View Full Version : XGAMESTATION will soon be available!

01-08-2004, 06:50 AM
Have not seen this posted in the forum here, so figured I'd post it here... Looks like Andre Lamothe is up to something EXTREMELY interesting - a Hardware/Software Game Design console built for us freelancer types!

Enter the GameStation, a complete hardware platform developed exclusively for the purpose of educating a new generation of hardware and software hackers in the nitty-gritty, low-level world of hardcore game development. Combining modern technology with the rock-solid design philosophies of the past, GameStation brings together the best ideas of history's most prolific hardware like the Commodore 64, Apple II, Atari 800 and more to create a tight integration of past, present and future.

The GameStation is, first and foremost, a do-it-yourself video game system. While the kit comes with a fully assembled console, the complete instructions for building your own version are included and exhaustively described in the accompanying eBook, written by LaMothe himself. Also covered in extensive detail are all layers of the system software, resulting in the world's first fully documented video game system for public development and hacking. From transistors to operating systems to platforms and power-ups, you'll learn first-hand how everything works. Build it, break it, hack it, tweak it, demolish it, or turn it into something completely different. The GameStation is the ultimate hacker playground. And with direct TV output and compatibility with PlayStation II DualShock controllers built right in, it still feels like a traditional game console.

What can the XGameStation hardware do? How powerful is it?

The processing power of the XGameStation is approximately 10x that of the Super Nintendo (SNES), and it's graphical capabilities are approximately 50-200% more advanced than the SNES. Moreover, the graphics subsystem was specifically designed to draw upon the best parts of the Atari 800, Apple II, Super Nintendo, and Commodore 64, the systems that drove the computer and video game revolutions. Check out the full specs here.


01-08-2004, 09:13 AM
Moreover, the graphics subsystem was specifically designed to draw upon the best parts of the Atari 800, Apple II, Super Nintendo, and Commodore 64

So an Amiga still kicks its butt? :D

01-10-2004, 11:31 AM
Originally posted by Aegis
So an Amiga still kicks its butt? :D

:D Yep; My Phone can do better than that! :D

David Star
01-11-2004, 05:38 PM
Hello mkii and viridian:
I thank the kindness that they have given me, your attention and time. You have reason, and now only I finish to say that Lightwave is a supersoftware. But I don´t understand why is very expensive, Ąto much that Windows!. Windows is master, Lightwave is slave, żOr not?. And Windows is about in $400.00. Thanks.