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Submitted by Commandar_Shepard 686d ago | news

Gamer builds 15 consoles in one, all playable with single gamepad

Dvice.com: "After three years and over 3,500 man-hours, modder extraordinaire Bacteria has finally completed "Project Unity," a "Swiss army knife of retro gaming pleasure" that jams 15 classic game consoles into one box. It's kind of like Ben Heck's "Ultimate Combo System," but beastlier.

Valued at about $1,075, Bacteria says Project Unity contains "one master controller," which is just, wow. It also has "one SCART output, one power supply, one custom made switch unit" — another equally impressive engineering feat." (Atari, Nintendo, Sony, Tech)

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Snookies12  +   686d ago
When is this coming out and where can I buy one? Lol!
sobekflakmonkey  +   686d ago
Move over PS4, Nextbox, WiiU and Gaming Rigs, theres a new big boy in town.
MaxXAttaxX  +   685d ago
Couldn't help but notice he forgot the memory cards....
decrypt  +   685d ago
"Move over PS4, Nextbox, WiiU and Gaming Rigs, theres a new big boy in town."

Lol will be a mess, Just a get a PC emulate all old consoles problem solved.

Reason being, not only will it be a mess having accessories of every console laying around. Old consoles dont look good on new TVS. Try playing a PS2 on a HDTV and all you will see a jaggies every where.

Emulate the PS2 game on PC in 1080p problem solved. 4K TVS role out, emulate the game in 4k Problem solved.

Console BC is a joke and in reality unfeasible. The only way BC can be had is to get a PC, buy all multiplats on it. Buy a console for its exclusives.

As of today PC can emulate literally any console ever released asides the PS3 and Xbox 360.
SolidStoner  +   685d ago
I bet he can sell this thing with huge profit!!!

he should make another one and try to sell it!!!
reynod  +   685d ago
Not to take anything away from this guy, Its obvious hes done a lot of work on this.

However my observations are:

1. The controller is darn cluncky, doesnt look fun to play with at all.

2. The console hardware within that box is 30 years old, anything can fail at any time. So much effort for an unreliable machine, doesnt make much sense.

3. Its a huge box moving it around can take an effort and may actually damage something in it.

4. Cost, it cost 700GBP to make that abomination of a box plus many man hours.

It would just be best to get a PC. Emulate all those consoles. 700GBP would equal a pretty high end PC. Play with a modern controller like the DS3, Xbox 360. Not to mention the PC hardware will be new hence will be able to play current games too. Lets not even mention current games bought are cheaper than the ones available on current consoles, or the fact they are then yours to keep for a very very long time hence no needing to be looking for such solutions in the future to begin with.
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Donnieboi  +   685d ago
I need this console!
ATi_Elite  +   685d ago
Very Cool but I'll stick with my PC and all the Game Emulators on it which also has a WiiU, Arcade, and PS3 emulator!
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Toolster  +   685d ago
What tosh, he didn't come up with the overlay idea, colecovision had that idea back in 1982! Don't take credit for others work.

I also hope you have a fire extinguisher on standby
Toolster  +   684d ago
Lol at disagree, it's fact
MultiConsoleGamer  +   686d ago
Looks like a serious fire hazard.
GamersRulz   686d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
BOLO  +   685d ago
lol @Gamer
Eyeco  +   685d ago
GamersRulz couldn't resist, everyone was thinking it.
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no_more_heroes  +   686d ago
I have a cousin who is making a pc-ps3-360 all-in-one console, but this is just nuts!

By the way, the title songs remind me of MC Kids.
Neonridr  +   686d ago
Very impressive. To be able to create all those game cartridges to act as controller boards for the various controllers is incredible. Good work.
Ron_Danger  +   686d ago
His girlfriend must be so proud of him!
SirBradders  +   686d ago
Correction wife lol
Ron_Danger  +   686d ago
Agreed!

And sorry about earlier... I didn't get the memo that stereotypical sarcastic jokes about gamers and programmers are no longer allowed on the Internet.
Heisenburger  +   686d ago
Your girlfriend is disappointed.
MooseWI  +   686d ago
3,500 man hours...
Animal Mutha 76  +   686d ago
That's 3500hrs he could have actually been gaming :)
DragonKnight  +   686d ago
I wonder how many woman hours that translates to.

HEY, I CAN ASK MADAM SESSLER FOR THE NEXT SESSLER'S SOMETHING!!!! :O
InTheLab  +   685d ago
Madam Sessler....still f***in gold O.o
kirbyu  +   686d ago
Where would you be able to put that thing?
Welshy  +   686d ago
In the space he specifically built it to fit into? =P
Heisenburger  +   686d ago
Twss.
kevnb  +   686d ago
Why wouldn't you just get a good pc, some emulators, and a 360 pad?
Some of the ps2 games are flaky, but on current hardware it's doable.
mushroomwig  +   686d ago
'Why wouldn't you just get a good pc, some emulators, and a 360 pad?'

