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What looks like a must-buy book for fans of anything even a little retro-gamey:

 

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Benjamin Heckendorn has created a load of portable machines from the guts of classic consoles like the NES, SNES, Atari 2600, Megadrive and even the Playstation1!

 

Here're a few pics:

 

Homemade SNES Portable

 

http://benheck.com/Games/SNESp%20Hand%20Built%20Main%20Pic.jpg

 

http://benheck.com/Games/Top%20View%20of%20SNESp2.jpg

 

Homemade Playstation Portable

 

http://benheck.com/Games/PSone%20portable%20ISo%202.jpg

 

http://benheck.com/Games/PSone%20portable%20Inside.jpg

 

 

Here's the full gallery:

 

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And this'd be the homepage:

 

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And while we're on the subject of modding, here's the complete opposite of Heckendorn's projects: The Gameman!

 

Clicky for Gameman Homepage

 

http://gameman.loungespot.com/play/images/play3.jpg

 

http://gameman.loungespot.com/play/images/play5.jpg

 

 

Men of pointless folly, we salute you! :worship

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Yeah theres some cool Japanese guys who work on the same principles with the old SEGA Consoles, MD, DC, Saturn (shudder). Imagine how awesome it would be to sit on a bench or at the train station and throw out that giant game boy from under your coat. Trigger Happy TV Stylee.
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Tha Saturn was a good machine, just under-supported. It was actully more powerful than the PS1, but Sony marketed it better. Sega thought name alone would suffice.

 

Virtua Fighter 2, Panzer Dragoon Saga and Sega Rally have yet to be surpassed for greatness in their respectful genres IMO.

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Oh don't get me wrong I loved the games on the Saturn and agree whole heartedly with you Draven Cage. Panzer Dragoon, Blazing Rangers, etc etc awesome console sitting right behind me at this moment alongside my Dreamcast. My shudder was to do with how difficult it was for developers to work with the Saturn and just implying how hard it must be to convert that to a smaller format. On the VF vs Tekken/Soul Calibur debate both have their merits but I'd go with VF.
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Tha Saturn was a good machine, just under-supported. It was actully more powerful than the PS1, but Sony marketed it better. Sega thought name alone would suffice.

 

Virtua Fighter 2, Panzer Dragoon Saga and Sega Rally have yet to be surpassed for greatness in their respectful genres IMO.

The Saturn rules. Fact. Sega Rally really isn't it's genre leader anymore, but run out and get NiGHTS and Die Hard Arcade (the beat em up, not to be confused with Die Hard Trilogy). Found a copy of Saturn Quake in gamestation yesterday, which is far and away the best console Quake, and if you like your 2D beat em ups and rediculous Japanese shmups, you need a Saturn. Treasure did a lot of good stuff for the Saturn, too.

More powerful than PS1 is a misnomer- PS easily whupped the Saturn on the three d front (not helped by the fact that the Saturn was damn hard to code for) but was the most powerful 2D system at the time. Sega just refused to see that the winds were changing to the 3D direction.

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the same thing has happened to the GC... kind of. people think the Xbox is the most powerful console going but GC actually has as good a polygon count, the difference is that nintendo only released a polygon count that allowed for cpu usage for AI and textures and other things being made at the same time. where as microsoft misleadingly just released figures for raw polygons without any textures
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