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by Smiffy
Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Game Expo East Kent (GEEK) 2012 - Feb 15-19 - Margate
Replies: 53
Views: 4790

Re: Game Expo East Kent (GEEK) 2012 - Feb 15-19 - Margate

I'm at my mum & dad's in Folkestone the weekend before this. If I can wangle a coupla days off work I will do then surprise my other half with a scenic trip home via Margate... "Ooh blimey look there's a retro gaming shin-dig, what are the chances?" :D
by Smiffy
Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Best Blu Ray's based on picture quality
Replies: 23
Views: 903

Re: Best Blu Ray's based on picture quality

Thanks matey. Yes he is a smasher. Main reason we had him was there'd be somebody to inherrit my Amstrad and Amiga collections :wink:
Sir Hilary Bray wrote:Great picture mate, looks a lovely little lad, won't be long before you are plugging an
extra controller in, and given him a history of some real video games 8)
by Smiffy
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The i Love Old Gaming Magazines - chat thread
Replies: 29
Views: 860

Re: The i Love Old Gaming Magazines - chat thread

I enjoy retro gaming mags' reviews of games more than actually playing them if I'm honest. I was the kiss of death for CPC Computing which died one issue after I started buying it so I swapped to Amstrad Action for a coupla years until I got my first Amiga and had Amiga Format, Power and Shopper res...
by Smiffy
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Homebrew Gaming weekend needs you
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Homebrew Gaming weekend needs you

I'd dust off my old AS level computer studies project, a test match cricket scoring prog in Amstrad BASIC, but I doubt it's the sort of thing you're looking for ;)

Seriously though I wish I lived nearer so I could come along. I learned enough at school to know I wasn't very good programming.
by Smiffy
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Best Blu Ray's based on picture quality
Replies: 23
Views: 903

Re: Best Blu Ray's based on picture quality

There's nothing wrong with a bit of grain :) But if you are totally anti- then Toy Story 3 is stunning (obviously). The best PQ I've seen ever was Galaxy Quest off DVHS on my first plasma, a series 6 Panasonic. If you have a media player I have a 15min(ish) "Ideas For Life" Jap promo loop that looks...
by Smiffy
Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: NES Cartridge Coaster
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: NES Cartridge Coaster

Put me down for one of those. And a Turin Shroud tea cosy if you diversify into associated tea-making paraphernalia.
c0nfu53d wrote:C_U2x, do you do requests? How much for a stadium events coaster?
by Smiffy
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Now Eating...
Replies: 122
Views: 2951

Re: Now Eating...

Leftover Xmas Quality Street for breakfast. A slippery slope...
by Smiffy
Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Mame on Google chrome
Replies: 18
Views: 905

Re: Mame on Google chrome

Exactly the same where I work, my (huge multinational) has dozens of web aps all needing to be revalidated before they can upgrade to IE8 at the end of the year. With so many users needing so many different combinations of software it is a nightmare to change anything ever. And the problem isn't lim...
by Smiffy
Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wanted: 8 bit tapes - Amstrad, Speccy, Commodore
Replies: 0
Views: 314

Wanted: 8 bit tapes - Amstrad, Speccy, Commodore

This summer's project is demolishing the ramshackle shed at the bottom of my garden and building in its place a retro gaming den. I plan to display my 8 bit tapes collection to cover at least one but probably two of its walls, I have three or four hundred already but will definitely need more to do ...
by Smiffy
Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: GO THE F**K TO SLEEP
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: GO THE F**K TO SLEEP

I'm typing this one-handed (ooer) while rocking 7wk old baby Smiffy the f*** to sleep, I will definitely buy this haha.

I wouldn't swap him for all the sleep in the world though :'oD
by Smiffy
Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good Books
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Good Books

Got Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw's newun The Quantum Universe for Xmas - mind boggling stuff :shock: Also got Comedy Dave's Book for afters when my brain's mushy.
by Smiffy
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amiga 1200 questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1714

Re: Amiga 1200 questions

Reasonable price for an A1200 = priceless :D Seriously though - what does eBay reckon? But don't bid on anything Amiga related in Bucks, that's all mine ;)
by Smiffy
Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Charity Shops
Replies: 734
Views: 32614

Re: Charity Shops

...Small world! I'll race you round them tomorrow morning :D My best ever charity shop find was a couple of years ago in South Harrow, before we moved to Aylesbury. I used to collect pre cert videotapes and would trawl charity shops rarely with any sucess. Anyhoo one day I FINALLY found a tape worth...
by Smiffy
Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: MASK crusaders! :o)
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: MASK crusaders! :o)

Fellas thanks for the replies. Yes I was joking about writing to Mr and Mrs Lottery but only because I don't know their address ;) I was obsessed by MASK as a littlun, only ended when Red Dwarf started and I got obsessed by that instead haha. I haven't played via emulator yet but will get DLing now....
by Smiffy
Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: MASK crusaders! :o)
Replies: 11
Views: 311

MASK crusaders! :o)

My first new topic! Sorry it's a begging letter (hope I have more luck than when I wrote to the £57m lottery couple). Does anybody have a copy of M.A.S.K. on any 8 bit format? I haven't played it for years, I absolutely loved the cartoon but couldn't get into the game at all, I'd love to have a go a...