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Vaporman87
Wow! That's awesome! You can keep all your old systems in storage where they are safe, and use this to do their job! Me likey.
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Benjanime
we still need a system that can play the super nintendo games that have the lockout chip
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shakin steak
Benjanime are you sure this can't? While trying to find out what games are affected by that, I read that one can just disable the chip in the console, and then the games will work. And if I read correctly, the lockout was mainly for region control; if RetroN 5 can play Super/Famicom games, then there's no problem?

Hyperkin has this to say about it:

Because we have created a new chipset, it allows us to ensure that region locks and compatibility are no longer an issue, and the RetroN 5 will play both PAL and NTSC cartridges. CIC lockout chips and FX chips are no longer going to be an issue, as we aim to achieve 100% compatibility with all cartridges.
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shakin steak

shakin steak wrote :

this

Oh my god. I just read the rest of that page. So many awesome features. 12 year old me's head is exploding right now.
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Benjanime
ah. i should've kept my mouth shut then. now there just needs to be a model of the supaboy that can play lockout games without having to fiddle with the chips themselves. believe me i'm quite clumsy
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Vaporman87
No, now there needs to be a model that can play all of those formats... and Jaguar games!!!

Right!?

Am I right!!!???



EDIT: It just occurred to me that this would make for an AWESOME article contest prize some time.
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shakin steak
Vaporman87 wrote :
No, now there needs to be a model that can play all of those formats... and Jaguar games!!!
Right!?
Am I right!!!???

*crickets*

heh, I think I would prefer TurboGrafx to Jaguar.

Yes, this would be one hell of a prize!
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vkimo
Shat, with a built in microwave oven for bagel bites this unit just might give meaning to my life again
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Vaporman87
When does this release? Or is already out?
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Vaporman87 wrote :

When does this release? Or is already out?


December 10, 2013.

And I took a look at this system. While it does look really cool, I might stick with my old consoles. I do like the effort their putting into this system, though, and I'm not sure how much different the experience would be.
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