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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamevet View Post
    I don't know if the original Gameboy had a screen that was easier to see
    Lemme put it this way, after playing an original Game Boy, the GBC looks crystal clear, haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamevet View Post
    The Gameboy Color. I don't know if the original Gameboy had a screen that was easier to see, but the GBC was a real pain in the neck to try viewing while playing games. I had my GBC for about 6 months and sold it, after many a frustrating hour trying to see the games I was playing on it. I even had a knock-off of the light boy, and found it to be almost useless.
    Try tracking down a Gameboy Advance SP, model AGS-101. It has a backlit screen (like the DS Lite) and plays GB/GBC/GBA games, but is annoyingly pricey if the seller knows what xe has...somewhere around US$60-$95, depending on where you get it.
    I hate it when people write their initials on a game cart's label. Can't get it off without ruining part of the label!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBenenator View Post
    Try tracking down a Gameboy Advance SP, model AGS-101. It has a backlit screen (like the DS Lite) and plays GB/GBC/GBA games, but is annoyingly pricey if the seller knows what xe has...somewhere around US$60-$95, depending on where you get it.
    I've had my GBA SP for a really long time. Yes, I have played Gameboy games on it.

    I just think that the screen on the Gameboy Color sucked ass!

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    I will happily replay any of the consoles I've played even the Jaguar although for this topics purpose it is the one I can do without. I regret selling my N64 now that they go for 45-85 bucks in my area. That said most of the games I recall fondly are available on new platforms and often improved upon

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizardofwor1975 View Post
    BTW, out of curiosity does the A8 have a comparable version of the C64's SD2IEC ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSO8YaT4OhE
    sorry for the slow reply but yes there is the sio2pc and the atarimax carts, which I'm considering purchasing soon

    http://www.atarimax.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBenenator View Post
    Try tracking down a Gameboy Advance SP, model AGS-101. It has a backlit screen
    Very true, I can see those wanting the original gameboy or gbc's for collecting purposes but to actually PLAY gameboy or gameboy color games you're better off with a GBA SP or the gamecubes gameboy player. I can't imagine ever wanting to play an original gameboy today unless you are REALLY nostalgic for it.

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    I have a few of these systems in my collection that I own more for curiosity sake. Actually playing them are not high on my list.

    Arcadia 2001 - just a poor man's 2600
    3DO - nothing compelling me to plug in and play
    Atari 5200 - same games are better on my 7800
    PS1 & N64 - maybe someday again but I prefer the Saturn from this era. Most of the PS1 games I own are sports titles I bought at the time to play with my college friends and have no value in 2016. N64 was purchased solely for Mario 64 and Ocarina.
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    Any game boy or gba system.
    Having both game boy player and super game boy it's like why bother. I don't play portable games like i used to and i find it a pain in the ass to haul them around.

    I don't like hauling my phone along either

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    The Philips CD-i I could do without. I have a few of the (allegedly) top games for the machine but they aren't worth hooking it up again for. The 3DO is another one I wouldn't be bothered if I never played it again. I've got a few games for it, but none really do anything for me.

    I can do without playing a Nintendo console and/or handheld ever again, with the exception of the GameCube. I've never cared for Nintendo (their business practices in the '80s put me off them) but I did have a GameCube and it had a few games I liked, the Phantasy Star Online series being the primary ones. I'd rather slam my testicles in a car door than play an N64 again.

    The Neo Geo Pocket Color is another one that I never really took a liking to. I never cared for the D-pad at all, and none of the games really sparked with me.

    The Sega Master System was a total dud for me. I had wanted to get one for the longest time, and when I finally got one in the late '90s I found that all the games I tried were dull as dishwater. I've bought multiple games since that are allegedly better than the fourteen or fifteen that I got with the system, but I can't muster the drive to ever hook it up again.

    I have a few machines that I've never bothered to even hook up to see if they work - the Action Max, the ViewMaster Interactivision, the Memorex VIS... I know they wouldn't be worth the effort of setting up just to play it for a few minutes and then toss in a box in a closet and never look at again.

