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by pocketmego
Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:31 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Definitive Answer : The PC Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 330

The Definitive Answer : The PC Engine

For years I've seen it debated back and forth as to whether the PC Engine (AKA Turbografx 16) was in truth a 16 Bit machine or a really high powered 8 bit.

Has this ever really been resolved? Has any official statements been made that decided this issue once and for all?

Just curious.

-Ray
by pocketmego
Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Some Spectrum Opinions Needed...
Replies: 34
Views: 1998

I was going to recommend The Spectrum Book to you, but it appears to be unavailable until the 15th: http://www.zxgoldenyears.com/ Thanks for the link though. I'll grab a copy when he's back up and running again. I LOVE Video and Computer Game history books and the books we get here only touch on so...
by pocketmego
Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Some Spectrum Opinions Needed...
Replies: 34
Views: 1998

If your stuck for Games, I have loads Im happy to part with. The knowledge of this group and your generosity is more than appreciated. Unfortunately, being an American, I have to go the emulation route with my interest in the Spectrum, in that using the actual equipment here is both difficult to co...
by pocketmego
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games that changed your life..
Replies: 39
Views: 2926

This one is easy, it has to be Star Raiders on the Atari 2600. It was th very first time I discovered a intense game immersion. To actually be part of the game as opposed to just playing the game. This would be just a taste of the kind of gaming that I would discover when I got my Commodore 64. It w...
by pocketmego
Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Some Spectrum Opinions Needed...
Replies: 34
Views: 1998

First, thanks to both of you for the quick responses. One game of Attic Attack was enough to convince me I needed to try more cool Spectrum games. So, having some knowledgable gamers point me in the right direction is a plus. As for genre, nah, I'll play any game as long as its fun and enjoyable. -Ray
by pocketmego
Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:12 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Some Spectrum Opinions Needed...
Replies: 34
Views: 1998

Some Spectrum Opinions Needed...

I have a few Speccy games that I know are tops. But, I'm woefully ignorant of what the best games for the system are. So I was hoping some of you might help?

Thanks in advance.

-Ray
by pocketmego
Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:53 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Barbarian - Java remake
Replies: 21
Views: 2789

This was a fun little remake. A bit weird at first without a joystick. But, I took his head in the first game. He took mine in the second. Good music, sweet graphics, and I love the trail of blood that smears behind the bodies being dragged off by the goblin.

Excellent work.

-Ray
by pocketmego
Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:48 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Gp2X USB Cradle
Replies: 18
Views: 1254

Dudley wrote:
RocketRanger wrote: My fiancee' has told me I'm not allowed to take the GP2X on our honeymoon. :roll:
Sorry man, but it's better to find out now than after you're married. There's plenty of other women.
:D LMAO!!

-Ray
by pocketmego
Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:47 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games that came bundled with consoles: Best & Worst
Replies: 130
Views: 4291

Surely the worst is "nothing". Many systems have come bundled with that. I think so as well. I still don't get why people down Altered Beast so much. I loved it in the arcade and couldn't wait to get my Sega to play it. I mean it was no Super Mario or anything, but I thought it was a good show-off ...
by pocketmego
Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Modern Arcade
Replies: 20
Views: 1606

Arcade games are still being made. Sega has the Lindbergh hardware which HOTD4, virtua Tennis 3 and a few more run on. Namco have new hardware based on the PS3, Tekken 6 being the first game on it. This is the biggest "sign of the times" I've read yet! Used to be a time when home machines did their...
by pocketmego
Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:23 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Gp2X USB Cradle
Replies: 18
Views: 1254

Thanks for the input Rocketranger. I'll definitely hold off on the cradle for a while. i haven't really seen much use for it since actually getting the unit anyway. Sounds to me like you're marrying a pretty smart woman. Perhaps a bit to smart. LOL

-Ray
by pocketmego
Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Gp2X USB Cradle
Replies: 18
Views: 1254

However, I have found that most of the Emulators available for it work better than there PC brethren. They are easier use, require very little fiddling, and boot-up a bit faster in terms of the Speccy and C64. Most, if not al, of the various computer emulators come with a virtual keyboard. Not reat ...
by pocketmego
Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Best Game In The World....EVER....intro and Nominations
Replies: 70
Views: 3895

Castlevania
Gridrunner
Red Baron (Atari Arcade)
by pocketmego
Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:36 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Gp2X USB Cradle
Replies: 18
Views: 1254

Well, it arrived today and has barely left my hands. It is so RIDICULOUSLY easy to use, I had it up and running Vice in minutes. I also did some reading and , yes, it appears Vice supports plug in keyboards and joysticks, which means the stelladaptor should work. But, I'm actually not offended by th...
by pocketmego
Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Gp2X USB Cradle
Replies: 18
Views: 1254

The Gp2X USB Cradle

Hello all, I'm a bit new here. I just ordered a GP2X because of all the Great things I've heard about it and the recent death of my laptop, which eliminates my Retrogaming at work. The price of a new laptop just isn't in the cards for me, so I opted for this alternative. Now the only complaint I've ...