PS Classic, backward compatibility and you | Stream Economy #20



The PS Classic looks cool, but we feel like it might be part of a growing issue with backward compatibility. Let’s talk about what Xbox, PlayStation and Switch are doing right — and then look at what steps they can take to make playing older games even more accessible.

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Sony PlayStation Classic brings 20 retro games on Dec. 3 for $100:

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20 thoughts on “PS Classic, backward compatibility and you | Stream Economy #20

  • September 22, 2018 at 6:18 pm
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    These casuals getting ripped off lol, bet she has no idea about Mod/ROM life

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  • September 22, 2018 at 6:18 pm
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    The arguments around backwards compatibility are way more complex than she is making them out to be. Also you can’t stream 8 and 16 bit games.

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  • September 22, 2018 at 6:18 pm
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    When I first got my 360, I mostly just played Halo 2 on it. Backwards compatibility helps you get through the games drought the newest Xbox and PlayStation suffer from after release.

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  • September 22, 2018 at 6:18 pm
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    Those classic consoles should have the ability to add new games. Add a USB port for either a way to hook it to a PC to download new games you have legally bought or make it where you can add an external HDD where you can store games you own so you can play any games you own anytime you want. Going the external HDD way they could allow you to store game saves. Yeah, this only allowing 20 games to be played kills the concept for me of buying a very limited old-school console. Pass on this and give me the emulator please!

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  • September 22, 2018 at 6:18 pm
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    I didn’t have a SNES growing up. Got the SNES classic last year and beat multiple games on it and still playing it. I have to swap the HDMI with my Switch because Samsung only put 2 ports on my TV…whuuuut? Good idea about Bluetooth controllers for retro phone apps…as long as they fix any lag.

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  • September 22, 2018 at 6:18 pm
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    I did just that. Purchased the SNES last year, played it for maybe 3-4wks and haven’t played it since 🤦🏽‍♂️

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  • September 22, 2018 at 6:18 pm
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    If people would've studied When they were younger instead of playing on their consoles, they could've been able afford new games and consoles today. #lifelessonswithtze

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  • September 22, 2018 at 6:18 pm
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    Interesting that when talking to the points of backwards compatibility you fail to explain (at least for Xbox, don't know about the other consoles) that previously purchased games, be it in physical media or digital download, that they are playable without repurchase. I agree it's a waste to purchase these mini versions, but you make a horrible argument overall with the cherry picking of points to the over generalizations you portray to backwards compatibility as a whole.

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  • September 22, 2018 at 6:18 pm
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    Someone tell her that Xbox BC is free. If you own the disk you just need to install it on the Xbox One. Stick to phones and other tech CNET you are spreading lies

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  • September 22, 2018 at 6:18 pm
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    A raspberry pi with some emulators on a crt TV is best option

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  • September 22, 2018 at 6:18 pm
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    when i was a kid and i couldn't afford what was new (then xbox 360, ps3, and wii) i always thought that if i had the chance to play any assassins creed game, then i would take all the time in the world to enjoy it. I played one of them, oblivion for a while, then put it down for six months.
    i am still lined up to get a retro console, because it's a legal alternative to roms given nintendo's recent actions, and there are some games i just don't think i could live without being able to play. actually my biggest issue though with having an actual xbox360 is that i don't trust it to survive being moved around too much. to me it is a good idea to get a version of a console (like the playstation) that is more durable than it's previous incarnation. why arent there any waterproof consoles?

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  • September 22, 2018 at 6:18 pm
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    SPOT ON regarding The Fugitive, i do the same thing whenever that film comes on TV. Brilliant movie

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