NeoGeo-X hooked it up and took a closer look

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Okay I hooked up the NeoGeo-X and played on it. In 'console' form it is less disappointing for me. The experience playing the NeoGeo classics is actually fun. The Arcade joystick is precise and works well - although it does feel cheaper and nor as durable as the real deal. Read more below...

The design is very nice and well done although the build-quality and the technical execution lag behind. With SNK giving their official blessing on the product my expectations of it were higher. Not necessarily did I think the build quality was identical to the original hardware but better than it is now. And with that mushy shoulder button - well it having a hardware manufacturing fault - that kinda kills the buzz for me.

Still it may be a good way for a lot of folk not woning AES hardware to hop on board. But for this price the console should hold up and outlast its 90 days warranty. It is a way to get access to lots of great NeoGeo classics legally.

So on the one hand I do think it stinks and on the other hand I actually like the system. It is a mishmash of opinions for me and the jury still is out. I wouldn't buy this again at this price point knowing what I now know and experiencing the build quality. But I probably would at a much lower price point - say 2/3 or half the price it is now. . The amount I mentioned in the video is a bit too low in hind-sight.

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clok1966
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I see its cehap on amazon if

I see its cehap on amazon if anybody wants one.. $129 free shipping.. I just htouhgt would mention it as I was interested at $200, but htis price point makes it hard to pass up (unless you just bought an arcade unit with a 168 in 1 cart).
http://www.amazon.com/NEOGEO-X-GOLD-Limited-Electronic-Games/dp/B0093G9V...

Bill Loguidice
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Getting there...

clok1966 wrote:
I see its cehap on amazon if anybody wants one.. $129 free shipping.. I just htouhgt would mention it as I was interested at $200, but htis price point makes it hard to pass up (unless you just bought an arcade unit with a 168 in 1 cart).
http://www.amazon.com/NEOGEO-X-GOLD-Limited-Electronic-Games/dp/B0093G9VOI/ref=sr_1_1?t=slickdeals&tag=slickdeals&ascsubtag=gSvDIpe1EeK804qOGUSK0g0_wQCV3_0_0_0&s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1364433657&sr=1-1&keywords=B0093G9VOI%2F

Geez, even with the flaws it's becoming close to worth it at that price. I have AES cartridges stacked up high and a multi-cart for my MVS motherboard, so I don't really need this, but it's certainly tempting...

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clok1966
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/o

Link: http://bit.ly/14MSs8T

bestbuy for $129 to as the other deal is gone. I too keep 'almost" buying it..

Mark Vergeer
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Just give in...

You'll feel totally numb for a bit and then enjoy it despite its flaws!

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clok1966
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well I'm so close its been ..

well I'm so close its been .. modded.. wont say more.. and more game packs are coming supposedly... I feel like picking 2 up, taking he extra joystick and selling the rest on ebay..

Bill Loguidice
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The NeoGeoX is no more!

Termination of the License Agreement between TOMMO Inc. and SNK PLAYMORE USA CORP.

http://www.snkplaymoreusa.com/termination-of-the-license-agreement-betwe...

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Mark Vergeer
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No surprising

I don't really think this is surprising as the quality of the product and even the legality of the software contained within (the emulation bit) left a lot to be desired. Firmware updates were only distributed on additional game carts so as a paying customer not really satisfied with the 1st incarnation of the firmware you needed to shell out even more money in order to actually obtain an update.

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