Mega Drive Mini - September 19 Launch

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  1. subcon959
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    Simple, because the C64 had 64K RAM :)
     
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    Nintendo 64 had a 64 bit processor which I said
     
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    I knew this bloody argument would start up, said so at the start. Who really gives a damn what it’s called, I wouldn’t have cared if they’d stuck with the development name (MK V). But just to play devils advocate, it’s original and first name was Mega Drive. The only reason it was the Genesis in America was another company had the trademark for Mega Drive in North America, a company called Mega Drive Systems.
     
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    Though someone doesn't need to work for nasa to kno tht megadrive sounds more powerful than genesis for a console name
     
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    Which is exactly what Hayao Nakayama thought when he named the system. He chose Mega because he believed it to illustrate superiority over the rival systems. And he picked Drive to represent the power of the consoles CPU, the Motorola 68000 which was at the time used in most of Sega’s arcade machines.
     
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    Quoting myself from page 1 since this is now a reality :D
     
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    From the photos I’ve seen of them holding it, it looks like it could be about the size of the actual PC Engine, I’ll still buy it for my collection but not very “mini”. Well, it was anyway, but you know what I mean.
     
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    Yeah, if only they had used this as inspiration :D
     
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    Sweet jeebus, I've never seen that before, time to fire up one of my 3D printers, I think I've just found my next project :yay:
     
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    2 frames of lag confirmed by DF!

    This is shaping up to even better than the SNES Mini, shame about that crappy 3 button pad as the 6 button one is far superior. Has there been any official word if they're releasing the official 6 button separately to buy in the UK?
     
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    I think we’re just getting the Reto-Bit Official 6 button controller for the Mega Drive Mini. Looks like the real deal, hopefully it feels like it.
     
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    Yep, 105 quid if you want proper 2-player SF2. Bloody ridiculous. I'm definitely waiting for a price drop on this and getting the PC Engine mini first instead.
     
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    I’m just going to wait for the inevitable 8Bitdo receiver and get those, unless any of their USB receivers I already have work with it.
     
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    I'm inclined to agree. I was going to import one for that snazzy artwork and proper controllers but will just wait for the price drop because the MD is good but not £105 good.

    Really can't get away with 8bitdo controllers, the dpad feel is so off due to how they made their PCBs. Very noticeable on the SNES one when you're used playing with the real deal for so long as it registers button presses in a very different way and makes some games nearly unplayable.


    Back to the Mini, did you notice that they were saying how M2 kept on updating the firmware of it? That bodes well for leet haxxors because it means they haven't cut the tracks that prevent write access (at least on these demo machines).
     
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    I don’t have much problem with the 8Bitdo pads, I’m used to them after all these years, plus it’s easy to mod them to make them much more like the originals.

    Anyway, I’m also hoping the Mini is easily hackable, if that happens I might actually take it out of its box :D
     
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    I wouldn't really read much into that. I mean, I definitely hope they leave access to the firmware, but a lot of companies will just dump epoxy on everything sensitive in production units. On the other hand, if Sega isn't dumb they'd make it reasonably easy to hack because that'd be a much better selling point. I know at least one person asked and was told other USB controllers should work, so I'll probably try out one or more of my other controllers on it to see how well that works. Truth is, though, I don't think there's any game I want to play that requires more than 3 buttons--and I'm getting it mostly to legally dump the games I don't own already.
     
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    Methinks M2 will leave a similar message to the hackers like NERD did as being able to customize it is a big draw. As for the pads, I just mucho prefer the 6 buttons shape/feel over the clunky 3 even though I probably won't even play any of the games that need it that much.

    Also:

     
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    Yep, definitely a bonus in this case. I wish there was still import gaming shops around like in the 90's. I guess Play Asia is an option but it's not the same as going into a real shop.
     
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    Bollocks!

    Looks like the official Retro Bit 6 button controller (well the one that works on OG MD anyway) is a bit pish:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Retro-Bit-Official-6-button-Arcade-Control/dp/B07H3S5NNS

    This is making the import version with the real deal controllers look a tad more appealing now. Does anyone know if Amazon JP will ship this directly to the UK or do you have to go through a 3rd party/forwarder?

    Can't be having crappy controllers and that big ass 3 button has Duke vibes all over it..
     
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