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  1. Donkey Kong for the 2600 and NES were missing entire levels from the original arcade game. I never expected arcade perfect graphics and sound back then, but I at least expected an effort to recreate all the levels in the game.
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  3. Comcast/xfinity is my only choice at the moment. Unlimited data from Comcast is $50 more per month, I have never had more than $20 in overage charges so paying for unlimited doesn't make a lot of sense for me. Hopefully when 5G cell service comes to the Ann Arbor/Saline area I can at least have 2 choices. Data caps suck. I have the Xbox game pass and I have to be careful how many games I download. A 50GB game like Halo would eat up 5% of my data for the month.
  4. Two things concern me with this. Controller input lag and how much data would be consumed per hour streaming 4k/60fps. I routinely approach my 1TB per month cap on my comcast service as it is, how much more data is used streaming vs the way games are played now.
  5. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-BN39-01154W-CBF-Signal/dp/B005DNSCNG/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1550023950&sr=8-10&keywords=component+adapter If it is a Samsung, it might use this adapter
  6. I think the opposite will be true. The internet and cloud storage makes it more likely today's games and media will be available 20+ years from now. Think of it this way, what is easier to find today? A physical copy of Air Raid or Nintendo World Championship, or a ROM? I am guessing that in 20 years it will be easier to obtain a ROM of Forza Horizon 4 or Super Mario Odyssey and play it on 2040s equivalent of a $35 Raspberry Pi and emulator than it will be to find physical copies and working systems of each game. (Of course there will still be XB1 and Switch around 20 years from now, I am just speculating it will be easier to download the ROMs like it is today) Physical media is what gets lost over time. Paper in books decaying, film decaying, etc. It seems to me that most museums and archivers are digitizing old physical media to preserve whatever information that media contained rather than making new hard copies.
  7. If you have already modded your Wii, the easy thing to do would be to install a usb loader and rip all of your games to a hard drive or usb stick. The DVD drive will last a lot longer that way.
  8. The two Wii Sports games are fun for a crowd, if for some reason you don't already have them.
  9. The Blue Ray disks are installed on the XB1 or PS4 hard drive anyway, so really after the initial install the disks are essentially keys. One nice bonus with the digital download is that you can play the game on 2 consoles at once (at least on the XB1) Is a nice perk if you happen to have multiple consoles and players at home. If you have a data cap like I do with Comcast, 150 gigs would eat up 15% of my monthly data, so that is something to consider.
  10. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/05/own-a-piece-of-the-huge-retro-gaming-collection-being-auctioned-off-today/ A nice article about the collection.
  11. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/04/the-unpatchable-exploit-that-makes-every-current-nintendo-switch-hackable/ Interesting in that the exploit can not be disabled with a software patch. It may allow users to back up game saves to an SD card or run pirated software and emulators.
  12. 19 Original Xbox games to be added in April https://www.polygon.com/2018/4/10/17221474/xbox-one-backward-compatibility-panzer-dragoon-orta Here’s the list of original Xbox games coming to Xbox One this month: Original Xbox games arriving April 17 Blinx: The Time Sweeper Breakdown Conker: Live & Reloaded The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind Hunter: The Reckoning Jade Empire Panzer Dragoon Orta SSX 3 Original Xbox games arriving April 26 Destroy All Humans! Full Spectrum Warrior Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction MX Unleashed Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory (Europe only) Star Wars: Battlefront Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords Star Wars: Republic Commando
  13. VLC media player works great and plays everything. I can play .mkv, .mp4 etc files off of my NAS or usb hdd just fine. I tried Kodi when it first came out on the XB1, but it couldn't stream files from a network, only from usb devices or the onboard xbox hdd. It could have been updated since then though, I have not checked.
  14. For computer monitors it is. The price point for these monitors fall between a 1080p monitor and a 4k/uhd/2160p monitor. I don't think there are any televisions with that resolution though.
  15. Yooka Laylee was released on physical media. I have it on Xbox One on disk, so it is not download only. I prefer downloads myself, mostly because you can play the game on two systems at once with a download, but the 20% Amazon Prime discount on new software is hard to pass up if it is a game that only one of my family is likely to play.
  16. It looks like this game will be released on to Xbox Game Pass on the day it launches. https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/01/23/xbox-game-pass-expands/
  17. Downloads do have one nice advantage for people with multiples of the same console. I can buy one download copy of a game and play it on 2 separate consoles online at the same time. My son and I did this with Destiny, Diablo, and a few other games on the XB1. I don't have multiple PS4 or Switch consoles, but I would assume that they work similarly. I don't really care whether I get a game on disc/cart or download, whichever is cheaper is what I buy. I don't really worry about playing games I buy today 20-30 years in the future. I am sure that in the future there will be an emulator on a cheap Raspberry Pi type computer that will allow me to play all the old games in a more convenient package, just like today.
  18. I definitely want a XB1X but I don't see the need to get one until I buy a 4k HDR TV. I have a couple of Mitsubishi 73" DLP TVs that are 10+ years old, so if one of those dies I will be buying a 75" 4K HDR TV and a XB1X.
  19. I bought it for Xbox One on disc from Amazon for 32$ which includes the 20% prime discount.
  20. I just bought this game for the Xbox One. For 32$, I couldn't resist. I played the first couple of levels (collected a couple of gold pages). Graphics are what you would expect, bright and colorful, very reminiscent of Banjo Kazooie or the Donkey Kong game Rare did for the Nintendo 64. It seems pretty good once you get past the first 5 minutes of the annoying story that can't be skipped or sped up. I am assuming that this is out for the PS4 and Switch as well.
  21. Have you tried VLC media player on the Xbox One? I have streamed ripped Blu Rays off of my NAS no problem with VLC.
  22. A couple of my 360 favorites are backwards compatible now. Daytona USA and Civilization Revolution. I would really like a new Civilization game for the XB1 or PS4.
  23. The only racing wheel I ever had was the Sega Saturn Arcade Racer steering wheel. I really enjoyed Daytona USA and Sega Rally back then and wanted an arcade like experience. It was ok, but having to get out a TV tray to set the thing on every time I wanted to use it became a pain.
  24. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2017-project-scorpio-tech-revealed A lot of information on the Scorpio at Eurogamer. Will be interesting to see how current and future Xbox games take advantage of the extra power of the Scorpio.
  25. I am definitely interested in VR. My family has the Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR headsets and both of those are pretty neat. I prefer the Google version a bit more because it has a separate controller vs a touchpad on the headset, but the Samsung does fit a bit better. I want to see if Xbox Scorpio will have any VR capabilities before I decide on a higher end headset. The PlayStation offering looks good and I have a PS4, but most of my gaming is done on the XB1 so I am on hold for a bit. I am hoping that the Occulus Rift or Vive will work with the Xbox Scorpio.
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