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by strat
August 17th, 2019, 1:09 am
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Looks like Google Stadia and Atari VCS is in trouble for smaller devs!
Replies: 15
Views: 417

Re: Looks like Google Stadia and Atari VCS is in trouble for smaller devs!

Atari is not "returning after a long hiatus;" Atari Corp shut down in the mid-90's, when they sold to JTS. JTS kept two of Atari's old employees to provide rudimentary, SEC-mandated support for Atari's old customers. Which is why I don't understand how the VCS indie-go-go got 3M+ from ove...
by strat
August 9th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: What-if scenario for Atari 2600 Pac-Man
Replies: 15
Views: 494

Re: What-if scenario for Atari 2600 Pac-Man

Arcade games being “superior” to their console counterparts is a cool element to video game history. Remember the fun of seeing how “close” a console game came to the real/arcade version? If they had perfected it right out of the gate, all that fun would have been lost. Video games were slightly mo...
by strat
July 24th, 2019, 10:14 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Replies: 33
Views: 1408

Re: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Yarp. That project is probably the most cited one I hear referenced when I hear people say they lost faith in Kickstarter. Between this, MN9 and Yooka-Laylee, Bloodstained might be the first crowd-funded project by a rockstar creator sticking it to his former company that's been a critical success ...
by strat
June 29th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: First CD versus vs First Streaming Consoles
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: First CD versus vs First Streaming Consoles

Did they pass on the savings? To some extent, maybe.


Nintendo was continually panned for using carts with N64 because the games were typically $10-20 more than a PS1 title.
by strat
June 7th, 2019, 12:10 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Anyone else totally underwhelmed by Cuphead?
Replies: 23
Views: 1161

Re: Anyone else totally underwhelmed by Cuphead?

Disagree, though I could understand disliking the game's format for simply lacking content. You can restart the boss right after dying and there's no worry about a gameover. Also, the weapons are balanced enough that they make more sense to use on certain bosses. You have to juggle aiming and dodgin...
by strat
August 30th, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Super Mario World vs Donkey Kong Country
Replies: 19
Views: 1014

Re: Super Mario World vs Donkey Kong Country

They're both great games but I just prefer the basic gameplay of SMW. Plus the non-linearity gives it more of an adventuring feel.

DKC2 vs. Yoshi's Island would be a tougher call. There's no real tie-breaking quality in either game, except DKC2 might be more fun to casually rip through.
by strat
June 11th, 2018, 2:44 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Atari VCS is a scam!
Replies: 32
Views: 3964

Re: Atari VCS is a scam!

A Linux box with built-in old licensed games and tacky, "nostalgia" motif isn't a scam. Trying to pass it off as a proper console is.
by strat
November 20th, 2017, 11:19 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: RIP Wii U 5th birthday!
Replies: 17
Views: 2449

Re: RIP Wii U 5th birthday!

It also seems like the Wii U was an attempt to clone the successful NDS/3DS approach for consoles. The Switch indicates Nintendo is done with the dual-screen format. It would be great (for people who didn't get it) if the best Wii U-exclusive games are ported to Switch - many of the gamepad features...
by strat
November 4th, 2017, 4:00 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Super Mario Odyssey
Replies: 33
Views: 4187

Re: Super Mario Odyssey

The only question is do you want to wait for a price drop to get a Switch. (Or wait and see if a newer, upgraded model comes out). SMO makes getting a Switch worth it, if BOTW wasn't enough.
by strat
November 2nd, 2017, 1:55 am
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Super Mario Odyssey
Replies: 33
Views: 4187

Re: Super Mario Odyssey

Zelda is the one series that gets away with having no real innovation, to the point that you've been conditioned to see BOTW and think it's not a Zelda game. *This may be a partial spoiler for those who haven't played BOTW yet* BOTW is definitely a Zelda game. And it's one that had to be made. Skyw...

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