If you bothered to actually watch the video you'd have an answer to that question.

1) Emulators are flawed, they're not 1 to 1 copies of the originals

2) "You don't just play a retro game, you experience it" something that emulators take away.
Transporter47  +   686d ago
1. Depends what emulators you refer to. Sometimes you have improve versions of old games with an emulator as you can add a few things for the way the game looks.
2. If you really want to experience retro then you will play it on the original console with the original controller.
SilentNegotiator  +   686d ago
""You don't just play a retro game, you experience it" something that emulators take away"

And playing it on that thing with a universal gamepad does not?
MrChow666  +   685d ago
if he is such a purist, shouldnt he be playing with each console's controller instead of building big one for all? makes no sense to me
tee_bag242  +   685d ago
The only way to play them in their true form is in a coin-op cabinet, looking at a fuzzy CRT display. For those who don't mind the alternative, emulators will do.
GreenRanger  +   686d ago
Impressive, but can it run Crysis?
SmokeyMcBear  +   686d ago
crysis 3 with ultra graphics at 1080p and 60fps. If it can't do that, its poopoo.
andrewer  +   686d ago
I always preferred the Blue Ranger...And of course Silver Ranger Zhane...but Crysis????
IRetrouk  +   685d ago
Silver ranger????? Originals or gtfo lol
SirBradders  +   686d ago
Kudos to the guy but it would be alot cheaper and trouble shoot friendly to build a shelve and pay 10 quid for a cable management clip thing.
C4BL3  +   686d ago
very nice. It is crazy to go back and see systems without a Hub or home screen. I didn't know sega had so many consoles.
ApolloTheBoss  +   686d ago
Ah. But will it blend?
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RXL  +   686d ago
this is called a "PC"..

*runs from the ignorant fanboys who don't know any better*
Transporter47  +   686d ago
cool, concept but i think for most of the older consoles an emulator runs them on your computer a lot cheaper and sometimes with improvements, the one controller for everything is a good idea except i don't like the design, but hey props to you still.
MasterCornholio  +   686d ago
I wonder if snake is inside?
Oh_Yeah  +   686d ago
Ain't nobody got time for that...does it even HD bro? PC hooked to TV with hdmi plus 360 or ps3 controller and whatever emulator > this is impressive though.
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ziggurcat  +   685d ago
SCART? lol....
Relientk77  +   685d ago
I want it
landog  +   685d ago
hmmm....i just have a pc that does all that in up to 1080p resolution with 8x anti aliasing and works off a 360 controller and doesn't look like a schizophrenic built it

lol....that controller looks like a 6 year old made it out of playdough

not to take away what this guy has created....it is impressive, it just looks totally amaturish....and sloppy

plus emulators do more.....better framerates...save anytime...user mods/widescreen hacks for old games

this thing also looks like an major, MAJOR firehazard, would not want to live next to this dude
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Th3 Chr0nic  +   685d ago
i agree, its impressive that he built himself but everyone with a PC and the ability to download from the internet already has that and also using a SINGLE CONTROLLER shaaazaaam

* when i said impressive, i meant in the sense that he could spend that mich time commited to something and make it work. the device itself is just kinda meh. no aesthetic appeal at all to it
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sovietsoldier  +   685d ago
agree, emulator enough said.
-Gespenst-  +   685d ago
No PsOne? Or does Ps2 cover that? Ps2 had a PsOne emulator in it though...
WildArmed  +   685d ago
Yeah they mentioned that they used ps2 to emulate psx.
Gamecube to emulate GameBoy Advance
Atari 7800 can play Atari 2600 games
Th3 Chr0nic  +   685d ago
Meh does it blend?

and that bat logo totally makes sense.
sovietsoldier  +   685d ago
what no virtual boy?
LKHGFDSA  +   685d ago
Pretty cool, but I feel bad about the amount of time he took making it.
Zcarnut  +   685d ago
I think of it more as art than somthing practical.
I have a few boxes in a closet that have alot of those systems in it LOL. Was that his point to build it out of a box? I didnt watch the video other than a minute or two.
FITgamer  +   685d ago
It weighs as much as small child and looks like a filing cabinet.
Legion  +   685d ago
Could he spit into the mic a bit more when he is talking? I was trying to take a shower and didn't quite get enough saliva for under my arms.
Certz  +   685d ago
Impressive
ACEMANWISE  +   685d ago
I just used a launch PS3, with PS2 compatibility, along with the zerogame emulater for the Linux capabilities of that system.
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iNFAMOUZ1  +   685d ago
pretty cool but ill stick with my emulators, hope he gets alot of credit for it though
DigitalAnalog  +   685d ago
Regardless of what you may think of this video, the fact that he took advantage of a cartridge system that can adapt to a variety of control systems on a single controller while playing on native controllers is pretty damn impressive.
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