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Meet the Gamers Keeping Retro Consoles Alive 79

Posted by timothy
from the disco-is-not-dead-disco-is-life dept.
An anonymous reader writes "You see those stories popping up every now and then — new Dreamcast game released, first SNES game in 15 years etc — but an in-depth feature published today takes a look at the teams behind the retro revival, and looks at why they do what they do. Surprisingly, there seems to be a viable audience for new releases — one developer says his games sell better on Dreamcast than they do on Nintendo Wii. Even if the buyers vanished, the retro games would still keep coming though: 'I wager I'd have to be dead, or suffering from a severe case of amnesia, to ever give this up completely,' says one developer." Update: 03/23 18:28 GMT by T : If you want to play original classic games on new hardware, instead of the other way around, check out Hyperkin's RetroN 3, which can play cartridges from 5 classic consoles.
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Meet the Gamers Keeping Retro Consoles Alive

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  • by BasilBrush (643681) on Saturday March 23, 2013 @01:55PM (#43258065)

    The fact that they keep referring to new as of yet published games as "retro" because they are for out of production systems also baffles me and adds to their retardedness.

    The definition of retro is "Imitative of a style, fashion, or design from the recent past". It's not things that are actually from the recent past, it's new things that are made in that style.

    If you go buy a recently released LP you wouldnt call it retro, even tho it plays on a record player.

    Yes, retro is exactly what you'd call it. Well you wouldn't, but the rest of the world would.

    Perhaps the reason you're baffled is that your word skills are retarded?

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