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PolyMega Retro System

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 19th, 2018, 7:39 pm

The number of new retro systems coming out is out of control. Check out this latest, which requires a different "module" for each system. Seems like a cash cow. I wish I'd thought of it!

https://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/a2162 ... deo-games/

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Re: PolyMega Retro System

Postby pacman000 » June 19th, 2018, 11:46 pm

With rare exceptions, every boom must be followed by a bust. I expect some, even most, of these systems to last but a short while, if they make it to market at all. :(

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Re: PolyMega Retro System

Postby ESauce » June 20th, 2018, 10:30 am

This one is just absurd. They did an interview before the price was announced where they said it will cost significantly less than the Switch. Apparently significantly less to them means $250. Seems pretty insignificant to me but what do I know, I’m just a consumer.

Expectations aside, $250 for the base is insane. You can go buy all the retro consoles the base will include plus a tube tv to play them on for less than that price.

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Re: PolyMega Retro System

Postby pacman000 » June 20th, 2018, 12:29 pm

The name sounds too much like one of those illegal Famicom clones. System itself looks slick, but those modules are kinda big; they could probably make each module it's own system, without the base to complicate things.

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Re: PolyMega Retro System

Postby ESauce » June 20th, 2018, 1:03 pm

I have to admit, I actually really like the concept. I think it is a great idea. I don’t have a lot of room for systems so being able to have something that is always plugged in and just swapping out a module is pretty cool to me. I would pay significantly less than they want though. I already have a retro 5 and I don’t see this being that superior of an option.

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Re: PolyMega Retro System

Postby ActRaiser » June 20th, 2018, 1:09 pm

It’s not an illusion. POLYMEGA™ features a built-in optical disc drive that can play your collection of classic disc-based games. Just insert a CD and start playing — no need for complicated configuration steps. It’s compatible with games for systems like PS1, TurboGrafx-CD, Sega CD, Neo Geo CD, and there’s more to come. So, why not invite some friends over to party like its 1999?

That part is super cool.

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Re: PolyMega Retro System

Postby pacman000 » June 20th, 2018, 1:11 pm

I will agree that the CD drive is cool, especially the Neo Geo CD.


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