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TheOldOne

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But Sony says nobody wants classic games that's why they didn't put PS1 support in the PS4 even though it wouldn't cost them anything to add it.
So are they full of BS or is PS1 support coming to the PS4? My guess is the former.
 

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I don't like these classic consoles. Seems like a waste of material to me. I'd rather put down a few more bucks and get a used CFW Vita.

Why would they use the original controllers without analogue sticks - is that for the true classic feel or just being cheap?
Same for me.
I have to pay for one more piece of hardware standing around.
I only get a few games.
I can't extract them.
The console can't do anything a small ARM computer can't play.
I have the original consoles.
 

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I would disagree that classic systems are worthless on one point.
When these systems re-release games that the used game market has driven the price to extremes. For example the snes classic system has Earthbound.
Theres no way im ever going to buy a $200 cart (also risking getting a fake). But for <= $100 I can buy a legit copy of the game.
I would prefer I could get the cart so i can play it anywhere but it just to expensive. But also at some point i may be able to extract that rom from the system.
(I do buy quite a few carts/cds when its economical)

If the system has available games then this point doesnt matter so much. One reason im not too interested in the NES classic. I already have most of the games.
But the snes was a instant buy because of the reason above.

So im hoping this PS1 system has some expensive games :)
 

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I think a lot of the value in these things is in how they look on your spare room/garage shelf some years from now. These aren't new games, and you aren't the same age you were when you played them first, so you probably won't actually play them for all that long. So the main value in these is as an ornament.
 

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I will absolutely by an N64 classic. Every emulator has graphics and audio plugin issues, and it is hard to find good N64 controllers so if they release that with a ton of good games. I'm def down, and the games were so fun
 

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That may be why Nintendo haven't been in a hurry to release an N64 mini - those systems are still emulators too. That said, all of my N64 rips work on Pandora thanks to ptitseb's most recent emulator except for Donkey Kong 64 and Mario Tennis. But you can still have a lot of fun with Mario 64, F-zero X and the two Zelda games, plus others I can't remember if I tested recently or not (but they're mainly second or third class games). If they can sublicense the Rare games from MS then there's some good stuff there from Blast Corps (runs fine), through the Banjo games (also run well) and I'm not sure about Conker's Bad Fur Day (didn't used to run, but I've not checked that recently I think).
 

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I'm wondering if you'll be able to pair PS3 or PS4 controllers with the unit? That would be really easy for Sony to set up. For those who don't already own one of their systems controllers cost $50 so they'll be making money even if they did that. There wouldn't be any reason not to include blutooth and release another controller with analog sticks later on. Since the Plastation controllers have changed very little it would be close to playing with original controllers.

This one I'm kinda torn on, PS1 came out when I was older, like in HS, so it isn't as nostalgic for this. I had a PS1 but I was building my own PCs around this time and the Quake 2 and HL just blew anything on the PS1 graphically out of the water. This was also the gaming industries 'awkward' age, 3D was new and did not look good on consoles. The 2D platformers that had a little bit of 3D mixed in were really nice but when games went all 3D they kinda failed. . .
 

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Some playstation games like Driver I have trouble playing these days, as the wobbly polygons are just too much, but on certain games that's either better or I just don't notice it; I'm thinking of the Wipeout games in particular, and maybe that's because they go past so quickly you just don't notice, but I've a feeling they'd got it working well by the time of Wipeout 3 which runs in high-resolution mode. Quake and Half Life were important games for sure, but they are both FPSes, and the playstation had very few of those, and a lot of games came from Japan, which had little exposure on PC (although I remember FF7 at least did get a PC release).
 

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I'm wondering if you'll be able to pair PS3 or PS4 controllers with the unit? That would be really easy for Sony to set up. For those who don't already own one of their systems controllers cost $50 so they'll be making money even if they did that. There wouldn't be any reason not to include blutooth and release another controller with analog sticks later on. Since the Plastation controllers have changed very little it would be close to playing with original controllers.

This one I'm kinda torn on, PS1 came out when I was older, like in HS, so it isn't as nostalgic for this. I had a PS1 but I was building my own PCs around this time and the Quake 2 and HL just blew anything on the PS1 graphically out of the water. This was also the gaming industries 'awkward' age, 3D was new and did not look good on consoles. The 2D platformers that had a little bit of 3D mixed in were really nice but when games went all 3D they kinda failed. . .
There's speculation you'll be able to use PS3/PS4 controllers, as the classic is using USB ports, and not some specific janky connection port, that only allows for said controllers that come with the device to work. Time will tell if that is indeed the case or not, but Sony can be silly from time to time, so who knows?

Chris
 

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That may be why Nintendo haven't been in a hurry to release an N64 mini - those systems are still emulators too. That said, all of my N64 rips work on Pandora thanks to ptitseb's most recent emulator except for Donkey Kong 64 and Mario Tennis. But you can still have a lot of fun with Mario 64, F-zero X and the two Zelda games, plus others I can't remember if I tested recently or not (but they're mainly second or third class games). If they can sublicense the Rare games from MS then there's some good stuff there from Blast Corps (runs fine), through the Banjo games (also run well) and I'm not sure about Conker's Bad Fur Day (didn't used to run, but I've not checked that recently I think).
Exactly, I guess that Nintendo just rips off already existing emulator cores anyway.
 
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What about the PC Classic?
I crave those eye-burning, yellow monitors and equally yellow, clicky, huge keyboards. Well, OK, I think I went a little too far with the monitors, those bad boys were really killing my eyesight back in the day.
 

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I own only 2 PS1 games, Dragon Warrior 7 (Dragon Quest in the rest of the world and for later US versions) and Metal Gear Solid 1 from the 1, 2 and 3 combo pack. PS1 wasn't a system I had or have much interest in beyond that.
 

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With all those 16bit Windows games that are a huge hassle to run via DosBox and won't work any other way, yes.
The games wouldn't run on a 5$ chinese ARM hardware that you sell for 100€ so the PC-mini probably won't happen.
 
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