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by mandelbrot78
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 25+ years ago: Games which shaped modern gaming
Replies: 37
Views: 1076

Re: 25+ years ago: Games which shaped modern gaming

Well the original post didn't make that very clear and Renegade is nothing like a modern a beat 'em up as it didn't even scroll along, the action took place in a fixed setting. Double Dragon would be a much better example there (which was originally billed as the sequal to Renegade) Well it did scr...
by mandelbrot78
Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 25+ years ago: Games which shaped modern gaming
Replies: 37
Views: 1076

Re: 25+ years ago: Games which shaped modern gaming

Nope. It's about games from 25 (or more) years ago which helped shape modern genres or gameplay mechanics, not game genres in general. The game must have gameplay, or at least some quality, which is still used today. They must be recognised in some way as being modern, or precursors of modern gaming...
by mandelbrot78
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 25+ years ago: Games which shaped modern gaming
Replies: 37
Views: 1076

Re: 25+ years ago: Games which shaped modern gaming

Here's something which is hardware related: Back in '85-'86 Texas Instruments released the first programmable GPU, the TMS-3410. Watch a demonstration . They even approached Nintendo and Sega to make a console based on the GPU, but it never happened. If it did we would probably have moved to the 3D ...
by mandelbrot78
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Kickstarter for Lesiure Suit Larry
Replies: 13
Views: 899

Re: Kickstarter for Lesiure Suit Larry

I really liked the Larry games back in the day. Thing is...Sierra had already made a remake of Larry 1 with shiny VGA graphics and a point and click interface. So...Why do it again? Since Al Lowe is on board, I'd love to see a proper new Larry game (not the recent crap they passed for Larry games), ...
by mandelbrot78
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 25+ years ago: Games which shaped modern gaming
Replies: 37
Views: 1076

Re: 25+ years ago: Games which shaped modern gaming

The title of this thread kind of gives a clue as to how inaccurate this discussion is all going to be really. Even 35+ years barely cuts it. Well, I was talking about modern genres and games from around 25 years ago which paved the way, and can be recognised as starting or influencing modern genres...
by mandelbrot78
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 25+ years ago: Games which shaped modern gaming
Replies: 37
Views: 1076

Re: 25+ years ago: Games which shaped modern gaming

1987 MIDI Maze - First simultaneous 16 Player FPS? For personal computers, I think Maze Wars+ for the Mac beats it by 1 year and it allows 30 people multiplayer through Appletalk . Both Midi Maze and Maze Wars+ are remakes of Maze War (1973) which had multiplayer. Also SPASIM for PLATO back in '74 ...
by mandelbrot78
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 25+ years ago: Games which shaped modern gaming
Replies: 37
Views: 1076

Re: 25+ years ago: Games which shaped modern gaming

Stealth The first "real" stealth game is arguably Castle Wolfenstein (1981). But since the Metal Gear (1987) franchise is still alive and kicking, I think it's a genre defining moment. Without it, we probably wouldn't have the modern stealth genre. Survival Horror War of the Dead is considered the ...
by mandelbrot78
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 25+ years ago: Games which shaped modern gaming
Replies: 37
Views: 1076

25+ years ago: Games which shaped modern gaming

Write about games from (and before) 1987 which have either started a genre which still exists today, or have shaped in some way modern genres or modern gaming in general. I'll get the ball rolling. Point and Click Adventures Maniac Mansion (1987): Adventure games have changed very little since Mania...
by mandelbrot78
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: FPS love
Replies: 96
Views: 2316

Re: FPS love

Since there are way too many PC titles to mention, I'm going to list a couple console only FPS games which I tried to play and failed miserably once they added aiming to the equation (mouse/keyboard man only). Alien vs Predator for the Jaguar: Pretty impressive for the time. The first console FPS wh...
by mandelbrot78
Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PlayStation 4 codenamed Orbis
Replies: 49
Views: 1737

Re: PlayStation 4 codenamed Orbis

According to the report, the specs select developers are working towards include an AMD x64 CPU and an AMD Southern Islands GPU, the name given to AMD's 2012 high-end PC cards. The PS4 will apparently be capable of playing games at a resolution up to 4096x2160, and will play 3D games in 1080p. Basi...
by mandelbrot78
Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari is 40 years old!
Replies: 47
Views: 1447

Re: Atari is 40 years old!

The Atari 800 was brilliant; way ahead of its time. It could go head to head with the C64 which came out 3 years later! No wonder, since Jay Miner was involved in the development of this amazing piece of hardware. Great games library too. Some of the most influential games made their debut on the sy...
by mandelbrot78
Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Did the SNES deserve better?
Replies: 146
Views: 4181

Re: Did the SNES deserve better?

The only thing I argue about is people not stating facts and passing opinions off as facts. Now can we get this thread back on topic please. Megadrive: CPU is over twice as fast meaning it can use raw power to pull off pretty much any effect that the SNES can do and is far better suited to games th...
by mandelbrot78
Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: For Retro fans not interested in the Next Gen.
Replies: 126
Views: 4351

Re: For Retro fans not interested in the Next Gen.

Let me put it plainly: NO . XBLA, PSN? It's an effing joke. If you want decent independent titles, the PC is the only way to go. Far, far bigger variety, tons of remakes, tons of retro inspired games. All far cheaper than the console rip-offs (lke...free). But still, why would I want that? If I wan...
by mandelbrot78
Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: How can you build a "retro-computer" for emulation?
Replies: 3
Views: 601

How can you build a "retro-computer" for emulation?

We can build an arcade cabinet with a PC emulating old arcades. We can put a PC (with a HTPC case or even inside some retro console's case, a VCR whatever "retro") under the telly with a nice fronted (like Hyperspin, Maximus Arcade, etc.) connect wireless joypads, joysticks, wheels, light guns, etc....
by mandelbrot78
Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Super Street Fighter II Turbo Collection
Replies: 15
Views: 1028

Re: Super Street Fighter II Turbo Collection

Do you have the 3DO port? At the time it was the most accurate port from the arcade original.