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    This topic still makes me kinda sad, with the way people are completely writing off entire systems/libraries, when practically every system in existence has some excellent games in its library. When most have libraries with at least dozens of games, if not hundreds, you'd have to have VERY specific tastes to not find anything that appeals to you. But with most of these posts, it seems more like a case of sweeping generalizations made from a result of very limited experience, which to me is very much not in the spirit of this board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie2B View Post
    This topic still makes me kinda sad, with the way people are completely writing off entire systems/libraries, when practically every system in existence has some excellent games in its library. When most have libraries with at least dozens of games, if not hundreds, you'd have to have VERY specific tastes to not find anything that appeals to you. But with most of these posts, it seems more like a case of sweeping generalizations made from a result of very limited experience, which to me is very much not in the spirit of this board.
    I think the point for those of us saying we would be ok not playing a certain system again is, with the number of consoles out there in existence and the limited time we may have to play them, some simply won't get the deep dive attention they may deserve in order to find the hidden gem in the console's library. And we have accepted that and are ok with it. I admit I have a very limited experience with the 3DO and at this point, I've accepted that and come to terms with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie2B View Post
    This topic still makes me kinda sad, with the way people are completely writing off entire systems/libraries, when practically every system in existence has some excellent games in its library. When most have libraries with at least dozens of games, if not hundreds, you'd have to have VERY specific tastes to not find anything that appeals to you. But with most of these posts, it seems more like a case of sweeping generalizations made from a result of very limited experience, which to me is very much not in the spirit of this board.
    I agree to a point, but in my defense I also have biases and discriminations that I've developed over a lifetime of vidja game nerdery that I can't get past (like the N64's horrific controller making that system dead to me). I do have strange and obscure systems that I love that nobody else does, and I'll be able to find at least one good game on most consoles. On the GameWave, it's Letter Zap. On the Gizmondo, it's Sticky Balls. On the Xavix GamePort, it's Bowling. For the Nuon, it's Tempest 3000. Most machines have at least one title that makes the system worth owning (although I have yet to figure out which game makes the RCA Studio II deserving of existence). Either I haven't found a particular system's "killer app", or I have and found it underwhelming for whatever reason.

    When it comes to games, it all comes down to personal taste. And some systems just don't have anything that suit my taste, like the Memorex VIS. Or in the case of the Philips CD-i, it's a system that was not really designed for action games but was channeled into that space in an attempt to keep the machine alive in the marketplace. So it only has a small percentage of titles in its library that qualify as games, and even fewer that suit my tastes. I also don't have the MPEG card or some of the better rated games for it, so as it is now, there's no drive to ever play it again. Nothing against the system, it's just my own needs aren't being met with the games I have for it.

    When it comes to dismissing a company's output like Nintendo, it's my own dislike at how they conducted themselves in the US market. Fake chip shortages to price gouge American consumers, bullying companies to drop Atari and Sega systems, their draconian policies towards developers... I developed a prejudice against them, stopped buying games for the NES, and supported all of their competitors. It was about the time of the GameCube that I had mellowed and decided to forgive them and start buying their games again.

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    i wouldsay the jaguar...i had that system along with the jag cd for a while...but i miss avp, doom, and tempest 2k.

    however i can deal without ever owning the cd attachment ever again.


    also there is very little on the 3do that interests me any more....it used to be ssf2t...but several great versions of that game exist now


    also the atari lynx...dont care about that one

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    I guess I haven't used the right turd yet, but in like 30 years of it I've yet to bump into a console I thought was so awful I'd never want to touch it again, even the failures...yes even WiiU even if I sold it in disgust. Mind you some I wouldn't actually pay much of any for, but if I bumped into it to play or buy stupid cheap in some cases yeah.

    I've had ever single Nintendo console including all their base handhelds and the virtual boy. I've had ever Sega system and handheld, Sony system and handheld, and a Turbo Duo. I've had the NGPC and have my MVS now. I've had a Fairchild Channel F I inherited from mom years ago (wish my dolt father hadn't thrown it out after I moved without any warning or I'd have paid to ship it.) I've used/had a 2600 and access to the 7800 too. I've used a Jaguar and 5200 (which not busted sticks.) Vectrex a neighbor had too when I was a little kid.

    The only thing close I suppose would be stuff I was forced to use at work in the day (the xbox) as it sucks. The 360 I could care less about but I'd use it with friends, and I have done that with the One. I've used a 3DO before in various stores in the day and it was nice, just not for that price. Never had the system but used a very accurate emulator and played much of the library and like it -- Colecovision.

    I've never bothered with any of the other late 70s/early 80s turd boxes pre-NES(or Famicom) people dump on or the Intellivision either. Anything I've at least touched I'd desire to use or even own in some cases again if the games were there and the mood suited me. I guess I'm unique in that nothing made me hate it enough to just want to burn it from my existence.

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    Interested to see if the release of the psone classic changes peoples minds about the 32 bit era comments in this thread.

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