> And, you know, just to jump on my soapbox for a second, the whole situation pisses me
> off because it makes me realize how stupid average people are and how intellectually
> bankrupt the majority of gaming "news" sites are.
> I've seen several gaming "news" sites report that Primal Rage 2 is now emulated. They
> don't give a fuck that it's achieved with ugly hacks. They don't give a fuck that it
> doesn't necessarily reflect how the hardware works. They don't give a fuck that more
> technically involved and technically impressive things go into MAME fairly regularly.
> I could name any number of things that have gone into MAME that in my opinion deserve
> coverage among the gaming media, but some dude "accomplishing" a MASH-like hack gets
> coverage. Motherfucker.
Indeed, the only real coverage I saw of MAME's 20th anniversary was hijacked, mainly focusing on MAME emulating Primal Rage 2, ignoring everything else that has happened.
Had RL friends asking me about it too, saying we're on a roll for doing cool things with PGM2 and now this... yet neither is actually suitable for inclusion in MAME.
Considering all the cool stuff that IS being done, it's rather depressing.
(for PR2 I have no problem with what the guy did, he followed the rules, released the source etc. it's just the media coverage that has been disappointing, showing a complete lack of understanding)