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Console and Handheld Gaming => Retro Gaming and Hardware => Topic started by: CreepinDeth on September 19, 2018, 10:52:23 PM

Title: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: CreepinDeth on September 19, 2018, 10:52:23 PM
[PlayStation Classic] (https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/09/18/introducing-playstation-classic-with-20-pre-loaded-games/)

Sony is jumping on the classic console release bandwagon and is releasing the PlayStation Classic. For $99.99, you get a miniaturized PS1 with 20 games built in. It's available for pre-order at Best Buy, GameStop and Wal-mart. However, looks like Best Buy is out of pre-orders as of this post. I had to get it from Wal-mart.com.

Here is some quick info -

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Today, we are excited to announce that we are bringing back the original PlayStation experience in a new miniaturized version PlayStation Classic! The console will come pre-loaded with 20 classic titles, including fan-favorites such as Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms.

Available for pre-order at select retailers across the US and CAN, each unit will also come with an HDMI cable to connect to their TV, a USB cable, and two controllers for local multiplayer within compatible titles. PlayStation Classic will be available for $99.99 USD (MSRP) / $129.99 CAN (MSRP) on December 3, 2018 a historic date for all of us at PlayStation.
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: CreepinDeth on September 19, 2018, 11:01:07 PM
@BLUEVOODU - This would probably be better in the retro gaming section.
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: retro junkie on September 20, 2018, 06:29:18 AM
One of the games that needs to be one of the twenty is RayCrisis. They need at least one Shmup. That would seal the deal for me. The lineup is already looking awesome.
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: BLUEVOODU on September 20, 2018, 12:25:41 PM
@BLUEVOODU - This would probably be better in the retro gaming section.
@CreepinDeth you got it! 

So... can the gaming library be expanded?  IE can you add more library packs or whatever to the PlayStation Classic to expand the gaming library?
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: targetrasp on September 20, 2018, 10:46:26 PM
I feel like I should be more excited for this...

they didn't show much but ff7 was the only thing i saw that i might like to replay, except i've already got it on steam...
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: CreepinDeth on September 21, 2018, 12:44:32 AM
So... can the gaming library be expanded?  IE can you add more library packs or whatever to the PlayStation Classic to expand the gaming library?

Doesn't look like it. However, I fully expect hackers to crack it open just like they did with the (S)NES Classics and add more.

I feel like I should be more excited for this...

Yeah, they only announced 5 games but I do expect at least a Resident Evil title, Metal Gear Solid and Symphony of the night. Maybe Silent Hill as well.

I would love to see Twisted Metal 2 and/or Tony Hawk 2.
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: Grindspine on September 21, 2018, 03:02:22 AM
Is it weird that I still have an original NES, the NES Classic, an original SNES, an SNES classic, and still have a working Playstation and am tempted by this?

Of course, it will need to have Tekken 3, Silent Hill, Resident Evil, and Castlevania: SOTN to actually be worth it.
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: retro junkie on September 24, 2018, 11:27:23 PM
And it needs a Crash Bandicoot.
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: BLUEVOODU on September 27, 2018, 10:15:25 AM
lol.  I Forgot about Crash Bandicoot @retro junkie - I haven't heard anything on Crash in a long time.

@Grindspine They just need to make Tekken Bowling and be done with it.   Castlevania: Symphony of the Night would be a great addition!  I hope that makes it.
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: targetrasp on September 27, 2018, 10:40:22 PM
@Grindspine @BLUEVOODU

Tekken Bowling? is this a thing or a joke between hoosiers?
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: BLUEVOODU on September 27, 2018, 10:53:18 PM
Tekken Bowling? is this a thing or a joke between hoosiers?

Ooooo it's a very real thing. We've played several times lol. @Grindspine uses yoshimitsu.  I cannot tell you how annoying that is lol. 

