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Posted: 9/29/2014 8:11:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2014 8:14:43 PM EST by MauserMark]
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 8:22:38 PM EST
Would love to have one just to have it sitting around.

But......I don't foresee me buying one to use. Different game cartridges and all that.

Still a badass piece of gaming history to have Pure Japanese awesomeness, Star Ocean and Tales of Phantasia!
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 8:36:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2014 8:37:12 PM EST by MauserMark]
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 5:35:00 AM EST
You could just cut the tabs out of a us one.

Link Posted: 9/30/2014 1:38:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By hwj_chim:
You could just cut the tabs out of a us one.

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It's so fucking stupid that companies region lock shit in assenine ways like that. "Oh there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to play this game/movie, but you know what? We don't want you to be able to so you can't."
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 2:37:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Alien:

It's so fucking stupid that companies region lock shit in assenine ways like that. "Oh there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to play this game/movie, but you know what? We don't want you to be able to so you can't."
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Originally Posted By Alien:
Originally Posted By hwj_chim:
You could just cut the tabs out of a us one.

http://jammerandcuteness.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/barriersnes.png

It's so fucking stupid that companies region lock shit in assenine ways like that. "Oh there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to play this game/movie, but you know what? We don't want you to be able to so you can't."


I agree it is very dumb business to region lock shit
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 2:49:58 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:16:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2014 3:17:55 PM EST by Miami_JBT]
Waste of money and shelf space...

Get Retron 5



I have an older Retron 3 and it plays my NES, SNES, and Genesis games and all the original controllers work great with it.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 5:51:26 PM EST
Have been thinking about building a Retro system with Rasberrypi B+.

Just curious if those retro USB controllers will work with it or not.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 9:31:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2014 9:31:19 PM EST by MauserMark]
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 12:46:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2014 12:49:27 PM EST by ARinKCMO]
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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Waste of money and shelf space...

Get Retron 5

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41xm-o43dzL.jpg

http://images.nintendolife.com/news/2014/06/video_watch_us_rigorously_test_hyperkins_new_retron_5_superconsole/large.jpg

I have an older Retron 3 and it plays my NES, SNES, and Genesis games and all the original controllers work great with it.
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I'm seriously thinking about getting one of these. My brother has all our consoles and games, so I have access to that. Plus, with Vintage Stock, games and controllers are available pretty dang cheap.

oh wow. price increased! Last time I was looking at them, they were $100. now, $140-190! sheesh...
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 10:10:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Alien:

It's so fucking stupid that companies region lock shit in assenine ways like that. "Oh there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to play this game/movie, but you know what? We don't want you to be able to so you can't."
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Originally Posted By Alien:
Originally Posted By hwj_chim:
You could just cut the tabs out of a us one.

http://jammerandcuteness.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/barriersnes.png

It's so fucking stupid that companies region lock shit in assenine ways like that. "Oh there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to play this game/movie, but you know what? We don't want you to be able to so you can't."


I believe the argument is for licensing reasons. For instance, the Famicom version of Star Wars was made by Namco. I believe the NES version of Star Wars was done by Lucas Arts. Namco paid a licensing fee to release their screwball Star Wars game to the Japanese market. I guess they wouldn't have paid for those royalties if they had to compete against the slightly less crappy US version.


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