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by Stalvern
May 13th, 2018, 12:32 am
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Genesis Hard Drivin'
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

Re: Genesis Hard Drivin'

The review should at least mention the technical achievement of the arcade game.
by Stalvern
May 6th, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: My declining interest in modern video games.
Replies: 26
Views: 2429

Re: My declining interest in modern video games.

Systems like the PS1 had to have secondary solid state media (memory cards) just for save states. So, the optical format needed to work in tandem with solid state, and that was true for two generations of optical media. This was actually going backwards, as earlier ROM carts had battery backups. Th...
by Stalvern
May 5th, 2018, 8:50 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: 3G/4G dongles?
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: 3G/4G dongles?

The solution is clearly to get a new job.
by Stalvern
May 5th, 2018, 5:50 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: My declining interest in modern video games.
Replies: 26
Views: 2429

Re: My declining interest in modern video games.

I'm not even sure ROM cartridges are limited. Technology advancements during a system's life can be used to make larger carts. Think of the Atari 2600; it was originally limited to 2 or 4 kilobyte games, but by 1990 bank switching let developers create 32 & 64k games. I don't think the PS1 will...
by Stalvern
May 5th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: My declining interest in modern video games.
Replies: 26
Views: 2429

Re: My declining interest in modern video games.

Superior? Well, ROM cartridges have points in their favor over optical media * The PCB inside a ROM cartridge can hold components to augment the console hardware * ROM Cartridges can have you up and playing quicker * ROM Cartridges are exceptionally robust Even if these strengths weren't far outwei...
by Stalvern
May 5th, 2018, 1:07 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: My declining interest in modern video games.
Replies: 26
Views: 2429

Re: My declining interest in modern video games.

Transition from carts to discs - less expensive for publishers to produce games You're not seriously arguing that cartridges are a superior storage medium, are you? I would think that anyone who's owned both an N64 and a PlayStation would be aware of the crippling limitations involved. That disks h...
by Stalvern
May 5th, 2018, 4:17 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2018/4/29: Game Boy Color: Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
Replies: 14
Views: 2978

Re: 2018/4/29: Game Boy Color: Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX

As I've said before, I'm with you on this Sut, despite being from the US. But don't look at the NES Zelda games as the source of the US's obsession with the series. In my opinion, Ocarina of Time was when the series fandom really boomed. My guess is that a large percentage of Zelda fans have never ...
by Stalvern
May 5th, 2018, 12:33 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: My declining interest in modern video games.
Replies: 26
Views: 2429

Re: My declining interest in modern video games.

To many of you I can assume that my ramblings sound like the ravings of a crazy old man. I am actually hoping that some of you will point out that I have many cracks in my arguments. Nonetheless I will always love video games. Nah, I'm more or less in the same boat, especially regarding the time fr...
by Stalvern
May 4th, 2018, 5:06 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: No quality control
Replies: 19
Views: 3119

Re: No quality control

Yeah, ISPs are universally loathsome; it's impossible to overstate their greed or their disdain for the people who pay them. I wouldn't be surprised at all if the arbitrary online-only BS that's become so commonplace now is the result of direct collusion between them and the game industry to maximiz...
by Stalvern
May 4th, 2018, 12:16 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Favorite Albums of the 90s
Replies: 16
Views: 2822

Re: Favorite Albums of the 90s

The '70s had the best music.

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