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Poll: Interest in an FPGA Videogame System (579 member(s) have cast votes)

I would pay....

  1. > $100 (46 votes [7.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.94%

  2. $100-149 (74 votes [12.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.78%

  3. $150-199 (167 votes [28.84%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 28.84%

  4. $200-299 (164 votes [28.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 28.32%

  5. Sky's the Limit (128 votes [22.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.11%

I Would Like Support for...

  1. 8 bit era games (476 votes [45.42%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 45.42%

  2. 16 bit era games (492 votes [46.95%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 46.95%

  3. Blip (80 votes [7.63%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.63%

Games Should Run From...

  1. SD Card / USB Memory Sticks (504 votes [54.31%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 54.31%

  2. Original Cartridges (373 votes [40.19%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 40.19%

  3. Hopes and Dreams (51 votes [5.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.50%

The Video Inteface Should be...

  1. RGB (222 votes [19.09%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.09%

  2. Composite (175 votes [15.05%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.05%

  3. S-video (107 votes [9.20%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.20%

  4. Component (151 votes [12.98%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.98%

  5. HDMI (508 votes [43.68%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 43.68%

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#11501 Reaperman ONLINE  

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Posted Today, 10:25 AM

7800/2600 cores are largely done so they do make the most obvious sense.  2600 is the first thing most people associate with atari, and the older I get, the more I just love 7800 arcade ports, which somehow seem in an odd way more charming than more advanced 8-bit systems of the era.  Somehow I've developed a special soft spot for rampage and galaga on 7800, specifically.  I'd say my NT mini spends more of its time in 7800 land than any other core.

 

But If I had to pick one atari to live the rest of my life with, it'd have to be the A8/xegs.  There's somewhere north of 20k games for the darn thing, so the library is huge.  Quality-wise, a lot of the models don't even output svideo (in stock form), and it's really hard to go back to upscaled composite once you've tasted...better.  But they're probably a hugely complex beasts if one goes down the rabbit holes of custom OSes and peripherals.

 

I'm waiting for any PRGE retro gaming surprises before I push the preorder button on the Mega SG, but I did already go for that controller.


Edited by Reaperman, Today, 10:31 AM.


#11502 demkca ONLINE  

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Posted Today, 10:43 AM

I'm assuming the Mega SG is being made in china.  With it having the same price point as the SNT, I wonder if they took into account the 25% tariffs that go into effect at the beginning of next year.



#11503 cybercylon OFFLINE  

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Posted Today, 12:00 PM

This is off topic... but since people have mentioning the Super SD System 3, does anyone know if the problems have been fixed. The retro rgb guys pointed out some in the last run (something wasn't even soldered correctly . For $300, I expect things to be fairly free of issues.

 

I haven't pulled the trigger on the Mega SG yet either. For example, if the Super SD System 3 has fewer issues' I'd rather kiss my engine block and everdrive good bye.


Edited by cybercylon, Today, 12:00 PM.


#11504 brentonius OFFLINE  

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Posted Today, 1:29 PM

This is off topic... but since people have mentioning the Super SD System 3, does anyone know if the problems have been fixed. The retro rgb guys pointed out some in the last run (something wasn't even soldered correctly . For $300, I expect things to be fairly free of issues.

 

I haven't pulled the trigger on the Mega SG yet either. For example, if the Super SD System 3 has fewer issues' I'd rather kiss my engine block and everdrive good bye.

 

 I feel like $300 is a pretty big ask for a unit that attaches to older hardware.  So, personally, I feel like waiting for a while to see what Analogue comes up with.  It would be nice if they released a full fledged solution that covers the PC Engine/TG16 plus CD... and it cost around $200.



#11505 SegaSnatcher ONLINE  

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Posted Today, 4:55 PM

An FPGA Neo Geo is a ridiculous idea. Who is the market for it? There aren't tons of people out there who own stacks of cartridges. There aren't tons of cartridges out there. No one will start collecting AES or MVS carts because of a new system from analogue. And the flash carts are way too expensive for the average person to consider. NES, SNES, and Genesis are easy because everyone remembers them, tons of people have collections already, used games and accessories are common as dirt, and the flash carts are reasonably priced if one wants to go that route. The Neo Geo is extremely niche and its fans really overestimate it's popularity, particularly the popularity of the hardware. A dedicated FPGA console makes zero sense.

