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#31 Rig

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:24 AM

Wow, that's crazy! If it's cheap enough, I'm in!

#32 Halo05

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:07 AM

That's dead sexy. I honestly would prefer one that also included NGP games. That system was never backlit and mine is packed far away in a box somewhere. I already have most of the AES/MVS games that I want in some format, I don't need them in a portable one.

As many of you know, black ops 2 is plaid with bugs, lag etc which many people have been suffering including me.


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#33 Rig

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:40 AM

That's dead sexy. I honestly would prefer one that also included NGP games. That system was never backlit and mine is packed far away in a box somewhere. I already have most of the AES/MVS games that I want in some format, I don't need them in a portable one.


Yeah, NGPC games would be awesome. I have nearly all the MVS games I want, too.

I have a NGPC...but have trouble viewing it.

#34 Halo05

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:57 AM

NCSX.com posted that it's a hoax :(

They're an import shop so it's quite possible that they were able to ask someone at SNKP about it directly. Sad.
http://www.ncsx.com/...12/ncs0123h.htm

As many of you know, black ops 2 is plaid with bugs, lag etc which many people have been suffering including me.


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#35 tholly

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:07 AM

I have a 4-slot mint condition "big red" MVS cabinet, a memory card, and about 8-10 cartridges for it, including Metal Slug! Got the cabinet with 4 games for $300 (amazing steal of a deal) and I've spent maybe an additional $200 on games.
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#36 Rig

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:26 AM

NCSX.com posted that it's a hoax :(

They're an import shop so it's quite possible that they were able to ask someone at SNKP about it directly. Sad.
http://www.ncsx.com/...12/ncs0123h.htm


The one thing I was thinking about it is that it looked a little too much like an iPhone...

#37 venturin

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:27 PM

OK so how about this?? SNK's new Neo Geo: 20 retro classics in one modern handheld



http://www.engadget....odern-handheld/
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#38 wiggyx

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:17 PM

I had an AVS and "consolefied" MVS years back. Sold 'em in college (unfortunately). I wonder if I can find the pics of the modded MVS...


OK so how about this?? SNK's new Neo Geo: 20 retro classics in one modern handheld



http://www.engadget....odern-handheld/



Looks legit to me, right down to the sloppy tolerances that I'd expect from this sort of retro-gaming product.

#39 vincewy

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:44 PM

Fast Striker AES pre-order open now

http://www.ngdevdire...d46d016372dcd72

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Gunlord AES pre-order still open

http://www.ngdevdire...d46d016372dcd72

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In addition, Treasures of the Caribbean AES was released

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:06 PM

Love the NG, and NGP. Been hoping to find a NG deal on craigslist for awhile.. but the only ones I've seen have been too far away to make it worth it.
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#41 wiggyx

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:20 PM

Awesome! Makes me wanna pick up another unit...

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:59 AM

Unboxing of Analogue Interactive CMVS from fellow Neo-Geo fan



#43 wiggyx

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:44 AM

found a pic of my old console MVS. It had an EL Neo Geo logo on the top, but for whatever reason, I don't have or didn't take a pic :/

You can sorta see it (in red) if you look really close. The top was smoke plexi painted black around a stencil on the underside to get the effect (i.e. invisible when off, illuminated when powered on)

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So, I'm looking at MVS units on eBay, and they're beyond dirt cheap (like 50-75 buck on average). But, consolized systems are going for like 600-800 bucks O_o Um, I think I found a way to make some quick money. These things are not that hard to make, especially using the old 'bolt it to a plastic cutting board" technique that almost everyone on eBay is using.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:55 AM

Question:

In the market for a Neo Geo. Figure I'll get an AES with a MVS converter. I'm just wondering if this works with RGB and if this is the best option otherwise?

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:27 PM

SCART? Yup.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:14 PM

But an AES with an MVS converter is the way to go right?

#47 vincewy

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:47 AM

But an AES with an MVS converter is the way to go right?


For the money you'll spend, I'd just get a consolized MVS unit, see my post here

http://www.cheapassg...91&postcount=21

BTW, there's a new game coming out from NGDEV

http://www.ngdevdirect.com/

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#48 Richard Kain

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

But an AES with an MVS converter is the way to go right?


It's one of the cheaper methods. An AES console is going to be much easier to plug into a standard television, and will look much more appealing than the bare circuit board of the MVS. And the MVS cartridges are WAY cheaper to collect.

One of the issues I have with Neo Geo is the difficulty in getting the system to run on modern televisions. I don't believe component video was a thing when the original AES came out, and I know that HDMI didn't exist at the time. And MVS boards suffer from the same difficulties that all arcade boards do. (having to find specialized monitors to run them on)

So for the time being, a full arcade set up is still the easiest way to get an authentic Neo Geo experience.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 11:21 PM

Preorders for Neo XYX open for both US and JP versions from NG DEV, total production limited to 150 copies.

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JP version

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#50 vincewy

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 11:23 PM

Another MVS game is coming out from Neobitz (Jeff Kurtz)

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Preorder here.
 



