Originally Posted by FOL
I hope your joking??
Blue peter springs to mind, and who in the right mind would assemble these for nothing.
No, I'm not joking. Did you think this was some multi-million dollar corporation making this handheld? Surely you know what the Pandora is
by now? If it was made by Sony or Nintendo, the hardware would be woefully underpowered and closed to all except those willing to pay to develop for it. As it is, it's using the same tech as the most cutting edge smart-devices, and is wide open to devs. You don't have to buy any extra hardware to run your own software on it (such as modified battery, flashcart etc) and don't have to exploit some game's save system to open it up.
The volunteers get to take their own Pandora away with them when they've finished, so they don't have to wait. A few people have done that now.
Originally Posted by T_hairy_bootson
I don't honestly see why people are being so hostile towards this project, its a very small operation from a few first timers that gained way more interest than anyone thought it would. Its no Sony or Nintendo so the hardware and software wont be perfect. Mistakes have been made along the way and no doubt there will be more problems. But the majority of the people who pre-ordered seem happy enough not to ask for refunds.
Even Zetr0 was bagging this project as vapour ware and its about a million times more complicated than an a600 memory expansion he is having so many problems and delays delivering.
Instead of admiring the massive balls of solid platinum that it takes to develop something on this scale and with this much complexity from a team of n00bs, people seem more happy to sit back and make little jokes and make fun of it and keep supporting the big established Japanese and American companies that dont give a shit about you the consumer and think that once they have sold you something it still belongs to them and only they can decide what you can run on it. I for one am sick of their shit.
You guys can enjoy running an exploit from a game to run a hack from a savestate to run a friggin emulator and I'll enjoy my pandora....
when I finally get it that is...
+1. Sums it up far better than I ever could!