Retro gaming

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BaileyBoy
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Re: Retro gaming

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Oh wow, I'd not heard of that before. Guess I got lucky with my copy.

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Suits wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 5:39 pm
Sinclair Gregstrum wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 4:01 pm
Yeah I saw your JogCon posts Suits - it's a beautiful thing! I was very tempted to pick one up, and may still do it if I really fall in love with RR4. One of the games I'm most excited about.
I’d be more than happy to drop in a box and post it to you if you wanted to try it - like I said, it really elevated my enjoyment of the game.

Just let me know if you fancy it 👍🏽.
That is an incredibly generous offer Suits! I was all set to bite your hand off and then thought "hold on - can you actually plug original controllers into the Polymega?".

Unfortunately the answer is 'yes' and 'no', and in the case of Playstation controllers, it's a 'no'. The base system comes with its own controller, and also supports a variety of modern third party controllers as well (for example Retrobit's excellent recent wireless and USB replica Saturn pads). But it doesn't have ports for the original controllers of all the CD-based systems it supports out of the box.

The separate modules you can purchase in order to play the cartridge systems (all regions/versions of Mega Drive & 32X, SNES, NES, and PC Engine) do however come with both a custom controller designed for that system, plus ports for original controllers. I've not ordered any of these as I'm really in it for the CD systems, but I do still have a small collection of Mega Drive carts that might tempt me to pick up that module at some point.

Long story short - I can't use a JogCon :cry:

But thank you again for the kind offer!

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BaileyBoy wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 12:28 pm
Oh wow, I'd not heard of that before. Guess I got lucky with my copy.
Yeah we moan about modern consoles and game always hitting us with updates and patches, but at least game-breaking bugs are largely a thing of the past!

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Yeah I'd never heard of that before either! I don't think my copy had that bug, at least I don't remember ever encountering it. I've still got my disc so could try it out at some point.

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Localisation is something I find to be a fascinating topic (and not just cause I tend to end up in charge of it on the games I work on these days).

Mentioned it a few times, but the articles on legendsoflocalization.com are well worth your time.

There were some weird policies in the early 32 bit days, but in the end Sony and later MS enforcing those things did cause everyone to raise their game a lot. The idea of a square game getting a translation as awful as the original ff7 one now is... well, not a thing.

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We don't really have a "Freshly purchased" thread, do we? Oh well, this'll do.

So, a few days ago I bought "5 X Original Sony Playstation 2 Empty Box Cases" on ebay because I noticed how some of my games weren't looking their best and I wanted to freshen up my collection a bit, what with the spring and everything.

Today I receive:
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...like it's the most natural thing in the world that I'm supposed to just chuck the shit game discs / covers / literature in the bin and keep the cases. Our world is going downhill fast. :lol:

I also grabbed:
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... which I've heard good things about. Never came out in Europe, though!

And:
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Obviously.

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Little thing I used to do with GameCube cases, was when I was out and looking I would see a FIFA or Tiger and if the case was decent - I’d pick it up.

Often those types of games were, between 50p and £1 and much cheaper than buying and paying for postage of bundled of cases from eBay.

Nice pick ups, thanks for sharing 👍🏽.

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That's an excellent strat and I seem to recall having done exactly that at least once in the past.

Only problem is that it's a bit rare for me to find mint condition games in the wild where I live, and certainly not at those prices when I do. So this was the next best solution. It kinda worked out in the end! :D

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Yeah, that’s worked out well for you by the looks of things, going to be hard throwing out those inlays and contents mind 😬 - just wanted to mention it, as it‘a worked very well for me in the past and currently.

I’m a case nut, it’s gotta be a tight as possible and the correct colour for the release etc...

What’s the Glory of Heracles all about then ??

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Glory of Heracles! That's a bit of a blast from the past. It was on the future release list when I was at NoE for quite a while, as in projects that we had to take on in the future, but it eventually disappeared off that list and I can't remember any solid reason why.

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