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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: 31

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: 1559

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: 16680

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: 67

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: 640

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: 113

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: 640

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: 368

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: 634

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...
by scotland
April 14th, 2018, 7:36 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Star wars the last jedi spoilers ahead.
Replies: 89
Views: 2634

Re: Star wars the last jedi spoilers ahead.

A theory I've read is that Broom Boy and Rey's 'You are noboby special' heritage is a change to better align the movie's heroes to more modern culture in reducing the importance of heritage. The problem with that is it replaces it with being chosen by Fate instead. Who is strong in the Force. We see...

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