Evercade Console

Evercade.

Evercade console. © Blaze Entertainment.

If you’re into retro games, you’re going to love Blaze Entertainment’s portable console, the Evercade, and especially its price. The starter pack, which includes the console and a cartridge with 20 Atari classics, will cost you just CAD100. You can then get more cartridges, each with 6 to 20 games, for CAD30 each. The handheld console has a RGB 4.3 inch screen (480x272px) and a quadcore 1.2GHz processor. It connects to a TV screen through a micro HDMI port. The battery has a 3 to 5 hour lifespan and you can play while the console is plugged into the charger. The cartridges and games from the 80s and 90s make you feel like you’ve gone back in time, when the Game Boy was king. But Kyle Orland of Ars Technica isn’t too enthused with the return of the cartridges (“This is the XXIst century, just let me download ROMs!”). Seriously lacking in nostalgia. 

YouTube, “Evercade - Official Announcement Trailer.”

YouTube, “The Evercade - Is it MADNESS or GENIUS?!

Ars Technica, Kyle Orland, “Evercade’s retro portable made me fall out of love with game cartridges.”

Gizmodo, Andrew Liszewski, “The Evercade simplifies retro gaming and I’m surprised how much I love it.”

 

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by Laurent Gloaguen.
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