#51 Sludgepond

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 12:16 AM

The extent of my Neo Geo experience starts and ends with the Pocket Color with Sonic Pocket Adventure. At the time I was saving up for another game but Neo Geo went under and all games in my area were sent back so I never got to buy another game for it.  I still have it today but still haven't bought any different games.



#52 vincewy

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 03:20 AM

Just an update from NG DEV Team that they will accept pre-orders for LHPB AES.

 

update: Sold out as of March 27th, 2014.

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#53 Richard Kain

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:47 PM

Just an update from NG DEV Team that they will accept pre-orders for LHPB AES.

 

I'm always amazed at what these fan teams are capable of. Hopefully the expansion of affordable, efficient tools will make it possible for more and more enthusiasts to take part in such hobbies. Some of the recent developments in 3D printing are going to make it possible for hobbyists to design and produce their own plastic cartridges soon.



#54 Rig

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 06:07 PM

I'm always amazed at what these fan teams are capable of. Hopefully the expansion of affordable, efficient tools will make it possible for more and more enthusiasts to take part in such hobbies. Some of the recent developments in 3D printing are going to make it possible for hobbyists to design and produce their own plastic cartridges soon.

On the flip side, advancements like this are potentially damaging to the community/fans of legitimate carts.  Bootlegs are getting surprisingly close (if not exact) to official carts. 

 

It's why I've never jumped into AES (NGH) territory.  Official games are too pricey and the bootlegs are so prevalent.  :/



#55 Richard Kain

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:29 PM

Bootlegs are getting surprisingly close (if not exact) to official carts. 

 

Mass-produced bootlegs aren't produced using home-brew 3D printers. It wouldn't be cost-effective to use that method. Personal 3D printing is much more suited to custom production of very limited runs. This makes it ideal for custom cartridges for home-brew titles on classic systems. For mass-produced versions you would need to go through a more traditional factory system.

 

I'm personally interested in using such technology to produce custom 3D-sculpted cartridges for specific games. There was a lot of extra extraneous plastic in US NES carts. A lot of it could be used to produce some kick-ass custom sculpture to take the place of the labels. It would also make it possible to print replacement custom parts for damaged classic systems. Imagine being able to replace the yellowing plastic components from your SNES.

 

Bottom line, it's unlikely that personal 3D printing is going to result in mass-produced knock-offs. It's just not cost effective.



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:40 PM

Mass-produced bootlegs aren't produced using home-brew 3D printers. It wouldn't be cost-effective to use that method. Personal 3D printing is much more suited to custom production of very limited runs. This makes it ideal for custom cartridges for home-brew titles on classic systems. For mass-produced versions you would need to go through a more traditional factory system.

 

I'm personally interested in using such technology to produce custom 3D-sculpted cartridges for specific games. There was a lot of extra extraneous plastic in US NES carts. A lot of it could be used to produce some kick-ass custom sculpture to take the place of the labels. It would also make it possible to print replacement custom parts for damaged classic systems. Imagine being able to replace the yellowing plastic components from your SNES.

 

Bottom line, it's unlikely that personal 3D printing is going to result in mass-produced knock-offs. It's just not cost effective.

I don't think the bootlegs need to be mass-produced to be effective. 

There was the big uproar about Aero Fighters 3 (and PSII, if I remember right) where a few copies were faked and sold for thousands of dollars.  This thread describes the whole thing quite well:  http://cardinalperce...ers-3-Cartridge



#57 Richard Kain

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 05:28 PM

I don't think the bootlegs need to be mass-produced to be effective. 

 

Fair enough. But the situation you're referencing is an extreme fringe case. And lets be honest, no one in their right mind is going to spend $30,000 for a single cartridge. That's insane.

 

If forgery is your aim, there are plenty of other ways you can go about it. I seriously doubt a sudden rash of rare-game forgery is what we need to be worrying about. And as far as forgery is concerned, the kind of 1-shot big payoff forgeries are far more risky than a more systematic and cost-effective approach.

 

Some rare SNES titles regularly go for $100+ these days. And SNES cartridges have relatively standard shape/size/color. With a mass-production method, you could crank out a thousand copies of Dracula X for around $20 each, and then sell them for a $80 profit per unit on E-Bay. The most expensive aspects would be the PCBs and the assembly. The plastic and label printing would be relatively cheap. I've gotten printing quotes before, this really isn't that difficult.

 

The issue is that making additional, non-licensed print runs is only good until someone finds out. If you try to do it long term, you flood the market with supply and drive the demand down. And if your forgery is TOO good, there's no real reason for people NOT to buy it. They might insist on spending less, but they still might be willing to buy it if it's quality. The issue at that point is that the original publisher/developer will likely sic their legal department on you.

 

You'll probably get a couple of forgery cases, but any sensible collector is going to be able to avoid those easily enough. The potential for custom fan creations and new games is incredible.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 11:10 PM

New Neo-Geo game RAZION by NGDEV.

 

Available in MVS (AES to follow) in Limited Edition and Regular Edition

http://www.ngdevdire...php?cPath=21_24

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#59 vincewy

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 03:34 AM

Knight's Chance AES version available now at Neobitz's website, total quantity limited to 100

http://www.neobitz.com/KnightsChance

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Also sales on standard MVS kit, no rerun once gone.