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by scotland
November 16th, 2017, 11:37 am
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Online Gaming is a mess
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Online Gaming is a mess

Thanks for posting that Ars Technica article I was a big fan of the Lucasarts Pandemic games. In single player, you would level up - make so many head shots and earn a better rifle that made head shots even easier kind of thing. I think online, everyone was back on an even playing field. I didn't pl...
by scotland
November 14th, 2017, 7:27 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: This video is a must watch that exposes modern gaming shady trends!
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: This video is a must watch that exposes modern gaming shady trends!

Update: Star Wars Battlefront II has gotten positive reviews from critics, but is universally panned by users on Metacritic Interesting. I think there is just a fundamental difference with critics and users on all sorts of things. I just got a new smartphone, but I find critic reviews not all that ...
by scotland
November 13th, 2017, 7:08 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Kiosks
Replies: 28
Views: 1408

Re: Kiosks

$25 for the cart and $10 per game was totally reasonable. I believe I paid about $40 in that generation for many games. If I could have gotten the rewritable instead, it's a good deal relatively speaking. I too like the kiosk idea. Modems were pretty niche in 83, especially if you got an extra phone...
by scotland
November 13th, 2017, 4:28 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Kiosks
Replies: 28
Views: 1408

Re: Kiosks

AtariAge has this scan posted on their fourm: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/155998-1984-articles-on-xante-romox-micro-mate/?hl=%2Bromox#entry3291581 It's an article about Xante with a pic of their kiosk, the Xanex Production Station or XPS. Looks like an 70/80's idea of a futuristic mini-compute...
by scotland
November 13th, 2017, 4:15 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Kiosks
Replies: 28
Views: 1408

Re: Kiosks

Wow - that is something very different. A kiosk to burn a new game to an EPROM cartridge. In the 2nd generation, games were both very expensive (to me, at least) and often an unknown quantity. You had screenshots on the back of the box and very little else to tell you about the game. Buying a game f...
by scotland
November 13th, 2017, 11:20 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Kiosks
Replies: 28
Views: 1408

Re: Kiosks

In 1983, the arcades are in full swing, and there are lots of excellent arcade games for people to play. The only attraction here is that the idea is for a 5200 bar top playing Real Sports Baseball - which is a game the Critic has as his favorite baseball game of the 2nd generation. A professional v...
by scotland
November 13th, 2017, 8:25 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Kiosks
Replies: 28
Views: 1408

Re: Kiosks

This came up on Reddit yesterday https://i.redd.it/xzsfojut2ixz.jpg Here is a video of what it looks like turned on - its playing Flagman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inBT-LyQ0uM&feature=youtu.be One theory is that it was made for a trade show, another to show potential retailers to convince ...
by scotland
November 12th, 2017, 2:06 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Console Holiday 2017 Shopping Guide
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: Console Holiday 2017 Shopping Guide

For a buyers guide, it would be nice to parse the difference for someone looking between a PS4 slim and Pro, or Xbox One S and Xbox One X.
by scotland
November 12th, 2017, 1:58 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: This video is a must watch that exposes modern gaming shady trends!
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: This video is a must watch that exposes modern gaming shady trends!

I believe this is called 'thread bumping'.

For my two cents, instead of posting 'hey, watch this video' I would prefer you post your thoughts on the video.
by scotland
November 10th, 2017, 7:14 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: EA buying Respawn Entertainment = another company ruined by EA!
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: EA buying Respawn Entertainment = another company ruined by EA!

Stop Thus is not EA buying some innocent little dev. Respawn is a company formed by two COD execs that were fired from Activision, and Repawn was always associated with EA. EA is the publisher of Titanfall, and the company started with partnership arrangement with EA. Another company wanted to buy t...

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