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by John
Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ultimate Arcade 2 at Costco (100 retro games!)
Replies: 23
Views: 2250

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Well, so long as those surprises aren't $2000 a piece, eh? Hmmmm... well I think those surprises are worth it considering the good construction Chicago Gaming puts into them. Those surprises are a lot better than the other cardboard arcade cabinets you see now in some department stores, which you h...
by John
Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ultimate Arcade 2 at Costco (100 retro games!)
Replies: 23
Views: 2250

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In this day and age are people really fussed about 100 legal official games ? Just chuck in a few dvds and you have thousands of MAME games ready ! ...and if you sell those thousands of MAME games in any kind of retail outlet then you have copyright and trademark infringement plain and simple. Whic...
by John
Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ultimate Arcade 2 at Costco (100 retro games!)
Replies: 23
Views: 2250

Ultimate Arcade 2 at Costco (100 retro games!)

Hey there, For those interested, Ultimate Arcade 2, a new consumer arcade product with 100 officially licensed retro games, is now at Costco locations in North America. Many locations have a demo unit set up for play. GameSetWatch put a small write-up with a link to the UA2 game list on their weblog...
by John
Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Gaming TV
Replies: 30
Views: 3329

Re: Gaming TV

Why are TV programmes about gaming so rubbish ? Do you think it's just really hard to make good gaming TV or are the TV companies just not giving it a chance ? It's not hard, but the TV network executives (who are mostly ex-Kraft Foods, Proctor & Gamble executives), have no idea about gaming and ho...
by John
Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:44 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro Games book
Replies: 51
Views: 5792

I'll add some game books I picked up in Japan to this thread: Family Computer 1983-1994 Published as part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography Exhibit called Level X I attended back in 2003. 2003 was the same year (I believe) the very last 8-bit Famicom was rolled off the Nintendo assembl...
by John
Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which 2 player retro games would be great on xbox arcade ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2378

I truly hope there won't be a tug of war as to whether the Wii or Xbox Live Arcade will get these games. I hope they are universally available for both systems. Yet it will depend on how Microsoft/XLA and Nintendo Virtual Console developers will divide up revenue sharing, etc etc. In April, Microsof...
by John
Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: retro gamers and the environment
Replies: 28
Views: 3666

With regards to the environment and gaming, there is always solar power. Ian McKellen appeared on a U.S. talk show a few months ago and talked about how his England home uses solar power panels installed on the roof. The host and other guests was stunned at the info he provided. Such a simple answer...
by John
Thu Apr 06, 2006 2:03 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Are Arcade games more fun when you're standing up?
Replies: 10
Views: 922

It all depends. After spending two years in Japan, the one thing I observed and was fascinated by were the sit-down units, the ones manufactured by Sega and Taito. Both companies, as most know, own their own arcades and game centers, they want to keep players in a comfortable seated position as long...
by John
Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Taito Legends 2
Replies: 26
Views: 2904

Anyone know if there are any developer interviews on the Taito Legends 2 disc? I enjoyed watching the video interviews on the first edition, and was happy to get it at a sale price of $10 at Best Buy. :D I hope it will make it to the U.S., Sega of America brought the first one over, yet they haven't...
by John
Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 20 is here
Replies: 117
Views: 16742

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I liked the Technos article, and when I saw the official game list and the staff list I realised that someone must have put an awful lot of work into writing this - and it turns out to have been you. Thanks for the comment revgiblet, I really do appreciate it. It was fun compiling all these names a...
by John
Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 20 is here
Replies: 117
Views: 16742

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"Retro Free America" - I just don't get it. Why do UK readers of a UK based magazine want to know whos getting what retro gizmo in the US for xmas. In my opinion, Imagine is aiming to bring this magazine to international audiences, not just the UK. Imagine will distribute this mag in the U.S.A. to ...