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To emulate or not emulate on the Atari 2600 (even when you own the cartridges)...

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#1 Bobbety_F

Bobbety_F

Posted 22 May 2017 - 10:41 AM

...that is the question. And it's been bothering me. 

I've been playing a lot of Atari 2600 games recently, and was fairly happy with emulation, but it did feel as if there was something missing (like the 2600 joystick;-)), so I started playing on the real thing, and it immediately felt better. So...I then switched to recording the real deal for my YouTube channel. Problem is, the footage is, naturally, of a lower quality. So here's my big question: what do you think people would rather see - crisp emulation or less crisp but authentic real Atari? For comparison, I've linked to one of my emulated vids (Freeway) and one authentic one (Enduro). The emulated footage also has the record symbol on the top right of the screen, but I don't know if that's a deal breaker or notsmile.png

 

https://youtu.be/AK3_NM_3yls

 

https://youtu.be/Hiqr4Qa-mVc


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