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by HdE
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1633
Views: 41003

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

What are everyone's thoughts on games that require a download to play, even if you've bought the cart? I absolutely HATE the fact that this is a thing. To me, part of the appeal of having games on cartridge has always been the idea that tehy should be more durable and reliable than optical media. C...
by HdE
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24012
Views: 467952

Re: What are you currently playing?

I've got LOTS of fond memories of playing Auf Weidersehen Monty on my Spectrum Plus. It blew my mind when I got to the flying bits.
by HdE
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll
Replies: 371
Views: 9639

Re: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll

That isn't a prototype, I had previously played on one of those and it was far better than this horrendous monstrosity. I have also had a play with an additional unit now too, which was the same as this but with an even more flickery screen. Wow - really?! That's insane! You have to wonder what exa...
by HdE
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24012
Views: 467952

Re: What are you currently playing?

I realised today that I popped Skyrim into my Nintendo Switch a while back to check it out and have 'just a quick look at it' and I've been playing it in small doses daily ever since. And 'a while back' turns out to have been about a month ago! I was pretty much completely new to this game when I st...
by HdE
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum: 185
Replies: 19
Views: 986

Re: From the forum: 185

If I recall correctly, it was on the Atari 2600 - in glorious black and white on a portable TV that my stepbrother owned.

I only recently clapped eyes on that version of Space Invaders in colour. I won't say it made me feel old, but... it made me feel old.
by HdE
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31693
Views: 737810

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

I didn't actually buy it in the end, but I came PERILOUSLY close to pulling the trigger on a PS Vita over on Ebay earlier in the week. I find the console a really attractive proposition in theory, and there are a good few games on the system that I'm interested in, but realistically, it just feels l...
by HdE
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll
Replies: 371
Views: 9639

Re: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll

Here's the video you've all been waiting for! A full review and overview of the doomed Sinclair ZX Vega+ Handheld! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9i2aBPKiRw Watched that earlier and enjoyed (if that's the right word, given the circumstances?) seeing how dreadfully it turned out. If that isn't a p...
by HdE
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1633
Views: 41003

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Work's kept me busy, so I've not had a lot of time to cheeck in on the forum. But, with regard to my screen protector issue: I have heard of this but not experienced it myself. Maybe the quality of the protector and how well it's applied determines how much it's at risk of this. Perhaps taking the c...
by HdE
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1633
Views: 41003

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

I've had a bit of a weird experience with my Switch this week - just wanted to see if anyone else has had anything similar. I've had a bit of spare time over the last few days, so finally decided I'd crack open the Switch version of Skyrim. I generally play games with the Switch docked, and noticed ...
by HdE
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24012
Views: 467952

Re: What are you currently playing?

I've been playing Warhammer 40,000: Space marine for the last few days.

So far, it's done nothing truly exceptional, but it's a REALLY solid game. And some of the combat is very satisfying.
by HdE
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll
Replies: 371
Views: 9639

Re: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll

To be honest, is ANYBODY surprised?

In a morbid sense, I almost can't wait for the inevitable fall-out from this. My Youtube feed's gonna go nuts...
by HdE
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: wii U
Replies: 38
Views: 1639

Re: wii U

Just be aware the 3DS version is an local/offline affair. Only the Wii U version connects online. The other 3DS MHs however do allow you to go online. Appreciate the extra info! To be hinest, that doesn;t bother me, as I''m one of these old, opinionated farts who never, ever does online multiplayer...
by HdE
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll
Replies: 371
Views: 9639

Re: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll

I'm a Spectrum Next backer and I think the way the campaign's run has been exemplary. There have been quite a few delays but communication has been excellent - there have been regular emails explaining exactly what's happening. Hey - me too! Can't wait to receive my Next! Totally agree on all the p...
by HdE
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: wii U
Replies: 38
Views: 1639

Re: wii U

I might actually see if I can grab a copy of Monster Hunter Ultimate 3 for my New 3DS, then. I do have Tri for the Wii, but any excuse to dodge motion controls works for me!
by HdE
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: wii U
Replies: 38
Views: 1639

Re: wii U

It's certainly worth waiting until E3 to see if any more ports are announced, I wouldn't be shocked to see NSMB U, Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3, Xenoblade Chronicles X and Wonderful 101 ported to the Switch eventually. I seems the the Switch is slowly getting ports of all the good Wii U stuff. Bayonett...