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An Open Source Gaming Console Built by Gamers for Gamers...
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Justin Barwick

1,680 backers pledged $238,498 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Justin Baze 1 day ago

      How many consoles have shipped in the last 20 days? Yes, people are receiving consoles but they are overseas so you sent those units to them WEEKS ago. There is no good reason that there are still people waiting for their unit when you continue to supply vendors. Nice to see you finally log in after 20 days. Are you really too busy to give weekly updates? At least better communication? Taran says that you aren't even replying to messages. Do you really have to wonder why people don't trust you? Communication is the key.

      Where is your PR man of the hour Craig Strother? We haven't heard from him for over 2 months.

    2. Creator Justin Barwick 1 day ago

      @Baze Consoles are still shipping and people such as SoFox and others have mentioned they received their console in last couple of days.

      As for stocking of vendors one moment you bash me for supplying vendors with stock and the next you chastise me for their not being stock.

      Each batch of Zero's is about 1000 to 2000 piece run and a run is just about completed now so stocking of units to vendors should be soon.

      As for those still waiting we are continuing to ship consoles and also reship to those people consoles which we returned for nonpayment of customs fees or rejected by that countries customs such as in Taran's case once I receive the actual console back I will verify your address and reship it. I apologize for an inconvenience and your patience in this matter and everyone who pledge for a console will get one.

      Please quit making accusation's and speculations of matters you have no knowledge of.

    3. Creator Justin McDonald 2 days ago

      I've been asked by a fair few people whether I have any available, unfortunately though I sent 8 faulty units to Justin Barwick who said he'd send me replacements the next day over a month ago, still waiting.. So now I'm answering my attempted customer's follow up emails..

    4. Creator Justin Baze 2 days ago

      For those still waiting, here's something to think about... The only retailer with units is GameSeek in the UK. All other retailers are waiting for more units. Justin Barwick hasn't logged in for 19 days. I think he sold all of the Kickstarter units to retailers and is waiting for more before sending any out. Geeks with Wives says they are expecting more on April 1st. Geeks with wives doesn't even handle shipping the units. Justin Barwick has been shipping the units that they sell. I do believe that everyone will eventually get their unit but it could be a while.

      Miss you Craig Strother!

    5. Creator Taran Montaperto 2 days ago

      Still waiting on my unit, and haven't heard anything from anyone regarding it, even though I've made contact multiple times with proof that it was failed to be delivered and returned to sender.

      When am I going to get it???

    6. Creator Ruben de la Torre 3 days ago

      I am also still waiting for my Unit. I was interested in making and porting games for this Device but i guess it is now pretty much dead anyway? Does anyone at least know some android alternative with quality?

    7. Creator Niklas Freybier 4 days ago

      I wonder how many people have already got a GCWZ and how many are still waiting? ... xx'

    8. Creator Justin Baze 5 days ago

      Justin Barwick hasn't logged into Kickstarter since March 11th.

      I wonder how often Craig logs in to Kickstarter. Did he go running with his tail between his legs?

    9. Creator Robin Gfatter 5 days ago

      Still waiting... or better: have stopped waiting.
      and have stopped using Kickstarter since then. :/

    10. Creator Felix Winter 6 days ago

      Still waiting...

    11. Creator Peter Thomas on March 25

      For those late to the party the best place to go for help and news about the newest releases is the dingoo GCW forums:

      GCW Download page is a great spot as well:

    12. Creator Peter Thomas on March 25

      @ Sofox

      We all go through it lol. It's quite the emotional roller coaster from when you first see those scratches until finding out about the second screen,

    13. Creator Sofox on March 25

      Just got my GCW! Worried for a second about the screen, but then I read on the manual that it has a 2 screen protectors, so once I took that off it looked perfect. Just finished charging it and ready to try out.

    14. Creator Branden on March 24


      Yes it does sound like a similar issue. The only problem is I can't get my GCW to go in to USB Mode/Flash Mode... I've tried holding down the reset button forever and I've tried turning it on while holding down select. Nothing gets the GCW to be recognised by the computer or by the Rescue disc.

      Starting to wonder if the power circuit or something is gone.

    15. Creator Matthieu Panigot on March 22

      Still ... Waiting ...

    16. Creator Karolis Stašaitis on March 22

      I got my just recently! Yay!

    17. Creator Florian Wieser on March 21

      @branden: have you tried to reflash the gcw to the newest firmware version?

      don't forget to put your console in flashmode ;)

      I had a similar problem:

    18. Creator Stefan Schirmer on March 21

      I got mine this week too. Had to get it from the customs, but didnt need to pay anything.
      So far i really like it. :)

    19. Creator Peter Thomas on March 19

      @ Robert Elander

      its been awhile since the topics been discussed, but there were a lot of great links shared for cheap silicone on the dingoo boards.

