Jesus H. Corbett.
The Pandora will site QUITE HAPPILY open like a laptop so you can watch films etc. on it or type. Didn't I show it sitting like that in several videos? I've certainly left it like that running various MAME games many many times just for my own entertainment (I don't know why, I just like to watch them running).
It is designed to be used to play games FULLY OPEN - you won't want to use it any other way because of the screen angle - and fully open is where we have the hinge 'lock'.
There is no ridiculous conspiracy here. As if we would have the time to fake all those videos.
Craig, I feel for you. It's at times like these you wish you had a reallllly big gun.