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by Matt_B
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Greatest Handheld Games Consoles - ranked
Replies: 10
Views: 92

Re: The Greatest Handheld Games Consoles - ranked

The GP32 had 28 games released commercially as cartridges and/or downloads.

So, a library nearly half the size of the Lynx in addition to all the homebrew and emulators you could run on it, and it still ranked lower. Robbed, I tell you. :lol:
by Matt_B
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Greatest Handheld Games Consoles - ranked
Replies: 10
Views: 92

Re: The Greatest Handheld Games Consoles - ranked

I think he is being very generous to place it above the Wonderswan. :D

Nintendo swept the top five, which seems fair enough to me. The Sony handhelds only really get a look-in when you can consider what a hacked one can do.
by Matt_B
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 385
Views: 9471

Re: Coronavirus

TBF Australia has a whole lot of nothing, it isnt as packed as the UK is, id compare it more with Japan, more densely packed areas (apparently over 3k cases on the 4th) The main difference is, they don't have idiots protesting in the street, they still have audience in attendance at wrestling shows...
by Matt_B
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 385
Views: 9471

Re: Coronavirus

I'd think the salient fact is that freedom of association doesn't normally entail the unintentional passing of deadly viruses to third parties. While I'm glad that Australia is only getting around 20 new cases a day rather than 60,000 it has to be said that we've got our own fair share of science-de...
by Matt_B
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your 2020 in Gaming - Highs, Averages and Lows
Replies: 10
Views: 142

Re: Your 2020 in Gaming - Highs, Averages and Lows

New Highs: Animal Crossing (Switch) - The timing was perfect coming right on the cusp of the lockdown and it was good to be able to retreat to a brighter cheerier world throughout the year. I even ushered in the New Year with it. Doom Eternal (PC) - Came out at around the same time as the above and ...
by Matt_B
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 2046
Views: 81634

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

The bosses being left out don't really bother me to be fair. Does the Switch version have the Very Sweet Mode though? I've tried searching it but can only find discussion on the game's technical performance and the Genki Rockets issue. Just wondering because I was considering getting the ports and ...
by Matt_B
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 2046
Views: 81634

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Does anybody know if the first part of the NMH remakes include the extra stuff that was thrown into Heroes Paradise on the PS3? I seem to remember that version was 'uncut' after the Wii original. It's a remake based on the North American Wii version. Only the European and Japanese releases were cen...
by Matt_B
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 2046
Views: 81634

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

I'll endorse all of the above. Cat Quest 2 is also in the sale but they want real money for it. Some others: Agent A - A nice point and click puzzle/adventure at a pocket money price. Totally not a hidden object game. Into The Breach - An excellent indie strategy game that's basically X-Com meets FT...
by Matt_B
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The KFC console
Replies: 15
Views: 213

Re: The KFC console

But the KFC one has fried chicken................ It will also end up running very hot I like small form factor PCs, hate the idea of having a large boxy thing for games. Yeah, it'll run hot, but nobody wants their fried chicken to go cold so they're turning a bug into a feature. :lol: As small for...
by Matt_B
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The KFC console
Replies: 15
Views: 213

Re: The KFC console

I'll try again, but the TL;DR is that it's just a case for a new form factor of PC.

You can see the concept explained rather less cryptically on this page for the Razer Tomahawk:

https://www.razer.com/concepts/razer-tomahawk
by Matt_B
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The KFC console
Replies: 15
Views: 213

Re: The KFC console

It's obviously just a publicity stunt. It's a pretty successful one too, given how the media have picked up on it. The only novel element is the case where, in lieu of a conventional cooling solution, they've given it a chicken warmer to dump the excess heat into. The underlying hardware seems to be...
by Matt_B
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What game have you COMPLETED this week
Replies: 6300
Views: 165906

Re: What game have you COMPLETED this week

I don't think you missed much with To The Moon. It's all about the story, and if that doesn't grab you - and it certainly didn't with me back when I played it - you've just got a cookie cutter RPG maker game. Still, the story seems to have pulled on the heartstrings of a lot of games journalists. Ah...
by Matt_B
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 2046
Views: 81634

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

They should make a sequel to Horace.

Maybe he could do winter sports, fight spiders, or go for a walk in the woods?
by Matt_B
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Intellivision Amico
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Intellivision Amico

I'd think that they probably couldn't offer it much cheaper because they have neither the economies of scale that the major console platforms enjoy, nor the ability to sell the hardware below cost in the knowledge that they'll make that money back when they sell the games and services. The main prob...
by Matt_B
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Electronic Arts buying Codemasters
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: Electronic Arts buying Codemasters

Yeah, every developer bought by EA seems to follow the same pattern. There's maybe a brief injection of cash but they are then run into the ground, have a bunch of their best staff poached for other projects and get maybe two commercial failures until they're closed down, with the IP getting thrown ...