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Posted by theManUnknown

This minute is so produced it sounds violent.

Posted by Durre

I'll take one.

Posted by FLStyle

Hurray Gaming Minute is back!

Posted by Fitzgerald

It's really, really hard to find and sold out everywhere. Can only find it on Amazon but it's at a huge premium. I also hear it has issues and there are a lot of defects.

Sucks because I want/need one REALLY BAD but don't really want to pay more than retail.

Posted by csl316

So fancy.

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Posted by Viqor

huh. They changed the Playstation ding that used to be at the end of every episode.

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@fitzgerald said:

It's really, really hard to find and sold out everywhere. Can only find it on Amazon but it's at a huge premium. I also hear it has issues and there are a lot of defects.

Sucks because I want/need one REALLY BAD but don't really want to pay more than retail.

Why do you "want/need one really bad" if it has issues and there are a lot of defects? We saw it ourselves with Jeff's system during the Freedom Stream. That changed my mind and I really wanted one myself.

Edit: Check any local game shops besides Gamestop. I have a place called Mega Media XChange near me in the Milwaukee area that sells lots of used media, but random new accessories and some unique video game related stuff. They had a Retron 5 for $140 a couple of weeks ago.

Posted by monkeystick

GIANT BOMB DOT COM

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Posted by ripelivejam

Uno minute por faver

Posted by Fitzgerald

@fitzgerald said:

It's really, really hard to find and sold out everywhere. Can only find it on Amazon but it's at a huge premium. I also hear it has issues and there are a lot of defects.

Sucks because I want/need one REALLY BAD but don't really want to pay more than retail.

Why do you "want/need one really bad" if it has issues and there are a lot of defects? We saw it ourselves with Jeff's system during the Freedom Stream. That changed my mind and I really wanted one myself.

As far as I know it's the only way to play famicom/super famicom games that can be passed into a Hauppage PVR via HDMI.

Posted by thewonderwaffle

Jeff Gerstmann speaks with such passionate authority, I'm pretty sure he could sell me my own shirt.

Posted by Xanadu

Jeffy G layin' it down like it iz.

Posted by ultrapeanut

God I love these.

Posted by Cloneslayer

These are amazing. Production is the best.

Posted by ColdsnapBryan

What's the catch? PCs do all this for free and can upscale games.

Posted by GalacticPunt

This minute is so produced it sounds violent.

blap blap muthafuckas

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Posted by Qjt

Like a boss!

Posted by Karishin

From what I saw on that stream, I can't believe he can't still recommend this thing.

Posted by benitobb

I ordered my Retron5 on amazon maybe over a year ago for less than $80, never cancelled my pre-order even through the delays and got it for that price thanks to Amazon's price guarantee nonsense. The nights spent with buddies, just smoking and trying to beat Kickle Cubicle, Marble Madness and playing Nintendo World Cup have made it well worth it. The controller is pretty bad, but it's worked perfectly well so far. Good console.

Posted by hunterob

This is the first I've heard him advise not to pay a premium, and that was my gut feeling, though I was tempted anyways. I think now I'll definitely wait for a restock. Thanks, Jeff.

Posted by BlaineBlaine

@hunterob: wait... So we should stop subscribing?? I thought premium was good!

Posted by Mr_Creeper

Waiting it out until I pull all my old crap out of storage before I buy one of these.

Posted by EvilGreenDevil

It's really, really hard to find and sold out everywhere. Can only find it on Amazon but it's at a huge premium. I also hear it has issues and there are a lot of defects.

Sucks because I want/need one REALLY BAD but don't really want to pay more than retail.

Issues and defects is an understatement....I just had to return my Retron 5 for the second time. The console is so cheaply made its ridiculous. Every time I remove a game I felt like I was going to break something no matter how gentle I was pulling a cartridge out. My issues have centered around the Genesis slot that was a big reason why it was delayed in December. Love retro gaming, can't stand Hyperkin.

Posted by Fuwano

I wonder how many people check out the site after hearing these on the radio.

Posted by MeAuntieNora

@fuwano: Hopefully at least one? Welcome!

Posted by bybeach

Good quick practical info for somebody

Posted by Centurion73

Got my black one at retail. My fiancee stopped in at VideoGamesNewYork during a NYC trip. Thanks to Vinny and The Wolf for that tip! Really enjoying it so far!

Posted by Sbaitso

What does Rush Limbaugh think about it?

Posted by inflagrantedelicto

@sbaitso said:

What does Rush Limbaugh think about it?

I can only assume he thinks it's Obama's fault.

Posted by blackpuddytat

Wow, that sounded like a radio segment. Professional, condensed and polished, like a small cut diamond.

Posted by mrsmiley

Wow, that sounded like a radio segment. Professional, condensed and polished, like a small cut diamond.

It is a radio segment.

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My retron's SNES port started to bend the contacts on itself today after about twenty times of putting a cartridge in and pulling it out. The cartridges fit way too tightly and you have to exert a terrifying amount of force to get them back out. And on top of this the first player NES controller port is broken out of the box. I really wanted to like this even after seeing jeff's issues on UPF, but man its not really worth it.

Posted by dr_mantas

@slindz: ??? I think you replied in the wrong thread.

Finally Gaming Minutes are back.

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Posted by courage_wolf

If only it had an N64 slot.

Posted by HisHeroIsGone

Emulate those games! If you get busted by the cops blame Giant Bomb!!

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Posted by PandaBear

Why don't people just use a Raspberry Pi?

Posted by Pop

That ding at the end always makes me laugh.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Man I fucking loves these things

Edited by metalliccookies

Yey I forgot about these... should really check the tab more

Posted by ahtlas

This Retron 5 ad brought to you by Giant Bomb, brought to you by Retron 5, brought to you by Giant Bomb. Don't not go out to not buy one today!! Here's the link <link missing>. :)

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@ahtlas said:

This Retron 5 ad brought to you by Giant Bomb, brought to you by Retron 5, brought to you by Giant Bomb. Don't not go out to not buy one today!! Here's the link <link missing>. :)

Ha! Love it. Pimp it, but be a good consumer watch dog in such a way that will hopefully raise and results in some competent competition.

Posted by DasaKamov

Yow, that Retron 5 controller DOES look awful. Did they make by taking a Dremel to a VHS cassette?

Posted by Vigorousjammer

The Retron 5 just... doesn't seem like it's built well enough for me to care about it.
After hearing about all of the problems people have been having with the cartridge ports, it makes me not really want to get one at all.
Also, This might just be silly nostalgia, but for these classic games, I kind of just want to pop in a game and hit "power", and not go to a menu and wait for it to dump the game to the internal memory first.
If it could dump the games and keep it on the memory permanently, giving me a big list of games to select from, that'd be much cooler, but I can understand why they couldn't do that, for legal reasons and whatnot.

Edited by Accolade

Need more of these.

Edited by jimmyfenix

Spilling Pepsi on the Retron made it better!

Posted by namco51

Does average joe know WTF a GBA is?

Posted by CaffeineOD

Oh, it's literally a minute. I s-see...

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