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New console. Retroblox

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:49 am
by Blarneo
Looks like a crowdfunding thing now, but the idea is intriguing, and the mock up looks good. The addition of the DVD drive is a plus, along with the announced SegaCD compatibility. No mention of Dreamcast or Saturn though.

https://www.hardcoregamer.com/2017/01/3 ... ng/245043/

http://retroblox.com/


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Re: New console. Retroblox

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:07 am
by SEGA RPG FAN
Fancy emulator?

Re: New console. Retroblox

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:17 am
by Xerxes3rd
Probably; looks similar to the Retron.

Re: New console. Retroblox

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:35 am
by gameblabla
The indieGO! was almost exactly the same thing and it failed to catch on for one reason :
it requires BIOS files for it to even work properly.

For PS1, there are options to go around that (via HLE emulation) but for other consoles like the Sega CD or the Turbografx CD, they are no other options.
They would have to either provide the BIOSes, which would be illegal, or ask the users to put their dumped BIOS somewhere on their consoles, which is a huge inconvenience and go exactly the very goal of the project.
They make it seem like all you can do is pop in your CD and play without any additional steps,
which is a huge lie.
Yet despite all this, they had the guts to patent other people's emulators !
Unfortunately, it's something i see too often in most Kickstarter retro consoles projects...

Re: New console. Retroblox

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:43 pm
by Raen
The modular aspect is pretty neat, but it will fail miserably.

Re: New console. Retroblox

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:12 am
by alexh86
It looks pretty and makes big promises but after the Coleco Chameleon debacle, you'd have to be crazy to pay up front for any new, custom console hardware.