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PenguinMaster

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In Topic: Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XVII

10 July 2017 - 03:05 AM

SNES - Supaboy S system (VG) for about $60 after the 20% discount.

Very tempting.

https://www.amazon.c...9648699&sr=1-21

 

The screen is 16:9 but all the games are 4:3 so everything looks stretched. Terrible design.


In Topic: Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XVII

24 June 2017 - 10:31 AM

Actually the 20GB and 60GB models have both the PS2 CPU and the PS2 GPU. The early 80GB models have the PS2 GPU but emulate the PS2 CPU via software. Later models contain neither so there is no PS2 backwards compatibility. If it was entirely software based in the 80GB models there would be no reason to exclude it from later models.

 

 

I think the above article assumed that every 80GB model featured PS2 backwards compatibility so they thought it had been disabled. But many of the 80GB models didn't include any PS2 backwards compatibility in the first place. The easiest way to check is to count the number of USB ports. The systems with 4 USB ports all feature PS2 backwards compatibility, the systems with only 2 USB ports don't.


In Topic: Alan Wake's Sunset Sale - Final Days To Buy Alan Wake

16 May 2017 - 03:12 PM

The relative cheapness of the games I buy make them largely disposable entertainment to me.

This is exactly the problem. Video games are an art form and should never be viewed as disposable!


In Topic: Alan Wake's Sunset Sale - Final Days To Buy Alan Wake

16 May 2017 - 03:04 PM

When you bought it in a bundle for a dollar, who cares?  I'd rather buy a game for $5 than buy it for $30 and sell it for $15. 

Money isn't the issue here. When I sell an old out-of-print game that I no longer care about it means someone who wanted the game has the opportunity to enjoy it.


In Topic: Alan Wake's Sunset Sale - Final Days To Buy Alan Wake

16 May 2017 - 02:47 PM

All the people who bought Alan Wake on disc and no longer care about it are exactly the people who are making sure it remains available: they're selling their unwanted discs to people who want them.

 

All the people who don't care about old games are a vital part of the used physical market. They sell their old out-of-print games to all the people who do care about old games and can no longer buy them from official sources. But if all those people are buying digital then they won't be able to sell or give away their old games to anyone.