games though. Things like Beneath a Steel Sky and The Secret of Monkey Island. See, unlike Mario or Frogger, You could fit Beneath a Steel Sky with the Cry Engine 3, pump it with a 50 million budget, and you'd make it prettier... But you wouldn't make it any better. But that's about a handful of titles. Most of which, not to say all, can be emulated for free on your PC... Or cellphone these days...
     
  11. MrAlBobo

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    meh, im not going to deny that your pretty much correct in terms of music, but your not comparing music to games eye to eye

    What im basically seeing is music is good all around, but games, oh, that one has mediocre graphics it must be terrible. What is to stop music from being disregarded in the same sense? Oh, the recording equipment wasn't as good, so you can't hear all the details of the song, so the song must be terrible.
    If they are good enough music can be reproduced from a set of instructions? Yeah, well so can games.

    Yes there are classic games, there is also classic music, just look at how you had difficulty naming some older artists that weren't astoundingly big hits. The same goes for gaming there are only a few games that are good enough to compete with the high end games of today. And guess what, there is no way in hell "Beneath a Steel Sky and The Secret of Monkey Island" could be considered classics. <_<

    Everything but the very best is doomed to fade into obscurity, I doesn't matter what it is.

    Oh and btw, at no point did I mention old games, all I did was defend 2d games <_< something that is still being produced and that still continues to be fun.
     
  12. Penguin

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    Thread derailed.
     
  13. Rexy

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    If you had a psp with a custom firmware, it would do all the above and more.
     
  14. MrAlBobo

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    Im sure you would require more then downloading something...otherwise the psp would be one of the most insecure gaming devices around

    oh and penguin...perhaps you should just explain why you need this particular device :p
     
  15. Penguin

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    All in due time, Al.