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by goldenband1
March 1st, 2015, 10:17 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: The Derailment of the 3d Genre
Replies: 54
Views: 1708

The Derailment of the 3d Genre

[QUOTE=Atarifever]The Saturn has hardware support for transparencies.[/QUOTE]<br /><br />In 2D, yes, but the 3D support is apparently glitchy and super-slow. See [url=http://www.sega-16.com/forum/showthread.php?19962-Inconsistent-transparent-effects-on-Saturn-games]here[/url] for a detailed discussi...
by goldenband1
March 1st, 2015, 6:31 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: The Derailment of the 3d Genre
Replies: 54
Views: 1708

The Derailment of the 3d Genre

[QUOTE=Jon]all of your PS1's are gathering dust[/QUOTE]<br /><br />I played my PS1 more last month than any other system except the NES!<br /><br />Oddly enough, I also brought my Jaguar out last night, for the first time since last year. It's a nice-looking 2D system if you have decent AV cables, n...
by goldenband1
March 1st, 2015, 12:56 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Enemy Zero (Saturn)
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Enemy Zero (Saturn)

Ooh, I'm looking forward to this review. I was lucky enough to pick up a cheap copy of Enemy Zero at a flea market a couple years ago; the manual is missing (readily available online) but the discs are all clean.<br /><br />It comes from WARP, the same folks that gave us Trip'd, D, and a bunch of Ja...
by goldenband1
February 28th, 2015, 3:54 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: The Derailment of the 3d Genre
Replies: 54
Views: 1708

The Derailment of the 3d Genre

I thought it was the Saturn that didn't have hardware support for transparency/alpha channel in 3D.
by goldenband1
February 28th, 2015, 12:47 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: The Derailment of the 3d Genre
Replies: 54
Views: 1708

The Derailment of the 3d Genre

I can certainly relate to preferring the clean, direct look of early 3D games to later efforts on the same consoles. But Star Fighter is a terrible example since it's an infamously botched port on both the PS1 and Saturn.<br /><br />Quite a few of the 3DO > PlayStation ports were downgrades, pa...
by goldenband1
February 27th, 2015, 11:40 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Favourite Early 80's Arcade Game?
Replies: 29
Views: 804

Favourite Early 80's Arcade Game?

Probably something like this:<br /><br />Galaga<br />Robotron: 2084<br />Star Wars<br />Tron<br />Tempest<br /><br />Honorable mentions for Fire Truck, I, Robot, Major Havoc, Mad Planets, Marble Madness, Ms. Pac-Man, Phoenix, et al. I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting.<br /><br />Marb...
by goldenband1
February 17th, 2015, 12:39 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: What if Atari's Pac-Man was better?
Replies: 29
Views: 2004

What if Atari's Pac-Man was better?

[QUOTE=The Video Game Critic]I think perception is key, because the crash was mainly caused by the media thinking the whole video game fad had come to an end.[/QUOTE]<br /><br />I think that contributed, and perception obviously plays a huge role in many market failures. But there's a fair amount of...
by goldenband1
February 15th, 2015, 3:19 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: When does a game become classic/retro?
Replies: 11
Views: 497

When does a game become classic/retro?

I've always liked "vintage" as a descriptor for pre-NES systems, or even pre-ColecoVision. "Antique" for the analog and black-and-white systems -- that also makes a lot of sense to me.<br /><br />I think that "retro" should refer to either a game that mimicks the style of an older generation of gami...
by goldenband1
February 14th, 2015, 6:59 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2015/2/14: Philips CD-i: Mega Maze, Xplora 1: Peter Gabriel's Secret World
Replies: 3
Views: 483

2015/2/14: Philips CD-i: Mega Maze, Xplora 1: Peter Gabriel's Secret World

Awesome! Reviews like those are one of the reasons I visit the site so often -- lots of places talk about the Sonics and Double Dragons and so on, but few will delve into the obscurities of the CD-i. <img class="emoticon bbc_img" alt="[smile]" title="Smile - :)" src="/images/boards/smilies/smil...
by goldenband1
February 13th, 2015, 8:15 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Old Japanese Playstation 1 game
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Old Japanese Playstation 1 game

Man, this rings a bell, but I haven't had any luck thinking of what. Have you checked sites like Hardcore Gaming 101? Maybe I read a review of it there.

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