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PostPosted: 15 Jan 2018 20:01 
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What is No-Intro's opinion or stance on new, aftermarket, "retro" games?

Games like the game bundled from the Nt Mini, Super Turrican Director's Cut, Kick starter "retro" games, or Retro-Bit's games, between other places where you can get these "new" games?

How come No-Intro doesn't dump these kinds of games?


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PostPosted: 15 Jan 2018 20:32 
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I presume it's for the same reason we don't preserve homebrew games; it would be a nightmare for us to catalog. For every Tom, Dick, and Harry who makes his own poor quality NES game, puts it on a cartridge, and sells it to somebody, we need to buy the game, dump it, and DAT it. What if I only sell a couple copies of the game to my friends; does it still need to be preserved by us? What if it uses some obscure, custom mapper that will never be emulated?

We need to place a limit on what we want to preserve, and we've set that limit to games made during the console's lifetime that are not intentional pirates. That's not to say that all pirates, hacks, homebrews, and new games are useless from a preservation standpoint, but we don't preserve them.


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