SVP, Polygon & The Verge
- Joined: Sep 28, 2012
- Last Login: Sep 22, 2021, 5:28pm EDT
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This is fair – I opened with the long road it’s taken, but avoided all the details bc it wasn’t directly related to the review of the hardware. That said, I’ve held this write-up for the last year until they were committed to a ship date, bc I didn’t want to promote something that may or may not make it to market. Now that it seems they’ve gotten to the shipping phase, it was time.
All that said, I’m hoping they make good with all of their pre-orders before they start shipping to new customers. Let me know how your saga plays out!
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lol, I know what you’re saying but you also very clearly and concisely outlined the strengths and weaknesses of each platform!
I’d say this for the $80 per expansion module issue: if you think you’re done collecting and not looking to incrementally add more to the storage, maybe it means purchasing (used?), ripping, and reselling that module. I imagine a lot of people will be reselling modules after they rip their collections.
As for the software emulation issue, I’ve been seriously impressed at the performance of the Polymega thus far and it’s not even out yet.
Last point, you can buy a prebuilt MiSTer, with case! If I bought one today, this is the one I’d get: https://misteraddons.com/products/mister-pre-configured-bundle-with-aluminum-case
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Edit: This server has only been up since Feb, but I was in the larger Classic Gaming Discord that this spun out of before that. Both are too noisy for my tastes, but both have been helpful and welcoming when I had to figure something out.
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I’ve been in that server for over a year — admittedly, as an intermittent lurker — but I’ve never seen anything close to that and, to the contrary, have mostly been impressed at how welcoming it seems to be. This is in fact the first negative comment about the MiSTer community I’ve seen, outside of the regular "Sorg is mean" or "why don’t you edit the wiki then" stuff.
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Good flag, will add to the list of places above. Ty!