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by scotland171
January 6th, 2013, 5:21 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: MAGFest - Arcade Fun
Replies: 9
Views: 625

MAGFest - Arcade Fun

Just did a day trip to the four day MAGfest (Music and Games Festival) held at the Gaylord Hotel at the National Harbor in DC. There were lots of things to see and do from tabletop to LAN action, but for just a day trip I spent most of my time at the arcade, with 100 machines set at free play. ...
by scotland171
January 5th, 2013, 6:58 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Bug and Clown icons
Replies: 14
Views: 285

Bug and Clown icons

[QUOTE=videogamecritic]I agree that the bug icon could open a car of worms.  I think I would use it very sparingly for games where I've seen blatant bugs first-hand (Terminator for the Genesis) and games that have a reputation for bugs (Fallout Vegas, Mission Impossible).<br>[/QUOTE]<br><br>The...
by scotland171
January 4th, 2013, 6:02 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Old PC games.
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Old PC games.

Emulation is a funny thing - many of own more old retro consoles than we would admit to on a first date, and have shelves of old cartidges and controllers so we can play the games the way we remember, but I for one don't have the same feelings at all for PC games.  Dosbox seems perfectly okay t...
by scotland171
January 4th, 2013, 8:58 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2012/12/31: Genesis: Cliffhanger, Combat Cars, Terminator, The
Replies: 9
Views: 336

2012/12/31: Genesis: Cliffhanger, Combat Cars, Terminator, The

Thanks for the Jenny reviews, especially as you are still enjoying the new console smell of your WiiU.  This does point to the difficulty of your reviewing tasks though - time traveling from today to yesteryear and back again, and coming up with reviews for all of them.  What was an easy 1...
by scotland171
December 26th, 2012, 5:18 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Atari downfall questions
Replies: 18
Views: 381

Atari downfall questions

From another older gamer, my friends and I also found the Commodore C64.  The prices of cartridges were quite steep, and suddenly here was a system where games were plentiful. No longer would all your birthday money get spent on the some truly awful game with nice boxart.  There were magaz...
by scotland171
December 7th, 2012, 8:13 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Retro gaming on iPhone / iPod - Pro's & Con's
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Retro gaming on iPhone / iPod - Pro's & Con's

I picked up an 'invisible gamepad' for a tablet.  It adds a very thin, transparent D-pad or buttons (of various sizes) wherever you place them.  I find they don't adversely affect other uses of the tablet, are pretty cheap, and do add enough surface area to enhance playability.  ...
by scotland171
November 1st, 2012, 11:20 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2012/10/30: Atari 2600: Ghost Manor, Halloween, Haunted House
Replies: 7
Views: 228

2012/10/30: Atari 2600: Ghost Manor, Halloween, Haunted House

Perhaps you could keep a temporary link to the original review when you do a new one. I think its perfectly fine to do a new review every decade or so as well. As a fun aside, Haunted House has its own page on tvtropes.org, citing its range of difficulty from easier than easy to Nintendo hard, givin...
by scotland171
October 30th, 2012, 8:53 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2012/10/30: Atari 2600: Ghost Manor, Halloween, Haunted House
Replies: 7
Views: 228

2012/10/30: Atari 2600: Ghost Manor, Halloween, Haunted House

Haunted House is one of the games, out of the entire 2600 library, I pick up over and over.  Like Adventure, its sort of the Wii-like games that I can use to play with anyone - the older folks can fondly remember as they bump around in the dark, and the younger folk can put those Xbox reflexes ...
by scotland171
October 18th, 2012, 8:47 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Happy 35th, Atari 2600
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Happy 35th, Atari 2600

Thanks for the reply, Pacman00.  If there had been no Atari 2600, then would there have been an Atari, or would they have withdrawn totally like Fairchild and focused on home computers.  If so, without Atari and the 2600, would there have been an American game crash in 83?  If not, pe...
by scotland171
October 18th, 2012, 8:19 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Happy 20th Sega CD
Replies: 12
Views: 263

Happy 20th Sega CD

What is the legacy of Sega's genesis boosting optical storage add on of 1992? If there had been no Sega CD, would Nintendo have worked with Sony about a SNES CD add on? Would there have been a Sony Playstation at all? Without the lessons learned from the Sega CD, would we look back on the Sony Plays...

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