SupaBoy SFC Handheld & Portable SNES Tear-Down


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    We might review this SupaBoy SFC later, but only if there's significant interest. For now, we disassemble the SupaBoy SFC handheld SNES console to take a look at the internals.
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    The SupaBoy SFC is a legitimate way to play SNES games using the original cartridge, but is also handheld and semi-portable. It's not truly portable given that, well, cartridges are big, but it's about as close as you can get. We took apart the Hyperkin SupaBoy SFC to see how it looks underneath.
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Gamers Nexus
Gamers Nexus

Hey everyone -- we have been quietly working on rebuilding the website entirely over the past 4-5 days. These videos this week were filmed a while ago, including some (like this one) that don't 100% fit our normal content type. Bear with us while we rebuild the website. This is its first major rebuild since it was founded in ~2007! We're excited about it, but it's taking time. Either way, we're still publishing daily.

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nexuseclipse
nexuseclipse

Pretty sure this was recorded when the Titan RTX teasers were coming out.

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Adam Baldwin
Adam Baldwin

Looking forward to seeing how the new site looks, Steve!

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Alex T
Alex T

Damn, not giving your crew a holiday or what? x)

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ElZamo92
ElZamo92

Gamers Nexus hope that doesn’t mess up the order I made for a couple of disappointing shirts XD.

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TenchiFreak5
TenchiFreak5

I saw one of these at my local mall last time I went. I know that some of this is inherent to how stupidly unnecessarily large the SNES cartridges were, but I thought it was pretty stupid to make a "handheld" console that is so big that it looks like it was designed when the SNES was still in production (like the Nomad, Game Gear, TurboExpress, etc).

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Death Cold
Death Cold

Japanese knock offs are far more superior than the chinese :)

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nightbirdds
nightbirdds

YES to All. I have no idea how you benchmark something like this, but I'm pretty sure it's not going to even register on your typical benchmark suite. On another note, clone consoles are legal. The patents on the SNES have expired. Anyone can make one now. This one is decent enough, but the Analogue Super Nt is a much nicer bit of kit.

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Mike Booth
Mike Booth

More retro content please! :D

Vor 15 Tage
Lord_Edge
Lord_Edge

Looking at the "AV out" it only supports composite not RGB? So it's not even on par with the original 1990 console in the GFX department lol.

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Russell Sleight
Russell Sleight

Yeah full review please, Steve!

Vor 18 Tage
Trevor Goodchild
Trevor Goodchild

Was looking around at my $500 CyberPower PC purchase. They put they wraith cooler on in a manner so that the protruding logo “AMD” blocks 1of the RAM sticks. I will have to rotate it 180• to install a2nd stick o RAM. 👍🏻

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Top Potato
Top Potato

I swear I thought that it was the shitty soulja boy console

Vor 19 Tage
Bryan G.
Bryan G.

"If you want to ruin your gaming experience switch to PAL." Savage blow to Sony there.

Vor 19 Tage
desu ne
desu ne

supaboy has been around for a while. it was originally a project that used original snes hardware.

Vor 19 Tage
ENEKO TORRES
ENEKO TORRES

90 bucks?? I want one lmao

Vor 19 Tage
Kensworth
Kensworth

Man I hope there's more interest in reviews and/or teardowns of SoC and FPGA-based clone consoles. Here's my comment for a bit of support.

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Will Jess
Will Jess

Want to see water cool mod and over clocking live stream!!!

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youtubasoarus
youtubasoarus

Surprising amount of components in that device. Usually they're just an SOC and some crap mixed in. That's fairly well populated.

Vor 20 Tage
Noe Neszvecsko
Noe Neszvecsko

This is not "somewhat legitimate". It's fully legitimate. And emulator systems are also fully legitimate and legal, as long as they use an emulator that contains no code owned by Nintendo and ship with no roms.

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Lord_Edge
Lord_Edge

That depends on what country you live in.

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David Timothy
David Timothy

Fun to see you guys branching out into other products that would also interest your audience. Keep it up!

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Madblaster6
Madblaster6

The research in this channel helped me make this: http://youtu.be/wPQ2M1U-6kg

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SP Crypt
SP Crypt

Buildzoid VRM analysis when?

