> > > Absolute cancer on the industry these things, in so many legitimate
> > > too because they're not even sold as bootlegs. Not sure why nobody believes me
> > I
> > > say somebody is making an absolute killing on them, and it's disgusting.
> > I've seen these machines on sale at some fairly odd venues - county fairs spring to
> > mind. Prices are as high as $5k for vinyl-wrapped (yes, really) 'deluxe' models.
> > > One interesting thing that did come up recently is a Kyle Hodgetts game running
> > > the same hardware, makes me wonder who actually worked on the software they're
> > > running.
> > Fair point, but by the same token Hodgetts has never (to the best of my knowledge)
> > ever developed his own hardware platform. Tweaked others' hardware, sure, but I
> > think of anything that's 100% his.
> Some of the HW platforms he used were pretty much only used by him tho (the various
> TMS based ones)
> and there are some really odd ones like Ski-Maxx and Shadow Fighters
> I just wonder if there is a deeper connection.
I certainly wouldn't put it outside of the bounds of possibility; Hodgetts seems to pop up in some interesting contexts.
Another possibility: the hardware for those games was designed by a third party and he wrote the software for the platforms in question. Ski-Maxx was manufactured by ICE, who would have had the resources to pull off the design. I'm not totally convinced that Hodgetts himself would have done that... But I'm also not totally discounting the possibility.
Either way, I do agree that the same scenario could have applied to an x-in-1 board.