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  1. It's the first time in years I paid full price for a game. It's The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild for the Wii U.

    about 3 months ago from web
    1. @adiwan Call me crazy but isn't that game 2 years old in some 2 weeks ? ( 19 days specifically ). What does it think it is ? Call of Duty ? Those games are also still full retail.

      Not gonna blame you for buying it as it is a good game (if you can get over the item-break game-mechanic), but I am still really surprised at the prices I google for that thing RN.

      about 3 months ago from web
      1. @drinkingpony I would pay double price for BotW

        about 3 months ago from web
        1. @mrmattimation You know, if that thing came with a CLI (console) and was moddable to an extent, I too would have

          about 3 months ago from web
      2. @drinkingpony Yeah. The price between new and used is so similar that I went for the copy in new condition which happened to be at the same price as it was on release.

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        1. @adiwan That's probably actually a good deal.

          about 3 months ago from web
        2. @adiwan What is wrong with the Switch though ?

          about 3 months ago from web
          1. @drinkingpony I don't own a Switch (yet). Somewhere down the line I'd get that. I'm in a position where I am comfortable to wait until I can get it for cheap enough. 80% of all my consoles and games are bought used. I'll get a Switch when it's out of production (maybe used or heavily discounted and new) and buy the games for at least half the price they were originally sold for. Right now you can easily obtain Mario Kart 8 for 1/3 of the price of the Switch version for Wii U, although it doesn't contain the DLC stuff.

            about 3 months ago from web
            1. @adiwan Ah, respectable. However in the case of the PS3 it becomes a little bit problematic for the same reasons as the Switch, in a manner of speaking.

              You see, the Tegra chip that is in the Switch uses a fuse mechanism that does NOT allow lower than the highest OS version it has ever run to run ever again by means of blowing up fuses, untill that is 'proper hacked' it is probably going to have the same problem as I have with my used PS3's that I can not proper CFW them without rewriting a NAND chip.

              ... Oh... Nevermind, Aparently ShofEL of Team0verflow already got that bit figured out 9 months ago.

              Now I kinda feel silly for owning an original nonpatched Switch, I bought it used off of a friend who tired of the thing awfully quick.

              Why CFW it at all ? Because of the homebrew and limited moddability of some games of course. There are already mods for Odyssey out there where you can get to a Halo 1 map. So mainly for useless fun

              about 3 months ago from web
              1. @drinkingpony Custom firmware is something cool indeed. In the case of the PS3 I have a friend with a CFW and I can buy it from them when they don't want it anymore. I already have a hardware-modded PS2, a softmodded Wii, and a softmodded XBox (original), and a flash-cart equipped NES, Gameboy, and Nintendo DS.

                about 3 months ago from web
                1. @adiwan I like some of these custom boards people made for old PCs, too. USB on Atari!?

                  about 3 months ago from web
                  1. @scribus I think it's awesome that all those PCs have SD card floppy drives

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                2. @adiwan Oh, yeah about that, you should look into something called a "bittboy". It is a mini handheld about the length of the OG gameboys width. It can play NES and GB/GBC roms and supports saved states.

                  And of course someone put linux on it

                  http://rainbowdash.net/url/873872

                  about 3 months ago from web