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by tortimer
January 4th, 2017, 12:31 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Vintage Computing & Gaming
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Vintage Computing & Gaming

Hello everyone. Some of you here are probably already following Benj over at Vintage Computing & Gaming , but may not be aware he may need to retire from his work on the site. Right now he's contemplating launching a patreon to keep his articles and interviews going (but only seeking input on th...
by tortimer
November 26th, 2016, 10:22 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Great Moments in Gaming
Replies: 22
Views: 1717

Re: Great Moments in Gaming

What a great topic. I thought about this on and off, even jotted a few down. Let's see... The first time I ever got my initials on the hi score list (for an arcade game). Back in those days beating a game was an emerging, somewhat distant concept even on home consoles. In all those early classics it...
by tortimer
November 10th, 2016, 12:34 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: A salute to R.O.B.
Replies: 10
Views: 811

Re: A salute to R.O.B.

I suspect the NES Classic is going to be a big hit, and hopefully lead to a flood of retro-style products. With the success of Amiibo and release of NES Classic we can hope. I'm now picturing myself with an NES Classic hooked up to a Switch tablet (is that even possible?) while playing Balloon Figh...
by tortimer
November 8th, 2016, 6:13 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: A salute to R.O.B.
Replies: 10
Views: 811

Re: A salute to R.O.B.

scotland wrote:Something like this robot phone caddy?


Oh dear. It's R.O.B.'s evil cousin from RoboCop.
by tortimer
November 7th, 2016, 1:39 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: A salute to R.O.B.
Replies: 10
Views: 811

Re: A salute to R.O.B.

If Nintendo made a miniature R.O.B. that sat on my desk and occasionally woke up to say hello or remind me to stretch and take an eye break, or flash notifications and alerts from my phone or react to the sounds of classic Nintendo games being played in the room... I would buy it.
by tortimer
November 7th, 2016, 1:21 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Preserving the legacy of physical "things"
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Preserving the legacy of physical "things"

So, I guess I like them both, and feel there is a place for both. Yes I completely share this sentimentality. I've amassed a collection of digital things in the form of games, music and old radio shows but always a physical book when I want to read something like a novel. Magazines and catalogs sho...
by tortimer
November 5th, 2016, 3:55 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Preserving the legacy of physical "things"
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Preserving the legacy of physical "things"

I don't recall how I came across this website but each visit gives a feeling of browsing through a timeless archive of retro objects (and modern things with a focus on design). The curators appear to be fond of old consoles and game paraphernalia as well - and why I wanted to share it here. One thin...
by tortimer
October 29th, 2016, 1:31 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Confess Your Unpopular Video Game Opinions
Replies: 57
Views: 4045

Re: Confess Your Unpopular Video Game Opinions

Rejection of the following assumption: That being an avid video gamer means you automatically support gratuitous violence and the objectification of women in video games.
by tortimer
October 29th, 2016, 1:18 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Will Sega Ever Release Another Console?
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: Will Sega Ever Release Another Console?

I like the idea of Sega as a developer that makes quality third-party titles while leveraging their back catalog in innovative ways. It might be time for them to begin looking beyond Sonic the Hedghog to expand their portfolio a bit (although this could be happening already and I'm not well enough o...
by tortimer
October 25th, 2016, 1:32 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Super Mario Sunshine (Gamecube)
Replies: 10
Views: 2107

Re: Super Mario Sunshine (Gamecube)

Who the hell wants to play a video game where you clean? Cleaning is a chore. And I don't like to do chores. Alas, then you will probably have to miss out on the plucky misadventures of Chibi-Robo! (2006) GameCube , as he explores the house and backyard in his quirky quest to help the family who bo...

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