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Discussion in 'Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSIWare' started by Revival, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. Revival

    Revival WiiChat Member

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    I saw the prices, I don't care if they cost £50 back in the day or the ammount of time developers put into making the games. They're old, they should cost very little.

    Now that I've seen the prices, my way of thinking is "I have a PC, the internet provides Emulators and Roms, and for free"

    There's only some games I'd be willing to shed out money like that for and that's Zelda: OOT and MM.

    Don't give me the "Don't use it then." or "<insert invalid arguement here> (because any arguement against me is invalid)"


    I'd love to be able to purchase a lot of the games, but I'm not rich.



    What do you guys think?
     
  2. mademperor

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    I'd say the prices are competitive to what you would find in a 2nd hand shop.

    I think they could have made the games 7/10/15 and people would still buy them.
     
  3. Xanthan

    Xanthan Hardcore Gamer

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    Well one thing I don't like about VC games is they are Virtual Property. If you go out and buy a used NES cartridge, when you get sick of it you can sell it. Sure you might only get a $1 for it but still, thats some return. On these VC games you don't have that option. You don't really "own" anything.
     
  4. DBloke

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    Saves having more carts laying around
    And some of the games are quite hard to find
    If only there was a way to prove that you had the original of the game and so you got it for free
     
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    Revival's right, they are too expensive. Now I understand companies want to make some kind of profit for these games, and I don't mind paying a little, but £6 for a 14 year old SNES game is just not right. :mad:
     
  6. Revival

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    Forget carts. Downloading the Roms/Emulators is enough. All the games that ever came out on the SNES/NES/N64/Megadrive all on one little laptop, and if you're like me, you've paired your Wiimote using Bluetooth and can use it to play them.

    Note: I don't have my Wii yet, it's back at my university halls
     
  7. Hotspur Warrior

    Hotspur Warrior Mmmmmm. Wii.

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    I think that the prices are a bit steep, but not too steep. Nintendo aren't being scandelous, but they're not spot on with the valuations either. Other than for N64 games, which I think are brilliant for 1000 points.

    Personally I think that the games should cost this much:

    NES: 400-450
    TurboGrafx: 550
    SNES/Mega Drive: 650-700


    Alternatively, I think within each system games should be prices differently based on quality. I don't think it's all that fair paying the same amount for Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine as Sonic The Hedgehog.
     
  8. Xanthan

    Xanthan Hardcore Gamer

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    I don't think they should charge more for the VC games then you would expect to pay if you found the cartridge at a yard sale. $3 max
     
  9. ekosix

    ekosix Dawg of the Dead

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    What bothers me is the inconsistency. Already, I've noticed that R-Type, for Turbo Graphix 16 is more expensive than other games for the system. Why? Because it's more popular? If they are wandering from their pricing scheme already, then I'd assume we're going to see more of it in the near future.
     
  10. DBloke

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    Where as they are a tad expensive
    I only buy the games I like

    (I do use roms for hard to get games)
     
  11. csiguy4u

    csiguy4u WiiMaster

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    It's technically not legal to download roms. For more information visit the site below:

    http://www.emulationzone.org/articles/faq/basics3.html
     
  12. Revival

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    That's great and all but who said anything about it being Legal? I gaurantee you over 50% of this websites visitors download mp3's, use pirate software and enjoy wearing womens underwear. Yes, women don't give a **** about legality.

    I hope my point as been made unclear.
     
  13. AndrewRocksSox

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    by downloading the rom on vc youre guarenteed that itll work, and that youll have save files, remember that those old cartidges used batterys, and not everyone likes to use computers for games meant for consoles [raises hand]


    also..i know a lot of ppl that have no idea what a rom is or how to use them haha
     
  14. Revival

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    In "roflol" terms, You have a file called "Super Mario.rom" This is your game file.

    Then you'd have "SNES.Exe" this is your Emulator. You would use SNES.EXE to open Super Mario.rom and that's it, you're playing Super Mario on your PC.

    Just like how you would open a .doc file in WORD(YO!) or if you're homeless, in Open Office.
     
  15. AndrewRocksSox

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    haha i wasnt referring to me, ive useful almost every emulator lol

    im just saying, some people are pretty blank when it comes to computers

    unless its myspace,then you have the kids that think they know everything bc tgey copy and pastes html lol
     
  16. Revival

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    I'm sure you've useful almost every emulator lol!

    I've used a few but can't get my PS3 Emulator to work, people keep saying it's crap so it must be able to run on my laptop! (/hilarious joke everyone will find funny and put in their sigs because they enjoy hilarious humour everyone finds funny)

    I guess you're right though, the Wii is meant to bring in people who don't usually video game and stuff, possibly people who are personal computeraphobic, so they might know jack all about emulators and roms.

    But those people won't be here reading these forums! So we don't need to talk about them.

    :thumbsup: Happy new year buddy
     
  17. Neko1979

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    Well a game like Zelda on the SNES you won't pick up the cart for less than 15 pounds, same with Mario Kart. The RPG's sometimes go for sixty odd, especially mana and Terranigma.
     
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    Ive not really found it much of an issue yet, as I know Im not going to buy loads of the things anyway. Ive already decided Ill pick up the original Mario Kart a few of the older Marios and Road Rash on the megadrive if it ever comes out and thats it.

    At the moment the VC lineup is pretty much total **** anyway. If im going to buy them its going to be games I know I will get a lot of play out of to make the spend worthwhile.
     
  19. csiguy4u

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    Yes, you made your point very clear. . .you have no moral standards. Congradualations!!
     
  20. Revival

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    I've bought all the crap I want to buy on the VC on their actual consoles before, so yes congradualations to me! But if I want them all to be on one system rather than in 5030430 cartridges, it's going to be on the PC for free, and not on WiiVC with those ripoff prices
     

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