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New Console [Chat]

RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
Well E3 has drawn to a close, so I thought I'd dedicate this [chat] to an upcoming console...the Retron 5!

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Ugly sumbitch, I cannot deny, but here's what it plays.

- NES
- SNES
- Famicom
- Super Famicom
- Genesis
- Megadrive
- Gameboy
- Gameboy Color
- Gameboy Advance

Also you can plug in NES/SNES/Genesis controllers if you don't want to use that controller.

All for the low price of No Hundred and Ninety Nine US Dollars! ($99)

Due to be released in July. Is that enough Backwards Compatibility for you?

STATE OF THE ART ROBOTCambiata
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  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    I... am actually unterested in that.

    Cambiata
  • kaleeditykaleedity Sometimes science is more art than science Registered User regular
    that controller looks satanically bad

    STATE OF THE ART ROBOTbowenRear Admiral ChocoHonkCambiata
  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck (♡°◡°) Registered User regular
    is that real

    how can they make something like that, I assume the ip for all those old games and consoles are still under copyright

    Delmain
  • Ravenhpltc24Ravenhpltc24 So Raven Registered User regular
    Good morning, chat.

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    (V) ( ;,,; ) (V)
    BogartSTATE OF THE ART ROBOTRMS OceanicGonmunTTODewbackKalkinoCorehealerHonk
  • BogartBogart Because I hate you Registered User, Moderator mod
    If it will not accept the cassette tapes from my Dragon 32 or the cartridges from my Phillips G7000 I don't want to know.

  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    If it is smallish like a NES controller it would be ok.

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    kaleedity wrote: »
    that controller looks satanically bad

    Yeah. The Retron 3 had ones based on the Six Button Megadrive controller. Dunno why they ditched that.

  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    is that real

    how can they make something like that, I assume the ip for all those old games and consoles are still under copyright

    I think the console makers don't really care anymore.

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    is that real

    how can they make something like that, I assume the ip for all those old games and consoles are still under copyright

    Console tech is covered by patents, not copyright. You provide the games.

    Elldren
  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Also it has HDMI output.

  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Alexandria, VARegistered User regular
  • GonmunGonmun He keeps kickin' me in the dickRegistered User regular
    And I had a thread all ready. It even had music too! :cry:

    desc wrote: »
    ~ * swole patrol flying roundhouse kick top performer recognition: April 2014 * ~
    If you have a sec, check out my podcast: War and Beast Twitter Facebook
  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    Also it has HDMI output.

    Pfft. I got that.

  • TehSlothTehSloth Hit Or Miss I Guess They Never Miss, HuhRegistered User regular
    edited June 2013
    is that real

    how can they make something like that, I assume the ip for all those old games and consoles are still under copyright

    Console tech is covered by patents, not copyright. You provide the games.

    Yeah, copyrights seem to last forever, but fortunately disney never got into the hardware biz so patents are still relatively short.

    EDIT: Although I'd think the GBA was still covered -- could just be that they really don't care.

    TehSloth on
    FC: 1993-7778-8872 PSN: TehSloth Xbox: SlothTeh
    twitch.tv/tehsloth
  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    Gonmun wrote: »
    And I had a thread all ready. It even had music too! :cry:

    Geth cares not for your tears.

  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck (♡°◡°) Registered User regular
    is that real

    how can they make something like that, I assume the ip for all those old games and consoles are still under copyright

    Console tech is covered by patents, not copyright. You provide the games.

    okay that makes sense

    so duh, they're not infringing mario, just making a machine that bleeps and bloops

  • TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    I mean, I'm not saying that the realpolitik of police use of deadly force is akin to that South Park episode with "It's coming right for us!", but...

  • AntinumericAntinumeric Registered User regular
    The expiry date of copyright is whenever Disney goes out of business.

    In this moment, I am euphoric. Not because of any phony god’s blessing. But because, I am enlightened by my intelligence.
    Delmain
  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong My lit AF posts will leave you shook Registered User regular
    edited June 2013
    The fact that copyright has been effectively limitless within our lifetimes makes it seem weird, but intellectual property was always supposed to expire relatively quickly and a few types, like patents, still do. The law that songs and shit never become public domain is relatively new and also stupid.

    Donkey Kong on
    Thousands of hot, local singles are waiting to play at bubbulon.com.
    bowenTL DRzagdrobFeralKalkinoElldren
  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    The expiry date of copyright is whenever Disney goes out of business.

    Plus seventy years.

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    I'm amazed patents still only last for like twenty years.

  • AntinumericAntinumeric Registered User regular
    The expiry date of copyright is whenever Disney goes out of business.

    Plus seventy years.
    Assuming Disney goes out of business before the next extension.

    In this moment, I am euphoric. Not because of any phony god’s blessing. But because, I am enlightened by my intelligence.
  • GonmunGonmun He keeps kickin' me in the dickRegistered User regular
    edited June 2013
    Gonmun wrote: »
    And I had a thread all ready. It even had music too! :cry:

    Geth cares not for your tears.

    He will when I cry all over his motherboard!

    Gonmun on
    desc wrote: »
    ~ * swole patrol flying roundhouse kick top performer recognition: April 2014 * ~
    If you have a sec, check out my podcast: War and Beast Twitter Facebook
  • TTODewbackTTODewback Not a Lizard Person Center of the EarthRegistered User regular
    is that real

    how can they make something like that, I assume the ip for all those old games and consoles are still under copyright

    Console tech is covered by patents, not copyright. You provide the games.

    okay that makes sense

    so duh, they're not infringing mario, just making a machine that bleeps and bloops

    bleeping and blooping is too nsfw for [chat]
    let's talk about boobs and penii instead.

