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3 minutes ago, cybercylon said:

I wonder if this Retroarch release runs on the previous Xbox generation (in my case Xbox One X... curse you M$ with these confusing names!)

Yes it does run on Xbox One.

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Pat and Ian, the guys who went out of their way to be neutral and fair to polymega, are calling it out now.  TLDR, it's a mismanaged project that has outlived its relevance before it even got released.

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I preordered mine from Walmart around 2 weeks ago when they went back for sale.  I was able to use 3 $100 dollar AT&T Debit Gift Cards and some Walmart gift cards that have been in my wallet for ages.  All in all I paid $65 dollars out of my pocket.  I figured if they deliver, great I am looking forward to using it.  If however something happens Walmart will just refund my credit and debit, no risk.

 

I however do the get feeling they are going to deliver and if the reviewers are to go by anything, should be a useable system.

 

I stopped listening to anything from Pat & Ian when they started bashing Amico, I just do not care for their personal opinions on anything video game related, however I respect anyone who enjoys listening to them, no bigs.

 

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Guys, don't buy an Xbox just to run RetroArch. Developer mode requires paying MS $20 and you lose the ability to play Xbox games. Just get an Intel NUC and use Lakka if you're that horny for an all-in-one setup. 

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1 minute ago, derFunkenstein said:

Guys, don't buy an Xbox just to run RetroArch. Developer mode requires paying MS $20 and you lose the ability to play Xbox games. Just get an Intel NUC and use Lakka if you're that horny for an all-in-one setup. 

You don't lose the ability to play Xbox games. You can switch back and forth.

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1 hour ago, Bill Loguidice said:

You don't lose the ability to play Xbox games. You can switch back and forth.

I'm kinda curious how difficult it would be to add support for a retrode and basically make a Polymega.

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I just got an update from Walmart alerting me of a delay in the PolyMega.. I wanted to share it here just in case anyone who may preorder one from Walmart.

 

Unfortunately the delay lends itself to the narrative that others have spoken about in this thread about the company perhaps having issues...

 

Again I am not worried as I went through Walmart but honestly I am rooting for this to come out and for me to use it..

 

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Hello (Name removed by me),

We wanted to let you know that your preorder item release date has changed. The updated release date is Wed, Mar 31.

Please review your order details below.

We're sorry if this date change is an inconvenience. The product manufacturer controls the release date for this product and we'll ship it to you as quickly as we can once it's released.

 

... etc (order number and order details)

 

-=-=-=-==-=

 

Just wanted to give everyone here an update if they cared.

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1 hour ago, imstarryeyed said:

I just got an update from Walmart alerting me of a delay in the PolyMega.. I wanted to share it here just in case anyone who may preorder one from Walmart.

 

Unfortunately the delay lends itself to the narrative that others have spoken about in this thread about the company perhaps having issues...

 

Again I am not worried as I went through Walmart but honestly I am rooting for this to come out and for me to use it..

 

-=-=-=-

 

Hello (Name removed by me),

We wanted to let you know that your preorder item release date has changed. The updated release date is Wed, Mar 31.

Please review your order details below.

We're sorry if this date change is an inconvenience. The product manufacturer controls the release date for this product and we'll ship it to you as quickly as we can once it's released.

 

... etc (order number and order details)

 

-=-=-=-==-=

 

Just wanted to give everyone here an update if they cared.

Thanks.  No quibble if you really want this thing, I hope you get it.  
 

 

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1 hour ago, godslabrat said:

Thanks.  No quibble if you really want this thing, I hope you get it.  
 

 

Honestly, I am glad and appreciate your insights and thoughts on this product, it has been a troubled / cursed implementation.   Yes while I may want something like this, your points cannot be ignored and are thoughtfully written with solid logic.  I wanted to update and will continue to update the thread as whether good or bad news, I wanted to anyone here to know the latest as I may be the only person on our board here that has preordered it.  

 

The company has done a terrible job of communicating no doubt about that.

 

 

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Any word on this being sold in brick and mortar stores? I'd love to get one when it comes out, but I don't want to mess with the nightmare that is present day shipping. 

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On 12/26/2020 at 12:31 PM, Agillig said:

Any word on this being sold in brick and mortar stores? I'd love to get one when it comes out, but I don't want to mess with the nightmare that is present day shipping. 

Last I heard, you could either order from Polymega themselves, or another online retailer, but no one has committed to stocking it in B&M stores.

 

Even giving this project an unhealthy dose of optimism, I think you'll see covid shipping issues go away long before Polymega is available at your local McGameShop.

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I think if you are in the USA the only place to order it is Walmart.com. I ordered mine from there and in my opinion a good option for preorder since there is no danger in you losing out from Walmart if the product never makes it for some reason.

 

I was never comfortable ordering directly from Polymega when it was offered even though it was a discount at that time.

 

In any case I am keeping up with it and if I hear any updates from Walmart that are being shared with me, I am sharing them here, good or bad.

 

 

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On 1/3/2021 at 2:15 PM, godslabrat said:

Last I heard, you could either order from Polymega themselves, or another online retailer, but no one has committed to stocking it in B&M stores.

 

Even giving this project an unhealthy dose of optimism, I think you'll see covid shipping issues go away long before Polymega is available at your local McGameShop.

That's too bad, because I could see this being an impulse buy for some people, especially if they knocked 100 bucks off.  I've got a fair amount of Saturn and PS1 games that I'd play if I didn't have to dig the systems out.  But the communication has been terrible about this thing.  This system seemed amazing to me when I first heard about it.   Since then, other products have come out that made this not the Holy Grail it used to be. 

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