      Topic: D-Pad and buttons sticking issue

    20. Creator Jaakko Niemi on March 18

      Still no sight of mine.

    21. Creator Robert Elander on March 18

      I got my console a few weeks ago and it works great. I have a minor problem with 'sticky buttons ' but overall it's a great game console. Thanks! :)

    22. Creator Kaj-Michael Lang on March 18

      Mine is on the way, stuck in stupid customs at the moment.

    23. Creator Mauri Rotinen on March 16

      Still waiting for my Zero

    24. Creator Peter Thomas on March 15

      @ Branden

      Your best bet for help is here:…

    25. Creator Anthony Ogden on March 14

      Mine has arrived 14/03/2015, only plugged it in to charge so far and uncertain whether to keep it or sell on, but might be rude not to at least try it after all this time, although my android gaming tablet is probably way more powerful after all this time. Good to finally receive something though, nice that you include a stress ball ;-)

    26. Creator Branden on March 14

      Hi all, I received my GCW Zero on 25/2/15 and I was really happy with it for about an hour or two while it worked. That was until it needed a charge. Tried using the cable that came with it and the red charging light would go on for about 10 seconds and then turn off. Tried another mini-ussb cable I had laying around the house from some other device and it turns the red light on for about 5 minutes or so and then turns the light off.

      At no time can I get the device to turn back on again. Plugged in, not plugged in using any of the cables I have. I get the red light on for a short amount of time and then nothing. I've tried the reset switch with it plugged in and not plugged in.

      Nothing seems to bring it back from the dead.

      It was awesome for the short amount of time I had it but it seems that my GCW has some sort of fault in regards to charging and/or power.

      Anyone have any tips or solutions? Justin hasn't got back to me yet unfortunately.

    27. Creator Gordon G. Hall on March 11

      Still no sign of it.

    28. Creator Steve De George JR on March 11

      If your screen is scratched, it's probably the shipping screen protector. I believe there are two layers to it. The final layer scratches SUPER easily. The actual screen does not. I removed it after a while. If you can easily use your fingernail to scratch it, it's the protector.

    29. Creator Chris on March 10

      Received my Zero today! Very happy that it's finally in my hands :)

      For those that are still waiting as I have for such a long time - have faith. I know it's been a very long road, but the end will come soon.

    30. Creator Alex Boxall on March 10

      GCW Zero Etched Glass? :) I know with people out there who still haven't received the handheld itself, this is a bit of a pipe dream... But seriously... I'm still holding out hope...
      My scotch would love to join me while I game.

    31. Creator Andre Lanvermann on March 7

      Heyho, i still wait for mine. Will now write a message directly to Justin because my Adress changed.

    32. Creator Justin Baze on March 5

      Looks like is now out of GCW Zeros. has now been restocked but we already knew that when Justin supplied GCW Zeros to Link's Kickscammer project ( )

      When's the next shipment going out to ThinkGeek?

      How many people are still waiting for their Kickstarter GCW Zero?

    33. Creator Peter Thomas on March 5

      @ willy feumba

      Have you removed both protective screens? I only ask because this question comes up a lot, and 9 times out of 10 people weren't aware that there were 2 screens.

    34. Creator willy feumba on March 5

      hello i have get my gcw today by mail but the screen is too much scratch, it look like already use can have you a solution about this ?

    35. Creator willy feumba on March 5

      hello i have get my gcw today by mail but the screen is too much scratch, it look like already use can have you a solution about this ?

    36. Creator willy feumba on March 5

      hello i have get my gcw today by mail but the screen is too much scratch, it look like already use can have you a solution about this ?

    37. Creator Nicolas Cavalier on March 2

      Hi, I just received my unit today.

    38. Creator Ryan on February 28

      Those units should be in addition to you receiving yours, not taking away from the number of units fulfilling your orders. Personally, I only donated $5 to this project, but I pledged $87 to ICP2. To date, I'm the only person who received a full refund. Maybe you guys need to make a post on Kickscammed if you're not getting what you paid for. Feel free to go there and search for my post on iControlpad 2 as a primer.

      Link has his finger in too many pies as it is. He needs to stick to selling ecig's and related nationwide legalization legislation.

    39. Creator Justin Baze on February 27

      Mark Linkhorst or "Link" is buddies with Justin Barwick. That's why you'll see that Justin Barwick provided him with some GCW Zeros for his failed Kickstarter as a replacement option. In the meantime, there are still backers of the GCW Zero waiting for their units. At least some people are getting GCW Zeros.....

