Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
So long story short, I have an itch to build a retrogaming setup over the next few months. I've got most of the usual suspects (NES, SNES, Genesis, Dreamcast, PS2) and will probably fill in the blanks (GCN, N64, Saturn, Atari 2600/5200) at some point. But I'm really on the fence about getting a Neo Geo. Part of me really wants one because as a kid I drooled over them, but they cost $Texas. Now I can afford one, but they still cost $Texas. From what I've found, a clean and cared for N*G AES costs around $250-$275. That's as much as a used Xbox360 or a lot of other more practical things. The big appeal to me of retrogaming is that it's a huge bang for the buck. The N*G is not. And there are N*G titles now appearing on Live Marketplace and VC. So... is the N*G worth it, still?