Video Game Deals Catch-All

I'm kinda curious about getting a raspberry Pi or PSP Go and putting together an emulator.

RetroPie/EmulationStation.

The End.

(Or if you want to roll your own there is RetroArch, which is essentially what RetroPie is built from, but customised for the rPi)

I did that. The results were spectacular. I now have a RetroPie unit that is small and portable, runs off of USB, links to any monitor over HDMI, is synced with a few old PS3 controllers, and has hundreds and hundreds of games on it. However, I haven't done a deep enough dive to figure out what games are working, what aren't, or look to see what else I can add. I am too addicted to the SNES library. I also modded an old iCade unit so that it has it's own screen and I can dock the RetroPi on to it. So much fun. I literally pack that RetroPie with me everywhere I go.

My desire is to make a portable, handheld console. Something like this:
https://www.instructables.com/id/GamePi-the-Handheld-Emulator-Console/
Only, ideally, in more of a "DS" form factor (with only one screen)

I mainly want the playstation classic for the pair of controllers.

Taharka wrote:

My desire is to make a portable, handheld console. Something like this:
https://www.instructables.com/id/GamePi-the-Handheld-Emulator-Console/
Only, ideally, in more of a "DS" form factor (with only one screen)

Oh, can't help you there then I just have an Intel NUC under my main TV with a couple of USB SNES-copy controllers connected

Taharka, have you tried just modding/hacking a 3ds/ds? They work amazingly well as emulators. It's also a lot simpler than trying to rebuild a housing to fit a pi into.

But....it's not nearly as much fun/nerdy.

astralplaydoh wrote:

Taharka, have you tried just modding/hacking a 3ds/ds? They work amazingly well as emulators. It's also a lot simpler than trying to rebuild a housing to fit a pi into.

But....it's not nearly as much fun/nerdy.

Also, I don't want to give up my DS/3DS/Vita.
Which is why I was considering picking up a PSP Go and slapping an emulator on that.

Taharka wrote:

My desire is to make a portable, handheld console. Something like this:
https://www.instructables.com/id/GamePi-the-Handheld-Emulator-Console/
Only, ideally, in more of a "DS" form factor (with only one screen)

GPD Win2 is basically that foldable form factor.

LeapingGnome wrote:
Taharka wrote:

My desire is to make a portable, handheld console. Something like this:
https://www.instructables.com/id/GamePi-the-Handheld-Emulator-Console/
Only, ideally, in more of a "DS" form factor (with only one screen)

GPD Win2 is basically that foldable form factor.

That's... yes. That's exactly what I want.
Edit: But not for the price of a PS4 Pro

@LeapingGnome,

I actually saw my first GPD handheld on the underground last week. Someone was playing a football manager game on it. I wasn't even aware of the existence of the system until then.

Does anyone know if it's any good? From the spec sheet, it looks to have similar capability to a Surface Pro - i.e. it'll play five year old games pretty well, but will struggle with anything more modern and absolutely fail to play anything brand new. So I'm not sure exactly who is the target market.

Also, it's more than £500. For that money, i was able to buy a PS Vita, a 64GB memory card, and a handful of games.

EDIT: My thoughts exactly Taharka. Plus, because it's a PC I'm sure there'll be a lot of configuration to do before some games will run correctly.

The GPD XD+ is there for those that don't care about running PC indies and classics. It's got a lot in common with the long discontinued Shield Portable.

It's the seventh anniversary of Crusader Kings II, and Paradox is having a sale. Nearly all of the expansions are 75% off, a discount threshold that they no longer offer during any Steam Sale event -- or that of any other storefront, for that matter. They did offer this exactly one year ago, so perhaps this is their new tradition.

So if you want to buy Crusader Kings II expansions at maximum discount, this is the time and place to do it. The sale runs until 11:59pm CET February 16th, which is mid-afternoon for North America.

Ultima Ascendant anyone? £6.24 for a week

Steam baby

kborom wrote:

Ultima Ascendant anyone? £6.24 for a week

Steam baby

Did they finish it?

The last reviews I saw... well. I get the sense writing the reviews was a lot more fun than playing the game.

misplacedbravado wrote:
kborom wrote:

Ultima Ascendant anyone? £6.24 for a week

Steam baby

Did they finish it?

The last reviews I saw... well. I get the sense writing the reviews was a lot more fun than playing the game.

Seems as though they have just released an update, and possibly are working on another one. Some horrendous reviews though

Just realised I got the name wrong, ooops

I just noticed, if you have twitch prime, there was a code for Final Fantasy 14 for free

$2 for 2 months of Xbox Game Pass is a great deal!

pandasuit wrote:

$2 for 2 months of Xbox Game Pass is a great deal!

Crackdown 3 was just released on friday... so take it as a Crackdown 3 for $2 usd.

Sonrics wrote:
pandasuit wrote:

$2 for 2 months of Xbox Game Pass is a great deal!

Crackdown 3 was just released on friday... so take it as a Crackdown 3 for $2 usd.

My kids are binging on all these racing games and I’m finally playing the 2 recent Tomb Raider games. I picked up a Xbox One X for $130 off (CAD) recently and the fact that game pass works on both my new and old xbox at same time (diff user accounts) adds a ton of value for my family.

Just got an email that the new Battletech is on sale on Steam for $23.99 - 40% off.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/6...

Seems like a pretty good deal.

Square Enix has their publisher sale on Steam right now...definitely think I need to pick up what I'm missing in the Final Fantasy lineup so that I can stream it. Nevermind the fact that I own copies on other platforms, lol. Here's the sale page.

Galactic Civilizations III is 70% off and the new expansion, Retribution, released today and is 10% off on Steam.

Thimbleweed Park (spiritual successor to Maniac Mansion etc) is free on Epic's storefront.

Huh. I didn't realize it had that lineage. Yoink!

RDR 2 is down to $35 right now on Amazon

Slime Rancher is free on the Epic storefront today through 3/21.

Crackdown 2 is now free and backwards compatible on Xbox One

https://www.polygon.com/2019/3/9/182...

GRID 2 is free-to-keep on Humble right now, good for 2+ days or "while supplies last". Includes the Bathurst and Spa Francorchamps DLCs as separate keys. Key redemption deadline is March 21st.

GRID 2 is the runt of the GRID litter -- the other entries are amazing -- but it's still a very good racing game with some clever ideas.

And if you find this post too late, I have an extra key for the base game.

EEEE DISTANT WORLDS UNIVERSE FOR $5 Y'ALL (and some other games too I guess):

https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/...