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by Matt_B
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1687
Views: 43132

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Episode 4 came out much later than the other three, in a patch after Doom 2 had already been released, or as the Ultimate Doom retail box. Three of the levels in particular - 1, 2 & 6 - are notoriously difficult and full of traps that even the most cautious and experienced players are going to die i...
by Matt_B
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1687
Views: 43132

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

ALK wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:49 pm
Doom 1+2 are to or have received a update that adds a fair few extra goodies for free.

https://twitter.com/GoNintendoTweet/sta ... 0999699457
Finally, Final Doom. :D
by Matt_B
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1687
Views: 43132

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Optimisation how? I read ages ago that SD card access is faster than the Nintendo card access. It'll save some memory using a card, but it'll be slower to read the data. Yes, the cartridge access is slower, so you might get slightly worse loading speeds from cartridge than downloads, although they'...
by Matt_B
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1687
Views: 43132

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Yeah, it's much the same with most games these days. The card doesn't so much contain the game as is an optimization tool that saves you a bit of internal storage.
by Matt_B
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Google Stadia
Replies: 39
Views: 1310

Re: The Google Stadia

Yeah, at least with Steam, getting locked out of a game you bought because the publisher can't be bothered to support it any more is something of a rarity. It seems practically inevitable with Stadia though. As noted earlier, Google have a track record of quietly canning all the services they introd...
by Matt_B
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Google Stadia
Replies: 39
Views: 1310

Re: The Google Stadia

No, you don't necessarily own a game if you bought it on Steam. Jim Sterling explains why here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yUmR6eQNrY Don't count on physical media meaning you own the game either. Any game that requires online registration or day one updates - and that's pretty close to all of...
by Matt_B
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum Issue 202
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: From The Forum Issue 202

I'll go all the way back to 1983 and the city of Antescher from the game Ant Attack. There's only so much you can build out of cubes but it has a minimalist charm that fired the imagination of my younger self, wondering what the function of the various buildings might have been, and it still holds u...
by Matt_B
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1687
Views: 43132

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Meanwhile, the PS4 plays games on what's basically the "low" graphical settings for PC. I guess only those nasty elitist "master race" types would point that out though. :wink:
by Matt_B
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?
Replies: 14572
Views: 236149

Re: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?

The Watchmen series has been very disappointing so far, mainly because of all the "woke-ness". Yet somehow it's kept me watching to be fair, mainly due to Jeremy Irons. People complaining that a sequel to arguably the most political comic of the 80s is a bit political? Whatever next? :lol: Seriousl...
by Matt_B
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro Gaming Spotlight: Gauntlet
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Retro Gaming Spotlight: Gauntlet

Nothing beats playing as Questor the elf and nicking all the treasure.
by Matt_B
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 200
Replies: 59
Views: 1622

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 200

For what it's worth, 8 bits refers to the width of the data bus, not the address bus. Most of the 8 bit machines we know and love could handle considerably larger addresses, typically in the 12-16 bit range. That's just as well really, as you can't get a lot of game in 256 bytes. Anyway, I think its...
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best DS in 2019?
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: Best DS in 2019?

I'd have to think that there are good and bad batches of the Lite, as mine has practically clocked up more air miles than Chuck Yeager but still works fine. I won't dispute that others have managed to snap theirs just by looking at it though; there are plenty of such stories about. If you want to pl...
by Matt_B
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best DS in 2019?
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: Best DS in 2019?

That's the scaling issue I referred to earlier. The DS screens are 192 pixels high versus 240 on the 2/3DS so there is no exact upscale. You've either got to live with large borders (less of an issue with the XL models) or a bit of blurring. GBA games on the DS also have a border added but the scree...
by Matt_B
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum Issue 201
Replies: 27
Views: 582

Re: From The Forum Issue 201

Between the Switch and the GPD Win, practically everything is a handheld game these days. For a delve back in time though, I'd look to Link's Awakening as a game that really set the standard for what could be achieved. That the recent remake changes so little - obvious graphical makeover aside - sta...
by Matt_B
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best DS in 2019?
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: Best DS in 2019?

The 2DS is a weird one. It's only got a single screen that is partially blanked out to make it look like two, hence the slab shape.

While it'll play all the same games, obviously bar games like Xenoblade that need the New 3DS, it's about as pocket-friendly as a Switch with Joycons attached.