    40. Creator Ryan on February 27

      Maybe Mark Linkhorst is handling this project now. The slow response to shipping out units and keeping everyone informed is starting to mimic the icontrolpad2 train wreck.

    41. Creator David Meggyesy on February 25

      @Justin Barwick So potentially 5-10 units need to go out without any intervention from the backer involved.

      How are you handling changed shipping addresses? I've sent maybe two or three messages regarding my shipping address having changed, without any confirmation that it's been noted.

      Does this mean I'm in the group of 35-40 that need updated addresses (you've got mine, but I can certainly PM it along again) or am I in the group of 5-10 that are still just yet to roll out?

    42. Creator Erick Brown on February 20

      @ Justin Barwick or Craig Strother

      Seriously, what is the problem here? Backers are still waiting for fulfillment. They deserve an official update. I've pleaded with you guys over and over; please stop hiding information in the comments. Please post regular updates. Stop treating backers like garbage!

      We were promised a "full update" nearly FIVE MONTHS ago. We were promised that all Kickstarter rewards would be shipped before Geeks with Wives began shipping. This isn't a new problem. This nonsense has been going on for about a year and a half. A year and a half of empty promises, failed deadlines, unacceptable silence, and questionable excuses.

      To be frank, anyone should understand that I have a very hard time believing any more excuses. It's been happening for so long that the excuses are running on repeat (health problems / family issues / family health problems / incorrect addresses / customs).

      In all honesty, I truly hope you are lying because no person should have to deal with this much tragedy. However, if you're being sincere, you should task out the work so you can focus on recovering. Craig should be communicating regularly and someone else should be managing and fulfilling shipments. You have an obligation and responsibility.

    43. Creator Stephen Sandford on February 20

      >> As for a current count about 45 consoles still need to go out.

      Is my "sent in for repair" unit counted in this number or is this just people who have yet to receive a Zero yet?

    44. Creator Peter Thomas on February 19

      @ Justin Barwick

      Thank you for providing a small update. Despite all the setbacks you have my respect for continuing to ship units out. I may not have all of the details of your situation but I see a lot of projects here simply go dark when the unexpected happens.

      There was a time when I regretted backing. Since then I have spent countless hours fiddling with this device and have come to realize just how much i enjoy it. Even if there is never a successor to the GCW, I hope that dingux and the community continue on.

    45. Creator Justin Baze on February 18

      Finally we get some information. Thank you for real information as opposed to the "we're still shipping so that's good enough".

      I still want to know how Craig feels about this though.... He is our PR guy still, right? He was supposed to take over communicating with the public so you could keep working and not be distracted by sharing information.

      Also, yes, you did give a direct response but you didn't apologize to the rest of the backers waiting nor did you apologize for the lack of information. Craig was supposed to give us an update a couple months ago and then the both of you disappeared.

      You said in order to exist, sales must continue to retailers. So what is the future of the GCW Zero? USB is no longer being worked on. Craig was supposed to be giving us information about the future development side of GCW Zero but that hasn't happened. It would be nice to have an official response regarding the USB and the future of the GCW Zero.

    46. Creator Justin Barwick on February 18

      Also we have people stating they got tracking numbers and those who do not post that got tracking.

    47. Creator Justin Barwick on February 18

      @Justin Baze five days ago a direct response from me was given. As for a current count about 45 consoles still need to go out.

      We need current address from another 35 to 40 that were either returned because of rejection by customs or failure to pay customs fees by reciever or incorrect address.

      We have packages that were mailed in October 2013 just being returned to us now after being in limbo for ever in the postal mail system.

    48. Creator Justin Baze on February 18

      Hey Mr. PR man, Craig Strother, where are you man? I thought you cared about the backers? How do you feel about Justin Barwick supplying retailers before sending out the KS units?

      Both you and Barwick are cowards for not being honest and open about what is going on. It isn't fair to the backers to supply retailers and then on top of that, you both disappear and refuse to give any solid information on where the shipments are.


    49. Creator Stefan Schirmer on February 17

      So if it really helps to post a comment here. I'm also still waiting for my GCW-Zero.

    50. Creator Justin Baze on February 16

      Why doesn't Craig respond? I want to know how Craig feels about retailers getting units before the backers that paid for their units over 2 years ago.

      Hey Craig, here is one of your first official posts,
      "one goal I hold of the highest priority is to do my best to deliver what backers of this project have been asking for first and foremost: communication and transparency."

      Do you think you've done a good job at what you promised the backers? Why haven't you made an official update for a few months now?

      Shame on you Justin Barwick for once again, breaking the promise that you would not supply retailers until all Kickstarter units have been shipped.

      "We are working on shipping out the final KS consoles "

      Justin Barwick told us he was shipping the last of the units MONTHS ago. The last 14 shipped in July!!!!

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