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  1. You can be legally within your right and be a jerk at the same time. Not incompatible. Taking screenshots of anyone's profile for people on a forum to comment on their level of education is, imo, of very poor taste in general. In this particular case, this is beyond disgraceful. I'm sure you can differentiate between a troll and that guy. And anyways, other people having posted disgraceful jibes at individuals on previous pages hardly makes it ok.
  2. it's not right pasting this guy's posts here, public profile or not
  3. so, back to square one, it's a pc, and you can do that with any pc. Except you're forced to run your OS from USB, and it is at the same time too expensive/powerful to run retro games and too cheap to run modern games. I don't think you can find the same specs for that price with boot drive and OS already installed, however I think they're in a dead zone. Modern 2D games that can run on that can probably run on a 300 machine with OS and drive. Fore slightly more demanding games, you'll have to jump to 500 ...
  4. exactly, it's way too expensive to run retro games. And way too underpowered to play any kind of modern games.
  5. Sure, and you're probably not the only one, I doubt that's even a niche market for any kind of ecosystem to grow though. Again, for it to be a complete system, you need to add storage via USB and install your own OS. On average, people who think existing mini pcs are not plug and play enough will do that ?
  6. Sure, but what kind of device ? I bought the PS3 back in the days, because my then computer wasn't powerful enough for proper gaming. Now I have a powerful pc and thus have skipped last and new generations of consoles. If really I wasn't satisfied with what I can play on PC, I'd buy a switch for the different gaming experience, or the PS5 for teh exclusives. The VCS would add nothing. If I still had a weak pc, and wanted more gaming, I'd complement it with one of the big three consoles. Again adding the VCS would just mean having another weak pc with no added value besides "cute box". If I had no pc at all, I would be better of buying a fully featured cheap laptop. Someone in working age with no pc and thinking of buying a VCS as an all in one machine would need some serious home economics education ... (I expect that the number of active people with disposable income and no PC in their home is pretty low)
  7. They should have advertised it as a mini pc from the start, with a proper Linux installed, and the ability to install windows on the M2 drive instead of having to add a drive hanging at the back, vs selling it first as a console with sandbox/"pc mode" as a bonus ... and backpedaling to "but sandbox" when lack of games becomes apparent. It appears that many of the backers have very little PC experience as well, it's a bit sad to see many buying kits of 32G of RAM, and 1Tb M2 drives (which can only be used to store games from the Atari store, since you can't boot from it) as if it'd be of any use ... As it is it's a poor console, and it requires too much fiddling around to use it as a mini pc.
  8. Ignoring the fact that getting the VCS serviced should anything go wrong will likely be impossible, that would be true if cheap HP pcs required you to buy your own OS licence and hang a USB drive at the back (which you'll have to buy as well). What cheap PC supports USB drives only ? ....
  9. Im surprised nobody asked whether the M2 slot is nvme or not. M2 alone is just a space saver. Also surprised that nobody seems to react to the compulsory USB drive for other OS booting. Kinda defeat the small and sleek pc concept if you need to have a drive hanging from the back.
  10. I find that having some debate here, finally, is interesting. I don't agree with his points, but having a lively debate beats another 1000 pages of taco jokes. Also, labeling anyone with an adverse opinion as a troll really is a habit that needs to die. People disagree, they're not all trolls, shills, or Russian bots.
  11. it's not really a tower, it can be in vertical or horizontal position, just like the PS2 back in the days
  12. I'm willing to fight for the Oxford comma, and I'm french 😛 Now what about the use of the word "literally" in figurative speech ? 😁 (I'll apologize profusely if you're ever found dead on hill after a comma war)
  13. "PC mode" now. A few more months and there will be "PC mode"* and "100 old games mode"**. *OS and storage not included ** Pay 300$ to show your friends under 45 how video games prehistory looked like.
  14. Weeks not months before Corona, maybe in 6 months after Corona. How much can they milk this pandemic ? They were never weeks away last December, they're still missing a controller, so clearly they didn't have it either then. What about that Call of Duty Demo "with added RAM and storage" than ran like a slideshow on ultra low details ... What about their Netflix Demo, where they claim 4K Netflix streaming, when they're clearly showing Netflix in a Browser (mouse emulation via controller, seriously, does mom want that ?), which does not support 4K or HDR (only available via windows App or Edge browser)
  15. they certainly do a better effort, but I can't picture who is the niche market. What kids will want to play that "with the family" when they'll see Playstations, Xbox, and Switches everywhere ? If parents are convinced to buy that to play with their kids, I picture a lot of sad kids at Christmas 😛 As for adults who want simpler games, don't they just play with their phones or their cheap laptops ?
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