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by Shapur
March 7th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Console Design Blunders
Replies: 23
Views: 917

Re: Console Design Blunders

I take issue with the Dreamcast DVD drive. Cramming a DVD drive in a game console that launched in 1998 is not feasible. The PS2 didn’t launch until March 2000. That’s a big difference and Sony could afford to lose $200 a console. A stand-alone DVD player in 1998 cost hundreds. There’s a reason lite...
by Shapur
March 4th, 2020, 10:28 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Analogue Pocket
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Analogue Pocket

Sorry if this has been posted already. I’m sure we’re familiar here with some of analogues previous products but this one has me over the moon https://www.analogue.co/pocket/ A non-emulation based way to play the entire Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Gear, NGPC and Lynx library on ...
by Shapur
February 22nd, 2020, 11:17 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Would you buy a $500 Console?
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Re: Would you buy a $500 Console?

Accounting for inflation it’s hardly an extreme price. The PS3 really launched too too too high but that was $600 2006 dollars. A $200 NES in 1985 would translate to $477 today. The $300 PS1? Just over $500. $499 is about the expected spot. If the push for $599 they may be in some trouble. Of course...
by Shapur
February 22nd, 2020, 11:09 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: No one to play games with
Replies: 24
Views: 1413

Re: No one to play games with

Aside from my younger brother on rare occasions, I would have no one to play multiplayer games with. I’ve played online over the years but between poor internet and poor manners it’s never much fun. I’d love to play some 4 player PowerStone or even Perfect Dark or TimeSplitters but finding 3 other p...
by Shapur
February 18th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Reconsidering Neo Geo CD reviews
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: Reconsidering Neo Geo CD reviews

Just want to totally agree with everything above.

I might actually think separating NG CD reviews from AES reviews entirely as they are distinct systems is a good idea.
by Shapur
February 16th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Neo Geo CD Speed up?
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: Neo Geo CD Speed up?

If you go the SD route, I would think a flash cart for the AES Neo Geo would be the way to go.

Unfortunately I don’t really know much about the power adapters but as long as it’s delivering the proper voltage/amperage how wrong could it go?
by Shapur
February 13th, 2020, 11:28 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Anybody excited for VR?
Replies: 13
Views: 641

Re: Anybody excited for VR?

I genuinely enjoy VR. More videos or experience kind of things than video games but it can be quite amazing. The problem is at this time there is too little standardization, too little software. The headset needs to be standalone or universally compatible with various devices. Make it like a TV. Plu...
by Shapur
February 13th, 2020, 11:19 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Neo Geo CD Speed up?
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: Neo Geo CD Speed up?

Oh yes. The New Geo CDZ. It is indeed supposed to load faster. Rumor was it was a 2x drive instead of a 1x but if memory serves it actually had additional cache to increase the transfer rate.

Seems to run over 250 on eBay and I don’t think the loading times will be DRAMATICALLY better.
by Shapur
February 9th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Unpopular Gaming Opinions
Replies: 96
Views: 5367

Re: Unpopular Gaming Opinions

Mario Kart is not all that good. When you win it doesn’t feel like you deserve it, when you lose it’s the same. Stuff just happens. People adore it but I’ve been spoiled. Even the so so port of Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing Transformed is so much more satisfying than Mario Kart 7 on the 3DS. Every...
by Shapur
February 9th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Console Design Blunders
Replies: 52
Views: 2756

Re: Console Design Blunders

Maybe not the most egregious but front loading and depressed cartridge slot for the NES. Completely unnecessary, and unreliable.

Although it’s not on this site, removing the N Gage’s battery each time to change a game cartridge seems insane.

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