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Sony has just announced they will be releasing a classic edition of the original PlayStation. It will come with 20 games, 2 controllers and be available on the 3rd December for $100, €100, AUD$150. I hope they give it Bluetooth and make it compatible with the dualshock 4 so i don't have to buy the inevitable 8bitdo wireless controller.

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the company just announced the PlayStation Classic, a small retro console that comes bundled with a range of the original console’s best/most popular games.

 

It’ll be out on December 3 in the US, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia,

 

The PlayStation Classic will include two original PS1 controllers and a HDMI cable, and cost US$99.99 (€99.99 in Europe, AUD$150 in Australia).

The 5 games they have confirmed will be on the system are;

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  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Jumping Flash
  • Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Tekken 3
  • Wild Arms

I can't wait to replay FF7 and ridge racer.

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2 minutes ago, KrYpToCiD said:

This is WOW. did they found few left in their warehouse? xD  I really want to hear about this in WAN show this Friday. xDxDxD 

It's just an emulation console like The NES and SNES classics to the Neo Geo X Gold.  


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4 minutes ago, Levent said:

$100? no.

I'm probably getting one for free this winter holiday/Jul for me..


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Lordy, everyone's cashing in on the nostalgia. Thankfully I wasn't born yet when the Playstation release, so there's no nostalgia to compel me to buy one.


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Does it use actual discs? :o 

 

Edit - nevermind watched the video.. Open button is to change "virtual disk". I'll save the $100 and just use an emulator then, lol.


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I know that my friends won't care. they've still got their original PS1, though 1 needs a new power cord.


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15 minutes ago, SuperCloneRanger said:

I hope they give it Bluetooth and make it compatible with the dualshock 4 so i don't have to buy the inevitable 8bitdo wireless controller.

whats wrong w/ the og dualshock? 


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Excellent, so we can all relive the first generation 3D goodness once again. /S

 

Seriously though, PS1, Saturn & N64 are all really bad periods in gaming graphics wise and engine wise. Graphics were blocky, textures were ugly but most importantly no one had figured out how to do 3D cameras properly yet.

 

Classic 16 bit works so well because it was the apex of 2D, all classic 32 bit will achieve is showing everyone how bad games were during the 2D/3D transition period.

 

I'm guessing they'll include Crash Bandicoot with this, I feel it kind of needs a Tomb Raider and Resident Evil game too. THPS2 would be amazing but also impossible. Driver would also be cool. Cool Boarders.

 

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2 minutes ago, Master Disaster said:

Seriously though, PS1, Saturn & N64 are all really bad periods in gaming graphics wise and engine wise. Graphics were blocky, textures were ugly but most importantly no one had figured out how to do 3D cameras properly yet.

And still most of my favorite games are from that generation :). I still play most of them regularly using ePSXe, though tbh the ability to speed the games up has made me unable to play them on my PS2, too frustratingly slow lol.

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1 minute ago, Master Disaster said:

Seriously though, PS1, Saturn & N64 are all really bad periods in gaming graphics wise and engine wise. Graphics were blocky, textures were ugly but most importantly no one had figured out how to do 3D cameras properly yet.

so i take it you have not played 

  • Spyro 1/2/3
  • Gran Turismo /2
  • Castlevania Symphony of the night 
  • Driver 2
  • The Final fantasy everyone likes 
  • Silent hill 
  • Tekken 2/3 
  • Street Fighter Alpha 3

etc...

yes the games look low poly and in most cases are , but they dont always look bad or are bad games because "blocky graphics" 
heck, Homeworld (cataclysm) , a year 199 (2000) Space RTS is still one of the best games in that genere w/ an amazing story to date and it looks like THIS 

Bildergebnis für homeworld cataclysm
 


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Wish they just reuse the regular PS1 case and make a model that accepts PS1 disks and peripherals and then upscale all the graphics to 2k


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Just now, leadeater said:

And still most of my favorite games are from that generation :). I still play most of them regularly using ePSXe, though tbh the ability to speed the games up has made me unable to play them on my PS2, too frustratingly slow lol.

Yeah, I actually kind of agree with you. PS1 had some amazing games for sure, it's not the PlayStation that is at fault, it's just the graphics from the generation aged horribly.

 

I can see nostalgia for those of us old enough to have played them at the time but I don't it having the mass appeal of classic 16 bit. Could you imagine what today's teenagers would make of 32 bit graphics and cameras?


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8 minutes ago, Space Reptile said:

so i take it you have not played 

  • Spyro 1/2/3
  • Gran Turismo /2
  • Castlevania Symphony of the night 
  • Driver 2
  • The Final fantasy everyone likes 
  • Silent hill 
  • Tekken 2/3 
  • Street Fighter Alpha 3

etc...

yes the games look low poly and in most cases are , but they dont always look bad or are bad games because "blocky graphics" 
heck, Homeworld (cataclysm) , a year 199 (2000) Space RTS is still one of the best games in that genere w/ an amazing story to date and it looks like THIS 

Bildergebnis für homeworld cataclysm
 

Now feed that analogue 480i signal into a digital converter and send it out to a 43" 1080p screen and tell me it still looks as good.

 

Just to be clear, I'm not saying PS1 games are bad, far from it. Some of my all time favourite games came out on PS1.

 

I'm saying 32 bit is a bad period for gaming. The games haven't aged gracefully at all.


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1 minute ago, leadeater said:

8?

See the source image


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Just now, leadeater said:

Sorry my mistake, obviously the best Final Fantasy game was Legend of Dragoon.

The correct answer is 3 for the Americans, but is known as 6 in Japan for the SNES and PS1!


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18 minutes ago, Master Disaster said:

Excellent, so we can all relive the first generation 3D goodness once again. /S

 

Seriously though, PS1, Saturn & N64 are all really bad periods in gaming graphics wise and engine wise. Graphics were blocky, textures were ugly but most importantly no one had figured out how to do 3D cameras properly yet.

 

Classic 16 bit works so well because it was the apex of 2D, all classic 32 bit will achieve is showing everyone how bad games were during the 2D/3D transition period.

 

I'm guessing they'll include Crash Bandicoot with this, I feel it kind of needs a Tomb Raider and Resident Evil game too. THPS2 would be amazing but also impossible.

Yeah. HD remakes/recodes would be nice. Anything that fixes the camera. Releasing as is, is poor form IMO.

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Sony seems to be trying to gain back some of it's lost reputation


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8 minutes ago, Master Disaster said:

Now feed that analogue 480i signal into a digital converter and send it out to a 43" 1080p screen and tell me it still looks as good.

you know that, starting on the PS3, you could set the scaling for ps1 games?

expect that sorta thing on the PS1C, you know whats worse than 480i?  256x224p aka Composite (nes , snes , n64 AND ps1) 


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6 minutes ago, valdyrgramr said:

The correct answer is 3 for the Americans, but is known as 6 in Japan for the SNES and PS1!

When you can measure Final Fantasy numbers is both metric and imperial xD.

 

Honestly though I've played a hell of a lot more of 7 than I have of 6, I did play 7 before 6 though but I just like the materia system better. I think I may have played more of 8 than 6 but it would be close on that one. 6-9 I enjoyed equally but I play more of 7 and 9 than any of the others.

 

Still gameplay wise LoD takes the win for me, easily. The combo system was just so fun.

 

Edit:

FYI it was also 6 for everyone else too, or at least PAL regions like me.

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