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My site...

Post by Japan-Games.com » Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:57 pm

Hey guys

Just thought I'd offer up my site:

www.Japan-games.com

I've actually advertised in the magazine before so I have a subscription.

My site focuses on retro/rare/special edition Japanese consoles. Above is the site I have now but I'll have a new one in place by July if everything goes according to plan. Not really a community, more of an information database.

One of these days I'll have to get in touch with one of the Retro Gamer staff to let you know about a few consoles not in your guide...

Laters,
Eric
Japan-Games.com
info@japan-games.com

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Re: My site...

Post by SuperFamiKing » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:13 pm

Japan-Games.com wrote: www.Japan-games.com
Interesting stuff.............I've been poping in and out of there for a while! :D

Super Famicom Central (only really any fun if you're an SFC fan)

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/superfamicom/
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Post by kevinpetit » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:54 am

http://www.vintage-sierra.com/
A website about vintage Sierra On-Line games. Mostly about adventure games like King's Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, Police Quest,....
The site has lots of pictures from many different releases of game boxes, manuals & disks.

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Post by 8bitgamer » Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:56 pm

Here's one of the more literate gaming websites:

http://www.gameculturejournal.com/index.php

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Post by SirClive » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:24 pm

That kind of site is sooo far removed from my view of gaming. It's like the South Bank Show trying to tell me about the Arctic Monkeys.
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Post by RetroKingSimon » Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:40 am

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Post by 8bitgamer » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:03 am

About.com is now cover classic video games. Includes reviews, links, news, etc.

http://classicgames.about.com/

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Post by Richard » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:13 pm

[quote="humorguy"]You know what we don't have - and this thread proves it? Websites or even threads (it seems) that cover the early PC games from the CGA to EGA to VGA PC games, say from the late 80's to the mid/late 90's!.... and yet no one covers it! Unless you can prove me wrong....!!! :)[/quote]

Ok, http://www.oldskool.org/ :)

It is run by Trixter/ex-Hornet (demo scene) who is also well known for Mobygames. Hhis oldskool blog is here: http://trixter.wordpress.com/

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Post by humorguy » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:06 am

Richard wrote:
humorguy wrote:You know what we don't have - and this thread proves it? Websites or even threads (it seems) that cover the early PC games from the CGA to EGA to VGA PC games, say from the late 80's to the mid/late 90's!.... and yet no one covers it! Unless you can prove me wrong....!!! :)
Ok, http://www.oldskool.org/ :)

It is run by Trixter/ex-Hornet (demo scene) who is also well known for Mobygames. Hhis oldskool blog is here: http://trixter.wordpress.com/
Good, but still not what you see on websites for retro gaming for consoles. In fact, this site, sort of shows how 80's/90's PC gaming is the poor relation of retro gaming when you compare the above site with even this sites retro console coverage! :)
Modern PC gaming is dying Retro is growing - so get over it!

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Post by Richard » Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:51 am

[quote="humorguy"][quote="Richard"][quote="humorguy"]You know what we don't have - and this thread proves it? Websites or even threads (it seems) that cover the early PC games from the CGA to EGA to VGA PC games, say from the late 80's to the mid/late 90's!.... and yet no one covers it! Unless you can prove me wrong....!!! :)[/quote]

Ok, http://www.oldskool.org/ :)

It is run by Trixter/ex-Hornet (demo scene) who is also well known for Mobygames. Hhis oldskool blog is here: http://trixter.wordpress.com/[/quote]

Good, but still not what you see on websites for retro gaming for consoles. In fact, this site, sort of shows how 80's/90's PC gaming is the poor relation of retro gaming when you compare the above site with even this sites retro console coverage! :)[/quote]

Ok, have you tried Trixter's (aka Jim Leonard) other site?

http://www.mobygames.com/
( background - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MobyGames )

Also it is worth following the links within Trixter's site, there is a lot of information/links hidden away in there that aren't so obvious on first read.

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Post by Richard » Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:16 am

Oh yes, for those of you who understand the importance of the demo scene and the impact it has directly had on game development. Trixter's also been heavily involved in producing these great demo scene DVD's:

Mind Candy volulme 1 (PC) - http://www.mindcandydvd.com/1
Mind Candy volume 2 (Amiga) - http://www.mindcandydvd.com/

Video previews here:
http://www.mindcandydvd.com/1/downloads (Mind candy vol1)
http://www.mindcandydvd.com/frames?p=previews (Mind candy vol2)

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Post by Captain Cornflake » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:25 pm

http://www.vgrc.net/retro.html

Basically just a repository for retro-related articles on VG Resource Center.

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Post by mick_aka » Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:17 pm

*cough* shameless plug *cough*

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Launched last year by myself and is a slowly growing repository for all Sega Saturn information, the site is very dependant on contributions from users so anyone who wants to help out would be most welcome.

We also have an excellent and friendly forum community with members from all over the world.

http://community.segasaturn.co.uk

if you're a Saturn nut, or just have a passing interest then check us out!


Many thanks, Mick.
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Post by Kai » Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:45 am

Since nobody mentioned it:

http://www.lemonamiga.com --> the brilliant Amiga counterpart to lemon64, stuffed with screenshots, infos, retro adverts, watchable intros, music, box scans, conversion infos and a lively forum.

http://www.kultpower.de --> a very good site about retro gaming mags, unfortunately only in German
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Post by firebreather » Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:14 pm

Are there any decent forums solely for fans of PS1 Games?

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