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    When Sony initially announced the final list of 20 games that would be available on the PlayStation Classic, we warned that the selection was full of "glaring omissions" that "might annoy you." A quick analysis of the source files for the system's open source emulator, though, suggests that many other well-remembered PlayStation games were at least considered at some point in the hardware's development. Sony has published the source code for the many open source components of the PlayStation Classic to comply with the requirements of the GNU General Public License. That includes source files for a modified version of PCSX ReARMed, an open source PlayStation emulator with a long history. You can also see how the PlayStation Classic files differ from a "clean" install of the emulator at a glance using this Github page. Buried in the system's "title.h" file is a list of enumerated variable names and associated PlayStation serial numbers referencing various games. That list includes all the games packaged with the PlayStation Classic (in both Western and Japanese markets), as well as dozens more that are not included in the box. Elsewhere in the source code, many of those variables (including ones for unplayable games) are used to modify certain emulator settings when that game is selected. Here's the list of referenced but unplayable games (along with the variable name/region code references found in the source code): Armored Core: Master of Arena ("ARMORED_CORE_MASTER_OF_ARENA") Chocobo's Dungeon ("CHOCOBOS_JP") Colin McRae Rally ("COLIN_MCRAE_RALLY_EU") Crash Bandicoot ("CRASH_BANDICOOT_EU/US") Crash Bandicoot 2 ("CRASH_BANDICOOT_2_EU/JPUS") Toy Story 2 ("DISNEY_TOY_STORY_2_EU") Devil Dice ("XI_EU") (Note: The Japanese version of this game, title XI, is available on the Japanese PlayStation Classic) Driver ("DRIVER_EU/US") Ehrgeiz ("EHRGEIZ_JP") Fighting Force ("FIGHTING_FORCE_US") Gran Turismo ("GRAN_TURISMO_EU/JP/US") Grand Theft Auto 2 ("GRAND_THEFT_AUTO_2_EU/US") Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ("HARRY_POTTER_AND_THE_PHILOSOPHERS_STONE_EU") Kagero ("KAGERO_JP") Klonoa: Door to Phantomile ("KLONOA_DOOR_TO_PHANTAMILE_JP/US" [sic]) Kula World ("KULA_WORLD_EU") Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver ("LEGACY_OF_KAIN_SOUL_REAVER_EU/US") Medal of Honor ("MEDAL_OF_HONOR_EU/US") Medievil ("MEDIEVIL_EU/US") Mega Man Legends ("MEGA_MAN_LEGENDS_EU/JP/US" [sic]) Mr. Driller G ("MR_DRILLER_G_JP") Paca Paca Passion ("PACAPACA_PASSION_JP") Parappa the Rapper ("PARAPPA_THE_RAPPER_US") Parasite Eve ("PARASITE_EVE_DISC_1_US" and "PARASITE_EVE_DISC_2_US") (Note: The Japanese version of this game is available on the Japanese PlayStation Classic) RayStorm ("RAY_STORM_JP") Ridge Racer ("RIDGE_RACER_EU/JP/US") Silent Hill ("SILENT_HILL_EU/JP/US") Spec Ops: Stealth Patrol ("SPEC_OPS_STEALTH_PATROL_US") Street Fighter Alpha 3 ("STREET_FIGHTER_ALPHA_3_US") Street Fighter Ex Plus Alpha ("STREET_FIGHTER_EX_PLUS_EU/JP/US") Suikoden ("SUIKODEN_EU/JP/US") Tomb Raider ("TOMB_RAIDER_EU/JP/US") Tomb Raider 2 ("TOMB_RAIDER_2_EU/JP/US") Tomba ("TOMBA_JP/US") Tony Hawk's Pro Skater ("TONY_HAWK_SKATE_BOARDING_EU") Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 ("TONY_HAWKS_PRO_SKATER_2_EU/US) Vagrant Story (VAGRANT_STORY_EU/US) Wild Arms 2 ("WILD_ARMS_2_DISC_1_JP" and "WILD_ARMS_2_DISC_2_JP") Xevious 3D/G+ ("XEVIOUS_3D_G_JP") To be clear, there's no indication (yet) that these game files are actually still hidden somewhere on the PlayStation Classic itself. But the extant references in the emulator's source code heavily suggest that all of these titles were tested on the PlayStation Classic hardware at some point in its development. Perhaps these games were just used to test the general viability and quality of the system's emulation. More likely, though, is that these titles were among those being considered for the system's final software lineup, which was rolled out slowly starting in September. It's hard to say for sure why any of these games didn't make it into the final product. Licensing/rights issues with third-party publishers, problems with emulation quality, or presumed appeal to the target audience could all be to blame. In any case, these remnant references offer an enticing hint behind the scenes into Sony's decision-making process and a glimpse of what could have been for the flawed retro plug-and-play box. SOURCE
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    Translation info found here. Genre: Tactical RPG Size (compressed): 330 MB Size (uncompressed): 618 MB Link: [Hidden Content] Password:
