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by Sephiroth81
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1694
Views: 43302

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

I just think that these Wii U ports at full price shouldn't be something to celebrate given how little dev work has occurred, and I speak as a life-long Nintendo fanboy, so don't feel guilty for criticising this practice! :D But haven't ports had more dev work than the game not ported? Lets say a d...
by Sephiroth81
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1694
Views: 43302

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

You can't tell exactly, but you can tell when a software company is taking the censored. Capcom were the masters at it with the Street Fighter 2 series, although at least with "Turbo", "Super" etc they were somewhat of an upgrade....plus cartridges were hugely expensive to manufacture. Yeah, cartri...
by Sephiroth81
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which Dreamcast?
Replies: 46
Views: 1765

Re: Which Dreamcast?

Hydro Thunder - big daft boat racing game. Early release so no 60Hz in PAL - best to import and use a boot disc I thought this for some time davyk, but you can easily boot a PAL copy of Hydro Thunder into 480p VGA mode with the VGA boot trick (where you switch it from TV mode, on the adaptor, over ...
by Sephiroth81
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1694
Views: 43302

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

That's what I don't get about some retro gamers though, you'd expect them of all people would be of the mindset that an old game they haven't played before is a new game, and the age of a game doesn't matter. They say they really value old games, then say they shouldn't cost as much as the supposed...
by Sephiroth81
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1694
Views: 43302

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Then don't buy them again if they're not worth it. If you do then you are telling Nintendo you value the games at the price they are charging. I think it is in their interest to lower the prices to encourage those of us who already bought them to double dip, but a) if we're still prepared to pay fu...
by Sephiroth81
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1694
Views: 43302

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

I suggested games like Splatoon 2, Xenoblade 2, Xenoblade 2: Torna (effectively a brand new game), Mario & Rabbids, Mario Tennis Aces, Fire Emblem Warriors, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Captain Toad, Octopath Traveller, Kirby, Arms, the upcoming Mario Party, and he just said he doesn't like RPGs, d...
by Sephiroth81
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 75
Views: 3109

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

For me, the question is a non-starter, but it appears not for some other people, so here is your chance to argue your case. Come on from tomorrow (sunday) at 9pm and tell us which decade was better. The link is in my signature as always. I hope to see you then. And needless to say, if you argue tha...
by Sephiroth81
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31716
Views: 740138

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

The Laird wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:58 am
I would never mod my original Lynx, but I have spare one with a faulty screen that I'm going to get done. It extends the battery life massively apparently.
Definitely looks worth doing then, and from videos i've watched, the screen really looks super crisp, bright and vibrant.
by Sephiroth81
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31716
Views: 740138

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

I use NiMh rechargables and I get about 8 hours play. It still beats the crap out of the Game Gear and the Lynx in that regard. Yeah, the Lynx and Game Gear had/have truly awful battery life (2 hours?? what a joke!). Although I understand if you do the screen mod for both of those consoles, the bat...
by Sephiroth81
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31716
Views: 740138

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

I think the original Gameboy was a bit lardy and requiring 4 AA batteries is a bit of a downer (perhaps modded the battery life is improved, although possibly not given the original didn't have to power a backlight). I use NiMh rechargables and I get about 8 hours play. It still beats the crap out ...
by Sephiroth81
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Backwards Compatability
Replies: 79
Views: 2628

Re: Backwards Compatability

I'll get an Xbox One X soon, and one of the reasons for buying it is Microsofts pretty decent commitment to backwards compatibility. The emulation, going by Digital Foundry and other similar tech analysis sites, seems to be absolutely stunning.....its "emulation plus" basically. Genuinely upscaled g...
by Sephiroth81
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31716
Views: 740138

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

That does look pretty cool! I'm not sure if it would be a better or more practical experience than say the GBA SP (101 or 001 models) for playing original GB games on (aside from retro authenticity of course) Too small, crap sound and no 3.5mm jack to do anything about it. You can buy a mini headph...
by Sephiroth81
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What grinds your gears ?
Replies: 9573
Views: 199706

Re: What grinds your gears ?

The state of the news in general, but especially the downward spiral of the BBC news website, something I've moaned about before. I watched the Joe Rogan podcast with Elon Musk today, didn't bat an eyelid when Musk had a few smokes of Rogan's joint. Now it's front page news: "Man does legal thing i...
by Sephiroth81
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31716
Views: 740138

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

The original DMG-01 Gameboy has a pretty blurry awful green tinted screen. Things improved dramatically with the Gameboy Pocket and Gameboy Color - much sharper and far less motion blurring. The original Gameboy can be modded for a backlight and improved contrast. I have one and I wouldn't be witho...
by Sephiroth81
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31716
Views: 740138

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

I've recently got a yellow Gameboy with Tetris, Super Mario Land and Super Mario Land 2. Hmmm - blurry! Has time made the screen less vibrant or is that just how the GB is?? The original DMG-01 Gameboy has a pretty blurry awful green tinted screen. Things improved dramatically with the Gameboy Pock...