Basically, I feel that Virtual Console is dead and the chances of the service getting some of the games I loved as a kid (Batman, Little Nemo, Rescue Rangers, Ducktales, Secret of Evermore, Illusion of Gaia) are somewhere between slim and none.
So, I think it's time I hit the retro gaming shops, Amazon, and eBay to grab the carts. I have a question, though: I think I found the NES/SNES thing the Giant Bomb guys used for their SNES playthroughs on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Retro-Bit-System-NES-Silver-Super-6306300/dp/B001VDZN3O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349460923&sr=8-1&keywords=NES+snes
Is this a good console for playing these games? If not, is there a better one you can recommend? I don't really want the hassle of two additional consoles in front of my already-crowded TV and the plugs in the back of the TV are getting scarce, as well.
Also, is there anything I need to be aware of as far as maintaining the games to keep them working? Any special storage or cleaning tips?
Your help in this matter is most appreciated. Mainly, what I'm looking for is personal experiences and suggestions based upon that.