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Comment Input on a Windows tablet? (Score 3, Informative) 82

"With a Windows laptop or tablet, you aren't tethered to a big-screen TV. You could theoretically take these PlayStation games anywhere"

The article says it requires a DualShock 4 controller. I don't see how that will work with all Windows tablets, especially seeing as ARM-based Windows tablets (like the Surface 1 and 2 non-Pro) allow only XInput controllers (that is, Xbox 360 controllers and one Logitech model).

Comment Re:Price Point (Score 1) 71

Now, looking at the Famicom PCB, it should be possible to make a clip-in or pass-through board that attaches to the video chip and produces the HDMI output, all while fitting in the original case. That would be a nice upgrade that people would buy and wouldn't cost too much.

That's called the Hi-Def NES board by Kevtris.

Comment Still need a dumper (Score 1) 71

Or you can just load up an original Xbox with a bunch of emulators.

To use an emulator, you need ROMs, and the only legal way to obtain ROMs of most NES games is by dumping your own cartridges pursuant to 17 USC 117 and foreign counterparts. A Retrode can dump Super NES, Genesis, and a few other systems with adapters. NES isn't among them. What do you recommend to dump NES?

Comment Re:No problem (Score 1) 157

you are pretty much tied in to what Canonical makes available on their apt repository (or whatever) unless you have a bit of technical ability.

Technically, it does take "a bit of technical ability" to copy and paste a PPA URL into Start > Settings > Software & Updates. But how does this "bit of technical ability" compare to what people normally do with a PC?

Comment Third-party Nougat ROM anyone? (Score 1) 157

The landfill will be full of Nexus 5 models.

I thought Nexus phones had an unlockable bootloader. In theory you can back up your data and the Google Play Store app, wipe and unlock, install a third-party Nougat ROM, and reinstall Google Play Store.

What they have seen with their camera sensors we people wouldn't believe. [...] All those moments will be lost in time

I thought sync to Google Drive was designed to prevent this loss.

Comment Re:The console advantage. (Score 1) 79

To improve the median quality of games available for their platforms, console makers do background checks on their authorized developers to ensure some minimal level of experience and financial stability. So if a developer is making the jump from PC or smartphones to consoles for the first time, its qualification to develop on one console might still be pending, and the game might hit one console's download store before the developer gets a chance to start on a port to the other(s).

If a third-party game is exclusive to a Nintendo platform, it may rely on the specialized input devices of that platform, such as the Wii Remote motion controller, the Wii U GamePad tablet controller, or the physical buttons that a Nintendo 3DS has and the vast majority of smartphones for the western market lack.

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