Search found 2239 matches

by Spector
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I'm getting a new tablet... but which one?
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: I'm getting a new tablet... but which one?

Size? I have a 10" Samsung Tab A6 (I think) that has proven reliable and decent resolution for the price. Seems to be going for around £200 just now, though I'm sure I paid less in a sale in Tesco or Asda, around £160 iirc. It does have physical buttons though. My old Asus one had virtual buttons w...
by Spector
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I'm getting a new tablet... but which one?
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: I'm getting a new tablet... but which one?

I'd think that the latest model of the Amazon Fire HD 8 still rules the roost for value, at about £80. If you want a bigger screen there's also a significantly more powerful 10" model for about £150. You've just got to resort to a bit of hackery to get Google Play on them, but that should only take...
by Spector
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I'm getting a new tablet... but which one?
Replies: 14
Views: 919

I'm getting a new tablet... but which one?

Can you guys give me some suggestions as to what would be the best tablet to buy - preferably android - on the market right now? One that gives good value for money without being totally dirt cheap? I'm not sure where to start so maybe somebody on here would have a recommendation?
by Spector
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Upcoming Social Gaming events v2
Replies: 25
Views: 2440

Re: Upcoming Social Gaming events v2

Is there anything coming up soon in the London area (or the south east in general) worth visiting?
by Spector
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 93
Views: 5486

Re: IRC Retro Gaming Chat 9pm Sunday October 14th

Yes, we are still here and if you use the link in my signature as before, hopefully a contingent of weirdos with nothing better to do might turn up and we can talk about anything at all. We can even talk about the dreadful international football weekend where UEFA's transparent attempt to get a piec...
by Spector
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 93
Views: 5486

Re: IRC Retro Gaming Chat 9pm Sunday September 30th

We are back again, and the "Hot Topic" (which is never that hot tbh) is about what your favourite golf game is. Truth is, you can talk about anything retro, and it starts from 9pm. Check out the link in my signature, cause that's what you use to get on. Hopefully, I'll see one or two of you on there...
by Spector
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 93
Views: 5486

Re: IRC Retro Gaming Chat 9pm Sunday September 23rd

Ignore the nonsense in the previous post and come on tonight (sunday 23rd) from 9pm. You know it will be brilliant. Just click on the link in my signature and you will be taken to a page where you choose a name, then click "Go" and you're in! You can do it. I know you can!!!!! :D
by Spector
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 93
Views: 5486

Re: IRC Retro Gaming Chat 9pm Sunday September 16th

The IRC chat continues, despite mobile phones, facebook, instagram and all the other evils of the world seemingly blowing against it. But why not? After all, it is retro! I need a hot topic, and here it is, based on an argument I had on IRC last week: What decade was better for gaming - the 80s or t...
by Spector
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 93
Views: 5486

Re: IRC Retro Gaming Chat 9pm Sunday August 26th

Last night, RG members past and present joined us. I was shocked to see markopoloman there - remember him? No he's not dead, he's still here. When he arrived, it was like when Bobby Ewing came back in Dallas!! Then we discussed some old stories and legends. A few new stories were told too, and it wa...
by Spector
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 93
Views: 5486

Re: IRC Retro Gaming Chat 9pm Sunday August 26th

The week that was has gone, the wedding is over, the best man speech has been delivered and my life can get back to normal. I have celebrated by bringing out the GCE (or in the UK, the MB) Vectrex and am giving Minestorm and Pole Position a spin. It's a weird machine, no question, made to be played ...
by Spector
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Reviews/recommendations on Facebook
Replies: 0
Views: 145

Reviews/recommendations on Facebook

Can I still leave reviews for facebook pages, or has that been totally replaced by the "recommendation" system's simple "yes" and "no" options?
by Spector
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 93
Views: 5486

Re: IRC Retro Gaming Chat 9pm Sunday August 26th

This has been a crowded weekend for me being a best man at a wedding and all the other things that goes with that, so I don't think I'll be on tonight folks. Just in case anyone wonders why if they log on. I'll see you next week though :)
by Spector
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 93
Views: 5486

Re: IRC Retro Gaming Chat 9pm Sunday August 26th

Good evening, veterans, and I have a Hot Topic question based on a post made on facebook for the Colecovision. Someone showed a picture of their USB 128-in-1 Flash Cartridge for the machine, and after a few comments about how good the cart is, one poster came on and said it was pointless and he shou...
by Spector
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Emuparadise Shuts Up Shop
Replies: 41
Views: 2327

Re: Emuparadise Shuts Up Shop

I think a lot of Retro Gamers were on to these kind of threats since the scene got going at the turn of the century and built up their CD/DVD collections with all the ROMS just in case they got taken down (I know I did).
by Spector
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 93
Views: 5486

Re: IRC Retro Gaming Chat 9pm Sunday August 19th

It's the same as before folks, as we start up at 9pm this Sunday and hope to attract fans of the golden era of gaming. I've asked Suzanne Martin whether she would come on and tell us her favourite Spectrum games as a tribute to her wonderful new Vega+ device, and I'm hopeful she will, because she ga...