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  • It was a busy news week in the world of portable gaming hardware, plus Federico’s quest for cable perfection continues, a return of the Steam Deck, and a look at mobile phone gaming, controllers, and more.

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    News

    The GB Operator Is Adding Game Boy Camera Support Also Discussed: Save the Hero Builders cartridge reader Powkiddy V10 Anbernic Announces the RG40XXH Portgate Another Anbernic RG35XXSP Overheats A Miyoo Mini A30 Preview AYANEO Pocket EVO Nothing CMF Phone 1 Thunderbolt 5 Cables The first Thunderbolt 5 cables are here, but there’s barely anything to plug in Federico’s 10m USB 4 Fiber Cable

    Federico Dips Back into the Steam Deck

    Steam Deck OLED with Etched Glass Screen Mechanism Accessory Systems Deckmate Plugable Dock XReal Air AR glasses

    Mobile Phone Gaming

    Netflix Gaming Netflix’s Slow and Steady Infiltration of the Videogame Industry Microsoft and Netflix Aim to Challenge Apple in Mobile Gaming Local and Cloud Streaming NVIDIA GeForce NOW PSPlay (Android) XBXPlay (Android) MirrorPlay Controllers Backbone One Razer Kishi Razer Ultra GameSir G8 GameSir X2S Scuf Nomad Retro Game Corps Review Joyclamp Sony Dual Sense Edge 8BitDo SN30 Pro A Homemade Vertical Controller MEENEA Game Handle Connector Moment Wall Mount Magnet Sean Fletcher’s Delta skins Game Mode and Game Porting Toolkit 2 Whiskey Matt Horton’s YouTube channel

    Games Mentioned

    Final Fantasy VII Dragon Quest XI Zenless Zone Zero Zach Gage games SpellTower Knotwords Good Soduku Guncho Alto’s Odyssey Hades Into the Breach Poinpy Dead Cells Kentucky Route Zero Immortality TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge Sayonara Wild Hearts FANTASIAN The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Golden Sun Golden Sun: The Lost Age Soma Bringer

    Credits

    Show Art: Brendon Bigley
    Music: Will LaPorte

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  • For episode 3 of NPC, we cover the latest news about the Ayn Odin2 Mini, ONEXPLAYER X1 Mini, Asus ROG Ally X, the Anbernic RG Cube, and more, John finally received his transparent blue Anbernic RG35XXSP, Brendon got a surprise in the mail, and Federico shares his first impressions of the Powkiddy RGB30.

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    The Latest Portable Gaming News

    Ayn Odin2 Mini Some Thoughts on the Odin 2 Mini Odin2 Mini Review: Looks like a PS Vita, performs like a champ Also mentioned: 🎙️ The Ayn Odin 2 with John Voorhees ONEXPLAYER X1 Mini The OneXPlayer X1 Mini is the most feature-packed handheld gaming PC yet AUS ROG Ally X ASUS ROG Ally X Hands-On impressions ROG Ally X: 5 Upgrades, 2 Downgrades Anbernic RG Cube FUN + POWER = RG Cube Review Nintendo Switch Lite Hyrule Edition Where to Preorder Nintendo Switch Lite: Hyrule Edition

    Anbernic RG35XXSP Follow-Up

    The Anbernic RG35XXSP | A Review Anbernic RG35XX SP: An Almost Beginner’s Guide Another MuOS Install Guide Anbernic RG28XX A Capacitive Touch OLED Screen Replacement For The Game Boy Color! SakuraRetroModding An Anbernic RG35XXSP and Gamboy Advance SP meet in a bar in New York

    Brendon’s First Impressions of the Lenovo Legion Go

    Lenovo Legion Go Lenovo Legion Glasses XREAL Air Viture Pro XR Meta Ray-Bans Smart Glasses XREAL Beam Pro

    Federico’s Powkiddy RGB30 Purchase

    Powkiddy RGB30 Powkiddy RGB30 Starter Guide

    Games Mentioned

    The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom Sonic the Hedgehog 2 The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap F-Zero Kingdom Hearts III Destiny 2 Elden Ring Dragon’s Quest 11 Skies of Arcadia: Legends Chrono Trigger

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    Show Art: Brendon Bigley
    Music: Will LaPorte

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  • This week, Federico takes us on his journey to build the world’s best eGPU, and we take a first look at the Anbernic RG35XXSP, a foldable retro handheld that two out of the three of us have received.

