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by scotland
January 20th, 2018, 11:34 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Worst 50 Games of All Time!
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: Worst 50 Games of All Time!

Very fun list. Thanks for trudging thru the sludge for us. I was happy to see NES Dragons Lair on the list. Reader scores also give it an F. I know we couldn't expect a laser disc arcade game from the NES, and the idea to chase the arcade game in concept was fine, but the execution was horrid. Is Al...
by scotland
January 20th, 2018, 9:04 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Recommend some anime!
Replies: 21
Views: 265

Re: Recommend some anime!

Wow Sonic! Gold star for that list! If you had to pick, say 5 of those, which would you recommend? One old anime that 'people of a certain age' remember well include Starblazers (Battleship Yamato), the original Lion Voltron stuff, and of course Speed Racer. Lupin the Third was popular in the 80s am...
by scotland
January 19th, 2018, 10:40 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Predictions about the Death of Consoles
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Predictions about the Death of Consoles

I thought I read the Nintendo Switch has boosted console sales in Japan notably. The allure of playing on your 65" tv seems to quite strong. Thats something, large relatively inexpensive tvs, that may have changed the slide to computers. It may also be that the lifespan of these consoles seems ...
by scotland
January 19th, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Sega Dreamcast/Sega Naomi emulation incoming for the Nintendo Switch!
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Sega Dreamcast/Sega Naomi emulation incoming for the Nintendo Switch!

Digital Foundry isn't hacking their Switch, ripping games, and then tearing into the source code. There will be easier ways to make a likely determination. Strikers 1945 on the Switch for instance has, knowing that the system is only ever going to be used on 16:9 displays, decluttered the game scre...
by scotland
January 19th, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Procedurally generated pirate game
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Procedurally generated pirate game

I like the idea. I grew up when thjs idea was used out of necessity, but it has real pros: replayability of course, also near infinite world space, but also easy to adjust difficulty and hard to memorize or predict anything.
by scotland
January 18th, 2018, 6:23 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Obscure Systems
Replies: 32
Views: 1048

Re: Obscure Systems

While browsing AtariAge, someone mentioned a system called the Unisonic. I didn't remember it, so I looked it up. Unisonic was the manufacturer; the system's name was the Champion 2711. It used the same processor as the Intellivision, but it had a different graphics chip. This site has a good overv...
by scotland
January 16th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Sega announces a new House of the Dead for the Arcades using Unreal Engine 4!
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Sega announces a new House of the Dead for the Arcades using Unreal Engine 4!

I do enjoy light gun games, so kudos to Nintendo if the Switch can make an accurate and fun game in that style. I am not a fan of moving a cursor - now you're talking a trackball or mouse setup.
by scotland
January 16th, 2018, 10:16 am
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Sega announces a new House of the Dead for the Arcades using Unreal Engine 4!
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Sega announces a new House of the Dead for the Arcades using Unreal Engine 4!

Oh wow I would be loving this, but as Zeta X mentioned, so sure if they could provide light-gun style controls. At this point though I'd think I'd settle for moving a cursor around the screen! I believe the more modern (i.e. Wii Motion Plus and later) gyro controls allow for lightgun type shooting ...
by scotland
January 16th, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Obscure Systems
Replies: 32
Views: 1048

Re: Obscure Systems

Been perusing this site while on break at my work a lot lately, and I found this strange little beauty.... http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=2&c=880 "The Tank Battle game produced by the AY-3-8710 chip from General Instruments, is often missing from available cartridges f...
by scotland
January 16th, 2018, 9:58 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Star wars the last jedi spoilers ahead.
Replies: 86
Views: 1541

Re: Star wars the last jedi spoilers ahead.

Luke being a broken, regretful individual makes good narrative sense, and imbues his character with a level of humanity that the series has never shown. I appreciate your insights. With Obi Wan, we saw another older recluse. Obi Wan had retreated from the affairs of the Universe, but not from the F...

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