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by Matt_B
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1416
Views: 28396

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

What they showed of Fire Emblem didn't exactly look fantastic, but it has to be said that the story and characters have never been much of a strength for the series. Rather, it's the gameplay - that we barely caught a glimpse of - that'd sell it to me. With the last two games in the series for the 3...
by Matt_B
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?
Replies: 14392
Views: 221488

Re: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?

Watched Bohemian Rhapsody on Friday night, really good! First Man on Saturday night, a bit slow, it was not bad I enjoyed Bohemian Rhapsody for the music, but thought the story was a bit of a mess. It's fair to move things around a bit for pacing, but I found some of the historical rewrites a bit j...
by Matt_B
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?
Replies: 14392
Views: 221488

Re: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?

Just binged watched the entirety of Russian Doll on Netflix.

It's about a retro video game developer whose life seems to be stuck in a reset loop, so should be right up the alley of many on here.
by Matt_B
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4632
Views: 121261

Re: What are you listening to right now?

I've been getting back in to Smashing Pumpkins recently due to hearing a couple of songs (Solara and Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts) from their new album. Watched one of their recent concerts on Youtube and have been listening to the fantastic Siamese Dream. Same here. A couple of their new songs specia...
by Matt_B
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: N64 mini pix leaked
Replies: 36
Views: 784

Re: N64 mini pix leaked

To be fair, Reggie only said that it "wasn't in their planning horizon" which suggests that even if it's not happening right now, it's not ruled out for all time. It may well be that they were ready to go, but something held the project up such as the emulation not being quite up to snuff (it still ...
by Matt_B
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: PDP-1 in FPGA plays first video game
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: PDP-1 in FPGA plays first video game

Nice bit of work there. The Computer History Museum in Mountain View California has the only working PDP-1 in the world, and you can get a pretty good idea of why it's the only one when you see how they were built. Their design pre-dates the integrated circuit by a few years, so everything is put to...
by Matt_B
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Recommended games for 3 or more simultaneous local players
Replies: 19
Views: 217

Re: Recommended games for 3 or more simultaneous local players

Jack Chartlon's Match Fishing on the Spectrum probably isn't most people's idea of fun but it supported 8 simultaneous players on one machine back in an era when 2 was the usual limit. Just getting eight people sitting within reach of the keyboard is something of a game in itself. For a more serious...
by Matt_B
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Buying CD's
Replies: 36
Views: 858

Re: Buying CD's

WMA was good for about 20 years ago, but you should try FLAC nowadays. It's completely lossless, i.e. the compressed audio file can be used to re-create every last bit of the original. Files end up somewhat bigger, but you know you're getting the best quality, and you've generally got that much more...
by Matt_B
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Playstation Recommendations
Replies: 59
Views: 3255

Re: Playstation Recommendations

Yeah, prices are silly but that won't stop speculators from pushing them up further and good luck trying to pick when the bubble will burst. There are a lot of cheap PS Classics knocking about though. With a bit of shopping around, you could have one of those for £40 along with its 20 games, 2 contr...
by Matt_B
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro consoles on a 4ktv
Replies: 16
Views: 398

Re: Retro consoles on a 4ktv

What it comes down to is that old consoles are typically designed to output a 240p signal to a CRT display that not only has a one on one correspondence to the scanlines that are output, but also displays its pixels as fuzzy blobs rather than sharp solid blocks. This does a good job of smoothing out...
by Matt_B
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Music Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 153

Re: Music Thread

I'd think it good if you can still listen to contemporary pop music and find stuff you like, because most of us have our taste pretty much set in stone by the time we reach thirty and our absolute favourites are usually what we listened to in our early teens. Anyway, I guess here is as good a place ...
by Matt_B
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1416
Views: 28396

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Yeah, about the only thing the reviewers can agree upon with Travis Strikes Again is that it's weird. Otherwise there are a lot of complaints about it being a low-budget effort with sub-par visuals and repetitive gameplay. As for the SNES games, it's more of a case of when rather than if. And, much ...
by Matt_B
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Top 10 PS2 games - vote now!
Replies: 17
Views: 351

Re: Top 10 PS2 games - vote now!

10 Okami
9 Ico
8 Shadow of the Colossus
7 Katamari Damacy
6 Beyond Good and Evil
5 Bully (Canis Canem Edit)
4 Rez
3 Psychonauts
2 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
1 Odin Sphere
by Matt_B
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: War, war never changes except when it crashes
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: War, war never changes except when it crashes

There's a guide here, but it's not for the faint of heart:

https://steamcommunity.com/app/22370/di ... 147175081/

My tip would be to play New Vegas instead. Not only will it work without a ton of third party mods, but it's a better game too.
by Matt_B
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Android handhelds
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Android handhelds

One thing I'll say for the Vita though is that nothing emulates the PSP as well as that machine's backwards compatibility with it. Ditto for the 3DS when it comes to playing DS games.