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Re: For those who like emulation and retrogaming

#21  Postby tuco » Apr 18, 2015 7:01 pm

No I was referring to fact that Donkey Kong is 30+ years old and if someone has rights to it its lulz to me regardless what the law might say I am not going to respect it (if I can get away with it).

Indeed, new business new people new approaches. These games are ideal for cloud streaming imo. Largely single player, not demanding HW and bandwidth/latency wise, could be made to bundles etc

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edit: just log in, click and play on tablet or phone for example. streaming gets around HW compatibilities/performace and installation and storage issues. just neat library with retro games on demand. nothing wrong with it.
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Re: For those who like emulation and retrogaming

#22  Postby DarthHelmet86 » Apr 19, 2015 6:40 am

Hahahaha yeah you have fun pulling the "lulz" defence in court when being sued by the owners of those games. You can live in a fantasy land where copyright doesn't exist or even try and get it changed in the real world but no business is going to last long making money off others products without paying them for it.
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Re: For those who like emulation and retrogaming

#23  Postby DaveD » Apr 28, 2015 11:22 am

Matthew Shute wrote:If I'm in the mood for some nostalgia gaming, which is only very occasionally, I'll load up WinUAE to play some Amiga favourites. You can still find thousands of games for it. WinUAE is free, but you'll usually have to buy the necessary Kickstart ROMs; and it can be tricky to configure the settings to get certain games to work, but it mostly works well.

I've also got a cheap Android device with a free ZX Spectrum emulator on it, Unreal Speccy Portable. It's very easy to get running, and very stable. World of Spectrum, for example, has a large game archive.

This thread, and this post in particular, has spurred me to set up an Amiga emulation too, and I've just spent the best part of three days playing old games, and tinkering with the various flavours of Workbench. Great fun!
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Re: For those who like emulation and retrogaming

#24  Postby tuco » Apr 28, 2015 11:42 am

DarthHelmet86 wrote:Hahahaha yeah you have fun pulling the "lulz" defence in court when being sued by the owners of those games. You can live in a fantasy land where copyright doesn't exist or even try and get it changed in the real world but no business is going to last long making money off others products without paying them for it.


tuco wrote:No I was referring to fact that Donkey Kong is 30+ years old and if someone has rights to it its lulz to me regardless what the law might say I am not going to respect it (if I can get away with it).

Indeed, new business new people new approaches. These games are ideal for cloud streaming imo. Largely single player, not demanding HW and bandwidth/latency wise, could be made to bundles etc

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edit: just log in, click and play on tablet or phone for example. streaming gets around HW compatibilities/performace and installation and storage issues. just neat library with retro games on demand. nothing wrong with it.



Some people hold the law as the highest authority and obey it no matter what. Others are aware of the law but do not think of it much unless they have to. I belong to latter.

lulz was for principle that someone can hold rights to 30 year old intellectual property with intent to capitalize on it. Crucial part of my post is .. if I can get away with it .. which addressed your remark before you even made it.
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