The PlayStation Classic relies on the open source PS1 emulator PCSX ReARMed to play its games

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  1. Vorde

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    Because when you get excited for a product, learning that the manufacturer took the easiest and cheapest route doesn't exactly instill product quality or reliability.
     
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    Still half-assed, and with a tepid selection of games at best. No video options, no filter, no Dual Shock support, only one save slot per game, horrible UI, yeah but okay. Makes NES and Snes Classics look like masterpieces.
    They're just like electricity, they take the path of least resistance.

    Sony used to be about quality, but this is just lazy.
     
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    As long as they uphold the GPLv2 license it's under I see no issue with this.

    Though I am curious why they opted to go with pcsx-rearmed rather than their in-house emulator.
    For those more technically savvy, is there any big reason why their current work couldn't be ported from the psp/vita?
    Or is it more likely that it was just easier to pick up pcsx-rearmed?
     
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    In all likely hood, it's probably simply because it's cheaper to use an open sourced emulator and provide the license than to spend the time porting their own.
     
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    Heaven forbid Sony takes the time to put forth actual conceited effort into their own work. Honestly would have been better with 30 games instead of 20 games with mostly filler.
     
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    inb4 it's tivoized.
     
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    Well, that's disappointing.
     
  8. Xzi

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    Yeah I'll pass on paying for an open source emulator. The one positive about these 'classic' consoles is that they drive down the price of real consoles and physical games from previous gens. Good time to be collecting.
     
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    Can't believe people actually defend Sony doing this.
     
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    lolwut? No, they do the exact opposite. They refresh the nostalgia boner people get for older consoles, who will then go and seek out those older consoles to relive the full nostalgia boner experience. People who have them then shoot the price up, since demand is going back up.

    NES's and SNES's jumped from like $40 in good condition with all cables and a controller or two to like $80-$100 after the NES/SNES classic's launched.

    Source: I've been trying to find retro consoles for the last couple years and have literally watched the prices increase days after the Classic consoles launched/were announced.
     
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    Who else remembers Nintendo downloading a Super Mario Bros. rom to put on the Virtual Console?
     
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    This so makes me never feel bad for downloading emulators and ISO images, like, even more so now. Sony can suck it.
     
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    It's a dick move for sure, but it'll make money anyway. Nearly two whole generations of gamers has been born since the original PSX, makes me feel old to think about how many people will play their first PSX game on a 'Classic' console.
     
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    Makes me glad I've downloaded so many ISO images over the years. I hope this gets hacked.
     
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    I managed to get a SNES for $60 after the launch of the classic console, but I did have to spend $90 later on to get a 1CHIP system. I just hung on to that one and sold off the previous system for a slight profit.

    PS2s are ~$50 on eBay, and that's unchanged after the announcement of the PSX classic. Obviously PS2 plays both PSX and PS2 games, so there's not much point in getting the original console, though those are also under $50. Most PSX/PS2 games are still hella cheap except the "big name" collector's games like Megaman Legends.
     
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    >joins a forum dedicated to gaming hobbyists and development of a billion-dollar industry enjoyed around the world
     
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    On that note, I'd totally buy a psone style enclosure case for my PSTV if they were a thing.
     
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    I wonder if Sony got the games from torrents :rofl2:

    Jokes aside, I have been reading about the Nintendo thing but there are two sides and none seem to be really confirming anything.
    Who knows, maybe Nintendo does have backup of his shit compared to other Japanese companies, we all know some remasters that were bad for the lack of proper backup of data.

    Now, this product obviously is for a very specific type of consumers, there are other superior ways to play PlayStation games. Personally I wish I could have the PSP Go + Component and PVM setup.

    For now I'm playing on my Vita using Adrenaline. :yaypsp:
     
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    Good news, im looking forward to this to add an 1TB USB Storage to the PSX Mini till latest xmas ... höhöhö
     
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    Sony copies even the hypocrisy of Nintendo
     
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