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Re: Are you a fan of the Gizmondo?

Post by shiftytigger » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:27 am

I think I was happier to use the Gizmondo for emulating ,rather than risking bricking my Psp . Turned out a wise choice. Though I now carry my Psp on long journeys and the Giz sits in my rucksack as a backup - or in my linen cupboard for a quick saveable blast on SoR 2 whilst in the bathroom.
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Re: Are you a fan of the Gizmondo?

Post by Evander » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:32 am

Rinoa wrote:
Evander wrote:Build quality is excellent
The build quality is far from excellent unfortunately. It looks good and feels good to hold, but there's a common issue with the controls/buttons. I've had three Gizmondos (all in excellent, virtually unused condition) and all three of them had issues with button sensitivity (some not working at all). I took them all apart and swapped the working buttons over to one Gizmondo in the end.
I'd better look after mine then. Although I have to say it's been my most played handheld system over the last 2 years and has never let me down yet.

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Re: Are you a fan of the Gizmondo?

Post by Liamh1982 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:37 am

shiftytigger wrote:I think I was happier to use the Gizmondo for emulating ,rather than risking bricking my Psp . Turned out a wise choice. Though I now carry my Psp on long journeys and the Giz sits in my rucksack as a backup - or in my linen cupboard for a quick saveable blast on SoR 2 whilst in the bathroom.
You do realise there are now emus that'll run on unhacked PSPs? Know for a fact Mega Drive, SNES, NES, GBA and Master System ones are available. Look for "signed" in the titles.

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Re: Are you a fan of the Gizmondo?

Post by AmigaJay » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:24 pm

Rinoa wrote:
Evander wrote:Build quality is excellent
The build quality is far from excellent unfortunately. It looks good and feels good to hold, but there's a common issue with the controls/buttons. I've had three Gizmondos (all in excellent, virtually unused condition) and all three of them had issues with button sensitivity (some not working at all). I took them all apart and swapped the working buttons over to one Gizmondo in the end.
Really!? I've never had any problems button wise and I've owned 4 different models from developer to retail.

The build imo is very good yes, sturdy and well built, well they did use good teams inc Rick Dickinson who designed the ZX Spectum designed the case so it's very ergonomic and nice to hold.
On the switch side even being a fan I can see its faults, firstly the D-Pad isn't the best, and the battery life is awful, although you can either use a mains adaptor or try and find a larger battery that Gizmondo released that was included on the US model.

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Re: Are you a fan of the Gizmondo?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:35 am

Any Gizmondo fans want this Edge supplement before I bin it?

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20 pages (inc. of covers), some interviews, overview of the system, a preview of the launch games etc.

Cover is a little scruffy but otherwise a nice glossy brochure type thing.
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Re: Are you a fan of the Gizmondo?

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:07 pm

I'll have it if Rinoa or AmigaJay or DreamcastRIP don't want it :D
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Re: Are you a fan of the Gizmondo?

Post by Rinoa » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:59 pm

You got there first, I think you should have it :)
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Re: Are you a fan of the Gizmondo?

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:17 pm

Cheers for that - I'll pass it on to you after I've had a look at it (in other words, yes please, Ant :) )
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Re: Are you a fan of the Gizmondo?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:40 pm

Fair enough. Drop me a PM with your address and I'll chuck it in the post at some point in the next week (probably not til Mon/Tues as I'm off work and nowhere near a PO this week).
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Re: Are you a fan of the Gizmondo?

Post by AmigaJay » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:50 pm

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:I'll have it if Rinoa or AmigaJay or DreamcastRIP don't want it :D
Have you access to a scanner? If you can please scan and upload the pages please :D

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Re: Are you a fan of the Gizmondo?

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:49 pm

Certainly have and certainly will :D
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Re: Are you a fan of the Gizmondo?

Post by AmigaJay » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:11 pm

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:Certainly have and certainly will :D
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Re: Are you a fan of the Gizmondo?

Post by DreamcastRIP » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:16 pm

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Re: Are you a fan of the Gizmondo?

Post by oldtimer » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:43 am

Rinoa wrote:I like the Gizmondo, I have all the released games for it. Trailblazer's such a great little game.

When my TomTom died a couple of years back I used the Gizmondo as my main Sat Nav, so its had quite a lot of use.

Great for emulation too, apparently. I did give it a go, but couldn't get it to work straight away so gave up, but I'm sure it's not that difficult to do - I'm just not that bothered about emulating.
Ive got your old Gizmondo Rinoa, dunno if you remember selling it to me a few years ago,i took it apart cleaned it all up and its still working cool athough the sat nav is well outta date now.
Ive got another one too that i bought brand new from Argos when they were flogging them off for £60 after gizmondo went belly up.
Its a nice handheld and the screen is very clear, ive got a few games for them,but rarely use them anymore.
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Re: Are you a fan of the Gizmondo?

Post by AmigaJay » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:09 pm

Rinoa wrote: Great for emulation too, apparently. I did give it a go, but couldn't get it to work straight away so gave up, but I'm sure it's not that difficult to do - I'm just not that bothered about emulating.
If you need any help just ask its really not that hard, I bought another Giz off eBay for £15 last week, installed service pack b, added gizmenu, some games and emulators didn't take long at all, are you using service pack b?

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