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PlayStation Classic DEALS THREAD (Currently $20 @ GameStop)


#301 EndOfGreen  

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 08:48 PM

Had no interest in these last year, but for some reason after looking at the list of games I'm also disappointed I didnt grab one. Do they do restocks anymore, or can you buy them new anywhere for less than $40?

#302 Shiftygism   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   579 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2020 - 09:30 PM

I kinda want to get another at some point.

 

Modding has been pretty fun, though I wish I had better internet where I could just download those huge 128GB packs MadLittlePixel always showed off...going at it game by game has taken some time, especially now after I realized Capcom arcade titles have auto widescreen (in CPS I or II) if you find their Euro/World CPS rom.



#303 samnite   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   37 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2020 - 10:39 PM

I'm dredging up this thread to mention that GameStop is clearancing out the Yok PlayStation Classic wireless controllers for $2.97 each.

 

https://www.gamestop...ic&lang=default

 

While they aren't first-party, they work great for games that don't require an analog stick.  Just plug and play.  The range is also decent.

 

And if you're lucky, the Yok extension cables are a penny each.  I got two of those this evening after work when I bought two controllers.

Thanks for the tip on this man. I bought some too. It is a steal at this price. The only negative is it uses batteries like those xbox controllers.



#304 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7901 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2020 - 02:34 AM

Wish I had bought one of these for $20 last year.

Prices are rising on them now that people figured out how versatile they are for emulation purposes.  I can't seem to find any listings below $39.99 between Amazon and Walmart.  And I haven't seen them in stores since March before COVID-19 hit. 

 

But if you can get your hands on one, you can get a lot of value out of it.  And hacking it is half the fun.  



#305 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3240 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2020 - 03:45 PM

I'm dredging up this thread to mention that GameStop is clearancing out the Yok PlayStation Classic wireless controllers for $2.97 each.

 

https://www.gamestop...ic&lang=default

 

While they aren't first-party, they work great for games that don't require an analog stick.  Just plug and play.  The range is also decent.

 

And if you're lucky, the Yok extension cables are a penny each.  I got two of those this evening after work when I bought two controllers.

While a solid price, i watched a review of these and of note, the face buttons are further apart as well as the internal buttons on the dpad.  The dpad has no fixed point in the middle to rotate around and it's difficult to hit diagonal motions in fighting games.  With the face buttons it makes it hard to play games where you hold a button with your thumb (like to run) and then use the back side of your thumb to hit another button (like for jumping).  So certain games aren't going to play as well with these controllers, but games like RPG's and stuff will be perfect for this.  It's still a good deal overall and supposedly they work fine with retropi, pc, and possibly other devices.   Just something to keep in mind.  I ended up just buying one of the $20 usb/bt devices so I could bluetooth a standard controller (like WiiU Pro, PS4, etc).  It's a pricier way to go, but it works fine and the adapter works on switch and other platforms.



#306 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7901 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2020 - 09:06 PM

While a solid price, i watched a review of these and of note, the face buttons are further apart as well as the internal buttons on the dpad.  The dpad has no fixed point in the middle to rotate around and it's difficult to hit diagonal motions in fighting games.  With the face buttons it makes it hard to play games where you hold a button with your thumb (like to run) and then use the back side of your thumb to hit another button (like for jumping).  So certain games aren't going to play as well with these controllers, but games like RPG's and stuff will be perfect for this.  It's still a good deal overall and supposedly they work fine with retropi, pc, and possibly other devices.   Just something to keep in mind.  I ended up just buying one of the $20 usb/bt devices so I could bluetooth a standard controller (like WiiU Pro, PS4, etc).  It's a pricier way to go, but it works fine and the adapter works on switch and other platforms.

You make good points.  I'm not debating anything that you've said here.  But for $3, it's a decent solution if you want a wireless controller.  And I don't like the stock PlayStation Classic controller for fighting games either. 

 

Just keep in mind that there are people out there who enjoy playing their PlayStation Classic systems who might not be willing to invest $20 more.  A purist might want something better.  A casual gamer might not have a problem with it.

 

So, for the clearance price, the Yok controller does a decent job.  Ultimately, it's up to you.



#307 erehwon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3140 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2020 - 04:11 AM

I picked up one of these controllers and also one of the power adapters for the ps classic.  I'm not sure if I'll use it, but for that price it is okay deal.  The usb power adapter came up as a penny.  I might have to check other gamestops to see if they have the extension cables.



#308 315Retro   Westside Wizard CAGiversary!   1635 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2020 - 04:54 AM

How are people modding these when the controller is the shitty one without sticks? Almost all the good games require them, it's the entire reason I never was interested.

#309 Strider Turbulence EX  

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 05:38 AM

There are plenty of good psone games that don't use the analog sticks. Nevermind that there are plenty of modded arcade and classic console games you can put on it that won't need the sticks either.



#310 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14797 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2020 - 05:57 AM

I picked up one of these controllers and also one of the power adapters for the ps classic.  I'm not sure if I'll use it, but for that price it is okay deal.  The usb power adapter came up as a penny.  I might have to check other gamestops to see if they have the extension cables.

The adapter is also good for the Turbo 16 mini, which also did not come with a power adapter.



#311 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7901 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2020 - 06:31 AM

There are plenty of good psone games that don't use the analog sticks. Nevermind that there are plenty of modded arcade and classic console games you can put on it that won't need the sticks either.

