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by John
Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:52 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Motion Sickness
Replies: 34
Views: 3179

For me personally, it varies game by game. I first began noticing a problem when I began playing Turok on the N64. Not only was I getting dizzy, I was forgetting to blink. All resulting in me having extreme red, dry eyes..... Ever tried playing Super Monkey Ball Deluxe on a big projection screen in ...
by John
Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Does anyone on here play *only* retro games?
Replies: 33
Views: 4009

I do play a mixture of both current (just finished RE4) and retro games (Heiankyo Alien on the Gameboy). However, I'm one of those who needs current-gen consoles to play retro games since I want to support the collections of the genre. I pick up new stuff when it goes down in price, period. Furtherm...
by John
Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:34 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: An amazing find!
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Check RG issue #33 for my mini-review in the Data East article ;) That is Lock N' Chase, originally developed around 1981 by Data East Corp in Japan. It was ported to many systems including the Intellivision, Atari 2600 and even the Gameboy. As of 2004 the game was acquired by G-mode with the rest o...
by John
Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Idea for an article
Replies: 12
Views: 2106

Having lived in Chiba-ken (two hours outside of Tokyo) for two years of my life teaching english on The JET Programme, Japan was probably one of the best and most challenging experiences of my life. It is indeed a gamers paradise. I would go back in a heartbeat to cover the gaming scene for any maga...
by John
Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Neat toy on eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 996

All of the games on Ultimate Arcade 2 at Costco have been properly licensed from their copyright owners. In fact I actually know a couple of executives from the Chicago Gaming Company, the manufacturer of Ultimate Arcade 2. One VP travelled to Japan to establish the deals with all the Japanese compa...
by John
Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Neat toy on eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 996

Does the unit have a holder for aspirin? You'll need it for your aching back just to bend and play the game like these teenagers are: http://www.mybiggames.com/midway.html You'll either need that or invest in some blocks to stack it on. This is deffinitly a toy for little kids. I remember playing th...
by John
Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Hunting For Mr Do <<<
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Just a bit of info, Universal is still around, they changed their name to Aruze in 1998, but have focused mostly on slot/pachinko machines. It was announced a few months ago that Aruze is bringing back the Mr. Do games via a partnership with Namco Wireless in North America. A mobile phone version of...
by John
Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Taito Legends 2
Replies: 26
Views: 2889

Taito Legends 2 (Xbox) Region Free?

Does anyone outside the UK know if Taito Legends 2 (for the Xbox) is region-free and playable on the Xbox in North America (without an Xbox mod)? According to the Wikipedia entry on Taito Legends 2 it is indeed playable on the Xbox outside Europe without mods: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taito_Lege...
by John
Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Missing Classics on Taito Legends 2
Replies: 22
Views: 2351

Chase HQ......finally??

It looks like Chase HQ will finally be getting a release on January 25th 2007 on the PS2, but in Japan, on Taito Memories II. Just found out via Insert Credit what the game list would be: Operation Wolf Night Striker Metal Soldier Isaac 2 Gyrodine Warrior Blade TT Field Goal Phoenix Great Swordman P...
by John
Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: CNBC: Game On TV Documentary 11/15
Replies: 29
Views: 2535

A PR release just came out this morning for the documentary, with rerun times and all, thanks to Christopher Grant over at Joystiq for posting and linking to this. Still no mention of international airtimes or specific people/companies who will be featured, except for this: "Game On!" features exclu...
by John
Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: CNBC: Game On TV Documentary 11/15
Replies: 29
Views: 2535

CNBC: Game On TV Documentary 11/15

Hi folks, I thought I might give a heads-up to CNBC viewers in North America, the network will be airing Game On: The Unauthorized History of Video Games , a two-hour documentary that will premiere on November 15th at 9:00 pm eastern-time promising: An exploration of the history of video games inclu...
by John
Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro Games book
Replies: 51
Views: 5762

Re:

Does the arcade one mention who worked on each board? I'm trying to find all the hardware Hideki Sato worked on, but there are no credits for arcade boards available anywhere. There are nine profiles/interviews in the Sega Arcade History book, each with Hisashi Suzuki, Akira Nagai, Rikiya Nakagawa,...
by John
Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: zelda cartoon
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: zelda cartoon

anybody got any memories on the cartoon, i dont remmeber it tbh its from 1989 Memories of the Zelda cartoon?! Oh man, only one episode aired once a week (on Friday) as part of the "Super Mario Brothers Super Show" in syndication back in the day. At the time of its airing I was in junior high school...
by John
Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Publisher Responsibility
Replies: 9
Views: 1434

The internet is not always so trustworthy when it comes to the authenticity of the information. Wikipedia is one example. Preservation in the industry is crap, even Yuji Naka has admitted in an interview that Sega does a bad job in preserving its history. Two amazing Japanese books on Sega history "...
by John
Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ultimate Arcade 2 at Costco (100 retro games!)
Replies: 23
Views: 2238

Re:

But dude, honestly, whatever they've got, at 2 grand a piece I imagine there's few folk on this forum who could afford that kind of outlay (or whose wives would let them, even if they could) - the world demands classics in a cheaper arcade cab! I hear 'ya man, we can all dream about the gaming gear...