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by Matt_B
Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: New Vs Old Wolfenstein 3d V Wolfenstein
Replies: 29
Views: 2059

Re: New Vs Old Wolfenstein 3d V Wolfenstein

It's got to be the old one. I've played every level umpteen times and know most of the maps like the back of my hand. I even did stupid things like try to get through a scenario using only the knife as a weapon; it's just about possible, but you can't really deal with the bosses properly. It wasn't ...
by Matt_B
Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Hot Topic - Best Geoff Crammond Game
Replies: 43
Views: 1562

Re: Hot Topic - Best Geoff Crammond Game

I'll go F1GP as it was a game that I played to death on the ST back in the early 90s.

All the others are great though and even Aviator deserves at least one sympathy vote.
by Matt_B
Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:41 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amiga 500 an underpowered machine?
Replies: 21
Views: 821

Re: Amiga 500 an underpowered machine?

Is the C64 better or worse than the NES at throwing graphics around the screen? I'd guess pretty similar since they shared a CPU. Yeah, but the one on the NES is clocked at nearly twice the speed. :wink: That said, the C64 does have direct access to the video RAM which can help a lot in certain cir...
by Matt_B
Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: eBay - The very last final straw
Replies: 41
Views: 986

Re: eBay - The very last final straw

Increasing start prices doesn't always work though. For example say you've got a game that always sells for £5-£10 it doesn't matter if you start the bidding at 99p or £1.99 (to include the postage cost) it's gonna make the same end price meaning your no better off. Yes, but increasing the starting...
by Matt_B
Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Games that stir personal emotions?
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Re: Games that stir personal emotions?

Final Fantasy 7. It makes me want to kill the disk, the console and everyone associated with its production. Lol - I think you've missed the point completely haha. Is FF7 really that bad? Why is it so popular? I've never been a fan of Japanese RPG's tbh but would have thought that was meant to be o...
by Matt_B
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:54 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Recommend me some free pc games please
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: Recommend me some free pc games please

There are lots of good open source games all of which are free:

Wesnoth, Nexuiz, Neverball, TORCS, Flight Gear, FreeCiv, etc.

There's a pretty good blog on the latest developments in that area here:

http://freegamer.blogspot.com/
by Matt_B
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:39 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Would you class a yellow ps1 as mint?
Replies: 29
Views: 1003

Re: Would you class a yellow ps1 as mint?

For future reference, the magic words are "Condition: New" which, typically for Ebay, doesn't actually mean "new" but rather fully working and free from visible rare and tear. It's also supposed to be unused, but it's not like you could easily verify that. Being yellow isn't "rare"(sic) and tear"? ...
by Matt_B
Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amiga 500 an underpowered machine?
Replies: 21
Views: 821

Re: Amiga 500 an underpowered machine?

I'd guess the thing is that the NES has a character mapped display that you can update fairly quickly, with the limited processing power of the 6502, whereas the Amiga has up to six bitplanes that take a lot more work even though they give you huge flexibility. Despite the 68000 and the blitter, you...
by Matt_B
Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Would you class a yellow ps1 as mint?
Replies: 29
Views: 1003

Re: Would you class a yellow ps1 as mint?

I'd suggest not giving negative feedback right away; most sellers will do anything, within reason, to avoid it and you should at least contact them first. I'd think that there's a half-decent chance that they'll agree that since mint means "as new" and new consoles are not yellow, the goods were no...
by Matt_B
Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Would you class a yellow ps1 as mint?
Replies: 29
Views: 1003

Re: Would you class a yellow ps1 as mint?

A discoloured console is not 'mint'. Ok , certain terms like 'rare' are common on Ebay , but the term is subjective , whereas mint is mint As far as Ebay are concerned "mint" is subjective: "MNT: mint or in perfect condition (a subjective term that doesn't necessarily mean new)" http://pages.ebay.c...
by Matt_B
Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Iain Lee
Replies: 121
Views: 3276

Re: Iain Lee

On the broader subject of Iain Lee, has anyone else seen this atrocity he's done on behalf of Nintendo?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTMtznKUeJo

Also, where's a vomiting smiley when I need one?
by Matt_B
Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Iain Lee
Replies: 121
Views: 3276

Re: Iain Lee

If he's the only retro gaming celebrity out there then I'd rather go without one. Jonathan Ross - his favourite game ever's Splatterhouse on the PC-Engine, and he has a Nomad and one of those Dreamcasts shaped like Sonic's head. He'd probably charge £4 million a page though, not that viable... Goin...
by Matt_B
Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Iain Lee
Replies: 121
Views: 3276

Re: Iain Lee

I've you've not seen Watchdog yet, you can catch it on iPlayer here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00mqlth/Watchdog_17_09_2009/ Sony's comprehensive and pre-emptively issued response can be read here: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/sony-tackles-bbc-over-ps3-failure-report Dare I sugge...
by Matt_B
Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Would you class a yellow ps1 as mint?
Replies: 29
Views: 1003

Re: Would you class a yellow ps1 as mint?

So, basically, if you paid £10-20 for an old console that still works, it's a bit cheeky to complain that the colour is a bit off. You really think so? I don't think there should be some obligatory understanding that because a console is old you should expect something less an item description says...
by Matt_B
Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Iain Lee
Replies: 121
Views: 3276

Re: Iain Lee

ismellicecream wrote:I'm not that bothered about the report - My point has always been that I dont think theres any place in RG for Iain Lee after participating in the report.
Look on the bright side; if he gets more telly work, he'll get too busy to have time to write for RG. :lol: