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Re: JXD Mini arcade

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 6:51 pm
by Matt_B
merman wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 3:44 pm
Watched a video of it and it's not bad. But I'm leaning more towards a Raspberry Pi at the moment.
Definitely go with the Pi 4, as in the long run you've got the potential to get far more use out of it. Even if this thing gets hacked it won't be offering you dual 4K outputs, compatibility with nearly all Bluetooth/wireless controllers, a new release of RetroPie every few months, N64/Dreamcast emulation, and case kits for everything under the sun from handhelds to full arcade cabs. And you can use it as a desktop PC - with performance roughly on a par with one of the better Chromebooks - too.

On a slightly different note, pretty much everything JXD sells also rides roughshod over practically every bit of intellectual property law in existence. There are 9000 pirated games included, the vast majority of which will be under copyright and many trademarked, there are clearly a lot of modified Open Source emulators used but no signs of any published source, and the licensing of MAME and some other emulators specifically precludes shipping it pre-installed with hardware. About all that's missing is an endorsement from Soulja Boy. :lol:

Re: JXD Mini arcade

Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 4:06 pm
by merman
psj3809 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 4:05 pm
Yeah it’s good there’s lots of choices out there. Amazing what some people can create with the raspberry pi.

Still would love a book on arcade games. Like an A-Z of the big names. Arcade fever is okay but just features old games. Greyfox was doing a book. Would love Bitmap Books to do one
There is another arcade book on the way from Jerry Ellis and myself... Watch out for more news on Arcade Imperfect soon... And a follow-up to Supercade is also being advertised on Facebook.

Re: JXD Mini arcade

Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 4:38 pm
by psj3809
Sounds good. Looking forward to those !