Search found 2209 matches

by Spector
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?

I would say the C64 is technically the best overall for gaming because it was designed to play games, whereas the Spectrum wasn't specifically, and the C64 cost more too. In my opinion, the C64's SID chip is the single best thing aesthetically to come out of the 8 bit computer scene. The Amstrad's c...
by Spector
Sat May 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm GMT every Sunday
Replies: 60
Views: 1782

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm GMT every Sunday

It has been a grim week with the story of one of the greatest television shows of all time being axed in controversial circumstances. Jeremy Kyle's highly entertaining current affairs programme has been pulled after one of the guests was found dead, and there have been suggestions the programme made...
by Spector
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm GMT every Sunday
Replies: 60
Views: 1782

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm GMT every Sunday

I should let everyone know just in case you weren't aware - legendary ex-videogame journalist Stuart Campbell lost his defamation case against the Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale. He said he was "deeply distressed" by Dugdale claiming he was homophobic. Stuart is a sensitive person who is of co...
by Spector
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm GMT every Sunday
Replies: 60
Views: 1782

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm GMT every Sunday

We are now officially moved over to the Discord application. The link is in my signature - see if you have the necessary IQ to get in by following the instructions and obtaining access to the chat. It's on again from 9pm tonight. I'm waiting for you all!! :D
by Spector
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm GMT every Sunday
Replies: 60
Views: 1782

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on the IRC channel - join in at 9pm GMT every Sunday

Hey guys!! Your favourite moderator Buck Bullshit is here filling in! I like big bucks and I like to talk bullshit, so here I am!! Yes, I have been away on an intensive Core Competency training course, but I am now feeling suitably empowered!! We delivered on pressing migrations, and the infrastruct...
by Spector
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm GMT every Sunday
Replies: 60
Views: 1782

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on the IRC channel - join in at 9pm GMT every Sunday

This week's retro chat will be inspired by the story of the brave muslim woman who wants to come back to Britain after five years being oppressed by Islamic State. So tonight's hot topic is the following: What is your favourite retro game in which you kill enemies with a huge sword? We are on from s...
by Spector
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 158
Views: 3828

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

RetroBob wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:26 pm
Both Twitter and Facebook are terrible sites for having a conversation - Twitter because of brevity and Facebook because the structure sucks, no organisation just a cacophony of noise.
It's absolutely true. Facebook is hopeless for finding old content, and it's too soundbitey anyway.
by Spector
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm GMT every Sunday
Replies: 60
Views: 1782

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on the IRC channel - join in at 9pm GMT every Sunday

I actually remember a guy I knew at school in the 80s who was very coy about video games. He claimed he had a Spectrum, but he said he played Alleykat on it, which couldn't be true because it was never released on the Spectrum. Even though he had a Goodmans video recorder and said his favourite colo...
by Spector
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm GMT every Sunday
Replies: 60
Views: 1782

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on the IRC channel - join in at 9pm GMT Sunday January 27th

For this week, I think I'll use the debate that has broken out here as inspiration. It's about the child of Sir Alan Sugar: the Amstrad CPC464. Some see it as the 'dark horse' of the big three, lurking in the background behind Spectrum and Commodore while having the best versions of many cassette ga...
by Spector
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm GMT every Sunday
Replies: 60
Views: 1782

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on the IRC channel - join in at 4pm EST (9pm GMT) Sunday January 27th

I'll probably be back once it moves to Discord. IRC is just so fiddly and out of date. It's true, and we are in the process of moving to Discord, but katzkatz can't get his computer to work with it! Nobody can figure out why. Anyway folks, click on the link for now and you'll be directed to the cha...
by Spector
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm GMT every Sunday
Replies: 60
Views: 1782

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on the IRC channel - join in at 4pm EST (9pm GMT) Sunday January 27th

The question of Amstrad is a painful one. Painful because it's tough to admit that the Amstrad is the very poor relation of the three main 8 bits because it was saddled with slower, jerkier ports of Spectrum games most of the time. Even worse than that- Amstrad is the spawn of Sugar. It's a shame wh...
by Spector
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm GMT every Sunday
Replies: 60
Views: 1782

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on the IRC channel - join in at 4pm EST (9pm GMT) Sunday December 23rd

The week before Christmas and I don't know what the topic should be. Your favourite/or worst retro christmas present seems simple enough. For me it was the Spectrum 128 in 1986 with the Gameboy bringing back good memories too in 1990. I never really got a videogaming present that absolutely stunk bu...
by Spector
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm GMT every Sunday
Replies: 60
Views: 1782

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on the IRC channel - join in at 4pm EST (9pm GMT) Sunday December 16th

Hi folks :) What a turbulent week it has been for the United Kingdom and our dear Prime Minister, Theresa May. Or May-not, as some have cruelly now dubbed her. It reached a nadir with her lip-read argument with Jean-Claude Juncker, where she appeared to accuse the EU leader of calling her “Nebulous”...
by Spector
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 158
Views: 3828

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

jpishgar wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:22 am
His posts would be clever if intended ironically
Pssst. *whispers* He can hear you.
Oh no! The ban hammer is getting flexed!!!!!!
by Spector
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 158
Views: 3828

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:49 pm
:lol:

Well, at least you can't be accused of not having a sense of humour.
His posts would be clever if intended ironically. Because of that and the fact his surname contains "pish", I honestly thought at first he was made up. But no, he's for real :mrgreen: