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Repeatedly described as the “iPod of retro gaming”, the GameGadget is a Linux-based gaming console that is now less than one month away from release. It’s available for pre-order at zavvi.com right now, and for more info on the unit and what it actually does, simply read on. To see what the world’s gaming press have had to say about it, click here

Built alongside a revolutionary software service (GameGadgetGames), GameGadget offers Gamers, Game Developers and Game Publishers, unrivaled choice and flexibility in how they play, create and sell games. The GameGadget will run a version of the “Linux” operating system which makes it hugely accessible for developers, it will also support game up to 32-bit whilst being optimised to run at 16-bit for best performance. GameGadget has been created to allow Gamers to purchase legal and secure downloads of their favourite games through an iTunes-style application onto a single portable device.

Each GameGadget is capable of playing over 100,000 classic titles across multiple platforms from the early years of gaming to more recent time. A GameGadget is also a powerful multimedia device capable of storage and playback of audio, video, e-books and photos. You can expand the internal 2GB memory of your GameGadget with additional SD Memory cards that work seamlessly with your GameGadget allowing you to carry thousands of games around in your pocket. All GameGadget’s come with a 12 month warranty, USB Charge/transfer cable and rechargeable battery.


  • Comes with a voucher to download 10 games from the catalogue (games TBC)
  • Limited day-1 worldwide ship
  • Play games/music & view photos
  • SD Card slot/Headphone socket/TV Out & Micro USB
  • All games will be available from gamegadgetgames – which is a service like the app store/I-tunes
  • Plays hundreds of old archived games from various publishers – catalogue always growing
  • GameGadget has been created to allow Gamers to purchase legal and secure downloads of their favourite games through an iTunes style application onto a single portable device
  • Games range from £1.49 to £1.99
  • Will be 10-15 game bundles at £10 per pack

The GameGadget is currently due for release on Friday, March 30th 2012. To visit the official GameGadget site, click here.

Watch the GameGadget “Early Visualisation” trailer below: 

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