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by Andy Dale
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Did the ability to copy games on the Amiga help Commodore's profits or harm them?
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Did the ability to copy games on the Amiga help Commodore's profits or harm them?

I know very little about the Amiga so I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, but I wanted to know whether all the rampant piracy helped Commodore sell more systems and make a profit, or whether this piracy harmed their profits by affecting sales of authentic copies of the games.

Thanks
by Andy Dale
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: This is the worst game I've ever played
Replies: 74
Views: 2160

Re: This is the worst game I've ever played

Cyberball on the Mega Drive. It's completely unplayable to me because I don't understand the rules of American football. The sound was awful too. Just a complete waste of a cartridge as far as I'm concerned. I suppose all American football games would be unplayable to me due to my lack of understand...
by Andy Dale
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Avatar sizes
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Avatar sizes

It's practical. No one needs huge animated GIFs and thousands of big files take up room on the server and slows things down. Simple ... I can't believe you have to ask. I''m asking because I cant find a picture that small. Why do you assume I want to use a huge GIF? It's like you think the only opt...
by Andy Dale
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Avatar sizes
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Avatar sizes

Why is it that the avatar’s filesize must be between 0 and 6 KiB?
by Andy Dale
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 48
Views: 1063

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

But then if the packaging is just some printed card and folded plastic what's the difference? Not defending the cloners, more the absurdity of paying a premium for packaging? It's the collector mindset. It's different to the player mindset. A player just cares if the game works fully etc and is not...
by Andy Dale
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Dave Perry
Replies: 22
Views: 548

Re: Dave Perry

I'm always weary of judging a person by how they come across in the media. Anyone can trash talk in a game session and be handed their ass on a plate! But it is hard to assess a person if you don't really know them, and I'm really uneasy about jury by social media which happens so much in modern ti...
by Andy Dale
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Dave Perry
Replies: 22
Views: 548

Re: Dave Perry

Andy Dale looking through my old mags the other day Dave Perry was editor for Games World mag. He acted the same, owned every import console and game/best Street Fighter 2 player In the western world... He’s very active on Facebook gaming forum and he does rip people a new one if they mentioned the...
by Andy Dale
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Questions about this arcade stick
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Questions about this arcade stick

I want to buy a cheap arcade stick to use on my original Xbox but all the ones that were specifically designed for that system cost more than I would like to spend. So I thought about finding a cheap arcade stick for a PC and a female USB - Xbox adapter cable. So I'm considering buying these.... htt...
by Andy Dale
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 48
Views: 1063

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

"Yes, but you openly admitted to selling DVDRs which are typical in movie bootlegging, you were not selling videogames that the typcial Ebay employee may have little knowledge about, and you were also not in China." Independent MMA, Boxing and Wrestling companies produce their own DVDs. They simply ...
by Andy Dale
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Dave Perry
Replies: 22
Views: 548

Re: Dave Perry

Thanks Merman. I was just reading this interview he did and he seems to contradict himself. "When I was playing competitively you had one console or the other, one computer or the other. An Amiga or an ST. NES or Master System. Mega Drive or SNES. Now people have so many different machines in their ...
by Andy Dale
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 48
Views: 1063

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

"And despite your experience you think Ebay doesn't object to unauthorised reproduction?" No that's not what I think. I think there is a disparity between how they dealt with me and how they dealt with the obvious bootleggers I reported days ago. Don't you? "Given you are not the promoter that sound...
by Andy Dale
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Dave Perry
Replies: 22
Views: 548

Re: Dave Perry

dave3622 wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:45 am
I've heard many stories about Dave Perry. The bloke is a complete and utter bell end!
Can any of these stories be shared here?
by Andy Dale
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 48
Views: 1063

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

I've sent links to a bunch of the listings to nintendo directly but they haven't replied to my email yet and all the sellers I reported to them and eBay are still active. I'm starting to think that if Nintendo doesn't care about this, why should I? It's their IP being ripped off. I'm not sure why t...
by Andy Dale
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Dave Perry
Replies: 22
Views: 548

Dave Perry

Why does Dave 'Games Animal' Perry refer to himself as this fighting game god and the best player in the country etc? Big Boy Barry destroyed him at Street Fighter 2 on Games World. Skip to 6 minutes.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibB20PRJ3cg I thought Perry was supposed to be this totally domi...
by Andy Dale
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 48
Views: 1063

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

One thing I didn't realise was how long repros have been around for. I'd bought a copy of Tactics Ogre for the GBA about 15 years ago. Boxed, small manual with it - was a HK version I think or similar and probably paid about £20 for it. Played the game through at the time, all absolutely fine, and ...