Condolences. His whit and his interactions as the straight man to Jeff's foils were what made me love the Bombcast. He's only a few years older than me, so I can truly comprehend how crazy it is for him to go at 34.
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Really? But the PS2 games don't play on the skinny PS3s, right? So why would PS1 work?
I don't know. But this will probably be locked.
It'd be funny if this one gets locked - everyone's mostly just talking about playing it on PS3. The other one where I was talking about making my own ROMs had people advocating illicit d/ls. Heck, even the GB guys talk about dumping ROMs and occasionally playing ROMs of old Atari games and stuff. I think as long as no one links to anything, GB (and CBSi) is in the clear as far as the DMCA goes.
@Stete: Yeah just came across the retrode while doing some research. My guess is that this is that they were talking about on the Bombcast, but I'm not 100% sure.
As for those who advocated getting the ROMs over something like the retrode there are really three reasons I'd prefer something like the retrode.
- To carry over saves from my old games
- To make sure I'd got a good dump of the game onto a ROM
- Since ROM distribution is illegal, it's hard to find sites that have exactly my games sometimes. And when I do find them I'm concerned about viruses or other stuff on their websites. It'd be so much easier if there was a nice, curated site.
Speaking of hard to find ROMs - there was this NES Mickey Mouse game that I played as a kid that was like an acid trip (as most games from that era were) but I have no idea what it was called so I can't find it anywhere. I sold my cartridge back to Toys R Us (stupidly since I only got a couple dollars back, but I was a kid so that was a lot to me)
Sure, there's a huge Renaissance in old-school games on Steam. But there's something special about needing to work within the limits of the NES or the Atari 2600. So, Giant Bomb readers, favorite homebrew ROMs?
I'd rather not pay for the games again on my PS3 then again on my PS4 and so on and so on. So I've found a pretty neat PS1 emulator for Linux. Just as I've been ripping my DVDs and Blurays to computer so that my daughter won't scratch them up (and we can serve them up Netflix-style via XBMC), I'd prefer to rip my PS1 games to ISO so that I could just pack those games up for good. Any pitfalls to be aware of when I get the ISO? I know to prevent piracy Sony did something that makes it hard to make copies of the discs, but does that prevent ripping to ISO? Anyone with some experience would be quite helpful.
In a recent Bombcast the guys mentioned a device for making ROMs out of the games we own. I recently bought a new TV and realized that within a few years I will have no way to connect my Nintendo or Genesis to a TV - my new TV did not have the Red, White, and Yellow cables. It only had composite and HDMI. So I was wondering if the Giant Bomb users had any recommendations for ROM creation hardware. I can't remember the name of the one mentioned on the Bombcast, but I was quite intrigued that it would allow saved games to transfer over.
For myself I'd need Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis 16-bit support. But if it also supported SNES and N64 I'd probably be able to split the cost with my brother since he'd probably find that useful.
For a while I've been wondering if anyone has created a compilation mp3 of all the different ways Brad has said "emails". Bonus points if it has a techno backdrop.
But in this week's bombcast they spoke about how Black Ops II had to come up with what sound your computer would play in the future where you would know for sure it was an email and not something else. It made me want to have Brad saying "Emails!" be my computer's sound whenever I get a new email. So I was wondering if anyone had a collection of "Emails" clips that I could select from.