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Poll: FPGA 2D Video Game Console (6 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you play video games?

  1. yes (6 votes [100.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 100.00%

  2. no (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

How old are you?

  1. under 18 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. 18 - 20 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. 20 - 25 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. 25 - 30 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. 30 - 35 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. 35 - 40 (2 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  7. over 40 (4 votes [66.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

Do you like or would you like to play on a video game console?

  1. yes (6 votes [100.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 100.00%

  2. no (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

would you like to play on a video game console that is running in the FPGA?

  1. yes (6 votes [100.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 100.00%

  2. no (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. I do not know the FPGA (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

How interested would you be?

  1. not interested at all (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. somewhat interested (1 votes [16.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  3. interested (2 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  4. very interested (3 votes [50.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

how would you like the games to be inserted on the console?

  1. On a Micro SD (6 votes [100.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 100.00%

  2. Using a USB cable to the PC (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

how much would you like a console that only supports 2d?

  1. not interested at all (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. somewhat interested (1 votes [16.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  3. interested (4 votes [66.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

  4. very interested (1 votes [16.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

How much will you be willing to pay?

  1. 50 - 100 Dollars (2 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. 100 - 150 Dollars (3 votes [50.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  3. 150 - 200 Dollars (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Over 200 Dollars (1 votes [16.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  5. Under 50 Dollars (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

how many buttons, besides the D pad, would you like the gamepad to have?

  1. 4 (2 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. 6 (2 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  3. 8 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. 10 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. 12 (2 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

What resolution would you like the console to have?

  1. 256x224 (2 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. 320x224 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. 512x448 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. 640x480 (4 votes [66.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

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#1 Gilberetsu OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 1, 2017 7:33 AM

Hey,
 

I am an electronics engineer student and as my final career project I want to create a game console in an FPGA. It is going to be a 2D video game console, the maximun amount of colors is 256 and is going to be developed in a Spartan6. I want to know your thoughts or any question you have. And if you can, please fill in the survey.



#2 Pixelboy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 1, 2017 10:01 AM

Reading your survey, I just had to take a few minutes to write a few custom answers, given that the selection of choices for each question is a little lacking.
 

Do you play video games?


This is the forum section of a web site called AtariAge. You will not find any video gaming enthusiasts here, obviously. When we're not posting messages on these forums, we're all busy playing a friendly game of Go.

 

How old are you?


I think Dracula said it best: "What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets!"

 

Do you like or would you like to play on a video game console?


Absolutely not. I find Pac-Man to be a much more satisfying experience when played on an abacus. By the way, if I answer "yes" to the very first question of your survey, but "no" to this question, does that make me a masochist? I'm excluding PC gamers from this equation, of course.

 

Would you like to play on a video game console that is running in the FPGA?


a-AH! I see what you did there! The inclusion of the word "on" makes this a trick question! Since an FPGA runs a virtual game console, such a console has no physical presence, and therefore, it's impossible to stand, sit, or "play" on it! Shame on you for pursuing such chicanery!

 

How interested would you be?


I find this question rather puzzling. Are we still talking about video games, FPGAs and whatnot? Because that's already been covered by the question just above this one.

 

How would you like the games to be inserted on the console?


I'd like to use a single hand, if possible. Doing it with toes is no fun at all, because you need both feet to do it, and you have to take off your shoes every single time and that's always annoying, even if you do it for the purpose of a funny YouTube video.

 

How much would you like a console that only supports 2d?


Well, a 1D console is essentially a carnival high striker, and that's only mildly entertaining for a little while. And a true 3D console would actually be the home version of the Star Trek holodeck, which I think is a little beyond the scope of your proposed project. Same goes for 4D, which is actually time travel. So I'm going to go with the probable majority and say 2D should do fine... As long as there's no sprite flicker.

 

How much will you be willing to pay?


That's the wrong question to ask. The correct question is "Kickstarter or Indigogo?".

 

How many buttons, besides the D pad, would you like the gamepad to have?


This is probably the most profound philosophical question of our time. Two buttons or not two buttons, that is the question. I could recycle Douglas Adams' probable answer, but that would be lame.

 

What resolution would you like the console to have?


I've got your resolution right here (feel free to adjust it to your liking): "I, currently unnamed FPGA gaming console, vow to always display a maximum of 256 colors, to disallow purchasable/downloadable extra content in any of the games I run, to only run bug-free software, and to never allow myself to be placed inside a Jaguar console shell, for as long as I shall exist."


Seriously, if you want some interesting specs to ponder about for your FPGA gaming console, have a look here. ;)

#3 Keatah OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 1, 2017 1:15 PM

That was an amusing response to counter the other bad news I read about earlier.

I want to add some stuff, but I'm not sure exactly what.

#4 Gilberetsu OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 2, 2017 6:35 AM

That is the best response I've seen on the internet Pixelboy, It made me laugh so hard  :lol:  :lol: . But it makes sense, I guess XD.

 

 

This is probably the most profound philosophical question of our time. Two buttons or not two buttons, that is the question. I could recycle Douglas Adams' probable answer, but that would be lame.

That was the best part.

 

And thanks for the tip.  :thumbsup:



#5 Pixelboy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 2, 2017 4:23 PM

I'm glad you liked my response, because I wasn't trying to be snarky. I was just in a silly mood. :)

#6 grips03 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 4, 2017 4:02 PM

FPGA Intellivision / Tutorvision would be great.







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