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by Matt_B
Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Original games - few and far between.
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Original games - few and far between.

crusto wrote:What other games put out there recently are "different"?
Braid
Crayon Physics
Geometry Wars
LostWinds
MaBoShi
World Of Goo

Oh, and before Portal, there was Narbacular Drop.
by Matt_B
Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: i hate ebay !
Replies: 44
Views: 915

Re: i hate ebay !

Temper temper guys. Let's all remember now that the real cnuts here are eBay themselves. They've let idiots and crooks run rampant as both buyers and sellers for so long that it's hardly surprising that they've got to make some less than friendly changes to the way they're doing business. I'd guess ...
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Does the world really need Epic Mickey?
Replies: 50
Views: 1751

Re: Does the world really need Epic Mickey?

You dont think theres something dodgy about turning Jack into a videogame action hero? Theres a degree of bad taste there that takes it beyond The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (which at least stuck to characters from fiction), for example. I'm a bit of a sick b a stard but I find it pretty ine...
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: SNES Emulator for the Wii?
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: SNES Emulator for the Wii?

I guess this is stating the bleeding obvious, but you can also play 39 SNES games on the Wii via the Virtual Console.
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad CPC 464 question
Replies: 24
Views: 1026

Re: Amstrad CPC 464 question

If memory serves me correctly, when Commodore went bust, Amstrad was one of the interested parties in buying them at the time. Now that would have been interesting to see. It would certainly have been interesting, but I doubt it would have worked out much better than historically. Amstrad only ever...
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Does the world really need Epic Mickey?
Replies: 50
Views: 1751

Re: Does the world really need Epic Mickey?

Come on guys. Mickey Mouse has had his darker moments over the years; is there nobody out there who remembers Fantasia, for instance? Also, seeing as he appears to be toting a paintbrush rather than an AK-47, I seriously doubt we're going to be looking at something with Gears of War levels of ultra-...
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your Gaming Hell
Replies: 57
Views: 1163

Re: Your Gaming Hell

Being on a forum full of Speccy fans who claim every arcade conversion was better on their ZX, oh wait ;) (>cough< I liked chakan on the megadrive by the way) I'm a Spectrum fan but I'd happily concede that there was no arcade conversion at all that was at its best on the machine. There are still a...
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)
Replies: 52
Views: 2760

Re: Best Ever Budget Title? (or your favourite)

Practically every game got re-released as a budget title at some point or another, so I think you'd have to draw a distinction between those and the ones that were originally released at a low price. Since the former just boils down to the best games minus an arbitrary few that weren't re-released, ...
by Matt_B
Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is being a retro only gamer wrong?
Replies: 55
Views: 1879

Re: Is being a retro only gamer wrong?

One thing I'd say is that no matter how conservative and unoriginal the modern gaming mainstream seems, pretty much every game idea that's ever been had is being kept alive by an indie developer somewhere; quite possibly it's as part of an open source project that you could take a part in. As such, ...
by Matt_B
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your Gaming Hell
Replies: 57
Views: 1163

Re: Your Gaming Hell

My gaming hell would be being required to write a walkthrough for Voyage Into The Unknown.
by Matt_B
Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Atari STe Problem.
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Atari STe Problem.

The usual reason for losing the Trash icon is that you've dragged something else on top of it. Try rearranging your desktop to see if it's hidden under something else. As for the floppy drive, it might be that the write protect sensor has stopped working. I don't suppose you've got a spare drive to ...
by Matt_B
Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 5 Most Ridiculously Awful Computers Ever Made
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: The 5 Most Ridiculously Awful Computers Ever Made

That picture of the Timex machine really cracks me up :lol: Yeah, the picture is hilarious, but the machine really shouldn't be in that list. Sure, it's got hardly any RAM, saves to tape rather than disk, and the keyboard is a bit of a joke, but that's the point; it's a minimalist machine. You migh...
by Matt_B
Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Worst gigs ever
Replies: 36
Views: 540

Re: Worst gigs ever

The worst headline band I've seen would have to be The Mars Volta. I quite liked their first album but live there was just so much wankery with the extended solos and improvising that all the songs were twice as long as they should have been and very much the worse for it. Not that extended solos an...
by Matt_B
Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Greatest Sports Commentator
Replies: 26
Views: 270

Re: Greatest Sports Commentator

I'd have to go with Brian Johnson or Jonathan Agnew for the "failed to get his leg over" incident.
by Matt_B
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: i hate ebay !
Replies: 44
Views: 915

Re: i hate ebay !

For sniping I use Jbidwatcher: http://www.jbidwatcher.com/ It might not have all the features of the professional sniping services, but it's free and works well enough in practice. Contrary to popular belief though, it won't help you win many more auctions than you would if you were always just putt...