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by Matt_B
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Handheld Heaven?
Replies: 36
Views: 1362

Katzkatz wrote:Can the DS do MAME?
No, but you can emulate some early 80s games with MarcaDS. Generally speaking, the DS lacks the CPU power to emulate anything beyond the 8-bit era.
by Matt_B
Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: I bought a Eee PC
Replies: 27
Views: 977

They had an Eee PC in Morrisons on offer for £199 with 1gb ram (advertised like it was bargain of the year). It looked really nice but I'm not sure how much of a great deal it is as they only mentioned the 1gb ram spec and nothing else. Apparently it's the 900 (900 MHz Celeron M, 1GB RAM, 16GB SSD...
by Matt_B
Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:08 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: First Person Shooters
Replies: 34
Views: 909

I'll not hear a bad word against Wolfenstein, Doom and Quake, but modern FPS games are indeed crap.

However America's Army and Nexuiz are still worth every penny that I spent on them. :P
by Matt_B
Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: EA working on new Syndicate
Replies: 22
Views: 807

EA rarely make poor games these days ; and don't forget Syndicate is part of EA's heritage being one of their own games Looking forward to this one , although there is the distinct possibility we will only see a port from 360 or PS3 on PC - or maybe not at all That's not strictly true. Although Syn...
by Matt_B
Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:50 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: I bought a Eee PC
Replies: 27
Views: 977

I bet 90% of home users never leave home with their laptop though. I agree. That's largely because most home laptops are too bulky and fragile to be used comfortably on the move. I certainly wouldn't take mine anywhere where there's not going to be a desk and a power supply at the other end. The Ee...
by Matt_B
Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: I bought a Eee PC
Replies: 27
Views: 977

The EEEPC was an early one with the speakers at the side of the screen which was one of the major gripes we had. TBH though, if I was buying something like that, I would still go with a small form factor laptop rather than a webtop or whatever they are known as because of all the extras that go wit...
by Matt_B
Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: I bought a Eee PC
Replies: 27
Views: 977

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: 977

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: 2353

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: 977

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: 958

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: 11237

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: 11237

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: 1657

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: 448

The big question now is...

Do you still like those games? :)