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by Matt_B
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Just been given a 2DS XL
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Just been given a 2DS XL

Factory resetting a 2DS will usually require the PIN, so don't necesarily expect that to give you an easy way out. If you're not on good enough terms with the previous owners to use the usual recovery options of e-mail and secret question, you will probably need to give Nintendo a call to get an Inq...
by Matt_B
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: In case anyone thought that Atari console was actually going to happen...
Replies: 26
Views: 566

Re: In case anyone thought that Atari console was actually going to happen...

I think that's somewhat overselling Rob Wyatt, as it's not as if he designed the Xbox single handed. He was just one of, ultimately, hundreds of consultants hired by Otto Berkes and his team at Microsoft, which is the sort of scale you're usually looking at to get a modern games console to market. T...
by Matt_B
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: In case anyone thought that Atari console was actually going to happen...
Replies: 26
Views: 566

Re: In case anyone thought that Atari console was actually going to happen...

Nin10dofan wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:35 pm
When did ATARI say they were gona bring out a new console. I don't remember hearing about that???
They first announced it in June 2017.

I'm not surprised that you missed it though. The media coverage of it has been thin and overwhelmingly sceptical.
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1633
Views: 41262

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Noticed there's quite a few retro games on offer this week. Some NEO GEO, some ACA, even Nighttrap's about £3 which seems a fine price for curious me. XD I'd say it's still about £3 too much. :lol: Seriously - unlike the similar moral panics around Doom, Mortal Kombat and Carmageddon - the game its...
by Matt_B
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: In case anyone thought that Atari console was actually going to happen...
Replies: 26
Views: 566

Re: In case anyone thought that Atari console was actually going to happen...

Yeah, the case design looked the part but the rest of the project seemed utterly superfluous. Atari have basically wasted two years, and heaven knows how much money, trying to reinvent the wheel when they could have just picked an off-the-shelf board and loaded it up with a bunch of free software to...
by Matt_B
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Dave Perry
Replies: 22
Views: 465

Re: Dave Perry

Steady on now, I never said he was famous.

He did acquire enough notoriety though for the other, somewhat more widely renowned, David Perry to once write a blog post a few years back explaining that they were different people.

http://www.dperry.com/archives/news/dp_ ... vid_perry/
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: In case anyone thought that Atari console was actually going to happen...
Replies: 26
Views: 566

Re: In case anyone thought that Atari console was actually going to happen...

It's believable because they did it before to Feargal Mac, the guy who started the project, and he ended up taking them to court over it. I can understand why they wanted to sever ties with him, because his Gameband project turned into a high profile crowd funding failure, but that doesn't mean they...
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: In case anyone thought that Atari console was actually going to happen...
Replies: 26
Views: 566

Re: In case anyone thought that Atari console was actually going to happen...

The name Atari must give people such a feeling of warm fuzzies that all thought of getting paid promptly goes out of the window.

There seem to be rather a few people who've either walked away unpaid or have had to sue them, at any rate.
by Matt_B
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: In case anyone thought that Atari console was actually going to happen...
Replies: 26
Views: 566

Re: In case anyone thought that Atari console was actually going to happen...

I don't think there was ever much chance of anything coming out of this other than a mini PC made from off the shelf parts in an admittedly nice looking retro case, although they've made hard work of even that piece of low-hanging fruit. Still, lawsuits, disgruntled former employees dishing the dirt...
by Matt_B
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Dave Perry
Replies: 22
Views: 465

Re: Dave Perry

Yeah, he was just the wrong man for the job. The producers thought Diamond was replaceable but it turned out that he wasn't.

Just making Perry the lead presenter would probably have worked better, although I doubt it would have led to him directing Bohemian Rhapsody or anything like that.
by Matt_B
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: No Man's Retro...
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: No Man's Retro...

Thanks, that's a good read. Foundation was what finally tempted me to give it a go and it didn't disappoint.

Still, Sean Murray will forever be synonymous for promising what you can't deliver, even if he eventually gave us almost all of it.
by Matt_B
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Dave Perry
Replies: 22
Views: 465

Re: Dave Perry

To be fair to Fletcher, he got to be a director of Hollywood blockbusters on the back of a successful acting career that started way before Gamesmaster.

Perry, on the other hand, came out of obscurity and went back there when it finished.
by Matt_B
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 48
Views: 905

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

I wouldn't count on the games industry to do much. They already view second hand sales as something to be discouraged, on the grounds that they make no money out of it, so there's not much of an incentive for them to rack up a huge legal bill here. That's in stark contrast to the film and music indu...
by Matt_B
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24025
Views: 468339

Re: What are you currently playing?

Astral Chain is good, but I don't think it's on quite the same level as Nier or Bayonetta, and such comparisons are inevitably going to be made. Still, maybe I should reserve judgement until I've completed it. It's always been the Platinum way that you can mash your way though, but the true fun come...
by Matt_B
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pinball Dreams Amstrad CPC finally released
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Pinball Dreams Amstrad CPC finally released

I'm a little bit late to the topic, but yeah, it's great. Totally worth the wait. So far as running the game in an emulator, it'll make a big difference if you can set your monitor refresh rate to a multiple of 50 Hz. That's not possible on a lot of modern flat panels, but some of them - usually the...