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10-16-2019 at 10:26 PM
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Analogue Pocket: FPGA wonder system



Another day, another system. Will this one see the light of day? At least it doesn't rely on game developers and a brand new eco system.

From the website:

Pocket Tech Specs

Compatible with Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance game cartridges. • 3.5" LTPS LCD. 1600×1440 resolution. 615ppi • Rechargeable lithium ion battery. • All buttons mappable. • Stereo Speakers. • microSD. • USB-C charging. • 3.5mm headphone output. • Original-style link plug. • Rechargeable battery.

Analogue Dock Tech Specs

• HDMI output. • 2 USB inputs for wired controllers. • Bluetooth for wireless controllers. • DAC compatible.

Pocket is designed for development. We added a second dedicated just for developers to develop & port their own cores.

With access to Analogue's proprietary hardware and scalers - we think developers are going to do some amazing things.


I must say the FPGA world is fascinating. JROK devices use the programmable hardware technology to recreate the hardware of Williams machines. This Pocket provides an additional FPGA board to allow developers to create new "cores" to run even more system games.


Now to wait and see if it actually goes on sale.



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  1. WCopeland's Avatar

    Of course it will go on sale, Analogue sells high quality products :-) I've been buying their consoles for years, they're great. Check out their other FPGA systems if you haven't yet.

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  2. datagod's Avatar

    Hey Wes!! Good to hear from you. I will check them out. Thanks for the recommendation. Like I said, this one is very interesting to me. FPGA is an amazing tech.

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  3. Kelly Kerr's Avatar

    once again. take my money.

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  4. thegamer1185's Avatar

    Yep, Analogue products are the ****. As advertised. Awesome. Once you play them it's really, really hard to play on "original" hardware. I'm all over this Pocket. So awesome.

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  5. thegamer1185's Avatar

    Should also be allowed to submit with. Just saying.

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  6. datagod's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by thegamer1185
    Should also be allowed to submit with. Just saying.

    Is the gameplay identical? I have read up extensively on the JROK boards. It has its own platform now, but I am hoping it is merged with Arcade.

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  7. thegamer1185's Avatar

    All Analogue systems are reverse engineered to play exactly, from hardware and not emulation, like their original counter parts.

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