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by Spector
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:21 pm
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Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
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Re: Retro Gaming Chat on the IRC channel - join in at 9pm GMT every Sunday

I actually remember a guy I knew at school in the 80s who was very coy about video games. He claimed he had a Spectrum, but he said he played Alleykat on it, which couldn't be true because it was never released on the Spectrum. Even though he had a Goodmans video recorder and said his favourite colo...
by Spector
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:31 am
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Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
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Re: Retro Gaming Chat on the IRC channel - join in at 9pm GMT Sunday January 27th

For this week, I think I'll use the debate that has broken out here as inspiration. It's about the child of Sir Alan Sugar: the Amstrad CPC464. Some see it as the 'dark horse' of the big three, lurking in the background behind Spectrum and Commodore while having the best versions of many cassette ga...
by Spector
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:13 am
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Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 106
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Re: Retro Gaming Chat on the IRC channel - join in at 4pm EST (9pm GMT) Sunday January 27th

I'll probably be back once it moves to Discord. IRC is just so fiddly and out of date. It's true, and we are in the process of moving to Discord, but katzkatz can't get his computer to work with it! Nobody can figure out why. Anyway folks, click on the link for now and you'll be directed to the cha...
by Spector
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:31 pm
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Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 106
Views: 8576

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on the IRC channel - join in at 4pm EST (9pm GMT) Sunday January 27th

The question of Amstrad is a painful one. Painful because it's tough to admit that the Amstrad is the very poor relation of the three main 8 bits because it was saddled with slower, jerkier ports of Spectrum games most of the time. Even worse than that- Amstrad is the spawn of Sugar. It's a shame wh...
by Spector
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:24 am
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Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 106
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Re: Retro Gaming Chat on the IRC channel - join in at 4pm EST (9pm GMT) Sunday December 23rd

The week before Christmas and I don't know what the topic should be. Your favourite/or worst retro christmas present seems simple enough. For me it was the Spectrum 128 in 1986 with the Gameboy bringing back good memories too in 1990. I never really got a videogaming present that absolutely stunk bu...
by Spector
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:09 am
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Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
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Re: Retro Gaming Chat on the IRC channel - join in at 4pm EST (9pm GMT) Sunday December 16th

Hi folks :) What a turbulent week it has been for the United Kingdom and our dear Prime Minister, Theresa May. Or May-not, as some have cruelly now dubbed her. It reached a nadir with her lip-read argument with Jean-Claude Juncker, where she appeared to accuse the EU leader of calling her “Nebulous”...
by Spector
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:24 pm
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Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 158
Views: 11917

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

jpishgar wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:22 pm
His posts would be clever if intended ironically
Pssst. *whispers* He can hear you.
Oh no! The ban hammer is getting flexed!!!!!!
by Spector
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:05 pm
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Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
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Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:49 pm
:lol:

Well, at least you can't be accused of not having a sense of humour.
His posts would be clever if intended ironically. Because of that and the fact his surname contains "pish", I honestly thought at first he was made up. But no, he's for real :mrgreen:
by Spector
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:18 pm
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Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 106
Views: 8576

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on the IRC channel - join in at 4pm EST (9pm GMT) Sunday December 9th

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:26 pm
I hope someone mentioned World Series Baseball on the Spectrum.
The Spectrum? What's that, dude??

Actually you're right. World Series Baseball is the only game in the genre I ever enjoyed.
by Spector
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:54 pm
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Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 158
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Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Tom_Baker wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:54 pm
Mod me
:lol: That would be brilliant!
by Spector
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:03 pm
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Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 158
Views: 11917

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Crusty Starfish wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:52 pm
I'm also looking forward to all the active forum members becoming moderators! :D
Yes I agree. I am excited at the prospect of being 'empanelled'. I would be even more excited though if I knew what that actually meant.
by Spector
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:12 am
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Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 106
Views: 8576

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on the IRC channel - join in at 4pm EST (9pm GMT) Sunday December 9th

I've just started using Discord for a couple of communities and it's very good. Works very well on mobiles especially. If the RG chat moved to Discord I would certainly be more inclined to join in. It's likely we'll move to Discord quite soon... once Katzkatz gets his new mobile sorted out!! For no...
by Spector
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:24 pm
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Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 158
Views: 11917

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Sephiroth81 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:52 pm
Ban this contemptuous, mocking fool!
Hey man, I was being deadly serious! Everyone else, don't take any notice of this limey!!
by Spector
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:13 pm
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Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 158
Views: 11917

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

so the 360 came out in 2005 does that mean in 2020 the 360 will be retro :D :shock: that will blow some peoples minds if it does that Dear lord. As an aside, rummaging around last night, I spotted this - an old ad from Kay-Bee Toys. https://imgur.com/gallery/1FFEqa9?fbclid=IwAR3QlUEkf5wxH7aIjEIriR9...
by Spector
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:52 am
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Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 158
Views: 11917

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Joe read books and paid attention at school or something, shame on him, apparently. You actually believe the hideous corporate jargon he comes out with is a sign of good English???? :shock: You don't write that way by paying attention at school. You write that way because you have been brainwashed ...