Do words like Reproduction, ROM Hack or Pirate Cart have any place in a collector's vocabulary? There are many fringe areas of collecting that may or may not find a home in your collection. How far removed from legitimate licensed releases are you comfortable with? If playing on the original hardware is important to you, is there a way to justify playing a back up of your games?
Where can you even get these things? Why would you want them? Are you still considered a collector if you partake?
Get our occasionally nonsensical take on such subjects as we explore the farthest reaches of physical media and collecting.
Interesting side note: If you listen to Episode 10 of the Collectorcast backwards, at full blast, and playing at half speed you might just hear the most sinister and unholy of words uttered straight from the depths of Hell... emulation!!
Music: Legacy of the Wizard (NES) Small Scores: 11:12 Main Topic: 2:48:29 Outtro: 4:50:42
Love the show, guys. It's nice (though rare) to hear something computer related talked about (however brief that moment is).
Piracy and abandonware is a strange, grey beast, especially for PC and computer gamers. While I do not have any qualms about using emulators or ROMs, I love that fact that you guys address the "human factor" along with piracy. I was really afraid there would be some really hypocritical conversations happening but you guys suprised me. Thank you, again.
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