Grind knows what you need to do to play it. It's been awhile. It first appeared in Tekken Tag Tournament.
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: Grindspine on September 28, 2018, 09:34:50 PM
Tekken Bowling is a mini game that appeared in Tekken Tag Tournament and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.  It can also be downloaded as DLC for Tekken 7.

Yoshimitsu and Nina Williams are my crew on Tekken Bowling!

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/JVNXWk_6R78/maxresdefault.jpg)

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/lBpsHEuIKlM/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: BLUEVOODU on September 28, 2018, 10:00:48 PM
@Grindspine we will have to break this out soon!  It's time to play again
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: targetrasp on September 29, 2018, 11:07:09 PM
I had no idea. that looks better than the galaga load screen on ridge racer
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: CreepinDeth on November 27, 2018, 05:51:55 PM
Word on the street is that a few of these games are the PAL region versions which means that they will be running at 50hz even for the North America release. Not sure what Sony is doing and who is running this project. Pretty sloppy if you ask me.
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: targetrasp on November 27, 2018, 09:12:27 PM
that's going to be a jerky mess. I'm going to put all these retro consoles into archival cases and not bother. the nes and snes are the only ones that people have spoke highly of.
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: BLUEVOODU on November 27, 2018, 09:28:23 PM
Word on the street is that a few of these games are the PAL region versions which means that they will be running at 50hz even for the North America release. Not sure what Sony is doing and who is running this project. Pretty sloppy if you ask me.
Oh man... what in the world are they thinking?!    I'm not sure why they would do that either... it probably isn't a license thing either as it should be easier to use the US release games.  Therefore, it cannot be a cost thing either. 
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: CreepinDeth on December 04, 2018, 06:39:46 PM
DF Retro did their review. Yeah, it's quite a mess. I received mine and have it sitting with my other mini consoles.

https://youtu.be/UU0dn9pRKuw
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: BLUEVOODU on December 04, 2018, 08:50:01 PM
So... why are many of these mini consoles botched so bad?  So much disappointment, there is.

Did you get much play time with it at all?
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: targetrasp on December 04, 2018, 09:34:03 PM
@CreepinDeth DITTO!

When I went to pick my preorder up I just said i'm here to pick up my turd and the clerk knew exactly what I ment.

The stupid box is too tall for media shelves though! displaying it is going to take a little more though (or a top shelf) acrylic encasement ordered!
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: CreepinDeth on December 05, 2018, 05:43:50 PM
Did you get much play time with it at all?

It's more than likely never coming out of the box for me. It's sitting on a shelf looking pretty with the others.

Seems like Sony simply wanted this out for Christmas and didn't pay attention to its development. My guess is straight up laziness.
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: BLUEVOODU on December 10, 2018, 09:08:48 PM
lol @CreepinDeth man that's sad.  The PlayStation Classic goes from something super exciting to Shelving material in no time flat. 

@targetrasp I'm here to pick up my turd... lol... and then they had you Fallout 76... WHAT?!  ;D

I actually saw a commercial on for the PlayStation classic the other day.  I couldn't believe it.. albeit it was a the hotel bar just after brunch.
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: targetrasp on December 10, 2018, 10:58:21 PM
more like "you already picked up SNK 40th and Starlink"

I was waiting for her to quote Vegas Vacation on me. "why don't you give me half the money you were going to spent, we'll go out back, i'll kick you in the nuts, and we'll call it a day."
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: CreepinDeth on December 13, 2018, 05:54:22 PM
Aaaaaaannnnddd...

...it's hacked.

Not surprising since it's happened to the other consoles as well. However, due to Sony's lack of caring, it was much easier to do. You can pop in a USB stick with games and the system can read off of it. This might cause it to sell more units now.
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: BLUEVOODU on December 15, 2018, 05:29:57 PM
@targetrasp still.. starlink looks like a lot of fun... but point made!

@CreepinDeth What can you do with the hacked version?
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: targetrasp on December 15, 2018, 06:32:44 PM
so many .iso's so little time
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: CreepinDeth on December 16, 2018, 08:29:03 PM
@CreepinDeth What can you do with the hacked version?