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I feel a Neo-Geo would be fairly popular at a $200 price.  You have to remember the reason it wasn't successful wasn't because a lack of interest, it was the price point that hurt it.  People wanted a Neo-Geo they just couldn't afford it.  

A $200 Neo-Geo would likely sell very well. 


Edited by SegaSnatcher, Today, 4:55 PM.


#11506 Reaperman ONLINE  

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Posted Today, 4:58 PM

Or maybe now it's time for the all-in-one that covers the NtMini+SuperNt+MegaSg (Zimba3K finally).

 

These cute little brand-themed systems are great, but the dream is always to own the 'the sytem to end all systems,' right?

what would zimba 3000 look like?  Tons of joystick/cart ports everywhere, or maybe stackable, front-loading addons? 

Would the FPGA be upgradable?  Is that even an option?  Maybe we could drop the 'jailbreak' term entirely and just be honest.

Will homebrewers ever make games for retro system configurations that never actually existed?  How about arcade stuff?

 

Thinking back on all the experiences I've had in gaming, from age 3 on up, I can't think of many more memorable than those NT Mini core updates coming one-at-a-time.  It was like christmas, over and over again, getting to experience a system in better quality than I'd ever dreamed.  From consoles I was familiar with, to some I'll probably never see.  I don't think it would have made the impact if they all came out at once, and I don't think I would have spent as much time with each one.

It was incredible, and I hope it can all happen again.


Edited by Reaperman, Today, 5:03 PM.


#11507 NE146 OFFLINE  

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Posted Today, 5:22 PM

,,, People wanted a Neo-Geo they just couldn't afford it.  

A $200 Neo-Geo would likely sell very well. 

 

..with the off-chance it could potentially load ROMS? I think so as well.  I was one of those people.  Even though I had a TG16/Genesis/& Super Nintendo and would have easily gotten another current console, but with carts going for $200 a pop? That was waay too ridiculous a price for me in my 20's :lol:



#11508 F34R ONLINE  

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Posted Today, 5:33 PM

So, since we are in the Genesis cycle now, I'll tell a funny, frustrating, and overall funny lol, story.

 

So I got excited, wanted to get a Sega CD, Model 2.  Kinda high on ebay, but whatever.. I'll do it.  So I was bidding on a couple, and then had a few I was doing best offer with.  I didn't realize one of the best offer items actually had "sega cd does not work" in the description and I got it for $140.  Genesis original, with the sega cd model 2, a handful of carts and cd's.  I get it today, and I was like, why are things missing, and this thing doesn't work.  I looked at it and realized I accepted the wrong one!!!  smh.  Contacted the seller, but hadn't heard back after a few hours.  So I said, what the heck, let's see if we can troubleshoot it.  

 

Problem is, I thought it would have an AV cable, and well, I don't have one lol.  So, I had to get creative.  After some fiddling around, this is what I got.  Yes, it looks like crap, but that's to be expected lol.

 

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#11509 SegaSnatcher ONLINE  

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Posted Today, 6:39 PM

 

..with the off-chance it could potentially load ROMS? I think so as well.  I was one of those people.  Even though I had a TG16/Genesis/& Super Nintendo and would have easily gotten another current console, but with carts going for $200 a pop? That was waay too ridiculous a price for me in my 20's :lol:

Yeah, I think initially it would mainly sell to die hard Neo-Geo fans who have originals carts or one of those expensive flashcarts, but if JB happened sales would skyrocket. 



#11510 F34R ONLINE  

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Posted Today, 7:03 PM

Meh.. counted my chickens too fast.  Now it's not reading discs.  smh



#11511 cybercylon OFFLINE  

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Posted Today, 8:15 PM

I had no idea that the Sega CD had gone up like that. Is it something that people are going back to?







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