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by Matt_B
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1798
Views: 51093

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

What's going on is that there's massive demand for games consoles now that nearly everyone's got to stay at home because of COVID-19. Meanwhile, with China having pretty much shut down for a couple of months in order to slow the spread of it, production schedules are also out of whack so in any case...
by Matt_B
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?
Replies: 14622
Views: 242804

Re: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?

I've been re-watching all the Studio Ghibli movies on Netflix. They''ve been putting them on in batches of 7 and the final set just got added this morning.
by Matt_B
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1798
Views: 51093

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

My highlights: Xenoblade - Gets some exclusive content as well as the HD makeover. I guess I'm in for a third copy of the game then. Bioshock/Borderlands/X-Com 2 - All great games if you've not played them yet. Yet more cases of stub cartridges with huge downloads though. Catherine - Great puzzler w...
by Matt_B
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 54
Views: 960

Re: Coronavirus

Yeah, fingers crossed and all the best from me too. Over here, all non-emergency surgery has been postponed indefinitely just before my wife was due to have an operation on Friday after waiting nearly a year. These definitely aren't the best times for people who've got ongoing medical issues. Sorry...
by Matt_B
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sega 60th thing
Replies: 38
Views: 667

Re: Sega 60th thing

In all honesty, I'm not sure the PC Engine Mini should exist in the West, at least not at this stage; that's not to say that the hardware won't be good - as early indications seem very positive - but that they've missed the boat. It's certainly not likely to shift that many units outside Japan, alth...
by Matt_B
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 54
Views: 960

Re: Coronavirus

Yeah, fingers crossed and all the best from me too.

Over here, all non-emergency surgery has been postponed indefinitely just before my wife was due to have an operation on Friday after waiting nearly a year.

These definitely aren't the best times for people who've got ongoing medical issues.
by Matt_B
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sega 60th thing
Replies: 38
Views: 667

Re: Saturn mini coming?

I'd be surprised. Let's face it. Sega keep rehashing their Mega Drive games over and over because that's the only time they were a really big deal. Machines like the Saturn, Master System and Dreamcast only ever hit the mark for a niche audience, and simply don't hold the same nostalgia value for mo...
by Matt_B
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 54
Views: 960

Re: Coronavirus

Time to dig out the Wii Fit, I guess. :)
by Matt_B
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1798
Views: 51093

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Animal Crossing is finally out now, so I've taken the opportunity to pick up a Switch Lite.
by Matt_B
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 54
Views: 960

Re: Coronavirus

For what it's worth, Australia started ahead of you with the panic buying. I dare say that it's sensible to keep a couple of week's worth of long shelflife groceries in the house just in case of civil emergencies. We've had drought, bushfires, floods and damaging storms in the past year alone, so th...
by Matt_B
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Craziness In the retro community
Replies: 27
Views: 1188

Re: Craziness In the retro community

He might as well have entitled it "How to dig your own grave in 15 pages."

There are a few people picking it apart over on Atari Age, not that they really need to
by Matt_B
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?
Replies: 14622
Views: 242804

Re: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?

Hmmm. Saw Parasite. Normally oscar winners mean in my language avoid the film like the plague. It was alright, think over hyped, think i expected more due to all the praise. Its a watch once and never again film I'd think that it's a case of the award going to someone on the merits of their previou...
by Matt_B
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1798
Views: 51093

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

They've u-turned on that and there'll now be a physical release. Don't be too surprised if it's another case of just getting a stub on an 8GB cart while you download the rest though. That wouldn't surprise me at all. Nintendo really need to bring down the price of the higher capacity cards. We're o...
by Matt_B
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is there a way to get the old Windows games on a modern PC?
Replies: 13
Views: 403

Re: Is there a way to get the old Windows games on a modern PC?

Pinball works just fine on Windows 10. It's only, after all, using DirectX for the graphics and sound and current versions are backwards compatible with it. Just download the installer (not going to give direct links but it's easy to find) and you're on your way. Same goes for all the Windows 7 game...
by Matt_B
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1798
Views: 51093

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Same deal for the recently announced Outer Worlds port. You get a case, with a download code inside. Totally pointless, and a waste of plastic. They've u-turned on that and there'll now be a physical release. Don't be too surprised if it's another case of just getting a stub on an 8GB cart while yo...