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In Topic: The RetroN 5 pre-order thread: "Never again announcing a hard release dat...

17 April 2014 - 04:19 PM

If a game is unacceptably priced in the secondary market and the rights holder has no means to pay them for a version of the copyrighted work I don't see emulation as a bad thing.


If I want to play Little Samson on NES, Taito or SquareEnix does not have any possible way of giving them money to do so.


Paying $800 for a copy to some reseller helps the original copyright holder as much as downloading a rom does.


I say go for it.


Now downloading Super Mario Bros 3 instead of going to the virtual console, that would be the wrong thing to do. Nintendo has gone out of its way to make many titles available legally for purchase and you should therefore purchase them.

In Topic: The RetroN 5 pre-order thread: "Never again announcing a hard release dat...

17 April 2014 - 03:15 AM

Hmm I've yet to see or demo this thing in person, but is it just me or in pretty much every live demo video posted on youtube, they always stick to showing off games from one system: usually either nes or snes?


While I could see a sham like this happening in the earlier Silicon Valley days, it seems far fetched to think their handful of demo units actually contain an original NES, SNES, or Genesis motherboard w/ tons of soldered wires bridging the system board contacts to a vertical facing aftermarket 72pin hahahaha.  


What combination of platforms/games has anyone seen witnessed being played at public events such as PaxEast? This conspiracy could be debunked by an eyewitness or finding a live video of their demo units playing an NES, SNES, Genesis, and GBA all in the same session lol.



EDIT: Conspiracy that Retron 5 demo units actually containing NES/SNES/Genesis/etc. motherboards debunked.

I was at Midwest Gaming Classic and they switched from NES (super mario bros) to Game Boy Advance (F-Zero GP Legend) with no problems other than a little loading time for the system to dump the GBA rom.


The device is real but there have also been real problems with bringing it to market.

In Topic: FFX/X-2 HD (Vita) $32.99/26.99 w/ GCU @ BBY

14 April 2014 - 05:30 PM

I saw one in store for vita.

In Topic: The RetroN 5 pre-order thread: "Never again announcing a hard release dat...

14 April 2014 - 02:57 PM

Had a chance to play with one at Midwest gaming classic.

The controllers are fine, but the shoulder l and r buttons are gross and feel terrible. The other buttons and stick feel really good. They are like those microswitch marvel vs capcom gamepads that PDP put out a few years ago.

There is a wait when you put in a game while it dumps the game data off the cart. This took a little longer with a game boy advance.

The nes game looked nice on an HDTV, but the scanline option is awful and just don't use it.

GBA looked a little rougher and the sound was a bit off.

Not bad, but not going to replace real hardware.

In Topic: YMMV ToysRUS "Green" Clearance is 50% off or more!

12 April 2014 - 03:34 AM

Got kid Icarus for $20. Hoping a sealed copy might gain some value over time.

Also domino rally on wii for $5, and a vita screen protector and card case for about $1 each.