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by Sherringford Hovis
Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Logans Run.
Replies: 29
Views: 1871

Isn't that true of all book to film jobs (with the exception of the Bourne films, the books where very dull imo). the film is still good in it's own right. Logans Run is a classic. Has it aged? No doubt, just as Nightlore or Chuckiegg have aged, it's still brilliant though. One of my favourite movie...
by Sherringford Hovis
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What game do you feel addicted you beyond any other
Replies: 49
Views: 1752

Ahhh... the terrible addiction. Speccy :- Starquake, Head over Heels, Mercenary, Chuckie Egg Amiga :- Ebonstar (no, really), Ports of Call, Captive, Supremacy PC :- System Shock 2 (Best. Game. ever), C&C, Starcraft, Daggerfall. UFO: Enemy Unkown PSX :- Resident Evil (all of them), Silent Hill 2 (sca...
by Sherringford Hovis
Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Top 5 90's Albums
Replies: 40
Views: 3218

I kind of agree with what you said to a point (AleyKat) but I think 'organic' music still gets made. The problem with the advent of CD's and a proliferation of computer based studio software is not the technology per se but more that that it lends itself to a lazier approach, allowing anyone to crea...
by Sherringford Hovis
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Top 5 90's Albums
Replies: 40
Views: 3218

I was never really into the brit-pop thing at all and thought all my faves where in the 70's and 80's but with a little thought, it occurred to me that some of my most listened to albums came from the 90's, so here goes. The Wildhearts - Earth Versus the Wildhearts Therapy? - Troublegum The Leveller...
by Sherringford Hovis
Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What arcade game should be in EVERYONE'S top 10
Replies: 150
Views: 4481

Smash TV ahead of Robotron? Burn the heretic! Bring forth the wickerman! It's all a matter of taste really. I didn't like SFII or any SF for that matter, doesn't make them bad mind you, just not a game I like at all. In anyway. Not even a little bit. On the other hand, Mr Do is the choice of champio...
by Sherringford Hovis
Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What game(s) are you best at?
Replies: 43
Views: 1502

Oh dear, I feel a bit inadequate. Y'see, I love old games (and new ones as well mind you) but I would never say I was actually any good at them. In fact, most games I am a bit rubbish at I have discovered and here I am on a forum where everyone else is brilliant at everything (I am particularly amaz...
by Sherringford Hovis
Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What arcade game should be in EVERYONE'S top 10
Replies: 150
Views: 4481

Never liked any of the SF titles. I have horrible memories of playing people in arcades and simply watching them pull off a 3000 move combo and defeating me easily. Of course, I would throw a strop and/or make up some imaginitive excuse for playing so poorly ("I have gout" or the ever favourite "I w...
by Sherringford Hovis
Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Anyone remember Phantasm
Replies: 20
Views: 1162

Dear oh dear. I once watched Phantasm 1,2 and 3 in one evening with a friend for a laugh. I have never recovered. The second and third films where good for a laugh mind you but the first film must always remain locked in a box inside my head. Got to love the imagination put into the name for the bad...
by Sherringford Hovis
Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games (and non Games) retro quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 995

SFX Chip (Only ever used in Nintendo’s Starfox game)
Nah it was used in a couple of other games, a Yoshi game as well iirc.

Heres a quicky then, what was Starfox originally coded to be?
by Sherringford Hovis
Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Top Five 80's Albums
Replies: 59
Views: 3175

1) A Kind Of Magic - Queen
2) Appetite for Destruction - G'N'R
3) Graceland - Paul Simon
4) Master of Puppets - Metallica
5) So far So Good... So What - Megadeth

I could go on and on.

And on.
by Sherringford Hovis
Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:56 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: A question of Amstrad?.
Replies: 19
Views: 1996

You're absolutely right of course. This needless ribbing of Amstrad fans is outrageous. Are we not all brothers and sisters in the great big family that is 'retro Gaming'? Surely we receive enough derision from the 'norms' without having a go at each other for differences in machine worship (and bes...
by Sherringford Hovis
Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: A question of Amstrad?.
Replies: 19
Views: 1996

This forum HAS to take evry opportunity to ridicule Amstrad in all it's forms.

It's a tradition or an old charter or something.
by Sherringford Hovis
Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Good Old Games
Replies: 16
Views: 1441

Mmm. i quite like the idea. If what they say about compatibility and support is true. The only issue I can see is the games themselves. A lot of the old classics would probably be difficult to sell again since ownership of the IP is tricky to track down, especially when the developer has ceased to e...
by Sherringford Hovis
Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: To Map or not to Map?
Replies: 23
Views: 952

First map is Alien 8 I think.

I once tried to map the Amiga game Captive. It wasn't a storming success let me tell you.
by Sherringford Hovis
Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:52 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Forgotten Heroes...
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Yeah, but I suppose techinically, all musicians in the 8bit era had to know a bit of coding. I guess what Comander Jameson is saying is that old David Whittaker was not know for his games programming. Still, point taken. Musicians for the 8bits had to be multi tallented! Remember! These people walk ...