Underball, on Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:49 AM, said:
You really need to re-read my posts, and stop putting words in my mouth.
Nowhere did I suggest that collectors are wasting their time or money. It's your time and money, spend it as you see fit. All I suggested is that emulation isn't anywhere near as bad or inaccurate as lots of collectors insist.
Okie dokie, let's take a stroll down memory lane and see what we can find. I'm going to limit it to this thread for time's sake. Also bear in mind, I, like most others on this site, am a collector as well as a gamer.
Underball, on Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:32 PM, said:
The lack of RF noise/static and crappy low resolution interlaced displays is the best reason for emulation.
To say otherwise is either prejudiced foolishness, or the mark of someone who is uninformed.
Underball, on Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:01 PM, said:
Some people don't want to clutter up their houses with tons of old games systems cables boxes carts etc.
Just because you have room doesn't mean you should fill every inch of it with dusty old stuff.
Underball, on Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:57 PM, said:
It almost seems like the people here who are saying emulation is so inaccurate haven't actually played any emulators since their computers still ran Windows 98.
Underball, on Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:00 AM, said:
The list goes on and on. Classic gaming often isn't worth the time, effort and cost investment, when compared to emulation.
Underball, on Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:28 AM, said:
I think in most cases now, the perceptible difference is barely noticeable if at all - with a few rare exceptions. And really, the only people who do notice it are the same people who are also visibly bothered by an almost imperceptible 2 millimeter crease on the corner of a cardboard box that a 2600 game was packed in 32 years ago, thus ruining their week and feeling like their world is dashed until they find another one that is "PERFECT - MINT - VIRGIN" or whatever.
Underball, on Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:38 AM, said:
What you're describing isn't "Classic Gaming".
It's "The giant pain in the ass that is collecting classic game equipment".
Classic Gaming is PLAYING these games, in any form.
Hence the difference between GAMING and COLLECTING. The only people who care about this distinction are fanatical collectors.
Lot's of "insanely insulting crap" to someone that spends a great deal of time and effort exploring all aspects of classic gaming, wouldn't you say?
Underball, on Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:05 AM, said:
Seriously though. This is some insanely insulting crap.
But because I believe that emulation can be nearly as accurate and enjoyable as the real thing, I'm supposed to just sit here and politely not respond, as I'm being told that the only reason I don't have a house full of classic gaming hardware is because I'm poor, with a small house, and don't know the right people.
Now this, I will admit I stepped over a line and for that, I apologize. I don't know your means, nor do I even know you personally. My assumptions are based on 2 things; the way you present yourself here in this thread and others and past experiences with others that post in the same way. However, it's odd that you are so willing to make blanket statements that could (and have) offended others here and when you are presented with something that is the same type of blanket statement, you get upset about it.
Like has been mentioned before, I think this could be a very interesting topic and I would imagine that if you could lose the fanboyism, you have a lot of experience to bring to the table and could possibly sway people to your side, or at least inform them where they are incorrect. Sadly, you seem more interested in saying why collectors are doing the wrong things. So, I'm out as well. Enjoy your trip through classic gaming, I hope it serves you well.