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by scotland
September 13th, 2015, 1:27 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2015/9/9: Playstation 4: Batman: Arkham Knight
Replies: 14
Views: 2087

Re: 2015/9/9: Playstation 4: Batman: Arkham Knight

In some ways it's a case of video game technology reaching the point where it can perfectly emulate the elements of ancient media characters such as Batman; as cool as he is, he has been around decades and was probably designed around what media was capable of at the time. As such, perhaps video ga...
by scotland
September 13th, 2015, 7:56 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2015/9/12: Genesis: California Games, Last Action Hero, Ecco Jr.
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

Re: 2015/9/12: Genesis: California Games, Last Action Hero, Ecco Jr.

Pretty rough on Ecco Jr. For youngsters, I rhink they could bump the grade up even further. Ecco Jr is the non violent game the system needed after (and before) the Lieberman Senate hearings on video game violence. Its a great introduction to 16 bit video games for kids, its fun for both genders, it...
by scotland
September 12th, 2015, 7:47 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Soviet Arcade Museum
Replies: 1
Views: 1665

Soviet Arcade Museum

I always associated arcade games with being a bougeois form of capitalist entertainment...so never thought the Soviet Union would have had any use for them. For the most part, this story indicates that is true. No Pac Mania at the Kremlin, no Donkey Kong competitions. However, this story does point ...
by scotland
September 9th, 2015, 8:50 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: 20th anniversary of Playstation
Replies: 24
Views: 2906

20th anniversary of Playstation

While Apple was the big news event today, and Dave not loving a PS4 game, today is the 20th anniversary of the Sony PlayStation coming to America. Who won the 16 bit wars is a fun conversation, but Sony won what came after. The newcomer had the tech that prompted Sega to modify the Saturn in trying ...
by scotland
September 8th, 2015, 8:12 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: What video game system would you never sell off
Replies: 18
Views: 1689

What video game system would you never sell off

As a companion to a thread on selling off some consoles you seldom play, is there anything you would never part with? With the coming of HDTV, virtual consoles, emulation, etc is there a console that is a keeper for life? For me, even if they just become show pieces, I will keep my earliest video ga...
by scotland
September 8th, 2015, 8:07 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2015/9/4: Odyssey 2: Volleyball, Traffic
Replies: 7
Views: 956

Re: 2015/9/4: Odyssey 2: Volleyball, Traffic

(see the above post for a rational reaction - this is just for fun) I say that as I was reading the Volleyball review, and the comment about its perspective, I found it makes sense if you look at the game in a more art historical context. The perspective is also not uncommon in pre-Renaissance two d...
by scotland
September 8th, 2015, 7:49 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2015/9/4: Odyssey 2: Volleyball, Traffic
Replies: 7
Views: 956

Re: 2015/9/4: Odyssey 2: Volleyball, Traffic

Thanks Dave for the Odyssey 2 reviews! I love them. I do not have Traffic, but maybe I will order a copy so I can appreciate or react to your review with some experience. I do have Volleyball. One way to look at Odyssey 2 Volleyball is from a programmer perspective. This is another Ed Averett game, ...
by scotland
September 7th, 2015, 11:06 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: I sold off my consoles I don't play. Here's what was just collecting dust.
Replies: 15
Views: 1369

Re: I sold off my consoles I don't play. Here's what was just collecting dust.

The Jaguar just needed ... games.. the system had potential. If the programmers could have just had more time to master it, they could have pushed the system more and there could have been some really cool ... games. Is this not the lament of every runner up console ever? If only. If only the progr...
by scotland
September 7th, 2015, 7:11 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: How Do you Secure a Loose NES Board?
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: How Do you Secure a Loose NES Board?

How about simple inexpensive two syringe epoxy glue. It is strong, reasonable set time, non-conductive (unless you buy special conductive epoxy) and heat resistant.
by scotland
September 2nd, 2015, 10:35 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: No Love for Alone in the Dark?
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: No Love for Alone in the Dark?

When I play these games I try not to compare them to anything else. I find that very few games like this have aged well unless they are the games that actually defined the genre Comparing graphics or complexity or other functions of technology may not be fair, but criticising game controls is. The ...

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