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Nintendo Discontinues NES Classic

Postby jacksona2 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:52 am

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2017/04/13/n ... ic-edition

I don't get why they would do this. I guess they want to focus on the switch. Those things are going to get stupid expensive again. I guess ill just have to get one of those powerpaks or everdrives. Any one here tried one of the flash or multicart for the NES or SNES?

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Re: Nintendo Discontinues NES Classic

Postby ken_cinder » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:03 pm

I'm still scratching my head as to why this was even a thing...it's nothing more than an android based emulator in a shell, yeah it's licensed by Nintendo but it's still NOT an NES no matter how many times I've heard that it is chirped.

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Re: Nintendo Discontinues NES Classic

Postby jasonec » Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:30 pm

ken_cinder wrote:I'm still scratching my head as to why this was even a thing...it's nothing more than an android based emulator in a shell, yeah it's licensed by Nintendo but it's still NOT an NES no matter how many times I've heard that it is chirped.


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Re: Nintendo Discontinues NES Classic

Postby RayB » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:45 pm

I'm convinced Nintendo are pissed that people can hack it and add games. They are so protective of their IP that they would rather shoot themselves in the foot. It will either re-appear with the hack loopholes patched up, or ... that's it.
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Re: Nintendo Discontinues NES Classic

Postby tekkaraiden » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:57 pm

Has anyone successfully dumped the software from a nes classic?

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Re: Nintendo Discontinues NES Classic

Postby jasonec » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:45 am

tekkaraiden wrote:Has anyone successfully dumped the software from a nes classic?


The ROMs are all dumped of course (long ago, for use in emulators), but the menu system? I don't think anyone will dump that....
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Re: Nintendo Discontinues NES Classic

Postby rockinganker » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:52 am

ken_cinder wrote:I'm still scratching my head as to why this was even a thing...it's nothing more than an android based emulator in a shell, yeah it's licensed by Nintendo but it's still NOT an NES no matter how many times I've heard that it is chirped.


Any product made by Nintendo has a following, I love my mini and have it flashed with several systems. I also have a raspberry Pi setup and the nes mini is just way more polished looking. Also, having a complete system with the mini is cheaper in the end after you buy everything for a Pi.

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Re: Nintendo Discontinues NES Classic

Postby RayB » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:07 pm

I hesitated to end my previous post with "or they'll be releasing a SNES mini." I should have!

http://www.metronews.ca/life/technology ... anned.html



PS: Why is this thread in the Donut Shop forum? It's gaming related, no?
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Re: Nintendo Discontinues NES Classic

Postby CanadianRyGuy » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:22 pm

I've never used one, so I can't speak to the quality of they but they just looked much more polished than anything you could build yourself. I also liked the idea of using an officially made NES controller. No other controller on the market seems like it's quite like the original in terms of quality and feel.

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Re: Nintendo Discontinues NES Classic

Postby jasonec » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:23 pm

RayB wrote:I hesitated to end my previous post with "or they'll be releasing a SNES mini." I should have!

http://www.metronews.ca/life/technology ... anned.html



PS: Why is this thread in the Donut Shop forum? It's gaming related, no?


Not surprised about the SNES.....
I'll move the topic to Anything Games Goes and keep a link to it here.
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Re: Nintendo Discontinues NES Classic

Postby Pran » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:05 pm

checking online every day, searching at stores as often as reasonable, months... never found one

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Re: Nintendo Discontinues NES Classic

Postby LoganN64 » Sun May 14, 2017 10:55 am

This may be a little late, but for anyone looking for a player 2 controller for the NES classic, I was at 'Best Buy' in Oakville yesterday and saw Insignia made a few, they are $19 each, and more or less look like the NES controllers. Heres the listing on the site.

http://m.bestbuy.ca/defaultpage.aspx?la ... u=10551109


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