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by sack
Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Greatest. Song. Ever.
Replies: 26
Views: 1964

I remember the very first time I heard Nirvana - 'come as you are' and it hit me hard.. recounted the story to a radio one researcher and nearly ended up going to seattle all expenses paid (ended up runner-up there). oh well... but manic street preachers - motorcycle emptiness and smashing pumpkins ...
by sack
Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: No.1 when you were born
Replies: 55
Views: 4568

I was actually born during top of the pops.

in at number 2 - ultravox - vienna.

and number one? Joe Dolce - shuddupa ya face
by sack
Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: One for collectors - thread that is.
Replies: 61
Views: 5706

I suppose if I was to go out and pirate old games it'd make zero difference to the bottom line of the rights holders as would buying an old cart second hand. But I'd probably feel a twinge when the game appeared on xbox live arcade and buy it and show some support - even if I never played it and stu...
by sack
Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The legend has sunk.
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

25 years of pills and mushroms... and they say games are harmless :)
by sack
Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best Character In A computer Game...EVER!!! **NOMINATIONS**
Replies: 50
Views: 4440

Clyde Radcliffe - hungover and feeling somewhat rough but still capable.

a character I can relate to :)
by sack
Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:07 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best Cannon Fodder Conversion?
Replies: 16
Views: 1843

I couldn't really tell the archimedes and amiga versions apart and loved it on my archie.

The gameboy colour version has a certain 'holy crap!' factor due to how well it was done and the FMV, but not the best thing to be playing it on no matter how well it was coded.
by sack
Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: A pitch to end all pitches... (code listings)
Replies: 36
Views: 7556

I reckon supplying new games on the disk complete with well commented source and a (PDF?) article may be the way to go.

casual players get a new game, tech-heads get the source and insight and everyone wins that way.
by sack
Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Atari ST
Replies: 35
Views: 3674

from a purely technical standpoint the ST internal soundchip is nothing more than what the later spectrums and CPC had, but it still had some really talented folks writing for it. You might want to grab some demos to go with the games and have a listen - stuff by mad max and big alec is fantastic. o...
by sack
Sun May 28, 2006 1:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Who was your favourite 8-bit games programmer?
Replies: 18
Views: 1646

Well ancipital was the game that made me want to be a geek and make stuff, and being a really cool person on my wavelength can't go against Jeff (in fact he's one of the people whose continual bitchslapping has resulted in me going back to uni to study computer systems engineering) but the same woul...
by sack
Fri May 26, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari 2600 - The Best Games
Replies: 49
Views: 4750

warlords and super bomberman are my favourite multiplayer games of all time - you seriously do need a copy of warlords there.

Yars revenge is pretty damn good too
by sack
Fri May 26, 2006 6:27 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Coding on the classics
Replies: 16
Views: 2093

C64 coding is like a good game - easy to learn and hard to master. Because it has good hardware features built-in you can get a sprite up and moving in very few instructions compared to other machines where you'd need to write your own sprite plotters. Then if you want to do other fancy tricks, like...
by sack
Mon May 22, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: bit question
Replies: 22
Views: 2900


Heh heh heh - computers really are amazing; at their core, they are incredibly simple, being a series of 1's and 0's... but stick enough of those 1's and 0's together, and you get simply amazing results - virtual worlds, of practically infinite scope and creativity. I reckon if there is a God, he's...
by sack
Fri May 12, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: so what game tunes are on your mp3 player
Replies: 50
Views: 4072

I actually have very few gametunes on there aside from a couple of machinae supremacy bits. Only bits I tend to have on there are half-finished ideas and bits and pieces I'm playing with so I can show mates who are into noodling around with reason what I've been playing with (like the half-started s...
by sack
Thu May 04, 2006 11:26 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games that have stood the test of time
Replies: 62
Views: 7364

I'm going to start university again this september. As a child I played wizball a couple of times on my cousins CPC464 and hated the game for all its worth, never to touch it again... until I discovered the pure joy of the C64 version around university exam time. So wizball is one of a handfull of c...
by sack
Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Worse Computer Game Of ALL Time Nominations
Replies: 105
Views: 10000

I'd have to say I hate tetris... in pretty much the same way a quitting smoker hates a pack of lambert and butler :)

streetfighter 2 on the c64 gets my vote though