Sorgelig wrote:Let's connect Core i7 and some GBs of RAM to A2600. It will let to play some current AAA titles. But what's the point of it?
A2600 has MOS6507 CPU and let's keep it this way.
For 70MHz ARM there are other computers. If someone write games for ARM, then it's not A2600 at all.
The ARM in this case is simply a supplement to the main processor, no different than the special co-processing chips added to SNES games. In fact such chips were added to official 2600 games back in the day as well (e.g. DPC for Pitfall II).
The ARM is specced to 70Mhz, but it does not mean the games use that capacity. If you look at the games themselves (e.g Scramble, Super Cobra, Mappy, Draconian, Space Rocks, Galaga) they do not feel out of place from later 2600 releases. Graphics, sound, etc. are all still being produced via the original chips.
That all being said, I am sympathetic to your point of view.