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    Quote Originally Posted by anon View Post
    I saw this and remembered our Dreamcast talk here. Looks like Sega will join the trend of releasing "mini" versions of classic consoles. Nintendo did it with their NES and Super NES and enjoyed decent success; Sony did it with the original PlayStation and it flopped, although I can't really see what they did badly or differently in comparison to Nintendo.
    That's great news, hope they get it right. I think the Mini Playstation flopped because Sony was too greedy and over confident with it, maybe they thought the name alone would be enough to bring everyone to their knees, which of course didn't happen. Shitty selection of games and also too limited at that. Lack of Dual Shock controllers, lack of a "home" button to make changing games easiers, etc. That being said I think this could only a tiny piece of ornament to use in your shelf or something like that.

    I was also disappointed with the classic NES/SNES/FAMICON/SuperFAMICON releases because in this era of "cheap" storage, there's no excuse why these classic consoles shouldn't come bundled with ALL their released games. I mean come one, some of these games are 30 years old or more.
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    Agreed on all counts. The excuse for not adding more or all games is that it isn't possible because they're still copyrighted and licensing them would be too costly and/or complicated. But both Sony and Nintendo could have done much better than a small selection of "greatest hits". Other than the retro feel, I see little reason to buy these things instead of using a gamepad and playing on a computer using an emulator.

    PS: this Mini Genesis would technically be Sega's first new console in over two decades
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    https://www.siliconera.com/2019/04/1...d-shinobi-iii/

    Looks like this one is also going to run preloaded games only after all.

    Also, since it says "retro" in the thread title, here's a 1987 e-mail electronic letter of my country requesting the .ar top-level domain

    Code:
    From tron Thu Aug 20 15:36:10 1987
    To: stargate!mark
    Subject: UUCP Zone Aplication Form
    
       UUCP Zone Membership Application (1st level domain)
    		Updated 5/21/87
    
    1) The name of the domain applied for.
       AR
    
    2) Forwarder
    
       uunet.UU.NET has agreed to be our forwarder.
       We will use the UUCP nameservers.
    
       Enclosed is a copy of an electronic letter from the
       forwarder agreeing to be our forwarder:
    
       >From atina!uunet!seismo.CSS.GOV!rick Thu Aug 13 14:06:07 1987
       >Date: Thu, 13 Aug 87 12:43:09 EDT
       >From: uunet!seismo.CSS.GOV!rick (Rick Adams)
       >To: mrecvax!tron
       >Subject: Re: UUCP Zone joining ; forwarder ?
       >
       >Yes, uunet can act as a forwarder
       >
       >---rick
    
    3) Type of Organization
       Ministry
    
    4) The administrative head of the organization.
       Administrator
       Organization	Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto
       Name		Sergio Porter
       Title	Department Head
       Mail Address	Departamento de Informatica
       		Recoquista 1088
       		Buenos Aires - 1003,Argentina
       Phone Number	+54-1-311-0071 ext. 120
       Net Mailbox	sergiop@atina.MREC.AR, sergiop@atina.UUCP
       NIC Handle	<NEW>
    
    5) Technical contacts.
       Technical Contact
       Organization	Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto
       Name		Carlos Guillermo Mendioroz
       Title	Researcher
       Mail Address	Departamento de Informatica
       		Recoquista 1088
       		Buenos Aires - 1003,Argentina
       Phone Number	+54-1-311-0071 ext. 466
       Net Mailbox	tron@atina.MREC.AR, tron@atina.UUCP
       NIC Handle	<NEW>
    
       Alternate Technical Contact
       Organization	Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto
       Name		Jorge Marcelo Amodio
       Title	Researcher
       Mail Address	Departamento de Informatica
       		Recoquista 1088
       		Buenos Aires - 1003,Argentina
       Phone Number	+54-1-311-0071 ext. 466
       Net Mailbox	jma@atina.MREC.AR, jma@atina.UUCP
       NIC Handle	<NEW>
    
    6) The zone technical contact
       (same as domain technical contacts)
    
    7) Gateway machines.
       atina   MREC.AR
    
    8) Technical contact person for each gateway.
       atina, Carlos Guillermo Mendioroz
    
    9) Directory form. This is published monthly for contact
       and routing information in your d.* file in comp.mail.maps.
    
    #N   .ar, atina
    #F   uunet.UU.NET
    #O   Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto
    #C   Carlos Guillermo Mendioroz, Jorge Marcelo Amodio
    #E   postmaster@atina.MREC.AR
    #T   +54-1-311-0071 ext 466
    #P   Depto de Informatica, Reconquista 1088, Buenos Aires - 1003, Argentina
    #L   34 34 S / 58 03 W city
    #U   uunet mrecvax
    #R   applied
    #W   tron@atina.MREC.AR; Thu Aug 20 15:19:15 GMT-3:00 1987
    #
    atina	.ar
    atina=	atina.mrec.ar
    atina	uunet(DEMAND), mrecvax(LOCAL), utai(DEMAND), utcsri(HOURLY)
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    http://retrosystemsrevival.blogspot.com/?m=1

    This site has "retro" on its name, so it's got to qualify for this thread. In any case, it's a very good centralized repository of patches, fixes and drivers for old systems.
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    Demo CDs were so exciting back then. Wonder how many people remember Sony's "U R Not e" slogan?
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    I owned PS1/2 and I don't remember this slogan!
    I do wish someone would remake Fighting Force game. Such great game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoco View Post
    I do wish someone would remake Fighting Force game. Such great game.
    The company that made it went bankrupt, so I don't think it would ever happen. With that said, if you get the ISO, ePSXe and a good graphics plugin that can do texture filtering and smoothing, you can "remake" any game. Some even have fan patches and mods available.
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    In Quake 3, there was no camping, cheap tricks or pay2win. You either played well or got killed. Sadly this didn't have much appeal among gamers in my area, only MMORPGs were able to rival Counter-Strike's popularity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anon View Post
    In Quake 3, there was no camping, cheap tricks or pay2win. You either played well or got killed. Sadly this didn't have much appeal among gamers in my area, only MMORPGs were able to rival Counter-Strike's popularity.
    Amazing gameplay, this is real old school. Some crazy aerial rockets, so precise. I loved to play Q3 back in the day with friends on LAN, but it was as you said, people in Lanhouses cared more for MMORPGS and CS. I even tried to engage my friends on Warcraft 3 and Battlefield games back in 2002 but to no avail, it was CS all day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpacino View Post
    Amazing gameplay, this is real old school. Some crazy aerial rockets, so precise.
    I wasn't anywhere near this skilled with the railgun (which landed instant hits), let alone the rocket launcher

    Coincidentally, I read a few posts about "net cafe memories" on /r/Argentina some days ago. So many relatable comments. Here at least, those places had their boom throughout the 2000s when not everyone had a computer and Internet access at home, but now there isn't a single one left in my area.
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