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Common Topics, Popular Threads & FAQs

Post by Sureshot » Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:39 pm

Much like the recommendations thread, I thought it would be worth creating one for those questions and subjects that seem to be raised on a regular basis on this forum.

The idea of this isn't to discourage people from making new topics, rather that it's at the stage now where some issues really have been covered to death in previous threads and these should be utilised rather than brand new ones being made for the umpteenth time.

I have also included some of the most popular topics on this forum for quick reference, based on replies generated.

Please PM me rather than reply with other topics that should be on this list.


Popular Topics

Game-related video links
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2046

Game-related websites
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6096

Game recommendations for most well-known systems
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15909

Photos of your Retro Collection
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5579
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3112

The 8-bit Comparison Thread
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2863

The 8-bit Tech Comparison Thread
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6198

The 16-bit and 32-bit Game Comparison Thread
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7273

(NB: SirClive has also done a compilation of many comparisons here: http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8842)

RG Forum's 100 Great Retro Games Thread - as chosen by YOU!
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=670

Rose-tinted glasses - RG Forum's 100 Worst Retro Games Thread
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4401

Member Top 10s
http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =2&t=15562

Screenshot Challenge
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=725

RG Forum Online Gaming Sessions
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14998

Online Usernames Thread
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6947

Interesting Gaming Facts
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13965

The Polybius Thread :lol:
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=868

Completion Tracker Topics
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=24106

Collectors Threads
Game Gear: http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=29600
Mega Drive / Genesis: http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28712
Saturn: http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27659
Dreamcast: http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=29700
DS: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =2&t=21231
3DS: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =2&t=29697
Super Nintendo: http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27533
Wii: http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=24487
Lynx: http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28840
XBox: http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28170


Frequently Asked Questions

What are you currently playing?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4235

What games and/or consoles have you bought this week?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5966

What games have you completed this week?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11245

Most overrated games? (aka 'games you 'should' love, but don't')
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15340
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2012
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=104
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11442
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4988
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17180
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9906
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2399
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14093
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=666

Most underrated games? (aka 'games you love, but others don't')
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9345
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14496
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=62

Worst games ever?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15221
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2786
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10570

Favourite stage/level in a game?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9764

Favourite 'little touches' in games?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8073

Best video game music?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16312
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3667

Greatest computer/console of all time?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6686
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14961
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=36
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7443
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10791

Worst/most disappointing computers/consoles?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2244
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=225
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1133
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16839

Most underrated computer/console?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17719

Favourite joystick/input device?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3392
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7596
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1595

Favourite genre?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5

Least favourite genre?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11990

Favourite SHMUPS?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18076
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14620
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=341

Favourite racing games?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11594
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7447

Favourite beat-'em-ups?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7447

Favourite platformers?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4437
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7384
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3532

Favourite puzzle/Tetris-style games?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4461
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9187

Favourite RPGs?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8724

Favourite run-and-guns?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6744

Favourite 2D fighters?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3088

Favourite Breakout-style games?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8037

Favourite FPS games?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18089

Favourite artillery games?
http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =2&t=18542

Favourite sports games?
http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =2&t=21507

Favourite turn-based strategy games?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=21904

Favourite board game conversions?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5218

The most beautiful game you have ever played?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7345

Best isometric game of all time?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12009

Most atmospheric game?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13589
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=534

Most difficult games?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13774
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6308

Easiest games?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18081
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8475

What systems do you own?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4874

What retro bargains have you found?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5252

What's your rarest/favourite/most expensive retro item?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1190
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8427
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13990
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4818
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6158

What generation of video games do you think was the best?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7641

The first games/machines you ever bought/played?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=536
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11214
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8737
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11779

Worst/most disappointing purchases ever?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=655
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5816

What were your favourite gaming mags?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1306

Games you lost the most hours on?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14646
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12095

Things in games that annoy you?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8838
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9912
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16579

What games have aged badly?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9597
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16

What are your memories of computing/video gaming at school?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2493

What are your memories of computing/video gaming on holiday?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10260

What is your game system chronology?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6687

What remakes would you most like to see?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=34
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=307

Best arcade conversions?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17121
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16658

Worst arcade conversions?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12456

Games that should have received conversions?
http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=672
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Re: Common Topics, Popular Threads & FAQs

Post by JetSetWilly » Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:02 pm

Top idea, indeed. This deserves the RGF award for best idea since a chocolate-based nookie product :D
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:14 pm

Well done that man. 8)

Can we have this as a sticky guys? :D
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Post by harlequ1n » Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:55 am

I can't imagine how much time you spent doing this for the good of our community, thanks!
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Post by flying_delorean81 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:35 am

This is a good idea, must have taken ages to put the original post together!!

What would also be good is if a lot of posters thought to use the search tool before starting a new thread that has been covered countless times before!
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Post by sscott » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:43 am

Well done for putting the effort in, stickies are getting a bit old and maybe need an overhall anyways,
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Re: Common Topics, Popular Threads & FAQs

Post by resident paul » Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:34 am

I don't know what to say now! you just covered everything, maybe I should move to another forum :lol:
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Re: Common Topics, Popular Threads & FAQs

Post by Havantgottaclue » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:15 am

Excellent idea, Sureshot, nice work! As others have said, some of the stickies in this forum are looking a bit old and aren't used very much, and this thread could (and should!) replace one or two of them.
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Post by Sureshot » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:10 pm

No probs! Also, if you notice a topic which isn't on there that probably should be (like 'favourite sports games?', for example) and you really cannot find a thread for it, don't hesitate to chuck one up and give me the link. :) Remember that we did lose a lot of topics during the Great GetDexter Purge, so there are certainly things that will need revisiting as a result.

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Post by Sureshot » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:55 pm

Just wanted to mention again that if anybody does feel any additional topics should be added to this list, drop me a PM and I'll be glad to check them out. If there's no thread for something that should be here, make one and I'll add it as well.

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Post by DreamcastRIP » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:10 pm

Great idea/thread, Sureshot. :D
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Post by mrchuck999 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:54 pm

This is a great idea. I need to check these out as I see a lot I had not found.

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Re: Common Topics, Popular Threads & FAQs

Post by Sureshot » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:29 pm

I noticed a bunch of collectors threads have been popping up recently, so the ones I found on the first few pages have been added. Please PM me with any more / if you make a new one.

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Re: Common Topics, Popular Threads & FAQs

Post by rapidly-greying » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:26 am

Get Dexter? Please indulge my big nosed curiosity.
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Re: Common Topics, Popular Threads & FAQs

Post by Sputryk » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:28 pm

Gosh, can't believe I am about to 'spam' this thread, but I ask if all you good fellows:

Vote Sledge Hammer.

Thank you. :D

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