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by Matt_B
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Life" found on Venus
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: "Life" found on Venus

Hence why "Life" is put in quotes. When people think of such a thing they instantly think humanoid, it would have to be something very different to survive on that planet It's not even confirmed to be life yet though, just a very basic chemical that could potentially have been created by bacteria s...
by Matt_B
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The New gen thread PS5/XBOXsX (feat PONG)
Replies: 71
Views: 1229

Re: The New gen thread PS5/XBOXsX (feat PONG)

I'd think a price cut is unlikely given that the One S is already effectively being sold at a loss. The cost of the individual components used in it are all about the same or slightly higher than their equivalents in the Series S, plus you've got the optical drive on top, so they are unlikely to coe...
by Matt_B
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The New gen thread PS5/XBOXsX (feat PONG)
Replies: 71
Views: 1229

Re: The New gen thread PS5/XBOXsX (feat PONG)

The Xbox One S ADE was a massive failure. Consistently outsold by the regular One S. Probably because they were weirdly priced exactly the same in most retailers. PS5 Digital could well be the "cat amongst the pigeons" for MS and their Series S plans. Aside from lacking the UHD blu ray drive, it is...
by Matt_B
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Life" found on Venus
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: "Life" found on Venus

Naah, don't get misled by the headline. They've just found traces of a chemical that's only produced on Earth by biological pathways, so it's a bit of a mystery as to why it's present on Venus. With it having a very different atmosphere and surface conditions to the Earth, there will be plenty of di...
by Matt_B
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Input recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Input recommendation

Another option is the RGB Pi, which just slots onto the GPIO header: https://www.rgb-pi.com/ That said, the composite output from the Pi isn't too bad. It's much cleaner than what you'd get from an old console, so maybe just plug it in and see what you get before investing in anything more expensive.
by Matt_B
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The New gen thread PS5/XBOXsX (feat PONG)
Replies: 71
Views: 1229

Re: The New gen thread PS5/XBOXsX (feat PONG)

You missed out the One OG with/without Kinect and the different hard drive capacities that'll bring the total number of retail configurations of the Xbox One up to nine. That's actually an improvement over the thirteen they managed over the lifetime of the 360. Thats because they realised nobody ga...
by Matt_B
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The New gen thread PS5/XBOXsX (feat PONG)
Replies: 71
Views: 1229

Re: The New gen thread PS5/XBOXsX (feat PONG)

Its now going to technically be 7 Bloody 8 if the series V is a thing They have the other ones Xbox One OG, Xbox one S, Xbox one elite, Xbox one S digital, Xbox one X You missed out the One OG with/without Kinect and the different hard drive capacities that'll bring the total number of retail confi...
by Matt_B
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The New gen thread PS5/XBOXsX (feat PONG)
Replies: 71
Views: 1229

Re: The New gen thread PS5/XBOXsX (feat PONG)

Microsoft managed to survive having two consoles called the One S - including one without a drive - on the market, without too much blowback, so it'll at least be less confusing than that. Also, GamePass is such a good deal that I can see a lot of non-collectors just not buying games at all going fo...
by Matt_B
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The New gen thread PS5/XBOXsX (feat PONG)
Replies: 71
Views: 1229

Re: The New gen thread PS5/XBOXsX (feat PONG)

Confirmed that the Series S back compat mode is functionally identical to the One S back compat. So now 4k upscale, etc like on the One X. Also, I wonder, due to the slightly clunky and confusing to "non gamers" naming system, how many kids will wake up on Xmas day to a One S, not a Series S? There...
by Matt_B
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Super Mario 35th Anniversary
Replies: 57
Views: 1058

Re: Super Mario 35th Anniversary

The most limited release they did (which I thankfully have) would have been Zelda 4-Swords Anniversary Edition for the Zelda series 25th anniversary - it was only available for a couple of months on the DSi and has never been available since to my knowledge The downside is nobody else I know ever g...
by Matt_B
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Super Mario 35th Anniversary
Replies: 57
Views: 1058

Re: Super Mario 35th Anniversary

I'm not going to defend Nintendo's tactics at all. They've been rightly called out for them and the more people about how they operate the better. Still, they managed to sell even more copies of Animal Crossing without making that a limited release and most of the other big games for the year are ye...
by Matt_B
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Super Mario 35th Anniversary
Replies: 57
Views: 1058

Re: Super Mario 35th Anniversary

And it's already the second biggest selling game of the year just on the pre-orders: https://www.ign.com/articles/super-mario-3d-all-stars-is-already-amazons-second-best-selling-game-of-2020 I'd be rather hoping that the takeaway for Nintendo is that lots of people will jump on a value compilation o...
by Matt_B
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: A catalogue of things that can run DOOM
Replies: 26
Views: 989

Re: A catalogue of things that can run DOOM

https://www.ign.com/articles/programmer-has-made-1993s-doom-playable-on-a-pregnancy-test Pregnancy test? Yup it runs DOOM Congratulations! Its a... erm... cacodemon. :lol: Seriously, I don't think it quite counts given that they had to take out the original display and microcontroller. You could pl...
by Matt_B
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Super Mario 35th Anniversary
Replies: 57
Views: 1058

Re: Super Mario 35th Anniversary

I'd think it's easy to look at it as a glass half-empty in that we're getting a three game compilation that could easily have been four, five or even six games given that Galaxy 2 and 3D Land are being left out while 3D World gets its own release. Still, given that Nintendo have previously been quit...
by Matt_B
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Screenshot challenge.
Replies: 11720
Views: 515882

Re: Screenshot challenge.

Time for a bump and a hint.

It's a Texas Instruments 99/4A game, with the emphasis on Texas.