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    Building the World’s Best eGPU

    USB4 Specification OCuLink Lenovo Legion Go ADT-UT3G USB4 board The ADT-UT3G only board that uses the new ASM2464PD controller, but it doesn’t support power delivery. EGPU Thunderbolt vs USB4 (ADT Link UT3G). Tutorial and Synthetic and Gaming Benchmarks in 8 Games Starfield Baldurs Gate FiiO DK3S Cooling fan with Stand JSAUX RGB Docking Station Also mentioned: I Turned the New 13” iPad Pro Into a MacPad and Portable Gaming Display A Small Fire at 3 AM TechDweeb ROG Ally X XONEGPU GPD G1 Aya Neo AG01 Graphics Starship

    The Anbernic RG35XX SP: First Look

    Anbernic RG35XX SP Federico and Brendon have silver John ordered transparent blue, and it’s stuck in New Jersey Replacement OSes covered: MuOs GarlicOS Alpha for RG35XXSP MinUI KNULLI Anbernic RG35XX SP: An Almost Beginner’s Guide RG35XX SP Button Mod Makes A Huge Difference Also: Apple Pi Baker for Flashing SD Cards Ayn Odin 2 Miyoo Mini+ Miyoo Mini Flip Deep Dive Comparison: RG351M vs RG351P Retroid Pocket Flip Review – The Start Of Clamshell Emulators

    Games Mentioned

    Dragons Dogma Chrono Trigger Pokémon Unbound Pokémon FireRed

    Odds and Ends

    Clicks Keyboard Save the Hero Builders open-source cartridge reader GB Operator Delta iOS emulator PlayStation DualSense Edge

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    Show Art: Brendon Bigley
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  • This week Federico, John, and Brendon introduce NPC, compare handheld gaming origin stories, and share their current setups before Federico springs a surprise on the others.

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    About the Hosts

    Federico Viticci

    MacStories Other Podcasts AppStories MacStories Unwind Connected Remaster

    John Voorhees

    MacStories Other Podcasts AppStories MacStories Unwind Ruminate

    Brendon Bigley

    Wavelengths Into the Aether

    Our Portable Gaming Histories

    Brendon

    Game Boy Pocket Game Boy Color Game Boy Advance Game Boy SP Nintendo DS Nintendo 3DS Playstation Vita Anbernic RG351P

    John

    Game Boy Color - Kiwi Lime Game Boy SP Sega Game Gear Nintendo DSi Nintendo 3DS Playstation Vita Anbernic RG351M

    Federico

    Game Boy Game Boy Color Game Boy Advance PSP 8 Mile Nintendo 3DS Playstation Vita Anbernic RG351M

    Current Setups

    John

    Ayn Odin 2 Pro OLED Switch Legion Go ONEXGPU Miyoo Mini+ iPhone and iPad Pro

    Brendon

    Ayn Odin 2 Pro Retroid Pocket Flip Miyoo Mini+ Steam Deck OLED Switch iPhone and Backbone One iPad Pro Playdate

    Federico

    13" iPad Pro GameSir G8 Legion Go Playdate USB 4 eGPU with an NVIDIA 4090 GPU MacStories Unwind: A Small Fire at 3AM

    Games Mentioned

    Kirby Dream Land 2 Kingdom Hearts Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II GTA Liberty City Stories Hot Line Miami Super Crate Box Persona 4 Binding of Isaac Rogue Legacy Nuclear Throne Spelunky Dragon’s Dogma

    Other Links

    John joins Brendon on Wavelengths to talk about the Ayn Odin 2

    Credits

    Show Art: Brendon Bigley
    Music: Will LaPorte

  • NPC, or Next Portable Console, is a podcast about the games we take with us. Every other week, Federico Viticci, John Voorhees, and Brendon Bigley will cover portable gaming news and share their experiences with everything from the simplest retro gaming handhelds to cutting-edge portable PCs.