Wednesday, March 6, 2013

PawByte “Flyght” – another open source Console on its way

The PawByte Codenamed "Flyght" Console

That video was horrible. What really is this "new console?"
We agree, 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.
Up til this point, we have kept a small media presence until we are ready to Kickstart, nevertheless we are hosting a LIVE Press Conference and we are getting the word out. Be ready to ask and have many of your questions answered.. 
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We have a huge Press Conference coming up that will be livestreamed on March 14, 2013 at 8pm CST(GMT-6).
Join the Free Public Event here
For those interested in more pre-KickStarter events and news you can sign up for our newsletter
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.

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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 HardDrive
    • Due 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

Open Consoles News

- March 01, 2013 - Article

Not Enough Shaders
- October 25, 2013 -  Interview/Article
Indie Graph
-January 10, 2013 - Article
- August 8, 2013- 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.

You know what I know … keep watching!

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