Pandora: Game Handheld with Real Linux, OpenGL ES, Video Out

For all the talk of Android and iOS, the lesser-known Pandora handheld has some juicy visual capabilities in a pocket form factor. You get decent specs (an ARM A8 core plus decent DSP), OpenGL ES 2.0 support, and – critical to making this a mobile visualist box – good, old-fashioned S-Video TV output. Production runs are limited now, but incredibly, using UK labor working in superb conditions the cost is just US$349 (330 EUR including VAT) – no contract with a phone company required. And, of course, you can play games with it, too. With two SD slots and USB …

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LittleGPTracker Hits 1.0; Free, GP2x, Linux, Mac, Windows, Does Lots of Stuff

LGPT, shirt optional. (Just in case you long for a tracker you can play topless.) Starpause jamming, via the LGPT site. Our friend Marc (“M-.-n”) writes to let us know version 1.0 of music tracker (think alternative sequencer / music making tool) LittleGPTracker is here, with quite a lot in the way of new features. As always, the banner feature of LGPT is its ability to run on the open, Linux-based GamePark mobile game console, making it an ideal choice for tracking on the go. But it runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux desktop systems, too, with features enhanced in …

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MIDI Meets Mobile Linux Gaming: GP2X Portable Does MIDI Out

Marc writes with some great news for musically-inclined portable gaming fans — and visualists, too: Intially, after a while of finding out where the trouble was we nailed midi for littlegptracker running on GP2x. Here’s a little vid for it. Of course, another application would be also to use the 2x as sequencer to drive sequences on any midi-aware VJ program. So you could for example write an audio track using 6 channels and use the two remaining to have perfectly sync’ed video 🙂 Description: This is Little GP Tracker [LGPT] running on a Gamepark Holdings Gp2x handheld, outputting midi …

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Pikilipita, VJ Software for Game Boy and GP2X Game Consoles, Updates and GBA Carts

GBA eye candy? You betcha. Pikilipita Advanced running on the GBA in screen caps … hook up a Game Cube with Game Boy Player and you’re ready to go. Pikilipita is a wonder: the developer has created a VJ app that runs on Windows XP and GP2X (Pikix), and even Game Boy Advance cartridges (Pikilipita Advanced). The apps have been getting feature enhancements and other good news lately. Let’s start out with the GBA stuff — which you can now get pre-loaded on a real GBA cart for use on your Game Boy or GameCube with player: I’ll do my …

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