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by Matt_B
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is this TV good for retro gaming? (input lag)
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Re: Is this TV good for retro gaming? (input lag)

A CRT is not the answer here, unless you've also got the original consoles to hand. You'd have a hard job connecting a NES or SNES Classic to one without using a converter that adds additional latency. So far as input lag on the TV set goes, 10.6ms isn't noticeable. That's less time than it typicall...
by Matt_B
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: XCOM: TFTD Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: XCOM: TFTD Problem

Lobstermen are really annoying until you know how to beat them. Don't even bother shooting them with the regular weapons, or even the gauss ones. Explosives are also pretty disappointing against them. Sonics can hurt them but they'll still take two or three hits. The most effective ranged weapon aga...
by Matt_B
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Need help with a game title
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Need help with a game title

It sounds like Sundog or maybe Space Rogue.

I really enjoyed the former on the ST. It's one of the games from the small, but immaculate, catalogue from FTL.
by Matt_B
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Name a good tablet for reading comic book scans
Replies: 26
Views: 138

Re: Name a good tablet for reading comic book scans

Ideally you want something with a resolution with better than 250dpi, which is the threshold beyond which a typical human eye can no longer distinguish between individual pixels from about a foot away. For a 12" screen, this works out at about 2400x1800 and most of the tablets at the professional en...
by Matt_B
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Name a good tablet for reading comic book scans
Replies: 26
Views: 138

Re: Name a good tablet for reading comic book scans

There's the Surface Go that's a bit cheaper, but it's still not exactly a throwaway price. Below that there are a few Chrome and Android tablets.

I've seen a few good things said about the Chuwi Hipad Plus (I see what they did there) but even that seems like a fair bit to be dropping on a no-name.
by Matt_B
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Name a good tablet for reading comic book scans
Replies: 26
Views: 138

Re: Name a good tablet for reading comic book scans

I use a Surface Pro. I wouldn't necessarily recommend one just for reading comics, as they're an expensive purchase, but they've got a fantastic screen and also make for a laptop replacement if you get the keyboard. PS - There's an excellent Moebius/Jodorosky Humble Bundle on at the moment. Incal, M...
by Matt_B
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 2070
Views: 86813

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Stuff the scalpers. I'll be getting the download.

I've already got the Wii version for the shelf, plus no mere joycon is topping that gold Wiimote. :D
by Matt_B
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 2070
Views: 86813

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

ALK wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:17 pm
Been praying for Pyra in Smash for a long time, so got what I wanted in the first 5 mins. :D Everything else was a blur after that. :lol:
She's yet another sword though. They might as well call the game Super Sword Bros at this point.
by Matt_B
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Star Wars thread
Replies: 358
Views: 18511

Re: The Star Wars thread

She should have taken a leaf out of Daisy Ridley's book and deleted her social media accounts.

It's kinda funny how none of the free speech absolutists on here were leaping to her defence when she was the one copping the flak though.
by Matt_B
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 2070
Views: 86813

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

I picked up Urban Flow in the sale. It's one of those multi-tasking games where you've got to manage the traffic lights at an increasingly crazy set of intersections. It starts off easy and gradually ramps up to sheer maddening levels. There's co-op multiplayer that makes the late game go a bit more...
by Matt_B
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Can anyone recommend a Retropie supplier?
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Can anyone recommend a Retropie supplier?

While RetroPie is strictly non-commercial, Raspberry Pi OS (formerly Raspbian,) Emulation Station and RetroArch aren't. As such you probably could put together a distro that you could bundle with a device and sell it. I'm not sure why anyone would do that because paying customers would be thin on th...
by Matt_B
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Today
Replies: 9230
Views: 213263

Re: Today

I've mostly just used NiceHash. It's easy to set up, and they offer a monitoring site with a wallet and exchange.

They did get hacked a few years back, mind you, but managed to eventually refund all the losses. I'd suspect that's something of a hazard that they all face though.
by Matt_B
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Today
Replies: 9230
Views: 213263

Re: Today

Im looking more at the other cryptos. With the possible exception of Etherium, which has a similar long-term profile to Bitcoin, you're basically just gambling with other cryptocurrencies. They're all highly volatile and frequently crashing to values where they can barely sustain the economics of m...
by Matt_B
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Today
Replies: 9230
Views: 213263

Re: Today

I'd give buying bitcoin a miss at the moment because the price is massively overinflated. If you look at the actual history of it, it's mostly flat with a few very narrow peaks, so buying while it's in one of the peaks is absolutely the worst time to do it. Sure, you might make some money if you sel...
by Matt_B
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Intellivision Amico
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Intellivision Amico

I thought it was always a case of when rather than if for the VCS. They might have made extremely hard work of it, but it's basically just a mini-PC made from off-the shelf components with only a very small amount of custom software. We could be in for another long wait before they're ready to go to...