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Elsa Debroglie
Elsa Debroglie

Supa Boy off in this oh Watch me crank it, watch me roll Watch me crank dat, Supa Boy Then Emulate dat oh Now watch me you

Vor 20 Tage
DJJOOLZDE
DJJOOLZDE

Pretty crazy how much effort gets put into making something like this. You'd hardly think they make a profit from selling it..

Vor 20 Tage
Paulie Vitale
Paulie Vitale

Figured I’d ask GN’s followers. I’m running a i7 8700k, gtx 1080 ti, Taichi z370, 16gb G.Skill Trident Z, adata sx8200 nvme, 1tb WD blue, evga 850 p2. System will restart when playing any game more intensive than Rocket League. I can play Rocket League at ultra settings at 1440p all day long with no problems but when I play games like BO4/GTAV/The Division, the system after 10-30 minutes restarts on its own. My system drivers are all up to date, bios is up to date, memory passes test, can run aida64 cpu/fpu/cache/systemmemory/local disc plus heaven benchmark at the same time with no crash. System temps are 60c max on cpu and 57c max on gpu. CPU/GPU/RAM are not overclocked Under system logs I see “Event 41 - Kernel Power” I am stumped at this point. Any help will be appreciated.

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N a z a
N a z a

This was interesting as fuck bro

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WHAT TO DO
WHAT TO DO

Hack that rtx card you got on the table in there for a ray traced snes experience

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Robert T
Robert T

Those wires could have been secured with tape from the factory.

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Flyinghotpocket
Flyinghotpocket

i know you love what you do. but man, im really concerned about your work habits. its still the holidays here in the netherlands. nobody goes back to work until after the new year. dont you take time off?

Vor 20 Tage
Robert T
Robert T

What... More gaming reviews, that aren't about PC hardware?

Vor 20 Tage
Hlias Unknown
Hlias Unknown

I Have the Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 (rev. 1.0/1.1) Mobo and it doesn't have a heatsink. And i wanted to make heatsink for it but then i saw that all motherboards cover only the mosfiet's and leaving the capacitor and the chokes without a heatsink is there a reason to it? I Was thinking to cover mosfiet chokes and capacitors with one heatsink. Mobo: http://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-970A-D3-rev-10-11#ov

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Yoo Toob
Yoo Toob

Watch me load that S N E S Then SuperBoy that ROMMMMMMM

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rick
rick

I'd like to see more

Vor 20 Tage
Matt Harden
Matt Harden

I can’t see anything. Get a top-down camera or something.

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Andrew Hunt
Andrew Hunt

Now someone needs to make the HDMI mod for this. That magnifying glass, cool. Found their site. http://satechi.net/products/satechi-readmate-led-desktop-magnifier?gclid=Cj0KCQiA05zhBRCMARIsACKDWjfCT-gBg6CsbfH0eH548faCUIlSWrzcT_hGkqzwinjodF25U6HixyIaAtAsEALw_wcB#

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MrSammy
MrSammy

😒 whats going on here, is this becoming another digital foundry / eurogamer channel? ✌️😏😉☺️

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Douglas Fish
Douglas Fish

Definitely interested in more info.

Vor 20 Tage
charlie brownau
charlie brownau

Anyone else mistook this for the Souljaboy console

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Jon P Ybanez
Jon P Ybanez

i smell an upcoming Tear-down SupaBoy SFC Cube coming to the store soon....

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AlphA NeoX
AlphA NeoX

But can it run Mario in ultra settings?

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omfgbunder2008
omfgbunder2008

This thing has been around for ages, its kind of crap. Something something gamester81 shill sellout

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chroma100
chroma100

Soulja boy should sell this not those aliexpress bootlegs.

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John Mon
John Mon

I would like to see this benchmarked somehow against the original SNES.

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June Burton
June Burton

I miss cartridges...

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harshbarj
harshbarj

+1 for a full review. Would love to get one and replace that screen with a higher quality one.

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Cherios
Cherios

Soulja boy handheld is still superior

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exxor9108
exxor9108

I would more than love to see a review and benchmarks for this thing. PLEASE, YES.

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Vally123
Vally123

#AskGN this left me with a question that you or some of the industry experts you know might be able to answer. For a device like the SupaBoy, would it be possible to just make an identical copy of the processor architecture of the original console, but build the processor using modern fabrication techniques? Would the resulting chip benefit from the modern manufacturing process in terms of power consumption and/or clock speeds?

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Name 187
Name 187

What are the out of the box thermals?

