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Remember when we kept our old consoles and BC was not an issue?

#11boofiePosted 1/19/2013 3:47:55 PM
It's about convenience. Somehow I doubt many people got rid of their old consoles and yet kept all the games for it.
#12ozran(Topic Creator)Posted 1/19/2013 3:48:34 PM
No one is saying you have to have all your consoles hooked up at once. I mean it is not like you are gonna play them all at once.

Have one hooked up when you wanna play games for that console and then when you wanna play a game on a different consoles you take said console out of a secure storage area.

Are people so lazy that they need to have everything hooked up at once?

I mean it is not like it takes much effort to unhook the current consoles and hook up the one you want to play
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#13BurgerTime79Posted 1/19/2013 3:48:46 PM
I remember it like it's today. All my systems from the Atari to now are less than 10 feet away from me. I can hook them up whenever I want.
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#14_AverageGamerPosted 1/19/2013 3:53:22 PM
I'm find with the PS3 not having backwards compatibility, but at the same time I do understand it as a problem.

Right now, I have a PS1, PS3, Wii, NES, SNES, and Dreamcast hooked up to my TV. If my PS3 were to break, then I want to put my PS2 back up there, which I would not have enough space for.

Also, backwards compatibility started with the Atari 7200. All 7200 models could play 2600 games. The entire Gameboy line is backwards compatible with the GameBoy Advance systems. Backwards compatibility isn't something new.
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#15Zero254Posted 1/19/2013 3:54:30 PM
Not an issue for me either since i keep them all.
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#16ozran(Topic Creator)Posted 1/19/2013 3:56:02 PM
Okay I forgot about the Atari and Gameboy systems.......my bad.
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#17mega_flare_77Posted 1/19/2013 3:56:58 PM
bc was only an issue for me back in 2010 because my tv had 1 scart output and it was a hassle constantly changing
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#18kobalobasileusPosted 1/19/2013 4:34:06 PM
One word: Emulators.

Nobody gets worked up about BC for really old hardware because it's easy to emulate, and most emulators are free.

And I do distinctly remember many people I knew personally being annoyed that the SNES didn't also play NES games.
#19Impaired MedicPosted 1/19/2013 4:38:46 PM
Eventually older consoles have a tendency to stop working. While my launch PS2 still works, I have to do a lot of maintenance on it to keep it working. I'd rather just play PS2 games on my PS3 because I don't have to crack it open and adjust things before I can use it.
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#20Devil_wings00Posted 1/19/2013 4:39:55 PM
It's convenient. No one here is pretending it's hard to hook up an old console or anything but it is just more convenient to be able to run it all off one box.

I still have my SNES, NES, PS1, PS2 etc but I generally run all those off emulators from a computer under the TV because it's just easier that way.
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