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Original Console 25 73.53%
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Old 09-26-2008, 02:35 PM
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Do you prefer playing a retro game on the console it was originally released on or downloading through marketplaces and playing it on you next gen system. Example Bionic Commando, Super Mario World.
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Old 09-26-2008, 02:37 PM
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I prefer Original. Playing the game with the older controllers brings back some history for me.
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Old 09-26-2008, 04:48 PM
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I went with older machine, despite the fact that I've ceased using my old 8-Bit NES and play on a GenNEX (and contrary to some piss reviews going around, mine has been working pretty solid.)
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I'll second the controller remark, I usually prefer the originals, but with emulation so perfect these days they're really the only difference. One of my crazy dreams is building some huge "everything-in USB-out" controller adaptor and finding original controllers for all of my favourite systems...

Of course that's Original "When available", which is not so often, really, so most of it is actually on recent systems/emus/etc at the end of the day.

So yeah, Original for me now just for the purity of it all, prefer it for sure even though it's a tiny minority of the actual gaming I do.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:36 PM
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I said original console, but I've probably played more using an emulator and a USB gamepad.
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I still keep a Commodore64 on my desk, so I guess I'll have to check off original!
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neither. I don't usually play old games even ones I really liked. I guess seeing the really old graphics compared to newer stuff just makes them seem really outdated.
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:14 AM
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Mostly I just love the games, however they come. What it really comes down to is the controller you're using to play them, I guess. And for that and that alone I voted for original.
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I spent around 50-60 bucks on Final Fantasy III/VI for the SNES, a game which I have beaten many times in emulation before I ever even had the money to get myself an SNES (I grew up with a Genesis). So, I definately prefer the originals for the retro feel, and also for having a hard copy for posterity.
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I can't really choose between the two.

First of all some games are remade, like the original Prince of Persia and such as, and those can be a big improvement, almost feeling "necessary" in a way, requiring a modern console of course.
Pet peeve: Current consoles are no longer next gen consoles; none have been announced (not big ones anyway).

I like playing old games on the original console, since they're exactly the experience you had before, at least technically.
I like playing old games on a modern console, since they (can) feel exactly like the original version, yet sometimes have a few extra features adding that extra bit of cool.
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