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by shinymcshine
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What was the first open world, real 3D, 3rd person action adventure?
Replies: 27
Views: 571

Re: What was the first open world, real 3D, 3rd person action adventure?

How about Driller from 1987 which used the Freescape 3D engine, which came out across a number of platforms Inc Spectrum & C64.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driller_(video_game)
by shinymcshine
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: what is your biggest disappointment in gaming
Replies: 31
Views: 799

Re: what is your biggest disappointment in gaming

Gameboy Color - all the years of rumours of a colour Gameboy, finally arrived 9 long years later, to the biggest disapointment, the main part - the screen is truly awful, unplayable in alot of light conditions, other handhelds at the time did it better such as the Wonderswan and NeoGeo Pocket. Then...
by shinymcshine
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Great cooperative games for 2 players simultaneously?
Replies: 17
Views: 455

Re: Great cooperative games for 2 players simultaneously?

Bloodwych - I've fond memories of this split screen 2 player RPG, which I played on C64. Decent spell list, 4 characters per party, plenty of floor puzzles, even trade & bartering with NPCs. Excellent game for its time, never really found anything like it since. Another decent 2 player co-op game is...
by shinymcshine
Mon May 22, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: wrestling
Replies: 2798
Views: 61145

Re: wrestling

When you're watching Smackdown or the WWE Experience and then they show a match replay with a flash banner saying "RAW Exclusive!"

Don't they know what "exclusive" means ?
by shinymcshine
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ever backed the wrong " Horse "
Replies: 66
Views: 960

Re: Ever backed the wrong " Horse "

Some of the things on here represent great innovation just slightly too soon for the technology. On Net - internet on your TV in 1999 was years ahead of the introduction of Smart TVs, and the Amstrad email home phone was several years before being able to send & access email on anything other than a...
by shinymcshine
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ever backed the wrong " Horse "
Replies: 66
Views: 960

Re: Ever backed the wrong " Horse "

I got the On Digital TV service when it first came out, around 1998, the also, later, had their On Net service which gave you access to emails & the internet through your TV, which was pretty good at the time. There were a few snags though, whilst it was way cheaper than Sky and you could access som...
by shinymcshine
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Twin Peaks returns on 22nd May
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Twin Peaks returns on 22nd May

I'm.led to believe that the video game "Virginia" has a Twin Peaks feel too, but I haven't the enthusiasm to continue after a very banal opening half hour

Deadly Premonition really is the closest game to nail the TP feel.
by shinymcshine
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Twin Peaks returns on 22nd May
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Twin Peaks returns on 22nd May

Maybe we'll also find out "How's Audrey ?"

In anticipation of the new series I'm re-watching Series 2, and currently at the part when Windom Earl has arrived in Twin Peaks (S2, Ep 14 from 22).
by shinymcshine
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: wrestling
Replies: 2798
Views: 61145

Re: wrestling

Re Andre the Giant Memorial run in:

I too would have had no idea who Rob Gronkowski was, but he was in the episode of Family Guy I saw last week, where he moves in as Peter Griffins neighbour. I guess the New England Patriot player has got himself a decent media agent !
by shinymcshine
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?
Replies: 1232
Views: 29756

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

No idea whether they are doing this nationally but: My local Co-Op store (in S Wales) now has an excellent range of bottled regional ales from different "local" Welsh breweries (Purple Moose, Montys, Great Orme, Castles, Tiny Rebel) all on 2 for £3.50. Note that they are in the regional food section...
by shinymcshine
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: First games you played on each system
Replies: 46
Views: 926

Re: First games you played on each system

Spectrum - something off the bundled demo tape, I recall watching (rather than playing) some sort of life growth demo C64 - International Soccer (cartridge) Megadrive - Sonic 2 Gameboy - Tetris PS 1 - Gran Turismo GBA - LotR Two Towers PS 2 - Spiderman 360 - Assassin's Creed Wii - Wii Sports GBA SP ...
by shinymcshine
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Alternitives to ebay, CEX etc
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Alternitives to ebay, CEX etc

I've sold games to Chillout Games in the past - decent service and ok prices, and payment was hassle free.

http://www.chilloutgames.co.uk/SellGames.aspx
by shinymcshine
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Last words
Replies: 36
Views: 684

Re: Last words

When you're infiltating a base full of highly trained, heavily armed mercinaries:

"Mmm, think I'll hide under that cardboard box......"
by shinymcshine
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What grinds your gears ?
Replies: 9564
Views: 196731

Re: What grinds your gears ?

rocky1980 wrote:
In rather more important matters, people who put empty paracetamol packets back in the box deserve their very own special version of hell.
I second that, evil people :evil:
Just who are these people who share all your paracetamol? I'm guessing their just your immediate family?
by shinymcshine
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?
Replies: 14498
Views: 227121

Re: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency the new one Trust the US to take most the humour out of it They filmed the BBC 4 show from a couple of years ago just around the corner from where I lived in Bristol - it was odd seeing them try to pass off places I knew in Bristol as parts of London and Camb...