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SNES Classic Announced (not that you'll ever own one)

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Re: SNES Classic Announced (not that you'll ever own one)

Post by е и ժ е я » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:45 am

Still waiting for that release, I very much want to see the finished Star Fox 2.
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Re: SNES Classic Announced (not that you'll ever own one)

Post by Shane » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:44 pm

Allegedly, they are going to bring the NES one back next summer. I find it hard to get excited about this after how they handled that one. They claim they had no idea it would be that successful, but the easy solution to that is not to kill it after 6 months when nobody can find one.
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Re: SNES Classic Announced (not that you'll ever own one)

Post by Sim Kid » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:21 pm

So they will bring the NES mini back for another 5 minutes?

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Re: SNES Classic Announced (not that you'll ever own one)

Post by Kargath » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:49 am

Shane wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:44 pm
Allegedly, they are going to bring the NES one back next summer. I find it hard to get excited about this after how they handled that one. They claim they had no idea it would be that successful, but the easy solution to that is not to kill it after 6 months when nobody can find one.
AFAIK they literally had only booked a certain amount of factory time. So there was going to be no more, one way or another.
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Re: SNES Classic Announced (not that you'll ever own one)

Post by UNder the Mistletoe » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:29 am

Well, I sent Mr. UN to Best Buy this morning. They're handing out tickets to people in line based on their availability. Wish us luck.

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Re: SNES Classic Announced (not that you'll ever own one)

Post by Artemis008 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:36 am

Why go through the hassle of getting one of these when you could just get a Retopie. Retropie can emulate any snes game, plus nes, Genesis, pcengine, PS1, GB, GBC, GBA, and so much more. You can put whatever game you want on it. You can also use whatever controller you feel most comfortable with, as long as it has enough buttons.

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Post by Marilink » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:12 am

^A lot of people would rather buy an official product rather than a bootleg.

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Re: SNES Classic Announced (not that you'll ever own one)

Post by Artemis008 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:26 am

Marilink wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:12 am
^A lot of people would rather buy an official product rather than a bootleg.
It's not a bootleg, it doesn't rip off anything. Retropie actually came out before nes classic. There's so much more more you can do with it too. Snes classic has no advantages over the Retropie.

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Post by Marilink » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:32 am

It's an officially licensed product. It has the only real and finished release of Star Fox 2 ever. It looks like a tiny SNES. And the general public has no idea what a Retropie is.

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Re: SNES Classic Announced (not that you'll ever own one)

Post by Artemis008 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:47 am

Marilink wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:32 am
It has the only real and finished release of Star Fox 2 ever.
Until somebody inevitably rips the rom, that is.

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Post by Marilink » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:51 am

Which would no longer be a real release.

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Post by DarkZero » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:53 am

yeah you gotta understand that the nes/snes classics have a lot of novelty in the fact that they're specifically curated by nintendo and designed to resemble their home systems, they're as much a collector's item as they are a console

i'm sure the retropie is the more practical device but if i'm only concerned about emulating stuff then i'd rather just do that from my pc

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Re: SNES Classic Announced (not that you'll ever own one)

Post by Artemis008 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:57 am

Marilink wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:51 am
Which would no longer be a real release.
Technically it will, since it'll the first time it's released to the internet. Speaking of which, does this version have any differences from the leaked prototype that surfaced awhile back?

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Re: SNES Classic Announced (not that you'll ever own one)

Post by Marilink » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:46 am

It's the full game and not just a hackneyed unfinished ROM.

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Re: SNES Classic Announced (not that you'll ever own one)

Post by Artemis008 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:56 am

Marilink wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:46 am
It's the full game and not just a hackneyed unfinished ROM.
Are they going to release it on virtual console or is it gonna be snes classic exclusive?

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Re: SNES Classic Announced (not that you'll ever own one)

Post by X-3 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:32 am

It is true that you can just use Retropie. You could also just homebrew a Wii. I think the average consumer doesn't know about that or does not want to go through the hassle of setting one up, even if it is small. It's why there's a market for pre-built computers. Plus, as inane as brand loyalty can seem, it is a hell of a drug. I want one when I can just emulate everything on my PC. :shrug: It is what it is.

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Re: SNES Classic Announced (not that you'll ever own one)

Post by Valigarmander » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:31 pm

Only $200 on Amazon.

Hmm, I think I've decided I don't need one.

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Re: SNES Classic Announced (not that you'll ever own one)

Post by Sim Kid » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:23 pm

*hides the SNES Mini he literally bumbled into* >.>

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Re: SNES Classic Announced (not that you'll ever own one)

Post by I am nobody » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:31 pm

One of my coworkers bumbled into one at Target as well. Seemed like they'd sold out by the time I took a look about 7 hours later, but the fact it was possible to just by one at all lends at least a shred of credibility to Nintendo's claims.

Not going to be any more than a shred unless they're back in stock very quickly, though.

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