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#61 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   444 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2019 - 12:29 AM

The PS Classic is nice for hacking, but I really love my PSTV w/ 256 GB SD card loaded with PSP and PS1 games.



#62 slamoco   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   123 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2019 - 01:44 AM

Even though I know this wasn’t what you were arguing, I think it should be noted that this isn’t Best Buy selling them for $30. It’s an eBay seller with a bad reputation, and you’re probably getting something that at best is a used console and at worst is a return nightmare.

Nope, antonline has been nothing but great for me. Ordered several things over the past year, including an Xbox One X, and everything has been exactly as described and shipped fast. My PS Classic arrived today brand new and I couldn't be happier.



#63 Chocoburger   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   424 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 01:44 AM

I have a few already, but I wouldn't mind getting a few more at $60. Where did he find them? Target? You're right through. The PSTV is fantastic. I use mine almost daily.

Its not a Nation-wide retailer, its a place called 2nd and Charles, here is their locations webpage:

https://www.2ndandch....com/locations/

 

Why would anyone want these controllers? If anything, if someone's hacking it they'll probably end up buying different controllers that have sticks. It'd be the last thing I'd buy it for

Exactly my thoughts. Retro games work great on a controller with analog sticks, especially if I wanted to play PS1 / N64 / Saturn retro games, why would I want anything less than DualShock?

 

The argument that "nostalgia makes it okay to include the launch controller" was silly. Same goes for the Sega Genesis Classic, 3 button controller in the USA, and people trying to defend it because of some reverence for nostalgia. Straight up stupidity.



#64 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1915 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

defpally

Posted 13 April 2019 - 02:05 AM

Exactly my thoughts. Retro games work great on a controller with analog sticks, especially if I wanted to play PS1 / N64 / Saturn retro games, why would I want anything less than DualShock?

 

The argument that "nostalgia makes it okay to include the launch controller" was silly. Same goes for the Sega Genesis Classic, 3 button controller in the USA, and people trying to defend it because of some reverence for nostalgia. Straight up stupidity.

How DARE we have our own opinions about what parts of nostalgia to appreciate!

 

I got the Genesis at launch and played with those controllers for years and they were just fine.  They were hardly a required accessory for the Genesis, maybe if you had the second rate conversion of Street Fighter 2 (great for the Genesis, but pales compared to the SNES version).



#65 Licasguy   Boosh! CAGiversary!   281 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2019 - 12:26 PM

Grabbed a PSClassic from GS for 34.99 and already got Retroboot running on it. So far, I got Nes Snes,Genesis, SMS running on it as well as PSone. Works great with the Dual Shock 3 and 8bitdo controllers. Easily a great purchase for me.

#66 Barry Burton   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1710 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Barry Burton

Posted 13 April 2019 - 05:58 PM

how on earth do you guys easily hack these things?



#67 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7051 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2019 - 06:23 PM

how on earth do you guys easily hack these things?

No one is gonna answer that here since it's against the rules, but I would just say that Google is your friend.



#68 Super Sonic   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   722 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Super Sonic

Posted 13 April 2019 - 06:48 PM

Hacking hardware you own shouldn't be against the rules. Now downloading roms? That's something else.



#69 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   853 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2019 - 06:58 PM

how on earth do you guys easily hack these things?

Sony used an open source emulator to make the system and it turns out certain USB keyboards can access the menu by pressing escape. From there hackers had pretty much unlimited access to the device.



#70 limelight022  

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:00 PM

Flush $30 down the toilet. Same thing. 



#71 Licasguy   Boosh! CAGiversary!   281 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 April 2019 - 01:05 AM

how on earth do you guys easily hack these things?

It's an easy program via a USB Flash Drive. Doesn't even harm the system itself. A quick Google will pull it up.



#72 osso1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   186 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 April 2019 - 01:42 AM

Got mine Today

 

New and sealed

 

Thanks OP



#73 CGH   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1059 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 April 2019 - 09:32 AM

The sega genesis versions of sf2 play far superior than the snes versions with the official sega genesis six button controller and I was a snes fan boy back in the day.

How DARE we have our own opinions about what parts of nostalgia to appreciate!

I got the Genesis at launch and played with those controllers for years and they were just fine. They were hardly a required accessory for the Genesis, maybe if you had the second rate conversion of Street Fighter 2 (great for the Genesis, but pales compared to the SNES version).



#74 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1915 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

defpally

Posted 16 April 2019 - 02:47 PM

The sega genesis versions of sf2 play far superior than the snes versions with the official sega genesis six button controller and I was a snes fan boy back in the day.
 

Yeah, the pad elevated the Sega version, that's for sure.  The grainy colors and AM radio sounds hurt the game though.  The SNES played just as well with a similar controller.  Capcom released some very good fight pads and a fight stick that worked well.  But I had an Ace in the Hole.  I worked at an arcade during summers at NCSU and was friends with our repair guy who gave me two Happ sticks (the kind used in the US arcade SF2) and microswitch buttons (many games used leaf switches at the time).  I built a two player console with arcade sticks for playing SF2 (and it played perfectly with it).  I had a few friends that I showed what I did with padhacking (sanded off the contacts and soldered on wires to the arcade parts using SNES pads) and they made their own as well.  Given this was summer 1992, I guess I was one of the pioneers of padhacking fight sticks ... :)



#75 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1915 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

defpally

Posted 16 April 2019 - 02:52 PM

It's an easy program via a USB Flash Drive. Doesn't even harm the system itself. A quick Google will pull it up.

Yeah, I was shocked how easy it was to do.  Just a thumbdrive setup and you don't even have to install software on your Classic nor your PC, so it would be hard to call this "hacking".  BTW, it makes it even more obvious how bad Sony screwed this thing up, playing the included PAL Tekken 3 versus the US version in full 60fps shows how sluggish the PAL version plays and how unnecessary it was to do that.



#76 Mafoofoo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   363 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:11 PM

Deal looks dead. Shame I just noticed this today. Would’ve bought it at 29.99

#77 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   1947 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:36 PM

Yes, it lasted 2-3 days.  I'll edit the title.  I appreciate everyone's input on the product though.  Helping me form my plan to ...use it... in the best way possible.  :-



#78 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   1947 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:43 PM

I just got a newegg email that included a 20% coupon on select gaming items.  The PS Classic is on the list at $39.99, making it $31.99 shipped.  The code is probably targeted to select accounts though.  Code BTETYUB36 
List:
https://www.newegg.c...kBZTUFJTC5DT00=



#79 zaxxon2000   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   253 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

zaxxon2000

Posted 16 April 2019 - 11:07 PM

I got mine in 2 days. Perfect condition. I’m happy.