You can load your own games without being limited to the 16GB internal storage. Looks like not all games run well though since the emulator is an older, outdated version.
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: BLUEVOODU on December 16, 2018, 10:52:34 PM
Ah Interesting... so you can legitimately just throw ISO's at it and it works (for the most part).  That's pretty crazy - although it makes sense. But then I come back to the point of if you're going to hack something to play other emu games... why not save your money and just use your PC.

Still interesting they hacked one of these "classic" machines.
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: targetrasp on December 16, 2018, 11:15:55 PM
because it's only easy to find genesis, nes, and snes cases for the raspberry pi!
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: CreepinDeth on December 17, 2018, 12:40:23 AM
Ah Interesting... so you can legitimately just throw ISO's at it and it works (for the most part).  That's pretty crazy - although it makes sense. But then I come back to the point of if you're going to hack something to play other emu games... why not save your money and just use your PC.

Still interesting they hacked one of these "classic" machines.

Well, there are a few reasons. For one, they take up less space and are usually more aesthetically pleasing in your living room. Like targetrasp mentioned, you can get some cases that look like an NES or SNES pretty easily. Although, PS1 cases are not looking as good because the shape of console doesn't lend itself as easily to the raspberry pi. Second, it's fairly cheap to get a pi if you don't have a powerful PC.

Personally, I do prefer a PC. I just got Beetle PSX via Retroarch up and running and the games look amazing. They have some sweet shaders as well for those who enjoy the CRT retro look. I might start a new topic on it. Probably going to play through a bunch games over the Christmas break.  :)
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: targetrasp on December 17, 2018, 09:51:56 PM
I'm completely uneducated when it comes to retroarch.

When its described as a front end for emulators...

I'm assuming you pick the emulators and it makes things where you don't have to do a bunch of tuning depending on the machine you're installing the emulators on... is that the core concept I glanced over on their website?
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: CreepinDeth on December 17, 2018, 11:19:41 PM
Indeed it is a front end for common emulators.

You still have to do a moderate amount of tuning since I expect people to have a certain preference on how their games run, but it can play your games "out of the box" with no tweaking either. All you would need to do is set up your controller and make sure that your games are in the right format.

I believe the hacking community is already working on porting retroarch to the PS1 Classic.
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: targetrasp on January 25, 2019, 08:15:41 AM
8bitdo has a $20.00 Bluetooth adapter that'll not only let you play with wireless controllers but also allow access to an options menu that seems to improve the experience. I haven't played around with it much but you can change it to NTSC as well as add scan lines. Its capable of more but in the five minutes I've played around with it that's what grabbed my attention.
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: CreepinDeth on January 25, 2019, 05:57:59 PM
I posted this in the Deals section but I'll post it here as well. It has now dropped to $55!

Amazon: PlayStation Classic (https://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-Classic-Console/dp/B07HHVF2XG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1548456772&sr=8-3&keywords=playstation+classic)
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: BLUEVOODU on January 28, 2019, 09:49:23 PM
Holy Crap... that was fast.   I guess this thing isn't doing as well as they hoped.  Thank you for posting that @CreepinDeth

Even at that price it's not super tempting.   So much potential lost - though...

Creepin - have you played this any more?
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: CreepinDeth on January 29, 2019, 03:20:45 PM
@BLUEVOODU

Oh, I haven't opened it and don't plan to any time soon. If the price drops even more then I might pick up a second unit to play with.
Title: Re: It was bound to happen - PlayStation Classic!
Post by: BLUEVOODU on January 29, 2019, 08:51:55 PM
yeah - I hear you.   I was checking back to see if you changed your mind / stance LOL @CreepinDeth

You know... it would be cool to get an Atari Jaguar Classic... or even a Turbo Grafx/ Duo Classic.  hm... maybe this would be a good topic.