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    What are No-Intro sets? No-Intro is a group dedicated to collecting ROMs of older video game systems for the sake of preservation. Their main goal is to collect complete and accurate collections of old video games. This means no hacks, bad dumps, etc, only clean ROM files accurate to what was commercially released. The name "No-Intro" came from the early days when they used to rip out annoying "scene" intros that were sometimes injected into dumped games. If you want more information you can visit the No-Intro website. Difference between No-Intro and Goodsets The most common complete ROM sets you will encounter on the internet are known as "GoodSets". While these aren't bad, they have a slightly different goal and are usually several years outdated. Goodsets basically collect together as many known dumps as possible into one set. The good, the bad, hacks, multiple dumps, all there. No-Intro sets only include one good ROM for each region or revision of a game (usually one US, one Europe, and one Japan). In addition, No-Intro sets are updated frequently as new or more accurate ROMs are found. Basically what you get in a No-Intro set is equivalent to what was on the original cartridges. What are the numbers next to each set? After the Name of the set there are parentheses and numbers. This is the date when the set was last updated in Year-Month-Day format. For example a set with (20101126) was last updated on November 26th, 2010. [Hidden Content]
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    I'm still not a fan of the whole emulation thing. I'd love it if it was official hardware with real firmware. But if it's like this, then what's so better about it from a $15 RaspberryPi?
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    Just last month, it was revealed that Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet would soon be making its way to Nintendo Switch. Based on the 2016 release Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, this new Switch version contains some exclusive features, and a new trailer has now arrived to showcase exactly what you'll be getting your hands on when the game launches next year. Just in case the scantily clad frolicking in general isn't quite enough for you, a new 'Soft 4D' engine has been added especially for Nintendo Switch. Using the Switch's HD Rumble, players will be able to interact with the girls on screen in new ways; apparently, the engine has been designed with the aim of "providing various jiggles" to work in tandem with the visuals on screen. Is it getting hot in here? The trailer is actually for both the Switch and PS4 versions of the game, so expect to see some footage of the 'VR Paradise' mode for Sony's console, too. All nine girls present in the original game - Kasumi, Momiji, Hitomi, Helena, Marie Rose, Honoka, Nyotengu, Kokoro, and Ayane - will be joined by two extras for a total of eleven this time around, all of which will be able to take part in your chosen sports activities. If it wasn't clear - and we wouldn't blame you for missing it - this game is actually all about playing sports like beach volleyball and, Olympic Games favourite, 'Butt Battle'. Check it out for yourself below (naturally, this video contains suggestive content ). Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet launches in Japan on 20th March 2019; no western release has been confirmed just yet, but we'll make sure to keep an eye out for any more news. Are you feeling a little excited for this one, or are you covering up your poor Joy-Con's IR camera before it gets anywhere near that Soft 4D gameplay? Let us know below. SOURCE
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    Funimation, one of the largest anime distributors in America, has partnered with Hulu to bring a number of new series to the streaming service at the same time as their Japanese release, the companies announced on Tuesday. Along with new series produced, licensed and released by Funimation, Hulu also has a selection of titles from the existing Funimation library, which in total includes more than 600 shows, many in both subbed and dubbed formats. This means that Hulu and Funimation’s own streaming service will continue to be the only places to offer both the subbed and dubbed versions of shows like My Hero Academia and Attack on Titan. Also unclear is if some of these shows such as My Hero Academia will continue to stream on popular anime-centric streaming service Crunchyroll, which Funimation ended its relationship with last month. Though, Polygon has reached out to Funimation and Hulu for clarification. These changes come, in part, as a result of Funimation being bought by Sony Pictures Television last year, potentially raising larger questions about the company’s relationship with Hulu going forward. This news comes at a time when many streaming services are attempting to differentiate themselves in the anime market. This announcement helps position Hulu as one of the premier services for simulcasted anime streaming anime in the US, a market that largely belonged to Crunchyroll previously. Meanwhile, Netflix seems more interested in highly specific series and making older additions to its library, like the recently announced Neon Genesis Evangelion, or the service’s upcoming Cowboy Bebop live-action series SOURCE
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    Ico Disc and cover: Download: Password:
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    Shadow of the Colossus Disc and cover: Download: Password:
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    Tales of the Abyss UNDUB Download: Password: [email protected] Size: 2,86 GB compressed Format: ISO Tested on: Softmodded PS2 50004 with OPL from a 2,5 HDD