Quote Originally Posted by Whoracle View Post
Well, if you happen to have kept an old Windows 98 PC around, the same holds true for the PC, mind you. It's just that if you want to play old games, you're jumping through hoops either way, no matter if you want to play consoles or PC.
I wouldn't call picking up a game on Virtual Console/XBLA/PSN to be jumping through hoops myself. And keeping an old Windows 98 PC is much less likely than keeping an old console, since PCs tend to get updated as new stuff comes out, whereas consoles need to be replaced with a new machine.