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(Short List)   $499 for a console you owned 30 years ago. But now it's all shiny   (shortlist.com) divider line 15
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7007 clicks; posted to Geek » on 06 May 2014 at 10:37 AM (49 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-05-06 05:30:18 PM  
1 votes:
Well, we can solve these C64 vs. NES arguments pretty quick...

Some comparisons on equivalent games:

Donkey Kong...
C64
www.c64-wiki.com

NES
www.nintendojo.com


California Games....

C64
upload.wikimedia.org

NES
3.bp.blogspot.com

Blades of Steel
C64
www.gb64.com

NES
upload.wikimedia.org
2014-05-06 04:17:04 PM  
1 votes:
can upscale the console's output to a lovely 1080p

Why would anyone do that? Things are still going to look blocky and so on.

/Still have my first NES in perfect working condition hooked up to a CRT television
2014-05-06 03:42:41 PM  
1 votes:
Ok doing more reading apparently the NES 6502 was clocked nearly twice as fast as the one in the C64. The NES did have amazingly smooth scrolling too, the C64 and most others were kind of jerky on scrolling games. I would say overall the NES did come out on top but I don't think the difference was really that huge.

The SNES though...greatest console of all time.
2014-05-06 01:29:19 PM  
1 votes:

Skr: It also says that it upscales to 1080p? LOOK AT THE BEAUTIFUL PIXELS


Which is silly, because most HD televisions already upscale 480i and 576i to the monitor's native resolution.  You'd only want the external device doing it in the event that it does a better job than the processor built into your television.

Also, unless the chip has a video filter that emulates the scan lines and chroma blurring of older televisions, chances are that the video might be too clean.  A lot of games used color tricks like pixel dithering and PAL scanline blending to get additional colors.
2014-05-06 12:39:19 PM  
1 votes:

bdub77: I would cock punch any hipster I saw possessing this expensive crap in their skinny jeans until they started spewing blood. Then I would go after their face until my hands were torn and bloodied by their sandpapery hipster beards and ironic glasses.

Then I would force them to play Pro Wrestling and beat the sh*t out of them with Starman for hours. Then I would tie them to a chair and make them beat Battletoads with New Kids on the Block playing loudly in the background on repeat.

Sadly, I don't know any of these people on a personal basis.


Have you considered anger management courses, or joining the local police department
2014-05-06 11:56:58 AM  
1 votes:

Mugato: Hand Banana: Mugato: I had an NES when I was a kid and I feel no nostalgia for any of its games. Don't get why anyone would.

Not even Super Mario Bros. or The Legend of Zelda? Those games were incredible at the time.

Yeah, at the time.


Thus, nostalgia.
2014-05-06 11:26:07 AM  
1 votes:

Mugato: I had an NES when I was a kid and I feel no nostalgia for any of its games. Don't get why anyone would.


You're a fool, then.  There were a lot of great games for the NES, that set the standards for every platform that followed.

That said, this thing is an overpriced gimmick that seems designed to separate a fool from his money.
2014-05-06 11:21:03 AM  
1 votes:
FTFA: the Nt's HDMI adapter (sold separately, the rascals) can upscale the console's output to a lovely 1080p - making your classic video game collection the sharpest it's ever looked.

Uhhh, that's nice, but sharpness is a detriment for old games.  To get a good experience it needs to be blurry and have scanlines.  Good emulators have an NTSC filter that reproduces the experience down to chromatic aberration.  Yeah, yeah, NERDS!!!, I know.  Whatever.  It's not really recapturing the experience if you're looking at perfect blocky pixels on an HD display.
2014-05-06 11:08:22 AM  
1 votes:

Mugato: I had an NES when I was a kid and I feel no nostalgia for any of its games. Don't get why anyone would.


Not even Super Mario Bros. or The Legend of Zelda? Those games were incredible at the time.
2014-05-06 11:00:04 AM  
1 votes:
Collectors will not want this thing, they want a real NES. Retro gamers will not want this thing, they can play all of their NES games on their Wii, PC, etc through emulation. This ugly overpriced piece of tin has no market.
2014-05-06 10:46:50 AM  
1 votes:
Why not make it wireless and preinstall every farking NES game on some huge hard drive on it?  Then maybe $499.
2014-05-06 10:44:08 AM  
1 votes:
images.cdn.bigcartel.com
2014-05-06 10:43:53 AM  
1 votes:
2014-05-06 09:47:17 AM  
1 votes:
I would cock punch any hipster I saw possessing this expensive crap in their skinny jeans until they started spewing blood. Then I would go after their face until my hands were torn and bloodied by their sandpapery hipster beards and ironic glasses.

Then I would force them to play Pro Wrestling and beat the sh*t out of them with Starman for hours. Then I would tie them to a chair and make them beat Battletoads with New Kids on the Block playing loudly in the background on repeat.

Sadly, I don't know any of these people on a personal basis.
2014-05-06 09:23:43 AM  
1 votes:
I think retro-gaming nostalgia is getting out of hand.
 
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