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by scotland
October 30th, 2017, 12:57 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Super Mario Odyssey
Replies: 25
Views: 1065

Re: Super Mario Odyssey

And you could say "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", and normally I'd be fine with that - if not for that fact that nearly every other game series gets penalized for releasing "more of the same", even if there isn't anything to fix. You are totally right. If it stays the same, i...
by scotland
October 29th, 2017, 10:27 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: IMDb closing their forums
Replies: 9
Views: 1276

Re: IMDb closing their forums

Has anyone found a good replacement for the IMDb forums yet?

I watched one of those twist ending movies, and thought what a fun movie to discuss - but where? Reddit maybe?
by scotland
October 29th, 2017, 9:15 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Dr. EA Robotnik strikes again!
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Dr. EA Robotnik strikes again!

The Kotaku article is long, but interesting. The demise of Visceral is traced back years, and there were good reasons EA decided to them down. Reasons include that San Francisco is too expensive, and that talent can be found outside California, there was no way, given the game engine, this was going...
by scotland
October 28th, 2017, 7:14 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Fun/Cool/Interesting Videos Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 496

Re: Fun/Cool/Interesting Videos Thread

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s5sOuWHwgE4

The early arcade video game, Computer Space, has a brief cameo in the utterly bleak and depressing Soylent Green. The early 70s had a bunch of these pessimistic films, like A Clockwork Orange. Vietnam really bummed out Hollywood.
by scotland
October 28th, 2017, 7:06 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Gettin' Hip with the Atari 7800 Ep. 2: Impossible Mission
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: Gettin' Hip with the Atari 7800 Ep. 2: Impossible Mission

Greetings to the Funkmaster and his out of sight facial hair. I am a big fan of Impossible Mission, although I played the Commodore 64 version. Due the puzzle piece challenge, its a hard game to beat even once you master the platforming portion. Fluid animation for its day. I like the simple escape ...
by scotland
October 26th, 2017, 4:56 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: CreatiVision
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: CreatiVision

Don't forget all the Pong systems from Gen 1. You bought the chip from GI, made your own console and controllers, and off you went. While the games were obviously the same using the same chip, its kinda neat to see all the controller designs. As for microconsoles, how many have their been? We have l...
by scotland
October 25th, 2017, 5:32 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Mazes & Monsters (1982) Movie Review
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Mazes & Monsters (1982) Movie Review

Neat choice for a review - I enjoyed it, thanks. I was a D&D player back in the day. I regret getting rid of my early (very early) D&D books, but such is the life of young people. This movie was made by scared mostly clueless people for other scared mostly clueless people. For decades, peopl...
by scotland
October 24th, 2017, 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Ray Harryhausen (And Stop-Mo in General.)
Replies: 27
Views: 1170

Re: Ray Harryhausen (And Stop-Mo in General.)

Astounding how well that dragon holds up. Not so much the little baby dragons, but mama dragon is everything we hoped a dragon like Smaug would be like. Its ILM doing what it did well in the 1980s. Its a shame this movie just didn't do so well. It often the movie pointed at why the fantasy genre was...
by scotland
October 24th, 2017, 7:19 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Retro Freak Review
Replies: 16
Views: 573

Re: Retro Freak Review

I will have to learn more on how this works. Thanks for the info. I love the new tech put to use sustaining a community for the old tech. Tech hobbies like ours were always imperiled by obsolescence, and tech itself is helping solve the issue.
by scotland
October 23rd, 2017, 8:19 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Retro Freak Review
Replies: 16
Views: 573

Re: Retro Freak Review

That's one thing I like about Analogue's FPGA based systems like the upcoming Analogue Super NT. They're apparently un-brickable. So even if your power cuts out halfway through an update, you can still return the system to its original state and try again. That's how everything with updateable firm...

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