Daily Deal: NES Classic Giveaway
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Comments on “Daily Deal: NES Classic Giveaway”
How did you get a hold of one of those? They can’t be found!
I saw “Daily Deal: NES Classic…” and I got really excited. Then I saw “…Giveaway” and my heart dropped. 🙁
You can always just set up a RetroPie system instead. From what I saw in the TASbot section of this years AGDQ, the NES classic is evidently not that great an emulator. RetroPie can do a lot more than just NES games too.
I’ve never really seen the appeal of these self-contained consoles. Sure, they’re convenient, but you only get a small selection of games, usually played through emulation, with all the same limitation of the original games/system.
On the other hand, you can download a probably superior emulator for a computer, have the advantages of things like save states, speed adjustment, cheat codes, etc, use any controller you want and have pretty much the full library of a system’s games at your disposal. If you have a relatively modern system you can even plug it into a modern flatscreen TV and use all sorts of graphics filters to enhance the image.
Some people want to play the games legally, you know. As in, actually pay Nintendo. (not everyone understands buying from someone else, or even used from GameStop, doesn’t actually pay Nintendo)
And some people WANT the games to be identical, or near identical, to the originals, which the NES Classic only partially does. Few NES games had actual save files, but the Classic adds 4 for every game. Also, there are 3 different settings for video output, enhancing or preserving video quality.
And getting all 30 for $2 each is cheaper than paying $5 or so apiece on the Wii U, which objectively has inferior emulation (it’s been shown something darkens the Wii U’s output — The Wii, on the other hand, did have better emulation, compared to at least the Wii U).
I’m tempted to get a NES Classic Mini if I can find one, for the original $60, in a store, because there are games on it I haven’t played & at $2 apiece, it isn’t a terrible price, even if 1/3 are duplicates of games I do still have in some form.
Piracy is only an option for some people. And it is still illegal. Whether or not it should be doesn’t matter.
I can honestly say that I’ve never personally met anyone who preferred to pay for games rather than getting them for free, based purely on moral grounds. Some bought games because they wanted the manual and everything else that came in the box, or because they wanted an untouched original copy, but not one person I’ve known has ever said "I’m going to buy this game rather than pirate it because it’s the right thing to do."
I’ve never understood why the emulation in these stand alone consoles is usually inferior to the free emulators you can download for computers.
Depends which system you’re talking about. I seem to recall that the C64 emulation on the virtual console was regarded as fairly bad. I remember hearing that two games had to be withdrawn as they couldn’t be completed due to bugs in the emulation.
In a sane world, they would put out a small, inexpensive console with a few built in games and an SD card slot. All the various companies would license their NES games so that Nintendo could put the entire library up on a virtual store for $1 a pop. Users pay, download the game file, stick it on the SD card and play. The console would have the ability to hook up virtually any controller you wanted and configure the controls any way you want.
People will say that everyone would just pirate the games. Yes, some would, but many would pay if for no other reason than they’re clueless about the fact that ROM sites exist. Besides, look at music; You can find any song ever written on the net for free, but people still buy songs from iTunes.
Re: Re: legality
Just because you’ve never met them doesn’t mean they don’t exist. There are BILLIONS of people on the planet. Let’s be generous & say you know a few thousand. That’s like 0.000005% of the population (& I dropped a 0 & rounded up to the 5 to be EXTRA generous).
Some devout religious people would avoid breaking the law when it is so easy not to. Especially extremely serious Christians. And Christians, at the very least, do play games; I’m sure other religions allow it, too.
The middle 2 points can’t be argued against. Official Emulation should be better, just like the official uploads of TV shows online should be better than pirate sites. Seriously, I’m getting tired of shows I missed on, say NBC, skipping like they’re scratched DVDs online, when I know unofficial uploads don’t usually do that.
We don’t live in a sane world. If we did, ALL of the Laws would at least make sense.
What happens when there isn’t a legal alternative?
There are people who prefer not to break the law, you know. Some even won’t if the law is objectively wrong/ bad. I’m a bit more flexible in those instances.
In most cases, I do without. For example, if I can’t get the game I want legally, I don’t get the game. Period.
More devout than I always do without.
There are even people who will never break a law, even if the law is invalid.
I will make exceptions, on occasion. Especially if the way the system is supposed to work completely breaks down, like if a company won’t sell me an anime DVD, after I’ve paid at a store, because not enough people have ordered it to justify a new run (got a refund instead). If they refuse to take my money, why should I care at that point?
We’re currently talking about stuff we only want & don’t need. I don’t need video games, but they are nice to have.
There are people out there who would refuse to steal food if they’ve been starving for a week. There may not be many, but they do exist. Some would die first.