    Bless your heart.
  • TTODewbackTTODewback Not a Lizard Person Center of the EarthRegistered User regular
    fucking spellcheck
    don't tell me penii is not a word.

    Bless your heart.
    DasUberEdward
  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    @antinumeric

    our police don't walk around armed either, but for this situation they had apparently decided it might be necessary to arm themselves. This cop probably got a little too excited.

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    Maybe the controller is bad for verisimilitude.

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  • zagdrobzagdrob Registered User regular
    Morning thread!

    I'm somewhat intrigued by that console. Probably not $100 intrigued, but somewhat.

    Can the Genesis part take my 32x or connect to my Sega CD?

    Just kidding. Most of those games are awful.

  • AntinumericAntinumeric Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    @antinumeric

    our police don't walk around armed either, but for this situation they had apparently decided it might be necessary to arm themselves. This cop probably got a little too excited.
    Makes sense. Someone was carrying a knife.

    Sorry for jumping to assumptions.

    In this moment, I am euphoric. Not because of any phony god’s blessing. But because, I am enlightened by my intelligence.
  • AntinumericAntinumeric Registered User regular
    TTODewback wrote: »
    fucking spellcheck
    don't tell me penii is not a word.
    penes, yo.

    In this moment, I am euphoric. Not because of any phony god’s blessing. But because, I am enlightened by my intelligence.
    Shivahn
  • TehSlothTehSloth Hit Or Miss I Guess They Never Miss, HuhRegistered User regular
    I'd also be kinda tempted to snag one of those consoles but I moved two months ago and I still haven't actually unpacked any of my boxes of old console stuff. I'm doubting I would really use it.

    FC: 1993-7778-8872 PSN: TehSloth Xbox: SlothTeh
    twitch.tv/tehsloth
  • AntinumericAntinumeric Registered User regular
    Maybe the controller is bad for verisimilitude.
    If there is a word that needs to quietly die, that is it.

    In this moment, I am euphoric. Not because of any phony god’s blessing. But because, I am enlightened by my intelligence.
  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    @antinumeric

    our police don't walk around armed either, but for this situation they had apparently decided it might be necessary to arm themselves. This cop probably got a little too excited.
    Makes sense. Someone was carrying a knife.

    Sorry for jumping to assumptions.

    Your assumption has offended my country. Holmgang, tonight.

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    Maybe the controller is bad for verisimilitude.
    If there is a word that needs to quietly die, that is it.

    mmm

    mmhmm.

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  • TTODewbackTTODewback Not a Lizard Person Center of the EarthRegistered User regular
    TTODewback wrote: »
    fucking spellcheck
    don't tell me penii is not a word.
    penes, yo.

    penes is the plural for a type of pasta that is delicious with some Italian sausage and red sauce.
    penii is pluralized like virii because it will penetrate all your defenses.
    GOD DAMMIT WHAT DO YOU MEAN VIRII ISNT A WORD

    The English language is a travesty.

    Bless your heart.
    Antinumeric
  • AntinumericAntinumeric Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    @antinumeric

    our police don't walk around armed either, but for this situation they had apparently decided it might be necessary to arm themselves. This cop probably got a little too excited.
    Makes sense. Someone was carrying a knife.

    Sorry for jumping to assumptions.

    Your assumption has offended my country. Holmgang, tonight.
    Can't I just pay weregild?

    In this moment, I am euphoric. Not because of any phony god’s blessing. But because, I am enlightened by my intelligence.
  • DeebaserDeebaser on my way to work in a suit and a tie Ahhhh...come on fucking guyRegistered User regular
    I have encountered one of the most convoluted/ least impressive corporate title possible.

    "Backup Assistant Team Lead"

    This is Schrute League.

    YOLO. Swag. Whatever. Fuck it. Lets do this.
  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    @antinumeric

    our police don't walk around armed either, but for this situation they had apparently decided it might be necessary to arm themselves. This cop probably got a little too excited.
    Makes sense. Someone was carrying a knife.

    Sorry for jumping to assumptions.

    Your assumption has offended my country. Holmgang, tonight.
    Can't I just pay weregild?

    No. You'd have to pay half a weregild if you win, though.

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  • AntinumericAntinumeric Registered User regular
    Maybe the controller is bad for verisimilitude.
    If there is a word that needs to quietly die, that is it.

    mmm

    mmhmm.
    I spend a lot of time getting mad at 3E dnd people.

    They like that word a bit too much.

    In this moment, I am euphoric. Not because of any phony god’s blessing. But because, I am enlightened by my intelligence.
  • zagdrobzagdrob Registered User regular
    TehSloth wrote: »
    I'd also be kinda tempted to snag one of those consoles but I moved two months ago and I still haven't actually unpacked any of my boxes of old console stuff. I'm doubting I would really use it.

    I was really excited when one of my friends gave me two or three huge boxes of old Genesis / CD / 32x / Master System games and hardware about years ago. Unpacked and hooked everything up...but I only used it once or twice and once I packed it up to move I never unpacked it again. It's down in my basement somewhere in a rubbermaid tub.

    Maybe I'll hook it up to a TV in my daughter's playroom when she gets bigger.

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