Retro Poll: What would you like to see on Retro Games Collector?
Dec21

Retro Poll: What would you like to see on Retro Games Collector?

We want to know what consoles and computers our readers would like to see featured here on RGC, so what better way than by just asking? Please spare a minute to fill in the polls below and let us know which consoles or computers you would like to see more of on the site. I could write every article about Sinclair or Atari quite happily but I know not everyone wants to read them. So here’s your chance to let us know, and if you don’t see your favourite retro weapon of choice below just leave a comment and I will add it to the list. Also, take note: you can add more than one choice! Take Our...

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Your opinion: is emulation better than the real thing?
Mar01

Your opinion: is emulation better than the real thing?

To emulate or not to emulate – that is the question With retro gaming becoming big business for the next generation consoles and handhelds, we thought it would be interesting to see what our readers thought of emulation vs real retro gaming on a vintage console. We probably know the outcome of this already, most of our readers are (for want of a better term) a little long in the tooth (like us) and were probably arcade addicts already when the Atari VCS hit the shelves (like us). For what it’s worth my everyday gaming set up consists of Xbox 360 (for Live action), Sunnyvale VCS (for the woodgrain) and 2 self-modded original Xboxes. You see, being the old gamer I am, I’m getting too lazy now to keep fetching consoles from my collection and setting them up. That’s where the 2 modded Xboxes come in. Between their upgraded hard drives they contain complete/almost complete ROMsets for nearly every vintage console and computer there is, from VCS to PSX including Arcade emulation. In my opinion there is no better machine to handle retro game emulation, they are dirt cheap, the hardware is stable and they are easy to mod to your liking. That said, if I weren’t so lazy, I’d still go and fetch the real thing…   you can’t really beat it. (Edit: I now have the new games room all set up and have 22 consoles all plugged in and ready to go. No more emulation for me if I can help it!) Oh, and please feel free to leave comments to give reasons for your answer. Have your say: Take Our...

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