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NES Classic Edition (30 games; 60 bucks; 11/11/2016)

Old 07-25-16, 02:43 AM
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Re: NES Classic Edition (30 games; 60 bucks; 11/11/2016)

Simple solution is an HDMI extension cable. Bring the entire unit closer to you, 3/6/10 feet for under 11 dollars. It might end up looking clunky, but as a bonus, that fits in with the retro vibe. Problem solved.

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Simple solution is an HDMI extension cable. Bring the entire unit closer to you, 3/6/10 feet for under 11 dollars. It might end up looking clunky, but as a bonus, that fits in with the retro vibe. Problem solved.
You'd probably need to buy a longer USB cable also.
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Old 07-25-16, 09:11 AM
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I just want it to work well wireless, and change TV channels when the NES is off.
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So charge $75 and make it wireless. Still cheap and hits all the right nostalgia buttons.
An extra $15 to add bluetooth to the controller and the console? You are nuts sir, this is Nintendo we are talking about after all

And I think they want to open any loopholes whatsoever to help this thing getting hacked any easier. The more doors they can keep closed, the easier it is to sell you another console with another 30 games at a later date.
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You'd probably need to buy a longer USB cable also.
Why's that? Though I just realized I'm overlooking the power cable, which might also limit the reach of it.
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Why's that? Though I just realized I'm overlooking the power cable, which might also limit the reach of it.
It is powered through the USB port.
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Simple solution is an HDMI extension cable. Bring the entire unit closer to you
We shouldn't have to solve a nonsensical problem like this in the first place. Consoles belong under the TV.

As has since been pointed out, you'd need to run a power cable across the room as well. We're supposed to stretch all this shit across a 2016 living room because N can't be bothered to put decent cords on their new controllers?!?
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Yeah in that case, it won't help. For some reason I was forgetting about the power cable.
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We shouldn't have to solve a nonsensical problem like this in the first place. Consoles belong under the TV.
Like I pointed out earlier - this isn't a "console" - the whole thing can fit inside the controller, the "console" is purely decorative, it doesn't "belong" anywhere. I think I'll put my feet on it.
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There is a chance that what they saw is a prototype and that the retail version will have a longer controller cord.
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Re: NES Classic Edition (30 games; 60 bucks; 11/11/2016)

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Like I pointed out earlier - this isn't a "console" - the whole thing can fit inside the controller, the "console" is purely decorative, it doesn't "belong" anywhere. I think I'll put my feet on it.
Slops got tiny girlie feet.
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Like I pointed out earlier - this isn't a "console" - the whole thing can fit inside the controller, the "console" is purely decorative, it doesn't "belong" anywhere. I think I'll put my feet on it.
It is a console, because (quite fittingly) they chose to design it as a mini replica of the NES. What they could have fit inside a controller is immaterial since they, well.. didn't.

The console being "decorative" and all.. does it make more sense to have to set it up next to you every time you want to play, or to be able to place it nicely on a shelf and leave it alone?

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Looks like Sega doesn't want to be outdone:

http://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2016/07/25/987741/
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That Sega portable is mighty tempting.
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That Sega portable is mighty tempting.
I have the current version (no SD card slot) that does allow use of cartridges. I'll fire it up from time to time to play Streets of Rage, Shadow Dancer and Columns!
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Old 07-26-16, 09:24 AM
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I'm pretty sure that console one is the same one from a few years ago with the same shitty emulation.

Does the mini NES support Wii-motes?
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I'm pretty sure that console one is the same one from a few years ago with the same shitty emulation.

Does the mini NES support Wii-motes?
i thought i read it supported the wii classic controller, but i don't remember where i read that.
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i thought i read it supported the wii classic controller, but i don't remember where i read that.
I assume it does, but the Classic Controller is wired just like the controller that comes with the console. I think people are wondering if a Wiimote can be used directly as a wireless controller or as a wireless bridge for the wired controllers and I don't believe that's the case. I seriously doubt this little $60 thing has support for that.
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Looks like Sega doesn't want to be outdone:

http://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2016/07/25/987741/
huh=... $65 with two wireless controllers.
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Looks like Sega doesn't want to be outdone:

http://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2016/07/25/987741/
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huh=... $65 with two wireless controllers.
IR wireless though. It's basically the same as the old one, although they shuffled some of the games around.

http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/25/122...-plug-and-play

And no HDMI and crappy sound.
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I thought they said that wii-motes would work with this thing. The plugs on the system for remotes are the same as the wii-mote.
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The Sega box is generally poorly reviewed, and the "80" games only includes 40 Genesis titles, and some home made shovelware for the other 40. This definitely feels like piggybacking on the NES announcement. That said, if they had included the Toe Jam games, I would consider picking it up.
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I thought they said that wii-motes would work with this thing. The plugs on the system for remotes are the same as the wii-mote.
The female ports on the console are the same as the female ports on the Wiimotes themselves. In other words, they're not automatically compatible with each other...they're only compatible with things that can plug into the female port. The things that can plug into those ports - either on this console or on a Wiimote - are Classic Controllers, Wii Nunchuck, etc. In order for Wiimotes to work directly with the console, the console would have to have the wireless tech that Wiimotes use to talk to Wii/WiiU.

I think the confusion stems from the fact that you can plug the controller that comes with this console into the female port on the Wiimote and use it to play VC games on Wii/WiiU, just like a Classic Controller.
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Old 07-26-16, 05:45 PM
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I think the confusion stems from the fact that you can plug the controller that comes with this console into the female port on the Wiimote and use it to play VC games on Wii/WiiU, just like a Classic Controller.
Oh... I was confused then. I too thought you could plug the retro NES pad into a Wiimote and be wireless. I thought they just skimped on putting the wiimote/wireless tech into the retro pads and just made it like a classic controller.

So your only way to play this is with a 3' controller cord?
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Oh... I was confused then. I too thought you could plug the retro NES pad into a Wiimote and be wireless. I thought they just skimped on putting the wiimote/wireless tech into the retro pads and just made it like a classic controller.
Yeah, neither the controller nor the console have any wireless tech, but the Wiimote can be a wireless bridge for using the controller with a Wii/WiiU to play VC games. I had to re-read the OP a couple of times to be clear on it myself.

So your only way to play this is with a 3' controller cord?
I don't think we know for sure how long the wires on the final controllers will be, but yes, it appears that only wired controllers can be used with the console.
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