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youtube.com/watch?v=1CVJDY8Wpm a reminder that this is all the exposition you get out of God Hand

"you've arrived in town. here's some guys to ponch"

youtube.com/watch?v=sgl_HrxlUH also here's your soundtrack for walking through town ponching random thugs and Actual Demons

@Nine it emulates very well nowadays if your machine can handle PS2 emulation!

@theoutrider I mean probably yeah but I think I could probably snag a phys copy given I've got an actual PS2

@Nine what the SHIT

I got my copy in like 2011 for £4 or sommat

@theoutrider okay I mnaanged to find a copy for like, £20 on ebay, but amazon has only 3 copies for like £48, and one fucko on ebay is selling their used copy for £100 XD

@Nine ANYWAY it emulates well and you get widescreen and high res if you fancy out of it

@Nine "compatible on PS3" good luck finding a PS3 with PS2 hardware BC these days

@theoutrider right??? it was just like, the first gen of them wasn't it that had BC?

@Nine yeah

also that was the gen that fairly commonly died of the same thing as 360s eventually

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Because of the combination of BC causing issues and early, cheap build quality right?

@Nine nah, the BC was software only in the EU hardware and thus worse than in the first-run US consoles (which had the relevant PS2 hardware built in)

the issue is the same with both - lead-free solder + heat expansion/contraction/deformation of the mainboard would eventually cause the GPU's solder joints to break

(lead-free solder loses its flexibility a bit quicker than lead solder, so becomes more brittle and thus more susceptible to deformation)

@Nine this is why you could often fix a RROD/YLOD by putting the console in the oven for a while or taking the heat sink off and just letting it run hot while increasing pressure on the heatsink clamps (e.g. by adding washers between the clamp+mainboard)

@Nine effectively softening the solder again so it reforms the broken connections

@theoutrider Ah yeah I forgot about the whole "baking your console" shit, ahahah. like I'm guessing they actually figured out what the issue was, but couldn't/wouldn't crack open the case to try a less uh... "nuclear option"?, so figured they'd just pop it in the oven for a little bit and just be super careful about the temp?

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@theoutrider i got to review that back in the day. imagine being so pleasantly surprised by a game you had no pre-release hype / context for. rare experience. it was great.

@gatewave the genius of god hand

is that it's jest a gehm aboot punchin' people

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