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by English Invader
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 32008
Views: 782643

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

Raspberry Pi 400.
by English Invader
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Panasonic 3D0
Replies: 29
Views: 455

Re: Panasonic 3D0

Megamixer wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:35 pm
Thinking about it, even Road Rash was ported to the PS1. Does anybody know if there is much difference between it and the 3DO original? I want to play it again but don't want to buy another 3DO!
The game is also available on the Sega Saturn.
by English Invader
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 276
Views: 7169

Re: Coronavirus

You think masks do nothing to protect us? Why? I don't trust the government's U-turn on them. At the beginning of the pandemic, the official position was that face masks were of no benefit to the general public and we went through the peak of infection (when 900 people were dying a day) under no ob...
by English Invader
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 276
Views: 7169

Re: Coronavirus

DPrinny wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:10 pm
Dust and smoke feck me up really bad, did have a thing when the first lockdown started where breathing was a major issue, if I did anything other than focus on breathing I couldn't
Sounds like you should be exempt from wearing a face mask. Your asthma seems to be more severe than mine.
by English Invader
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 276
Views: 7169

Re: Coronavirus

As to Mask Prin you may be exempt, people with stuff or with a history of stuff that can be aggrivated like asthma etc can get an exemption and all you need to wear is a lanyard with a card when you go in a shop so staff know not to stop you for it. I also have asthma. I take medication for it but ...
by English Invader
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 276
Views: 7169

Re: Coronavirus

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:58 am
... and that sounds like conspiracy theory of the worst kind :roll:
No, just a few independent thoughts on what's happening (and not happening) right in front of us.
by English Invader
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 276
Views: 7169

Re: Coronavirus

People that dont believe it exists should be made to sign a waiver denying all treatment when they do get ill, This "Believer-Non-Believer" dynamic is one of the most worrying things about the pandemic. It effectively turns the virus into a religion which the authorities are using for coercive cont...
by English Invader
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 276
Views: 7169

Re: Coronavirus

I don't think we'll get anywhere until we learn how to predict who will get life-threatening Covid and who won't. If we can figure out the genetic pattern that makes a 25 year old with no pre-existing conditions get full-blown pneumonia and die and a 65 year old with type 2 diabetes, asthma, obesity...
by English Invader
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Handshake
Replies: 10
Views: 110

The Handshake

This morning I ran into someone who put his hand out and I was forced into an awkward choice between committing a social faux pas or doing something that puts me at needless risk of catching CV. I went with the latter option because I'm not in the habit of refusing handshakes and washed my hands tho...
by English Invader
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Football Management simulation?
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Favourite Football Management simulation?

Loved the original Football Manager back in the day, funny looking back at it as its soooo slow the way it did the results or league table. Me and my dad got addicted to it, even took the Speccy on a holiday to Cornwall to play it some of the evenings. Great times The BBC Micro version runs a lot f...
by English Invader
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Football Management simulation?
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Favourite Football Management simulation?

Currently playing Premier Manager 2 on the Amiga. I don't like the game interface in PM3 and PM2 has a tougher game engine compared to the first game so this one is my pick of the bunch. This isn't a fashionable opinion but I think at this stage PM offers a more realistic experience than the Champio...
by English Invader
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?
Replies: 75
Views: 1871

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

I love Q-Bert and the Gameboy version is awesome - I find its a real "flow" game. Once you get it, it feels great - but doesn't until you do. I find it takes me a few games now to get back into the flow - but then all is good! The Amiga has a very good shareware port called Q-Bic: https://www.youtu...
by English Invader
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?
Replies: 75
Views: 1871

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

Lemmings on anything bar the Amiga. The hardware mouse cursor controller made it flow real nice on the A500. PC version was pants. Strongly disagree with that. I was very happy with the Mega Drive version while growing up. People make a fuss about not being able to play Lemmings on any system witho...
by English Invader
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's the most iconic retro game that's actually rubbish?
Replies: 75
Views: 1871

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

It's a relatively complex game that you can't just pick up and play. Reading the manual is necessary if you want to know how play the game, in particular little things like how to get out of a pit are explained within, as well as what you have to do actually complete it. Once you know how to play i...
by English Invader
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Football Management simulation?
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Favourite Football Management simulation?

On the other hand, the Champsionship Manager series - which later morphed into the modern Football Manager - is impressive for the sheer depth even if it plays a bit like a spreadsheet at times. Actual clubs used its database for scouting purposes and I'm pretty sure that at least one real world ma...