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gpd xd rebranded to droidbox just under £130 with code + £3.99 postage
gpd xd rebranded to droidbox just under £130 with code + £3.99 postage
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gpd xd rebranded to droidbox just under £130 with code + £3.99 postage

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anyone who is into retro gaming with a hand held will have heard of these. I bought one after selling my shield. this device gives you instant access to thousands of retro games for free.

plenty of reviews on YouTube. and just to add I'm very impressed with mine.

I tried to order one from amazon but after 4 weeks waiting I canceled and got it direct from droidbox with next day delivery (optional)

the activate the code you just need to share on Facebook or Twitter when prompted

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Original Poster

thanks for the edit. not quite got the hang of posting yet

kickthis

thanks for the edit. not quite got the hang of posting yet


Who is the seller

steve543

Who is the seller


Direct from droidbox by looks of it

Dean2k14

Direct from droidbox by looks of it


Ahhhhh . Just didn't see any mention in title .... Still can't ( opticians for me today )

Original Poster

It's the UK seller droidbox. its rebranded by them I assume so it can come with a warranty? that was the only thing putting me off ordering from China.

everything about the device is gpd xd, it just has subtle droidbox branding in the firmware

Looks good, the blurb on the site says it can play certain pc games (I assume that's streamed), is there a subscription involved or is that over your own home network?
Edited by: "Maevoric" 28th Aug 2016

Maevoric

Looks good, the blurb on the site says it can play certain pc games (I … Looks good, the blurb on the site says it can play certain pc games (I assume that's streamed), is there a subscription involved or is that over your own home network?



​Ive got one of these from Droidbox - they do play Pc games via Dosbox Turbo and Scumm Vm.

Hello!

I got mine from these guys and it was faulty - they were brilliant in getting me a new unit right away.

Great at customer service and a 12 warranty to boot.

Highly recommended

Just been looking this up and came across these guys tomsretroshack.com anyone used them, seem to sell loads of Retro gaming stuff

Really want one of these, reckon its worth getting for N64 and dreamcast mainly? Also is it exactly the same as a GPD XD?
Edited by: "LukeStone" 28th Aug 2016

Now the PlayStation Vita has been hacked it won't be long before all emulators will be up & running on that. Thought I would mention it as they are very cheap second hand these days.

By all means though this device is meant to be very good.

MorningStar

Now the PlayStation Vita has been hacked it won't be long before all … Now the PlayStation Vita has been hacked it won't be long before all emulators will be up & running on that. Thought I would mention it as they are very cheap second hand these days.By all means though this device is meant to be very good.


The vita has been hacked :O Tell me more....

chrisredmayne

The vita has been hacked :O Tell me more....


Look up, henkaku for vita :). Condition is that it must be on 3.60 though.
Edited by: "PLEYOR" 28th Aug 2016

vita is going to explode in the next few months, there are emulators already out!

Been looking at these for a while for emulation, also psp go, what would be better?

When does it ask for share to get discount as being taken to payment

Original Poster

there is a share to get voucher screen in the basket menu

Original Poster

LukeStone

Really want one of these, reckon its worth getting for N64 and dreamcast … Really want one of these, reckon its worth getting for N64 and dreamcast mainly? Also is it exactly the same as a GPD XD?



​so far I have downloaded and played resident evil code veronica, crazy taxi for the dreamcast and smash bros for the n64 they all play amazing.. code veronica is a bit jumpy on the opening cut scene but the game play is spot on plenty of options to change the quality of game play and smoothness of game play. so far played all 40 games I have downloaded from megadrive to ps1 and dreamcast

kickthis

there is a share to get voucher screen in the basket menu



I tried that, doesn't seem to work?

Original Poster

I think I had to Do it on twitter ? also there is usually a code kicking about on the main page as you are browsing

dazdragon

Been looking at these for a while for emulation, also psp go, what would … Been looking at these for a while for emulation, also psp go, what would be better?



​I got a PSP Go just for emulation and it is perfect for it, playing through my old GBA games at the moment, and the odd NES game. The Vita will have better emulators due to having more power, but it will take a while as the scene is relatively new

Popuptastic

jamdog30

vita is going to explode in the next few months, there are emulators … vita is going to explode in the next few months, there are emulators already out!


We had a similar situation about a year ago when Rejuvenate released, nothing spectacular came from it though. Hopefully devs can introduce some CFW.

kickthis

​so far I have downloaded and played resident evil code veronica, crazy t … ​so far I have downloaded and played resident evil code veronica, crazy taxi for the dreamcast and smash bros for the n64 they all play amazing.. code veronica is a bit jumpy on the opening cut scene but the game play is spot on plenty of options to change the quality of game play and smoothness of game play. so far played all 40 games I have downloaded from megadrive to ps1 and dreamcast


Have you tried out Shenmue?

Where do you download the games from?

Original Poster

there is an app that comes with the device it has a huge amount of games

Original Poster

PLEYOR

Have you tried out Shenmue?



​not yet I'm afraid mate. I have about 60 games on the device now and the ones I have played for over an hour are- sonic adventure 2 dc resident evil cv dc resident evil 3 dc and smash bros for the n64 all have worked perfectly aside from some fmv jumping in some games... other then that it's mostly going to be used for nes , snes , megadrive and ps1 all have these have been faultless with the exception of worms on the gba which wouldn't start
Edited by: "kickthis" 30th Aug 2016

Don't see the point really... retro games are generally free now anyways or at least cheap so what are u paying for?... the console?... any device can run these.

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Claydon94

Don't see the point really... retro games are generally free now anyways … Don't see the point really... retro games are generally free now anyways or at least cheap so what are u paying for?... the console?... any device can run these.



when you say cheap do you mean to buy a copy of an old game? most popular retro games cost a small fortune just for the cart. in some cases more then this product alone...

as far as i'm aware there are no emulators on the market that offer the portability and ease of use as this machine. something the size of a nintendo 3ds that can fit in your pocket and offers instant access to 1000s of games, no searching or going on dodgy websites, they are all in the app provided.

kickthis

when you say cheap do you mean to buy a copy of an old game? most popular … when you say cheap do you mean to buy a copy of an old game? most popular retro games cost a small fortune just for the cart. in some cases more then this product alone... as far as i'm aware there are no emulators on the market that offer the portability and ease of use as this machine. something the size of a nintendo 3ds that can fit in your pocket and offers instant access to 1000s of games, no searching or going on dodgy websites, they are all in the app provided.


You can get these on your mobile/PC & DS with a simple software install.... but each to their own i guess.

Original Poster

Claydon94

You can get these on your mobile/PC & DS with a simple software … You can get these on your mobile/PC & DS with a simple software install.... but each to their own i guess.



you are quite right! you can get these mobile and pc, the main winner for this is its a purpose made gaming device, instead of relying on touchscreen or an external controller it has everything built in and for a device from china its really well made. the only downside is no Bluetooth (grrrr)




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