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3 hours ago, jazzygeofferz said:

I'd probably go with the Megadrive or SNES mini if they're available, or do you mean a Raspberry Pi based system?

I've heard good things about the official ones apart from the PlayStation one. They do seem a little limited for choice though while a Pi system does seem like a better value purchase.

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I’m half tempted to make my own Retro Pi gameboy using one of the Retroflag GPi cases. They house a Raspberry Pi ZERO in the cartridge and have a cracking screen plus the ability to play SNES/Megadrive etc games too is helping swing it. 
 

The only problem is that the case alone is £60 but it looks so good!

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http://www.retroflag.com/GPi-CASE.html

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I watched that Console Wars documentary and it's not bad, hadn't read the book so didn't realise it would be 99% US-centric but there was a decent amount of new things learnt among the oft repeated stories I've heard from countless Youtube channels. The little animated sequences made it stand out, they were really nicely done with some superb art.

It's funny how different the Nintendo lot come across compared to the old Sega crew, the former being a lot more stuck up compared to the laid back and jokey Sonic sellers.

I've got From Bedrooms To Billions: The Playstation Years next, the original speccy era documentary by them was excellent.

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5 hours ago, wordsfromlee said:

I’m half tempted to make my own Retro Pi gameboy using one of the Retroflag GPi cases. They house a Raspberry Pi ZERO in the cartridge and have a cracking screen plus the ability to play SNES/Megadrive etc games too is helping swing it. 
 

The only problem is that the case alone is £60 but it looks so good!

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http://www.retroflag.com/GPi-CASE.html

They’re not too bad at all. Not the best hardware I’ve tried (that’d be the RG350M, but that’s let down by not running RetroPie), but decent enough.

If you get a GPi case, I’d highly recommend getting a pre-built image from ArcadePunks as it removes an awful lot of headaches/effort.

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I'm trying to think of what games they could stick on it:

Chu Chu Rocket. Sonic Adventure. Virtua Fighter 3tb, Sega Rally 2. Shenmue. Sega GT.

Do you see whether Capcom will let you use Power Stone or that really good version of Street Fighter Alpha 3?

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I bloody love Chu Chu Rocket, but having replayed it recently I’ve realised it is easily the world’s most stressful game.

“Place a-gain!”

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3 hours ago, jazzygeofferz said:

I'm trying to think of what games they could stick on it:

Chu Chu Rocket. Sonic Adventure. Virtua Fighter 3tb, Sega Rally 2. Shenmue. Sega GT.

Do you see whether Capcom will let you use Power Stone or that really good version of Street Fighter Alpha 3?

Obviously there will be licensing issues with this one but Rez maybe? Ecco the Dolphin? Seaman or Segaga as curiosities? Virtua Cop 2? Skies of Arcadia, perhaps?

The more I think about it, the less excited I feel. There are very few DC games that I can think of that have aged particularly well.

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1 hour ago, jazzygeofferz said:

It was Windows based, wasn't it? What do you do about the VMU? 

That's only an optional OS on the console, most developers didn't even use it IIRC. The hardware is still some weird console shit with an Hitatchi CPU?

You sadly can't just run a Dreamcast game within Windows, you still need to emulate everything.

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13 hours ago, scratchdj said:

This could be a belter of a mini. I'd actually buy it too;

Space Channel 5

Crazy Taxi

Chu Chu Rocket

Power Stone

Sonic Adventure

Sonic Adventure 2

Virtua Fighter 3

Fighting Vipers 2

Pen Pen Trilcelon

Jet Set Radio

Shenmue

Marvel vs Capcom

That'll do me. I hope they don't skip over a Saturn Mini though.

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