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    PlayStation 4

    Anyone got themselves a PlayStation4? What are your first impressions? How does it compare to PS3 graphics and heat-wise?
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    Will not touch for a few months yet. Not a big enough range of games yet
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    I thought that about the One, only really Forza that's available in my eyes lol

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    I just sold my ps3 for $250 because I have maybe played it 5 times since I bought it and only ever used it for dvds so I highly doubt il buy another new console for a long time.

    Still got my red mario wii, SNES and hunting for a good quality n64!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by adam_92 Click here to enlarge
    I just sold my ps3 for $250 because I have maybe played it 5 times since I bought it and only ever used it for dvds so I highly doubt il buy another new console for a long time.

    Still got my red mario wii, SNES and hunting for a good quality n64!
    I still have my n64 with original box. And my dreamcast, nothing like a good sesh with sonic adventure 2 or phantasy star online ep 2... MEMORIES! !!! LOL
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    I had a n64 with a few super mario games. Had the box and it was mint aswell. Dad thought it was worthless 10 years ago so he binned it when we moved house
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    I've got no plans for getting a PS4 or XB1 at this stage. I'd be more inclined to buy a XB1, as I'd probably get FM5 to go with, but as I'm hammering the PS3 with GT6 at the moment, there's no point.

    Plus, as I've found with most consoles (in particular the MS ones), you are better off waiting for at least the second revision of the machine as it will be cheaper and more reliable. Having said that, I bought PS3 no. 1 in HK the week they were launched in 2006 and it died late last year. Replaced it with a Superslim from Cashies. The first 360 I bought at launch, lasted two and a half years before giving me the RRoD, the second one I still have (although I think it may have died last week). I have however hacked my 360s (as I don't believe in the need to pay for going online to play, when I can do it on the Sony for free).

    Funny with the N64s and the like, when they went out of style, they were just binned, but now people collect the damn things and pay ridiculous prices for them. I've kinda got a bit of soft spot for some of the older games, especially arcade games. So much so, I actually built my own arcade machine using MAME (emulator software), a 26" LAI cabinet (used to be an NBA Jam machine), a PC and some trick bits I bought from Chris (@OzStick). The machine itself is residing at a so-called mate's place at the moment, but I've had a little bit of a falling out with him, so it's a little awkward to go get the thing back. Software wise, MAME is an emulator mostly for arcade games (or ROMs/dumps) and I even have other emulators loaded on it for the Megadrive, SNES, NES, etc. Just a couple of the pics I have laying around for it.

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    PS4 styling is a nice change from the PS3 but I wonder if they will release a slimmer version down the track. Agree with waiting a few months (years?) before buying. Let the early adopters pay full price and discover the bugs.

    PS3 is fairly handy for playing Blu-ray discs and for use as a PVR with the PlayTV. It's a neat all-in-one solution in that respect.

    Saw an N64 at Gametraders the other day for $199.99. Wonder what they paid for it. I remember playing Star Wars Shadows of the Empire, Perfect Dark and The World Is Not Enough on N64 years ago. Good times!

    Arcade machine is very impressive Chris. Are the controls hooked up to a PC box? Heard a little bit about MAME but is there a Mac version? I've used Fusion for Sega ROMs. Will have to try connect a spare PS3 controller sometime. Any Opels in GT6?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by kovert Click here to enlarge
    Arcade machine is very impressive Chris. Are the controls hooked up to a PC box? Heard a little bit about MAME but is there a Mac version? I've used Fusion for Sega ROMs. Will have to try connect a spare PS3 controller sometime. Any Opels in GT6?
    Basically, this machine is just a regular spec PC with a big fancy case and a keyboard encoder interface that translates button presses/stick movements into key presses as if you were doing them on the keyboard itself. As far as I know, MAME is still MSDOS based and some people have translated this into graphical user interface known as MameUI. I don't believe there is a Mac version, but I wouldn't be surprised if some have tried porting it across. Still being DOS based, MAME is actually best run on a Windows XP machine. Will run on 7 and possibly 8, but in the case of my machine, I use a special video card for this application known as the ArcadeVGA (ATi Radeon chipset). It's main purpose is to output a 15kHz signal if you're rigging up a traditional arcade monitor (regular CRT TVs ran 31kHz), but the software that runs the card is also optimised to run these games at all sorts of low resolutions on newer monitors. In these pics you see I have it fitted with a 19" CRT PC monitor, but that was since replaced with a 24" LCD which filled the space a bit better. Okay, so it's not as traditional as the old style monitors, but it's cheaper, it works well and there's stuff all to do in making it work. Chris (aka OzStick on this forum) has his own business (www.ozstick.com.au, same URL that used to be on my SRi, lol) where he sells a lot of the specialised parts to make these machines. The guy is awesome to deal with and he even builds complete machines, including visual/virtual pinball machines that are a blast to play. Just imagine, one pinball machine, similar to my MAME cabinet in the way it's PC powered, with two or three monitors with the ability to emulate multiple pinball tables in the single machine. Now that's cool.

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    Had a look at the site - awesome stuff. We do touchscreens and museum interpretive displays where I work but nothing fun like those arcade machines. One things for sure, those sticks and buttons need to be durable with the punishment they take. I also remember seeing the Vectra C 3.2 V6 (facelift) way back in GT4 on PS2. The age of wired controllers and analogue video cables.

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