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by English Invader
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lets talk about vinyl
Replies: 292
Views: 9334

Re: Lets talk about vinyl

New reissue of Goats Head Soup from the Stones. Double LP with the original album and bonus tracks. Very pleasant and surprising find in my local record store.

I now have 4 copies of this album (UK 1st pressing, US 1st pressing, 2009 CD remaster and the 2020 release).
by English Invader
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24341
Views: 498146

Re: What are you currently playing?

I played Metriod Prime for the first time I have the Gamecube controller, any game that forces me to hold those shoulder buttons for any length of time because an endurance test. Also I really dont get on with how it control's, having to hold a button to aim up when in combat is a prig. Those shoul...
by English Invader
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2020/21 Football Season Thread.
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: The 2020/21 Football Season Thread.

12 points is going to be a massive handicap for a club like Wednesday. And it doesn't sound like there is much chance of a successful appeal for them. From the looks of it, it seems like they got off lightly as it is and some clubs like Charlton have campaigned to have the points deducted from the 1...
by English Invader
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lets talk about vinyl
Replies: 292
Views: 9334

Re: Lets talk about vinyl

These are my RSD buys: The RAH Band, Producers Choice Paul Hardcastle, 19: the Mixes (35th Anniversary Edition) David Bowie, The Soul Tour 74 (CD) Got up at 4:40 this morning to get myself to my local record store and got 3/4 of the items I was after so I'm quite pleased with how it played out. All ...
by English Invader
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Consoles/computers with leaking batteries
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Consoles/computers with leaking batteries

The BBC Master 128 has an internal battery that needs to be replaced. The Master and models A and B also have internal PSUs that need to be recapped unless you want them to blow up in your face and catch fire.
by English Invader
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31952
Views: 769390

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

BBC Micro model B for £102 including shipping. I've arranged to send the internal PSU to someone who can recap it for me and have an SD interface lined up for software. The system has the Elite key strip which is handy as the original Beeb version of Elite is one of the games I'm itching to play alo...
by English Invader
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: c64 programming groups?
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: c64 programming groups?

Lemon 64 is my go-to place for the C64:
www.lemon64.com

I doubt you'll find any active, localised user groups in this day and age. The closest you'll get is an online forum.
by English Invader
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What grinds your gears ?
Replies: 9660
Views: 210972

Re: What grinds your gears ?

Sega2006 wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:09 pm
I can't be the only one when I say this.

This F***ing weather
You're not. I'm sitting here at my laptop at two o'clock in the morning because I can't sleep because of the heat.
by English Invader
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Is it me or are computers boring these days?
Replies: 55
Views: 4783

Re: Is it me or are computers boring these days?

The Raspberry Pi fixed any computer boredom issues I had. I've been into it since the first version, which only barely worked, really. I'm posting this on my Pi 4/4GB with Ice Tower and 350GB SSD connected, and it's quicker than my laptop, never gets switched off and plays retro games via Saturn Ya...
by English Invader
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31952
Views: 769390

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

I'm going to do a full inventory of my Pandemic era purchases: - modded PS2 set-up with SSD hard drive - PC Engine Mini (CoreGrafx edition) - Sega Mega Drive Mini at reduced price - Raspberry Pi 3B+ to run WHDLoad through Amibian (UAE specific version of Raspbian) and a 3D printed A500 style case to...
by English Invader
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?
Replies: 60
Views: 1171

Re: What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?

I have to stick up for Golden Axe and Altered Beast! They were the first Mega Drive games I ever played and I still love them. I got my Mega Drive when they bundled it with Sonic the Hedgehog and I was attracted by the cover artwork for Altered Beast. My more knowledgable older friend said "Don't b...
by English Invader
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lets talk about vinyl
Replies: 292
Views: 9334

Re: Lets talk about vinyl

Long story Short I found myself in the Post Office Today and in the clearance section I bought a Best of Nirvana LP for $4.95!!! Nirvana has been getting the bargain bin treatment for ages. The irony is that this kind of stagnant commercialism is the last thing Kurt Cobain would have wanted. He's b...
by English Invader
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?
Replies: 60
Views: 1171

Re: What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?

Earthworm Jim. About twenty seconds of generally funny comedy wrapped up in three hours of aggravating pixel-perfect platforming made egregiously difficult by the awful controls. Shiny did so many better platform games, and I feel like I am massacring a sacred cow by posting this. But that's how I ...
by English Invader
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New Game RANDOMAZER for the ATARI STe
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: New Game RANDOMAZER for the ATARI STe

My boxed copy arrived a couple of days ago and I played it last night without any problems. Feels great to get a brand new boxed ST game after all these years. Thanks very much and hopefully there will be more to come.
by English Invader
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Chip Shop Puns
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Chip Shop Puns

Yes, that's right, I'm starting a thread about that most noble and sacred of arts; the chip shop pun. I'm talking about the Codfather, I'm talking about Oh, My Cod! and every other corny pun that comes to mind. In Cod we trust. I spent a three hour trip home thinking of puns for chip shops and this ...