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by scotland
May 19th, 2018, 12:43 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Super Retrocade Review
Replies: 21
Views: 1889

Re: Super Retrocade Review

Dave, Have you tried loading any ROMs onto an SD card and popping it in the back? From what I understand, this will work as long as you put the ROMa in a folder titled "retrobit games". I decided to pass on this since I ended up getting my Retropie setup up and running again. Also, it app...
by scotland
May 17th, 2018, 10:49 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: The problem with motion games
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: The problem with motion games

https://www.polygon.com/platform/amp/2018/5/17/17363528/xbox-adaptive-controller-disability-accessible There is an article in polygon on Microsoft creating an 'adaptive controller'. Among its features are an array of input jacks to plug in other assistive input devices. Each jack is mapped to a dif...
by scotland
May 16th, 2018, 6:13 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Obscure Systems
Replies: 40
Views: 3148

Re: Obscure Systems

Here's one that I just happened to find whilst browsing through this site during supper time. (had chili for those interested in the details) http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=3&c=1093 Certainly a peculiar looking piece of hardware isn't it? I grew up with the American Odyssey...
by scotland
May 15th, 2018, 8:43 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Thunder Storms!
Replies: 15
Views: 372

Re: Thunder Storms!

Tonight its golf ball hail and so much rain there are road closures for flooding.

Anyone got games to play to play with that? My thought was Breakout on the 2600. At least you get to play the hailstones taking out your roof
by scotland
May 12th, 2018, 4:45 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2018/5/12: Arcadia 2001: Doraemon (Japan), Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: 2018/5/12: Arcadia 2001: Doraemon (Japan), Monaco Grand Prix

A rare dual screenshot review for Monoco Grand Prix - and for a game that could be be on the RCA Studio II using just keys. I was surprised you even liked the look of it - I thought a box of crayolas had exploded. As for Doraemon - the cat avoids the mice? What is this world coming to. That cat does...
by scotland
May 10th, 2018, 8:47 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Terrified of a Digital Future
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Terrified of a Digital Future

Its one of those dichotomies. There are people who only care about modern stuff, especially movies and tv. I often see a 'Whats leaving Netflix this month' article, and it shows the awareness of here today - gone tomorrow. Others want a deeper inventory of shows than streaming will,provide due to th...
by scotland
May 10th, 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Terrified of a Digital Future
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Terrified of a Digital Future

i don't know about music and spotify, but streaming movies and tv has several issues. First, they are being parceled out among many providers - Netflix, Amazon, HBO, Hulu, etc. So its not a single subscription, its many. Second, content may only be there a limited time. A hit movie is on Netflix for...
by scotland
May 9th, 2018, 4:53 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Terrified of a Digital Future
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Terrified of a Digital Future

I have had a similar conversation about other media too - from books, music, comics, and movies. Digital really has a place. I travel with a kindle, for instance. You can buy digital media at any time, anywhere, and enjoy it right then and there. There are no worries about having the space, or movin...
by scotland
May 7th, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Barnes and Nobles and Amazon
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Barnes and Nobles and Amazon

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/06/opinion/save-barnes-noble.html Is a piece out today in the New York Times on the financially struggling Barnes and Nobles Booksellers, and the role that Amazon (and how the government views Amazon) is playing in those struggles. This also ties into the thread we h...
by scotland
May 6th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: I really dig the Switch with its portability
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: I really dig the Switch with its portability

I read recently that the future of the 3DS is tied to how well the Switch replaces it, which seems to be tethered to its portability. If families still see this as a console - one per household, then Nintendo may keep the 3DS around, ( or maybe develop a dedicated replacement?) The 3DS is a one per ...

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