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by Boulder
Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Star Trek
Replies: 56
Views: 741

Re: Star Trek

I like to watch TOS and TNG episodes at times on Saturday evenings. I only have a problem with the Klingon episodes of TNG, can't stand the honour this, honour that blahblah.

Still, the worst moment of TNG must be Wesley stating "We are from Starfleet. We do not lie!" Urgh..
by Boulder
Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Searching for old Isometric action games recommendation
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: Searching for old Isometric action games recommendation

The Last Ninja series is excellent but very difficult. Oh my goodness me. How could I forget The Last Ninja series? They were top of the tree. The C64 versions are rock hard by today's standards but if you play them with save States they're very doable. Alternatively Amiga Ninha Remix is more palat...
by Boulder
Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Searching for old Isometric action games recommendation
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: Searching for old Isometric action games recommendation

The Last Ninja series is excellent but very difficult.
by Boulder
Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 200
Views: 3204

Re: Elite Dangerous

Is it required to have a proper joystick or is the mouse and keyboard combo still possible to use (and survive)?
by Boulder
Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 200
Views: 3204

Re: Elite Dangerous

:D

I never asked for a refund so need to ask this question: is the new Elite too hard to grasp for someone who doesn't give it time? From what I've read, it seems to require quite a lot to make it. I do have access to the gamma version but haven't tried it out yet.
by Boulder
Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Whats your favorite xmas film?
Replies: 20
Views: 476

Re: Whats your favorite xmas film?

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation gets my vote too. It's silly but funny, yet I can imagine somewhere there is a Griswold family there.
by Boulder
Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Black Riot Day
Replies: 39
Views: 602

Re: Black Riot Day

I got me an Asus Chromebox for $119,99 + shipping + taxes at Amazon, makes a bit under 150 euros. It's cheap compared to the local shops which sell the thing for 200 euros. Now I just need to find out what it requires to run some emulators (along with the media center usage) :D
by Boulder
Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Aging retro gamers & health
Replies: 44
Views: 897

Re: Aging retro gamers & health

What does cause damage to some extent is more how we use them. Staring at them for long periods, blinking less, can cause dryer eyes and eye strain. A short break every now and then to make a cuppa or go to the loo is sufficient to minimise this usually. In addition to giving your eyes a break, you...
by Boulder
Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Aging retro gamers & health
Replies: 44
Views: 897

Re: Aging retro gamers & health

Interesting. Ok, added to my new diet is oily fish. (will get some D tabs as well)... :) Don't go overboard though as you can OD on Vit D if you pardon the pun. Choose, one method only since there was an experiment done in the early 20th century whereby people were given high doses of Vit D and it ...
by Boulder
Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your most exciting time in gaming
Replies: 119
Views: 1582

Re: Your most exciting time in gaming

I have to say 1983-1991. C64 and Amiga were the two big ones in my life - PC was a good one but it could never replace the two Commodores. Lots of genuine ideas and space for imagination.
by Boulder
Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Aging retro gamers & health
Replies: 44
Views: 897

Re: Aging retro gamers & health

I strongly recommend you guys/gals and in fact anyone to make sure your vitamin D levels are high enough. It's one cheap way to at least give yourself a better chance of keeping it going for a longer time :) I personally take 125 micrograms on Monday-Friday mornings after breakfast, but taking the s...
by Boulder
Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 200
Views: 3204

Re: Elite Dangerous

Why anybody would omit single player is completely beyond me. Especially since the original was a (hugely successful) solo experience. So true. Heck, back in the early 80s no one could hear you scream in space but now probably all I would be hearing in E:D space is "LOL", "PWNED" etc. Can't stand i...
by Boulder
Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 200
Views: 3204

Re: Elite Dangerous

I'm a backer as well and pretty much disappointed with the decision. In fact, I do recall that they promised an offline game for us who don't give a damn about multiplayer stuff and that is one reason why I joined the kickstarter. Maybe I just remember it wrong.
by Boulder
Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 135
Replies: 241
Views: 5344

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 135

I just have to throw my thoughts to this pot of what is expected of the magazine and what is not :) This issue did not contain anything special to me. There are issues like this at times and I think it's just because a) I've never been into consoles (never owned one until I bought a second-hand Wii ...
by Boulder
Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: How many of your consoles and computers broke?
Replies: 32
Views: 676

Re: How many of your consoles and computers broke?

My C64's SID chip went bad so I had no sound for a long time, also the other joystick port stopped working at some point (faulty CIA chip?). An interesting side effect was that some games used either one of those for seeding random numbers and things were not that random after that :mrgreen: Pirates...