I put this here instead of the gaming category because I think it’s more about hardware than it is about gaming.
I am interested in building a retro gaming device with my son (he is 21, not young). This is just for fun.
I have seen projects like Retro Pi that look pretty neat but I don’t really know what is out there and what works well. I am NOT a gamer and I really don’t pay much attention to that world.
I’m not too worried about price (within reason of course – this is just for fun). I just mean I don’t need to go the cheapest possible… e.g., if it will bring substantially more capability to use, say an Intel NUC vs a Rasp Pi I am open to that.
So, what would you recommend I buy in terms of hardware? What should the base be? Controllers? Which host system?
I am primarily after the flexibility to use as many emulators as possible, preferably with a nice interface. Just connecting to a 1080p TV via HDMI so nothing too elaborate needed (I don’t think).
If it helps, I would classify my Linux skills “advanced”, more or less.