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by Matt_B
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Where can I play the classic game Elite?
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Where can I play the classic game Elite?

OK, thanks for the info and the links! The Frontier website lists the game Elite, but there doesn't appear to by anyway to play it on your PC. I've read about the NES version of Elite, and I wonder if it would work on one of the many NES clone consoles out today, because most of them have a NTSC-PA...
by Matt_B
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Tetris 99
Replies: 21
Views: 666

Re: Tetris 99

I've had a few goes and picked up some top ten placings, but I can't say it's grabbing me much; I just don't think the Battle Royale aspect meshes that well with Tetris. Others may, of course, agree to differ.
by Matt_B
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Where can I play the classic game Elite?
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Where can I play the classic game Elite?

Ian Bell keeps a page with all the published versions of Elite here: http://www.elitehomepage.org/game.htm As for which ones to go for, the NES one is probably the easiest to get up and running in an emulator as well as being one of Ian's personal favourites. However, if you want that classic BBC Mi...
by Matt_B
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is the Wii U still worth getting in 2019?
Replies: 20
Views: 708

Re: Is the Wii U still worth getting in 2019?

I've still got mine set up. It's a got a great library of first party games and, while some of those have been ported to the 3DS and Switch, I'd suspect that most of the rest won't be. On the third party front though, it's dire. Rayman Legends is still about the only AAA game I can think of where yo...
by Matt_B
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Best MP4 to MP3 converter
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Best MP4 to MP3 converter

FFmpeg is the best converter, and I can say that with the confidence of someone who has written applications for the film and TV industry that used it: https://www.ffmpeg.org/download.html It's a command line tool though, so if you're looking for something with a natty front end, you might want to l...
by Matt_B
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: When was the NES released in the UK and the rest of Europe?
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: When was the NES released in the UK and the rest of Europe?

Did it ever even get a proper launch in the UK? From what I've read, Mattel had serious problems even getting retailers to stock it.
by Matt_B
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1517
Views: 34938

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

What they showed of Fire Emblem didn't exactly look fantastic, but it has to be said that the story and characters have never been much of a strength for the series. Rather, it's the gameplay - that we barely caught a glimpse of - that'd sell it to me. With the last two games in the series for the 3...
by Matt_B
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?
Replies: 14516
Views: 228844

Re: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?

Watched Bohemian Rhapsody on Friday night, really good! First Man on Saturday night, a bit slow, it was not bad I enjoyed Bohemian Rhapsody for the music, but thought the story was a bit of a mess. It's fair to move things around a bit for pacing, but I found some of the historical rewrites a bit j...
by Matt_B
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?
Replies: 14516
Views: 228844

Re: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?

Just binged watched the entirety of Russian Doll on Netflix.

It's about a retro video game developer whose life seems to be stuck in a reset loop, so should be right up the alley of many on here.
by Matt_B
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4632
Views: 121882

Re: What are you listening to right now?

I've been getting back in to Smashing Pumpkins recently due to hearing a couple of songs (Solara and Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts) from their new album. Watched one of their recent concerts on Youtube and have been listening to the fantastic Siamese Dream. Same here. A couple of their new songs specia...
by Matt_B
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: N64 mini pix leaked
Replies: 39
Views: 1337

Re: N64 mini pix leaked

To be fair, Reggie only said that it "wasn't in their planning horizon" which suggests that even if it's not happening right now, it's not ruled out for all time. It may well be that they were ready to go, but something held the project up such as the emulation not being quite up to snuff (it still ...
by Matt_B
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: PDP-1 in FPGA plays first video game
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: PDP-1 in FPGA plays first video game

Nice bit of work there. The Computer History Museum in Mountain View California has the only working PDP-1 in the world, and you can get a pretty good idea of why it's the only one when you see how they were built. Their design pre-dates the integrated circuit by a few years, so everything is put to...
by Matt_B
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Recommended games for 3 or more simultaneous local players
Replies: 19
Views: 471

Re: Recommended games for 3 or more simultaneous local players

Jack Chartlon's Match Fishing on the Spectrum probably isn't most people's idea of fun but it supported 8 simultaneous players on one machine back in an era when 2 was the usual limit. Just getting eight people sitting within reach of the keyboard is something of a game in itself. For a more serious...
by Matt_B
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Buying CD's
Replies: 37
Views: 1303

Re: Buying CD's

WMA was good for about 20 years ago, but you should try FLAC nowadays. It's completely lossless, i.e. the compressed audio file can be used to re-create every last bit of the original. Files end up somewhat bigger, but you know you're getting the best quality, and you've generally got that much more...
by Matt_B
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Playstation Recommendations
Replies: 59
Views: 3397

Re: Playstation Recommendations

Yeah, prices are silly but that won't stop speculators from pushing them up further and good luck trying to pick when the bubble will burst. There are a lot of cheap PS Classics knocking about though. With a bit of shopping around, you could have one of those for £40 along with its 20 games, 2 contr...