questionswho still plays older gaming systems?

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I don't directly touch the older consoles. I have a HTPC set up in the living room connected to the TV/home theater with a pair of cordless controllers (PS2 dual-shock layout). But we have games for Gameboy, Sega Genesis, Atari, Super Nintendo, Playstation and Nintendo 64 all running off that. We own the original physical copies of those games, but would rather have it all in one place accessed by remote control and one set of controllers.

We have a softmodded Wii. That way, we can play all our Wii games that we own off an external hard drive plugged in, so no dealing with physical discs there except for the initial loading of the game. And it's very fast that way. We use the Wii for emulated Nintendo games since the controllers more the same layout.

Right now, we have about 5 Wii games and 2 Gamecube games that we haven't made much progress on. So we're holding out until the Wii U comes way down in price. And we'd lose a lot getting rid of the current Wii.

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I still play my original Xbox, my NES, and once in a great while my Atari 7800. It's difficult to connect to modern TVs though.

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@lumpthar: Yeah - it helps to have an old VCR with RCA out for that. At least as long as the tuner holds out on the VCR. Input to the VCR antenna port and output from RCA to TV.

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My son regularly plays his SNES. I got him the handheld version last year for Christmas.

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I still play my NES. It runs like new since I got into restoring NES systems a few years ago. Big mistake, now I have a box full of busted systems waiting to be restored! I do play my PS2 once in a while and break out the game boy on occasion.

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I still break out my Vectrex once in a while. That's an old console that you just can't emulate without missing an important part of the experience.

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@samstag: I've still never seen one. Would love to get my hands on one.

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I haven't broken out any of my old systems in years. I still have my original Atari at my parents house and I have my NES and TurboGrafx 16 at my house. Not sure where the Colecovision or Commodore 64 ended up.

I am actually working on a MAME cabinet right now. I have the drive setup and a cabinet I am just waiting for my Xarcade controller and I should be good to go.

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Still bust out the SNES, NES, 2600, and TurboGrafX from time to time. My TurboExpress is busted, however. :-( I might have to take that apart again and reflow the board or something.

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original xbox. It may not seem old but its already came out like 10 years ago.

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I still bust out my old N64 for some Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. My mom threw away my original one so I had to buy this one online.

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Our N64 still gets lots of use. My son has been playing Banjo Kazooie lately (such a great game).

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Still play my PS2 every now and then. Don't know if Wii virtual console counts but I've been playing the original Mario Kart lately and Boogerman.

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These days I primarily use a gaming computer I built, but I still have my Atari 2600 with the wood trim, and about 30 games that I fire up once in a while, brings back good memories and is still a lot of fun.

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There was a super cheap Sega Genesis console with quite a few pre-loaded games and can play old cartridges for $30 last week... They had an Atari emulator console too. Walgreens.

Sorry, not really the question - but we were stoked and played Streets of Rage for a few hours...

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I have 23 systems still hooked up in my game room - everything from the Intellivision/Atari 7800 up to the current classics, with randoms like a Turbo Grafx 16 and a 3do...

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Gamecube:
CPU: 486 MHz IBM "Gekko" PowerPC CPU on 130 nm process
PowerPC 750CXe-based core
GPU: 162 MHz "Flipper" LSI (co-developed by Nintendo and ArtX, acquired by ATI)
180 nm NEC eDRAM-compatible process

Wii:
CPU: PowerPC-based Broadway processor, made with a 90 nm SOI CMOS process, reportedly clocked at 729 MHz
GPU: ATI Hollywood GPU made with a 90 nm CMOS process, reportedly clocked at 243 MHz

The Wii has more powerful hardware. Not sure how the myth started that the GCN has better hardware but it's just that: a myth.

Anyhow I still play my older consoles a lot. I suppose it depends on what you consider "older," but I have a PS2, N64, Dreamcast, GCN, and SNES all hooked up to my TV. Personally I wouldn't consider the PS2 or GCN "older," but maybe that's just me.

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I still play Mariokart and Supersmash Bros on my N64 against my friends... I never did get used to the new ones on GCube or Wii... I still destroy them in those 2 games!

Also:
DIDDY KONG RACING!!!!

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If a Gamecube counts as "older gaming system," then yes. It's the oldest one I have, and I just can't seem to get into playing any of the newer Wii or Xbox games. Call me crazy.

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You're all just punks compared to @capguncowboy . Right, Cap?

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@jsimsace: I actually saw this question earlier and chose not to beat a dead horse.

I have my atari 2600, NES, Sega Genesis, SNES, N64, PS1, PS2, PS3, Dreamcast Xbox, Atari 5200 and Gamecube all hooked up at any given time. I have a wall of games in my office with my biggest collection being NES games (about 125 of those). In all I have about 300 games for the retro systems alone. They all get played by myself and my 5 year old on a regular basis.

I am still building my collection every week at the flea market and yard sales. It is starting to get difficult to find games I don't already have.

Gaming is my passion but it is slowly becoming a past time that I just don't have much time for anymore. Life is getting too busy anymore. Hopefully things will slow down so I can get some quality gaming time.

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I use my Atari Flashback2 that Woot! sent me almost 2 years ago. Thanks again, WOOT!

Also, I have a Ms. Pac Man joystick game with Mappy, Xevious, Galaga, & Pole Position (Namco games).

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I got my SEGA Dreamcast out to show "the boy"
I had one of those old VGA adaptes, so we hooked it to a flat panel.
It was a kick.
Litterally.
Servantes Wins!

j5 j5
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I still play games on my Amiga 500, rocking dual 3 1/2 floppys.

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@rlapid2112: The Flashback2 was the first game system I had purchased since the 8bit NES. When I first picked it up and brought it home my wife and I immediately had a 2 hour PONG marathon (using my original 2600 paddles, of course!). I haven't had the guts to try to hack it to play my 2600 cartridges yet, though - if I could pick up another I might try it as I have around a dozen games in cartridge that aren't in the flashback2.

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@lparsons42: I still have my original Atari VCS (pre-2600 moniker) with the 6 switches on the front; yes it works and yes I have Frogger (I know you didn't ask, but it just rolled off the keyboard).

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@rlapid2112: Frogger is nice and all, but I really want to play the masterful presentation of programming known as ET, which I happen to have a copy of as well.

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I do! I have an original XBox, a PS2 and a Game Cube hooked up in my room right now. I still have my NES, SNES, Sega (and Sega CD), and Sega Dreamcast available for use when I desire however!

I also collect GameBoy Systems (I have a lot of the different color systems!) and the games, and I do play them often as well.