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    QOTW: Which retro tech needs to make a comeback?

    Are there retro gadgets that could succeed today, or are the classics best left in the past?
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    Re: QOTW: Which retro tech needs to make a comeback?


    Definitely due a comeback.

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    Re: QOTW: Which retro tech needs to make a comeback?

    Small smartphones.

    Tactile in-car controls.

    Perpetual software licences.

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    Re: QOTW: Which retro tech needs to make a comeback?

    Games developed only for PC for later on port to consoles

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    Re: QOTW: Which retro tech needs to make a comeback?

    CRT PC Monitors.

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    Re: QOTW: Which retro tech needs to make a comeback?

    Steam engines.
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    Re: QOTW: Which retro tech needs to make a comeback?

    Windows Phones. Although I'm still using an HP X3. I hate my company Android and Apples are a none starter. So please bring back and updated Windows Phone.

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    Re: QOTW: Which retro tech needs to make a comeback?

    I'll second Steam Engines.

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    Re: QOTW: Which retro tech needs to make a comeback?

    +1 for Windows Phone and perpetual software licencing.

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    Re: QOTW: Which retro tech needs to make a comeback?

    PC flight sim games - made for windows 10. Pocket flip phones. Commodore Amiga and all those wonderful games.

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    Re: QOTW: Which retro tech needs to make a comeback?

    Good IPs and COMPLETE games without DLCs(no alpha, beta, sucka, battle pass and so forth). Internet before social media. And decent human beings.

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    Re: QOTW: Which retro tech needs to make a comeback?

    I'd love to see the good old Atari VCS console make a comeback but don't think it'll ever happen. Oh hang on a minute.......... no, still don't think it'll happen

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    Re: QOTW: Which retro tech needs to make a comeback?

    "CRT PC Monitors" my 22" CRT lasted until the summer 2017, and i think i got it in 2000.
    So i am on my first pancake screen now, and it can not do the 200 Hz & 200 FPS i use to game at.

    I am also in favor of steam engines, really it is the classy way to travel.

    I also don't mind windows phone, i was on one for a few years, and as i am not a APP whore it worked just fine for be being a phone.

    I recall internet / the world before social media, it was a so much better place, and IMO the people that ruined it should be taxed so hard they close shop.

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    Re: QOTW: Which retro tech needs to make a comeback?

    A Retro Amiga CD32/A1200/A500 hybrid a bit like the SNES mini and Megadrive mini with customised ISO's so you dont have to load disk 2-3-4-5-6 e.t.c..
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    Re: QOTW: Which retro tech needs to make a comeback?

    N64 with HDMI with support for original cartridges and controllers. And it needs to happen NOW.

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    Re: QOTW: Which retro tech needs to make a comeback?

    Flip phones.

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