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by scotland
July 14th, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Licensing
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Licensing

With Blockbuster in the 90s, if you had content you needed to manufacture the DVD and put it at a Blockbuster. Netflix undercut Blockbuster with DVD by mail, and a huge selection and no late fees. Streaming has undercut that however - all sorts of content can skip the costs of making DVDs, and just ...
by scotland
July 10th, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: Reader Reviews
Topic: RCA Studio II (1977) - console and games review - 40th Birthday Bonanza
Replies: 20
Views: 3714

Re: RCA Studio II (1977) - console and games review - 40th Birthday Bonanza

That's neat.

Its also a 'Could have been' with the RCA Studio II releasing years earlier (FRED: Flexible Recreational and Educational Device) in 1974, using audio cassette tape as a storage medium.
by scotland
July 8th, 2018, 10:05 am
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: is the raspberry pi console or pc good for retro games ?
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: is the raspberry pi console or pc good for retro games ?

In years past, the topic of emulation could spark some bad feeling about piracy, but I think its a fair question. Just the other day, a RetroPie article was posted on Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/06/one-upping-the-nes-classic-edition-with-the-raspberry-pi-3-and-retropie/ Emulatio...
by scotland
July 8th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Thai Soccer Team
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Thai Soccer Team

New is some have now been extracted. Portions of the passage are walkable, so they gives them an exit strategy in stages.

Its an amazing story in heroism from everyone involved.
by scotland
July 2nd, 2018, 8:27 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: AVGN: Ready 4 Revenge (Blu Ray)
Replies: 12
Views: 519

Re: AVGN: Ready 4 Revenge (Blu Ray)

There were VHS tapes I had as a child filled with holiday specials that I watched a million times and would love to have for emotional reasons. Speaking from personal experience, get those irreplaceable homemade tapes converted into a digital format as soon as you can - you never know when you'll l...
by scotland
June 29th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Why ARM architecture for the Nintendo Switch is better then X86 from PS4/Xbox One!
Replies: 30
Views: 1344

Re: Why ARM architecture for the Nintendo Switch is better then X86 from PS4/Xbox One!

I think you should explore your opinions and your questions, not other peoples. You could say 'I heard this idea that...' and just enjoy the exploration of the argument's strengths and weaknesses. You don't need to take a stance if its not even your own opinion. I like Velcrozombie reminding us that...
by scotland
June 28th, 2018, 11:28 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: The 8-bit Home Computer Users Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 14825

Re: The 8-bit Home Computer Users Thread

Here's an interesting snippet from a video game manual about finding a bug

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(Now keep in mind programs were still only a few kilobytes in size)

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I like that you can ask for an extra feature, at the cost of $25 an hour.
by scotland
June 26th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Early Piracy Theory - Okay to Copy but not Disseminate
Replies: 10
Views: 1825

Re: Early Piracy Theory - Okay to Copy but not Disseminate

Came across this snippet in a manual for a game - look at the list of what they say you should and should not do dontbeapirate.JPG Its the intersection of the normal legally constrained currency based economy meeting the informal barter based social economies. dontbeapirate2.JPG What's kinda funny i...
by scotland
June 26th, 2018, 7:50 am
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Why ARM architecture for the Nintendo Switch is better then X86 from PS4/Xbox One!
Replies: 30
Views: 1344

Re: Why ARM architecture for the Nintendo Switch is better then X86 from PS4/Xbox One!

Wait so your saying something that is more difficult to program for, is less powerful and harder to port code than its competitors is a good thing ? That is over zealous fanboyism at best, you must have loved the Saturn and Jaguar as they were super different and difficult to code for. I agree with...
by scotland
June 24th, 2018, 8:01 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Cloud Gaming will replace consoles?
Replies: 7
Views: 890

Re: Cloud Gaming will replace consoles?

One term being used is 'hardware agnostic', which makes sense. It does but this has been tried before with the MSX and 3DO. It does make sense but there is an almost sports team like tribalism side to gamers that an agnostic system wouldn’t capture. Haven't we already seen a lack of distinction wit...

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