Should I buy a Steam Deck. -OR- Original GBA with a backlight mod + flashcart

Should I buy a Steam Deck
-OR-
Original GBA with a backlight mod + flashcart

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Buy a DS Lite.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yo can you play fricking Rondo on this thing?????

      I'd rather get an original DS so the GBA carts don't stick out

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Get the GBA or a DSLite with the flashcart, you will end up playing it more, and the battery lasts longer.

        Also, it will be cheaper

        There are flashcarts that have the size of the DSLite GBA slot cover, mine is like that, and looks great

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yo can you play fricking Rondo on this thing?????

      I'd rather get an original DS so the GBA carts don't stick out

      DS lite screen is 10x better than original DS and GBA. I play all my GBA cartridges on DS lite as it's backwards compatible with it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this isn't exactly true for GBA a lot of GBA games, there's a some games that were tailor made for the the GBA screen and you're not gonna be able to get the proper image unless you play it on a GBA
        with that said there's a nice lcd shader out there that works really well

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Get the DSLite and a GBA flashcart as well as a DS flashcart. I've had that setup for almost a decade with my CycloDS cart and it still runs flawlessly.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Original GBA is more soulful.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      f zero climax has gotten so fricking pricy holy shit I'm never buying this at this rate.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hack your 3ds (who genuinely gives a frick about muh screen) and buy a steam deck. all you will ever need if you're not a vita VN addict

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    With the GBA will you
    >actually bring it around with you
    >have the ability to do anything multiplayer

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      is it even physically possible to put a Steam Deck in your pocket

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You can put it in a backpack, if you are one to carry around a backpack.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Someone post the adults with backpacks picture

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Technical if you wear a hoodie it is, but thanks to the thumbsticks you need to fit the whole case. Realistically though if you need to carry vidya with you should just take a backpack or bag of some kind

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Some Anon did, but it doesn't look comfortable tbh

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Technical if you wear a hoodie it is, but thanks to the thumbsticks you need to fit the whole case. Realistically though if you need to carry vidya with you should just take a backpack or bag of some kind

        Some Anon did, but it doesn't look comfortable tbh

        When will backpacklets learn?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If anything, pocketcels must learn... Learn about the superioty of pockets... These GODS are one step closer to accession:

          Technical if you wear a hoodie it is, but thanks to the thumbsticks you need to fit the whole case. Realistically though if you need to carry vidya with you should just take a backpack or bag of some kind

          Some Anon did, but it doesn't look comfortable tbh

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You could probably fit a few of them in a pair of JNCOs

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yes if you dress like a Black person from the 90s

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, but only if you wear mens pants.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      is it even physically possible to put a Steam Deck in your pocket

      You can put it in a backpack, if you are one to carry around a backpack.

      Technical if you wear a hoodie it is, but thanks to the thumbsticks you need to fit the whole case. Realistically though if you need to carry vidya with you should just take a backpack or bag of some kind

      Some Anon did, but it doesn't look comfortable tbh

      If anything, pocketcels must learn... Learn about the superioty of pockets... These GODS are one step closer to accession: [...]
      [...]

      Wait. You guys carry around your games to play them in public…?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I was a watercraft inspector this summer so I played it at work while waiting for fishermen to show up. And I brought it to the lgs one time so i had something to do while waiting for a game

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes. The only thing people MIGHT be embarrassed seeing you with is a DS/3DS. Keyword is might.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Original GBA with a backlight mod + flashcart
    Might as well get an Analogue Pocket, will cost you roughly the same at this point. Better resolution than modded GBA while being able to play snes/genesis/neo geo and below.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    question for deckers
    have any of you played kid icarus uprising on it and been able to get a good control scheme going?
    what i imagine is you just run it in single screen mode (with a hotkey for when you need menus) in citra and just use an actual stylus and pretty much use the same control scheme as the 3DS except you're constantly covering the screen and also having to hold the heavy-ass Steam Deck in only one hand. you could also run screens side by side to alleviate the first problem but that would look worse.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Haven't tried it personally, but seems to work fine

