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#1276 fiddlepaddle OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 6, 2017 9:50 PM

They should be making the screen LARGER not smaller SMH.

 

What, they could save an extra $.50 by buying smaller screens?  The first portable's screen was too small.

Yes, that's what I think too! 

 

I have V1, but V2 does not offer enough extras to entice me.  I'd much more likely spring for it if the screen was maybe at least twice as big, even if the price was higher. 

 

Don't think they could do that without designing a new case though, and I'm sure they don't want to do that unless they have to.



#1277 doctorclu OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 7, 2017 4:52 AM

 

They are not messed up. The sound emulation is the same as always. Some sounds play in a lower register, but there's no real issue beyond that. If they didn't bother you before, they won't bother you now. With that said, there will be a few tweaks to the HD console from the reviewer units.

 

Same as always seems to be the mission statement of the AFP 2017 this time around.  With the exception of the smaller screen, I guess that is different.  :/

 

I had about written off the new unit, but the video review changed my mind to maybe pick one up.   Just feel a lot of what was asked for (Joystick port for one player or a second player option, most of the advice given by programmers on the emulation and how to improve it, and so) was either ignored or not passed on to the programmers.

 

So anyway currently a maybe on this newer model.  A HD version would be interesting to play with and would be a worthwhile change to pick up this unit.



#1278 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 7, 2017 8:56 AM

Just feel a lot of what was asked for (Joystick port for one player or a second player option, most of the advice given by programmers on the emulation and how to improve it, and so) was either ignored or not passed on to the programmers.

 

Everyone at AtGames is aware of fan desires. Sometimes it's not practical to implement them, particularly with the short release cycles. We'll see how the 2018 hardware stacks up. I'm also on board with bigger screens, better compatibility, etc. 



#1279 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 7, 2017 6:12 PM

I'll buy another one; If/when they enlarge the screen size.   Otherwise, I have what I want for now...a decent 2600 portable device with SD compatibility and an excellent ROM set provided by several of our very own AA members. :thumbsup:     



#1280 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 7, 2017 9:27 PM

They are not messed up. The sound emulation is the same as always.

You say it is not messed up, then proceed to describe how it is.
 

Some sounds play in a lower register, but there's no real issue beyond that.

Which is it?
 

If they didn't bother you before, they won't bother you now.

People were bothered. Atari may be the lesser of two evils compared to Genesis, but you said last year the HD consoles released this year would fix existing issues, now you say they are the same old same old.
 

With that said, there will be a few tweaks to the HD console from the reviewer units.

Nice they have fixed some issues, but the reviewer units do not reflect this so damage has already been done.

I do plan on picking up the Activision Gold. Hopefully it's not unobtainium or retailer exclusive.

#1281 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 8, 2017 10:48 AM

You say it is not messed up, then proceed to describe how it is.
 
Which is it?
 
People were bothered. Atari may be the lesser of two evils compared to Genesis, but you said last year the HD consoles released this year would fix existing issues, now you say they are the same old same old.
 
Nice they have fixed some issues, but the reviewer units do not reflect this so damage has already been done.

I do plan on picking up the Activision Gold. Hopefully it's not unobtainium or retailer exclusive.

 

The sound is not messed up on the Atari SD or HD in the same way that it is on the Sega SD stuff. It sounds slightly different from an original console, but then you can never really be exact. 

 

Yes, the HD units fixed the issues with the SD units. 

 

Yes, of course the damage has been done. Hopefully when the next round of reviewer and pre-order units get out there, the feeling will start to change, but the reality is the reputation was already damaged with core gamers and enthusiasts. At least the retail units will work exactly how they're supposed to and maybe that will start to undo some of the damage.

 

The Activision HD will have the same general availability in the usual places.







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