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by Matt_B
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: In case anyone thought that Atari console was actually going to happen...
Replies: 11
Views: 151

Re: In case anyone thought that Atari console was actually going to happen...

It's believable because they did it before to Feargal Mac, the guy who started the project, and he ended up taking them to court over it. I can understand why they wanted to sever ties with him, because his Gameband project turned into a high profile crowd funding failure, but that doesn't mean they...
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: In case anyone thought that Atari console was actually going to happen...
Replies: 11
Views: 151

Re: In case anyone thought that Atari console was actually going to happen...

The name Atari must give people such a feeling of warm fuzzies that all thought of getting paid promptly goes out of the window.

There seem to be rather a few people who've either walked away unpaid or have had to sue them, at any rate.
by Matt_B
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: In case anyone thought that Atari console was actually going to happen...
Replies: 11
Views: 151

Re: In case anyone thought that Atari console was actually going to happen...

I don't think there was ever much chance of anything coming out of this other than a mini PC made from off the shelf parts in an admittedly nice looking retro case, although they've made hard work of even that piece of low-hanging fruit. Still, lawsuits, disgruntled former employees dishing the dirt...
by Matt_B
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Dave Perry
Replies: 20
Views: 291

Re: Dave Perry

Yeah, he was just the wrong man for the job. The producers thought Diamond was replaceable but it turned out that he wasn't.

Just making Perry the lead presenter would probably have worked better, although I doubt it would have led to him directing Bohemian Rhapsody or anything like that.
by Matt_B
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: No Man's Retro...
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: No Man's Retro...

Thanks, that's a good read. Foundation was what finally tempted me to give it a go and it didn't disappoint.

Still, Sean Murray will forever be synonymous for promising what you can't deliver, even if he eventually gave us almost all of it.
by Matt_B
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Dave Perry
Replies: 20
Views: 291

Re: Dave Perry

To be fair to Fletcher, he got to be a director of Hollywood blockbusters on the back of a successful acting career that started way before Gamesmaster.

Perry, on the other hand, came out of obscurity and went back there when it finished.
by Matt_B
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 39
Views: 494

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

I wouldn't count on the games industry to do much. They already view second hand sales as something to be discouraged, on the grounds that they make no money out of it, so there's not much of an incentive for them to rack up a huge legal bill here. That's in stark contrast to the film and music indu...
by Matt_B
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 23981
Views: 465849

Re: What are you currently playing?

Astral Chain is good, but I don't think it's on quite the same level as Nier or Bayonetta, and such comparisons are inevitably going to be made. Still, maybe I should reserve judgement until I've completed it. It's always been the Platinum way that you can mash your way though, but the true fun come...
by Matt_B
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pinball Dreams Amstrad CPC finally released
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: Pinball Dreams Amstrad CPC finally released

I'm a little bit late to the topic, but yeah, it's great. Totally worth the wait. So far as running the game in an emulator, it'll make a big difference if you can set your monitor refresh rate to a multiple of 50 Hz. That's not possible on a lot of modern flat panels, but some of them - usually the...
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo - DLC, Mobile & Microtransactions
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Nintendo - DLC, Mobile & Microtransactions

Yeah, there are a whole host of different marketing ploys at work. They get Nintendo's brand out beyond the bubble of console gaming, the gimped gameplay will pipeline those looking for a richer experience to the Switch, and if you just want to blow a fortune on gacha they'll take your money. I'd ho...
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo - DLC, Mobile & Microtransactions
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Nintendo - DLC, Mobile & Microtransactions

I've often wondered how much you'd have to pay to unlock all the content in Fire Emblem Heroes. A quick check shows that £64.99 will net you 143 orbs. Assuming 4 orbs on average per summon and an 8% chance of getting a 5* hero, that'll net you less than 3 of them on average. There are 428 heroes in ...
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 39
Views: 494

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

You could just buy them all with PayPal and file a dispute for all the ones that turn out to be fakes.

I've done that a couple of times, getting a full refund in both cases, at least. I'm not sure how it would go if I did it for several hundred though.
by Matt_B
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1607
Views: 39189

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

There's also a PC version of the original HOTD game. It has similar issues to the Saturn port apparently, was only ever released on CD, and you'd probably need Windows 98 to run it. I'm not sure how they managed to lose the source either, as it's not like it was made in the era where backups had to ...
by Matt_B
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo - DLC, Mobile & Microtransactions
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Nintendo - DLC, Mobile & Microtransactions

Yep. Not to put too fine a point on it, Nintendo's console games rock and their mobile games suck. There are a few exceptions both ways. They've got a highly experimental streak that puts out the likes of 1-2 Switch and Labo from time to time, and the Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing mobile games are...
by Matt_B
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1607
Views: 39189

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

The IR camera on the right Joycon is at least as good as a Wiimote for pointer control in TV mode. Not sure about handheld though; maybe they can offer Typing of the Dead via the touchscreen?