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by English Invader
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is the Wii U still worth getting in 2019?
Replies: 20
Views: 562

Re: Is the Wii U still worth getting in 2019?

I decided to hold out for the Switch in the end. In the meantime, I decided to get an original Wii in view of backwards compatibility with the GameCube and convenient support for RGB and component. I already have a good GC collection with more than enough games to take advantage of this. It'll also ...
by English Invader
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is the Wii U still worth getting in 2019?
Replies: 20
Views: 562

Re: Is the Wii U still worth getting in 2019?

I have a Wii U and loved that console but personally I'd get a Switch I can't afford a Switch for reasons detailed in the PS4 thread I posted in off-topic. The Wii U appeals because it can be had for in and around £100. I just want to know how internet dependant it is and whether it's likely to be ...
by English Invader
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is the Wii U still worth getting in 2019?
Replies: 20
Views: 562

Is the Wii U still worth getting in 2019?

Following my recent frustrations with the PS4, I thought I'd consider some of the older(ish) systems that didn't do so well. I've heard good things about the Wii U and, while the public didn't take to it, most gamers who have given the system a chance can't speak highly enough. My only reservation i...
by English Invader
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PS4 on Credit?
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: PS4 on Credit?

As it turns out, it's all moot now anyway. Game turned me away because I don't have a driving licence or passport and they wouldn't accept my concessionary bus pass as photographic proof of my ID. The good news is that Asda are selling a PS4 Pro (just the hardware) for £249.99 so I might focus on ge...
by English Invader
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PS4 on Credit?
Replies: 14
Views: 306

PS4 on Credit?

I visited a local Game store today and found that I can buy a PS4 with a 1TB hard drive and RDR2 on what appear to be very favourable hire purchase terms. £24 a month over 12 months with a final total of £319 for a £279 item. £40 for a year's credit seems like a very good deal. The only thing that's...
by English Invader
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Renting videotapes
Replies: 156
Views: 8066

Re: Renting videotapes

I'm currently in the process of downsizing my Blu-Rays, HD-DVDs, DVDs and VHS to a more manageable level. My master plan is to have the lion's share of films in Blu-Ray and keep the legacy formats for films that are either unavailable on BR, have special features that are unavailable on BR, have a c...
by English Invader
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Cex now selling Super Nes stuff
Replies: 77
Views: 2474

Re: Cex now selling Super Nes stuff

One system that's pleasantly surprised me on the PAL-NTSC front is the N64. When I got an Everdrive 64, I fully expected to have to shell out for an RGB modded, NTSC system to play imports but everything I've thrown at my off-the-shelf PAL console has run perfectly without issue. My Super Famicom is...
by English Invader
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which Dreamcast?
Replies: 46
Views: 880

Re: Which Dreamcast?

Enjoy!
by English Invader
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31609
Views: 724266

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

I think the original Gameboy was a bit lardy and requiring 4 AA batteries is a bit of a downer (perhaps modded the battery life is improved, although possibly not given the original didn't have to power a backlight). I use NiMh rechargables and I get about 8 hours play. It still beats the crap out ...
by English Invader
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31609
Views: 724266

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

Sephiroth81 wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:37 am
That does look pretty cool! I'm not sure if it would be a better or more practical experience than say the GBA SP (101 or 001 models) for playing original GB games on (aside from retro authenticity of course)
Too small, crap sound and no 3.5mm jack to do anything about it.
by English Invader
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Backwards Compatability
Replies: 70
Views: 1494

Re: Backwards Compatability

I guess I have a beef with console manufacturers claiming backwards compatibility when it's not supported in hardware and the library of games is significantly reduced. In my book, if I can't play my old discs or any used discs I buy in the future, it's not backwards compatible in any way that matte...
by English Invader
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31609
Views: 724266

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

The original DMG-01 Gameboy has a pretty blurry awful green tinted screen. Things improved dramatically with the Gameboy Pocket and Gameboy Color - much sharper and far less motion blurring. The original Gameboy can be modded for a backlight and improved contrast. I have one and I wouldn't be witho...
by English Invader
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Backwards Compatability
Replies: 70
Views: 1494

Re: Backwards Compatability

Just wondering what the Retro Gamer community and teams views are on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4s backwards compatibility? A joke. Emulation for whatever games they can be bothered to port over which IMO makes it negligible when considering whether to buy the systems or not. I'll stick with my 3...
by English Invader
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which Dreamcast?
Replies: 46
Views: 880

Re: Which Dreamcast?

The thing that killed the DC for me was that they didn't get Madden or FIFA ; in fact they got little from EA who were arguably the top third party publisher at that time. The Dreamcast didn't get anything from EA but the SWS and NFL games Sega released in their place were good and more than made u...
by English Invader
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which Dreamcast?
Replies: 46
Views: 880

Re: Which Dreamcast?

It doesn't really matter that much. A PAL Dreamcast is capable of 50 and 60 Hz and you can use an Action Replay disc for imports but if you can get a region free console without breaking the bank go for it. I would recommend getting an RGB Scart cable (especially if you get an NTSC system) because t...