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ROMs vs Purchased Games

by Sano Tue May 23, 2017 3:51 pm

So if your collection consist of mostly ROMs and pirated ISOs (PS2) and the like, would you still consider it an actual retro collection versus owning a retail copy of the game(s)?
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Re: ROMs vs Purchased Games

by Xeogred Tue May 23, 2017 4:21 pm

No.
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Re: ROMs vs Purchased Games

by Exhuminator Tue May 23, 2017 4:23 pm

Actual retro collection? Nah.

Virtual retro library? Sure.
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Re: ROMs vs Purchased Games

by Sarge Tue May 23, 2017 4:57 pm

Nope.
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Re: ROMs vs Purchased Games

by Sano Tue May 23, 2017 5:12 pm

Lol, I like that you guys are just like "NO!". What about digitally purchased games? Would you guys consider those to be a collection vs having a physical copy of a game?
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Re: ROMs vs Purchased Games

by 8bit Tue May 23, 2017 5:18 pm

No.
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Re: ROMs vs Purchased Games

by Gunstar Green Tue May 23, 2017 5:29 pm

Exhuminator wrote:Actual retro collection? Nah.

Virtual retro library? Sure.


I second this.

But I think it's a weird question to begin with.
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Re: ROMs vs Purchased Games

by Sarge Tue May 23, 2017 5:30 pm

Sano wrote:Lol, I like that you guys are just like "NO!". What about digitally purchased games? Would you guys consider those to be a collection vs having a physical copy of a game?

Digitally purchased games are legitimate purchases, not piracy.

(This is confounded a bit by their ephemeral nature and DRM, however, so I don't consider them as equal to a physical collection. And furthermore, in the context of the original question, a "retro" collection is going to consist of games primarily before the digital purchase age.)
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Re: ROMs vs Purchased Games

by dunpeal2064 Tue May 23, 2017 5:35 pm

If someone came over and asked me: "What games do you have to play?", I would show them all the shit, roms and burned games included. They are within my library of games available.

If someone came over and said: "Can I see your collection?", I wouldn't open up a rom folder or show them my binder of burns, that's dumb as hell.
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Re: ROMs vs Purchased Games

by Quiet Flight Tue May 23, 2017 6:37 pm

absolutely no :lol:
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