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scotland
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RetroEngine Sigma

Postby scotland » August 8th, 2017, 7:10 pm

Another microsystem for those who like emulation of lots of games for lots less.

http://retro-engine.com/
This one is called the RetroEngine Sigma. Its selling for $80 for pre-order.

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pacman000
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Re: RetroEngine Sigma

Postby pacman000 » August 8th, 2017, 7:48 pm

Is that case supposed to look like the Channel F!?

If so, cool. :)

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Re: RetroEngine Sigma

Postby scotland » August 8th, 2017, 7:58 pm

I bet that was completely unintentional, but now that you bring it up - it does bear a resemblance.

The Fairchild Lives! Actually not, in that I don't think there really is a Fairchild Channel F emulator for this.

If you look on the indiegogo site, there is what might be a prototype model that looks far more Genesis model 1
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pacman000
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Re: RetroEngine Sigma

Postby pacman000 » August 8th, 2017, 10:04 pm

That's a cool design too. Why didn't they use it? Trade dress violation?

Too bad it can't play Channel F games; I'd like to try some, they're historically significant, and they'd probably be cheap to license...provided you could figure out who owns them.

lynchie137
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Re: RetroEngine Sigma

Postby lynchie137 » August 9th, 2017, 6:00 pm

Love that retro lok with the wood grain finish and all that. I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for this for sure.

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Re: RetroEngine Sigma

Postby eneuman96 » August 9th, 2017, 6:37 pm

Looking at the comments on the Indiegogo page for this, it appears to be riddled with numerous baffling firmware and software issues. I was on the verge of preordering one myself, but it appears to be a classic case of "too good to be true." Installing homebrew software on an original Wii or PSP isn't a perfect alternative to what this system promised, but it's nevertheless more reliable.


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