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Old 08-18-2019, 12:00 PM
garygnu is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Port Orchard, WA
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I just bought an old NES, and it works. It's around 30 years old. I happen to have an old CRT television that I can plug it right into. If I only had a modern TV with HDMI I'd probably have to buy an adapter.

The NES I owned when I was a kid doesn't work anymore, but there are replacement parts and repair lots available still.

I think in the future, the biggest problems will be what's not self contained. DRM and online play. There might very week be dedicated civilians that run servers for popular games. Maybe.

Even old school games had authentication issues. Sid Meyer's Pirates! forced you to provide the location of the Spanish Treasure Fleet or Silver Mule Train based on information in the printed manual. Without it being available online now, you'd be SOL if the instruction book got lost.