It’s hilarious that this means players of backup copies will still have a better time digging into the legacy of Sony’s shit than the buyers of their new stuff. Both wrt the rapidly developing RPCS3 (which can already do a hacky universal Boost Mode) and real moddable PS3 units.
You can just raw stream PS3 backups through a router to a modded PS3 because the thing’s just built to handle it better than most consoles. It’s even better than PS2 ethernet stuff because everything can be set up so it just works without hangs or read speed issues.
And there are a lot of fuckin weird games stuck on that platform and that gen to this day.
And while the Vita became a weird bad porn platform to make money after a while, it still has some cool shit that still isn’t even remotely emulatable, so the thorough neglect and now shunning of it is real baffling in its own right.
Dia’s writing comes off as harsh on this topic for a lot of people, but she does that because of how all these remasters keep being treated by the corporations releasing them and by extension a lot of social: as One Art To Rule Them All.
Subjectively i can appreciate remakes and originals both on my own, and i know it’ll be that way for DeS, but when treated as no more than another trinket for the tech progress grinder, it means people coming to this stuff fresh won’t realistically get to understand or appreciate the whole legacy of the media they’re consuming.
Editorializations are treated as the final word by companies like Sony and by extension the Bluepoint projects they fund, which takes “reimagining” from enriching interpretation to needlessly authoritative erasure in practice.
…Especially when i can play 60fps classic DeS, active private server and all, with a fucking emulator on this midrange computer right this second come on.