https://gizmodo.com/game-boy-is-coming- … 1821898716

Interesting...

Very! Is it going to run off emulation?

Since they make an effort naming the hardware as something noteworthy that "improves" the original design I sure as heck hope it's NOT just emulation. But then again... hardware is hard lol

shame about the link port.

Is the link port actually confirmed to not exist?

How is this supposed to be

customized for chiptune musicians

if there is no link port? neutral

also, wonder if it's supposed to be fpga based.


EDIT:
oh, Gizmodo...

Why the improvements to the Game Boy’s sound system when all of its classic games only generate mono sound?

I'm gonna get so fucking mad.

Last edited by Merutochan (Jan 10, 2018 6:10 pm)

A friend visited them at CES. It's supposedly a direct copy of the hardware and apparently has some sort of built-in preamp as well. No emulation!

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-game-boy- … re-at-ces/

"In fact, Hyperkin says it's working with the team behind Little Sound DJ to make sure every Ultra Game Boy comes with chiptune music composition software built-in"

SHIT JUST GOT REAL

Last edited by Duck (Jan 12, 2018 10:28 am)

WOAH. Shit indeed got real! D:

Wow, this is going to be something to watch.

Duck wrote:

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-game-boy- … re-at-ces/

"In fact, Hyperkin says it's working with the team behind Little Sound DJ to make sure every Ultra Game Boy comes with chiptune music composition software built-in"

SHIT JUST GOT REAL

Oh dang, what?!

Interesting! I hope it will sound accurate.

A shame making it in aluminium and not plastic IMO. I get that a lot of people have an aluminium fetish, but a handheld console makes a lot more sense in a plastic casing.

Rumor mill! I saw a piece stating it has the link port.
What if it sounds like gb pocket?!

Duck wrote:

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-game-boy- … re-at-ces/

"In fact, Hyperkin says it's working with the team behind Little Sound DJ to make sure every Ultra Game Boy comes with chiptune music composition software built-in"

SHIT JUST GOT REAL

Any confirmation from kotlinski about this?

I am 90% sure the unit they had at ces was simply a regular backlit pocket they put in a new shell.

We asked Johan on the fb lsdj group and he confirmed that he's talking with them but said he's not really interested in licensing lsdj to them for inclusion.

_-_- wrote:

Interesting! I hope it will sound accurate.

A shame making it in aluminium and not plastic IMO. I get that a lot of people have an aluminium fetish, but a handheld console makes a lot more sense in a plastic casing.

in what sense? aluminum has been used for everything from business card cases to briefcases to cameras. no reason a game console NEEDS to be plastic, and aluminum has the bonus of helping dissipate heat