Hot (?) Playstation Classic - 40$

Discussion in '[H]ot|DEALS' started by Guarana [BAWLS], Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Jelly

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  2. Merc1138

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    Sure. Except now instead of having one contained box, you've got stuff hanging off of it and still have to mess with it. I've seen the how-tos, I've glanced through the various links in this thread. Ain't nobody got time for that. It's not a lack of ability to be able to do it, it's a lack of interest in having to do it compared to the many other things I could be doing.
     
  3. Burticus

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    When it hits $25 maybe I'll bite for arcade games in the bedroom. I have an rpii now and barely use it, it gets used as a media player when I travel more than anything.

    I have a feeling a rpii zero + usb hub + sd card (like $20-25) is equivalent or better.

    I still have an OG Genesis in the bedroom, about once a year I play Sinistar or Joust or Aladdin on it... that's it.
     
  4. kirbyrj

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    From what I've read, it's not better in terms of specs, but it has better optimizations, so it probably runs better overall. I mean a Retropie RPi3 build will run just as well as a PSClassic with less powerful hardware.
     
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  7. cthulhuiscool

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    Get a raspberry pi instead
     
  8. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

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    At $40 the PSC is a better deal, unless you already have a case, SD card and controllers.
     
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    The fact that the NES Mini can emulate PSX games better than this thing is inexcusable. :(
     
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  10. Jelly

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    FTFY :)
     
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  11. cthulhuiscool

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    Better deal if you only want to play psx games and limited to the ones they offer, otherwise you're gimping yourself to save like 20$
     
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    Not true. Don't forget that over half the games, 11 to be exact on the PSC are the European PAL versions on the 50Hz standard. Which the isn't the hardware's fault for lower framerates but the ROM Sony decided to use, you can change that by hitting select & Triangle to run them in NTSC (North American Standard) in the options menu, which will make them run at 60fps. Additionally, running the PSC on Retroboot 0.4.1 will run all of your games at 60fps, even with most shaders.
     
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  13. NobleX13

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    This is exactly what I was looking for. Doing this tonight.
     
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    Grr, mine was out for delivey on Saturday but never made it...hoping it just got delayed but there have been no updates since 6:01 AM on Feb 16 so I'm not sure what the deal is. Wish it would show up so I can start messing with it.

    edit: delivered!
     
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  15. Guarana [BAWLS]

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    Mine may take a couple more days. Shipped from Cali on thursday. No updates since.
     
  16. urusai

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    Deal is live again.
     
  17. Krenum

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    Oh forgot, Yes I ordered the above USB hub for 2 players, and yes, it works great. No need to wait for OTG support.
     
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    thx for the heads up. should be fun to mess around with.
     
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    Had my wife snag me one this afternoon! Sucked she had to price match their own web site. :/
     
  20. Krenum

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    Yeah Wally world isn't the fastest when adjusting prices from website to store...Had to do the same on one of mine.
     
  21. Burticus

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    I'll bite at $20. What I really want is an Amiga classic. Yeah yeah I know we can do all of this with emulators. Still.
     
  22. Stoly

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    I think there"s one already
    Cant remember the name.
     
  23. Supercharged_Z06

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    If you want to play retro/classics, then you can always go big... really big.

    Just picked up a PI 3 B+ Canakit (~$50) and a Samsung Evo 256Gb micro SD card (~$40) off of Amazon.

    Slap a spare PS4 controller to dedicate to it (pairs/works great via bluetooth) and wireless USB keyboard (a Logitech K400 works great).

    Then load the card up with the Kitchen Sink PiPiggies RetroPi image:



    Hook it up to your big screen via HDMI, and you'll then have over 25,497 games to screw around with - every retro console/gaming system/computer imaginable. Yes, that is not a typo, 25,497 games.
     
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  24. Stoly

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  25. Stoly

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    Or better yet get an nvidia shield console
     
  26. Supercharged_Z06

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    Not following you Stoly. How is it better? The Shield costs $190 and only comes with 16gb of storage. What sets the Pi 3 B+ apart is that it's tiny, the board costs $38 and it can be loaded up with 256gb of storage for $40.

    The current gen Shield doesn't have a memory slot. Slap one image onto the Pi and you are done as to software and the games.

    For full up power/storage/capability for this, "better" to me is best served via an HTPC. But that sort of defeats the whole point of having something that is small, cheap, and goes anywhere.
     
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  27. Stoly

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    I've recently seen deals on the shield for as low as $120 or $140 without controller.

    But even at $190 (with controller) is an awesome deal. I have one myself and I can say is the best emulation console bar none, actually it has replaced my PC for retrogaming. It can play all those 25,497 games plus Dreamcast, Saturn and Gamecube games. The Rpi doesn't come close.

    Having HTPC capabilities plus game streaming is just icing on the cake
     
  28. Lateralus

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    25,497 games sounds awesome on paper, but in reality I'll never play 25,000 of them. Lol.

    I already have a Raspberry Pi but the PS Classic for $40 was an inexpensive nod to nostalgia. I may eventually go the Shield route because those Sega systems that you mentioned had some awesome games, plus I don't have an existing streaming box. I always have a hard time coming up with birthday/Christmas gift ideas for myself and that'd be a fun toy.

    Supposedly Gamecube emulation on the Shield leaves a little to be desired in terms of speed, but PSP is reportedly buttery smooth and that would probably make up for it. I need to find a good source for ROMs for all of these games that I own. ;)