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by scotland
May 5th, 2015, 1:52 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Idea for a Theme Week
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: Idea for a Theme Week

Good ideas. Let's keep them coming. I think themes should be not too large (instead of Mario, something like Mario in the 80s), and we should put a couple forward at once so gamers will be likely to like at least one of the upcoming themes. That way, if the next theme is a system that someone doesn'...
by scotland
May 4th, 2015, 7:09 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Amiibos?
Replies: 32
Views: 5119

Re: Amiibos?

Amiibos are still in the news for 1) Nintendo, after 3 fiscal years of losses (The WiiU period), is making significant money on the Amiibos. Look for selling DLC plastic toys to be a growing part of the Nintendo business model. 2) Nintendo is getting pushback from people seeing this as a bubble, lik...
by scotland
May 4th, 2015, 11:43 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Favorite Star Wars Game
Replies: 12
Views: 1907

Re: Favorite Star Wars Game

That's no moon. Star Wars Arcade. Yes, a movie tie in game that is awesome. You are Red Five, going in with your sentient droid and a 'The Force is my Co-Pilot" bumper sticker. There is an inexpensive Jakks Pacific plug n play that is just a yoke with motion controls that is not a bad call back...
by scotland
May 3rd, 2015, 11:09 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2015/5/2: Game Gear: NBA Jam, NBA Jam Tournament Edition
Replies: 7
Views: 758

Re: 2015/5/2: Game Gear: NBA Jam, NBA Jam Tournament Edition

Maybe we can get Dave to do a Game Gear system review. (unless he has and I just couldn't find it). I hear the screens do not necessarily age well, so the systems are dying off. It was a shame that the GG could play SMS games since I think they are both Z80 systems, but because the portable of all t...
by scotland
May 2nd, 2015, 6:55 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Favorite Horse Racing Game
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Favorite Horse Racing Game

Hoping more for something like this: http://s1.dmcdn.net/ASPZl/x240-zRo.jpg (This scene was the selling point of an otherwise forgettable 3rd rate early 90s comedy.) I'm not familiar with that Namco arcade game. What is the name of it? I appreciate arcade games with hyper specialized controls like t...
by scotland
May 2nd, 2015, 9:01 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Favorite Horse Racing Game
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Favorite Horse Racing Game

Today is Kentucky Derby Day. While I don't have much time for gaming this weekend, I may try to get in a little gaming tonight. Unfortunately, this is a genre that has not carried over well into video games. The Intellivision, of all systems, has a half way decent horse racing game (oddly enough, ca...
by scotland
May 2nd, 2015, 6:52 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Idea for a Theme Week
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Idea for a Theme Week

I was just thinking the boards have been less active then in the past, and looking for ways to encourage more participation. What about a theme week? Dave does have seasonal sort of themes, but I was thinking something for just a week or so, and more focused than 'scary' or 'summer time' games. This...
by scotland
May 2nd, 2015, 6:45 am
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Uncharted isn't very good...
Replies: 19
Views: 1749

Re: Uncharted isn't very good...

Its usually interesting to get people's first reaction to things that have become acclaimed. Its not always 'Wow', but sometimes "I don't see what the hype is all about". There are so many games on so many systems, that there are many I've never tried. Yet often comments from rookies get s...
by scotland
April 30th, 2015, 6:38 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: The Criticize Nintendo Thread
Replies: 113
Views: 8057

Re: The Criticize Nintendo Thread

To him, just the fact that it's Nintendo would be enough to validate it and make any comparisons to similar things from competitors that he regularly criticized, totally irrelevant, invalid, and obviously not the same thing as Nintendo is doing. Saw that time and again as Nintendo proceeded to foll...
by scotland
April 30th, 2015, 6:33 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Why did the NES do so well in the US
Replies: 70
Views: 5067

Re: Why did the NES do so well in the US

... This allowed Nintendo pretty much open space with no competition...from 1984 to 1986, I could see why people thought video games were dead. It seemed like computers just took over gaming, not unlike cell phones today took over dedicated GPS systems. At the time, it seemed prudent to buy a compu...

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