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Re: Sony announces PlayStation Classic

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Post by Marilink » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:57 am

mechanical keyboards are the ones that really clickety-clack

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Post by Booyakasha » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:08 pm

I don't remember if it was mechanical or not. It's been some twenty-five years, after all.

Commodore 64 was kind of a dumb system. All the components all strewn about. CPU/keyboard thing, floppy drive, tape-player, fan to stop the floppy drive and tape player from catastrophically melting down, and one of those old tvs that don't even have a coax, you have to connect through those dang antenna screws.

The games were kind of goofy. Bunch of 'em had dumb rubber keyboard overlays. Ridiculously byzantine software protection, sometimes-------------if I wanted to play 'Double Dribble', I had to locate the manual and enter some twenty-character passcode. It's 'Double Dribble', for cliff's sake, and they're protecting it as though I'm going to unleash Skynet, yeah.
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Post by Shane » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:26 pm

I never had one of those computers, but I remember my uncle did. All I want to do is press start to play.
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Post by Booyakasha » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:44 pm

It did have the virtue of teaching me extraordinary patience. Commodore 64 had some load times on it, homey. Like, the carts were good to go instantly, but if you wanted to play something on floppy or tape, you had to be prepared to cool your jets for a while. Big reason I was never overly bothered by loading screens on PSX or anything else, was because none of them ever kept me waiting as long as the six minutes it took my Commodore 64 to boot up 'Tetris'.
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Post by Bomby » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:25 pm

I get the feeling that my favorite PS1 game - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 - will not be on there. Song licensing and whatnot.

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Re: Sony announces PlayStation Classic

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:46 am

Bomby wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:25 pm
I get the feeling that my favorite PS1 game - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 - will not be on there. Song licensing and whatnot.
yeah. i do agree that most ps1/n64 games have aged like dirt but THPS2 still rules. Shame it has no chance on a classic console thing like this because of the licensing.

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Post by Bomby » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:53 am

^ Let's just say that the fifth generation of consoles was video games' "awkward pubescent teenager" years.

I play THPS2 on my PS2 with component cables. That works for me. For now, at least.

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