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by scotland
June 24th, 2018, 8:01 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Cloud Gaming will replace consoles?
Replies: 7
Views: 534

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...
by scotland
June 24th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Reader Reviews
Topic: Scarfman (TRS 80 Model 1)
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Scarfman (TRS 80 Model 1)

Scarfman for the TRS 80 Model 1 Programmer: Cornsoft Release Year: 1981 Size: 3k scarfman05.JPG The TRS 80 is one of the three 1977 'Trinity' of computers along with the Commodore PET and the Apple II. Unlike those, the TRS-80 is based on the Z-80, the same chip as in the Sega Master System a decad...
by scotland
June 24th, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: The 8-bit Home Computer Users Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 13826

Re: The 8-bit Home Computer Users Thread

Having fun with a TRS-80 model 1 emulator. Computers like the VIC-20 rapidly became games machines, but other computers, like the Apple II had serious business uses. You'll often find VisiCalc and other business applications,here are some odd programs from those early days trs8001.JPG (an example of...
by scotland
June 23rd, 2018, 6:05 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Cloud Gaming will replace consoles?
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Cloud Gaming will replace consoles?

another article in the same vein https://gizmodo.com/if-streaming-is-the-future-of-console-gaming-it-might-1827056790/amp One term being used is 'hardware agnostic', which makes sense. With games being so expensive, the best way to recoup costs is to maxi.ize the audience. Like browser games. It cou...
by scotland
June 23rd, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Handheld games on internet archive
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Handheld games on internet archive

You already know the Internet Archive has emulation for lots of software. A few months ago, they unveiled a way to play a few discrete logic handheld games in a browser. http://blog.archive.org/2018/03/18/some-very-entertaining-plastic-emulated-at-the-archive/ The idea is to preserve much of the loo...
by scotland
June 19th, 2018, 8:11 am
Forum: Reader Reviews
Topic: Jelly Monsters (VIC-20)
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Jelly Monsters (VIC-20)

This game looks amazing. So this Penultimate cart actually runs on a Vic 20 machine? I might need to get one. I know the VIC 20 is outside the console wheelhouse, but the number of game cartridges is not huge - maybe 175. Many are short arcade games that you might enjoy reviewing. Computers factore...
by scotland
June 19th, 2018, 6:28 am
Forum: Reader Reviews
Topic: Jelly Monsters (VIC-20)
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Jelly Monsters (VIC-20)

This game looks amazing. So this Penultimate cart actually runs on a Vic 20 machine? I might need to get one. Yes. The VIC 20 had very limited RAM, and RAM expansions (either via a cartridge or as a stand alone) were common but created isues. You had to have the correct RAM expansion, as a bigger e...
by scotland
June 18th, 2018, 11:01 pm
Forum: Reader Reviews
Topic: Jelly Monsters (VIC-20)
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Jelly Monsters (VIC-20)

And this is the real reason for the Great Video Game Crash of '84: Computers had finally become cheap enough for the average person to afford, & they could do as good a job (better!) than video game systems. Jelly Monsters is a pretty amazing arcade experience, but there are many reasons cited ...
by scotland
June 18th, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: Reader Reviews
Topic: Jelly Monsters (VIC-20)
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Jelly Monsters (VIC-20)

Jelly Monsters for the VIC-20 Programmer: HAL laboratories Release Year: 1981 Current Cost: $80 for the Penultimate Cartridge, but you get a more than just the game Variations/AKA Pac-Man in Japan Size: 8K jellymon.gif Pac-Man was released in Japan in May of 1980 (a few months before it was in Nort...
by scotland
June 18th, 2018, 7:47 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Paragraphs?
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: Paragraphs?

I prefer paragraph breaks also. Of course, I also like 2 spaces after periods.

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