Thread: What are your view on roms?

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    • 11 years 15 days ago
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    I though about this for a while. I could understand how A PS2, GBA, XBOX, or Gamecube emulator and roms could be illegal. Still though, I don't see what is wrong with playing nes, snes, or genesis or other systems of the 8-16 bit era. It isn't like they are making money off them now anyway. Who agrees with me?
      • 11 years 15 days ago
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      Personally
      I have a lot of the old systems (NES, SNES, and Genesis) still around my house, and a spare room to put a TV and them in, so the thought of using a rom never honestly crossed my mind.
        • 11 years 15 days ago
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        I agree. I dont see anything wrong with playing roms for systems that arent supported anymore.
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          • 11 years 15 days ago
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          Almost all roms are of games you can no longer find, and if you do they are usually so old that they cost around a dollar or maybe just a little more. The Nintendo Revolution will alow the owner to download any retro Nintendo game for free as long as it was mad eby Nintendo. ANd if it wasn't you just have topay a small fee. So in my book, roms and emulators are okay!
            • 11 years 13 days ago
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            Personally, I feel older console and arcade roms (70's - early 90's) are completely acceptable to own and use. The cartridge based market has had it's peak reached a long time ago. And let's face it, people these days aren't exactly shovelling endless bills into coin machines to play arcade games anymore. Emulation helps preserve these important elements of not only our childhood memories, but pop culture as well. People that still spend good portions of their time playing a 15-20 year old game (rom) should be taken as nothing more than a compliment to copyright owners...atleast the ones that are still around.
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              • 11 years 13 days ago
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              I have roms both NES, SNES, Coleco and MAME roms. I think that since most of the games are no longer in the arcades that they are ok to use and play. I will play them reguardless.
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                • 11 years 13 days ago
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                I fully support emulation and the use of roms if the system is no longer in production and the company no longer profits from it. I personally have roms from all of my favorite consoles of yesteryear and I would never give them up.
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                  • 7 years 8 months ago
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