Search found 1831 matches

by scotland
April 22nd, 2018, 6:45 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: VentureBeat article "Consoles need to ditch discs and embrace digital downloads"
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: VentureBeat article "Consoles need to ditch discs and embrace digital downloads"

I think he has missed the emotional joy of collecting. I don't collect to cash out one dsy, nor am Iiving in a disorganized heap of hardware. I collect because its fun, the items are tangible and real and ready to be enjoyed within a few minutes of the the thought happening. I like having a physical...
by scotland
April 20th, 2018, 5:49 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: 21 Unexpected Games to Love for the Atari VCS (Book)
Replies: 0
Views: 80

21 Unexpected Games to Love for the Atari VCS (Book)

21 Unexpected Games to Love for the Atari VCS is a brand new book out by John Harris (a blogger on Gamasutra, I believe) The book is an easy to read tour of the VCS / 2600. It must be hard to write a book when your audience could be 15 or 55. I was excited to see a book about the 2600, because I fee...
by scotland
April 20th, 2018, 1:33 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Nintendo Labo
Replies: 23
Views: 1701

Re: Nintendo Labo

Here is an artictle on Labo on the Switch playing Paul Williams Rainbow Connection https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2018/4/19/17253688/nintendo-switch-labo-cardboard-toy-con-garage?__twitter_impression=true and if you are on twitter, the full song https://twitter.com/dami_lee/status/98707464274...
by scotland
April 18th, 2018, 10:05 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Horror Movie Lovers Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16741

Re: The Horror Movie Lovers Thread

Saw "I Bury the Living" this weekend. A man who's elected chairman of a cemetery discovers people die when he marks their plots as occupied. Interesting, but with a dissapointing ending. Well made. Some scenes are stagey, but that's normal for a 50's film, and they pull off some interesti...
by scotland
April 17th, 2018, 8:45 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: The Art of Failure (video game book)
Replies: 0
Views: 85

The Art of Failure (video game book)

The Art of Failure is a 2013 book by Jesper Juul The premise looked interesting - after all, why do we play games we often lose, frustrate us, and make us feel incompetent at actions invented for a game? Yet if a game is too easy, we don't really like those games either. Is it emotional investment, ...
by scotland
April 17th, 2018, 2:51 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Billy Mitchell's Scores Removed, Including Donkey Kong
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Re: Billy Mitchell's Scores Removed, Including Donkey Kong

I'm more concerned with the records being accurate than with any punishment for bad actors.I suppose I see the records as history in-and-of-themselves; deleting a fraudulent record would be a correction; deleting a legitimate record would be an attempt to change what really happened. I understand w...
by scotland
April 16th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Mobile games and privacy
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Mobile games and privacy

https://gizmodo.com/researchers-conclude-googles-play-store-is-likely-chock-1825281473/amp A recent article on mobile apps being a privacy concern. Tracking and transmitting kids data without parental consent is widespread. I mention it as this is something Nintendo could promote, if their 3DS and ...
by scotland
April 16th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Billy Mitchell's Scores Removed, Including Donkey Kong
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Re: Billy Mitchell's Scores Removed, Including Donkey Kong

Am I the only one annoyed that ALL of Billy's records are expunged including those that were witnessed and totally legitimate? I mean, if you want to toss out the controversial scores, that's one thing, but even steroids users in baseball got to keep their records! Yes. I suppose they want to punis...
by scotland
April 15th, 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Retro Gaming Art
Replies: 10
Views: 407

Re: Retro Gaming Art

Hey guys. First time poster here. :D I'm the guy behind RetroGamingArt. Thank you for your kind words. Yesterday I noticed a spike in my blog and discovered this great community. Seems like a great place for the retro community! Welcome, and I hope you pop by often. You have a fun site. Heroes of t...
by scotland
April 15th, 2018, 9:11 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Baseball in Decline?
Replies: 24
Views: 696

Re: Baseball in Decline?

The CTE issue is something that MMA should have to worry about as well. Boxing's decline, in my opinion, started well before that became an issue, but seeing Muhammad Ali in the opening ceremony to the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 was certainly eye opening to the dangers of boxing, and now football. I m...

Go to advanced search