The PawByte Codenamed "Flyght" Console


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theweirdn8

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PLEASE NOTE THIS TOPIC IS MEANT FOR FEEDBACK IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONSOLE. WE'RE STILL A LONG WAY FROM A PUBLIC RELEASE

What really is this "new console?"

The PawByte nextGen Console is made via Linux(Currently testing ArchLinux version), does it's Program Store different than the others and heavily loves Open Source, ANYTHING.

PawByte "Flyght" Console Controller Prototype (click to view in 3D)



For those interested in more pre-KickStarter events and news you can sign up for our newsletter

The History of PawByte and our Console

We've been here for quite some time here at PawByte and we will like you to go through our 'interactive' timeline of past, current and future events.

FAQS

Q:How long has this Console been in development?

A: We have been working on the console and hashing out things since early February 2012.

Q: Aren't there enough new consoles out there and sprouting up? Why not join them?

A: We are happy to see that many other people are thinking as we are, but the current nextGen projects do not fit our interests or plan for the gaming and entertaiment industry.

Q: How can I keep in the loop about everything happening?

A: Join our NewsLetter

Q: How long has your newsletter been active?

A: We signed up for MailChimp on July 4, 2012 and sent our first e-mail out on July 12, 2012

Q: Cool I will like to develop a game/program for this new Linux based console. How can I?

A: Great! Please e-mail us at staff@pawbyte.com and we will let you know how you can get your game/program on our system.

Prototype Stats

  • Architecture: x86
  • Ram: 8GB
  • HardDrive: 64GB
  • GPU: GT 520
  • Output: HDMI
  • 2 USB Ports
  • OS. Custom Version of Arch Linux
Planned Stats for system
  • 4-8GB RAM
  • Hopefully 1TB HardDriveDue to Online Game Store, Downloadable Game Media and save files.
[*]-DVD Drive(for game discs and DVDs of course)
[*]We don't think we can outdo Sony in terms of price and quality for blueray right now...
[*]GPU/CPU undetermined yet
[*]Flash storage amount undetermined as well.
[*]HDMI and AV Output up to 1080p(unless something better comes out on other nextGen consoles)
[*]4-6 USB Ports
[*]WiFi and Ethernet
[*]Wireless support may be through Bluetooth or another method one of our engineers is proposing
[*]OS: Custom Version of Arch Linux
[*]-$Price undetermined


-Of course there are more specs, but we though those will be the most important ones to list here-All of these specs are subject to change, but that is what we've been working towards.

For pricing we are considering between $150-$250.
 Known Press Coverage Thus far

Dingoo Scene

-March 06, 2013 - Article

Obscure Handhelds

-March 05, 2013 - Article

 Open Consoles News

- March 01, 2013 - Article

Not Enough Shaders

- October 25, 2012 -  Interview/Article

Indie Graph

-January 10, 2013 - Article

- August 8, 2012- Interview/Article

I will update this post more, but until then go to http://nextgen.pawbyte.com for more information about this new console and how you may be part of it.
 
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CocoCreekFisherman

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:unsure:   What is this and why such a mystery?
 
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theweirdn8

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Yes I mean 2012. Good find.

Also, it's not such a mysterry we just want to not go too far on releasing stuff before the planned kickstarter date.

Anyhow, be sure to join the event on FaceBook.
 

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Well, the first devs added their projects in March 2011... so it seems to exist quite a long time already.

What's this? A PC with ArchLinux in a gaming-like case? :/
 

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@ED, you are close, but not fully there.

Also, March 2011 is because of how old those projects are. Fields of Fresh has been in development for quite some time. Also Ample Legacy too.
 

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yey Arch!, my favourite distribution..   It definetly got me interested

Would be cool if P2 were to switch to Arch or Slack
 

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LOL, we have no affiliations with them. You can look at the About us section as to why we are named PawByte.

See you at the March 14th event.
 

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I can see a console crash coming, too many devices chasing too few users.

Not specifically this device but just overall.

It reminds me of the video game crashes in the late 70's and early 80's when everyone jumped on the "we can make money from games" bandwagon.
 

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I really wish someone would develop a next gen console.  And by next gen I mean a console whose main human interface is an Occulus Rift type headset that puts you in the game.  If you have read "Ready Player One" you'll know where I'm coming from.

I'm tired of the plain old tv screen games , its time for the next quantum leap. We had the old 8 bit games then there was 3d simulated games that came with better graphics, now its time for a new leap.

If someone develops it, I'll let them use my tag line for free "Get in the game"

Also, I agree with Ian J, there's to many players coming into a market that is already faltering .  Something might have to give.
 
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I understand your concerns. Currently we can not say we are going to make something you're asking for. At least for this generation no Rifting on launching.

Also, nice tag line.

We plan to expand the industry with the cosole, but RSVP via our FB Event so you can be ready for all of the NEW news.
 

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Hi, some hardware info would really help the hype for your project. So, what about the proc and ram for example?
 

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In an unofficial capacity, I can say that all this susbsanceless hype is getting on my nerves. Stop telling us how wonderful it is - show us how your device is better than a HTPC running Arch (with proprietary reop/package management/DRM or whatever).

In a mod capacity I'd like to remind you that this forum is not an advertising agency - we're happy to discuss interesting tech as and when there's anything interesting to discuss.

Until then, don't overdo it ;)
 

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I can see alot of of these new android consoles sinking. This linux pawbyte system, dunno the market may be flooded. Still will be worth a look at the live video i guess.

The ouya looks like the best bet as a new upgraded board can be simply swapped out.

This may ensure its survival in whatever niche it cuts out for itself. Also a lady who founded 'that game company' has joined the ouya team.

Too many systems for my tastes now.

I will buy an ouya cos we are developing a game for it and im interested in this system.

Xbox 720 is the only console im purchasing in the near future.
 
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I can see a console crash coming, too many devices chasing too few users.

Not specifically this device but just overall.

It reminds me of the video game crashes in the late 70's and early 80's when everyone jumped on the "we can make money from games" bandwagon.
I have been saying this since ... whatever it was that came after ouya . I am however , very happy to see a Linux console that hopefully won't be as locked down as steambox .
 

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Guys,

Thank you for all of the respectful feedback, the purpose of keeping specific dates were to show we had no intentions of copying anyone.

We are taking things slowly and steady and I do not intend on causing or encouraging a new gaming crash.
 

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Why does this thread exist?

  1. To get feedback from an established Linux console/dev community.
  2. To have an interesting discussion about a future product.
  3. To gain brand recognition for new company.
(1) and (2) are impossible since there is nothing to discuss, and no specs or information have been given.

That leaves us with (3). thwierdn8 seems to have strong affiliations with the company producing the pawbyte.

That makes this thread an advertisement.

Advertisements are not welcome here - we need real information.
 
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