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by Boulder
Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your most exciting time in gaming
Replies: 119
Views: 1782

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: 985

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: 3466

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: 3466

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: 5718

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: 810

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...
by Boulder
Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Who bought your computers and consoles.
Replies: 27
Views: 522

Re: Who bought your computers and consoles.

My story's a dull one: my parents bought a C64 for Christmas in 1983 and then an A500 in 1988. I had the time of my life with those two computers. Had I been born some years earlier, I might have ended up programming more and maybe made a profession there later on. After those two, I've bought a cou...
by Boulder
Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: The Missing Retro Gamer features
Replies: 441
Views: 30177

Re: The Missing Retro Gamer features

A forgotten game, known as King of Dragon Pass, is getting a sequel in the distant future. How about taking a look at the original game since it really was a one-of-a-kind thing.

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/10 ... ore-245657
by Boulder
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What have you broken in a fit of rage?
Replies: 17
Views: 434

Re: What have you broken in a fit of rage?

TAC-2 was a nice joystick to break in rage. The metal rod inside the joystick needed some effort to snap, but eventually I did win. Many times, in fact :mrgreen:
by Boulder
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 134
Replies: 29
Views: 1829

Re: Issue 134

A good issue in my opinion, lots of stuff to actually read and not just browse through. I agree with Merman, the Wasteland article was way too short, maybe the first two Fallout games could have been covered as well as they are closely related? Reading the Origin Systems article reminded me that I m...
by Boulder
Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Weirdest games of all time
Replies: 20
Views: 498

Re: The Weirdest games of all time

Frankie Goes To Hollywood.
by Boulder
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 133
Replies: 46
Views: 2366

Re: Issue 133

NorthWay wrote:
gman72 wrote:I believe her name is actually Tilda Swinton.
Yes. Thanks.
Or was it Tilda Simon? :mrgreen:
by Boulder
Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 133
Replies: 46
Views: 2366

Re: Issue 133

I kind of expected to see a short review of the few Hard Drivin' conversions along with the article..I recall that on the Amiga it was basically unplayable. I remember an interview with Jurgen Friedrich, the programmer that converted Hard Drivin' on the Amiga, saying that the Blitter chip was usele...
by Boulder
Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 133
Replies: 46
Views: 2366

Re: Issue 133

I kind of expected to see a short review of the few Hard Drivin' conversions along with the article..I recall that on the Amiga it was basically unplayable. I used to play Dragon Ninja quite a bit back in the day on the Amiga, now when I read the article and noticed that the conversion was bashed du...
by Boulder
Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Subscriptions Queries
Replies: 563
Views: 40855

Re: Subscriptions Queries

Hi Carly, I'm from Finland so I fall under the 70 pounds per year category. I took a look at the latest offer I got and it showed me the same price. I only got a small discount when I chose to subscribe to 26 issues. My current subscription runs till the end of the year so I've begun to look for che...