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Re: My three favorite sites, and a plug for my own

Post by hydr0x » Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:38 am

timewarpgamer wrote: But in general, I find it pretty crazy that there's a total lack of websites that simply focus on the greatest games of the 8/16-bit era. That's why I started http://www.timewarpgamer.com. It's a work in progress, but the basic premise is that you can quickly find lists of the top games for the various consoles, and the site also is relatively unique source for Wii Virtual Console reviews at a glance.

Any feedback on the site is welcome at timewarpgamer@gmail.com.

Thanks,

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Your SNES list has errors, the following games were released as PAL which isn't mentioned:

Batman Returns
Madden NFL 95
Zombie ate My Neighbors

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Post by ADJB » Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:22 am

Atari Frog wrote:
Er... We don't mind people taking screenshots from our site but it's usually polite to ask first and credit accordingly. Thanks!

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Actually I didn't.

Any non Sinclair Screenshots were taken from Emulator CD's I have and if those were originally sourced from Atarimania then I apologise.

The reason I can be sure of this is the machine that I use for the development isn't connected to the internet and therefore I couldn't have used any on-line reference. This is deliberate so I don't replicate any errors by assuming that third party data is correct. Normally this is only relevant for things like copyright dates and publishers and helps point out anomalies between my copy of a game and any already preserved copies. Loading / ingame screens are only there as eye candy and very rarely change between different releases of a game.

Besides my own site the only other retro reference database I keep is the WOS infoseek database which I contribute to on a regular basis as a part of the general preservation effort.

I am happy to take your word that these screens originated at Atarimania and I will remove them over the next week.

Again I apologise for unintentionally plagiarising your site.

With respect to asking permission for any material I haven't produced myself the old version of the site did have a credits and thanks page which has got lost in porting the site (as have all the other static pages). This is an error and I will reinstate it at the next major hack.

It's my long term intention to do the same as I have for my Sinclair games and provide a link to a "master" site for all the various formats for any readers which require additional information.

It is most certainly not in my longer term interests to pi** off these webmasters before I even start serious work on the non Sinclair sections of the site.

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Post by Atari Frog » Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:56 am

Tony, just a mention of our site on one of the pages will be absolutely fine, no need to remove anything. We sincerely appreciate your work - I visit World of Spectrum on a fairly regular basis - and Atarimania will be happy to assist you in any of your projects should you need further help.

Thanks for the clarification and detailed reply!

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Post by oldtimer » Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:49 pm

Hi there.1st post on this site for me.
Unusual site to visit is the little known tatung einstein computer, its on
www.tatungeinstein.co.uk.
Well worth a look.
Cheers.

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Post by VinnyM » Thu May 08, 2008 5:11 pm

You may have already heard of my site, but just in case you haven't, it's dedicated to Commodore 64 game endings and can be found at: www.c64endings.co.uk

Enjoy :)
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Post by bonerlaw » Fri May 09, 2008 1:38 pm

Ive tried to find if this has been posted elsewhere before, but couldnt find it.....

Not so much a gaming web site, more a test of your game music knowledge!! Also allows you to download the tunes!!

http://vgmq.garoux.net/
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Post by SirClive » Fri May 09, 2008 1:48 pm

Only if you register though :?
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Post by RetroKingSimon » Fri May 09, 2008 1:49 pm

Why do the sticky thread icons go purple sometimes? :shock:

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Post by SirClive » Fri May 09, 2008 1:51 pm

Is that when they have new posts?
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Post by RetroKingSimon » Fri May 09, 2008 1:52 pm

I thought that was meant to be green, but it looks like it. Sorry to go off topic, I was just curious :)

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Post by bonerlaw » Fri May 09, 2008 3:20 pm

SirClive wrote:Only if you register though :?
Yeah, that can be a pain in the arris........but it is a good quiz site!
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Post by Titan » Sat May 10, 2008 3:11 pm

This is a really cool site, great to read through: especially the "Video Game Oddities" section, NES fans in particular might want to take a look at that :wink:

http://www.flyingomelette.com/index.html
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Post by Flying Omelette » Sun May 11, 2008 7:42 pm

Damn, my site's been making the rounds on message boards lately. It's sometimes hard for me to believe those Oddities are still so popular after all these years.

Anyway, I'll plug a few of my friends' sites that don't seem to get as much attention as mine:

http://www.codiekitty.com/ - Great Lemmings section, some good articles in the "File Cabinet", like a Nightshade Oddities, a Blaster Master comic, Street Fighter 2 Look and Find Book, and other cool stuff.

http://www.sweet-bee.com/ - The guy who runs this place is one of the best humor writers on the internet. His Game House section includes a great Rygar Shrine, Ikari Warriors 2 review, and the best Action 52 write-up I've ever seen. There's other stuff, too, like an "offbeat" art gallery.

http://scrollboss.illmosis.net/ - Excellent site devoted to the beat-em-up genre. Sprites, reviews, and oddities (in the Minus World section).

http://www.thealmightyguru.com/ - The "Games" section is full of cool shrines to classic games, and there are also plenty of game-related fonts in the "Game Fonts" Section, and the "Game Music" section has lots of retro soundtracks in .ogg format.

http://tenchionline.com/ragey/hub-Main.htm - Random Hoo-Haas is run by two different people who do a lot of game-related writings. "Ragey" does a lot of sprite rips (including sprites of things that were left out of the final cuts of the games - such as in the Metal Slug section). There's also a Super Shinobi Beta site run by "Galvatron", and reviews of cartoons by both writers (many of which are based on classic games, like Super Mario World and Mega Man) in the "Random Action Hour" section.

That's all for now and have a good day. Thanks for the link.
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Post by Titan » Mon May 12, 2008 2:56 pm

Flying Omelette wrote:Damn, my site's been making the rounds on message boards lately. It's sometimes hard for me to believe those Oddities are still so popular after all these years.
Hah, I wasn't expecting that :lol:
Yeah, I kinda came across your site randomly, was looking at an article on GamesRadar where it was linked to. The oddities are really interesting to read through man (ok end suck-up :P)
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Post by Flying Omelette » Mon May 12, 2008 7:55 pm

Never underestimate the power of the site tracker, my friend. :D

The thing that's kind of funny about those Oddities is that it started as a compilation of stuff that I had posted to some message boards I was going to Circa 1999-2000. At some point, I went through the forum archives and threw a bunch of those things up onto my Geocities page. Next thing I know, it explodes in popularity - getting hundreds of hits from outside sources, whereas before it was mostly just my own circle of friends who visited it.

This is why some of the earliest oddities pages have some esoteric references in them (occasionally, I notice people trying to figure out who Psykosuma is in my site's daily inbound search term results). I never went back and fixed things like that.
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