Saw an article about it on Atari Age concerning 2600 emulation. I was intrigued so I did a search and found g32x.com and gp32emu.com and after reading about and watching these boards for a couple of months I decided I had to have one. Actually when CASTAWAY came out I was hooked.
I think I had heard about it long before but it hadn't really interested me. But just a few month's ago I seen it win Second Place in the hardware innovation category in the Edge Award's Issue and was most compelled by the idea of it being open source and home to a wealth of emulators.
Hehehe, my story is sooooo funny. Nintendo should have NEVER made an online fourms.... I bought Met Fusion for GBA, then went to nintendo's site for fourms on it and stuff, and someone said about a much better console (GP32) and showed a website (the post was deleted by nintendo a few mins after I saw it ), I went to it, then got very interested and bought it in about 2 weeks.