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    Being stuck to prolonging the lifetime of the...

    Being stuck to prolonging the lifetime of the original hardware is the worst thing you can do.

    Those parts aren't only going to start aging but there won't be replacement parts anymore. Optical...
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    Eventually that's going to backfire… I mean, UK...

    Eventually that's going to backfire… I mean, UK game magazines utterly collapsed after they were found praising Rise of the Robots (which is a complete turd), and they got stuck in that situation...
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    Yeah, that's one of the reasons why I was...

    Yeah, that's one of the reasons why I was considering the multiple publisher approach with Arkagis Revolution, being able to cover more regions should make it easier for people to acquire cartridges...
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    Because the expansion slot is similar to the...

    Because the expansion slot is similar to the cartridge slot (meaning a lot of the behavior is the same, but on a different address range) and on top of that the latter is capable of snooping every...
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    It's actually a setting: ...

    It's actually a setting:

    https://i.imgur.com/RK5RNZ3.png

    https://www.arkagis.com/screenshot_labs_3x.png

    In fact I had to add it because the more detailed HUD can add to the motion sickness....
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    Proud to announce that the game will include...

    Proud to announce that the game will include voice acting :​O​)
    https://twitter.com/arkagis/status/1141093053115043842

    Currently working on getting the voices implemented in the cutscenes. And...
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    Essentially people wondering if it'll use up too...

    Essentially people wondering if it'll use up too much power because of all the stuff it needs to run, though it seems it uses up less than Virtua Racing? (for context, Virtua Racing uses up 120mA) We...
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    Yeah, I had my doubts about the ARM chip being in...

    Yeah, I had my doubts about the ARM chip being in charge of the 68000 (because that'd break timings way too hard). It being in charge of emulating the drive makes way more sense, especially since it...
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    The power usage is a lot lower thanks to not...

    The power usage is a lot lower thanks to not having a physical CD drive in the first place :​P (and you missed a thread in the Genesis Does subforum)

    Oversimplification but the expansion slot is...
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    Nah, just joking about how somebody seriously...

    Nah, just joking about how somebody seriously suggested to ditch a port to move it to SNES :​P (got called out for that)

    Also later I'll try to put up a page detailing the consoles. Aside from...
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    This problem isn't unique to homebrew though, or...

    This problem isn't unique to homebrew though, or even game development, it plagues the entire entertainment industry. In just about every other industry, trying to advertise anything before it's...
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    To anybody wondering about power requirements:...

    To anybody wondering about power requirements: remember there isn't a physical CD drive in that thing.
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    Uploaded a trailer on the site!...

    Uploaded a trailer on the site!
    https://www.arkagis.com/

    I need to hurry up and tidy up a few things so I can release a demo for download.
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    Honestly I was under the impression that most...

    Honestly I was under the impression that most collectors would not have a Twitter account, if anything (but honestly I'm not sure there's anything hinting that Twitter is more likely to attract...
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    Embargo dates (where you can't release news until...

    Embargo dates (where you can't release news until a specific date) are a thing. Publishers started enforcing that because otherwise everybody would rush to be the first to have anything out which...
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    Mega Drive itself is lacking on that genre though...

    Mega Drive itself is lacking on that genre though (I don't think it ever had a good counterpart to Super Metroid), so it may make sense for that alone.

    Also something I just remembered, if we're...
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    We probably shouldn't forget how Mega Cat Studios...

    We probably shouldn't forget how Mega Cat Studios handled Coffee Crisis…

    And yeah, I'd really prefer if people would straight up stop putting money in games that aren't great.¹ And also I've seen...
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    This thread sure as hell disagrees with the poll...

    This thread sure as hell disagrees with the poll results (・~・) The poll is leaning mainly towards cartridges (though ROM download is 2nd place), while this thread may as well suggest we should kill...
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    Do you prefer cartridges or ROM downloads?

    Twitter poll here: https://twitter.com/plutiedev/status/1139917024812048385

    But yeah, basically the question is: if you wanted to purchase a new homebrew game and there's the option to get a...
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    I thought Tetris 99 was the current big thing? ...

    I thought Tetris 99 was the current big thing?

    But yeah, I can't imagine many people willing to tolerate the more primitive tetris rules from older games (no wall kicks, no hold, only a single...
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    For what's worth it, I don't see anybody making a...

    For what's worth it, I don't see anybody making a racing game, if you want to know what major genre is currently being underserved by homebrew…
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    The problem is that to put it bluntly a lot of...

    The problem is that to put it bluntly a lot of the games look not-so-good or outright bad. Not necessarily an issue if you're just making a free game, but if you're gonna start asking for money then...
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    Relevant:...

    Relevant: https://github.com/andwn/cave-story-md/issues/228#issuecomment-371025476
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    That's still not a game entirely built around it...

    That's still not a game entirely built around it (also holy shit that one there looks like a disaster o_0 both the controls and the collision detection)

    It's… really weird since it almost feels as...
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    X-Men runs at 30 FPS so let's say it probably...

    X-Men runs at 30 FPS so let's say it probably wasn't the most optimal use of the hardware either.

    In fighting games it's obvious as it means sprites can be smaller and hence take up less ROM...
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