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by Stalvern
November 20th, 2017, 9:34 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Underrated And Overlooked Albums
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Underrated And Overlooked Albums

Overlooked: http://i.imgur.com/MLW3tSK.png Woven - 8-Bit Monk (2003) No, it's not Gregorian chant chiptunes. I don't know how they came up with the name. This is an album that definitely sounds like the time it came out, but I mean that in a good way. It's pretty similar to Radiohead's Hail to the T...
by Stalvern
November 20th, 2017, 1:19 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Dr. EA Robotnik strikes again!
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: Dr. EA Robotnik strikes again!

Remembered this and went back to the article in the OP. Kicking myself for not paying enough attention the first time. After the Battlefront II BS, it couldn't be more obvious that "an experience that players will want to come back to and enjoy for a long time to come" is PR-speak for &quo...
by Stalvern
November 19th, 2017, 6:33 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: RIP Wii U 5th birthday!
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: RIP Wii U 5th birthday!

It was a bad idea from the beginning. Underpowered and built around a completely useless gimmick. Casual players bought the Wii because its controller simplified play and broke down a layer between the player and the game, but the Wii U's complicated interface was the exact opposite; it added a laye...
by Stalvern
November 19th, 2017, 12:42 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2017/11/17: Sega CD: Revenge of the Ninja, Starblade
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: 2017/11/17: Sega CD: Revenge of the Ninja, Starblade

I wish there were more anarchistic oddities like Starblade. Console 3d was always one generation behind what they were trying to achieve. We could have had perfect wireframe driving simulations in 16 bit, and silky smooth, high resolution, flat-shaded polygons in 32bit. Hey, I like the arcade Virtu...
by Stalvern
November 19th, 2017, 12:24 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Sega 32X PWM Audio vs Game Boy Advance PWM Audio?
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Sega 32X PWM Audio vs Game Boy Advance PWM Audio?

And what I meant to say is would have it been possible to port GBA PWM music tracks to the Sega 32X PWM if homebrew communities tried like this example.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bhft6GcmQE. Because it does show how much missed potential the Sega 32X was in its hardware capabilities due to ...
by Stalvern
November 18th, 2017, 4:01 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Sega 32X PWM Audio vs Game Boy Advance PWM Audio?
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Sega 32X PWM Audio vs Game Boy Advance PWM Audio?

One question I have is the Sega 32X PWM Audio powerful enough to port Game Boy Advance PWM Sample Music to the 32X PWM channels, or would it be impossible? This is a meaningless question. PWM has one bit of resolution; what that bit can be used for is entirely up to the software. Both systems' audi...
by Stalvern
November 17th, 2017, 7:08 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Rampage: The Movie
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Rampage: The Movie

Wow, that looks like garbage. I mean, it looks like an awful movie, but it also just looks bad . I'm not expecting War for the Planet of the Apes here, but you'd think a movie set for release 13 years after the Peter Jackson King Kong might be able to put a half-convincing CG gorilla on the screen.
by Stalvern
November 17th, 2017, 8:21 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: New Mario Movie by Illumination?
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: New Mario Movie by Illumination?

Maybe I would have had more fun with it if it weren't just so gross to look at. You can almost smell every scene; it's like a big ol' foot right in your face. Everything's all dirty and floppy.
by Stalvern
November 16th, 2017, 8:23 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: New Mario Movie by Illumination?
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: New Mario Movie by Illumination?

The Bob Hoskins movie is one of the most unpleasant spectacles I've ever witnessed. No matter how this one ends up turning out, at bare minimum it'll be competently made as a film and have some discernible connection to the actual games.
by Stalvern
November 13th, 2017, 2:32 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Alien Colonial Marines (PS3)
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Alien Colonial Marines (PS3)

One thing that I know happened, even if I couldn't find it in the PS3 patch notes I linked, is that the original release, on top of being tremendously buggy, had ugly, low-resolution textures that made it frequently look like a PS2 game. One of the first updates included a complete overhaul of the t...

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