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by merman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sega arcade mini
Replies: 12
Views: 145

Re: Sega arcade mini

The design is pretty cute, and the fact that this is the first time a couple of the titles are officially getting a home release adds plenty of value. Might not be an instant purchase for me but we will see.
by merman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?
Replies: 14698
Views: 250545

Re: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?

After watching the first three series on BBC 2 years ago, the lockdown has finally given me the chance to catch up on the Netflix-exclusive series 4 and 5 of Arrested Development.

In fact I watched both the remix and original cuts of season 4.
by merman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24236
Views: 487780

Re: What are you currently playing?

Animal Crossing New Horizons on Switch with my stepdaughter, we're having great fun with her moving the character and me pressing the action buttons.
by merman
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 132
Views: 3371

Re: Coronavirus

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/06/asia/china-mongolia-bubonic-plague-intl-hnk-scli-scn/index.html?utm_source=twCNN&utm_term=link&utm_content=2020-07-06T06%3A40%3A02&utm_medium=social Bubonic plague anyone? Bubonic plague is actually easier to treat than COVID-19 with modern antibiotics. It's never...
by merman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Need help identifying an old computer
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Need help identifying an old computer

Sure it wasn't Tascom or Nascom?
by merman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 132
Views: 3371

Re: Coronavirus

Doesn't the issuing of fines remain at the headteachers discretion? I can't see many adopting a hard line stance, though a few may do. No, it was spelled out in the official guidelines for how schools will reopen in September, parents who keep their children at home WILL be fined. Pertinent example...
by merman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pre-Zelda 1 games with a save feature
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: Pre-Zelda 1 games with a save feature

Elite immediately springs to mind.
1984-5 was when a lot of text adventures started adding load/save games (both RAM save and to tape/disk).
by merman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31901
Views: 758687

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

Currently playing through the 37 (that's THIRTY-SEVEN) new C64 games released in Reset magazine's 4K competition.
Squeezing a game into 4K is amazing.
by merman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 132
Views: 3371

Re: Coronavirus

I realise it's important to get children back to school, but fining parents for keeping their children home when school starts again in September is a nasty way to go about it. For many schools the "safety" plans involving bubbles are going to be unworkable anyway, staggering start and lunch times a...
by merman
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?
Replies: 14698
Views: 250545

Re: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?

Working my way through seasons 4 and 5 of Arrested Development.
Well technically Season 4 remix and now onto season 5.
by merman
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Stuey's Awesome Name-That-Game Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Stuey's Awesome Name-That-Game Challenge

Raimais by Taito?
Arcade game, striped walls:

https://www.mobygames.com/game/arcade/r ... Id,731049/

Ported to Famicom Disk System as Yūu Maze.
by merman
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Supercade Volume 2 Kickstarter
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Supercade Volume 2 Kickstarter

Backed
by merman
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31901
Views: 758687

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

My wife finally bought us a Switch 👍
by merman
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 208 - Back to the 80s
Replies: 23
Views: 644

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 208 - Back to the 80s

Enjoyed this issue a lot. The big 1980s feature was good, with suitably dayglo design.
Favourite piece was David Crookes on Ocean Software France, closely followed by the Myst legacy article.
by merman
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?
Replies: 14698
Views: 250545

Re: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?

The A Word - series 3 of this amazing drama finished last night, and it's as good as ever.