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Title: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 19, 2018, 14:58:31 PM
Looks like the rumors are true!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqs9yOmqi8c

Launching on December 3rd for $99.99 USD. Supposed to be 20 game on it but they haven't announced them all yet.

https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/09/18/introducing-playstation-classic-with-20-pre-loaded-games/

Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: AmigaJay on September 19, 2018, 15:59:00 PM
At least Sony hasnt ripped off Europe with its pricing unlike SNK did with the NeoGeo mini, shame with all these minis is they dont have removable storage and an online store to add more.
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: zapiy on September 19, 2018, 17:43:05 PM
Cracking news and I'm sure it will sell by the bucket loads..
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: DeadVoivod on September 19, 2018, 20:35:07 PM
Saw this today, so the only tempting thing to get one is the HDMI and the size, but if it’s restricted to the 20 games they announced and you cannot buy or play originals, I’d rather use my old one. Probably there’s an adapter existing for it.

Anyhow, I play my PSX games on the PS3, with smoothing.
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: TrekMD on September 19, 2018, 23:26:58 PM
Looks very nice and it's also a cool "mini" but the fact that it only has 20 games makes it less attractive.  No doubt it will sell boatloads, though!
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 20, 2018, 14:59:03 PM
It's going to depend on the final game list, but at this point I really don't see myself buying one. A lot of PS1 games really haven't aged well and the lack of analogue controllers and no rumble means some of the better games just won't be the same. It's also a little expensive compared to the NES and SNES mini consoles.


Anyhow, I play my PSX games on the PS3, with smoothing.

Also this!
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: TrekMD on September 20, 2018, 17:22:23 PM
I play the PS1 games on the PS2 Slim that I have.  I think the notion of this is cool but the implementation may fall short.
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 29, 2018, 18:28:32 PM
Well they finally announced the full list of games.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DqsZnseXcAAirP6.jpg:large)

And with that I can say I won't be getting one. There's some good ones here but most of the games I'd play out of this list I already own. I actually like the Japanese list better. If Arc the Lad 1 and 2, G Darius and Gradius Gaiden were on the English console I'd be much more tempted to get one.

Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: DeadVoivod on October 30, 2018, 05:09:13 AM
Plus they have Parasite Eve.
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: zapiy on October 30, 2018, 10:54:18 AM
Plenty of people have cancelled since the announcement.

Hardly surprising.
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: ArcadeAction on October 31, 2018, 02:07:15 AM
While the NES and SuperNES Classics had solid titles that are hard to dispute on the selections they made (and they had control because many were first party games), perhaps Sony was limited by licensing restrictions.

It otherwise seems obvious that these games should have been included:

A Tomb Raider game

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Probably Twisted Metal 2 instead of 1

The original Street Fighter 2 Collection or a Megaman game (but probably were barred from this by Capcom as they released the 30th Anniversary set not long ago)

Doom and/or Final Doom

Einhander (or another shmup)

Mortal Kombat Trilogy

Possibly even MechWarrior 2 or Descent would have been a decent addition.

I do think Wild Arms has one of the best intros of all time, so glad that is there.

I won't be buying it as I don't want to play my pre 2008 games on anything but a CRT. The few titles I would want on this can be all bought together for the same or less than this system and I'd rather play on my original PS. I don't feel this will sell that well.

The original Playstation was a wonderful system though with a memorable boot sequence.
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: AmigaJay on October 31, 2018, 08:43:05 AM
Sony dropped the ball with this imo, i know it will still sell in bucketloads, but it will miss the massmarket sales, for starters its already £30-£40 more than nes/snes mini, those low prices help with impulse buys and smaller xmas gifts, £100 is really pushing it, which may have been saved by some real classic games on there, until Sony revealed the full lineup that is!

Im a gamer and a collector, but even i wouldnt pay £70 for this due to the awful games on there, had they the foresight to take a gamble and include an online store and wifi module so people can download new games to sd cards (Sony know this will be hacked so i dont buy the ‘its too risky’ to do that scenerio.

But really all they needed to do was repackage the vita tv into the new moulding and its already good to go, must be thousands sitting in warehouses anyway!

Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: Saturn on November 10, 2018, 02:22:36 AM
Sad to hear, this could've been GREAT.
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: Shadowrunner on November 12, 2018, 00:22:55 AM
Could've been great and should've been great. Really is disappointing.
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: TrekMD on November 12, 2018, 15:46:25 PM
Sometimes one has to wonder, what were they thinking?!?!?
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: demongene on November 14, 2018, 09:07:36 AM
Not getting this,not enough games i would play. List of games is kinda weak.
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: Shadowrunner on November 14, 2018, 15:09:22 PM
A lot of people are saying the same thing. Metal Jesus did a video yesterday about cancelling his pre-order for the system and his reasons why and it already has 165000 views!

The outcry is getting very loud, to the point where I wonder if Sony will say or do anything about it. Too late to change the game list but maybe they could drop the price a bit?
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: onthinice on November 21, 2018, 14:38:59 PM
Seems like a nice mix of games. Never was a big fan of Sony or the Playstation till the Playstation Portable came out. The PSP is a very nice handheld.

They could have added some Road Rash games and if not maybe some sports games would have been a nice touch. I may be off but I thought Sony made some good American football games, under the 989 studios.
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: TrekMD on November 21, 2018, 15:03:47 PM
Hey ice!  Good to see you again!  It's been a while!
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: onthinice on November 21, 2018, 15:31:26 PM
Thanks and yes it has. Had some rough patches like Sony but hoping to return in classic style. :D
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: Shadowrunner on November 27, 2018, 19:41:16 PM
Early reviews are starting to come out and it turns out the game list is just one of many problems.

Here's a good video I just watched.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKawjqZ43KQ

Highlights:

Very basic interface with no extras
Poor emulation quality
9 of the 20 games on it are Pal versions and therefore slower
Only one save slot per game

I don't think Sony could have screwed this up more if they tried!
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: TrekMD on November 27, 2018, 20:23:08 PM
A screw up of galactic proportions!
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: demongene on November 28, 2018, 22:09:50 PM
It will be interesting to see the sales numbers a month or so after launch, how many people will take a pass on this? I know im not dishing out a 100 dollars for this.
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: zapiy on December 01, 2018, 00:09:20 AM
Not like Sony to drop the ball, seems they have here but then again, their not after us, their after the casual familiy gamer.
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: TrekMD on December 25, 2018, 18:42:05 PM
OK, if anyone got one of these, you have to read this article:  How to hack your PlayStation Classic for more games (https://www.alphr.com/sony/1010324/how-to-hack-your-playstation-classic-for-more-games).  It makes the system worth having.  :)
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: Saturn on December 26, 2018, 01:30:07 AM
Ha, I love hackers!
(https://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Emoticons/like_zpsfmtb3jrm.jpg)
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: TrekMD on December 26, 2018, 01:40:51 AM
It seems Sony left some code exposed that allows for this.  Good thing someone discovered it. 
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: Shadowrunner on December 26, 2018, 03:47:06 AM
Yeah it was only a matter of time till it got hacked. I was looking at after Christmas sales and Best Buy had them $50 off already. Wait a bit longer and you might be able to get one really cheap.
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: TrekMD on December 26, 2018, 05:26:31 AM
And then hack it into something better!  :)
Title: Re: Playstation Classic Announced
Post by: Greyfox on December 26, 2018, 21:12:30 PM
Yes, I'm waiting for these to hit that glorious bargain bin at half price, and then we'll inject it with the poison and play those classics in 60hz with accompanied crt scan lines. It will be what it should have been.