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Retrode 2 USB device lets you play real SNES and Genesis games in emulators

Discussion in 'Game Collecting' started by Neo Matrix, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Neo Matrix

    Neo Matrix Doesn't get the point of PIMI Moderator Premium Member

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    I take it this would be totally legal and nothing to do with piracy?
     
  2. Rabid

    Rabid NEED MOAR DEE-PEE-ESS Premium Member

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    Well, it seems like you actually have to own a cartridge to plug into this thing, so I would say no, nothing to do with piracy. Anyway, emulators to the best of my knowledge are perfectly legal. ROMs are only illegal if you don't own a copy of the game (again, to the best of my knowledge), because it would be incredibly stupid to be fined/arrested for having in your possession a back-up copy of a piece of software you already own.
     
  3. Methos

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    As far as I know, the copyright on GEN/SNES/NES hardware has ended, so emulators are legal. I think the software copyrights last a ton longer. Thus it's okay to own games and play them on whatever medium will run them. I don't think roms are legal in any capacity, though?
     
  4. Crazy Jamie

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    Copyright on software does last an awful lot longer. But this device sounds entirely legitimate. It must be useful for a lot of people, though for me personally I actually have those consoles and the games anyway, so can't see myself getting one.
     
  5. Neo Matrix

    Neo Matrix Doesn't get the point of PIMI Moderator Premium Member

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    That would explain the Streets of Rage and other assorted single-game Mega Drive TV plug-in devices I've seen recently...