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by Matt_B
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: i hate ebay !
Replies: 44
Views: 916

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...
by Matt_B
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: SPEECH!
Replies: 66
Views: 1114

Re: SPEECH!

The first game I came across with speech in it was Meteor Storm for the Spectrum in 1982. It was a barely recognizable croak of "Meteor Alert". Still, it was speech, and learning why it was so poor was an education in itself; basically the ULA and the CPU are fighting over access to the RAM on the 1...
by Matt_B
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PS3 Emu
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: PS3 Emu

The only "PS3 emulators" around at the moment are jokes and scams. If you've downloaded any, I'd recommend giving your PC a through scan for viruses and malware. Realistically, just do the maths. The PS3 has an incredibly complex CPU with a theoretical performance far in excess of that of any curren...
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Paper Boy - The Conversions
Replies: 47
Views: 1608

Re: Paper Boy - The Conversions

The CPC version is quite respectable; it's got decent graphics and plays quite nicely too. It's just a shame that they didn't manage to get any sound into it.
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Street Fighter 2 for the Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum
Replies: 23
Views: 1999

Re: Street Fighter 2 for the Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum

theres an impressive demo of street fighter 2 on amstrad on youtube - not an expert by any means but i think it was on a + machine. looked really good and very colourful if a little chunky, ran at quite a lick too. i thik it was some sort of homebrew project. could of been fake? i found it whilst l...
by Matt_B
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Edge: 8-Bit software house in IP troll scandal.
Replies: 60
Views: 3555

Re: The Edge: 8-Bit software house in IP troll scandal.

Looks like they've finally bitten the wrong dog. EA are suing them for infringement on every mark they own, citing non use and fraudulent submissions and statements. If EA win, then it seems every company they've (Langdell) shaken down would have a route to claiming damages. Looking at the history ...
by Matt_B
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Charlie Brookers Gameswipe..
Replies: 71
Views: 1314

Re: Charlie Brookers Gameswipe..

Very disappointed. Far too much time spent on pointless, mindless violence and, irrespective of Charlie's views on such, time spent merely glorified gamings underbelly. Anyone not involved in the gaming scene and watching out of curiosity will not have been tempted to join in and likely to view us ...
by Matt_B
Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Street Fighter 2 for the Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum
Replies: 23
Views: 1999

Re: Street Fighter 2 for the Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum

That looks bad. I bet it's not as bad as the ST version though...
by Matt_B
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Another Thread asking for Ebay Advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 193

Re: Another Thread asking for Ebay Advice.

...and that is why I never sell to people overseas. Seriously, if they want something, get them to find someone in your country to send it to - they usually can find a friend of a friend who'll forward it on to them - and you're cut out of the whole risky business. If you're going to do it anyway, t...
by Matt_B
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: name that rat
Replies: 32
Views: 446

Re: name that rat

How about Roland and Splinter?
by Matt_B
Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Micro Men - BBC Four
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: Micro Men - BBC Four

What's going on? - Retro galore - http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/comingup/micromen/ I've heard about this before, although it's good to see that it's finally up for broadcast. The following sounds potentially interesting too: " Gameswipe With Charlie Brooker . Charlie Brooker conducts a caustic, informati...
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: 2064

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: 1601

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: 831

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: 1032

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...