Finally playing with POWER.
from to on 20 Jun 2024 23:34


threaded - newest on 20 Jun 2024 23:49 next collapse

Is there an extension cable involved!? Fabulous. on 21 Jun 2024 01:06 collapse

From THAT distance? I don’t see why there would be. The most inaccurate thing about the NES Classic was it’s rediculously short cable.

The original was like "Hey, want enough cable to throw out your window, into your neighbors house, and they play from their bedroom? WE GOT YOU!!!

I’m exaggerating quite a bit, but it helps paint the difference between 80s and 2010s. on 21 Jun 2024 01:38 next collapse

You should check out an original Famicom, then. Not only are the controller cables only about two feet long, but they’re also permanently affixed to the console. Well, unless you’re willing to dismantle it, anyway.

It seems Nintendo expected gamers to keep the console in front of them and connected to the TV via a cable running across the floor, rather than our now familiar methodology of keeping the console under or next to the TV and only bringing the controller(s) with you. The limited amount of space in Japanese households may have also had something to do with it.

Anyway, if you’re a modern western gamer nowadays it’s annoying as hell. Big N made the right choice when they brought the system to the US in not only making the controller cables significantly longer, but also unpluggable. on 21 Jun 2024 02:11 collapse

Maybe not that long, but they were long enough. We didn’t have 70" HD screens back then, and if you sat further back than 3’ you couldn’t see shit! on 21 Jun 2024 02:51 collapse

Definitely not long enough for me to sit on the couch and play in the living room. I had to get a bluetooth adapter for that. on 20 Jun 2024 23:52 next collapse

Love the ps1 tho on 21 Jun 2024 01:00 next collapse

I don’t see a Power Glove. You’re only at maybe 10% total power without the Power Glove. It has THAT much power. on 21 Jun 2024 01:08 collapse

Its no coincidence that the 80s was the decade of greed and indulgence, and it was the same decade the power glove was released, but never replicated. on 21 Jun 2024 02:16 collapse

had one as a kid, it was terrible even by kid standards. I used to pretend to be a cyborg cop with it and my gray light gun though. on 21 Jun 2024 12:59 next collapse

Get rid of the plastic, attach it to one of your own gloves.

Way better experience. Also really good for home grown vr in the early 90’s (combined with some LCDs nabbed off camcamcorders and a VGA to s-video (or composite) converter).

i’d love to see a new powerglove. Though I think at this point an esp32 and some sensors could do all the same tricks… Hmmmm… on 21 Jun 2024 01:27 next collapse

Shouldn’t your hands be all wrinkly or something? on 21 Jun 2024 03:39 next collapse on 21 Jun 2024 04:30 next collapse

Get you some plastic restore to take that yellow out.

Unless that’s your jam. on 21 Jun 2024 04:56 next collapse

Dang even your cable box is classic! on 21 Jun 2024 05:05 next collapse

Keep those eyes out for working CRTs in thrift stores and garage sales. Or, I guess, estate sales? Or idk, whatever it’s called when they give dead old people stuff away. It’s a dying breed.

Point is, you need a curved screen and crazy strong scan lines. 4:3 ratio or bust. on 22 Jun 2024 21:05 next collapse

Came here expecting to see a power glove. Am disappointed.

I love the Power Glove… It’s so baaaaaad. on 23 Jun 2024 06:30 collapse

Your posts make me jealous. I wish we were friends.