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« Reply #75 on: July 27, 2014, 18:08:33 PM »

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Re: Sony PlayStation One Discussion Thread
« Reply #76 on: July 27, 2014, 18:11:33 PM »
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Wow, that's amazing.  The PS2 is compatible with the PS1 games, right?  Maybe that has something to do with the PS1 not having popularity as a retro console to purchase. 
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« Reply #77 on: July 27, 2014, 18:20:36 PM »
The ps1 has some really good games. Found this though for any people really into ps1

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121391707546?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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« Reply #78 on: July 27, 2014, 18:21:24 PM »
Yeah, I think here (from what I've seen) peoples opinions are "why have a ps1 when the ps2 can support it, and play DVD's"

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« Reply #79 on: July 27, 2014, 18:23:36 PM »
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Yeah, I think here (from what I've seen) peoples opinions are "why have a ps1 when the ps2 can support it, and play DVD's"

PS1's themselves are far easier to mod. essential as a PS1 collector if you want to find all the amazing hidden gems that only came out in japan.

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« Reply #80 on: July 27, 2014, 18:24:28 PM »
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Yeah, I think here (from what I've seen) peoples opinions are "why have a ps1 when the ps2 can support it, and play DVD's"
To be honest, that would be my mindset as well.  It's like getting two consoles in one along with a bonus DVD player.  More bang for your money. 
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« Reply #81 on: August 02, 2014, 15:55:21 PM »
[align=center:1sv8yj96]1,285 Sony Playstation Box Art Scans[/align:1sv8yj96]
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Re: Sony PlayStation One Discussion Thread
« Reply #82 on: August 02, 2014, 22:08:56 PM »
The video doesn't really show them off, but my favorite PS1 covers have always been the longboxes.



They're not as easy to stack as later boxes, which are more like music CDs, but there's just something so... nostalgic, for lack of a better word, about them. I've just always loved the game boxes that are more like VHS tapes than DVD boxes, personally.

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« Reply #83 on: August 03, 2014, 03:10:06 AM »
I agree, PS1 longboxes are the best, for pretty much the same reasons. I only have around 10 of them but I would like to get more.

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Re: Sony PlayStation One Discussion Thread
« Reply #84 on: August 03, 2014, 04:06:54 AM »
Were those the boxes used for early games?
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« Reply #85 on: August 03, 2014, 04:12:15 AM »
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Were those the boxes used for early games?

Yep. 1995, up to early 1996, I believe, which is when they switched to the plastic "music CD" style cases.

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« Reply #86 on: August 03, 2014, 04:18:21 AM »
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Were those the boxes used for early games?

Yep. 1995, up to early 1996, I believe, which is when they switched to the plastic "music CD" style cases.

I wonder if it was just a cost-cutting measure.
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Re: Sony PlayStation One Discussion Thread
« Reply #87 on: August 03, 2014, 05:20:00 AM »
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Were those the boxes used for early games?

Yep. 1995, up to early 1996, I believe, which is when they switched to the plastic "music CD" style cases.

I wonder if it was just a cost-cutting measure.

That's possible, but it was far more convenient to store and display jewel cases than the long-box games.  Around that time, game companies started to adopt more conventional storage methods.  By the next generation, just about everything here in North America came in DVD-style cases.
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« Reply #88 on: August 03, 2014, 08:25:49 AM »
Not sure why they switched, but I do remember reading a magazine article about these cases back in the day. Sony couldn't get enough cases made in time for the launch and so they bought Saturn cases from Sega to get the games out. That's why some early PS1 games are in clear plastic cases rather than the custom black edge cases. Or at least that's what EGM said  :)

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Re: Sony PlayStation One Discussion Thread
« Reply #89 on: August 03, 2014, 15:15:13 PM »
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Not sure why they switched, but I do remember reading a magazine article about these cases back in the day. Sony couldn't get enough cases made in time for the launch and so they bought Saturn cases from Sega to get the games out. That's why some early PS1 games are in clear plastic cases rather than the custom black edge cases. Or at least that's what EGM said  :)

Interesting...
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