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by Sephiroth81
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Save our forum!
Replies: 115
Views: 4011

Re: Save our forum!

Retrocanteen is down/offline at the moment. Its the beginning of the end I tell ya!! The revolution failed.
by Sephiroth81
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What did you prefer: cassettes or 5¼" floppies?
Replies: 49
Views: 1125

Re: What did you prefer: cassettes or 5¼" floppies?

Hmm, I didn't think it was trolling. I just assumed everyone accepted that because the Spectrum was quickest at loading tapes without sacrificing reliability, and the coloured loading bars gave you a good indication of anything that was wrong. So are there people here in the know who think the C64 ...
by Sephiroth81
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm GMT every Sunday
Replies: 64
Views: 1998

Re: IRC Retro Gaming Chat 9pm Sunday from July 15th

The biggest sporting weekend of the year arrives with both the men's singles final at Wimbledon and the World Cup Final not only on the same day, but probably at the same time as well, the first occasion that's ever happened. England of course won't be in that final, and truth be told they didn't d...
by Sephiroth81
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What did you prefer: cassettes or 5¼" floppies?
Replies: 49
Views: 1125

Re: What did you prefer: cassettes or 5¼" floppies?

Looking at the answers, it's clearly dependant on what computer you had. It it were an Atari 8 bit, then disks were better cause tapes took three years to load. The C64 wasn't much better till later on when turbos brought load times under six minutes. With the Spectrum though - the best micro for t...
by Sephiroth81
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What did you prefer: cassettes or 5¼" floppies?
Replies: 49
Views: 1125

Re: What did you prefer: cassettes or 5¼" floppies?

Looking at the answers, it's clearly dependant on what computer you had. It it were an Atari 8 bit, then disks were better cause tapes took three years to load. The C64 wasn't much better till later on when turbos brought load times under six minutes. With the Spectrum though - the best micro for t...
by Sephiroth81
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Wonders of the World Cup
Replies: 512
Views: 5172

Re: The Wonders of the World Cup

You do wonder if we will ever get such a lucky route through any time soon. It was quite remarkable. The only world class team we played was Belgium, which we of course lost. This semi-final, 3rd/4th finish is a great result, but lets hope we don't get too carried away. We finished group runners up,...
by Sephiroth81
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Franchises and games you are surprised haven't returned
Replies: 32
Views: 944

Re: Franchises and games you are surprised haven't returned

Speaking of EA....but not shocked to see its not returned, but the (Desert) Strike series disappeared after Nuclear Strike in 1997. Always liked these games (especially the 16 bit ones), and been playing some of them again recently on Megadrive.

Come on EA, put out a remastered Strike anthology!
by Sephiroth81
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 183 - Tetris: Best puzzler ever?
Replies: 27
Views: 678

Re: From The Forum issue 183 - Tetris: Best puzzler ever?

Just started reading this issue, and this may be the first edition that my partner took interest in, as she LOVES Tetris (must be some sort of eastern european thing!) :lol: Love the original Gameboy version of Tetris (perhaps THE essential GB game), and sure its where most people got started, but w...
by Sephiroth81
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Wonders of the World Cup
Replies: 512
Views: 5172

Re: The Wonders of the World Cup

Well gutted ! But one stat they showed late on said it all, Croatia 7 shots on target at goal, England 1. Think we just ran out of steam second half, not any great chances. Kane should have scored in the first half, if he had tapped it across it would have been a goal. Shame But Croatia were the be...
by Sephiroth81
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Wonders of the World Cup
Replies: 512
Views: 5172

Re: The Wonders of the World Cup

In terms of individual talent, experience and player value, this is one of Englands "weakest" squads, and with a pretty inexperienced manager (at top level), but by the miracle of a kind draw, and perhaps the fearless nature of a youthful team with low expectations, we have made it to the semi-final...
by Sephiroth81
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31646
Views: 730463

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

Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes. I think this may be the third time I've owned it. :lol: Ordered from CEX for £42 which is the cheapest I could find it. It came in a tatty "Player's Choice" box and without the manual. I guess you get what you pay for. :| Ouch, can't believe Gamecube games are valued ...
by Sephiroth81
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 5000 club.
Replies: 154
Views: 3515

Re: The 5000 club.

Just noticed I've passed 5000 posts, really doesn't feel like that many. Congratulations. Ring that bell! Thanks Seph, in all seriousness I probably couldn't have done it without you. :lol: You're welcome, and likewise! I'll be ringing that 5k bell in part thanks to you in the not too distant futur...
by Sephiroth81
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Wonders of the World Cup
Replies: 512
Views: 5172

Re: The Wonders of the World Cup

Now Uruguay and Brazil are out, England are probably the 3rd best team left in the WC, and the top two obviously are battling it out in the Semi-Finals next week. We could easily slip up to Sweden today though, and Croatia on their day could definitely beat us, or the home nation of Russia and their...
by Sephiroth81
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What grinds your gears ?
Replies: 9564
Views: 197168

Re: What grinds your gears ?

Wimbledon does seem very low key this year, with Murray out, and England still in the WC. But I'll get back on the wimbledon wagon as the tennis legends of Federer and Nadal continue to progress. It will be truly agonising if we get a Federer v Nadal wimbledon final this year, as it would start 2pm ...
by Sephiroth81
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What did you prefer: cassettes or 5¼" floppies?
Replies: 49
Views: 1125

Re: What did you prefer: cassettes or 5¼" floppies?

I can't really recall having much exposure to big floppies (shush...) when they were about. I had a C64 with the datasette device, so virtually all my games were tape, or the occasional C64 cartridge on that system. Sadly, my C64 is broken, and although I own loads of tape games still, I couldn't ve...