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by scotland
September 19th, 2018, 9:01 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Sony Playstation Classic, $99 US, 12/3
Replies: 16
Views: 451

Re: Sony Playstation Classic, $99 US, 12/3

They are getting more expensive. The $99 price was probably a target, and they may have ditched the analog controllers to get there. I could guess the price is in party climbing due to the popularity of the NES retro console, which also anchored the price. This is a much later system, so therefore, ...
by scotland
September 19th, 2018, 8:58 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Best Time of the Year for Gaming?
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Best Time of the Year for Gaming?

I enjoy being outside in the Fall, if I can. For me, give me the dark of Winter evenings.
by scotland
September 19th, 2018, 8:56 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: VGC Anti Atari??
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: VGC Anti Atari??

Say what? I haven't seen that thread(s), but I guess I'll have to investigate them now. Not to speak on your behalf, but I think you actually champion the system: A) That Atari joystick is in your banner B) That Warlords/Medieval Mayhem seem to be favorites of yours C) That this forum is a place fan...
by scotland
August 28th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Who didn't own a NES in the 80's?
Replies: 14
Views: 376

Re: Who didn't own a NES in the 80's?

Disclaimer - I’m from the UK. Americans tend to find it hard to believe that the NES wasn’t a thing in Europe because it was so massive over there and in Japan. We have had similar conversations before on the success of the NES in America. I had a Commodore C64 during the mid and late 1980s. My exp...
by scotland
August 16th, 2018, 10:48 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Bethsedia Threatens Seller of Used Game
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: Bethsedia Threatens Seller of Used Game

Isn't this just New In Box or NIB?
by scotland
August 14th, 2018, 10:47 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Gaming Days probably coming to almost an end.
Replies: 23
Views: 1280

Re: Gaming Days probably coming to almost an end.

Sometimes the discussion on this site leaves you with an impression that modern, online, multiplayer gaming is somehow a lesser experience than traditional offline gaming. In truth it's the best thing about videogames these days. If you could game with your brother in the same room, or online, whic...
by scotland
August 11th, 2018, 7:38 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Sportspad Football (Sega Master System)
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Sportspad Football (Sega Master System)

I don't think you have reviewed Arcade Smash Hits yet. That game let's you use the sportspad to play Missile Command, and it worked okay.

It might still be worth reviewing with Fall rolling around. Yes, it probably is awful, but when has that stopped you?
by scotland
August 10th, 2018, 7:27 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Gaming Days probably coming to almost an end.
Replies: 23
Views: 1280

Re: Gaming Days probably coming to almost an end.

Its also been 40+ years since video gaming really took on a good hold. Since many of us grew up gaming, we might feel pressure to keep gaming, and keep up with trends in gaming, etc. Forget it. Relax and enjoy whatever bit of it still interests you, if at all. Maybe you have some interest for a smal...
by scotland
August 10th, 2018, 9:11 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Gaming Days probably coming to almost an end.
Replies: 23
Views: 1280

Re: Gaming Days probably coming to almost an end.

I feel ya. I’m 38 and I’m in the same boat. The harsh reality is that for me, solo gaming just can’t hold a candle to the joy of playing with family or friends. There’s a couple of games I’d still like to explore (Earthbound and Okami), but that’s about all I’m interested in. However, I’m always do...
by scotland
August 7th, 2018, 10:04 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Genesis Pirates Gold! Help!?
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Genesis Pirates Gold! Help!?

Its been years, but I enjoyed this game. The only advice I have is that I used Gamefaqs to help. For instance, a guide there recommends 1660 or 1680 to play. There are also game genie codes for English Buccaneer to bump your initial working capital, cannons and crew size, so I would try 1660 as an E...

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