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Yuki Saitou
Yuki Saitou

I've heard these can have issues running the SD2SNES flash cart due to the extra power draw, wondering if that might be a legitimate use case for shorting the shunts? 🤔

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sneakeyboard
sneakeyboard

heeeeeey more console tear-downs.

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Vile23
Vile23

Anyone here buy up any classic games? I once got a little too tipsy one night and spent a pretty penny on a Chrono Trigger complete.. no shame

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Adam Baldwin
Adam Baldwin

That actually looks pretty high-quality for a relatively inexpensive device. Things like hand-soldered wires, ironically, are very common on low-end devices. Take apart the cheapest tablet you can find and you'll see something similar to this, except the soldered wires will be even thinner (as thin as possible), the individual components such as speakers will be smaller, the quality of the solder work will be very poor, and there will be large globs of hot glue everywhere. Also, excess flux. This actually looks to be rather well made, the PCBs appear pretty well laid out and neatly manufactured, so I'm guessing (especially given the dust inside the screen compartment and the pinched ground wire) that their biggest cost savings comes towards the end of the manufacturing process where they probably employ some pretty low-wage labor to perform final assembly, soldering a few wires here and there and putting the pieces together by hand.

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silly sailor
silly sailor

If this is legal why don't we see more third party consoles? Surely somebody could make a better Xbox or playstation than Microsoft or Sony?

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InsaneFirebat
InsaneFirebat

In future tear-downs or reviews, please give us a better look at the rubbers for the face buttons and Dpad. The quality of those rubbers goes a long way toward a good controller feel.

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krazytaxicabbie
krazytaxicabbie

Hey! Those carbon pads mentioned. Can those be refreshed with a pencil?? If so, what kind of pencil? A #2 pencil maybe? I have remote tv controllers that could use a refreshing even after cleaning. Just HIGHLY curious. 😁

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Landon Manning
Landon Manning

General electronics tear downs instead of PC-centric content would be a really interesting expansion IMO. Very interesting to learn how things work.

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Kevin Van Neste
Kevin Van Neste

Review pls

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Gehtdi Nichtsan
Gehtdi Nichtsan

so this device basically kills the ps1-classic and both psp and vita? :x

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Ingo Knito
Ingo Knito

does a snes look like this one in the video ??? in europe it looks totally different. its round not so edgy

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MonkeyspankO
MonkeyspankO

Any systems like this for Turbo Grafx/PCE on the market?

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MrSammy
MrSammy

😒 so? iz it deecent?

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NordriOfUthgard
NordriOfUthgard

Super Nt review incoming? :D

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crimson90
crimson90

Yes. In-depth review.

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Intrepidation
Intrepidation

Gamers Nexus reviewing a game console. Dare I say, why not?

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Jamie
Jamie

chonk

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Jeff Millen
Jeff Millen

Please, do revisit this

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Evan M. Fabiano
Evan M. Fabiano

That moment you realize that the old cartridges are the same size as the handheld unit.

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Not So Pro Gamer
Not So Pro Gamer

Shit didn't look at the content creator and thought this was an ETA Prime video at first as this is pretty much his domain xD

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RepsUp100
RepsUp100

Can't wait to see GN's coverage of CES 2019

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John Drachenberg
John Drachenberg

8:30 DIP switch. Yep. Sure is.

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John Drachenberg
John Drachenberg

8:23 Omrom switches?! Those are standard right-angle tactile buttons. Omron switches look nothing like those! You're losing credibility very quickly in this video. If you're going to do a consumer electronics teardown, you really should know what you're talking about.

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Richard Greer
Richard Greer

Really really interested. Im wondering if the cpu clock runs the same as the og snes

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John Drachenberg
John Drachenberg

8:09 It's probably 3.3v - 3.6V... a very common standard. 12v? From where are you getting these wild guesses?

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John Drachenberg
John Drachenberg

4:20 Standby power? It has a physical switch for power... come on, man.

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AlexDroog71
AlexDroog71

I like how Steve does a Jeffery Dahmer to all these electronic components and gadgets.

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Heiliger Grimm
Heiliger Grimm

Games? Check. Reviews? Check! Looks at channel name... It checks out! Proceed with cool retro gaming reviews! Seriously though this is a nice change of pace from PC hardware.

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Pilot Omaha
Pilot Omaha

Reminds me of my old gamegear, maaaaaan do i miss that thing!

