Analogue Nt mini Noir [One Final Run]

gray117

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I look at analogue's stuff like a fan made tribute...

I honestly don't think analogue rakes in the cash - sure it's a nice reward and it ensures they stay doing what they do, but it's still a niche fan project. And as cool/aloof as they might want to present their products and themselves they've undoubtably fallen down some holes through their own learning process, enthusiasm and/or personality (issues)... and at this kind of level I think you've generally got to accept that.

The problem is this level of presentation/concentration/pricing brings with it expectations of professionalism in what is one of the most priveleged, demanding, entitled and passionate of markets... And honestly I can totally forgive their product faults in that light. In terms of mis-steps, I'd prefer them to be a bit more upfront about it, even if was along the lines of 'yeah sorry we fcked up with that detail, sorry if it's a deal breaker for you, but we won't be fixing it because we've run out of energy/interest on that one, and it might open up a can of worms', but I can totally see how the awkward stone walling occurs with something like this, and honestly don't expect much in ways of customer service/relations.

I do actually find events like kid panda's telling more upsetting, because it is something that is more 1:1 and more specific. But even as disappointing as this may be, and each to their own on whether that puts them off, I think we can agree it's not Wagner levels of conflict/dilema.

In terms of emulation/simulation/bootlegging; each pushes and informs the other, and whilst analogue's product and market may be super niche, the attention it draws means only good things (so far) for preservation efforts; both software and hardware based. Sure directly there may not be too much of a relationship between the development techniques, but indirectly/tangentally they've definitely informed each other.
 

16-bit

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How much do Christoph's wooden Neo Geo's go for these days?
 

yagamikun

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My tracking says it will be here by this Friday. Hopefully it'll get here by Wednesday. Fedex is usually pretty quick.
 

heihachi

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So analogue definitely stretched the meaning of “noir” on this thing. Looks silver to me. Totally different than the pictures up to this point.
 

Geddon_jt

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I hope you guys who bought this thing enjoy it and post up your impressions here. I have one of the first run Nt Minis and it is, by far, probably my most used console overall and has been for a few years now.
 

ChopstickSamurai

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Mine was supposed to arrive today as well, but FedEx dropped the ball.

Jailbrake firmware was released today too.

 
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