Originally Posted by StarlessKnight
They're going to try to emulate Nintendo (again). Difference is that NES, SNES, and N64 games aren't physically compatible with the Wii in any way (and the consoles you play the games on are old, may die, and finding a replacement would be difficult or expensive). PS2 games are physically compatible (and the console itself readily found), and there was a software method for backwards compatibility; maybe it wasn't perfect, but it was better than nothing.
At least they're 'remastering' the games. Still, paying for them would be more of a convenience charge (depending on what remastering does for the game--maybe it'll be worth it).
I say to hell with Nintendo. They've completely neglected, or perhaps, even told us that they don't care about us. Yes, us. Those of us who bought their consoles and games and made them the biggest Video Game company through the 80's and early 90's.
They don't care about us. They want to cater to those who have never bought a console before, or are too young to remember the Contra code.
As far as Sony goes, I have a 60GB model, so I'm all set. However, I don't really see why they pulled the emulation software from later models. It couldn't have been THAT bad. I still have my Launch-day PS2 and it works just fine... But why the hell clutter the entertainment center, ya know?