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originally posted by: dug88
a reply to: gspat
I grew up with 8 and 16 bit consoles. I've still got my old Sega, nes and 64. They've sat in boxes for years along with the games and I haven't hooked any of them up for at least 5+ years.
I've been playing around with emulators since pretty much the time they first existed. Last NES game I played was jackal the other night on my computer. I played through a zelda OOT n64 hack on my phone a month or so ago. Played through like 90% of Ninja gaiden, all of megaman 2 and Zelda 2 remix or something like that on my phone with an 8bitdo sn30 over the last bit.
I don't understand why people want to dick around with crt's, cartridges, storing all that # and just generally the hassle.
The games are the same whether you're playing on the original console out of a dusty old cartridge or running a rom through an emulator.
I don't give a crap if it's not exactly identical due to emulation this that or the other. In fact, honestly, sometimes, emulation makes that # better.
I just don't get the fascination with collecting all that old crap, it's all there for free to run on any modern device you could possibly own. The games themselves were all I cared about, the format they came on is not really the important thing.