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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: 761

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: 407

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: 407

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: 602

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: 1753

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: 8066

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: 5080

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...
by scotland
April 29th, 2015, 6:43 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Why did the NES do so well in the US
Replies: 70
Views: 5080

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

Some more guesses about why a competitor to the NES did not develop in the mid 80s. The mid 80s in America was seeing a disillusionment not just of video games, but of the promise of computers. Maybe families were over promised that computers would let them organize their information, pay their taxe...
by scotland
April 29th, 2015, 11:31 am
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Lessons of 8th Generation console launches
Replies: 18
Views: 1310

Re: Lessons of 8th Generation console launches

what about this for a lesson: Game systems are for Games Microsoft is a big company, competing in more markets than video games. We gamers looked for an Xbox 720 video game system, but after probably years of work, MS unveils not the 720 but the One. The Xbox One was a living room control center and...
by scotland
April 28th, 2015, 8:49 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Lessons of 8th Generation console launches
Replies: 18
Views: 1310

Re: Lessons of 8th Generation console launches

Microsoft has thankfully righted it's wrongs and a decent console is emerging... a terrible launch can be turned around if you respond and act quick enough. If the theorem is that a solid console can overcome a poor launch, the corollary is that gamers dont hold a grudge if the product is solid and...

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