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How do you do the majority of your retro gaming?

Playing on the Original Systems
Using Emulators
Retro Compilations on Modern Systems
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Post by SirClive » Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:00 pm

All 3.

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Post by Utini » Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:09 pm

None of the above - I spend all of my time reading about retro gaming, and do very little actual retro gaming :(
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Post by Sega2006 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:19 pm

Look at the state of my bedroom. Option 1 I belive
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Post by Scooby1970 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:46 pm

All of the above, but I chose option 2 as I spend alot of time on Emulators playing various machines I never had the chance to play on.

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Post by Sabreman » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:12 pm

Mainly 2 with a bit of 1 thrown in when I can be bothered to do the necessary digging out and plugging in.

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Post by SpecChum81 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:17 pm

I would say that 90% of my Retro Gaming is via emulation.

Although sometimes I do fire up the Speccy and bring the Megadrive out of retirement.

But as I've said in previous posts, my Speccy is 20 years old, nearly 21 in fact, and so are a lot of the cassettes, so I try not to use it that often.

Plus emulation allows me to play the Speccy games in an instant, although having said that, there is just someting about hearing those games load...
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Post by pottyboy » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:22 pm

Why isn't there an 'all of the above' function? :)

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Post by P-Head » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:35 pm

Tough question. I play on the original systems more often than I emulate, and I've got a fair few retro comps for modern systems. I'm just not gonna vote

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Post by psj3809 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:48 am

99% emulators for me, just take up a ton less room, doesnt wind up the wife and i can try many systems easily.

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Post by witchfinder » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:19 am

pottyboy wrote:Why isn't there an 'all of the above' function? :)
Because that allows you to cop out of making a decision! The question does ask what you do the majority of your retro gaming on? :)

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Post by Kaptain_Von » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:42 am

At the moment the majority is done via emulation mainly on my GP32 as it is convenient and most of my original systems are currently under lock and key so that my four year old daughter cannot get her sticky fingers on them. However I still have an N64, Jaguar and DC set up so that I can play games on them without needing to resort to emulation. Up until a few years ago I had a wide range of machines set up so mainly used the original hardware for gaming purposes.
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Post by MikeHaggar » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:46 am

I do enjoy all three, but the majority of my retro gaming right now is playing on the original systems. If one asked a year ago it would have been using emulators though.

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Post by Shin_Gouki » Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:05 am

Options 1 and 3 for me.

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Post by djcarlos » Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:38 am

God I feel like a fraud! Compilations for me....or original PS1 games (are they retro yet?)
Still waiting for that Electron comp though :cry:

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Post by Mantas » Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:31 pm

These days it mostly retro compilations or emulation on the PSP (including PSX games). However, I do play on the C64 and Dreamcast every month or so. I very rarely use emulation on the PC. When I have game day, then I will bring out a few more consoles so that the guys can try something different on the original format.

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