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Never played it but with Steam Deck but I would probably use the right or left track pad for the stylus as they're better than using a mouse on a PC (you can click-and-hold it like a mouse too to emulate the stylus), I've forgotten the Steam Deck has a touch screen because I've never needed to use it but you could just do that too.
      On the Steam Deck there are also 4 buttons on the top of the controller and 4 buttons on the back of the controller so I would use one of the back buttons to swap control schemes.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Go build a Frog Boy Color.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    miyoo mini +

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The backlight mod wrecks the battery life. It is so not worth it.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Let's assume you are trying to spend as little money as possible. An entry-level Steam Deck costs $400. For that money, you could buy
    >Body Power 3 in 1 exercise bike - $260
    >Fitness Gear 40 lb Adjustable Dumbbell Set - $100
    >CALIA Resistance Bands 3 Pack - $30
    And you'd still have $10 left over for some protein shakes.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i'd be buying the OLED for the double battery life

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do you know where the frick you are? Most of Ganker can barely use the fricking bathroom let alone gym equipment.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are those adjustable dumbbells actually any good? They're way cheaper than a weight set up to 80 lbs, so I feel like they're made of Chinesium at that price point

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I probably should look for a way to fix my GBASP.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Buy one of those handheld emu devices? Blacklight mod is nice though. But you could be playing nes, snes, sega stuffs and whatever else that runs on those handheld emu devices

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't really recommend a modded GBA, just get a regular SP if you want with a flashcart or a chink handheld instead
    Idk why you're comparing it to a Steam Deck though, they have nothing in common so idk what you're after

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if size of steam deck is a problem then one of the many chinkie gameboys are nice both when it comes to features and also when it comes to support of game systems.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Deck OLED running GBA games looks fricking amazing, the aspect ratio is perfect for the GBA

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GBA games looks amazing on OLED

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    get a 3DS and jailbreak it. you can import gba roms onto the virtual console and play them with near perfect accuracy since the 3ds is still based on the gba hardware.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    These are like 40$ and they come with GarlicOS installed from factory.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      miyoo mini plus is better

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Too smol 4 me IMO, i got big grug hands.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >have deck docked and connected to external monitor
    >if I want to play on the tv in the other room I've got to disconnect everything and reconnect the dock to the tv with the deck

    Isn't there an easier way?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Get a second dock obviously

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >should I buy a thing that will lets me play 100000000+ games
    >or an old game that has nothing but children games?

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Original GBA

    Emulation a shit

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    do not get ds lite it is shit and the worst ds model

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how does gba have the best looking screen here

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Brightness is set to max. Its an old trick electronics stores use to get people to buy the TVs with the highest profit margins.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get a N3ds, not an xl version, those are awful for nds and gba games, and hack it.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wouldn't a DS Lite be a better investment?

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How much is a game boy advance? It can't possibly be in the same ballpark as a Steamdeck, surely.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I was thinking of getting the Analogue Pocket so that I can have the physical versions of games instead.

      depends, but in the range of 200 USD

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I got an analogue pocket, it's great but still lacks many core features like save states for GBC/GB. GBA has save states and speed hack.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm okay with that, I don't really use save states, but the speed hack thing kind of sad.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Then you should be all right. Speedhacking will eventually come as core gets updated. If you are in the US the pocket is decently priced. If you are in EU be ready to fork $300+ because of shipping+duty

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah, I think I lucked out in that case. The main problem is they're also out of stock for some of their other stuff.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GBA would have been the goat if they released it with:
    - backlight
    - snes soundchip
    - more buttons

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Buy Steamdeck
    >Install RetroArch

    There, it's that easy

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get a PSP Slim with data code before 7C , install a CFW and download gpSP.

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >try to search for a regular, unmodded GBA online
    >GBA BACKLIGHT MOD $200
    >GBA MODDED $200
    >GBA IPS $200
    >GBA SCREEN REPLACED $200
    >GBA MACRO $200

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've used my Gameboy more then the Steam Deck

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