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Re: Pre Loaded NES

Post by andrema » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:47 am

Tiny NES has tiny cord, great graphics
The difference, to put it very mildly, is very noticeable. Just as we suspected.

If you're sitting in a chair, and the NES Classic is sitting on the floor, the cord is already taut if you bring the controller up to your waist. If the system is on a living room coffee table, you'd better be ready for it to be perched on the edge closest to you (and be ready to run a very long HDMI cord to the TV).

The only situation where we could see a controller cord this short being workable is sitting on an office desk with a relatively small HDMI display. I doubt that's the use case Nintendo envisioned most for this system, though.
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Re: Pre Loaded NES

Post by tattoo chef » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:26 am

andrema wrote:Tiny NES has tiny cord, great graphics
The difference, to put it very mildly, is very noticeable. Just as we suspected.

If you're sitting in a chair, and the NES Classic is sitting on the floor, the cord is already taut if you bring the controller up to your waist. If the system is on a living room coffee table, you'd better be ready for it to be perched on the edge closest to you (and be ready to run a very long HDMI cord to the TV).

The only situation where we could see a controller cord this short being workable is sitting on an office desk with a relatively small HDMI display. I doubt that's the use case Nintendo envisioned most for this system, though.
There will be extension cables offered soon enough. In the meantime I'll sit on the carpet playing in front of the TV, like I'm 6 years old again, with the only difference being profanity laced language.


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Re: Pre Loaded NES

Post by toxicavenger » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:33 am

Joeprez wrote:
nweash wrote:They have raspberry pi emulator you can build for 35 bucks and can install 6000+ games from multiple systems.

https://www.google.com/amp/lifehacker.c ... ent=safari
I have one of these, although not so many games, plus I can also stream movies. Pretty sweet little machines.


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can you guys share the info on your setups? I might get me daughter one to build.

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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:21 pm

We got the retro all in one Sega Genesis, graphics suck on it, not mentioned it quit after two days of playing it. :banghead:

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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:22 pm

djr wrote:FYI...for the Sega crowd, they are releasing an updated retro version as well, the 80 game "mega drive" to compete:

http://www.slashgear.com/sega-mega-driv ... -25449589/
We got this one. It sucks. :crybaby:

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Post by Rackness » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:16 am

Will be picking this up today. Assuming the local stores have any left.

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Post by dukerules » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:52 am

Looks like it's going to be tough to get early on. After some car stuff and a new camera, I'm out for now.

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Post by tattoo chef » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:53 am

Rackness wrote:Will be picking this up today. Assuming the local stores have any left.
All stores in my area sold out early this am.


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Re: Pre Loaded NES

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:14 am

tattoo chef wrote:
Rackness wrote:Will be picking this up today. Assuming the local stores have any left.
All stores in my area sold out early this am.


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Same here. Rumor is they are jacking the prices up 200% :crybaby:

I just say some on ebay up to 1500-2000

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Post by toxicavenger » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:39 am

How build your own version for around $30. I am going to do this with my daughter. It also upscale's to 4k.
http://snazzylabs.com/article/nes-class ... emulation/

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Re: Pre Loaded NES

Post by tattoo chef » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:33 pm

toxicavenger wrote:How build your own version for around $30. I am going to do this with my daughter. It also upscale's to 4k.
http://snazzylabs.com/article/nes-class ... emulation/
I'll be honest. All of that is way more than I'm capable of, and most of that is just over my head. Plus, it just looks like a fire hazard waiting to happen.


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tattoo chef wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:How build your own version for around $30. I am going to do this with my daughter. It also upscale's to 4k.
http://snazzylabs.com/article/nes-class ... emulation/
I'll be honest. All of that is way more than I'm capable of, and most of that is just over my head. Plus, it just looks like a fire hazard waiting to happen.


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There is no soldering or major programming involved :shrug:

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Post by Morethan1 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:32 pm

I have a chromebox with Kodi installed on it. I tired to put retro arch on it but it wasn't as nice as retropie.

I'm seriously considering doing this but I want to see how it fares when doing ps1/n64/dreamcast games.
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Post by Axelay2003 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:44 pm

Sold out on all brick/mortar stores and online.
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Post by tattoo chef » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:08 pm

Axelay2003 wrote:Sold out on all brick/mortar stores and online.
Yep, Amazon almost crashed earlier with people trying to get on to buy it. Their will be more before the holidays. I may just wait till after Christmas to buy one.


