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by richie freebird
Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: PS3 standby fault question.... HELP US LADS!
Replies: 2
Views: 548

PS3 standby fault question.... HELP US LADS!

My 2nd PS3 died today, mid game of Fifa. The red standby LED will illuminate, but when the front touch button is pressed to boot the system up, it flashes green for a moment, then yellow, then beeps three times, and then the fan powers back down and the system comes to rest with a steady red flashin...
by richie freebird
Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Play Blackpool, 3/4 May 14. Replay return to spiritual home!
Replies: 188
Views: 5481

Re: Play Blackpool, 3/4 May 14. Replay return to spiritual h

Anyone recommend me a decent hotel, in reasonably close proximity to the venue? I don't mind paying around about £100 for a peaceful, clean and comfortable night's sleep. Previous trips to Blackpool for me have been spent in hotels full of rowdy druggies and low quality rooms of squalor. Sod that ag...
by richie freebird
Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Emulation Questions?
Replies: 31
Views: 730

Re: Emulation Questions?

Cheers Antiriad, I now have success!

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by richie freebird
Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Emulation Questions?
Replies: 31
Views: 730

Re: Emulation Questions?

-Edit, got Nestopia running now, thanks gentlemen! :D
by richie freebird
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Emulation Questions?
Replies: 31
Views: 730

Emulation Questions?

Could anyone recommend any reliable (and more importantly - easy to set up) emulators that are compatible with Windows 8 for the following systems: NES SNES Atari 7800 Apologies if emulator talk is somewhat taboo here, I do own numerous physical copies of each of these consoles (modded and un-modded...
by richie freebird
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: They still sell that?
Replies: 27
Views: 705

Re: They still sell that?

koopa42 wrote:I miss Razzle :( I really do
Razzle is still going isn't it? I have "a friend" who picked up 2 copies last year while on solo hotel staying journeys.
by richie freebird
Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Play Blackpool, 3/4 May 14. Replay return to spiritual home!
Replies: 188
Views: 5481

Re: Play Blackpool, 3/4 May 14. Replay return to spiritual h

I think I'll be on for this one. Just asked the missus and it was an instant yes from her, so it looks like a goer! This will only be my second event, after attending the weekend at Wolverhampton Race course last year, but we were blown away by what we saw there. Also, as life long North-Westerners ...
by richie freebird
Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Martial art movies
Replies: 241
Views: 43245

Re: Martial art movies

I watched the utterly bat-poo insane Enter the Invincible Hero (1977) the other night. Directed by notorious Kung Fu Z-movie nut case Godfrey Ho (described on Wikipedia as the Ed Wood of Hong Kong). Wow, what an awesome but baffling affair that film was, I totally jolly well loved it. Bruce Lee clon...
by richie freebird
Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Help me locate an article / box out please...
Replies: 1
Views: 646

Help me locate an article / box out please...

Good day, fine forum. I can't remember the issue, and I can't even remember the main article, but some time over the past few months there was a little box out section showing games that were kind of unofficial tie ins to 80's action movies like Commando and the Rambo films. In the box out there wer...
by richie freebird
Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Martial art movies
Replies: 241
Views: 43245

Re: Martial art movies

They are drastically different films, style-wise, but all fantastic in their own right. Harakiri has a really gradual and methodical pacing. Once all of the slowly unravelling pieces of the plot become apparent though, it builds into a thrilling (and very cleverly worked) conclusion, which makes the...
by richie freebird
Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Easy and fun: 2 player games on the Saturn
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Easy and fun: 2 player games on the Saturn

Thanks chaps. I can't run imports, (that I'm aware of any way). I only have the standard, un-modded PAL Saturn with no peripherals or add ons. I'm just looking for some really simple and basic “pick up and play” offerings for little bursts of friendly competitive play. Obviously I'll be letting her ...
by richie freebird
Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Martial art movies
Replies: 241
Views: 43245

Re: Martial art movies

Kurosawa stuff with mifune is all good Yojimbo, seven samurai, rashomon etc. Forgot to pick up on this part. I also have quite a lot of Kurosawa's works (which are invariably masterpieces). It was actually Seven Samurai that got me into the genre of vintage sword fighting flicks. As mentioned, Yoji...
by richie freebird
Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Martial art movies
Replies: 241
Views: 43245

Re: Martial art movies

Not the game franchise the old japanese movie! Ah yes, Sonny Chiba's classic martial arts romp. I have the anthology box set of The Street Fighter movies, and also a spin off film called Sister Street Fighter. Chiba really oozes charisma in these flicks. His acting is superb. I think though, even m...
by richie freebird
Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Console Passion
Replies: 25
Views: 1400

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I payed quite a bit of money for a switch modded Master System model 1 and a switchless modded SNES. Both the consoles came exactly as described, and in good condition for their age (the Master System was in outstanding shape). I was very happy with the service. The only (very minor) thing I'd say, ...