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So-called "retrogaming" -- digging out favorite classic games of yesteryear to be played on equally aging hardware -- is right on trend at Gamescom, Europe's gaming fair.Nearby, a father is waxing lyrical on the attractions of another classic game, "Pong," to his young son.Beyond actual collectors some dyed-in-the-wool gamers have kept faithful to the old games even if some emulator programs which allow adaptation across platforms are not always technically quite legal.For retro fans Sega is now proposing its Mega Drive Mini, replete with 42 games.Nintendo has meanwhile revamped its NES and SuperNES consoles while the first edition of PlayStation is also back on the market. How long the business can surf the retro wave is not clear, however.
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