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Matt
Matt

Heck yes I love Primal Rage

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Kyextreme
Kyextreme

I would personally be interested in a review

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ايمن الشافعي
ايمن الشافعي

Dam boy that's cool af

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Jinx
Jinx

I got the old (and NA) version 3-4 years ago. It's... okay. 4:3 screen, fairly poor sound, and it feels cheap. But it does work, and with every game I have including FX chip games like Starfox and Yoshi's Island. It also works with... wait for it... the *Super Gameboy*. So yes... you can play GameBoy games on it lol. It looks silly but whatever! Pic: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=370784739 The old version has a battery that can't be removed and lasts 4-5 hours maybe. The buttons are okay, but the D-pad is a bit stiff at first till you break it in. It doesn't have the brightness control of the new model. I assume the new model switched to a 16:9 screen just because that's what's mass produced in 2018. The old model has analog RCA out via an adapter that's included, annoyingly this is the only way to actually use controller 1 with it (it auto-switches which input it uses based on the video output used). Hope they fixed that with the new model as that was super, super, super, super, *stupid*. The old version had a lot of potential, if you're interested in this check some reviews because if they improved some of the issues (better sound, proper controller support) this might be worth it if you have a lot of SNES carts laying around. Here's a pic of it with Mario World just for the heck of it: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=356397436

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SIC66SIC66
SIC66SIC66

would have been amazing if this had HDMI out

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Undead Reality
Undead Reality

Titan RTX at the table just like Linus and jayz...

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timg2727
timg2727

This guy's tone of voice is permanently set on "can you believe this shit?"

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metalmaniac
metalmaniac

No need to know how this works and what is inside. Watches whole video anyway.

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Tadas Nanartonis
Tadas Nanartonis

#rapeandkillnintendo. reason: emuparadise... everyone who had eliminated paradise should suffer in hell or similar like that... and any information with nintendo's name tag should be done only in one sentence/picture/video frame with #rapeandkillinntendo. well this is not PC, but there was nothing PC about what they did with emuparadise..

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The Mighty Wombat
The Mighty Wombat

All Chinese plastic needs to be grounded, thats why you always find pinched wires.

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Questchaun
Questchaun

Neat!

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Vladimir Pejić
Vladimir Pejić

US SNES console is so ugly.

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ZeroB4NG
ZeroB4NG

Disassembles the entire thing... tosses buttons aside, doesn't show how the D-Pad is constructed. You got any idea how many of the retro gamers OBSESS about how good or bad the D-Pad on any given retro gaming device is?

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vetjoh
vetjoh

souljaboy has way more games on it smh

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Nico O.
Nico O.

Yes, there's interest in the console, any retro console grabs my attention!

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Wickle Pinksnout
Wickle Pinksnout

review it you son of s bitch steve =D

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Arthur Feitosa
Arthur Feitosa

90 bucks ain't a good deal compared to many other emulating devices

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Arthur Feitosa
Arthur Feitosa

+Jinx why would anyone want to play cartridges instead of a rom if they will play equally the same in this or most emulating devices?

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Jinx
Jinx

But it won't play my cartridges. I've had every SNES game ROM on my PC for like 18 years, I can already do emulation, I want to be able to play my actual cartridges.

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Arthur Feitosa
Arthur Feitosa

+Jinx any raspberry pi portable will be cheaper and play more games.

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Jinx
Jinx

You're paying for the portability dummy.

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OIFIIIOIF07-09 VET
OIFIIIOIF07-09 VET

Wow. So informative on 30 year old technology. If I wanted to know about this I’d watch AVGN or Metal Jesus. Stay in your lane you long haired bitch. Try some conditioner you pussy.

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Dr. Claw
Dr. Claw

What a piece of shit, ironically Soulja's portable is better

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slipknot2k4
slipknot2k4

Sounds like they might release a console version since it doesn't have HDMI port

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Lord_Edge
Lord_Edge

That or they left it out to save money.

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ashton
ashton

You might want to check out analogue consoles. Super NT / Mega SG They went with reverse engineering instead of emulation route :>

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CROSS FIRE
CROSS FIRE

review that sucker pls!!!!!

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Briggie
Briggie

James Labrie does hardware teardowns? Sweet!

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EXO 2xii
EXO 2xii

how to clean mod mat best ?

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Augusto Pérez S.
Augusto Pérez S.

No swiss army screwdriver? Unsubbed. Going back to The Verge.

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