PRESS RELEASE: XGameStation Micro Edition only $129.95!

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Bill Loguidice
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http://www.xgamestation.com

A lot is happening with XGameStation.com, check out the latest releases below!

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The XGameStation Micro Edition was the first educational game console released by Nurve Networks LLC and has been our flagship product. Sales have finally reached a level where we can decrease prices to the customers and sell them at an incredible price of $129.95! Not only is the XGS Micro Edition a game console development and edutainment system, but its one of the most complete SX processor "Super-Pic" development boards on the market with the formidable SX52 onboard. Visit the XGameStation Site to find out more:

XGameStation Micro Edition

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Its taken 15 months, but finally the HYDRA Game Console is complete. The HYDRA is based on the Parallax Propeller chip which is an 8-core multiprocessing chip. Multiprocessing and multicore architectures are the current direction all computing is going. Moore's law has almost reached its limits in size and speed with the silicon process, thus parallel architectures are going to be more and more important. With the HYDRA you can jump start both your video game development and multiprocessing skills. The HYDRA is not only a console, but a complete kit. Visit the XGameStation site to find out more:

HYDRA Game Development Kit

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The new "Game Console Starter Kit" is now available. This kit comes with everything you need to get up and running and build your own game console from the ground up. Included all parts, PCB, and even a soldering iron! Visit the XGameStation site to find out more:

Game Console Starter Kit

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The XGS Pico Edition 2.0 includes both the Pico 1.0 and a complete PCB and parts to permanently solder your creation for total mobility.

XGS Pico Edition 2.0

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The world's first game console development course is being hosted by GameInstitute.com. The course developed by Nurve Networks LLC in association with GameInstitute.com, the world's #1 online game development college is proud to bring you a 12 week crash course on console game development. Visit the GameInstitute.com site to find out more:

Game Console Design Course

Thanks for your continued support!
-- The XGS Team

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Mark Vergeer
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devving on gp2x not as smooth as I would like....

Same here, devving on the gp2x is not as smooth as I would like. Devving for the gp32 is a little easier because there actually exists a very slow emulator for it mimicking parts of the device. Someone is even creating a gp32 emulator on the gp2x! ;)
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I have a gp2x and

I have a gp2x and programming on it is nice. The XGameStation hydra is interesting (esp since the price drop) but I still feel the hydra is a bit difficult to program, you have so little directly accessable memory to the propeller chip. You also need to program it in asm or spin bytecode which is not all that attractive.

The micro/pico are not aimed at programmers but people who want to build a console so programming them is of little use (its all asm).

The hydra is still interesting tho (to me). The wife would kill me if I got one :) with all the other non-existant time for my other hobbies... 199$ is a lot more attractive than $250

The downside to programming the gp2x is the lack of dev emulator so your constantly uploading to sd card and into the unit, power it on, play, realise bug/mistake/blah shutdown, take out sd card, put sd card into pc reader etc..

-- Stu --

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Mark Vergeer
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Console programming system....

Investing in a more capable open source system like Gamepark´s Gp2x or the older gp32 might be more sensible to do. I find the XGameStation too limited, it is FAR EASIER to program for though.

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Bill Loguidice
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New XGameStation Updates

Another Update:

XGameStation Mailing List: HYDRA price reduced to $199.95 and XGameStation Micro Edition price reduced to $129.95! Also, check out the Game Console Starter Kit and our new Online Game Console Course!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

A lot is happening with XGameStation.com, check out the latest releases below!

News Release

The HYDRA Game Console Kit has been reduced to $199.95! Now there's no reason not to learn game development on your very own console. The HYDRA is based on the Parallax Propeller chip which is an 8-core multiprocessing chip. Multiprocessing and multicore architectures are the current direction all computing is going. Moore's law has almost reached its limits in size and speed with the silicon process, thus parallel architectures are going to be more and more important. With the HYDRA you can jump start both your video game development and multiprocessing skills. The HYDRA is not only a console, but a complete kit. Visit the XGameStation site to find out more:

HYDRA Game Development Kit

News Release

The XGameStation Micro Edition was the first educational game console released by Nurve Networks LLC and has been our flagship product. Sales have finally reached a level where we can decrease prices to the customers and sell them at an incredible price of $129.95! Not only is the XGS Micro Edition a game console development and edutainment system, but its one of the most complete SX processor "Super-Pic" development boards on the market with the formidable SX52 onboard. Visit the XGameStation Site to find out more:

XGameStation Micro Edition

News Release

The new "Game Console Starter Kit" is now available. This kit comes with everything you need to get up and running and build your own game console from the ground up. Included all parts, PCB, and even a soldering iron! Visit the XGameStation site to find out more:

Game Console Starter Kit

News Release

The XGS Pico Edition 2.0 includes both the Pico 1.0 and a complete PCB and parts to permanently solder your creation for total mobility.

XGS Pico Edition 2.0

News Release

The world's first game console development course is being hosted by GameInstitute.com. The course developed by Nurve Networks LLC in association with GameInstitute.com, the world's #1 online game development college is proud to bring you a 12 week crash course on console game development. Visit the GameInstitute.com site to find out more:

Game Console Design Course

Thanks for your continued support!
-- The XGS Team

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Bill Loguidice, Managing Director
Armchair Arcade, Inc.
(A PC Magazine Top 100 Website)
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yakumo9275
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these have been interesting

these have been interesting to me to wathc, but totally useless (under powered, lack of memory). The hydra system is the most interesting but again most expensive (at least its comparable to a c64). The SX micro/Pico editions are totally usless imo, youd be better off buying a c64 or such. You have to keep paging stuff in and out of the cpu (262 BYTES of ram? 144 on the pico bleh!)

For it to be interesting the hydra needs to drop $75-$100 in price (currently its 250$). The hydra is confusing. They wanted simple yet go for an 8core 'SPE' parallel 'cpu' with shared 32k ram... because thats not complex...

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