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  1. Thanks for that. It's interesting there wasn't the usual media blitz this time around with the Duo announcement. I looked at a handful of articles from the usual sites and they were all just vanilla stuff basically restating the Analogue press release. No interviews with Taber or anything like that. Not sure why, but interesting observation.
  2. That's interesting, although I do recall Kev specifically not doing the PCE core previously because of some toxicity from that crowd. Perhaps that played into this, but if they have other ppl capable of this there then I'd like to start seeing all of these issues from previous consoles addressed.
  3. I mean, anything is possible, but the way you stated it made it seem like you thought they could just slap a CD drive on it and it would be ready to go, which is not he case. It would be quite a bit of effort and that's why they didn't do it to begin with. For PCE it literally was just slapping a CD drive on it for the most part, so it was a lot easier to justify. Also, I kinda suspect the idea to do this may have at least been partially motivated by wanting to help fill out the Pocket with PCE and they figured, what the hell, lets release the Duo as well. I simply don't see them going backwards and revisiting Sega. It's going to be onward to something else, and PS1 is most likely due to install base and practicality of implementation IMO.
  4. That would require writing a whole new core for the Sega CD, whereas, if I recall correctly, the PCE CD was really just a drive an that's about it. I wouldn't hold your breath on that, but I do believe the logical next step will be a PS1.
  5. Just to clarify, cuz I'm not sure if you're referring to the Noir when you say the Mini, but Kev did say (it was either here or on Discord....Discord I believe) the Noir was getting the jailbreak. So we're def good there, but as you say, no real reason to worry based on history.
  6. I know for a fact Kev confirmed the jailbreak will be back for the Noir. I thought I saw something about the Pocket too, but I may be misremembering. Regardless, based on historical precedence, I'm fairly certain it will be a thing. The only thing I think probably won't happen is CD support for the Pocket.
  7. Also btw, I'm not sure that's actually even what is going on. They've promised more Pocket pre-orders and I would assume the same for the Duo as well. Time will tell I guess, but I don't think there's any evidence to suggest otherwise based on what they've said.
  8. And I edited mine when I saw that as well. As for the rest of your argument....the main things I was addressing were the Noir and the Pocket which are the things everyone's been bitching about WRT to limited availability and which I think are easily explained. The other complaint is restocking the Super Nt, and honestly, I don't have an answer for why that hasn't happened. Presumably a mix of things, but it is odd. I guess we'll have to see what happens with the Duo, but if it is a 2 minute sellout shit show I'll be disappointed as well.
  9. Yes actually, they quite literally did. It's happened to every industry. If you think that the factories in China that make these specialized displays, that are only really used in VR headsets as I understand, did not cut any of that production, then I don't really know what to tell you. But even if they didn't, Analogue still had to fight against those other players for displays and they were never going to be able to compete with them on volume, hence the limited supplies, which btw they said from the get go before covid even. The reason a strategy like this works for a company like LRG is precisely because the only real value of a lot of what they sell is the very fact that it's scarce. Most of their items are repackaged limited edition sets of things you can get elsewhere. That is not really comparable to Analogue and I highly doubt they enjoy the prestige of being limited more than they enjoy making money. Could be wrong, but it seems a lot more likely that they would rather make as much money as they can. Edit: I see you've edited your original response to include the bit about the Noir. If that's what you were referring to regarding scarcity, then yea, I guess you have a point, but they never advertised it as anything other than a limited final run. It was basically a limited edition so it doesn't really apply to the broader conversation of whether Analogue is artificially constraining production of their main line products.
  10. I'm not sure, given the evidence, why you think this. As I stated in that same post, they were not going to be able to produce the Pocket (at least initially) in huge numbers because of the screen they had to source, and the Noir was a limited time final run of something that A) was a pain in the ass to produce anyway, and B) a platform (NES) they publicly stated they were finished with. Then you throw in covid and the shortages everyone is facing (and which no doubt is exacerbated for small companies like Analogue), I'm not sure what you can point to to confirm that theory. I mean, you might be right, and I'm not here to defend them, but I think there are a lot of factors at play here other than them wanting to screw everyone just because they can. And as I also pointed out, and which you ignored, they didn't previously artificially limit runs of other products such as the original Mini, SNt and MSg.
  11. I'm fairly certain that's been on all of their recent devices, and I'm also fairly certain it was already said that it would be jailbroken, although I may be confusing that with the Noir. Regardless, why would that make you want the Pocket more? That almost certainly should make you want it less.... Edit: perhaps you're just saying this announcement makes you want the Pocket more, in which case disregard my question.
  12. They did say it was limited, so it's certainly possible, but this line is getting pretty tiresome. Every product they released prior to the Pocket and the Noir (which they were up front about being very limited) was available for pre-order for weeks. The Pocket was always going to be limited because of the screens they have to source, and the Mini because of the aluminum housing and the fact that they seem to want to just be done with it. I don't know why a Duo would need to be limited, but of course covid is effing everything up. I mean, you can only get certain flavors of Coke right now FFS. I guess what I'm saying is I'm not sure they're intentionally doing this ala Limited Run.
  13. Oh no doubt. Glad they included the original port cuz that's a must for Rondo.
  14. Indeed Although I'd point out itll do bluetooth and 2.4G for up to 4 controllers with no dongles which is pretty dope.
  15. Ill say one thing....damn that thing looks sexy.
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