What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

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What's your favourite medium for games?

Poll ended at Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:58 pm

Cartridges
30
60%
CD-ROM
9
18%
3.5 Floppy
5
10%
Cassettes
6
12%
Printed Card (Magnavox Odyssey)
0
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Total votes: 50

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Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Post by r0jaws » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:07 pm

I just like the way Carts feel against my skin.

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Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Post by gunbladelad » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:29 pm

Carts for me - and I've used everything except for the printed card.

I find that the limited capacity forces developers to be more creative and not rely on stuff like FMV to pull in the audience. Zero loading times compared to any other format is the best thing for a seamless gaming experience. The capacity limitations also forced programming teams to work within the limitations - often leading a much better end-experience for players. With tapes, floppy discs and optical media most developers just decide "We're almost outta space - stuff it, we'll just make it a multiload / multi-disc game. Most developers nowadays have a tendency to simply pad their games with loads of flashy-looking FMV that to me almost always adds nothing to the gameplay or storyline.
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Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Post by crusto » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:14 pm

gunbladelad wrote:Carts for me - and I've used everything except for the printed card.

I find that the limited capacity forces developers to be more creative and not rely on stuff like FMV to pull in the audience. Zero loading times compared to any other format is the best thing for a seamless gaming experience. The capacity limitations also forced programming teams to work within the limitations - often leading a much better end-experience for players. With tapes, floppy discs and optical media most developers just decide "We're almost outta space - stuff it, we'll just make it a multiload / multi-disc game. Most developers nowadays have a tendency to simply pad their games with loads of flashy-looking FMV that to me almost always adds nothing to the gameplay or storyline.
Good point.
r0jaws wrote:I just like the way Carts feel against my skin.
I once placed my genitals in the megadrives cart slot. Sooo smooth :o
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Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Post by r0jaws » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:29 pm

That's not a big slot, I prefer the NeoGeo Fatal Fury cart for a snug fit myself.

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Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Post by Spector » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:38 pm

r0jaws wrote:That's not a big slot, I prefer the NeoGeo Fatal Fury cart for a snug fit myself.
Neo Geo Fatal Fury: a snip at £120!!
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Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Post by r0jaws » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:54 pm

Worth it. :mrgreen:

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Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Post by Spector » Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:07 pm

r0jaws wrote:That's not a big slot, I prefer the NeoGeo Fatal Fury cart for a snug fit myself.

You must be Linford Christie :mrgreen:
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Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Post by crusto » Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:16 pm

r0jaws wrote:That's not a big slot, I prefer the NeoGeo Fatal Fury cart for a snug fit myself.
I meant the flaps :lol:
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Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Post by SCALEBACK » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:33 am

All formats have their pros and cons.
But personally, I like to have a proper printed manual to read while installing new software. These days, some gamers want their game to load up in split seconds rather than 30-40 seconds. What I'd like to do get some fourteen year old gamer who's used to high frame rate, photo-realistic graphics and loading times of ten-twenty seconds in front of an '80s 8-bit computer set up and see how they'd cope with the five-ten minute loading time.

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Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Post by AceGrace » Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:05 pm

I love tapes. The wasted time. The anticipation of a failed load.

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Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:52 pm

crusto wrote:
r0jaws wrote:That's not a big slot, I prefer the NeoGeo Fatal Fury cart for a snug fit myself.
I meant the flaps :lol:

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Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Post by stayAwhile » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:14 pm

carts are the best format they seem to last forever plus gameboy is cart based and if you haven't played mortal kombat 1 and 2 on gb you haven't lived
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Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Post by gunbladelad » Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:09 am

Caution : Mortal Kombat 1 on GB may cause psychosis. (Beat-em-ups just don't work on the original GB line in my opinion...)
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Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Post by stayAwhile » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:16 am

gunbladelad wrote:Caution : Mortal Kombat 1 on GB may cause psychosis. (Beat-em-ups just don't work on the original GB line in my opinion...)
belive it or not theres a homebrew zx spectrum version of mk1 that looks playable but yeah mk1 on GB nightmare Mk2 great MK4 too slugish MK advance feels like a step backwards
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