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

Old 07-26-16, 08:12 PM
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Re: NES Classic Edition (30 games; 60 bucks; 11/11/2016)

It's suddenly much less desirable now. Went from "day 1" to "maybe on sale."
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Old 07-26-16, 09:46 PM
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To be fair, I don't think there has been any explicit confirmation it can't read Wiimotes. I suppose it's possible as long as there is speculation the guts of this thing is basically a Wii Mini. It's also possible we could get longer cords than displayed on that preproduction model. I just wouldn't get your hopes up.
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It's suddenly much less desirable now. Went from "day 1" to "maybe on sale."
It will be a hot item regardless for Christmas. The "non-geeks" will buy it up not thinking about the 3 foot controller cord and then all the kids will open it Christmas morning, hook it up, and either pull the console from the tv right away or pull the controller out of the console. Guaranteed. Nintendo doing what it does best. I guess controller wire length is the expense of the system?
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Old 07-26-16, 11:21 PM
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To be fair, I don't think there has been any explicit confirmation it can't read Wiimotes. I suppose it's possible as long as there is speculation the guts of this thing is basically a Wii Mini.
I hate to be negative, but I don't think it's possible. If Wiimotes worked wirelessly with this thing, Nintendo would be touting that capability on the official product page, especially the section that talks about using Classic Controller models for a second player.

That said, if this thing is really popular, I suppose a company like Mayflash might make a third-party wireless adapter that would plug into the console. Mayflash has certainly done things with those connector types (Classic Controller-to-USB adapters and such).
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Old 07-27-16, 08:18 AM
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Re: NES Classic Edition (30 games; 60 bucks; 11/11/2016)

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It's suddenly much less desirable now. Went from "day 1" to "maybe on sale."
I expect they won't last long enough to be on sale, but who knows how many Nintendo will produce.
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Old 07-27-16, 11:14 AM
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No one is really surprised that Nintendo fucked up another console?
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Old 07-27-16, 11:20 AM
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No one is really surprised that Nintendo fucked up another console?
It's not a console!!

I don't really see the wireless thing as a fuck up, but it will be pretty sad if they're not hearing the feedback about the wire length and hopefully that was just a quick mockup for display anyway.
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Old 07-27-16, 11:22 AM
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Its so Nintendo tho.

Announces nostalgic NES, crowd goes wild!

Crowd see specs and sighs.
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Old 07-27-16, 11:23 AM
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Its so Nintendo tho.

Announces nostalgic NES, crowd goes wild!

Crowd see specs and walks away.
I don't think that many people are walking away though. I think this is going to sell a shit ton.
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Old 07-27-16, 11:37 AM
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It's not a console!!

I don't really see the wireless thing as a fuck up, but it will be pretty sad if they're not hearing the feedback about the wire length and hopefully that was just a quick mockup for display anyway.
I agree on all counts.

If you think about it, they could have cheaped out on this even more and made it single-player only with a hard-wired controller, RCA A/V connectors, etc.

Instead, it's got a cool-looking form factor, has 2-player support with controller ports that can handle controllers that some people already have, and HDMI. It's a pretty decent overall package for what it is (a dedicated VC-in-a-box).
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Old 07-27-16, 05:27 PM
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it will be pretty sad if they're not hearing the feedback about the wire length and hopefully that was just a quick mockup for display anyway
Yep. I also like it overall. Would really like to purchase it if they will only make sure I can use it from my couch.
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Old 07-28-16, 09:09 PM
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I'm definitely tempted to pick one up. But the guide ($27 on Amazon right now) is definitely a day one purchase.
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Old 07-28-16, 09:50 PM
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all this back and forth rambling over this $60 retro unit not having a wireless controller? I guess the only way I see this as an issue if your TV/Consoles hookup are too far away from your recliner or couches. Then maybe the cord might be too short.
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Old 07-29-16, 12:59 AM
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all this back and forth rambling over this $60 retro unit not having a wireless controller? I guess the only way I see this as an issue if your TV/Consoles hookup are too far away from your recliner or couches. Then maybe the cord might be too short.
It's a pretty damn short cord in the pictures and video that even my small apartment living room would be an issue. It's a pretty valid worry.
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Old 08-01-16, 01:46 PM
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Amazon has a page up, so pre-orders will probably start soon

https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Ente...lassic+edition

On a side note, I had no idea they had a controller themed 3DS. That looks pretty freakin cool.

Spoiler:
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Old 08-01-16, 02:00 PM
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Yeah I saw that 3DS a while back. It's been out for a while but is pretty cool looking. I almost was going to find one but at this point I'd rather just wait since the NX is coming soon and that may involve some sort of handheld device.
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Old 08-01-16, 10:20 PM
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For what it's worth, Amazon has had that page up since shortly after the annoucement. I've had it on my Amazon Wish List for awhile.
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Old 08-02-16, 06:30 AM
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I told you, this is what you want instead.

https://www.facebook.com/retroUSB/ph...type=3&theater
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Old 08-02-16, 07:53 AM
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I told you, this is what you want instead.

https://www.facebook.com/retroUSB/ph...type=3&theater
Still ADVERTISING your friends overpriced NES knock off huh?

No. I do not want that instead
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Old 08-02-16, 08:08 AM
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Yep, and I'll continue to push it, not here since I've made my point. Better to be able to play everything than just the 30 games Nintendo decides to provide. #nocontranosale

They really dropped the ball with the VC in being they could have done this a while ago, and yet still managed to mess it up.
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Old 08-02-16, 09:53 AM
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They didn't drop the ball, they made a "Greatest hits" collection with titles a lot of people enjoy. The cost of a Contra cartridge alone is 70% of the price of one of these, different markets entirely.
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Old 08-02-16, 10:05 AM
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My brother wants one of these, but I don't think he understands that you can't add games to it after the fact. That said, he and his kids would probably mostly play the 30 games on there... but I would imagine he'd be at least interested in an option that has more flexibility.

I'll point him to Quack's friend's console and see what he thinks.

edit: There's also a good possibility of folks hacking the NES Classic to allow sideloading of games.

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Old 08-02-16, 10:22 AM
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My brother wants one of these, but I don't think he understands that you can't add games to it after the fact. That said, he and his kids would probably mostly play the 30 games on there... but I would imagine he'd be at least interested in an option that has more flexibility.

I'll point him to Quack's friend's console and see what he thinks.

edit: There's also a good possibility of folks hacking the NES Classic to allow sideloading of games.
Seems like you'd be better off building a Raspberry Pi and getting a NES USB controller for it. Cheaper, and plays more games that way.
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Old 08-02-16, 10:26 AM
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^ I was thinking that, too. I have a RPi2 to do just that. I had problems with it, but need to tinker some more. I'll probably go that route when I make time for myself to do it.

But my brother doesn't. And he lives about 3000km away so I can't just give him mine He's also not very tech savvy (like, at all). He'd rather just something he can plug and play. Maybe I could set it up and send it to him, but I'm not sure.

edit: there's also RPi NES cases. People sure have thought of everything.
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This. This is what I want now. except for that mini controller.
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