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Re: Pre Loaded NES

Post by Axelay2003 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:39 pm

tattoo chef wrote:
Axelay2003 wrote:Sold out on all brick/mortar stores and online.
Yep, Amazon almost crashed earlier with people trying to get on to buy it. Their will be more before the holidays. I may just wait till after Christmas to buy one.


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Yup, I can wait after Christmas.
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Re: Pre Loaded NES

Post by gonzomantis » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:03 am

toxicavenger wrote:
tattoo chef wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:How build your own version for around $30. I am going to do this with my daughter. It also upscale's to 4k.
http://snazzylabs.com/article/nes-class ... emulation/
I'll be honest. All of that is way more than I'm capable of, and most of that is just over my head. Plus, it just looks like a fire hazard waiting to happen.


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There is no soldering or major programming involved :shrug:
I had a bunch of MAME ROMs from years ago, and built up a RetroPie system with a Pi3. Works really well, and I mated it to a PS3 controller. There are a few steps that take some research, but not bad overall.

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Re: Pre Loaded NES

Post by toxicavenger » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:01 pm

gonzomantis wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
tattoo chef wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:How build your own version for around $30. I am going to do this with my daughter. It also upscale's to 4k.
http://snazzylabs.com/article/nes-class ... emulation/
I'll be honest. All of that is way more than I'm capable of, and most of that is just over my head. Plus, it just looks like a fire hazard waiting to happen.


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There is no soldering or major programming involved :shrug:
I had a bunch of MAME ROMs from years ago, and built up a RetroPie system with a Pi3. Works really well, and I mated it to a PS3 controller. There are a few steps that take some research, but not bad overall.
Nice Mike, I might have to ping you if I have an issue. :thumbsup:

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Post by unsub073 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:19 am

Another alternative especially if you already have the Nintendo Wii, is WiiBrew

http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Main_Page

It is a easy process to set up to run homebrew games and emulators on the Wii.

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Post by toxicavenger » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:28 am

unsub073 wrote:Another alternative especially if you already have the Nintendo Wii, is WiiBrew

http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Main_Page

It is a easy process to set up to run homebrew games and emulators on the Wii.
Awesome Chris, we have a Wii sitting in our basement. Now let me get it setup. :thumbsup:

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Post by unsub073 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:10 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
unsub073 wrote:Another alternative especially if you already have the Nintendo Wii, is WiiBrew

http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Main_Page

It is a easy process to set up to run homebrew games and emulators on the Wii.
Awesome Chris, we have a Wii sitting in our basement. Now let me get it setup. :thumbsup:
I picked up a couple of controllers that plug into the Wii remote that work pretty good too.

https://www.amazon.com/Wii-Classic-Cont ... VFVPR&th=1

https://www.amazon.com/Wii-Classic-Cont ... KKHJ17AYJK

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Post by unsub073 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:08 pm

http://gizmodo.com/this-wireless-contro ... 1789322506
The Retro Receiver is already available for classic gaming consoles like the original NES, the Super Nintendo, and even the Apple II computer. But the latest version of the adapter is designed to plug into the ports on the front of Nintendo’s new NES Classic Edition, letting you play with a wide variety of Bluetooth-friendly wireless controllers, instead of the included wired option.

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Post by unsub073 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:37 am

Well that didn't take long.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/01/h ... usb-cable/
If you managed to get your hands on an NES Classic Edition this holiday season, you may already be tired of the 30 classic games pre-installed on the system by now. Nintendo has made clear that the tiny replica NES will not officially receive new games, especially with no WiFi protocol to download them. But that hasn't stopped budding hackers from scoffing at Nintendo's claims and adding games their own way.

This week saw separate hackers in Japan and Russia figure out soft-mod solutions to adding new games to the NES Classic. This means you don't need to grab a screwdriver or a soldering iron to mod yours.

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Re: Pre Loaded NES

Post by Axelay2003 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:53 am

Walmart.com has it for $219.69

All other department stores/electronic stores, and Amazon sold out.

Maybe the manufacturers will modify the newer ones where hacks cannot be performed. Still looking for the early release, but not paying $219.69.
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Post by Morethan1 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:51 am

Best thing I found and did was get an old xbox and mod it. Now I have pretty much all the old consoles for $50.
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