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by Matt_B
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: FPS; The Death of Gaming?
Replies: 40
Views: 1630

Re: FPS; The Death of Gaming?

Sigma wrote:Well there aren't many FPS games for the Wii so you'll like that. But there's Conduit in the pipeline.
There's also Metroid Prime 3. That's pretty much where the list of good FPS-style games for the Wii begins and ends though.
by Matt_B
Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What game have you COMPLETED this week
Replies: 6287
Views: 163166

Re: What game have you COMPLETED this week

I just finished LostWinds on the Wii. Alas, only a few gaming hours after I started it.

Still, it was fun while it lasted. A sequel about ten times longer might have the makings of a classic.
by Matt_B
Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: All-Out Warfare!
Replies: 100
Views: 2162

Re: All-Out Warfare!

zerocool wrote:As for the PC-Engine, that was a console for gays!
So, that was where you first discovered your liking for BL games then? :lol:
by Matt_B
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: All-Out Warfare!
Replies: 100
Views: 2162

Re: All-Out Warfare!

If we're talking all out warfare between Megadrive and SNES, surely it should go something like this... In A.D. 1992 war was beginning. Megadrive: What happen? Mechanic: Somebody set up us the bomb. Operator: We get signal. Megadrive: What! Operator: Main screen turn on. Megadrive: It's you!! SNES: ...
by Matt_B
Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Edge: 8-Bit software house in IP troll scandal.
Replies: 60
Views: 3495

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

Coopdevil wrote:Perhaps he should go after that ghey pr0n mag called Edge as well!
He should go after the U2 guitarist as well.
by Matt_B
Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Edge: 8-Bit software house in IP troll scandal.
Replies: 60
Views: 3495

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

To be fair "The Edge" - with the stupid 'the' prefix -was a rubbish name and an equally rubbish software house in my humble opinion - Fairlight being about the only decent thing they ever published - and that quote from Bo is quite telling. Scandalous he lost out so badly, financially, with the ori...
by Matt_B
Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Lenslok
Replies: 15
Views: 505

Re: Lenslok

I had quite a few games with Lenslok and never had any problem with it. I'd guess that most of the problems were with people who had non-standard televisions (i.e. anything other than a 14" portable) where you had to squint a bit to see the image. Well, either that or getting the wrong Lenslok inclu...
by Matt_B
Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Exclusive Amstrad CPC games question
Replies: 52
Views: 1777

Re: Exclusive Amstrad CPC games question

You're both partly right. The CPC can use any colour in any mode. However, there is no brown in the palette at all, as can be seen here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_8-bit_computer_hardware_palettes#CPC_series. I'm wondering if my monitor's settings are screwed up as in that link at least t...
by Matt_B
Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: [Poll] Shoot em-up's Manual or Auto Fire?
Replies: 18
Views: 396

Re: [Poll] Shoot em-up's Manual or Auto Fire?

It depends on the game. Manual shooting is great when you've got to pick out individual targets and it's one shot one kill.However, if you've got to spray it around willy nilly, autofire is a boon. Some games, such as Firetrack and Robotron, even use it by default. Having to button bash just to get ...
by Matt_B
Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Exclusive Amstrad CPC games question
Replies: 52
Views: 1777

Re: Exclusive Amstrad CPC games question

Death Pit was also made for the Spectrum but never released, supposedly because Durell didn't consider it up to their usual standards. Amsoft obviously never had any such concerns. :) Anyway, the Spectrum version finally turned up and can be found here: http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?...
by Matt_B
Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Punch-Out!! Wii
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Punch-Out!! Wii

It's awesome to play; think of the classic game crossed with Wii Sports Boxing but with better controls. I'd have it down as more of a rental title than a keeper though; there's just not that much content there unless you're a real fan of the series.
by Matt_B
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Anyone else hungry for the next gen?
Replies: 51
Views: 859

Re: Anyone else hungry for the next gen?

You wanna see some of the CPU stuff IBM showed us a few weeks ago... you wouldn't catch your breath, and the TV technology is changing all the time - when the PS4 and Xbox 720 arrive, you'll be playing games the likes you've never dreamed of. Games like I've never dreamed of? Come off it. They'll j...
by Matt_B
Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: I really like the Amiga
Replies: 32
Views: 723

Re: I really like the Amiga

You mention that the Amiga was better at games than the ST, however, something a lot of people miss is that the Amiga was a good machine for working on too .... although not as well known, and a little 'specialised' (as in, not 100% industry standard), the Amiga had some very powerful office apps o...
by Matt_B
Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: I really like the Amiga
Replies: 32
Views: 723

Re: I really like the Amiga

The Amiga's only real rivals were the Atari ST and the IBM PC. The Amiga beats them to a pulp though (although i have to admit the Atari ST ain't bad). I had an ST. The main advantage it had over the Amiga 500 was that it offered a similar amount of processing power and RAM but was cheaper. That th...
by Matt_B
Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Anyone else hungry for the next gen?
Replies: 51
Views: 859

Re: Anyone else hungry for the next gen?

I'd guess the problem is where is the next generation headed? I don't think it's possible to get much more powerful CPUs than are in the 360 and PS3. Clock speeds haven't gone up by much, and just throwing more cores in there reaches a point of diminishing returns fairly quickly. Similarly, there's ...