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Silly emulators and ROMs, just doesn't compare to a nice collection of cartridges.
Yup, so much for authenticity.
Might as well print yourselves off some Babe Ruth rookie cards while your're all at it and claim you have a real one.
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post #42 of 94
Why buy that when you could just buy a dingoo a320.
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post #43 of 94
This is kinda like the PocketStation, which failed. And I BET this will too, unless its sold really cheap.

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PSX
I assume you mean PS or PS One.
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post #44 of 94
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I assume you mean PS or PS One.
Maybe he imported a PSX..lol

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post #45 of 94
Still have a working SNES and tons of cartridges, but I love playing my roms on my PSP.
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The old school cartridges are much more likely than CDs to still work.
Consoles back then didn't really have many moving parts, my Genesis is still kicking.
a CD doesn't have any moving parts either

now while itself is a moving part within the system, that makes the system more prone to failure due to the spinning mechanical drive, but as long as you're not mishandling the CD the physical medium should last just as long if not longer than a cartridge.
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post #47 of 94
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a CD doesn't have any moving parts either

now while itself is a moving part within the system, that makes the system more prone to failure due to the spinning mechanical drive, but as long as you're not mishandling the CD the physical medium should last just as long if not longer than a cartridge.
He meant that the consoles themselves didn't have many moving parts, not the medium itself.
post #48 of 94
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Yup, so much for authenticity.
Might as well print yourselves off some Babe Ruth rookie cards while your're all at it and claim you have a real one.
As if a handheld SNES is any more authentic...

As for those against piracy, I am an ardent anti-pirate. I think that piracy is the main factor that has caused the decline of PC gaming, and it saddens me. That said, I don't see how downloading a ROM of an SNES game is even considered piracy. There are 0 new copies for sale of any SNES game, every copy is just a transfer of money from one owner (collector) to another. Downloading an SNES ROM keeps no money from publishers, and certainly doesn't keep any money from the actual creators of the game.

You guys are the hipsters of electronics.
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Silly emulators and ROMs, just doesn't compare to a nice collection of cartridges.
I love playing my SNES games at 1500fps?
    
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As if a handheld SNES is any more authentic...

As for those against piracy, I am an ardent anti-pirate. I think that piracy is the main factor that has caused the decline of PC gaming, and it saddens me. That said, I don't see how downloading a ROM of an SNES game is even considered piracy. There are 0 new copies for sale of any SNES game, every copy is just a transfer of money from one owner (collector) to another. Downloading an SNES ROM keeps no money from publishers, and certainly doesn't keep any money from the actual creators of the game.

You guys are the hipsters of electronics.
You are wrong about the money aspect, there are still lots of games selling on Wii store that are commonly emulated. And as far as authenticity goes, I have 2 working SNES consoles of both varieties and there is still more authenticity in playing the original cartridge with the original controls than playing it via roms.
Aside from the fun factor there are people like myself who would use this for testing games probably more than playing them.
Even if you play these games as roms you should still have some respect for the originals, they are the building blocks of the games you play today.
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