First, related to app stores and self-distribution:
Platform owners need not be the gatekeepers of all content and money. A platform can thrive without needing to have their finger in every single pie. This is, in fact, the way it used to be by default in the industry for a very long time and everyone did quite well. Anyone can make a Playdate game and distribute it or sell it however they choose. (Technically, you don’t even need a Playdate to do it — just our free tools.) Self-distribution is not a radical or new idea, but one that has perhaps been forgotten or so consistently derided by major platforms that it’s falsely seen as no longer viable.
Second, on hardware:
When you buy hardware, you own it and have the right to do what you want with it, including developing and installing your own software.
Hot Fuzz (TV edit), Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Proposal, The Incredibles, Pride and Prejudice, Walk to Remember, Shrek, National Treasure, Encanto, Fifth Element, Galaxy Quest, Moonstruck, Sky High, Space Cowboys, Blade Runner (R)
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