I agree, it is a sick fascination I think Tiger assumed itd be as easy as an LCD handheld and proceeded to fumble the heck out of a good opportunity and idea. Would be interesting to play one with a sharp modern LCD installed though, not gonna lie
It is amazing how terrible game.com hardware is. I was playing Duke on my pocket pro for about 20 minutes, probably longer than anyone at Tiger played it. The screen overheated and made the bottom half of the screen go white until I turned it off to cool. I dont believe anyone tested any iteration of this hardware.
I received mine today as well and they are fantastic! The comfort, precision, and button response puts the OEM 3-button to shame. It has dramatically improved my enjoyment of the games Ive tried so far (Doom & Raiden, for the record) and I can see myself enjoying the jaguar more with these. Hard to explain, but my hands need to expend more energy on the 3-button and feel worn out grappling with it compared to the Pro. Better ergonomics. Recommended to anyone who actively plays the jag!
(I also had to push a couple of pins to get one controller in but thats an easy tweak that only needs to be done once, if at all.)
Thank you for taking on this project for all of us!