I thought about getting a RPi 2 B and install Retropie to relive my childhood and play some oldschool games with my girlfriend(she really loves the idea). Right now I don't have a RPi, but I got 2 wireless xbox 360 controller that I don't use often.
I would like to sit down and press a button on a remote or controller and start the "console". As far as I know right now you have to plug in the micro usb cable to turn the RPi on and use a shutdown command to shut it down.
In Retropie it's easier to shut down as there's a shutdown option in the main menu. But my concern is that I use a multi power extension outlet with a on/off button. Most of the time the extention outlet is turned off, but if I want to watch something on Netflix I turn it on and turn it off if I am done watching tv.
Wouldn't that mean I would power the RPi on(booting up etc) and off all the time I just want to watch TV?
I have read that you shouldn't just power off the Pi but shut it down via command and then unplug it, or the sdcard gets corrupted.
Is there a way to stop the Pi from booting up if energy is flowing and is there a way to wirelessly turn it on/off?