- Mar 11, 2013
The PC doesn't preserve well either (La Noire isn't even working from Win7>8 anymore rofl so go figure). If you want to play stuff from the 90s, you need...SecondPrize said:Why should you devalue copies that collectors in the secondhand market own because you don't want to pay the going rate. Yeah, things break and get destroyed over time. This is why collectibles attain such high prices. If everyone just goes online and snags a rom, you're diminishing the value of these collectibles.
An emulator. DOSbox or something like it.
You are diminishing the non-existing value of my box full of Windows 95 games. Stahp.
Why should I be denied a classic... because collecting maniacs want a few bucks more value? I don't even think collectors buy or gather to play the actual game, as it would ruin the condition. Just like... stamp collectors don't use them on actual letters. Also, how much value does a game even have? My limited edition Transparent Gameboy isn't worth more than $100 and I've seen cartridges for older systems pop up on ebay for a few dollars. Nothing old in the gaming industry is worth a damn except for maybe the first Pacman Arcade machine or something. But yet again, to purchase that would be for looks, not to play Pacman.
I've emulated a variety of games, but mostly my own copies that I really wanted to see in HD or share with my girlfriend now that she's very far away from me and we can't play together anymore (she likes to watch me play story intense games, but I digress).
I even got to play Japanese-only titles with translation patches that wouldn't work on my Wii or PS2.