Shortly after I last posted, I used the Yok controller to successfully play the following games:

 

Austin Powers Pinball

Big Strike Bowling

Bust-A-Move '99

Mr. Driller

RC De Go

Soul Edge

Strikers 1945

Tall Infinity

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

 

For $3, people really need to manage their expectations.  :roll:



#312 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7573 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 10:47 AM

For $3, people really need to manage their expectations.  :roll:

For $3, no one should have had expectations to begin with! LOL



#313 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7901 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2020 - 11:40 AM

How are people modding these when the controller is the shitty one without sticks? Almost all the good games require them, it's the entire reason I never was interested.

I think that the other posters were referencing the 8BitDo PlayStation Classic wireless dongle that enables use of other Bluetooth controllers that have analog sticks such as the PlayStation 4 controller instead of the stock wired PlayStation Classic controller.

 

There is currently one on Amazon Warehouse if anyone is interested.

 

https://www.amazon.c...se-deals&sr=8-3



#314 samnite   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   37 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2020 - 06:31 PM

I opened the box and tested mine out. The D-Pad is actually pretty nice and buttons are responsive. Build quality felt similar to the original hardware and it did not feel like a $3 product. I would highly recommend anyone with a ps classic to get one. Make sure to pickup AA rechargeable batteries with a battery recharger too though.



#315 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7901 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2020 - 06:35 PM

I opened the box and tested mine out. The D-Pad is actually pretty nice and buttons are responsive. Build quality felt similar to the original hardware and it did not feel like a $3 product. I would highly recommend anyone with a ps classic to get one. Make sure to pickup AA rechargeable batteries with a battery recharger too though.

Yes, I use rechargeable batteries with mine.  My favorite thing is that the Yok controller is lighter than the stock wired one.  Not too heavy in your hands but still substantial.  They originally retailed for much more.  I remember seeing them for $12.99 each at GameStop last winter.



#316 CheapAssPizza  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 05:31 AM

How are people modding these when the controller is the shitty one without sticks? Almost all the good games require them, it's the entire reason I never was interested.

 

 

That's like, a myth. None of the PS1 games required a Dual Shock (except Ape Escape) and none of the games were designed around using a Dual Shock (except Ape Escape).



#317 MobileFrank   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   89 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 08:13 PM

I got one for 20 back then, and modded it with a USB drive full of my favorite ps1 games. Also got an 8bitdo wireless adapter for a PS4 controller. Works great. I have enjoyed much Tony Hawk and NFL Blitz. Totally worth it.

#318 Shiftygism   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   579 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2020 - 01:36 AM

I have enjoyed much...NFL Blitz. Totally worth it.

If only the N64, DC, or arcade versions worked on there.



#319 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2328 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 01:38 AM

That's like, a myth. None of the PS1 games required a Dual Shock (except Ape Escape) and none of the games were designed around using a Dual Shock (except Ape Escape).


Back in the ps1 days, I literally never used the DualShock analog sticks for any game. My young self actually use to wonder “why did they even add these dumb sticks on here if they have no unique functionality”

#320 ritchardf  

Posted 13 July 2020 - 02:46 AM

Back in the ps1 days, I literally never used the DualShock analog sticks for any game. My young self actually use to wonder “why did they even add these dumb sticks on here if they have no unique functionality”

guess you never played any racing game? gran turismo and the analog sticks was a game changer for me.



#321 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3240 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2020 - 02:37 PM

guess you never played any racing game? gran turismo and the analog sticks was a game changer for me.

Metal Gear Solid with analog on made the game better as it was one of the few games to allow the right stick to be used for camera controls.   Many other games made good use of the sticks.  I thought some of the ridge racer games did... but I'm not 100% sure.  Maybe I'm just remembering how amazing it seemed on the N64 with it's analog stick and thinking PS1 also had analog beyond the negcon controller for those namco racers.



#322 mywhitenoise   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1233 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 03:49 PM

Metal Gear Solid with analog on made the game better as it was one of the few games to allow the right stick to be used for camera controls.

Are you sure about that? I must've played that game a dozen times as a kid, but I strongly recall the camera angles to be fixed for the MGS series, all the way up until "Substance" style games came out.
 



#323 Shiftygism   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   579 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2020 - 04:58 PM

Are you sure about that? I must've played that game a dozen times as a kid, but I strongly recall the camera angles to be fixed for the MGS series, all the way up until "Substance" style games came out.
 

The first person missile guidance camera.



#324 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3240 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2020 - 09:27 PM

Are you sure about that? I must've played that game a dozen times as a kid, but I strongly recall the camera angles to be fixed for the MGS series, all the way up until "Substance" style games came out.
 

I googled it.  I remember having some camera controls on the right stick and the movement on the left stick was better too with the analog.



#325 Mr. Anderson   spends too much time here CAGiversary!   9046 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 10:41 PM

Sold one of these a while back and now I'd like to grab one again for some sweet RPG roms..... Gah.



#326 315Retro   Westside Wizard CAGiversary!   1635 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2020 - 01:10 AM

That's like, a myth. None of the PS1 games required a Dual Shock (except Ape Escape) and none of the games were designed around using a Dual Shock (except Ape Escape).



Is that right? That's funny, my first (and one of my favorites) ps1 game was ape escape, and I remember not being able to play it on Xmas because I had the wrong controller.

You sure spyro didn't require it too?

I stand corrected and you've taught me something today.