> 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.
I'm really late in replying but whatever, average people are not "stupid" for not caring about technically impressive changes that result in what mostly are minute real world changes in execution. It shows you're really out of touch if you think the average video game player cares more to read about a sound chip has that been marginally improved due to a massive backend rewrite versus a hotly anticipated game that's been out of the spotlight for 20 years finally being playable due to 2 years of work, and I wouldn't put quotes around "accomplishing". It may not have been the cleanest way to do it but it was a valid and merited effort that deserves respect, even if it isn't how you would do it.