Archive for Video Game Emulation


Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2017 by getbent57

Have had my GPD X D GamePad for a few weeks now and run RetroArch on it.  So far and very happy that I bought it.  Being able to play the old games away from the TV is pretty cool.  It will come in handy this winter.  Because more than likely we will loose the power a few times.  It runs Android OS so you can all so get stuff off the Google Play store.  Haven’t tried that yet.  But thinking about get Minecraft PE (Pocket Edition).  Enjoy this game so be able to play on the good would be nice.   If you are looking to get one Gear Best is were I got mine.  They have put in on a Flash Sale many times.  So if see it a full price. Check back a different day.  The is the model I got > here.


Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2017 by getbent57

The GPD X D GamePad I ordered GearBest came in the mail yesterday (Aug 28, 2017).  I must say that was super fast shipping.  It shipped from China on August 13th.  Was thinking it wouldn’t be here until some time in September.  It comes with some preinstalled games and apps.  Some of which are kind sketchy.  So will be deleting those.   There are some other apps I would never use so deleted them.  There are some emulators built in.  Being an Android device you download others.

Went on the Play store and downloaded RetroArch.  Have watched a few videos on this in the past.  It is pretty good and can run on just about every device going.  The first game I tested out of Crash Bandicoot 2.  Once I got the all the files in place.  The game run and looked great.  Now to test out others.   So will be back in an impressions post later on. Below are some pictures.



GPD XD GamePad Shipped

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2017 by getbent57

A few posts back talked about the GPD X D GamePad and how has an awesome deal (flash sale).  I couldn’t past the the deal up.  They were asking $181.11 Canadian.  Got and email saying it has shipped.  It said it could take 15 to 25 days to get here.  Thinking it will the the longer date.  Since it is coming from half way around the world.  So should have it my hands some time in September?.  When I do get it.  Will be back with another post and pictures.

GPD XD GamePad

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2017 by getbent57

Back in April (2017) first learned about the GPD X D GamePad.   It is a Android base table put into a clam shell game case.  Looks something like a Nintendo 3DS.  The main focus is to emulated games.  Think it is a pretty awesome device.  Wanted to get one.  Until I seen the price they were asking for in Canadian money, around $300.00.  So decided to wait on it.   A few days ago while watching some videos on YouTube.  Seen that John Riggs of John Riggs: RIGG’d Games channel was showing one off.   You can see that video > here.  He had a link to were the one he got it, > here (Gear  So click on the link to see.  Think it would be on US money.  Was surprised to see it the site all so in Canadian money.  But it gets better they were having a flash sale on this device for $181.11.  I could not pass that deal up.  Had to have it.   Should be in my hands by the end of the month.

GPD XD GamePad

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , on April 24, 2017 by getbent57

GPD_XD_GamePadDiscovered a very cool device the other day.  If you are into playing old video via emulation.  But all ways wanted to take it on on the go.  Well you are in luck.  This device is called GPD X D GamePad.  It kind of looks like a Nintendo 3DS.  What it is, is a Android base table put into a clam shell game case.  The main focus is to emulated games.  Running Android so you could all so do other stuff as well.  Have to say it is pretty cool look thing.  The only downside is the price.  From what I have looked up it can from from $260.00 to $300.00 Canadian money.   Which is around the price of a tablet goes for.  Will not be be buying on any time soon.  But if I came into some extra money would think about buying one.