Analogue OS
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The creators of the Analogue Pocket - a portable FPGA-based device compatible with the entire Game library and other systems via adapters - have announced Analogue OS.

It's designed to be the "definitive scholarly operating system" for playing and experiencing the entire video game medium.

With Analogue OS you can explore, discover and play through all of history, save your game at any moment with cartridges, create & share playlists, track your gameplay & even develop your own FPGA cores to help preserve video game history. It's all for the love of video games.

Explore the Library. Everywhere. Library is a reference level database to play, explore and share. A scholarly cataloging of the entirety of video game history. Search and explore through it’s full breadth: system by system, game by game, region by region, developer by developer, publisher. All of it.

Make it visual - Add your own box art, game title screens or artwork for a beautiful and customizable way to showcase every game.

Create and Share Playlists - Organise and access your favorite games faster than ever through playlists. Build from scratch or add games from their library pages. Oh, and share the lists too.

Save and capture whenever you want, even at the same time. Capture (or load) a save state in an instant, live while playing any game cartridge.

Tools. Track your Gamplay - Remember where you were, and where you are going. Analogue OS provides tools that allow you to look back on key statistics across gameplay — across all systems.Tools that allow you to look forward and track gameplay as it happens.

Play Everywhere you Play Analogue OS has been optimised for optimald is (play) on Pocket and Dock. Sharp, lag free,1080p HDMI output on your LCD/OLED, or connect to a CRT/PVM through Analogue DAC for the authentic video game history experience. Whatever the choice, its clear.

OS is designed to connect seamlessly to virtually every 8BitDo Bluetooth, 2.4g andnext gen controller. Wired and wireless. With button mapping on a controller by controller, system by system basis.

Unique features for unique systems. Analogue is dedicated to highlighting each video game systems distinct hardware quirks and attributes with reverence.

Pocket features original display modes that recreate, with stunning accuracy, on a subpixel level, the identical look and feel of an original DMG display, Game Boy Color display, Game Gear display and more.

Analogue OS is just getting started. OS will be continuously updated and evolve as the conclusive OS for playing and exploring all of video game history.

You can see more images of the new Analogue OS over on its official website. After a delay last month, the Analogue Pocket will now arrive later this year in December and will set you back $199.99 USD or your regional equivalent.

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