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Everything posted by Agillig

  1. I honestly thought he was serious. It isn't THAT much more delusional than some of the other stuff I see posted.
  2. I just want to point out this system was supposedly finished in 2020, and won't be released until at least 2022 due to the chip shortage. Shouldn't we have been seeing functional software since 2020 then? Maybe "scam" is too harsh a word, but these guys are selling software because they need money to deliver products they already sold. That's not a good sign. Even Atari didn't do that crap with the VCS.
  3. It's amazing to me that anyone is still defending this company or this product. I feel bad for anyone who gave these people money, because you're being hussled, and there's no other rational explanation.
  4. What happens if someone doxes THOSE reviewers then? Are you going to send them to game reviewers, or Good Housekeeping?
  5. Here's the problem with those videos: You're at a family friendly event, and you ask people if they want to try your product. Sure. Why not. After they play it a bit, you ask them if they like it, and wouldn't mind saying it for a video. Most people are polite and aren't going to tell strangers to their face if they don't like their product. Even if they did, it's not hard to just not show those videos, is it? I mean, the Crayola event videos are basically advertisements. And unless YouTubers are willing to ask hard questions, their opinions are meaningless. I mean, the first time I heard about the Polymega was a well known YouTuber singing its praise. And how did that turn out?
  6. Why isn't this forum in an uproar over this? Seems like it would be quite the bombshell if there was never a chance this thing was going to be released this year and Intellivision knew it. I guess some conversations are more fun than others.
  7. I'd largely forgotten about the VCS until the Soulja Boy story popped. As someone who never thought this thing would see the light of day, here's my take: The people who bought it seem to be happy with it. Maybe they are fanboys who are blinded by brand loyalty, but does it matter? They are happy with their purchase. In terms of the system being dead, I'm not sure it ever had a chance to live. I don't think it was ever going to sell much beyond the pre-orders. I mean, the game library is pretty underwhelming, especially for the price. THAT BEING SAID... This might be blasphemy to some on this site, but if I had to choose between the VCS and the Amico, I'd take the VCS in a heartbeat. The Amico games shown so far are even more unappealing to me, and the VCS can be used as a fairly competent emulation device, if I needed another one of those. I never thought I'd say positive things about this system, but here we are. Strange times for the games industry.
  8. Back in the NES days Konami/Ultra was almost always a sure bet. Get rid of Bayou Billy and give Top Gun auto pilot and they'd have a spotless record in my experience.
  9. I don't understand this. The whole blockchain concept never made sense to me. Maybe it's a generational thing.
  10. Which is ironic, because I could swear the early PR around this system is that modern games are too complicated, and what not. Seems like if the system has to be connected to the internet, the door is wide open for microtransactions, patches, and all that other stuff. Senior citizens and small children aren't going to want to fool with all this.
  11. I think the demand for this system is going to be similar to the Atari VCS. Just about everyone who wants one is going to pre-order one. Post launch sales are going to crater.
  12. I'll second this. When I play retro games, my kids laugh about me playing "boomer games." Let me be blunt, if they aren't interested in the best games of the 16-Bit era, the Amico games we've seen so far have zero chance with them. If they play one at a convention, they might say it's fun, but when they get home and it has to compete with VR or stuff like Gang Beasts, it would never get played. Kids today have grown used to a level of interactivity older games don't have. Simplicity is not considered a benefit to them.
  13. Don't flatter yourself. Your "presence" might be enough to make certain people swoon, but people who ask questions and look at the bigger picture need more convincing. The more defensive you get, the more I think there's a problem here. Instead of snarky posts, wouldn't it be better to let your product do the talking?
  14. By all accounts, the system is a pretty competent emulation device, apparently running PS and maybe even Game Cube games. There are plenty of other devices on the market that can do this, but for the money, it doesn't sound terrible.
  15. It's a shame, because even without FPGA this could have been a good product. But the price and incompetence are just too much. I find it hilarious they're talking about a digital store for this thing.
  16. Yeah. By the time the Polymega has a general release it should be easy enough to walk into a store and buy an Xbox Series X, take it home and slap in Retroarch. I like the Polymega, but like you said, they're out of time. The price is also a real problem if you want to play carts.
  17. Supposedly the processor in the unit reaches its EOL this summer. That's a real problem if true.
  18. Speaking for myself, I comment and follow the saga because I'm interested in the mess, and erratic behavior of certain backers.
  19. Uh...software is incompatible with 3rd party titles? What does this even mean? About the only bad thing I can say about the Switch is the stick drift. Considering I have to buy a new Xbox One controller every 6 - 8 months for the same reason, this doesn't seem to be a Nintendo specific issue. I get that you like the VCS. Fine, but trying to justify its..."feature gaps" by making the Switch look bad is a terrible strategy. And while I'm posting, claiming that people make posts bashing the VCS proves there isn't a lack of interest in the system is disingenuous. The drama and mental gymnastics supporters engaged in was very interesting. The actual product, not so much. Now that it's out, it begins its slow march toward obscurity. People who have it may enjoy it, and will continue to enjoy it. That's cool. But as far as hype goes, it peaked when it actually shipped. That's the reality.
  20. That's too bad, because I could see this being an impulse buy for some people, especially if they knocked 100 bucks off. I've got a fair amount of Saturn and PS1 games that I'd play if I didn't have to dig the systems out. But the communication has been terrible about this thing. This system seemed amazing to me when I first heard about it. Since then, other products have come out that made this not the Holy Grail it used to be.
  21. Well, isn't the Atari Vault just a collection of roms? In any event, you should be able to run Retroarch or any emulator through Sandbox mode.
  22. Yeah, I didn't think it would ever be released either. I don't think it's anything special, and I can't see it being a commercial success, but most of the new owners seem happy with it. Of course, if I waited so long for something that people said would never come, I would certainly appear happy as well. Are the backers going through a honeymoon phase that won't last? Considering how little you can actually do with the system, and playing roms of 40 year old games isn't exactly new or exciting, I suspect so. But for now they're happy, so good.
  23. We go through the same thing every couple of years when people petition Sega to make a Dreamcast 2. Even if Sega somehow did make a new console, they're not the same company they were 20 years ago, so why bother? Nostalgia is a powerful thing, but it's not always grounded in reality.
  24. Any word on this being sold in brick and mortar stores? I'd love to get one when it comes out, but I don't want to mess with the nightmare that is present day shipping.
  25. Nostalgia is a powerful thing. Look at the mini consoles. Just about everyone knows you can emulate those games for free on a PC. But that didn't stop people from losing their minds when the NES Classic was released. I would argue that for some people, it's not about the games, it's about taking a step back in time. I imagine it's something similar for the VCS fans. It's an emotional thing, and you can't put a price on that. That being said, if you don't have that attachment, this system has nothing to offer you, just like my kids make fun of my Sega Genesis Mini, calling it a "Boomer system."
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