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by Matt_B
Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: I bought a Eee PC
Replies: 27
Views: 969

At work we have a coupole of EEEPCs and I don't like them. We have another ASUS one which is similar but the screen rotates and folds down to make it a tablet PC. That too is not very good. The battery life on both of them is quite poor. They are too big to be truly portable and too small to be ujs...
by Matt_B
Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: I bought a Eee PC
Replies: 27
Views: 969

Okay cool, i didn't realise it was that much smaller actually. But still...for me then i think i will be going the Eee PC route - but give it another year or so and they will be a bit more compact and that bit more powerful :D Looking forward to hearing thoughts from people who have them and are us...
by Matt_B
Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Brain Training, Wii Fit... are they really games?
Replies: 88
Views: 2313

Scrabble isn't just a game, it's a brilliant game. :P

I'd say that the element of competition distinguishes it from word puzzles; if you play it well, you'll be making moves to block your opponents rather than just to maximize your own score.
by Matt_B
Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: I bought a Eee PC
Replies: 27
Views: 969

At that price i have to wonder... What benefit would there be in buying a Pandora for the same amount? Seeing as how an Eee PC could run every emulator that is out there right? Would this be the better route to go for hand-held emulation? The Pandora is less than half the size and will fit in your ...
by Matt_B
Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Western games vs Japanese games
Replies: 35
Views: 940

I wouldn't sweat on it; they might be in vogue at the moment but I bet the games chart in Japan usually has few Western games in it for the most part too. :wink:
by Matt_B
Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:17 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Top 50 - The Great Atari ST Games Survey
Replies: 109
Views: 11162

Haha. None out of ten for my prediction so far. I can't believe that I got it so wrong; this means that there are going to be some very big games that don't even make the top 50 at all though. I suppose Turrican II deserves a high spot for getting so much more out of the ST than your average run-and...
by Matt_B
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:02 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Top 50 - The Great Atari ST Games Survey
Replies: 109
Views: 11162

If all else fails we could just make up our own top ten and when the real one eventually gets posted we can see if there's any sort of semblance between the two. Anyway, I'm pretty certain that at least some of the following will be in there: Dungeon Master, Oids, Sensible Soccer, Kick Off 2, Sim Ci...
by Matt_B
Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Deep Space 9 vs Babylon 5
Replies: 28
Views: 1598

Babylon 5; the ongoing plot made it much more involving, although you really needed to be in there from the first episode to fully appreciate it.
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sinclair Programs Magazine
Replies: 14
Views: 431

The big question now is...

Do you still like those games? :)
by Matt_B
Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Probably a very dumb question about Ultimate...
Replies: 15
Views: 719

I'd think an important factor was that, whilst there was money in it, a lot of ports at the time were slow, buggy and rather unfaithful to the original versions. Ultimate were a company that took a lot of pride in their products, and didn't want to see this happening to their games. At least that th...
by Matt_B
Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New Sega Console?
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Love everything Sega but don't see the point really - what could it possibly offer that the Xbox, PS3, Wii doesn't? Well, it's a portable so it's up against the DS (woefully underpowered) and the PSP (terrible ergonomics) so with a suitable CPU and an ability to load games in seconds rather than mi...
by Matt_B
Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Most Overrated Arcade Classic?
Replies: 219
Views: 6862

C=Style wrote:
woody.cool wrote: I've always thought that the characters in Double Dragon look like girls.
....and Ken doesn't? :)
Well, at least you didn't suggest that Chun Li could pass for a girl. :wink:
by Matt_B
Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pizza Hut to Pasta Hut eh?
Replies: 21
Views: 872

I'm shocked. Their pasta has always been terrible. I guess the pizzas aren't the most healthy things ever invented, but I can usually get around sixteen slices down on an empty stomach.
by Matt_B
Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:48 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Most Overrated Arcade Classic?
Replies: 219
Views: 6862

Dragon's Lair - Quite a nifty technical achievement, and some good animation in parts too, but completely lacking when it comes to gameplay. How many people praise Dragon's Lair as a game though? Everybody says the same things you just did - so how can it be overrated? Tabe I suppose it's not so mu...
by Matt_B
Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Most Overrated Arcade Classic?
Replies: 219
Views: 6862

Dragon's Lair - Quite a nifty technical achievement, and some good animation in parts too, but completely lacking when it comes to gameplay.