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Title: Emulate this?
Post by: zapiy on January 29, 2011, 02:12:35 AM
Do you use emulators to play retro games?
Title: Re: Emulate this?
Post by: Anonymous on January 29, 2011, 17:33:53 PM
I guess I would go as more of a purist. There's just something about playing games on their original system that draws me. Not that I'm against emulators, I just prefer the original nostalgia all together.
Title: Emulate this?
Post by: zapiy on January 29, 2011, 23:06:31 PM
Think I agree with that fella, nothing beats using the real console.
Title: Re: Emulate this?
Post by: Anonymous on May 03, 2011, 20:51:07 PM
i have N64oid on my phone
but thats just for waiting for the train....

also will be getting gamegear games on my 3ds when the eshop goes up, id like a game gear but i couldnt take it anywhere...
Title: Re: Emulate this?
Post by: Greyfox on February 26, 2012, 17:17:28 PM
Yes, I do , I have 4 platforms in order for my emulation fixes, firstly the pc with everything with bells and whistles, then I have a Sony PSP with atari ST / 8bit/ pc engine/ megadrive / Snes emulated on that, then there is my dingo with neo geo stuff and cps games along with Nes and gba stuff , thirdly my iPad 2 with megadrive, pc engine, Mame, Snes , gba stuff which allot works via the icade Bluetooth controller which IMO, is the only way to play these, and a few on my android phone, but the icade on the iPad wins hands down :)
Title: Re: Emulate this?
Post by: tomwaits on February 26, 2012, 19:01:21 PM
No emulators for me. They never play 100% accurate, the controller/display don't match the original platform, and the obsessive rom hoarding crowd are a disgrace.

I'll use MAME occasionally to sample an expensive PCB before buying but for consoles I stick with the real thing.
Title: Re: Emulate this?
Post by: TL on February 26, 2012, 19:03:10 PM
Quote from: "tomwaits"
No emulators for me. They never play 100% accurate, the controller/display don't match the original platform, and the obsessive rom hoarding crowd are a disgrace.

I'll use MAME occasionally to sample an expensive PCB before buying but for consoles I stick with the real thing.

Pretty much the same for me. I will always play on original harware wherever possible.
Title: Re: Emulate this?
Post by: AmigaJay on February 26, 2012, 23:46:49 PM
A bit of both for me, i agree nothing is like the real hardware but sometimes its too obscure or expensive to get hold of i.e x68000, fm towns etc
Or another example is a have a Dreamcast and loads of games, but some of the rare games are stupidly overpriced on ebay, so i end up dl and burning to disc, at least it gets played on real hardware!
But for playing on the road, i have a Caanoo which i just picked up and an Xperia Play, sure its not the same but for a quick.fix of gaming its there when i need it!
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