Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by flu!d, Jul 22, 2018.
Well, some stuff does disappear, but it kind-of requires people to not really care about it.
I totally agree it's not perfect, but by the numbers it's orders of magnitude better than any other alternative for preservation and longevity.
And, for what it's worth, there have been plenty of times where it's saved games/art too. Doom engines going open source, tools like SCUMMVM, OpenXCOM, etc. Separating the engine from the art, while not always possible, means some things can live on past their usual technology expiration date.
Agreed! You make me want to put some time into UQM tonight.
As for my earlier comment, I'm still a little frosted over how it was so hard to find older versions of Peanut Linux when I went looking a couple weeks ago and I thought the point was worth raising. Compared to proprietary software, though, the situation for free software is much, much better.
So, a funny little meme, but it kind of makes a real point (well, ignoring the last line). Everything Nintendo shut down, we see a commercial version of a year or two later.
Let's hope that them shutting down ROM hosting means more commercial access to old games soon!
just copy and paste this into the meme
"Release September 2018"
side note i find the picture above pretty hilarious due to the placement of the hand models fingers - one on the right over the buttons and one on the left over the stick.
try unseeing that.
Ha, I didn't even notice. Shitty photoshopping job for the lose!
I read today that Nintendo granted a young gamer his dying wish and gifted him the privledge to play a pre release demo of Smash Brothers Ultimate, he passed only days later of bone cancer.
Having lost loved ones due to cancer and being there to the very end, I tip my hat. Kudos Nintendo.
Shitty damn disease.
There's no comfortable way to hold the joycons sideways.
Considered posting this in the mini threads, but that might start a flood of folks hoarding for eBay.
"During an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Nintendo of America boss, Reggie Fils-Aime, has confirmed the company will not be making any more NES or SNES Classics. Once they’ve sold out, that’s all there is, folks."
Ugh. The best thing Nintendo did for retro gamers in forever, and they've decided to shitcan it. I'm 100% certain this is typical crotchety old boardroom "we can't have two retro products competing with each other" bullshit. But if Nintendo pull this and then keep whining about retro emulation being the devil, Imma blow a gasket.
In the words of the thread title, WTF Nintendo?
Really pisses me off. As I've stated many times, there's situations where copyright is outright abused.
Why not just keep making them? If they keep printing money, why not sell your old IP?
Ahh nice, they're following in Valve's footsteps, ending production of their custom ARM computer, in preparation for releasing the software for Linux on Raspberry Pi.
Starting with (US) copyright extension in it's latest form thanks to the Sonny Bono act.
I actually think it's rough of Nintendo to only try and force their copyright now after realising there is value there... if it wasn't for free ROM sites then SNES would not be as popular with the retro community, so in effect Nintendo owe them money.
Free old games!
Why sell when you can rent out.
Why the false dichotomy?
Sometimes I think my children have better powers of logical application than video game company executives.
Just buy them all again for the 6th time on current platform. No problem!