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by scotland
June 27th, 2015, 9:36 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Legend is true: ET cartridges found in landfill
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: 200 Things Every Gamer Should Know - Video Game Literacy

@ Gentlegamer - I moved your post over to this ET landfill specific one to not get the other sidetracked. I am a little aback at someone saying there was never a controversy or mystery here. Yes, there were stories at the time, and there were rebuttals from people at Atari at the time as well. What ...
by scotland
June 26th, 2015, 6:52 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: 200 Things Every Gamer Should Know - Video Game Literacy
Replies: 5
Views: 412

200 Things Every Gamer Should Know - Video Game Literacy

If you have not seen it, Dave has a Glossary of Video Game Terms: http://videogamecritic.com/extras/info/glossary.htm A companion article could be on "Video Game Literacy". This was a term that came out in the 80s about What Everyone Should Know, and was by subject. For instance, American ...
by scotland
June 26th, 2015, 5:52 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Batman Arkham Knight pulled from digital storefronts on PC
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Batman Arkham Knight pulled from digital storefronts on PC

We've seen bad PC ports before, but a major release getting pulled from all digital storefronts is unprecedented(though Steam's new refund system definitely had something to do with it) I think Steams new policy is exactly the cause of this. It just began in June before the big summer sale, and gam...
by scotland
June 25th, 2015, 7:31 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Patrick McNee and the Avengers
Replies: 0
Views: 869

Patrick McNee and the Avengers

Just read that Patrick McNee, aka John Steed of the Avengers, died. Man, I am still recovering from Christopher Lee... The Diana Rigg years are ones I have as a boxed set from a Christmas gift, and I loved that show. Mrs Peel, We're needed! Even as an American raised on Marvel Comics The Avengers, I...
by scotland
June 25th, 2015, 6:44 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Nintendo Wii U games not in production already?
Replies: 24
Views: 1377

Re: Nintendo Wii U games not in production already?

That's great, and I've read some people have really enjoyed the Kinect for work outs and such. I should have been more clear. I meant that MS backed off having the Kinect 2 be mandatory, which allowed them to lower the price of their console, and therefore sell more consoles without weakening the co...
by scotland
June 25th, 2015, 11:45 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Nintendo Wii U games not in production already?
Replies: 24
Views: 1377

Re: Nintendo Wii U games not in production already?

Interesting conversation everyone, thanks. I am thinking of my friend Atarifever's post on how Nintendo is trying new things, many successfully, and then my friend Actraisers post on how Nintendo is disappointing many at the same time. Are they tossing everything in the mix looking forward? Could ke...
by scotland
June 24th, 2015, 9:04 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: SuperHero TV
Replies: 19
Views: 1336

Re: SuperHero TV

Y'know Tron, you may be right on casting choices. Some shows, like Six Million Dollar Man had lovely people, but I recall Hulk was a bit less glamour, more grit. Given it was still before cable, and kids watched, I doubt they could have done much more with violence. We are probably lucky we did not ...
by scotland
June 23rd, 2015, 5:43 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: 200 Greatest Games Of The '90s- By The VGC Community
Replies: 63
Views: 6532

Re: 200 Greatest Games Of The '90s- By The VGC Community

Superb choice, Logan. While it may not be the best 2D fighter of the decade, or even the best game of the Mortal Kombat series, it is one of the two games I think of when people talk about video game violence (the other being the original Doom). Even to this day I think Mortal Kombat has a bigger my...
by scotland
June 23rd, 2015, 5:31 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: The Final Fantasy VII Remake Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 1417

Re: The Final Fantasy VII Remake Thread

If you just want to be entertained, buy today's games and never look back. Nothing wrong with just wanting to play, because video games are primarily games that you see and interact with via a video display. Same for movies, or books or music or whatever. Watch, listen, dance, enjoy, have fun. Go fo...
by scotland
June 22nd, 2015, 11:27 am
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Japan and the Xbox One
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: Japan and the Xbox One

I did say "If the reason is nationalism...", and it is a commonly sited reason going back to post WWII. Year after year I have read of Japanese reluctance to buy foreign industrial products. Is the preference something like better quality control, or something like Made in Japan. Recently,...

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