Crowdfunded retro game console prototype was cardboard tat


#1

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#2

Why didn’t they put something like a Raspberry PI in the case? That would have been at least credible?


#3

It’s a standalone, cartridge-based console in 2016. It doesn’t need a cpu. It runs on nostalgia.


#4

O ye of little faith.


#5

I got one of these prototypes and so far it isn’t working: I can’t find the UHF or VHF antenna screws on my HDTV. I’m planning on upgrading to 4k for this box so if any boingers can recommend a good 4k set with VHF/UHF input I’d be forever in your debt. + points for it working in 3-D mode with my Rift kit. ++ points for being on sale in the BB store. Cheers!


#6

I know, right? I mean retro games don’t exactly need customized hardware even.

There is that Retro system that already plays 4-6 different kinds of games.


#7

Who wants to reacquire their old game library one cartridge$$$ at a time, just because of the form factor? Lots of retro gamers would rather have loads of roms on a usb drive for emulation. Or sweet original old hardware. This thing was going to be the worst of both worlds.


#8

Despite the “retro” and “Coleco” names, this thing was actually designed not to play actual retro games, but to play brand new games that were ‘retro-styled’. It used the old Jaguar molds to play newly-designed games. So, really a weird, weird idea.


#9

Great. Give future scammers ideas for improvement.


#10

Isn’t there enough evidence to arrest them for fraud already?


#11

Adam Koralik (the guy that’s done a retrospective of almost every console generation and is like The Dreamcast neckbeard) did a video awhile back on this… y’know when it merely looked like a bad idea instead of an outright scam.


#12

Tat?

(Post must be at least 6 characters. Why, again? Is that the ISO threshold for semantic value in English words or something?)


#13

Aka. crap.


#14

One more than “This.”.


#15

Six?

<you can make it happen if you know what you’re doing.


#16

You can make less than six happen if you know what you’re doing.


#17

how? 


#18

Magic

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