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by Matt_B
Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What the hell is going on Talksport?
Replies: 32
Views: 910

I guess Jon Gaunt just picked the wrong person to call a Nazi. :twisted:

TalkBollocks would be a better name for that channel on the whole though.
by Matt_B
Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Jon Gaunt sacked!
Replies: 68
Views: 1770

So if you can't prove your argument in debate?.....throw a hissy fit and get em sacked. Interesting that he referred to the guy as a 'Health Nazi' which would imply that Gaunt thought the guy was someone with totalitarian views on the subject who would seek to eliminate anyone who disagrees with hi...
by Matt_B
Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: World's Hardest Game, how far can you get?
Replies: 9
Views: 430

Hardest game in the world?

I bet Archie from the Fast Show has done it...
by Matt_B
Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sealed games - Your Opinion please!
Replies: 44
Views: 1486

I have a sealed copy of Tempest 2000 somewhere, but that's only because I have a loose Tempest 2000 cart rattling around as well. I wonder whether there's actually a Rick Astley CD in there :lol: The slightest possibility that a Rick Astley CD might be in there sounds like a good argument for leavi...
by Matt_B
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best Isometric games of all time
Replies: 118
Views: 7886

Back when it came out it was amazing and 'ahem' quite scary with the ants, you used to panic when they were chasing you but because of the nightmare keys back then i didnt play it as much as i should have Yeah, it's hard to remember just how stunning it must have been at the time. There weren't exa...
by Matt_B
Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best Isometric games of all time
Replies: 118
Views: 7886

It's curious but as soon as the word isometric was mentioned I was thinking of the usual culprits, Knightlore , Alien 8 , Head Over Heels , Batman , Sweevo's World etc. but a look at the wikipedia list shows that isometric isn't just an 80s thing - so I'm astounding myself by declaring for Age of E...
by Matt_B
Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best Isometric games of all time
Replies: 118
Views: 7886

UFO: Enemy Unknown

Honorable mentions go to:
Ant Attack
Knight Lore
Gunfright
Nether Earth
Highway Encounter
Quazatron
Spindizzy
Get Dexter
Head Over Heels
Populous
Sim City 2000
Civilization II
Tiberian Sun
Laser Squad Nemesis
by Matt_B
Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: David Braben in anti 'pre-owned games' rant
Replies: 81
Views: 2641

Dudley wrote:A gentleman's agreement has to be on equal terms for all, he's looking for them to dramatically reduce their profits for nothing in return.
Perhaps, although don't be too surprised if we see more games sporting crippling DRM on account of it.
by Matt_B
Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: David Braben in anti 'pre-owned games' rant
Replies: 81
Views: 2641

Any legal recourse would have to be universal so regardless of his face saving he can't really get out of it :) I don't recall him mentioning any legal sanction; this would essentially just be a gentleman's agreement between the developers and the retailers. I don't think it'd work though because n...
by Matt_B
Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:27 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: David Braben in anti 'pre-owned games' rant
Replies: 81
Views: 2641

Ironically I was looking at a second-hand copy of Dog's Life today on my local market and took some perverse satisfaction in not buying it. I thought it was what he would have wanted. And that title is a good example of partly why he's wrong. Can you buy it new? Of course not, in fact it's reasonab...
by Matt_B
Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Broadband on Windows 98?
Replies: 24
Views: 550

I read today that MS only stopped issuing licences for Win 3.x last Saturday. I saw that too... it's bizarre that they even still were , considering there would be no tech-support included and you can find a valid key in less than 2 seconds on Google... It was still in use in a bunch of embedded sy...
by Matt_B
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So, Who's getting a Pandora?
Replies: 92
Views: 4534

Re: Yeah me

I`ve just ordered one. about an hour ago !! I`m in :) ...waiting Where did you order one? i thought they were all sold out - do you have to wait until the second batch? Going by the dates, I'm guessing that he just got his order in before the cut-off. Given that the first batch looks like it'll now...
by Matt_B
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So, Who's getting a Pandora?
Replies: 92
Views: 4534

when do people start getting these? has the amiga screen resolution issue been resolved yet? Later this month is still the target for the first deliveries, apparently, although due to a shortage in LCD screens some of the pre-orders might have to wait until next year. I haven't a clue what they'll ...
by Matt_B
Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: David Braben in anti 'pre-owned games' rant
Replies: 81
Views: 2641

C=Style wrote:So wait a minute.... David Braben made Dog's Life?
Yep.
by Matt_B
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: David Braben in anti 'pre-owned games' rant
Replies: 81
Views: 2641

I dont know the exact figures for this year, perhaps because of the credit crunch its not so good but past years i always heard/read that games were selling by the bucketload ? Considering Braben hasnt brought out a game in about 8 years or so i dont see what his latest whinge is about. Shame. I ca...